So, I'm going to keep all the info here
I sent one of the letter templates (with a few tweaks) to the email address on October 16th 2016.
Just today (Halloween!), I received the "ecclesiastical matter" letter (dated 10.26.16).
So, now I wait.
A bit of background:
The letter was sent on behalf of myself and my (soon to be) ex-husband. I find it slightly annoying that the letter was addressed to me with his last name, but as we don't even have our divorce legal just yet ... I can't be too upset about that ... except that I never actually changed my last name to his (legally or otherwise).
I was brought up in the church from infancy, my mother being a convert and my father also being raised in the church. My parents divorced when I was young, my father went away from the church but my mother stayed and raised me in it. I knew early on the church wasn't for me after primary, that's when real lessons were taught and I was old enough to ask real questions. I was baptized at 8 because I wanted to 'make my mommy proud'. As I grew up, I was privy to the many faces of the church ... good and bad; generosity when we were poor, the bishop watching me when my mother had emergency surgery, the way the women treated my mother without a husband (shunned), how they treated her with a husband (kindly), kids constantly making fun of me, adults always taking pity on me (we were not always poor, but they automatically took pity due to my father not living with us), and the sheer competition and pressure in young-women's.
After becoming an adult, I went away from all religion. I married, was married by a bishop from my mother's ward and we moved to utah for the rest of our Bachelor's degrees. Utah is particularly nasty with keeping up appearances even when the household is crumbling (the medication laws are crazy due to all the xanex all the women are on!). The only time I truly felt accepted into the church was when I went to the ward on my campus and I was married. Soon after, I realized how wrong that was and cut ties with the church (stopped going). This was ... 2010-ish?
It was 2013 when I felt like I needed spiritual nourishment and began researching many different faiths/religions. For a bit, I attended a Universal Universalist church, but decided against joining since you had to pay membership dues ... like a country club. It wasn't until late in the year (around this time actually) that I started my search into Wicca.
Today I identify as a Pagan, a Nature Worshipper that follows a similar path to Wicca (just a few variances).
Due to my spirituality now, I wish to officially be free of my early connections of mormanism so that I can peacefully attain higher spiritual focus and perhaps even help those believe in a branch of Paganism whom are dying.
So now, I hope the process to be reasonably paced since I don't know anyone out here and ... well ... I live in Illinois! Hahaha, you know, land that forced the mormons out? Ahh. Anywho. I don't think I'll have much resistance due to the above and my parents accept my path (my mother was disappointed at first but just wants me to be happy now).
At the very least, we know that they check their emails and accept it as an official avenue of resignation.