December 25, 2014

Canada Montreal Mission

Here are free resources about the Canada Montréal Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Canada LDS Missions.

Canada Montreal Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Canada Montreal 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.

Canada Montreal Mission
470 Rue Gilford
Ste 300
Montreal, QC H2J 1N3
Canada

Phone Number: 1-514-731-0612
Mission President: President Robert L. Phillips

Canada Montreal Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Canada Montreal RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Canada Montreal Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

mission interview

LDS-Friendly Videos about Canada

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

LDS Church  places  history  food  nature  language  mission calls  time lapses  Cities

Canada Montreal Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Canada Montreal 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.)

Elder Tanner Sprague eldersprague.com 2017
Elder & Sister Scott steveandrosescott.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Matthew Arnold mymission.com/eldermatthewarnold 2016
Elder Jordan DiReda elderjordandireda.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Ivonne Garcia sisterivonnegarcia.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Meredith Hanna meredithinmontreal.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Martina Thomas sistermartinathomas.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Heather Shelley scriptingjoy.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Michelle Shaver mmissionm.blogspot.ca 2016
Elder Bryan McOmber elderbryanmcomber.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Mackenzie Rawlings montrealmissionary.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tate Masse eldertatemasse.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Cody Ritz elderritz.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tanner Perkes tanners2years.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Madeline Hunt sistermadelinehunt.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Lauryn Smith missionsite.net/sisterlaurynsmith 2015
Sister Carlee Dick carleeincanada.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Suzy Kinghorn sistersuzykinghorn.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Catherine Olsen sistercatherineolsen.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Payne paynesinottawa.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Mosiah Castrejon mosiahcastrejon.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Russell Pilling russellpilling.com 2014
Elder Taylor Heinzlmeir speakerforthemind.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Andrea Godfrey sisterandreagodfrey.wordpress.com 2014
Sister Sydnie Landeen scatteringsunshinesydnie.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Sherece May sherecemayblog.mayfamily.ca 2014
Mission Alumni yelkcam.com/cmm 2014
Elder Jarrod Wilbur missionsite.net/elderjarrodwilbur 2014
Sister Rebecca Smith missionsite.net/soeursmith 2014
Elder Austen Oviatt elderaustenoviatt.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Sylvia Cutler sylviacutlermission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Clayton Ellis clay-all-day.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Celina Ferguson misscelinaelizabeth.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Tyler Critchfield eldercritchfield.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Lindsey Del Castillo soeur-lindsey-delcastillo.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Lindy Pace missionsite.net/soeurlindypace 2011
Elder Addison Call elderabcall.blogspot.com 2010

Canada Montreal Mission Groups

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

  1. Canada Montreal Mission: 2002-2005 Group (351 members)
  2. Montreal Mission- President & Sister Cannon Group (255 members)
  3. Canada Montreal Mission (CMM) – Froerer- Era Group (206 members)
  4. Canada Montreal Mission (CMM) – McKittrick-Era Group (143 members)
  5. Montreal- James E. Rasband Years 1987-90 Group (113 members)
  6. Canada Montreal Mission Godfrey/Wynder Group (103 members)
  7. Canada East (Halifax, Toronto, Montreal) Moms Group (57 members)
  8. Canada Montreal Mission – Stoddard Years Group (31 members)
  9. Montreal Mission (CMM) McKinnon Era Group (27 members)
  10. Canada East Photos (Toronto, Montreal, Halifax) Group (27 members)
  11. Canada Montreal Mission Alumni Group (12 members)
  12. Montreal Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (10 members)

Canada Montreal Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Canada Montreal Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Montreal Mission gifts

canada-montreal-mission-shirt-1 canada-montreal-mission-shirt-2 canada-montreal-mission-shirt-3

Canada Montreal Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Robert L. Phillips
  2. 2013-2016, Victor P. Patrick

Canada LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 193,850
  • Missions: 7
  • Temples: 8
  • Congregations: 486
  • Family History Centers: 186

Helpful Articles about Canada

Coming soon..

Canada Montreal Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Canada Montreal 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 (Emily)
  • 2013-2015 (Edwardo)
  • 2006-2008 (Brett)
  • 1995-1996 (Lisa)
  • 1993-1995 (Eric)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Montreal West, Zarahemla, Mascouche. (Emily)
  • Zarahemla, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu. (Edwardo)
  • Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa. (Lisa)
  • Donnacona/Quebec City; St. Michel; Alma; Ottawa; Ogdensburg, NY; Parc Jarry. (Eric)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Poutine, pupusas.  (Emily)
  • Poutine. Papusa. Schwarma. Timbits. (Edwardo)
  • Poutine with smoked meat, meat pie (tourtiere), shawarmas, spruce beer, pure maple syrup and all Haitian food. (Brett)
  • Anything vegetarian! (Lisa)
  • Poutine (curd cheese on fries with gravy over the top, basically ‘pig in a blender’), cassoulet (a sort of all-day casserole), tarte au sucre (Sugar pie. Literally.), Fufu (not Canadian, but African. Sort of communal mashed corn curd with green or red sauce. Eat with your fingers, everyone shares a plate). (Eric)

What was a funny experience?

  • Everyone thought I was Moroccan, and would attempt to speak to me in Arabic. (Edwardo)
  • I went bowling and the pins were about 8 inches tall and the ball I got was about the size of the softball. I knew it was bowling but it felt more like fast-pitch softball. (Brett)
  • Too many to count. You make your own fun every day, and anything can be fun if you are willing. (Eric)

What was a crazy experience?

  • We were doing emails at the Apple store, downtown Montreal when a big black man came to my companion and asked her if she wanted to go out with him. He looked intimidating and started approaching her more and more until there was no space between them. She offered him a pass-along card and her testimony and he said he wasn’t interested in her religion but in her. That was so freaky, fortunately there was an elder around and asked him politely to keep his distance and to respect her. I bet the man felt the elder’s authority because he just walked away. (Emily)
  • Icy roads. Freezing rain. Falling icicles. 45 below zero. (Edwardo)
  • I was in Sept-iles which was about 7 hours away from zone conference in Quebec City and we had to carpool with the Elders in Rimouski to save on gas. Those were some of the scariest drives of my life in the winter (and I’m from a snowy place.) The roads out in the sticks can be downright treacherous. (Brett)
  • Being street harassed on a daily basis. (Lisa)
  • Tracting on hockey night- DON’T do it. Driving on icy roads. Contacting ‘street people’ in some of the rougher neighborhoods. (Eric)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Meeting so many people from around the world, there were lots of people who were receptive to the gospel. (Brett)
  • I met my husband. (Lisa)
  • Seeing the Gospel make a difference in people’s lives. Looking for the potential in everyone you meet. ZONE CONFERENCES! (Eric)

What are some interesting facts about the Montreal Mission?

  • It is one of the biggest missions (area wise) but there are no missionaries in the most remote parts because it is extremely cold and there are no people to teach. (Emily)
  • So many languages and peoples! (Edwardo)
  • The North Pole is in our mission. While there, I contacted people from over 100 countries. (I kept track because it was so frequent.) They produce the best pure maple syrup in the world. (Brett)
  • The Montreal Mission had almost no bike areas, so it had one of the largest car fleets in North America. It was geographically huge and spread out. The mission boundaries go from northern New York, to above the arctic circle. The mission is a mix of French, English and bilingual areas; so when you knock on a door, you don’t know what language they are going to answer in. (Eric)

What was the weather like?

  • Don’t believe the meteo (weather cast) if they tell you it is -25…what they really mean to say is -50. It is extreme cold during winter. The first snow fall is like around mid October and after that you will see snow for the next 7 months. Snow sticks to the ground and won’t leave until the end of April. (Emily)
  • Cold. (Edwardo)
  • I experienced a fluctuation of 145 degrees in 6 months! -45 degrees in Sept-iles during winter and 100 degrees in the Montreal summer. It’s humid so the cold goes right through you and the heat makes you sweat no matter what. But the colors in fall are breathtaking.
  • Cold. Very, very cold. 🙂
  • Winter can be absolutely bone-chilling. Summers make up for it, they are beautiful. If you are from Utah, get ready for humidity. (Eric)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • It is so fun to see the different cultures and religions. Montreal is a very multi-cultural area. (Emily)
  • There were so many immigrants and languages spoken so it felt like a world tour, not just a Canadian city. Also, the ethnic food restaurants were so authentic I didn’t want to go home. (Brett)
  • Montreal was amazingly diverse. I was a wonderful place to serve and get to know many different cultures. (Lisa)
  • All of it! Quebec City is like being in Europe. Northern New York has Amish. Northern Quebec has Inuit. The National Capitol is not in the mission (it’s in Ottawa). Montreal is like NYC, you can find someone from anywhere there. But through all this, you find out that people are really the same, no matter where they might be from. (Eric)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Bring layers of clothes. Anything that has the label “thermic” is very welcome. (Emily)
  • Don’t take a trench coat…that’s the Jehovah’s Witness uniform. Just wait to buy a coat until you get there. When I was there, every Elder would go and buy a nice dark Columbia soft shell jacket/coat that we wore about 70% of the year over our shirt and tie. (Brett)
  • Buy what you need when you get there because you’ll have a better idea of the weather and mission-appropriate clothes. (Lisa)
  • Wool socks for winter. Bring a good camera for preparation day- the region is beautiful. (Eric)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I definitely received more clarity on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had a good vision for what job I wanted and how I wanted to raise my family. (Brett)
  • I learned how to listen. Meeting many people from many different walks of life has opened many doors in my post-mission life. Listen. Learn. 🙂 (Lisa)
  • Too many to list. If you serve your mission with all your heart, it changes the trajectory of your entire life. (Eric)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to knit. Sounds weird, but they have special yarn that they use to make slippers (pantoufles) that NEVER wear out, not after 40 years of daily use. So, an old lady taught me how to knit and I would do that late in the evenings before bed. (Brett)
  • This will sound odd, but the thing I learned most was to chuck goal setting out the window. Our mission was very number-oriented and I learned that PEOPLE trump theology every, single time. (Lisa)
  • Patience. The ability to think fast on your feet, and teach effectively. And I can speak French in a Québécois accent so thick, my French family can barely understand me. (Eric)

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

  • I wish I had researched the history. (Edwardo)
  • I wish I would have done more service. Towards the latter part of my mission, I realized how effective unplanned service was. Like helping someone change a flat tire on the side of the road, helping somebody move out of their house. Take time to look for ways to help somebody, because they will remember you for it. (Brett)
  • I wish I slowed down, appreciated each day and each experience. (Lisa)
  • Don’t just go with the flow, because that is time wasted. The mission goes by fast, and you got to do as much as you can to make every day count. (Eric)

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

  • Be ready to get humbled. (Edwardo)
  • Some native people of Quebec have been quite hurt by religion in the past and may not be open to the gospel at first. Think of ways to still get involved with them and be around them. I created surveys to ask people at the door asking if they believed in God, the Bible, eternal families, prophets, and at the end if they would be interested in reading something about Christ visiting America. That got me in hundreds of doors as opposed to some of the go-to lines that are easy to reject. (Brett)
  • The memories you make as a missionary will last your lifetime and it WILL NOT be your best two years! You’ll have a lifetime to look back on the memories you make as a missionary but that the best years are yet to come! (Lisa)
  • Work hard, play hard. Teach your testimony. Be worthy and willing to serve. (Eric)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Tabernacle is a curse word in Quebec. One time, we were talking to someone and we said Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The eyes of the woman turned big!!! but she didn’t say anything. We later found out why she suddenly became cold and gave us the cold shoulder. (Emily)
  • One day, a few people misheard when we said we were messengers for massagers. They were for the most part not interested either way. (Edwardo)
  • At the beginning of my mission, I asked two young ladies (who happened to be very attractive) if they wanted to be baptized. But, I was still learning French and couldn’t remember when to put the verb before the subject and I said, “Je veux vous…(I want you…) and then realized that was not right and got super embarrassed and blushed while they laughed and helped me find the correct way to say it. (Brett)
  • Don’t say ‘Je suis embarrassee’ when you mean you are ’embarrassed’. It actually means you are pregnant. Don’t say ”Je suis chaud’ when you mean you are hot, it actually means you are drunk. And don’t say ”Je suis fini’, when you mean you are finished, that means you are dead. (Eric)