March 18, 2016

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission

Here are free resources about the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission:

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands 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.

This mission does not currently exist.

Phone Number: N/A
Mission President: N/A

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission

*Mission does not currently exist. (Browse LDS.org mission maps)

Videos with Belgium Brussels/Netherlands RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about Belgium

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

LDS Church  places  history  food  nature  language  Cities  time lapses  nature

Videos about the Netherlands

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

LDS Church  People and Culture  history  food  nature  language  Time Lapses

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.

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

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Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Groups

Here are Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

  1. Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Group (256 members)
  2. Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission!! Group (17 members)

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission!

Shirt designs include Belgium Brussels/Netherlands 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: Belgium Brussels/Netherlands missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Brussels/Netherlands Mission gifts

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Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands LDS Mission.

  1. 2010, Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission renamed Belgium/Netherlands Mission.
  2. 2006-2009, Paul R. Woodland
  3. 2003-2006, Kevin Scott Hamilton
  4. 2002, Belgium Brussels Mission renamed the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission.

Belgium/Netherlands LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 6,756 (Belgium), 9,017 (Netherlands)
  • Missions: 1 (Netherlands)
  • Temples: 1 (Netherlands)
  • Congregations: 17 (Belgium), 33 (Netherlands)
  • Family History Centers: 8 (Belgium), 13 (Netherlands)

Helpful Articles about Belgium

Coming soon..

Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Belgium Brussels/Netherlands 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?

  • 2009-2011 (Courtney)
  • 2002-2004 (Daniela)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Brussel, Charlerois, Liege, Lille (Daniela)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Vla, haring, Dutch bread and pindakaas (Courtney)
  • French Fries (Daniela)

What was a funny experience?

  • Watching my companion fall and get stuck on his bike under his own weight. He was standing on the pedals, not moving, but turned around and looking at me. He then lost his balance and fell over into some bushes just off the sidewalk. Because he was still half on the bike, his one weight was holding it on his other leg, and the bushes prevented him from rolling over and getting out. Once I stopped laughing, I was able to go pull the bike off him. (Courtney)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Riding bikes back to the apartment late at night while lightning is crashing down all around, and the sky never goes completely dark because of all the lightning bolts. (Courtney)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Testimony and tears. We made it a goal to bear our testimony while doing an hour of finding, and a sweet man that we talked to fell into tears as we testified of the Book of Mormon. I’m not sure what ever came of him, but I know he felt the spirit that day. (Courtney)
  • To see people to change there lives between a few weeks. (Daniela)

What are some interesting facts about the Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission?

  • The temple is in “Sweet Lake City”, and most of the country is below sea level. It is the most bike friendly country in the world. (Courtney)
  • We had two different languages- French and Flemish. (Daniela)

What was the weather like?

  • It rains a lot, and it’s pretty humid. (Courtney)
  • In the winter raining a lot, summer hot. (Daniela)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people are so generous. Dutchies are very blunt, but there was a time or two when we were invited in to eat while we were out tracting. Two total American strangers, just invited in to join a family at the dinner table. (Courtney)
  • They are open and friendly. (Daniela)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • You should be prepared for just about anything. Hot days are super hot and muggy; and cold winter days, it sometimes doesn’t matter how many layers you have on, the cold blows right through them. (Courtney)
  • Raincoat (Daniela)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Learning Dutch was a blessing, but I also gained a testimony of the restored gospel while serving in the low lands. (Courtney)
  • That my testimony grew up. That I know that God lives! (Daniela)

What are some skills you gained?

  • People skills. I was very shy before my mission. The Dutch broke me of that…mostly. (Courtney)
  • Knowing the Book of Mormon better. (Daniela)

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

  • Enjoy every second of it. I never thought I would think about that blessed land every day, but I can say that a day hasn’t gone by in the 5 years since I’ve been home that I haven’t thought of an experience that I had on my mission. (Courtney)
  • How much stress it could be. (Daniela)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Belgium Brussels/Netherlands?

  • Be ready for rejection. There are loads of seeds to plant! I’m not saying that you won’t have any success. You will. A lot of people that I met were prepared by the Lord and travelled from other countries to find the gospel in the Netherlands. A lot of native Dutch people are too stubborn to want to hear our message. Don’t give up though! There are those that are ready to hear your words! (Courtney)
  • Never give up. (Daniela)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Well, in rehearsing James 1:5 to an inactive member, the literal translation of “lacking wisdom” is “shooting short of wisdom”, said “in wijsheid te kort schiet.” My companion, instead of saying “schiet” said “schijt,” which is a swear word associated with dung. The member laughed and laughed, and I had to tell my companion what he said. Schiet rhymes with eat, and schijt rhymes with kite. (Courtney)