December 23, 2014

Brazil Goiania Mission

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

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Brazil Goiania Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Goiania 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.

Brazil Goiania Mission
Rua 18, 110, Salas 1105 a 1107
Ed Business Center, Setor Oeste
74120-080 Goiania – GO
Brazil

Phone Number: 55-62-3531-3201
Mission President: President Francisco Bührer

Brazil Goiania Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Brazil Goiania RMs

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

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 Goiania Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Goiania 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.)

Brazil Goiania RMs lifey.org/brazil-goiania-mission 2017
Elder Scott Anderson elderscottanderson.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jessica Smith sisterjessicajsmith.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Logan Sweet eldersweet2.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Seth White worththebest2years.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Harrison Inman elderinman.wordpress.com 2015
Elder Nicholas Olsen brosinbrazil.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Matthew Haskell missionsite.net/eldermathewhaskell 2015
Elder Joshua Wild elderwildinbrazil.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Colin Hanson eldercolinhanson.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Christopher Ruiz missionsite.net/elderchristopherruiz 2014
Elder Daniel Moreno missionsite.net/elderdanielmoreno 2014
Elder Brock Moon missionsite.net/elderbrockmoon 2014
Sister Andrea Marshall dezoitomeses.weebly.com 2014
Sister Renata Araujo missionsite.net/sisteraraujo 2013
Elder Spencer Eastwood eldereastwood.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Jared Wolsey missionsite.net/elderjaredrexwolsey 2013
Elder Jake Neeley elderjakeneeley.blogspot.com 2013
Mission Alumni mission.net/brazil/goiania 2013
Elder Mackenzie Sant thebrazilliansant.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Erika Riggs sistariggs.blogspot.com 2011

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Brazil Goiania Mission Groups

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

  1. Eu Servi na Missao Goiania Facebook Group (528 members)
  2. Brazil Goiania Mission Facebook Group (468 members)
  3. Missao Brasil Goiania – Pres. Barbour Group (326 members)
  4. Missao Goiania (2010-13, Presidente Prieto) Group (229 members)
  5. Missao Goiania – Pres. Casado Group (183 members)
  6. Goiania Mission – President & Sister Casado Group (46 members)
  7. Goiania Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (12 members)

Brazil Goiania Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Goiania Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Goiania Mission gifts

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Brazil Goiania Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Francisco Bührer
  2. 2013-2016, David Kuceki
  3. 2010-2013, Ramon C. Prieto
  4. 2004-2007, Platt
  5. 2001-2004, Aledir Paganelli
  6. 1998-2001, Antonio Rodrigues Casado

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 Goiania Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Juan)
  • 2001-2003 (Dustin)
  • 2000-2002 (Christopher)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Goiânia, Aparecida de Goiânia, Anápolis, Uberlândia and Patos de Minas (my favorite, and the hardest). (Juan)
  • Barra Do Garcas, Goiania, Uberlandia. (Dustin)
  • Annapolis, Goais, Uberaba, and Unerlandia. (Christopher)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Rice and Beans (not my favorite, but the local’s).  (Juan)
  • Acai, acerola, maracuja, goiabada with creme de leite, churrasco. (Dustin)
  • Galinhada (saffron rice w/ chicken & vegetables), Fejoada (pork stew), Beef – Goais / MInas Gerais is the beef capitol of Brasil… I got home and became a vegetarian for six months because I had eaten so much beef… (Christopher)

What was a funny experience?

  • Everything is funny in Goiânia, if nothing funny happens during the day, something’s wrong…(Juan)
  • Learning the language, and trying to convey messages using gestures because you hadn’t learned that word yet… You’ll never forget the day you realize you’re fluent… You will respond naturally to something in Portuguese when you would have normally responded in English. (Christopher)

What was a crazy experience?

  • One night street lights went off around 21 h and we where far away from home in a dangerous neighborhood, yet nothing happened (it doesn’t mean it wasn’t dangerous). (Juan)
  • One sister had me kill the chicken we ate for lunch… Never done that before.. (Christopher)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My companion and I were having trouble finding new investigators, so we prayed and worked harder until one day when my companion prayed saying: “show us the the power of the Priesthood”, right after the amen the cell phone rang and it was a woman asking for a blessing for her non member daughter. (Juan)
  • Every day, serving the people of Brasil and realizing how many were prepared for the gospel. One investigator- lived directly across the street from the church for over 10 years, he told us we were the first ones to invite him to church. He came and was soon baptized after he gained a testimony of the gospel. (Christopher)

What are some interesting facts about the Goiania Mission?

  • It’s extremely hot (ok, not interesting, but good to know) and the locals believe everyone from United States is German… hahaha (seriously) (Juan)
  • We walked everywhere, EVERYWHERE! My first area was two miles away from where we lived and we walked to it every day. I don’t know if missionaries have bikes there now, but I was amazed how far we would walk on any given day. (Christopher)

What was the weather like?

  • As I said, extremely hot, yet, a lot of rain (storm-like in some cities). (Juan)
  • Hot and wet. (Dustin)
  • 80% hot… There were times my shoe soles would melt into the asphalt. 20% mild I don’t think it got very cold, we could almost always wear short sleeve shirts.. (Christopher)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • People are very receptive, even when they all have their own religion (I mean, they sometimes believe prophets or something) but they listen to you and that’s the only thing you need to let the Spirit guide them, and because of that you can have many miracles. (Juan)
  • The people were genuinely humble, and friendly! It seemed like everyone talked in hushed voices – you had to listen closely. (Christopher)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • I’ve seen some North American missionaries arrive at Goiânia with huge batteries to recharge their stuff believing there was no electricity in that particular place… don’t do that, it’s not a Jungle, I know the internet says it’s a Jungle, but it’s not. (Juan)
  • I received very few packages, my parents would put money in a debit account and I could use the card for normal transactions. Be prepared to replace your shoes regularly.  (Christopher)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I can not count them or even realize which blessings came from mission, but considering my actual life, I could say that every single thing that’s happening to me is because of serving a mission. (Juan)
  • Too many to count! The best blessing I received is a stronger testimony of the Savior, and the restoration of the gospel. Every day I think about my time spent in Brazil and the people I met and served. (Christopher)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Better “speaking” abilities, fast memory, prolonged memory, bring order to the chaos, among many others…(Juan)
  • Learn how to live in less than minimal conditions and live with people that are hard to love. (Dustin)
  • The ability to listen / converse. Hard work – there will be hard weeks when you are frustrated and nothing seems to go right, but later in life you can draw strength on those experiences and realize you can still press forward. (Christopher)

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

  • The lessons and the basics about the language. The seminary scriptures as well. (Juan)
  • Numbers don’t matter. (Dustin)
  • Write in my journal more. Spend more time writing about things I was thankful for on my mission. (Christopher)

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

  • It will be wonderful, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be hard, just be obedient to your leaders and trust the Lord, then everything will come as falling directly from Heaven. (Juan)
  • Know that showing love to the people and working for them is more important than the number of people that get baptized. (Dustin)
  • Read the Book of Mormon and pray to gain a testimony, if you come out with a strong testimony, you will be able to help others gain a stronger testimony. (Christopher)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Well, the words for “carrot” and “lady” have very similar sounds on Portuguese, don’t mix them up, seriously, you don’t to know how long they can laugh at you… hahahaha. (Juan)
  • We asked a lady if she was married. She said is a viuva (widow). My companion didn’t know what the word meant, so he just nodded and said “que otimo” which basically means great. (Dustin)