December 23, 2014

Brazil Fortaleza Mission

Here are free resources about the Brazil Fortaleza Mission:

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
Fortaleza-CE
60150-160
Brasil

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

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

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.

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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 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.

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

Mission Alumni mission.net/brazil/fortaleza 2016
Elder Ben Orton elderbenorton.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Hannah Parks sisterhannahparks.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Chandler Myers sisterchandlermyers.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Keston Hemsley mymission.com/elderkestonhemsley 2016
Elder Seth Lawrence eldersethlawrence.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Calla Chamberlain callachamberlain.com 2016
Elder Jordan Bowden elderjordanbowden.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Evans craigandcindyevans.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Cameron Helvey elderhelvey.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tyler Udy eldertyudy.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Trent Evans eldertrentevans.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Garrison Colvin eldercolvin.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Hunter Bishop elderhunterbishop1994.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Courtney Allen mymission.com/sistercourtneyallen 2014
Sister Lilly Miess sisterlillymiess.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Lindsay Mattei lindsaykeepsmiling.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Emily Pehrson sisteremilypehrson.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Megan Brown meganswonderfulworld.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Josh Wille elderwille.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Kyler Farr elderfarrinbrazil.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Justin Persinger missionsite.net/elderjustinpersinger 2014
Elder Zachary Cetraro eldersunshine.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Lindsay Mattei missionsite.net/sisterlindsaymattei 2013
Sister Sierra Skousen missionsite.net/sistersierraskousen 2013
Elder Austin Evans elderaustinevans.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Reid Empey elderreidempeysmission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Kyle Cornwell elderkylecornwell.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Ryan Dale missionsite.net/elderryandale 2012
Elder Nathaniel Baker missionsite.net/eldernatebaker 2012
Elder Dallin Hull missionsite.net/elderdallinhull 2012
Elder Nathaniel Swinney elderswinney.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Spencer Hodson elderspencerhodson.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Jordan Wahl jordanwahl.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Brendon Carpenter elderbrendoncarpenter.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Jay Foust missionsite.net/elderfoust 2011
Elder Matthew Duvall missionsite.net/elderMatthewDuvall 2011
Elder Robert Stoddart missionsite.net/elderstoddart 2011
Elder David Willoughby iwantletters.blogspot.com 2010
Missionary brazil-fortaleza-mission.blogspot.com 2006

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

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.

  1. Missao Brasil Fortaleza Facebook Group (1,280 members)
  2. Brazil Fortaleza Mission – Missao Fortaleza Group (843 members)
  3. Missao Fortaleza Presidente Helvecio Martins Group (541 members)
  4. Missao Brasil Fortaleza (Presidente Arias) Group (486 members)
  5. Missao Brasil Fortaleza, 2002 a 2005 Group (216 members)
  6. Missao Fortaleza (Pres. e Sister Asconavieta) Group (196 members)
  7. Missao Fortaleza – Presidente Batt (2008-11) Group (181 members)
  8. Brazil Fortaleza Mission Lunch (Utah) Group Group (32 members)
  9. Fortaleza Mission – Missao Brasil Fortaleza Group (23 members)
  10. 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.

*Click here to browse Fortaleza Mission gifts

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Brazil Fortaleza Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2017-2020, Kent R. Chamberlain
  2. 2014-2017, Gilberto Bonini Ribeiro
  3. 2011-2014, Francisco A. Souza
  4. 2005-2008, Victor A. da Silva
  5. 2002-2005, Leonel Sa Maia
  6. 1999-2002, Jose M. Arias
  7. 1996-1999, Ronald D. Dennis
  8. 1993-1996, Joao Roberto Martins Silva
  9. 1990-1993, Athos M. Amorim
  10. 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

Coming soon..

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)