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Mail for Erin

Mail:

It is important to share your missionary experiences with family and friends and in particular to
communicate with your family each week. Email is the least expensive and the quickest means of
communicating. Each missionary is given a myldsmail.net email account. This email address is the only
internet site missionaries are allowed to use. Facebook, blogs, and other similar sites are not permitted.
Missionaries are allowed one hour each week to access their missionary email account at internet
centers.

Mine is: erin.jennings@myldsmail.net

Parents: Our missionaries are very grateful for letters and packages they receive from family and friends
during their mission; however you should be mindful there are often additional charges collected on
delivery, such as international shipping, customs and taxes. If your missionary does not have sufficient
personal money to cover the cost, this creates problems when receiving packages. The following
information is therefore provided for your guidance.

Letters:

The best way to send physical letters is through Mail Boxes Etc. (10-14 days) (more information
immediately below). You can also use dearelder.com (16-18 days).

The Santiago Mission has contracted with a company called: Mail Boxes Etc. to ship all letters received to
its Miami, Florida address to the mission office in Santiago. For letters and cards only, the mission covers
the shipping cost from Miami to Santiago. This is the most reliable and cheapest means to deliver a
letter. Letters should be addressed as follows. If SDQ 8013 is not included, the letter might not be
delivered:

Sister Erin Siobhan Jennings
SDQ 8013
PO Box 025725
Miami FL 33102-5725

Packages:

Because the cost of shipping to the Dominican Republic is very expensive, below are three ways to ship
packages here. However, it is often cheaper for people at home to add money to the missionarys
personal ATM card and have them purchase the item here rather than ship it. All shipments valued at
more than US$200 are subject to custom taxes from 16% to 25%. For packages valued close to US$200
leaving the price tag and/or including the sales receipt might help custom officials determine the
value. Always pack well and accurately describe the contents and their value. Always obtain the tracking
number. Remember that the second and third methods have collect on delivery charges.

The three shipping methods are:
1. Private Carriers: UPS, DHL and FedEx National Postal Services:
2. US and Dominican Mail
3. A Combination of Carriers: Mail Boxes Etc. and Arex

1. Private Carrier: This is generally the fastest and most expensive and the most reliable
option. Delivery is 3 to 7 days. UPS, DHL, and FedEx deliver directly to the mission office in the
Dominican Republic. There are two companies who sell DHLs service at a discount. They are:
Global Mission Shipping, 702-720-1515, http://globalmissionshipping.com/
My Missionary Shipping, 801-901-0467, http://www.mymissionaryshipping.com/,
There are usually no additional international shipping costs using these companies, unless its contents
have a value over US $200, in which case the missionarys mission account will be charged. Include the
mission office phone number (809-241-1145).


Sister Erin Siobhan Jennings
Misin Santiago, Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los ltimos Das
Av. Estrella Sadhal #10 2do piso
Frente a UTESA
Santiago 51000
Dominican Republic
(809) 241-1145

2. United States and Dominican Republic Postal Services: This will generally be the cheapest option
and service is usually reliable if you ask for a tracking number. Deliveries to Santiago generally take 18
to 25 days. Office missionaries regularly pick up packages at the Santiago Post Office. The collect on
delivery fee is charged to the missionarys mission provided account or you (the missionary) can pay the
mission secretary with your personal funds. Include the mission office phone number 809-241-
1145. The collect on delivery charges are:
Collect on delivery charges
Weight Cost
0-3 kg (0-6.61 lbs.) No Charge
3-5 kg (6.61-11.0 lbs.) RD$ 100 (~US$ 2.35)
5-10 kg (11.0-22.1 lbs.) RD$ 250 (~US$ 5.87)
>10 kg (22.1 lbs.) RD$ 500 (~US$ 11.79)

Sister Erin Siobhan Jennings
Misin Santiago, Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los ltimos Das
Av. Estrella Sadhal #10 2do piso
Frente a UTESA
Santiago 51000
Dominican Republic
809 241-1145

3. Combination of Carriers: There are two companies, Mail Boxes Etc. and Arex, that will receive
packages in Miami and ship them to Santiago. Both companies ship to Santiago about once a week and
require a collect on delivery fee, charged to the missionarys mission provided account or you (the
missionary) can pay the mission secretary with your personal funds. The details for each service are as
follows:
Mail Boxes Etc. Arex
Delivery Time 14-18 Days 16-21 Days

Price per Pound US$ 4.25 US$ 3.60
Additional fees.

0-500 grams
(1.10 lb.)
RD$ 30 (~ US$ 0.71)
500-1500 grams RD$ 50 (~ US$ 1.17)
(1.103.31 lb.)
1500-2000 grams
(3.31-4.41 lb.)
RD$ 100 (~US$ 2.36)
2000+ grams
(3.31-4.41 lb.)
RD$ 200 (~US$ 7.13)
Custom fee if value
greater than US$ 200
16-25% of value

A typical 10 lbs.
package
US$ 47.00 US$ 36.00


Package addressing:

Sister Erin Siobhan Jennings
SDQ 8013
2250 NW 114
th
Ave., Unit 1A
Miami, FL 33172-3652
Sister Erin Siobhan Jennings
AREX00216
8368 NW 66 Street
Miami, FL 33166-2625
Be sure to include the SDQ 8013 OR the AREX00216 in the appropriate mailing address