Here are free resources about the Colombia Cali 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: Colombia LDS Missions.
Colombia Cali Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Colombia Cali 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.
Colombia Cali Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Colombia Cali Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Cali Mission:
Videos with Colombia Cali RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Colombia Cali Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Colombia
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Colombia. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Colombia, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Colombia Cali Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Colombia Cali Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Colombia Cali Mission Groups
Here are Colombia Cali Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Cali Mission.
- Colombia Cali Mission, Mision Colombia Cali Group (843 members)
- Mision Colombia Cali – Lo Mejor!!! Facebook Group (560 members)
- Ex-Misioneros 90-95 (Pres. Chumbita y Ferreira) Group (255 members)
- Mision Cali Colombia Facebook Group (243 members)
- Compis Mision Cali Colombia! Facebook Group (130 members)
- Mision Colombia Cali Facebook Group (89 members)
- Reunion de la Mision Colombia Cali Facebook Group (22 members)
- Mision Cali Colombia 2007-2010 Facebook Group (15 members)
- Cali Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (2 members)
- Mision Cali 1982-3 (Presidente Julio Davila) Group (1 member)
Colombia Cali Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Colombia Cali Mission!
Shirt designs include Colombia Cali 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: Colombia Cali missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Colombia Cali Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Cali LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Ray P. Whitesides
- 2014-2017, Sergio Prícoli
- 2011-2014, Jonathan M. Prince
- 2008-2011, Edgar Bolivar
- 2005-2008, Horacio Jorge Nieto
- 2002-2005, Jorge Eduardo Trujillo
- 1999-2002, Noel Diaz
- 1996-1999, Alexander Nuñez
- 1993-1996, Ferreira Jaime
- 1990-1993, Julio Chumbita
- 1987-1990, Jorge M. Leaño Rodríguez
- 1984-1987, Lynn Mickelsen
- 1981-1984, Julio Davila
- 1978-1981 Robert Harding
- 1975-1978, Jay Jensen
Colombia LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 193,350
- Missions: 5
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 264
- Family History Centers: 51
Helpful Articles about Colombia
Colombia Cali Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Colombia Cali RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 1991-1993 (Clint)
What areas did you serve in?
- Palmira, Tulua, Terron Colorado (Cali), Popayan, Dos Quebradas (Pereira). (Clint)
What were some favorite foods?
- Bandeja Paisa, empanadas, jugo de maracuya, arepa frita con queso campesino. (Clint)
What was a funny experience?
- Mispronouncing or misusing Spanish words that changed the meaning significantly and saying inappropriate things. Like instead of saying I had a girlfriend waiting for me back home I accidentally said I had a pregnant girlfriend back home. (Clint)
What was a crazy experience?
- Being approached by drunk or otherwise impaired person. Waiting for a bus late at night on an abandoned street. Getting separated from my companion. (Clint)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Seeing the things truly converted people were willing to give up and leave behind. Finding out years later that a young convert served a mission, was married in the temple and is serving faithfully in the church 20+ years later. (Clint)
What are some interesting facts about the Cali Mission?
- Didn’t have hot water very often. Slept on straw mattresses. Gave discussions by candle light. Beautiful green valleys and lush mountains. Volcanoes everywhere. We were on volcano alert more than once. We did our own laundry by hand in big concrete tanks and wash boards. (Clint)
What was the weather like?
- In the valley, it was hot and humid all year round. Not nearly as hot as Phoenix and probably not as humid as Houston in the summer time. In the mountains, it was chilly at night and it rained nearly every day in the mountains. (Clint)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Humble people that loved the gospel and made great sacrifices for it. Beautiful scenery and good food. (Clint)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Our mission president sent us a revised clothing list. One suit only on Sundays and for Mission meetings. Cotton pants that did not require dry cleaning because of the rain and dirt streets and jungle type terrain. (Clint)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Firm testimony of the restored gospel and a love for God’s children no matter where they are from. I learned how to better express myself and gain a comfort for approaching people. I still use my Spanish today. I teach construction/engineering classes in Spanish all over the United States and in central America. Spanish speaking people still compliment me on my Spanish. (Clint)
What are some skills you gained?
- Get up early. Work hard. Go to bed on time. Still a big part of my life today. Speak, read, and write Spanish fluently. Accepting that no task and no calling is too hard to get done. (Clint)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Looking back, I can’t think of anything I wish I had known. (Clint)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Cali?
- Obey the mission rules. Obey your Mission President. Never think you are the exception. You’re NOT. Blessings will come from obedience. Your President has the mantle, not you or your parents. Follow his counsel without question. (Clint)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Mi novia me esta esperando. My girlfriend is waiting for me. Mi novia esta esperando. My girlfriend is waiting in a motherly way. She’s pregnant. That was an awkward moment. (Clint)