December 22, 2014

Brazil Campinas Mission

LDS Brazil Campinas Mission logo tshirt
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Here are free resources about the Brazil Campinas Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Brazil Campinas Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Campinas Mission. We try our best 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.

Brazil Campinas Mission
Rua Duque de Caxias, 645 – Fundos
Centro
13015-310 Campinas – SP
Brazil
Phone Number: 55-19-3234-2201
Mission President: President Carlos E. Perrotti

Brazil Campinas Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Brazil Campinas RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Brazil Campinas 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 Brazil

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

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Brazil Campinas Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Campinas Mission. This blog 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.)

Mission Alumni mission.net/brazil/campinas 2016
Mission President’s Wife campinasbrazilmissionfun.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Nathan Jardine elderjardine.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jared Collins eldercollinsinbrazil.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kathleen Hill campinasbrazilmissionfun.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Benjamin Murray elderbenjaminmurray.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Hailey Christensen sisterhaileychristensen.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Evan McDaniel elderevanmcdaniel.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Austin Howard elderaustinhoward.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Gary Loveless elderglove.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Beth Spencer sisterbethspencer.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tyler Welch eldertylerwelch.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tanner Greer missionsite.net/eldertannergreer 2015
Elder Spencer Scott missionsite.net/elderspencerscott 2015
Elder Colton Marshall missionsite.net/eldercoltonmarshall 2015
Sister Tessa Pennington sisterpennington.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Preston Paynter elder..campinasbrazil.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Kevin Sears bradfordreadytoharvest.blogspot.com 2014
Elder AJ Bradford elderbradford.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Emily Heyer sisteremilyheyer.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jacob Buchanan missionsite.net/jacobbuchanan 2013
Sister Tami Larrabee irmalarrabee.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Weston Healy elderhealy.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Sebring Sands sandsmission.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Amanda Ward sisteramandaward.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Shannon Stapley sistershannonstapley.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Kevin Millard-Smead missionsite.net/elder..millard-smead 2011
Elder & Sister Hansen jbhfamily.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Chad Stucki elderstucki.blogspot.com 2009

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Brazil Campinas Mission Groups

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

  1. Missao Brasil Campinas Facebook Group (1,612 members)
  2. Brasil Campinas Mission- Pres. Bruno Schmeil Group (160 members)
  3. President Murphy’s Brazil Campinas Missionaries Group (132 members)
  4. Missao Brasil Campinas Facebook Group (92 members)
  5. Sisteres Missao Campinas Facebook Group (45 members)
  6. Missao Brasil Campinas Facebook Group (45 members)
  7. Missao Brasil Campinas Facebook Group (28 members)
  8. Missao Campinas – Pres. Sheldon Murphy Group (20 members)
  9. Brazil Campinas Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (17 members)

Brazil Campinas Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Campinas Mission!

Shirt designs include Brazil Campinas 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: Brazil Campinas missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Campinas Mission gifts

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Brazil Campinas Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2015-2018, Bruce Hill
  2. 2012-2015, Carlos E. Perrotti
  3. 2010-2012, Robert Marshall Tanner
  4. 2007-2010, Ildefonso de Castro Deus
  5. 2004-2007, N. Eugene Shawcroft
  6. 2001-2004, James Lewis McCarrey III
  7. 1998-2001, Richard Jackson
  8. 1995-1998, Rodney Cuthbert
  9. 1992-1995, Heliton Lemos
  10. 1989-1992, Bruno Schmeil
  11. 1986-1989, Sheldon R. Murphy

Brazil LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 1,326,738
  • Missions: 34
  • Temples: 6
  • Congregations: 2,038
  • Family History Centers: 341

Helpful Articles about Brazil

Coming soon..

Brazil Campinas Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • 2014-2015 (Evelin)
  • 2011-2013 (Wade)
  • December 2000-December 2002 (Kenneth)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Itatiba , Atibaia, Campo Limpo, Jundiai-Planalto, Louveira. (Evelin)
  • I had five areas: Pouso Alegre, Jardim Amanda, Limeira, Jacaré, and Castelo. (Wade)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Tapioca , churrasco , Strogonofe . (Evelin)
  • Strogonoff, Arroz e feijão, Churrasco, Queixo coalho, Lasanha. (Wade)
  • Rice-n-beans, romeo e julieta, pao de queijo, an attempt at meat loaf by a member. (Kenneth)

What was a funny experience?

  • Caminhar nos morros de itatiba .. minhas areas sempre tem morros. (Evelin)
  • Doing shout out contacting on the busses were always fun. People thought we were preaching and would shout “hallelujah, irmão!” or “Amen! Gloria a Jesus!” (Wade)
  • Strange, but there were toy pellet guns which were popular; several elders bought guns and pellets and we had a gun fight with the lights out in the apartment. (Kenneth)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Quando tomamos chuva con minha compaheira sister Dickson foi muito feia a gente fico molhada e foi perigoso caminha na rua. (Evelin)
  • My companion and I were returning home when some man in his early 20s mugged us at knife-point. He took our phone and the pocket change we had. (Wade)
  • A group of anti-American youths followed my companion and I walking home and trash–talked about a variety of government actions which we had nothing to do with–most notably for them was referring to Vietnam conflict as a massacre. Strangely, I later tracted into the mother of the ring-leader with next companion and we were in their home to teach–didn’t go over well at all. (Kenneth)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Ver o milagre de tatiana (ela volto na vida ) adriano (seu batismo foi um milagre). (Evelin)
  • I was able to be one of the witnesses of a temple marriage for one of my converts. (Wade)
  • We taught the true Gospel; I don’t have a singular moment to recall which was extraordinary. (Kenneth)

What are some interesting facts about the Campinas Mission?

  • I loved that we had a temple. We were allowed to escort out solid investigators to the temple and show them around. There’s a wide range of between wards, branches, and areas that are so small that a set of missionaries will be in charge of their ward/branch plus the smaller branch. Campinas was a place were many visitors came. It was very diversified. (Wade)
  • Try to enjoy the slightly–tourist attractions–that sort of stuff that wouldn’t probably attract international tourism, but tends to attract local tourism–that’s probably the best stuff to check out and experience. (Kenneth)

What was the weather like?

  • It was normally hot and sunny in the areas surrounding Campinas. But in the extremities it could reach really cold temperatures. It even hailed in my first area of Pouso Alegre. (Wade)
  • Roughly similar to United States and the state of Florida. (Kenneth)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Most everyone was always willing to welcome us in and hear our message. It wasn’t hard or difficult to preach and teach the gospel. It’s a very religious place as it is, so finding people willing to listen to the word of God. Helping them make the changes to the gospel was the challenge. (Wade)
  • How much space do you have for me? Sorry, this won’t do–there’s so much! (Kenneth)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Two pairs of thick and sturdy shoes. 1-2 long sleeve shirts. A nice sweater for the cold months. And a rain coat. (Wade)
  • As with any mission, you will need to prepare for moving at transfers, so having a pattern for packing your suitcases as well as any additional baggage will become an essential choice. That pattern will also need to adapt for things bought during the mission or received from home. Resist the urge to bring extra, empty baggage to be filled–instead, get more selective about what is truly worth keeping when you find the pattern for packing gets too full. (Kenneth)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I learned how to communicate with people. Communication is a skill we will need in every aspect of life and I learned how to effectively communicate interpersonally and inter-culturally. Also, I learned how to communicate with work with Heavenly Father. This is a blessing that is still part of my life now. (Wade)
  • How much space do you have for me? Sorry, this won’t do–there’s so much! (Kenneth)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Again, communication is a huge skill. But also I learned about prospecting, which will help me with my future career in business. I learned about setting goals. Learning Portuguese helped me to develop an ability to critically analyze and understand thoughts and meanings in language and conversation. And I learned how to be resourceful and creative with limited uses of technology, which has now helped me with life after the mission. (Wade)
  • Learning the language was a key skill which provided a pay bonus when serving in the United States Army. It is also a good intro to LDS mission service on a resume without being too pushy about missionary service. The punctuality of making and keeping scheduled appointments is a soft skill which will be worth retention following a mission. Focused reading time spent in scripture study is a skill, and following a mission it will also contribute to educational pursuits. (Kenneth)

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

  • I wish that I knew how to talk to everyone about the gospel and that it’s okay to not be perfect. I was really worried about doing things right that many times I would end up not doing things because I knew I wouldn’t do it perfectly. I wish I tried to do those things and messed up and embarrassed myself rather than not have done them at all. (Wade)
  • I did read the Book of Mormon completely once before my mission in addition to seminary study, Sunday school study, and family study. That was a key contribution, and I do look back wishing I had read twice shortly prior to leaving. I also wish I’d had a faster reading pace during the first 3-5 months, yet a slower pace during the last 12-18 months–I read very slow at the beginning, then started reading very fast toward the end: backwards. I do wish I’d spent more time understanding Book of Mormon – to – Bible corroborations. I don’t mean proofs of the Book or Mormon, but instead, I mean I wish I’d had a better understanding of how much, how often, and how clearly the Book of Mormon provides support to biblical teachings–particularly a good spot is recognizing Book of Mormon prophets who quote Isaiah as well as Jesus’ teachings quoting himself from New Testament records. I do wish I’d developed improved impulse control, cognitive emotional regulation, and attentive focus; similar to this would be practicing focused study and meditation following study. (Kenneth)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Campinas?

  • The slogan for Nike is my best advice: Just Do It! Whatever it is you’re supposed to do, no matter how hard, strange, or uncomfortable it may seem, just do it. You will never regret doing anything if it’s for the Lord. Our attempts will always seem feeble, but the Lord can and WILL cause miracles to happen as we do those small, simple, strange, uncomfortable things. (Wade)
  • I don’t feel there is specific advice for Brazil or toward Campinas. Overall, Brazil is unique among missionary work just as each country will present unique features, goals, challenges, obstacles, and drawbacks. Similarly, each mission within Brazil will present some unique experiences. It would be difficult to plan ahead for those unique elements. (Kenneth)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • One new missionary was bearing his testimony of Jesus Christ to an investigator. What he wanted to say was “I know Jesus Christ lives.” But what he ended up saying was ” I AM Jesus Christ and I live”. The Portuguese sounds similar and he got some words confused. (Wade)
  • Misunderstanding the social attitude surrounding expletives (four-letter words) turned out to be a problem at times–especially surrounding translation. (Kenneth)