Here are free resources about the Chile Osorno Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Chile LDS Missions.
Chile Osorno Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Chile Osorno 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.
Mackenna 987, Oficina 3
Phone Number: 56-64-223-2754
Mission President: President Rodrigo Obeso
Chile Osorno Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Chile Osorno Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Osorno Mission:
Videos with Chile Osorno RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Chile Osorno Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..
LDS-Friendly Videos about Chile
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Chile. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Chile, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Chile Osorno Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Chile Osorno Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Chile Osorno Mission Groups
Here are Chile Osorno Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Osorno Mission.
- Mision Chile Osorno Facebook Group (399 members)
- Mision Osorno Pte Signorelli y Castro (1986-88) Group (340 members)
- Mision Osorno 1981-1984 LDS – SUD Group (243 members)
- Mision Chile Osorno 2011-2014 Facebook Group (180 members)
- Misioneros Retornados Mision Osorno Group (86 members)
- Ex Misioneros Mision Osorno Facebook Group (44 members)
- Yo Servi en la Gran Mision de Chile Osorno Group (36 members)
- Chile Osorno Mission Facebook Group (33 members)
- Mision Osorno Pte Arostegui Facebook Group (23 members)
- Chile Osorno Mission 1981-84 Facebook Group (22 members)
- Amigos Mision Chile Osorno Facebook Group (19 members)
- Mision Osorno Pte. Claudio Signorelli 1984-86 Group (18 members)
- Osorno Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (12 members)
- Yo Tambien Servi en la Gran Mision Osorno Group (12 members)
- Mision Chile Osorno 2014-2016 Facebook Group (11 members)
- Osorno Chile Mission Facebook Group (10 members)
- Mision Chile, Osorno 2004-2006! Group (6 members)
- Mision Chile Osorno 1996-1999 Group (2 members)
Chile Osorno Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Chile Osorno Mission!
Shirt designs include Chile Osorno 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: Chile Osorno missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Recommended Mission Prep Books
Fun fact: Brad Wilcox served a mission in Chile!
Chile Osorno Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Osorno LDS Mission.
- 2014-2017, Rodrigo Obeso
- 2011-2014, John E. Rappleye
- 2008-2011, Kenneth D. Lovell
- 2005-2008, Carl Riley Faulkner
- 2002-2005, David Lopez
- 1999-2002, José García
- 1996-1999, Thomas Lyon
- 1993-1996, Hugo Arostequi
- 1990-1993, Gustavo Barrios
- 1987-1990, Juan Castro
- 1984-1987, Claudio Signorelli
- 1981-1984, Fernando Caballero
- 1978-1981, Keith Stott
- 1977-1978, Lester Haymore
Chile LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 579,235
- Missions: 10
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 604
- Family History Centers: 99
Helpful Articles about Chile
Chile Osorno Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Chile Osorno RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- June 2013-December 2014 (Emily)
- 2012-2014 (Garett)
- 1999-2001 (Ben)
- 1999-2001 (Trevor)
- 1998-2000 (Ernie)
- 1998-2000 (Shane)
- 1994-1996 (Ricardo)
- 1981-1983 (Dustin)
Which areas did you serve in?
- Validivia, Rahue, Osorno, Calbuco, Puerto Montt, and Paillaco. (Garett)
- Punta Arenas, Coyhaique, Puerto Aysen, Osorno, La Union, Villarrica, Temuco, Victoria. (Ben)
- Pucon, Paillaco, Angus, Gorbea, Purranque, Valdivia (Calle Calle), Coyaihque. (Shane)
- Decima region de los Lagos Chile. (Ricardo)
- Valdivia, Temuco, Osorno & Puerto Montt. (Dustin)
What were some favorite foods?
- Bread, Gnocchi, Salads, Completes, Empanadas, Sopaipillas. (Emily)
- Completos, sopapillas con pevere, lamb on a spit, and fresh daily bread. (Garett)
- Empanadas, of course. Completos. Calzones. (Ben)
- I liked almost all of the food. Empanadas, kuchen, membrillo were some of my favorites. (Trevor)
- Empanadas, curanto, porotos con salchichas, gnocchi. (Shane)
- En el sur fueron los locos con mayo ,salmon cocido ,pan de casa ,carne de capon. (Ricard0)
- Completos, Empanadas, Salmon, and Berlines. (Dustin)
What was a funny experience?
- Our mission was so spread apart that missionaries had to go solo on transfers. In one area, I was picking up a brand new missionary and I was late. An old Chilean man had asked him for money, but he didn’t understand so he (slowly) chased us down the street waving his cane and hitting the back of the taxi. (Trevor)
- Salir a proselitar con lluvia llegar todo mojado a las citas y luego secarse en las estufas a leña . en puntarenas con mi compañero nos tiramos en trineo en la nieve . rescatamos un borrachito del frio de la nieve lo fuimos a dejar a su casa al caminar nos undimos en la nieve hasta la mitad su esposa nos agradecio por traerle a casa. (Ricardo)
- Went to teach a man who was drunk when we arrived. He said he wanted our help to quit so I asked him where he kept all his wine, took all the bottles and walked outside and broke them one by one. He tried to stop me and started crying but afterwards hugged me and thanked me! (Dustin)
What was a crazy experience?
- I was training an Elder who had recently completed two weeks in the mission field. We were walking down, and we could see some feet sticking out of the dumpster ahead of us. The man inside got out, saw us, and started yelling in Spanish, “Get off my land!!” After he said this, he ran full speed up to us, stopped in front of my companion, and again yelled “get off my land” in my companions face. He then turned to me and said tell something about God or I’ll kill you. I don’t remember what I said, but he couldn’t understand my gringo accent very well. So he gave up and walked away. (Garett)
- A guy attacked us with a knife. Fortunately, he was small and kind of drunk so overpowering him without injury worked out. (Ben)
- Mi compañero se paro en la punta de una quebrada abrió su chaqueta para que el viento que era fuerte lo sostuviera al inclinarse ,si el viento hubiese cambiado de dirección el podría haber caído al vació. (Ricardo)
- I honestly never felt that I was in danger. It is a pretty safe place. (Dustin)
What was a spiritual experience?
- I had member in my second area named Maria, a recent convert of 2 months. We usually stopped by several times a week to see how she and her family of 5 were doing since she was also single and loved the company and the gospel lessons. She always greeted us with a smile. One day we knocked on her door and she looked really down about something, we asked what the matter was. She said her 22 year old son had suddenly ran off, and left his wife and kid without telling anyone. She was really distressed. We shared a message about sincere prayer and invited her to pray personally and as a family. She agreed. We left and sincerely prayed for the well being of her family. We dropped by the next day, knocked, and to our surprise she greeted us with that smile we had known before. She immediate began telling us that after our discussion and invitation, she and her kids prayed, she then made dinner, and after dinner and everything was cleaned up, she heard a knock at the door. One of her daughters had not gotten back from a friend’s house, so it must have been her. To her surprise it was her son who had run off!! She asked him why he decided to come back. He said, ” because I felt that my Mother needed me.” Maria’s and my testimony of prayer had been strengthened immensely. (Garett)
- There were hundreds of thousands. Watching people completely change their outlook, happiness, demeanor, the way they treat their family and others, overcoming vices, etc. I’ve never experienced anything as incredible as being a part of change like that. (Ben)
- La ultima fue cuando estaba por terminar la misión estábamos enseñando a una investigadora ya le aviamos desafiado a bautizarse y asepto pero cuando volvimos a verla expreso muchas dudas ,fuimos directos ella comento que su esposo le dijo que si ella se bautizaba el se iría de la casa y no volvería ,le pregunte si ella confiaba en el señor y si pensaba que el le mandaría a hacer algo que fuera malo para ella ,ella contesto que confiaba en el y que savia que el señor no le mandaría a hacer algo malo para ella ,sentí un calor muy fuerte en mi pecho y entendí que debía desafiarla de nuevo a bautizarse le pregunte que estaba sintiendo ella dijo paz ,que cree que el señor le esta diciendo con esos sentimientos ella dijo que esto es bueno entonces le dije si estaba dispuesta a seguir los sentimientos que dios esta poniendo en su corazón siendo bautizada como cristo lo enseño ,ella contesto que si y se bautizo al domingo siguiente ese mismo día su esposo que nunca nos acompaño en ninguna de las sitas la acompaño a su bautismo se acerco a mi y me dijo que si me hubiera quedado mas tiempo quisas lo hubiera bautizado. (Ricardo)
- Wow, every day. The key with Chileans is love. If they can tell you care about them they will do anything for you. (Dustin)
What are some interesting facts about the Osorno Mission?
- It is absolutely beautiful!! The Patagonia borders the southern half of the mission. There are a lot of national parks with thousands of lakes and rivers. There is also the most friendliest and humble of people. (Garett)
- Includes the southern most land in the world outside of Antarctica. (Ben)
- Many volcanoes. Lots of rivers, forests, and lakes. (Trevor)
- Se encuentra al sur de Chile ,comprendía de victoria hasta punta arenas los sectores eran grandes así que había que caminar mucho , los cambios eran horas de viaje en bus , nos reuníamos los lunes en el correo para ver si teníamos alguna carta o encomienda. comense mi misión en la isla de chiloe para llegar a la isla el bus se traslado a un transfer una especie de barco que lo traslada hasta la isla y cuando tuve cambio a punta arenas nos enviaron en avión.(Ricardo)
- The southernmost mission of the world. (Dustin)
What was the weather like?
- Rains everyday! (Emily)
- Rainy most days. Bring a good rain jacket, you won’t regret it. It rarely got over 90 degrees and was colder than 30. (Garett)
- Ranging from true tundra with snow and 90 mph winds in the deep south to hot and humid in the northern part of the mission. Definitely plenty of rain in all parts. (Ben)
- Very, very rainy in the winter. Otherwise, its very nice. (Trevor)
- Cold and rainy. (Shane)
- El clima era bastante frio y lluvioso en invierno,en punta arenas me toco el tiempo del terremoto blanco (mucha nieve )y cuando llege mi primer dia de mision a la isla de chiloe el dia anterior hubo un temporal de viento que boto muchas techumbres y arboles. (Ricardo)
- One of the rainiest places on earth but only snows in the mountains generally. Very nice in the summer with long warm days. Winter days are short and humid. (Dustin)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- The place is absolutely beautiful. Everything is so green and lush. The people are spectacular as well, they will talk your ear off, haha. They cook a lot of food. (Garett)
- The place is incredibly beautiful. Few places on earth match it. The people are so loving and open. It’s a real treasure if you are willing to immerse yourself in the culture. (Ben)
- The people were very kind and welcoming. They almost always wanted to talk and share food with you. (Trevor)
- Beautiful countryside (plenty to do /explore on P-Day), friendly/down home country folk. (Shane)
- La gente del sur es muy calida y amable , los lugares son muy hermosos mucha vegetacon ,rios ,lagos y playas. (Ricardo)
- The people are wonderful and the scenery in southern Chile is incredible. (Dustin)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Sisters should bring a lot of tights/leggings and warm boots. (Emily)
- Bring waterproof shoes. A good rain jacket that has a zip out liner, some days it will be rainy but also humid and warm, or sometimes cold, so I would recommend a jacket with a zip it liner. Thermals would be a good idea, I wore under armor. A waterproof backpack, your scriptures will get damp regardless but they won’t get soaked. Last but not least, don’t forget your smile, because Chileans will always give a smile back!! (Garett)
- Highest quality raincoat you can get. Needs to last and keep you dry even when you are standing in the shower. (Ben)
- You need a variety for both warm weather and cold weather. Be prepared for rain to protect your feet and your stuff. (Trevor)
- Plan to dress in layers. (Shane)
- Los paraguas no sirven ,hay que llevar ropa abrigada , garmen termico y bototos. (Ricardo)
- Good raincoat and the strongest umbrella you can find. Good walking shoes that can take a beating. Don’t wear a suitcoat often, but will go through many pants. If you wear large size shoes(12+) they are not available in Chile so bring extra. (Dustin)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- A better understanding of people and all of life’s questions can be answered by the gospel of Christ. A refined character, it’s two years to take off the natural man and think mainly of others and not yourself. Most of all a more profound self conversion and testimony. (Garett)
- Too many to mention. It completely changed the direction of my life. Blessed me not only spiritually but mentally, socially and emotionally. (Ben)
- So many. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience. It has opened my eyes to people and cultures that I never would have understood before. (Trevor)
- Being bilingual, an appreciation for everything that the Lord gives us, a stronger testimony. (Shane)
- Aprendi a estar mas cerca del espíritu y a tomar mejores decisiones ,tengo una hermosa familia sellada en el templo mi hijo recivio el sacerdocio de aaron , soy feliz con cosas simples. (Ricardo)
- Best experience of my life, 30+ years later and I still use things I learned every day. (Dustin)
What are some skills you gained?
- Cooking healthy meals. Starting a conversation with someone, and leaving with a new friend. Not judging too quickly about anyone. (Garett)
- Confidence. Independence. Leadership. Social skills. Coping skills. Discipline. To name a few. (Ben)
- Mayor conocimiento de las escrituras , benci mi timides fortaleci mi testimonio y aprendi a tener mes paciencia para encontrar respuestas y con ello acer frente a las difcultades que da la vida de mejor manera. (Ricardo)
- Language, I use Spanish frequently plus many leadership skills. (Dustin)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I knew more about the apostasy and the restoration of the gospel. I had an idea of what it was all about, but until I was in the MTC, I had finally understood why priesthood authority and why it separates us from every other church was so important. (Garett)
- Forget my fears and engage with the people. You don’t have to be a Senior companion to open your heart and invest in the people. (Ben)
- Spanish and don’t sweat the small stuff. (Shane)
- Al principio de mi mision tocamos muchas puertas y caminamos mucho y estudiamos mucho las escrituras. (Ricardo)
- That missions are hard work and not all missionaries are there for the right reasons. (Dustin)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Osorno?
- While in the MTC there was a TV that always had the quote of the day written in it. One day we were in going to an assembly and I glanced over at the TV and saw two words that Elder Bednar said, ” Be yourself.” That’s exactly what a mission is, to be your best self. No one is perfect at teaching or studying, the Lord has prepared you throughout your lifetime to go to the place you are to serve and be character of a person he has, as the scriptures say, “suffered” you to be. There are great things that lay in store for you. And most of all, learn how to balance having fun and working hard. (Garett)
- Prepare. Give it your all. Few times in your life (probably ever) will you receive such a great return on your efforts. Not just spiritually or in an eternal sense. But in mundane and mortal life terms as well. (Ben)
- Las escrituras son buenas para enseñar y aclarar dudas pero lo que torna el corazón de las personas a cristo es el testimonio personal de la verdad de lo que enseñamos por medio del espiritu. (Ricardo)
- Learn to work and don’t bring along any unnecessary baggage (girlfriends, past sins). (Dustin)
What was a funny language mistake?
- In my first baptismal interview as a new district leader I asked an older gentleman to bring a pair of calzones to his baptism to change into. While this word means underwear in some countries, it specifically means panties, or women’s underwear in Chile. I can’t imagine what he was thinking… haha! (Ben)
- Embarazada does not mean embarrassed, it means pregnant. A sister missionary was called on to speak in a new area and proceeded to tell the ward she was very pregnant and it was the Bishop’s fault! (Dustin)