Throughout the last few months, words like “cancel”, “postpone” and “suspension” have been topics of many emails we have received. But did you know that the delivery of international mail has also been “suspended”? Not only have we been unable to send mail to you (since March 17), but we can’t receive mail from you either. As a result of national borders closing, the post office has suspended their international mail service due to unavailability of transportation. In other words, until international flights resume, there are no means of delivery of international mail
This came to our attention when a friend in the States opened her mailbox and saw a returned letter to us as “undeliverable”. Since that time we have heard from others with similar experiences. Just prior to the quarantine here in the Philippines last March, we went to the post office to send out our “thank you’s”. Sadly, we were told that the letters would just be stacked until flights resumed. At that time, we were under the impression that would only be 30 days and we decided not to mail those letters. 89 days later, our letters are still on our shelf, unfortunately collecting dust. Via this blog update, we want you all to know why many of you haven’t received Ginger’s notes and why some of you are receiving returned mail.
Even though the delivery of mail has stopped, we know your prayers and partnership haven’t. Thank you very much. We pray you are all doing well as you are also experiencing a variety of inconveniences.