Sending Mail to Guatemala

Things to know when sending letters and packages to Nathan in Guatemala:
  • Send letters and small, lightweight packages through regular post office mail and not through carriers such as FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.  Customs will usually hold packages from these other carriers for a lengthy time, and may cost Nathan a costly fee to retrieve it, sometimes more than the cost of the items sent.  
  • Regular mail is usually quicker and less expensive.  
  • Packages are often stolen, but are more assured to arrive if decorated with Christian stickers, crosses, etc.  
All letters and packages should be sent to:
Nathan McKay Hicken
Guatemala - Quetzaltenango Mision
5a Calle 14-35 Zona 3, Edifico Las Tapias
Oficina 105, 09001 Apartado Postal: 206
Quetzaltenango - Guatemala

You may also send a letter by pouch mail, meaning you send it to Salt Lake and they forward it on to Peru. The requirements are:
    • One sheet of plain paper
    • Tri-folded and taped closed on the top.  Do not seal the sides.
    • Do not include anything else in the letter, like photos or cash.
    • Without an envelope
    • One US Stamp on the paper and send it as is.
    • For more info about the Pouch Mail System for Missionaries, click here.
Pouch letters can be sent to:
Elder Nathan McKay Hicken
Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission
PO Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150

Another way to use the pouch mail, but for free, is to use  This time, use the scroll down menu to select "Guatemala Quetzaltenango" and click "write letter".  All letters submitted by 11:59 pm Sunday night will be sent out on Monday.  They will print it and send it for free, following all the pouch guidelines. 

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