December 27, 2014

Colorado Fort Collins Mission

Here are free resources about the Colorado Fort Collins Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: Colorado LDS Missions.

Fort Collins Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Colorado Fort Collins 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.

Colorado Fort Collins Mission
500 Hillspire Dr
Windsor CO 80550
USA
Phone Number: 1-970-686-7271
Mission President: President Sean S. McMurray

Colorado Fort Collins Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Colorado Fort Collins Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Fort Collins Mission:

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

Videos with Fort Collins RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Colorado Fort Collins 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 Colorado

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

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Fort Collins Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Colorado Fort Collins Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

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Elder Robert Jonas Bush elderrobertjonasbush.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Robert Litster elderlitster.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Kiersten Larson mymission.com/sisterkierstenlarson 2016
Sister Megan Hooper sisterhooper.weebly.com 2016
Elder Andrew Campbell andrewcampbellblog.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jennifer Burden myporeclainheart.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Austin Griffin austin.griffincircus.com 2016
Sister Sarah Allen hewillholdyouup.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kennon Bacon elderkennonbacon.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Katie Jensen kat-in-colorado.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jefferson Urry elderjeffersonkurry.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Logan NeVille elderloganadamneville.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Emilee Thomas sisteremileethomas.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Marissa Budge sisterbudge.weebly.com 2015
Sister Emily DeFord sisteremilydeford.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Karissa Young assistersincolorado.blogspot.com 2015
Elder William Sell billysell.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Richard Westrup elderwestrup.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Alexander Hamilton elderalexanderjameshamilton.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Josh Buchanan missionsite.net/elderjoshbuchanan 2015
Sister Amanda Loux missionsite.net/sisteramandaloux 2014
Sister Allyson Mehner hermanamehner.wordpress.com 2014
Sister Yiselle Wilson sisterwilsononamission.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Kelly Smith missionaryindenver.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Hannah Mangum hermanahannahmangum.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Macy England macyengland.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Rashauna Hoer rockymountainmissionary.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Michelle Cardon missionsite.net/sistermichellelcardon 2014
Sister Karisa Nielsen sisterkarisanielsen.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Jamie Cropper jamiecropper.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Angelica Strasser missionsite.net/sisterangelicastrasser 2013

Colorado Fort Collins Mission Groups

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

  1. Fort Collins Colorado – LDS Mission Support Group (51 members)
  2. Colorado Fort Collins Mission Facebook Group (48 members)

Colorado Fort Collins Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Colorado Fort Collins Mission!

Shirt designs include Colorado Fort Collins 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: Colorado Fort Collins missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Fort Collins Mission gifts

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Fort Collins Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Sean S. McMurray
  2. 2013-2016, Kelly W. Brown

Colorado LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 151,580
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 312
  • Family History Centers: 63

Helpful Articles about Colorado

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Fort Collins Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Colorado Fort Collins RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • June 2013 – December 2014 (Molly)
  • 2013-2014 (Angelica)
  • 2014-2015 (Portia)
  • 2013-2015 (John)
  • 2013-2014 (Katelyn)
  • 2013 (Karisa)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Laramie, WY and Casper, WY. (Portia)
  • Cheyenne & Laramie Wyoming. Berthoud, Longmont, Greely, Boulder & Broomfield, Colorado. (John)
  • Johnstown, Greely, Fort Collins, Boulder, Cheyenne. (Katelyn)
  • Boulder, Louisville. (Karisa)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Hawaiian Haystacks! Shrimp Alfredo! (Molly)
  • Chicken pot pie, asian style salads, pot roast. (Angelica)
  • Sushi! Or just anything “outside the box.” (Portia)
  • Soups, salads, pasta, elk steak and tocos (yeah tocos are kind of a Mormon thing but they are good). (John)
  • Taco Salads. (Katelyn)
  • Pizza and hot pockets. (Karisa)

What was a funny experience?

  • My companion and I just came out of a service project and were headed to the car. I thought the ice was strong enough to hold my weight, and clearly it wasn’t! I fell flat on face and my entire skirt was soaked! I was sore for many days!! Man! (Molly)
  • One time my companion and I went to a really small town in Wyoming that was part of our area to find some less actives. It took us about an hour to drive there and when we found it, there were probably only four or five streets in the whole town. Well, we got there and found the houses we were looking for, knocked… and nothing. No one. Well, we decided that we weren’t going to just give up. I asked my companion if she had ever tracked an entire town. (Of course she hadn’t, neither had I.) So we went for it. We knocked on every door… NO ONE ANSWERED! No one in the entire town. Well, we found an old man in short shorts outside of his house watering his pine trees so we decided to talk to him. Long story short, someone in the post office/police station had seen us walking and thought we were Jehovah’s Witnesses! They called everyone in town and told them not to open their doors and to pretend like they weren’t home. Wow. That was a crazy day. (Angelica)
  • Our apartment catching fire and my companion forgetting her shoes and running back into the fire to get her shoes so she can put them on. (Portia)
  • In my first area, I was scared to tell some members that seafood always makes me sick to my stomach so the entire meal I was sneaking food onto my trainer’s plate when they looked away. I had to eat a small portion of it and spent half the night trying to throw up with my trainer coaching me through it. Interesting fact it is much harder than it looks. (John)
  • There was a snow day in Cheyenne and church was cancelled so the elders and sisters went out and were shoveling snow. One of the elders borrowed a giant snow suit from a member. (Katelyn)
  • Eating the interesting food some of the members made. (Karisa)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • One of our investigators was drunk one night and we had an appointment with him. We opened the door and talked with him. He was talking a lot of nonsense and we were scared with what his next move was. Scary! We left as soon as we could. (Molly)
  • The day I got into the mission field there was a blizzard. My trainer had driven from Wyoming to Colorado to pick me up and her and her companion had almost died getting there. We stayed the night in the mission home in Broomfield, then the next day we drove to Loveland. Then we went the next day to Wyoming… in another BLIZZARD! I thought for sure we were going to die. We couldn’t see the road for minutes at a time. I just prayed the whole time. We made it, but I don’t think we would have if we weren’t all missionaries praying. (Angelica)
  • Being run off the road by a car while riding a bike. (Portia)
  • The craziest thing I think was the flood, it rained for like days on end lots of service opportunities and it prepared the people for the gospel. (John)
  • There were tornadoes in Greely, CO! Later when I served in Cheyenne there were also tornadoes! (Katelyn)
  • Talking to less actives while they are smoking pot. (Karisa)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • I wasn’t able to attend the temple for my half-way mark because my area was too far away from the temple. I was struggling immensely due to family and personal issues. I wanted to attend the temple so bad. Heavenly Father had a different plan. He kept me in my area for another transfer! If he knew how much I was suffering, why would he do that? I found out the answer. It was as if he was saying, “You are my daughter. I know you better than anyone else inside your mission, and outside your mission. Stay with me. Stay with me. Hold on and see what I will do for you.” That confirmation was so strong. I waited and finally was transferred. I attended the temple as soon as I could. And for waiting, I was able to attend with my MTC companion!! Such a huge blessing!!! Heavenly Father has a plan for each and every one of us. Never forget that. It was as if he said in the temple to me, “See, I have your back. All you needed to do was wait.” (Molly)
  • Too many to list here. But one of my favorites was Rose. We were looking for her daughter, a former investigator. We found Rose. She told us to come by another day, so we did. When we met, the spirit was overwhelming. She told us that when she had first seen us she just wanted to send us away, but for some reason she felt happy when she looked at us and she wanted us to come back. She was baptized a few months later and now she is active in the Relief Society. I love her with all my heart. There were so many sacred experiences that lead to her conversion. (Angelica)
  • Too many to count. Anytime I helped others recognize the spirit. Those were my favorite. (Portia)
  • I was serving in Boulder and we didn’t have anyone to teach. So my companion and I fasted for some help finding an investigator. That Sunday, a couple from China gets off the plane and happens to show up to our ward. A few months later the wife got baptized. (John)
  • Whenever an investigator said yes to baptism. (Katelyn)
  • Experiences with the flood in 2013. (Karisa)

What are some interesting facts about the Fort Collins Mission?

  • We are getting a temple! The Fort Collins temple will be finished and dedicated in 2016. It’s groundbreaking was in August of 2013!! So exciting for the members in the area and surrounding areas! (Molly)
  • We are getting a TEMPLE! I can’t wait for it to be finished! (Angelica)
  • The 3 new apostles all have visited our mission before they were called to the Quorum. (Portia)
  • There are two completely different cultures in the mission. The north is straight up cowboy country and the south is sort of granola the more south you go. (John)
  • Most members are really active in the mission work. (Katelyn)
  • When I went, it was a new mission, so that was cool and the Fort Collins Temple. (Karisa)

What’s the weather like?

  • It snowed on Mother’s day?! What the heck!!! Wyoming had crazy wind and heavy snow! Other than that, it was beautiful! (Molly)
  • Cold. (Angelica)
  • Summers in Laramie, Wyoming were amazing. Everywhere else it was just normal. (Portia)
  • Summers are nice, warm weather with a slight breeze most days, spring and fall are really nice, winters can be rough…the wind is the kicker. If there was no wind winter, would be okay also. That’s my opinion as an Oregonian. (John)
  • It could be very hot or cold. (Katelyn)
  • Awesome! There are 4 seasons and the weather shows that. Daily rain showers for about 10 minutes. (Karisa)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people put the missionaries first. They helped us when we needed it and made sure we were kept busy! They fed us so well! Also, there were a good amount of sites to see! (Molly)
  • EVERYTHING! I would go back in a heartbeat if I could. (Angelica)
  • People accepted me for who I was. That really allowed me to grow as a missionary. (Portia)
  • The people are awesome, the members are great and the people are open to conversations about the gospel. (John)
  • The scenery was amazing. You could be in the flat lands or right next to the mountains. (Katelyn)
  • The variety, in the church and in the community. (Karisa)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • You can always get more when you are in the field. You do NOT want to pay extra fees for heavy bags! (Molly)
  • Sisters: Don’t overpack. And you only really need a few pairs of shoes. I had three pairs of shoes and a pair of boots that lasted me my whole mission. (Angelica)
  • I’m minimalist! Don’t over pack. Leave room in your suit case for things you’ll unknowingly pick up. (Portia)
  • Bring good winter clothes, good solid dress shoes (a couple of pairs). (John)
  • Boots for winter! (Katelyn)
  • Layers are great. (Karisa)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • The knowledge that if I stay faithful, my family will be blessed and come back to the church one day. That if I keep my standards high and continue to live the Gospel, I will be the happiest that I can be! Who wouldn’t want that? (Molly)
  • Too many to count. My heart is so full of love for the people I met and taught and served there. I think about my mission every day. (Angelica)
  • A testimony. Protection. (Portia)
  • I have become the best John I can be, because of the experiences, leadership, and opportunities I had to grow.  (John)
  • Learning what missionary work was really about. Developing my testimony more. Making life long friends with the elders and members I served with. (Katelyn)
  • Meeting the people in the areas I served in. They changed my life! (Karisa)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to feed chickens, groom and walk horses. I learned how to deep clean kitchens and other parts of houses. (Molly)
  • People skills, bike riding skills, table manners skills, ninja skills, stalker skills, spirit skills, etc. (Angelica)
  • Being able to be myself. (Portia)
  • People skills mostly. (John)
  • Learning how important it is to do daily scripture study, weekly family home evening, attending church regularly, and many more things! (Katelyn)
  • Planning and following up on tasks I set out for myself. (Karisa)

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

  • Be patient with myself and others. I wish I had the mindset that I could reach my potential and that it wasn’t an overnight idea. (Molly)
  • I wish I knew that it was ok to be myself. You don’t have to be a cookie cutter missionary, you need to be YOU, but a missionary you. (Angelica)
  • Everyone is different. There is no cookie cutter missionary. Make sure you are the same servant of the Lord in public and private. The Lord called you to a certain place because you are you. (Portia)
  • I wish I went to the temple more and left with a stronger testimony and read the Book of Mormon more and shared the gospel with my friends. (John)
  • Not all missionaries are 100% obedient. You will not be 100% obedient, don’t be too hard on yourself, do your best and the Lord will do the rest. (Katelyn)
  • Be more flexible. With change of plans all the time and working with your companion. (Karisa)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Fort Collins?

  • If you center Jesus Christ in your testimony and life, nothing can knock you down spiritually. Rejection will come from left to right, but with a sure foundation of our Savior, you will keep going and not be discouraged. It will drive you to work harder and become better. I guarantee it. (Molly)
  • Give it everything you’ve got and never give up. It is so worth it. (Angelica)
  • If your every feeling lonely, go do service. It cheers you right up. (Portia)
  • Give yourself some credit…you are awesome. No one feels prepared for this experience. The Lord will shape you into the missionary you need to be. Don’t ever give up on yourself. Keep on going you can do it!! (John)
  • Lock your heart. Leave the girl/boy at home, they will only distract you. (Katelyn)
  • Not sure with the new tablets, but I wish I had my GPS when I first got there. I had a TomTom but left it at home. White washed a few areas and the maps we were given were out of date. We spent a lot of time lost driving (and using mileage). (Karisa)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I taught an Elder, English slang during a service project and hearing him pronounce some of them was hilarious! English was his second language, so you could only imagine how funny it was! Comical! (Molly)
  • I agreed to be married in Tonga after my mission, but I misunderstood the Tongan women’s question. (Portia)
  • We were talking to a Seventh Day Adventist about church and my companion said Sunday School when it was actually Saturday school. (: (Katelyn)