December 20, 2014

Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission

Here are free resources about the Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission:

Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Comodoro Rivadavia Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission
75 FRAY LUIS BELTRAN
COMODORO RIVADAVIA, CHUBUT U9000
ARGENTINA
Phone Number: +54-297-455-9795
Mission President: President Claudio Salerno

Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Comodoro Rivadavia Mission (LDS). To access an official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Comodoro Rivadavia Mission

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Comodoro RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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LDS-Friendly Videos about Argentina

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Argentina. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Argentina, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Comodoro Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Comodoro Rivadavia Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

President & Sister Rogers comodororivadaviamission.com 2016
Elder Chase Stauffer mymission.com/elderchasestauffer 2016
Elder Max Christensen maxthethirdmission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Michael Cole eldermichaelcole.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Hayden Taylor haydenheadssouth.com 2016
Elder Jake Hollingsworth elderhollingsworth.com 2016
Elder Samuel Himes elderhimes.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Devin Saunders eldersaundersinargentina.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Trenton Behunin eldertrentonbehunin.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Katie Martin tobringargentinahistruth.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kolton Elmer elderkoltonelmer.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jarom Bartlett elderjarombartlett.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Brockton Lamb elderbrocktonlamb.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Richard Whitworth elderrichardwhitworth.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Jessica Lukow missionsite.net/sisterjessicalukow 2015
Elder & Sister Merkley merkleyatendofworld.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Michael Sirrine eldermichaelsirrine.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Amy Heath amysargentineadventures.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Lindsey Kuhn adventargentina.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Anneliese Carter sisteranneliesecarter.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Douglas Emmett missionsite.net/elderdouglassamuelemmett 2014
Elder Matthew Dewsnup dewingsomethinggood.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Tres Tarwater eldertarwater.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Katherine Judd hermanajudd.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Emily Twitchell gotocomodoro.blogspot.com 2013

Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Groups

Here are Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

  1. Misioneros de Comodoro Rivadavia! Group (308 members)
  2. Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission Group (93 members)
  3. Mision Comodoro Rivadavia Fieles Marzo 2015 (20 members)

Comodoro Rivadavia Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission!

Shirt designs include Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Comodoro Rivadavia Mission gifts

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Comodoro Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Comodoro Rivadavia LDS Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Claudio Salerno
  2. 2013-2016, Mark F. Rogers

Argentina LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 432,007
  • Missions: 12
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 765
  • Family History Centers: 107

Helpful Articles about Argentina

Comodoro Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Ronald)
  • 2012-2014 (Hans)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia, Caleta Olivia, Las Heras, Rio Gallegos, Ushuaia. (Ronald)
  • I was originally called to the Argentina Neuquen mission. I waited for my visa in the Salt Lake City South Mission where I served in Draper and Sandy Utah. I then went to Argentina where I served in Cutral Co., Ingeniero Huergo, Bariloche and Comodoro Rivadavia as part of the Argentina Neuquen Mission. Finally, while in Comodoro, the mission was divided and the Argentina Comodoro Rivadavia mission was created where I served in Comodoro Rivadavia, Rio Grande, and Trelew. (Hans)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Milanesa. (Ronald)
  • Milanesas, hard boiled egg and beet salad, the milk, peaches with cream, and asado! (Hans)

What was a funny experience?

  • Cuando intentaba comunicarme con mi compañero gringo en las pocas palabras en español que él sabía. (Ronald)
  • During transfers, my companion and I were the Zone Leaders, and needed to go with an Elder to his area while we waited for his new companion to show up. The Elder told us he had an new investigator to visit. We show up to this house and an extremely angry man starts yelling out the door, “What did I tell you yesterday!” My companion and I started asking, “Elder, what did he tell you yesterday? Why is this guy mad?” The door was a ways away from the fence we were behind, so the Elder yelled back, we talked to your wife and she said we could come back to share a message.” The guy got madder and angrily yelled “You were talking to my wife!” The elder replied yes, so the man responded that he would ask his wife. The Elder assured us that the man’s wife was extremely nice and that there would be no problem. However, the man returned super quick saying his wife didn’t remember anything. At this point, the man started to approach the fence and I noticed a long stick in his hand, as he got closer I realized the stick was a rifle. The man and the Elder swapped remarks for a bit and the guy pulled out a huge bow knife. I was freaking out at this point and being a sometimes not-well-liked gringo, I was ready to run, my companion from Mexico wanted to figure out why this guy was mad, and the Argentine elder we were with continued pressing to have a lesson with this angry man. Eventually the man came outside the fence and asked what we wanted. I responded that we didn’t want, didn’t have anything and the Argentine Elder responded that we only wanted to share a message about Jesus Christ. The man paused for a moment, and said “Oh, well then come in.” At that moment the Argentine Elder went to give the man a hug and I realized we had been pranked. My companion still hadn’t gathered that the whole thing was a joke so when we got inside and sat around the table, my companion asked, “What’s going on?” The Argentine Elder explained that this was a member family and that the man who played angry was the Young Men’s leader. (Hans)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Cuando me amenazaron de golpearme si volvía a un cierto lugar a predicar. (Ronald)
  • We went to clap a door (you clap your hands from behind the fence instead of walking up to knock on the door). This fence was made of old wooden pallets and it had two pit bulls on the other side, one of which really wanted to get at us. We were clapping the door right at the front gate, two pallets high, with the pit bull jumping right in front of us. He was jumping so high that he could easily look us in the eyes, and I’m about 6 foot. All of a sudden, his giant head burst through the pallet. My companion and I both yelled and my companion jumped behind me. I smacked the dog back inside with my scriptures and we got away from there quick! (Hans)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Mientras cuidaba a mi compañero enfermo, medite en cuanto a la mor de mi madre, todo lo que ella me a aguantado desde que nací, eso cambio mi corazón. (Ronald)
  • The whole mission is a spiritual experience. My companion and I were in a ward where we were invited to share a message with the Priesthood brethren at the beginning of each Priesthood meeting. I had prepared to share some verses from the Book of Mormon on the Priesthood and had prepared some questions that I felt would help the group think a bit. After sharing the verses and then asking my question, the bishop felt that waiting for people to think things through was taking too long so he cut the message off there and moved on to the lesson. I was a little sad that I didn’t get to hear any of the responses from the members. After church ended, one brother came up to me and said, “Elder, I found it! These are the promised blessings that you wanted us to find in these verses.” Knowing that at least one person was able to benefit from my message helped me to know that I had been following the Spirit and not just wasting everyone’s time. (Hans)

What are some interesting facts about the Comodoro Rivadavia Mission?

  • Que tiene muchas herramientas de planificación. (Ronald)
  • The goal we had when I left was to get a temple in Comodoro, and I don’t think that has changed. The longest transfer you could have from top to bottom could take about 28 hours on a bus with all the stops. There are a lot of beautiful areas in the mission. (Hans)

What was the weather like?

  • Era lindo a veces cuando corría poco viento y con calor. (Ronald)
  • Overall it’s fairly cold. You can expect wind just about every where. If you go really south, pretty much any where in Tierra del Fuego, then expect to dress really warm. I spent a summer in Rio Grande and the warmest it ever got was maybe 50 degrees. Just about every day, even during the summer, was a sweater day. (Hans)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Son lugares que tienen creo yo, todos los climas, en ciertos lugares como rio gallegos, creo yo todos los climas en un día. Los Argentinos son muy amorosos. (Ronald)
  • The people there are some of the best you’ll meet. It might be hard to establish a relationship with them at first, but after you do, they’re your friends for life. This helps make some awesome converts that are extremely strong. The members there are among some of the most faithful you will ever meet. (Hans)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Lleven camisetas de futbol de su país natal para intercambiar. (Ronald)
  • Dress warm. Learn to retire your garments properly. Don’t leave your old nasty clothes for others to clean up when you leave an area or finish your mission. And don’t burn any of your shirts, ties, suits, etc. while out. You’re trying to represent Christ. (Hans)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Ser mas amoroso con mi prójimo, etc. (Ronald)
  • I only use Spanish for my current job and I’m using it to open up other career opportunities as well. The leadership skills have helped me in the workplace as well. The goal setting and planning skills have helped me learn how to make better and smarter goals, and I’m able to establish more clearly what I want to accomplish in life, and how I’m going to make it happen. My relationship with my wife is also better because I learned some social skills that have helped me be a better help meet for my wife. (Hans)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Planificar mejor mis tiempos. (Ronald)
  • Fluent in Spanish, leadership skills, social skills, goal setting and planning skills. (Hans)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • Conocer a fondo a las personas de Argentina. (Ronald)
  • I wish I’d known how to set better goals in the beginning. I also wish that I had the 12 week program. That wasn’t put into place until half way through my mission. (Hans)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Comodoro Rivadavia?

  • Escudriñen los convenios de la investidura. (Ronald)
  • Put your Mission President’s council into practice on a weekly basis. Forget yourself, and go to work. Don’t be afraid to mess up while learning Spanish. No body who has ever learned the language shows up speaking perfectly, it takes some work. The sooner you get over your fear of speaking, mistakes or not, the easier it will come to you. Most importantly, sincerely seek the Spirit and follow the promptings you receive. You are destined to succeed, so trust that the Lord will not fail you. (Hans)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • One of my companions. If another missionary says to tell whoever is cooking “Gracias por su porqueria,” then watch out. This is like telling the cook, “Thanks for this garbage.” (Hans)