December 23, 2014

Brazil Manaus Mission

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

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Brazil Manaus Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Manaus Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Brazil Manaus Mission
Rua Loris Cordovil, 1066
Alvorada 1
69042-010 Manaus – AM
Brazil

Phone Number: 55-92-3656-1623
Mission President: President Rui B. Castro

Brazil Manaus Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Brazil Manaus RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Brazil Manaus 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 Manaus Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Brazil Manaus 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 Manaus RMs lifey.org/brazil-manaus-mission 2017
Sister Morgan Bailey morganinmanaus.weebly.com 2016
Sister Makayla Long manausmissionary.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Joshua Olivier elderolivierinbrazil.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Benjamin Battraw dearelderbattraw.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jenna Post sisterjennapost.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Landon Swalberg elderswalberg.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Harrison Ostler harrisonsbrazilmission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Clark DeFranco eldercdefranco.weebly.com 2015
Elder HD Sanderson elderhdsanderson.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jordan Brock dearelderbrock.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Savannah Chatwin irmachatwin.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Brianna Nay sisterbriannanaybrazilmanausmission.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Hayley Jensen sisterhayleyjensen.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Greyson Link eldergreysonlink.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Elaine Janis sisterjanis.wordpress.com 2013
Sister Sydnee Jones eighteenmonthsinthejungle.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Tyler Freshour missionsite.net/eldertylerfreshour 2013
Elder Kason Kendall elderkasonkendall.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Benjamin Green elderbengreen.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Asa Laws elderasalaws.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Eric Stapley ericsamazonadventure.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Kierra Thompson sisterthompson.wordpress.com 2012
Elder Mitchell Tenney elder10e.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Dylan Hansen elderdylanh.blogspot.com 2011
Elder William Morris eldermorris.com/william 2011
Elder Jencen Robey jencensjunglejourney.wordpress.com 2011
Elder Taylor Carling missionsite.net/eldercarling 2011
Elder Jefferson Canann missionsite.net/elderjcanann 2011
Elder Matthew Soelberg missionsite.net/eldersoelberg 2011
Elder Taylor Mackay eldertmac.blogspot.com 2010

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Brazil Manaus Mission Groups

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

  1. Missao Brasil Manaus e a Maior! Facebook Group (1,793 members)
  2. Amigos da Missao Brasil Manaus Facebook Group (800 members)
  3. Missao Manaus Facebook Group (417 members)
  4. Sister Leighann Lomonte- Manaus Mission Group (380 members)
  5. Missao Brasil Manaus – Pres. Campbell 1999-02 Group (351 members)
  6. Missao Brasil Manaus – Pres. Parrella 2002-05 Group (311 members)
  7. Ex-Missionarios da Missao Manaus – Pres. Costa Group (274 members)
  8. Missao Brasil Manaus – Pres. Itinose Facebook Group (229 members)
  9. Missao Brasil Manaus – Pres. Francesconi Group (227 members)
  10. Presidente Verta – Missao Manaus 1996-99 Group (203 members)
  11. Herois da Missao Manaus – Manaus Heroes Group (181 members)
  12. Missao Manaus- Pres. J David Campbell 1999-02 Group (101 members)
  13. Missao Manaus Facebook Group (82 members)
  14. Missao Brasil Manaus 2011-2015 Facebook Group (68 members)
  15. Brazil Manaus Mission Friends Facebook Group (51 members)
  16. Manaus Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (18 members)
  17. Brazil Manaus Mission 2003-05 Facebook Group (2 members)

Brazil Manaus Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Manaus Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Manaus Mission gifts

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Brazil Manaus Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2017-2020, Jose Caetano de Morais
  2. 2014-2017, Rui Basaldua Castro
  3. 2011-2014, H. Moroni Klein
  4. 2002-2005, Adelson De Paula Parrella
  5. 1999-2002, James David Campbell
  6. 1996-1999, Vicente Verta
  7. 1993-1996, Aldo Francesconi
  8. 1990-1993, Claudio R. M. Costa

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 Manaus Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • 2008-2010 (Connor)
  • 2007-2009 (Segii)
  • 1994-1996 (Karen)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Ajuricaba, Cachoeironha, Maues, Tapajos, Manau. (Connor)
  • Manaus, Maués…. Bairros de Manaus. (Sergii)
  • Rio Branco, Porto Velho, Cruzeiro do Sul, Itacoatiara. (Karen)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Acai, Tambaqui, Feijoada, e Tapioca com queijo e tucuma. (Connor)
  • Tambaqui… outros peixes. (Sergii)
  • Beans, farinha, coxinhas, kibes, pretty much all the food was great! (Karen)

What was a funny experience?

  • I was walking to lunch through a construction area and ripped a hole in my pant leg that got caught on some rebar. I held the hole closed with my hand for 3 hours until we could get back home to change. (Connor)
  • Em uma ocasião em que cheguei em uma area e passei quase uma transferência tentando entender o meu companheiro. (Sergii)
  • The bus drivers drive like maniacs. One time I lost my grip on the bar where I was standing and went running down the bus aisle unable to stop. I managed to grab ahold of another bar as I flew past and stopped myself from landing in the bus driver’s lap. (Karen)

What was a crazy experience?

  • I got dengue fever. -There was another time where the Spirit warned my companion and I to NOT go to investigators house before church to pick him up. Turns out, he owed money to a local gang and they came to collect it at the same time we would have arrived and he ended getting (not fatally) stabbed. (Connor)
  • Quando um cara chegou me mandando correr por que se eu iria morrer. (Sergii)
  • A man followed us in a remote area. (Karen)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • We were walking down the road and to our right was a steep hill and a forest. The Spirit told me to walk into the forest. We found a little wooden shack with this old man living inside. He told us he had been praying for the Lord to send him new light. It was incredible to see how the Spirit directed us to him. (Connor)
  • Quando estavamos em Maués e la nós estavamos de jejum e nesse dia a cidade estava com muitas pessoas com virose e naquele dia passamos o dia dando bênçãos. (Sergii)
  • My first investigator who accepted the baptismal challenge and her subsequent baptism. (Karen)

What are some interesting facts about the Manaus Mission?

  • At the time it was as big as Texas and Alaska, and covered 25 percent of Brazil if I remember right. (Connor)
  • Fato incontestavel é que o espirito te guia. (Sergii)
  • It is the largest mission. It covers four states. Many areas are thousands of miles from the mission home, so most transfers are done by plane. (Karen)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot and humid with or without rain. (Connor)
  • Sempre chovia muito… e quando saia sol era muito quente. (Sergii)
  • Hot and humid. Rainy six months of the year. (Karen)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Everyone is very humble and welcoming. (Connor)
  • Gosto do ar, do clima do povo. (Sergii)
  • I love the warmth and openness of the people. They would do anything for you even if they don’t know you. It is a beautiful place. (Karen)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • No long sleeved shirts, and bring hand towels to wipe sweat off of your face and hands while proselyting. (Connor)
  • Quer qur algo de certo em sua vida… esqueça-se de si mesmo. (Sergii)
  • Take some extra pairs of shoes. Pack lightweight, cool clothing as much as possible. (Karen)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • The knowledge that I can do hard things and be happy while serving others. (Connor)
  • Varias sempre tive saúde. .. tive um bom casamento. (Sergii)
  • Lifelong friends, ability to appreciate another culture, strengthened testimony. (Karen)

What are some skills you gained?

  • People skills. (Connor)
  • Lidar com situações difíceis. (Sergii)
  • Speaking Portuguese, ability to speak with strangers comfortably, public speaking. (Karen)

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

  • I wish I had spent more of my time developing a relationship with the Savoir before my mission. (Connor)
  • Que nada seria facil… que me decepcionaria com alguns Elderes. (Sergii)
  • I wish I had been more prepared for the differences of living in another country. (Karen)

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

  • Work hard and put all distractions away! Do everything you can to get close to Spirit. (Connor)
  • Sirva como se a cada dia fosse o ultimo. (Sergii)
  • Go with the intention of loving the people. They will accept the gospel when they know how much you care about them. This is a challenging mission, but the Lord knows your capacity and will bless you. (Karen)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Achar que erabo melhor… e nao ser nem treinador na missão. (Sergii)
  • When I was teaching about the Word of Wisdom and telling a room full of investigators about not using harmful drugs, I accidentally said the word for pasta instead of the word for marijuana. They all started laughing hysterically. (Karen)