Monday, July 20, 2009

Farewell to the POUCH

We wrote this post after our office received an official letter revising Pouch policies. After clarification, we are reporting that the POUCH IS ALIVE AND WELL for personal mail. The changes applied to our use of US postage only. We're so sorry if we mislead anyone! -- 13 Sep. 09

Looks like the missionary mail POUCH as we know it is no longer available for personal mail. The Church is discontinuing its use because of legal technicalities, difficulties with compliance, etc.

The Pouch filled a need for a lot of years, but now that we have email the loss shouldn't be too great. And there is always the local pochta. If you're lucky, maybe you'll get a letter from your missionary with a stamp like this one.

FYI, there is still a business pouch but it's strictly for submitting mission reports, etc.


Mamma Mia said...

We just learned of your blog from our daughter in Utah who reads your daughter's blog. We are CES missionaries in St. Petersburg so could relate to everything you tell about. You'll get a kick out of the name of our blog at We haven't heard about the pouch being discontinued so that was interesting. We met the Nuzman's at CES Couples Conference.
E&S Clements,

Elder and Sister McEvoy said...

Hi, Elder and Sister Clements.
Nice to hear from you. We think "From Russia with Love" is the title of half the blogs kept by foreigners here, or so it seems.
It's a good title--for all of us!
: )