December 22, 2014

Brazil Curitiba South Mission

Here are free resources about the Brazil Curitiba South Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Brazil Curitiba South Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Curitiba South 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 Curitiba South Mission
Recanto Joseph Smith
15 Portáo
80613-991 Curitiba – PR
Brazil

Phone Number: 55-41-3345-1010
Mission President: President B. Corey Cuvelier

Brazil Curitiba South Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Curitiba South RMs

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

mission interview

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.

LDS Church  language  mission calls  time lapses

Brazil Curitiba South Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Brazil Curitiba South 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.)

Sister Brynlee Albertoni foreverbrynleemay.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Austin Reid elderaustinreid.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Adelynn Councill ajornadadesistercouncill.blogspot.com 2016
Elder B Smith bradywsmith.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Emma Cox curitibasouthmission.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Joel Smith walkinginwhitefields.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jason Adams elderjasonadams.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Alyssa Parco sisteralyssaparco.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Ian Forsyth elderianforsyth.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Andrew Hall missionsite.net/elderandrewhall 2015
Elder Connor Stallings cstallingsmission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder McKay Showalter eldermckayshowalter.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Cameron McLaughlin missionsite.net/eldercameronmclaughlin 2014
Elder & Sister McKinney mckinney..brasil.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Mariah Jackson sisterjackson.wordpress.com 2014
Sister Kashmir Ramsden sisterramsden.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Avram Twitchell eldertwitchell.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Emily Ritter missionsite.net/sisteremilyritter 2013
Elder Jason Hogge missionsite.net/elderjasonhogge 2013

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Brazil Curitiba South Mission Groups

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

  1. Missao Brasil Curitiba Sul Group (224 members)
  2. NM’s Missao Curitiba Sul Group (19 members)

Brazil Curitiba South Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Curitiba South Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Curitiba South Mission gifts

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Curitiba South Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, B. Corey Cuvelier
  2. 2013-2016, Leonel R. Fernandes

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..

Curitiba South Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • 2014-2015 (Katie)
  • 2012-2014 (Marcus)

Which areas did you serve in?

What were some favorite foods?

  • Stroganoff. Coxinha. Pizza (It’s different there- the dessert pizza is amazing). (Katie)
  • Stroganoff, pizza, lasagna, Brazilian barbecue, passion fruit mousse, feijoada and Guaraná Antártica. (Marcus)

What was a funny experience?

  • When someone says they got Botox, they may be talking about their hair…. haha Saying the wrong words… it happens to everyone. (Katie)
  • Interacting with members in different areas – you have some marvelous people in Curitiba. (Marcus)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Dogs are vicious! Watch out for stray dogs, especially if they are in a pack. I’m serious. (Katie)
  • Walking home through a very dangerous neighborhood. (Marcus)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • After two weeks of teaching a man, he finally realized that he is a child of God. (Katie)
  • Watching an investigator choose to be baptized while we taught on the temple grounds. (Marcus)

What are some interesting facts about the Curitiba South Mission?

  • It was formed in July 2013. Missionaries are from everywhere! Especially other countries in South America. Southern Brazil is a lot more Europeanized- modern- it can be suburban or rural. There are two states in this mission. You will see some Japanese people…they are natives…they speak Portuguese. (Katie)
  • The mission has a little of everything – large areas, small areas, city areas, countryside areas, poor areas, rich areas, beachside and forests. The bus system is one of the best in the world. (Marcus)

What was the weather like?

  • Cold and rainy during the winter (Oct/Nov – Feb/March) Hot and humid during the summer. During the summer, you’ll get rain about once a day. It lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours. (Katie)
  • Near freezing in the winter, 80s and 90s F in the summer. When it rains, it POURS. Sporadic rain throughout the year. (Marcus)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • They are the most humble of people! Almost everyone believes in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. (Katie)
  • Did not seem to have a drastically different culture compared with the United States. There are some differences that you learn about quickly. The members in some areas were the best I ever met. You can be loved there by members and by investigators. (Marcus)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Bring a decent coat for the winter…it really does get cold…especially with the rain. Good shoes to walk in…a lot of the roads are cobblestone or they are patchy. Good shoes to walk in the rain. For the summer, make sure you have clothes that breathe well. (Katie)
  • You will need a good coat and an excellent raincoat. For elders, mostly short sleeve shirts but pack 3-4 long sleeves. Sweaters are a must, and shoes you can walk in because you will always walk. I took 4 pairs of shoes and by rotating them daily they lasted my mission. Don’t pack too much because you won’t always have a member to drive you to transfers. Bring a shoulder bag and NOT a backpack. (Marcus)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I am a better disciple of Jesus Christ. I understand who I am and the Atonement a lot better. Charity never faileth. Better listener. Increased faith. Better love of the scriptures. (Katie)
  • Patience and humility and a strong work ethic. (Marcus)

What are some skills you gained?

  • More outgoing. Listening. (Katie)
  • Work ethic, speaking skills (I gave a talk in nearly every area) and fluency in Portuguese. (Marcus)

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

  • Studied the language better. A visa…waited for 9 months in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission. (Wouldn’t change it for the world!) The language is going to be difficult no matter what, but studying does make a difference. (Katie)
  • Be physically ready to walk a lot. I had blisters within two days in the field. Don’t pack heavy during the day. Get in the habit of drinking lots of water. (Marcus)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Curitiba South?

  • FOLLOW THE SPIRIT. The Spirit will never fail you. EVER. Sometimes your companion will bother you, but learn to serve them. You are together because God needs you and him/her to learn something. Read the Book of Mormon before coming out. You don’t have to read the whole thing, but make sure you are reading. The first interview I had with my Bishop to start my papers, he asked me if I was reading the Book of Mormon; I wasn’t. He asked me how I was going to teach people something if I don’t even know what’s in it. Read it. (Katie)
  • Don’t expect to have everyone be accepting of your message. Curitibanos aren’t very open to talking to strangers. But it is the best mission in world and don’t ever forget it! (Marcus)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Two funny mistakes from other missionaries I know. Some words are very similar. One elder I know.. haha… so the word “amar” means to love and the word “mamar” means to breast-feed. So the elder accidentally said, “Nos mamamos voce” which means, “We breast-feed you.” LOL Another missionary was quoting the first vision, and instead of saying, “…standing above me in the air…”, she said “farted in the air”! Good thing it was during companion study while they were role-playing!! (Katie)
  • My mistake is not exactly appropriate…(Marcus)