Here are free resources about the Brazil Fortaleza 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
Brazil Fortaleza Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Fortaleza Mission. We try our best to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to double check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Missao Brasil Fortaleza
Av. Santos Dumont
1789 Sala 1612
Ed. Potenza, Aldeota
Phone Number: 55-85-3044-7555
Mission President: President Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro
Brazil Fortaleza Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Brazil Fortaleza Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Fortaleza Mission, simply
Videos with Brazil Fortaleza RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Brazil Fortaleza Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
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.
Brazil Fortaleza Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Fortaleza Mission. This blog list includes the name, URL and when their mission blog was last updated.
Brazil Fortaleza Mission Groups
Here are Brazil Fortaleza Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Fortaleza Mission.
- Missao Brasil Fortaleza Facebook Group (1,280 members)
- Brazil Fortaleza Mission – Missao Fortaleza Group (843 members)
- Missao Fortaleza Presidente Helvecio Martins Group (541 members)
- Missao Brasil Fortaleza (Presidente Arias) Group (486 members)
- Missao Brasil Fortaleza, 2002 a 2005 Group (216 members)
- Missao Fortaleza (Pres. e Sister Asconavieta) Group (196 members)
- Missao Fortaleza – Presidente Batt (2008-11) Group (181 members)
- Brazil Fortaleza Mission Lunch (Utah) Group Group (32 members)
- Fortaleza Mission – Missao Brasil Fortaleza Group (23 members)
- Fortaleza Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (14 members)
Brazil Fortaleza Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Fortaleza Mission!
Shirt designs include Brazil Fortaleza 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 Fortaleza missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Brazil Fortaleza Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Fortaleza LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Kent R. Chamberlain
- 2014-2017, Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro
- 2011-2014, Francisco A. Souza
- 2005-2008, Victor A. da Silva
- 2002-2005, Leonel Sa Maia
- 1999-2002, Jose M. Arias
- 1996-1999, Ronald D. Dennis
- 1993-1996, Joao Roberto Martins Silva
- 1990-1993, Athos M. Amorim
- 1987-1990, Helvecio Martins
Brazil LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 1,326,738
- Missions: 34
- Temples: 6
- Congregations: 2,038
- Family History Centers: 341
Helpful Articles about Brazil
Brazil Fortaleza Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Brazil Fortaleza RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- Aug 2013 to Feb 2015 (Claire)
- 2004-2006 (Patrick)
- 2004-2006 (Wes)
- 1995-1997 (Ener)
Which areas did you serve in?
- Conjunto Ceará, Pacajus, Taquari, Altos, Horto Florestal, and Veneza. (Patrick)
- Ipanema, Maracanau: Maracanau, Sobral, Junco and Sobral, PIndoretama/Cascavel. (Wes)
What were some favorite foods?
- Feijoada. The desserts! Coxinhas (Claire)
- Baião de dois, Feijoada, Arroz feijão e frango assado, Musse de morango, Suco de maracujá, and Castanha de caju. (Patrick)
- Farofa, Passion Fruit Juice, Star Fruit, Ascerola, Pitomba. (Wes)
What was a funny experience?
- A drunk man tried to kiss my brazilian companion’s hand and in the middle of us trying to stop him, he held on to her hand and decided to rub it all over his hair. She understood after that why I carried hand sanitizer with me everywhere. (Claire)
What was a crazy/dangerous experience?
- Getting robbed during my first day in Teresina. (Patrick)
- The bridge in Ipanema…a lot of people were robbed there. (Wes)
What was a spiritual experience?
- We hadn’t contacted a referral that we received and got chewed out for it. So we repented and headed over and they were the most prepared people I have ever met. The second time we taught them, the husband pulled up the Gospel Library on his phone and contributed a quote from Linda K. Burton that he read that day to our lesson. It was awesome getting to teach them and watch them make changes in their lives. Our best lessons were when we taught simple truths guided by the Spirit. (Claire)
- Helping a couple get married and baptized on the same day, which was also their son’s first birthday. (Patrick)
What are some interesting facts about your mission?
- In Brazil we had 15 minutes lessons with everyone. They made it possible for us to visit everyone we needed to teach and help us keep working. (Claire)
- At the time I served it covered the entire states of Ceará and Piauí. My last week on the mission, our mission baptized over 700 people. (Patrick)
- It’s also one of the cheapest missions to live in. (Wes)
What was the weather like?
- It was just hot, hot, hot in Brazil. (Claire)
- Hot, humid. And hotter and more humid. (Patrick)
- Hot all the time. (Wes)
What do you like about the place/people you served?
- Everyone was so kind. You could say hi to everyone on the street. They were all religious as well and wanted to be Christian. (Claire)
- In general, the people are humble and very receptive to messengers. (Patrick)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Skirts that stay down when the wind comes. Short sleeves. Chacos for Brazil! Nice and sturdy! (Claire)
- Cotton shirts. They are thicker and might seem like they would be hotter but they wick the sweat so you don’t smell like sweat all day. Other thinner shirts don’t wick sweat and then you’d stink all day. Take plenty of sunblock. (Patrick)
- Gold bond powder is very nice when you need it. (Wes)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I have so many new friends. A better understanding of the Gospel and how we can share it. A better understanding of how I can live the Gospel every day and what’s really important. (Claire)
- Knowledge of how to get things done when there is nobody else to help me, public speaking skills, new friends that will last a lifetime, language skills that I now use at work, and a knowledge of the life of the Savior. (Patrick)
What are some skills you gained on your mission?
- Time management. People skills. Planning skills. (Claire)
- Doing laundry by hand, machete skills, public speaking, interviewing skills, and leadership skills. (Patrick)
- Ability to go to work when you don’t want to. (Wes)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- It’s okay to not be perfect, and it’s important to repent. Work with the members! Love them and don’t criticize. Charity is having patience for those who hurt you. You can truly adapt to anything. (Claire)
- How to efficiently pack my suitcase. (Patrick)
- Just that it isn’t wise to let the little things that your companion does or doesn’t do bug you. (Wes)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to your mission?
- BE OBEDIENT to the Spirit! Love the people you’re with. (Claire)
- Try not to take offense when they can’t understand you because even though you are speaking correctly, they can’t hear past your ethnicity. (Wes)
What was a funny language mistake your or another missionary made? (if applicable)
- I’ve said twice in a lesson, “your Telestial Father loves you” when I meant to say Celestial Father, or Heavenly Father. (Claire)