December 24, 2014

California Long Beach Mission

Here are free resources about the California Long Beach Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: California LDS Missions.

Long Beach Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the California Long Beach 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 Long Beach Mission
6500 E Atherton St
Long Beach, Ca
90815

Phone Number: 1-562-248-1300
Mission President: President Brian P. Patterson

California Long Beach Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Long Beach RMs

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

Long Beach Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the California Long Beach 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 Long Beach RMs lifey.org/california-long-beach-mission 2017
Sister Mary Ransom itsajollyholidaywithmary.wordpress.com 2017
Sister Jessica Webb sisterwebbincali.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Lydia Foster sisterlydiafoster.wordpress.com 2017
Elder Ryan Horton elderryanhorton.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Henry Jones elderhenryjones.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Christina Holt faithineverycaliforniafootstep.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Bryan Poulson elderbryanpoulson.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Justin Gilmour elderjustingilmour.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jennifer McGarry jennifermcgarry.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Rachael Clark shiningmissionary.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Brian Richards elderbrianrichards.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jason Woffinden elderwoffinden.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Ryan Conway mymission.com/elderryanconway 2015
Sister Jaynee Pendleton jayneefinallyserving.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jason Sanderson thelongbeachstory.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Christopher VanKammen longbeachahead.weebly.com 2015
Elder Tyler Roberts tylersmission2013-15.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Tara Miller sistertaramiller.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Dallin Beck elderdallinbeck.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jace Allred elderjaceallred.blog.com 2015
Elder Nicholas Liddell eldernicholasliddell.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Samantha Washburn sisterwashburnlb.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Tiffany Henderson tkhenderson.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Jacqueline Bauer sisterbauer.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Delci Brown sisterdelcibrown.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister McOmber mcombermm.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Amanda Decker teachinlongbeach.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Noah Frost eldernoahfrost.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Brandyn Burbank elderbrandynburbank.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Garrett Bowles bowlescalledtoserve.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Todd Jolley eldertjolley.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Daniel Cline missionsite.net/eldercline 2012
Elder Gregory Kline missionsite.net/gregorykline 2011
Elder Garrett Colwell missionsite.net/eldergcolwell 2011
Elder Ben Rubert elderrubert.blogspot.com 2011
Mission Alumni mission.net/california/long-beach 2010

Long Beach Mission Groups

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

  1. Long Beach Mission July 2004- July 2007 Group (173 members)
  2. Long Beach/Mission Facebook Group (34 members)
  3. Long Beach Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (28 members)
  4. California Long Beach Mission (since July 2007) Group (4 members)

California Long Beach Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the California Long Beach Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Long Beach Mission gifts

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Long Beach Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Brian P. Patterson
  2. 2013-2016, Ryan Melvin Tew
  3. 2007-2011, Edwin A. Sexton
  4. 2004-2007, Ronald W. Evans
  5. 2001-2004, Roger P. Christensen
  6. 1998-2001, Grant L. Pullan

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..

Long Beach Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from California Long Beach 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 (Heather)
  • 2004 (Austin)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Long Beach (NW), Midway City, Westminster, and Lakewood. (Heather)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Fish tacos, shaved ice. (Heather)
  • Wahoos fish tacos, Claim jumper, In n out, Chipotle. (Austin)

What was a funny experience?

  • Running into Dennis Rodman and offering him a pass along card. (Austin)

What was a crazy experience?

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Hearing a soon to be baptized sister praying out loud for the first time ever. (Austin)

What are some interesting facts about the Long Beach Mission?

  • One of the most populated yet geographically smallest missions in the world. (Austin)

What was the weather like?

  • The summers I was there were pretty hot, over 100℉, and a bit humid, with very mild winters, about 50-60℉. It rarely rained. (Heather)
  • Heaven. 75-85 in summer, 54-60 in winter (Austin)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The communities I served in were filled with people who were religious in some way, and open to hearing what we had to share, even if they were not ready to change their beliefs. (Heather)
  • Laid back, fun loving, good sense of humor, and dedicated. (Austin)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Short sleeve white shirts. (Austin)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Countless, but a few would be how close I cane to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I had to rely only on them daily, no family or friends. It really taught me what faith really is. (Austin)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Getting out of my shell, story telling, and figuring out what matters most in any situation. (Austin)

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

  • Cliche, but dump that girlfriend before you leave. If she’s there when you get home, great, but don’t plan on it. Instead, dive fully in to the work. Otherwise you’ll miss out on a lot of neat experiences and opportunities. (Austin)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Long Beach?

  • A lot of people in Southern California are under the impression that they’re as happy as they’ll ever be. Exercise patience as you strive to teach them, along with the spirit, what REAL happiness is. (Austin)

What was a funny language mistake?