5/2/16

May Home & Visiting Teaching


The Visiting and Home Teaching message for May comes from the April session of General Conference.  


There were SO many amazing talks and quotes, don't you think?  We chose a few of our favorite one-liners, and designed the handout so they can be easily read and enjoyed.  We've filled a clear plastic pouch (approximately 5.5"x 8.5") with the handout and approximately 15 pieces of delicious orange and cream salt water taffy (it really is so good!).  Finished off with a teal ribbon it's all ready to give, and your sisters will be happy to see you coming! 

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4/1/16

April Home & Visiting Teaching

April's Visiting Teaching gift is oh so springy and will brighten the day of the sisters you visit teach!  

The title of the message is, "Daughters of Our Eternal Father" and we have printed the entire message from the Ensign, along with an additional quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf - "You are Something Divine, more beautiful and glorious than you can possibly imagine."  A package of Tic-Tacs is wrapped up inside with a small note reminding us that we are "mint" to feel Heavenly Father's love.  


The combination of purple, pink and lime green is just beautiful - we hope you love it!





 For April's Home Teaching gift, we have taken a miniature clear favor box, filled it with Reese's peanut butter cups, and included a copy of the message from the Ensign.  

The tag reads, "To REESE-eive personal revelation, do your Homework."  




2/1/16

February Home & Visiting Teaching

Visiting Teaching:




Love is in the air and this month's Visiting Teaching gift is sure to make your visiting teaching visits a little more "lovely!"  The message from the February Ensign is entitled, "Marriage is Ordained of God."  





One of the quotes from the message says, "Now consider what happens in the relationship between the man and the woman as they individually and steadily ‘come unto Christ’ and strive to be ‘perfected in Him’" and we have used "Come Unto Christ with All your Heart" as the title to our gift.  




You'll get a white 4"x2"x2" box filled with the message itself and approximately 1.5 oz of milk chocolate Hershey Kisses.  We've wrapped it up with a darling tag, a little polka dot washi tape, and a black ribbon.  Just lovely, if we do say so ourselves!  Happy February!





Home Teaching:

Dieter F. Uchdorf's message in the February 2016 First Presidency Message is titled, "Landing Safely in Turbulence" and urges us to keep our eyes on the runway we want to land on instead of the wind, rain, or storms swirling around us. In the message, President Uchdorf says, "We should keep our eyes, heart, and mind focused on living the way we know we should." 

Keeping our heart focused on our goals is the theme of our home teaching message! We've wrapped a king sized package of Twizzlers  with President Uchdorf's message and attached a tag with this quote for you to use as a bookmark, give to a friend or put on your fridge. Happy February! And good luck keeping your eyes, HEART and mind focused on your goals!




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1/1/16

January Home & Visiting Teaching

Home Teaching:

Everyone wants a clean start with a New Year, right?  We've attached the Home Teaching message from the Ensign to a bottle of hand sanitizer, added some pretty ribbons, and it's ready to go!  The tag reads, "Here's to a Clean Start this New Year."  Keeping it simple is always a good in January!



Visiting Teaching:

It's a New Year and with that comes a brand new start for the monthly themes for Visiting Teaching.  This month the message is on The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.  We have included a copy of the Family Proclamation (a perfect size to keep folded in your scriptures for studying), the message from the Ensign, and a package of Extra gum.  The tag on the outside says "Take the "EXTRA" time to study the Family:  A Proclamation to the World, and Focus on YOUR family this month."  We hope you enjoy your visits this month!


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12/1/15

December Home & Visiting Teaching

Visiting Teaching:

The visiting teaching gift for December is sure to be a favorite!  All year long, the messages from the Ensign have focused on "The Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ," so we have taken all of those attributes from the whole year and made a beautiful print, which we've used to "wrap" up the treat and message.  


The black chalkboard print includes words like; divine, kind, compassionate, full of glory, merciful, obedient, patient, virtuous, forgiving, etc - and wraps around 1/4 pound of chocolate covered cinnamon bears.  A darling tag ties it all together that reads, "Wrap yourself up in Christlike qualities for a Very Merry Christmas"




Home Teaching:

The message from the Ensign this December is written by the Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.  It is entitled, "Make Time for the Savior."  What a great topic for this time of year! 


 We've packaged a delicious box of gourmet candy cane sticks, along with the message itself and a tag that reads, "Make TIME for the Savior (and your loved ones) this season."  The tag is designed to look like a clock!  We hope you enjoy your gift giving and home teaching assignments this month!


11/1/15

November Home & Visiting Teaching

Visiting Teaching:

Did Octobers General Conference leave anyone else wanting to read more from the scriptures and the prophets? It did us! So this month we created adorable bookmarks with quotes from conference for you and paired it with a (to DIE for) Kara Chocolate bar. Bookmarks and chocolate? There's nothing better! Good luck reading through the Ensign for reminders and new revelations from conference, and happy snacking on that yummy chocolate!



Home Teaching:

Because the Ensign is filled with the talks from October's General Conference, what better time to give you a few new favorites from the new sessions! This festive fall-themed gift is filled with chocolate sixlets for your family to share and five quotes from conference to keep or to share! This gift is the perfect little "something" to drop off to your families before the craziness of the holidays set in to remind them of the beautiful words we received last month. 



10/28/15

MTC Same-Day Delivery - The Ins and Outs of Delivering to your Missionary!

So you have a missionary, do you?  Whether it be your son, daughter, neighbor, friend or a distant relative's 7th cousin - we are here to help you!  We have all the insider's information on how to best send a package to the MTC (Missionary Training Center).  So let's start, shall we?

-There are many Missionary Training Center's (aka MTC) in the world; however, we only deliver to the one here in Provo, Utah.  (What is the Missionary Training Center?  Find out more here.)

-We offer same-day MTC deliveries Monday through Friday, except for major holidays (when the MTC mailroom is closed).  This service is done by MTCdelivery.com (also known as Scoots, Inc).

Pretty legit, right?!

-If you get a package to us by 12:30 pm Monday-Friday, your missionary will get it that SAME DAY!  Doesn't that help ease your mind a little and maybe help him or her feel a tiny bit closer?  We know it's hard to have a loved one "all of a sudden" gone with hardly any contact.

-You can send all kinds of packages!  We don't require them to come packed all pretty in a box.  In fact, a grocery sack or just about anything will do!  If you don't have a box or sack, bring your items in and we will help you package it up and get it out.

-The MTC has some guidelines as to what they will allow in the packages.  They do not like helium balloons, perishable foods (especially smelly ones!), caffeinated drinks, or gum.  We do not necessarily enforce those rules - but leave it up to you to use your best judgement.  The MTC mailroom employees have been known to open up any packages that "stink" (like Cafe Rio food, etc).  Really though, most things are safe and the missionary's LOVE to get anything!

-We guarantee the package will get to the MTC that same day it is sent; however that does not always mean your missionary will receive the package that afternoon or evening.  The District Leader (DL) has the responsibility to retrieve mail for the elders/sisters in his district.  We have been told that due to classes and other things coming up - there have been times where the DL has not been able to get to the mailroom before it closes.

-Pioneer Party offers many fun and creative packages that are all READY TO SHIP to your missionary!  All you have to do is add a little note and it can be checked off your list.  Here is a link to some of the packages and gifts we offer.  You can even SHIP right from our website!

( A sample of one of our packages - a top seller - "The Official Greenie Package" comes with 2 of everything so the missionary can share with his or her companion.  Most of the package is goodies - 2 packs of mints, 2 packages of Skittles, etc. - but most important EVERYTHING is green in the package!  The tag on the outside says, "You may be young, you may be new - but you're ready to show what you can do.  Countless experiences are just around the bend, The shepherd's lost sheep you are called to tend.  So enjoy this package, every last green treat, Now get excited, you have lost souls to meet!" )

-The cost of shipping a package same-day to the MTC is all done by weight.  If the package is under 5 lbs,, we charge a $7.00 flat fee.  The price goes up if your package is over 5 lbs.

-The only information you will need to ship a package to your missionary is the Elder/Sister's name, their departure date (when they leave the MTC), and their Unit number (or Mailbox number).  This can all be found on the information the missionary receives when arriving at the MTC.  You can also call the MTC Mailroom and ask - 1-801-422-2602.

-If you live in Utah and your missionary would like to send some things home - we can help them do that!  Basically there will be a COD (cash on delivery) form in the MTC mailroom.  They will fill it out and it will get shipped to the drop off location of their choice.  We will then call you and let you know you have a package!  Prices vary to pick up depending upon weight.  Call to confirm please.  This service comes in handy when someone has over-packed and does not have enough room in his/her luggage to take everything out in the field.  It also has been helpful when a missionary is in the MTC during the winter time and has a coat - but is traveling somewhere warm and will not need a coat!

-Do you need a later drop off time?  Then check out this website for more information on different drop off locations.  Austin is our main man when it comes to delivering those packages!

-If you'd like to call us to set up a shipment, please don't hesitate!  We will do our best to help you.  801-768-3549

So let's make it easy and give you a few basics all at once:

-Packages don't have to be a in box - even a sack will do.
-Have the package to us by 12:30 pm any weekday (except major holidays)
-Cost is $7.00 for a package under 5 lbs.
-Have the missionary's name, departure date, and unit/mailbox number handy!
-Check out our website to get a package shipped - you can do it right now!

You are now an expert on how to send a package to the MTC!

(please note when placing an online order,  24 hours is needed for processing before the package will be sent)

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