Here are free resources about the Arizona Tucson Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
Arizona Tucson Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Arizona Tucson Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Arizona Tucson Mission
939 West Chapala Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704-4516
Phone Number: 1-520-577-7076
Mission President: President David Passey
Arizona Tucson Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Tucson Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Tucson Mission
Videos with Arizona Tucson RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Arizona Tucson Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Arizona
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Arizona. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Arizona, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Arizona Tucson Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Tucson Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.
Arizona Tucson Mission Groups
Here are Tucson Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Tucson Mission.
- Arizona Tucson Mission 2002-2005 Group (336 members)
- Arizona Tucson Mission 2011-2014 Group (272 members)
- Tucson Mission President Mangum Group (148 members)
- Arizona Tucson Mission 1999-2002 Group (125 members)
- Arizona Tucson Mission – Loveland Group (108 members)
- Elder Patrick Williams – Tucson Mission Group (68 members)
- Arizona Tucson Mission Facebook Group (56 members)
- Tucson Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (22 members)
Arizona Tucson Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Arizona Tucson Mission!
Shirt designs include Arizona Tucson 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: Arizona Tucson missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Arizona Tucson Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Tucson LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Eric L. Browning
- 2014-2017, David Gordon Passey
- 2011-2014, Roger E. Killpack
- 2008-2011, Wesley Paul Walker
- 2005-2008, Douglas Farr Higham
- 2002-2005, Philippe Jacques Kradolfer
- 1999-2002, Lanny J. Nalder
- 1996-1999, Douglas R. McKinlay
- 1993-1996, Karl C. Loveland
- 1990-1993, James E. Mangum
Arizona LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 416,192
- Missions: 6
- Temples: 5
- Congregations: 844
- Family History Centers: 66
Helpful Articles about Arizona
Arizona Tucson Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Arizona Tucson RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2014-2015 (Scarlett)
- 2009-2011 (Isac)
- 2009-2010 (Danja)
What areas did you serve in?
- Safford, Tucson, Marana. (Scarlett)
What were some favorite foods?
- Sonoran hot dogs were the best!! Besides that the food was generally found anywhere else in the States. Mexican food does not taste the same to me now, Tucson’s better. (Scarlett)
- White Enchiladas, Posole, Horchata and many, many tortillas…yumm… (Isac)
- Mole, flautas, frijoles, tacos. (Danja)
What was a funny experience?
- There were about two weeks where it did not stop raining. It wasn’t monsoon season, it was just raining. My companion and I were driving down Tucson road and it was literally like driving down a river. (Scarlett)
- Once, knocking doors, this guy came to answer the door, barefoot. While he talked to us, he seemed uncomfortable and kept hiding his toes from us.. anyway.. we came back to teach the family and the wife told us that she and her daughter had painted his toe nails during his after-lunch siesta, while he was asleep… hahaha. (Isac)
What was a crazy/dangerous experience?
- In one area, three blocks away from where I lived, there were gunshots heard. It was at the middle of the night right before bedtime. There also seemed to always be helicopters looking for people around the area we lived. Since it gets dark early and not that light, it was crucial to have appointments for night because walking the streets was not a safe option. (Scarlett)
- We had this funny old guy as a Ward Mission Leader- good talker, cool guy. He drove his minivan everywhere and took us to our appointments.. He knew so well his town that he would tell us jokes while driving- not looking at the road much. The red light approached.. he kept telling jokes.. the red light was really close now.. he kept on and on.. he was about to cross the road.. I got so nervous that said at loud “Brother Smith, watch out!”… He kept on going and in that very second the green light turned on.. he laughed and said “Got you, Elder!” hahaha. (Isac)
- There are parts of Tucson that aren’t very safe. Upon arriving to an appointment, my companion and I felt like we shouldn’t go in, so we prayed and immediately felt like we needed to leave. We left and went to a members house. We don’t know what would have happened, but we are glad we followed the Spirit. (Danja)
What was a spiritual experience?
- There were many spiritual experiences. Many of them involved the people of Tucson. You could see the good in them, regardless of their circumstances or past. Just looking at the good, you will find amazing people the Spirit guided you to. (Scarlett)
- In my last area we did not have many investigators. One Sunday this man came to church, dressed in white shirt and tie. Nobody knew him. He came to us and said “Guys, I am like a sponge in the desert..please teach me”. He become the best investigator in history. He started reading many church books at once. He was crazy well-prepared for the Lord’s hand. (Isac)
- Teaching people was always a great spiritual experience. When you follow the Spirit, you can teach your investigators exactly what they need to hear. (Danja)
What are some interesting facts about the Tucson mission?
- It is the only place were saguaro cactus grow. If you vandalize one, you can get a very heavy find. Up to $5,000. Also, I don’t know why, but their fire hydrants are painted silver instead of red. (Scarlett)
- Everything is dangerous or wants to harm you in the desert. There are beautiful animals everywhere. It’s the hottest place I’ve ever been. It has wards in both English and Spanish. Sometimes the English and Spanish speakers have meetings together and sing in Spanish and English at the same time. (Isac)
- It is always super hot in the summer- it gets around 120 degrees some days. There aren’t any grass lawns- the sun dried them out. All the lawns are gravel or little stones. It’s pretty cool actually. (Danja)
What was the weather like?
- Very hot! Summer is the hottest for sure. You have a few days where there will be monsoons in the summer but it won’t get that cold. In the winter it is still hot, but at night though, temperature drops a lot. Below freezing at some points. If you have acclimated to the weather, you will find their 50° winter cold. So pack a jacket even if you think you won’t use it. But otherwise use a lot of sunscreen and drink plenty of water. (Scarlett)
- HOT, and sometimes hotter. But you get used to it. (Isac)
- Super hot, you don’t really need a heavy jacket–ever. There are monsoons, or random thunder/rain storms. (Danja)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- They are very kind and friendly. You will find many friendly people. You also find not so friendly ones but the friendly ones are more prominent. (Scarlett)
- Diversity. Never knowing who is going to cross in your way- Spanish or English speakers, poor, rich, legal or not. (Isac)
- I loved the members there. They were amazing and loved to feed us. The people loved that we were trying to learn their language. It softens their hearts a bit. (Danja)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- One coat for winter, maybe a few sweaters if you are a sister. A raincoat or poncho for unexpected monsoons. Rain boots would be good too but not a necessity. And light clothing that will not stick to you during the hot summer months. (Scarlett)
- Don’t bring more than one coat. Get a CamelBak and a bottle for water. (Isac)
- Don’t bring heavy jackets. The lighter the clothing, the better. (Danja)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- An overall better outlook on life. You always go back to what you learned on your mission. (Scarlett)
- Got to know He really is my Savior. Had quality study times. (Isac)
- Too many to count. (Danja)
What are some skills you gained?
- Prioritizing what I need to do. Getting those things done before I can relax. (Scarlett)
- Became more social and forward-looking. (Isac)
- Speaking Spanish, teaching skills, learning to follow the Spirit during a lesson… (Danja)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I knew that the time you waste on your mission is not coming back. (Isac)
- I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I was the first one to serve a mission in my family. I kind of wish I knew what exactly I was going to be doing. But, you don’t figure it out until the end of your mission, whether someone warns your or not. (Danja)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Tucson?
- Love the work, if you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong. You will not baptize the nation, but don’t forget that there are certain people out there that you need to meet and they need you. Numbers are nothing if you have no name to back them up. Do not compare your work to others because you will feel like you are not enough. Never compare. (Scarlett)
- You will feel satisfied after working hard. Work every second of your mission. Don’t get frustrated with numbers, but do what you are supposed to do. (Isac)
- Really learn the scriptures. Study them every day. Read from Preach My Gospel every day. (Danja)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Spanish-English missions are full of funny, tricky mistakes. Once I asked my companion about what we should do. He said “es arriba de usted”. He wanted to said it’s up to you, and it didn’t make any sense. So, don’t translate literally..English is not Spanish. (Isac)
- In the MTC, a missionary who was praying said we are grateful for our birthdays instead of our companions. (Danja)