December 23, 2014

Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission

Here are free resources about the Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Sao Paulo West Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Sao Paulo West Mission. We try to keep this info 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 Sao Paulo West Mission
Rua Doutor Rui Batista Pereira, 165
CEP 05517-080
Sao Paulo – SP
Brazil
Phone Number: 55-11-3725-6231
Mission President: President Thomas W. Thomas

Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Sao Paulo West Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Sao Paulo West Mission:

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

Videos with Sao Paulo West RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Brazil Sao Paulo West 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

Sao Paulo West Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Brazil Sao Paulo West 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 McKenzie Bollar sistermckenziebollar.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tylor Houghtaling eldertylorhoughtaling.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Noah Johnson eldernoahjohnson.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Lillie Haggard sisterlilliehaggard.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jessica Lockhart sisterjessicalockhart.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Sydney Oldroyd sistersydneyoldroyd.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jace Iverson dotheworkofsalvation.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Beau Barton elderbeaubarton.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kyson Sullivan elderkysonatrueaggieinbrazilsullivan.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Alexandria Cannon sisteralicannon.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Alex Burch sisteralexburch.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Dania Frandsen tobrazilandback.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Carter Morgan eldercartermorgan.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Ethan Bean elderethanbean.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Braden Blackford bradenblackford.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Lauren Neeleman lcneeleman.blogspot.com 2013

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Sao Paulo West Mission Groups

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

  1. Missao Sao Paulo Oeste Group (82 members)
  2. Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission Friends Group (69 members)
  3. Missao Sao Paulo Oeste- Presidente Del Guerso Group (1 member)

Sao Paulo West Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Sao Paulo West Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Sao Paulo West Mission gifts

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Sao Paulo West Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Brazil Sao Paulo West LDS Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Thomas W. Thomas
  2. 2013-2016, Jose Luiz Del Guerso

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..

Sao Paulo West Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • November 2014-April 2015 (Andrea)

Which areas did you serve in?

What were some favorite foods?

  • Feijoada, Brazilian pizza! (Andrea)

What was a funny experience?

  • One of the elders got part of his shoe eaten by an angry dog. (Andrea)

What was a crazy experience?

  • We were robbed by a strange man on a Sunday night when everything was closed. (Andrea)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • One week, we were focusing on having the spirit guide our lessons, and even though we hardly had any that week, they were all very spiritual and meaningful for the investigators. (Andrea)

What are some interesting facts about the Sao Paulo West Mission?

  • The São Paulo temple and the Mission Training Center are both in my mission! (Andrea)

What was the weather like?

  • It’s usually quite hot, although in the winter you have to wear a coat. During the summer, there are a lot of late afternoon thunderstorms. (Andrea)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people are very accepting of your friendship, even if they don’t want to convert. They will let you in to use the bathroom and feed you gladly. They are very hospitable and warm. (Andrea)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Bring lots of comfortable durable shoes. They wear out ridiculously fast. (Andrea)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • My testimony of the gospel and its core doctrines has been incredibly strengthened. The big picture makes so much sense. I found my husband only a few months later when it was the last thing I was looking for at the time. (Andrea)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I am now a fluent Portuguese speaker. I learned how to speak to new people and strangers and appear approachable and friendly. (Andrea)

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

  • It gets better! It’s not supposed to be miserable. If it is, something is wrong. My first two transfers were like that, but I didn’t know that wasn’t how it was supposed to be. And don’t take things so personally! Everyone has their agency, and you can’t take that away no matter if the spirit is with you or if you’re a great teacher. (Andrea)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Sao Paulo West?

  • Be prepared to speak the language. It’s a no-English zone. The more you study now, the easier and faster the language will come to you. (Andrea)

What was a funny language mistake?