December 24, 2014

California Irvine Mission

Here are free resources about the California Irvine Mission:

**Send your missionary a monthly care package for only $20/month (Get 20% off the first two months with coupon code ‘PREPARETOSERVE’)**

*Other Mission Pages: California LDS Missions.

California Irvine Mission Address

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

California Irvine Mission
23 Lake Road
Irvine CA, 92604-4579

Phone Number: 1-949-262-1155
Mission President: President Samuel W. Clark Jr.

California Irvine Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the California Irvine Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Irvine Mission:

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

Videos with California Irvine RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the California Irvine 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 California

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about California. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about California, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

LDS Church  places  history  food  nature  Storms and Natural Disasters  Cities  time lapses  Social Issues

California Irvine Missionary Blogs

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

California Irvine RMs lifey.org/california-irvine-mission 2017
Sister Jessica Aebischer sisteraebischer.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Grace Crossett californiacrossett.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Chao hb2irvine.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Madeleine Atchley sisteratchley.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Peter Ahlstrom elderpeterahlstrom.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Taylor Lee floodingtheworldwithgoodness.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Miriam Garcia mymission.com/sistermiriamgarcia 2016
Sister Heather Bambas mymission.com/sisterheatherbambas 2016
Elder Peter Ahlstrom elderpeterahlstrom.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Anne Wood anniejwood.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Alyssa Shumway alyssashumwaycairvinemission.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kamber Smith adventuresofsistersmith.weebly.com 2016
Elder Matthew Mills eldermatthewmills.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Zachary Crump elderzcrump.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Andrew Lovgren andrewlovgrenmission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Dallin Fuell elderdallinfuell.blogspot.com 2016
Irvine Mission irvinemission.com 2015
Elder Joseph Allen mymission.com/elderjosephallen 2015
Sister Kayla Haws sisterhawsmission.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Mariah Wimmer sistermariahwimmer.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Allison Bailey sisterallisonbailey.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kye Ferguson elderkyeferguson.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Rachel Duncan hermanaduncan.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kyler Clements missionsite.net/elderkylerclements 2015
Elder Jordan Friend elderfriend.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kaeley Hall sisterkaeleyhall.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Taylor Ray eldertaylorraymission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jefferson Chandler elderjeffersonchandler.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Haddock haddockirvine.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Jessica Connor sisterjessicaconnor.tumblr.com 2014
Sister Violette Carlson youwishyouwerethiswildflower.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Taylor Burningham sistertaylorburningham.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Marci Johnson sistermarcijohnson.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Kristin Kimball sisterkristinkimball.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Amric Sobczak storminmormonazsobczak.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Griffin Epperson missionsite.net/eldergriffinepperson 2014
Sister Taetem Simms sistersimms.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Taelor McPherson missionsite.net/sistertaelormcpherson 2013
Elder Daniel Winters elderdanielbwinters.blogspot.com 2013

California Irvine Mission Groups

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

  1. California Irvine Mission Facebook Group (400 members)
  2. California Irvine Mission Moms – LDS Group (70 members)

California Irvine Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the California Irvine Mission!

Shirt designs include California Irvine 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: California Irvine missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Irvine Mission gifts

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California Irvine Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Samuel W. Clark Jr.
  2. 2013-2016, Von Dean Orgill

California LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 773,762
  • Missions: 20
  • Temples: 7
  • Congregations: 1,357
  • Family History Centers: 222

Helpful Articles about California

Coming soon..

California Irvine Missionary Survey

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

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Jordan)

What areas did you serve in?

  • The whole mission, I moved around a lot! (Jordan)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Hapa J’s Man fries, If you are ever in the San Clemente Zone, you have to get them. (Jordan)

What was a funny experience?

  • One day I decided I needed to be more happy, and I was going to try to make myself as miserable as possible to make sure that I had to try ever harder. Long story short, I was walking down the street wearing a sweater in 90 degree weather playing “I Am a Child of God” on a Ukulele while the one of the AP’s was trailing me (we were on exchanges). Talked to more people that day than I had even seen in a week. (Jordan)

What was a crazy experience?

  • I made a crazy hat from some old boxes and called it my “Anti-Leadership Hat”. The idea was that I never wanted to be a district leader, or anything higher. So I threatened the AP’s that if they ever called my to be in leadership I would wear the hat to district meetings. Next transfer I was made a district leader, and I wore it… Once. Then I gave up and accepted my fate. (Jordan)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • I had been on my mission for a year, and I had not had any baptisms. Only ever had three investigators, and I was in an area that I had been in for five months with the same companion. I had hit a wall and didn’t know what to do. We set up an appointment with a member that fell through. We had no car, nor bikes, and were a 45-minute walk from the apartment when it started raining. And I mean RAINING. My companion had a tiny umbrella that he didn’t want to share and I had naught but my name-tag and tie. At that moment I realized, I don’t have to be mad, or depressed, I can enjoy this wonderful rain as a break form the heat. From that day forward, I would no longer worry about looking like a fool, or a failure. I would work, and pray, and do everything I could, and let go of the things that I could not control. (Jordan)

What are some interesting facts about the Irvine Mission?

  • It is one of the smallest missions in the world. There was a large emphasis on service and creativity when I was there. The idea is “if the Lord gave you talents, you need to use them”. Just because you are called to speak one language doesn’t mean you might not have to pick up another! (Jordan)

What was the weather like?

  • In the mornings it is almost always overcast, but it clears up around 11am. It can get into the 100’s in the summer and also below freezing in the winter (but that is rare), most of the time it is just kinda warm. (Jordan)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • All the people I met were nice to talk to. Most are willing to have a normal conversation if you try to start one. People are also willing to let you lend a hand, and that is the best way to find people. (Jordan)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Light weight clothing is crucial for the summers, but make sure you have a decent coat for the winters, it doesn’t (shouldn’t!) snow, but make sure you can withstand some chilly nights. (Jordan)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • An increased love for my fellow man and much patience. (Jordan)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned the very hard skill of striking up conversations with people, and remembering their names. This helps when you run into the same people again. (Jordan)

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

  • That I have the 42 lesson points from Preach My Gospel memorized. Also entering with the expectation that if I wanted anything, it was going to take a lot of work. Numbers are not the reason you go on a mission, it is for the people, numbers are a by-product. (Jordan)

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

  • Be ready to be ignored, be ready to wake up and not want to do anything. But go and do, no matter how many people yell at you, how many people ignore you, keep working. All of it will be worth it when you find those that needed it most. Some times that person is you! (Jordan)

What was a funny language mistake?