December 25, 2014

California San Bernardino Mission

Here are free resources about the California San Bernardino Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: California LDS Missions.

San Bernardino Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the California San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino Mission
7000 Central Avenue
Highland, CA 92346

San Bernardino Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the California San Bernardino Mission (LDS). Coming soon..


Videos with San Bernardino RMs

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

San Bernardino Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the San Bernardino Mission. This blog 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.)

San Bernardino Returned Missionaries lifey.org/california-san-bernardino-mission 2017
Mission Alumni mission.net/california/san-bernardino 2016
Elder Jameson Marriott eldermarriott.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Collin Braithwaite missionsite.net/eldercollinbraithwaite 2015
Sister Megan Johnson sistermeganjohnson.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Todd Patch missionsite.net/eldertoddpatch 2014
Elder Sean Heath missionsite.net/elderseanheath 2014
Sister Allison Mills allisonsmission.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Madisen Busenbark madsmission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Kyle Ettinger eldersettinger.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Landon Bell elderlandonbell.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Megan Stacey missionarymeganstacey.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Kyle Christensen missionsite.net/elderkylechristensen 2013
Sister Hali Hicken missionsite.net/sisterhalihicken 2012
Elder Taylor Gull eldertaylorgull.blogspot.com 2012
Elder John Bolliger bolligermissionaries.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Joshua Reitz missionsite.net/elderjoshreitz 2011
Sister Molly Anderson sistamolly.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Dustan Barnard elderdustanbarnard.blogspot.com 2010

San Bernardino Mission Groups

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

  1. California San Bernardino Mission Facebook Group (744 members)
  2. San Bernardino LDS Mission 2010-2013 Group (207 members)
  3. CA San Bernardino Mission (Sharp) Facebook Group (2 members)

San Bernardino Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the California San Bernardino Mission!

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

*Click here to browse San Bernardino Mission gifts

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San Bernardino Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2010-2013, Godwin
  2. 2007-2010, David Sanchez
  3. 2004-2007, Kent C. Wilson
  4. 2001-2004, Max A. Jensen
  5. 1998-2001, Michael T. Nelson
  6. 1995-1998, G. Marsden Blanch
  7. 1992-1995, Calvin R. Stephens
  8. 1989-1992, D. Earl Hurst
  9. 1986-1989, Melvin Gourdin
  10. 1983-1986, Kenneth Nessen
  11. 1980-1983, Howard Cannon Sharp

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..

San Bernardino Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from California San Bernardino 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?

  • March 2009-October 2011 (Madeleine)
  • 2005-2007 (Marcus)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Fontana, Muscoy, Adelanto, Rialto, Barstow. (Marcus)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Mexican food. (Madeleine)
  • Arepas (Venezuelan). (Marcus)

What was a funny experience?

  • Driving to an appointment and being late because there was a coat on the road. (Madeleine)
  • Getting stranded by fires. (Marcus)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Getting surgery. (Madeleine)
  • Crazy neighborhoods with violence. Guns and knives pulled in front of us (only once ON us) (Marcus)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Christmas concert where all missionaries and congregation sang Hallelujah chorus from Handel. (Madeleine)
  • Working with Coptic Monks outside of Barstow. (Marcus)

What are some interesting facts about the San Bernardino Mission?

  • Two distinct areas: the “Valley” and the “Desert” although I believe the boundaries now include only the valley portion. (Marcus)

What was the weather like?

  • Nice and hot. (Madeleine)
  • Hot and dry and more hot. (Marcus)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I just love them. They are willing to help. (Madeleine)
  • There was always work to do, especially in the Valley. (Marcus)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Light and colorful. (Madeleine)
  • Light shirts. (Marcus)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Knowing I am capable of doing big things. (Madeleine)
  • A second language (led towards my first degree), personal gospel growth. (Marcus)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Cooking cheap meals. (Madeleine)
  • Butchering a goat. Wish I was kidding. Lots of cultural experiences with people from all over. (Marcus)

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

  • How to clean in a easy way. More scripture knowledge. (Madeleine)
  • To trust in faith more. (Marcus)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to San Bernardino?

  • Enjoy everything. (Madeleine)
  • Study and live the gospel. Everything else will be given to you. (Marcus)

What was a funny language mistake?