Christmas is two months away, and a few people have asked about packages lately, so we thought we’d put together a little Q & A informational for those who might be interested:
Q: What is your mailing address?
Seth and Rochelle Callahan
c/o New Tribes Mission
PO Box 1079
Goroka EHP 441
Papua New Guinea
Q: How long does it take for a package to get to you?
When things go smoothly, it often takes about three weeks for something to reach us from the States. Sometimes it can take a few weeks longer. (That is how long it takes for a package to reach our mission center. It won’t head out to the bush where we are until the next helicopter flight comes our way.)
Q: What are good package ideas?
- Freeze dried fruit
- Peanut M&Ms
- Hershey’s Mr. Goodbars (probably in a ziplock in case they melt)
- Strawberry Twizzlers
- Reese’s Pieces/York Pieces
- Candy canes
- Pictures and hand-written notes
- Fun-size bags of cheezits
- Flavored hot chocolate
- Craft projects
- Fruity, herbal, and decaf chai teas
- Flavored almonds
Q: Is there anything that I SHOULDN’T send in a package?
- Jerky (We love it, but meat isn’t not allowed through customs.)
- Toys (We’re trying to keep things simple…Legos would be a happy exception though.)
- Stuffed animals (They’re cute, but the boys already have enough of these.)
- Seeds (Again, cool, but not allowed.)
Q: Shipping things overseas is expensive. Is it lame if I just send something little?
Receiving a package is quite the family highlight, and we’re always super excited when we get one! The actual value of what’s inside doesn’t really matter. Getting ANYTHING from America is fun!