Sister Reber, The Mission Presidents wife. Suggested using this company to get packages to their Missionaries. Here is her letter:
Dear Families of our American Missionaries,
First off, We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sending such outstanding Young men and Young Women into the Missionary Field. We Thank you for their dedication, service, testimonies, and most importantly their desire to serve a Mission. They bring a strong influence and their leadership talents are felt throughout the mission.We know how important it is to your Missionary to receive support from home via your weekly P-Day emails. Your Love and Support from home is felt. With the Holiday's approaching we know how important it is for your packages to be received. Please follow the following Guidelines when mailing to Brazil.
1. PLEASE MAIL YOUR PACKAGES EARLY - In Brazil packages can take anywhere from 4 weeks to 4 months.
2. I ALSO WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF A NEW DELIVERY SERVICE THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK INTO. IT IS CALLED DHL. I have tried it out myself and have receive packages in 5 days (from UT - the Mission Home). DHL uses Private Carriers. Your package will not be tacked with a Tax. Cost for using DHL is competitive to the Cost of the US Postal Service. With the hastle that we have experienced in receiving packages, I deem it as a very secure way to mail your Packages. http://globalmissionshipping.com/aboutus.php for information
For more information Google: GLOBAL MISSION SHIPPING. Once again, this service is just another Option!3. Use the Mission Office address for Mailing all letters and packages
Mission Office Address
Av. Hist. Rubens De Mendonça, 1731
Sala 10, Bairro:: Consil
Brasil, So America
4. When using the US Postal Service, Use the FLAT RATE boxes.5. DO NOT MAIL ANY PACKAGE UPS, FED EX AND/OR PRIORITY Mail - Once it leaves the USA, it will only be at the mercy of the Brazil Postal Service. The Brazil Postal Service can and will put an Income Tax on any package that they deem important and of value.
Once again, I want to also make you aware again of our Mission. Geographically our boundaries cover roughly the size of Canada to Mexico and CO to CA. We do our Best to deliver packages and will be working hard during the Holiday's to get the mail to our Missionaries. If your Missionary is far away from the Mission Home, we only have a few windows of opportunity to get the package transported.
So please mail early! Any questions or concerns, please let me know. Please know of our Love we have for your Missionaries and for all their families back home. We send our Love to you all.