March 21, 2016

Connecticut Hartford Mission

Here are free resources about the Connecticut Hartford Mission:

Connecticut Hartford Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Connecticut Hartford Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

This mission does not currently exist.

Phone Number: N/A
Mission President: N/A

Connecticut Hartford Mission Map

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

*Mission does not currently exist. (Browse LDS.org mission maps)

Videos with Connecticut Hartford RMs

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

Videos about Connecticut

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

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Connecticut Hartford Missionary Blogs

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

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

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Connecticut Hartford Mission Groups

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

  1. Hartford Connecticut Mission Group (801 members)
  2. Connecticut Hartford Mission – Ensign’s Group (98 members)
  3. Hartford Connecticut Mission ’97-’98 Group (98 members)
  4. Connecticut, Hartford Mission 1990-92 Group (7 members)
  5. Hartford, Connecticut Mission 1988-1991 Group (1 member)

Connecticut Hartford Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Connecticut Hartford Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Hartford Mission gifts

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Connecticut Hartford Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2011, Mission became part of the Massachusetts Boston Mission.
  2. 2008-2011, H. Gary Pehrson
  3. 2005-2008, Van R. Johnson
  4. 2002-2005, Clayton S. Huber
  5. 1999-2002, Donald J. Butler
  6. 1996-1999, Noel W. Burt
  7. 1993-1996, M. Dale Ensign
  8. 1991-1993, Herbert Hill
  9. 1988-1991, Mark L. Angus
  10. 1985-1988, Richard E. Harris
  11. 1982-1985, Ira Somers
  12. 1979-1982, Gerald L. Ericksen

Connecticut LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 15,752
  • Missions:
  • Temples:
  • Congregations: 35
  • Family History Centers: 13

Helpful Articles about Connecticut

Coming soon..

Connecticut Hartford Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Connecticut Hartford 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?

  • 1997-1998 (Saham Huoy)
  • 1995-1997 (Mike)
  • July 1994-January 1996 (Mellissa)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Cranston, Rhode Island. Waterford, Connecticut. Southington, Connecticut. Hamden, Connecticut. (Saham Huoy)
  • New Haven, CT/North Kingston, RI/North Hartford, CT/ Woonsocket, RI/Bethel,CT/Warwick,RI. (Mike)
  • Rhode Island- Cranston, Providence Warwick West Warwick CT-West Hartford/Simsbury, Southington, Clinton. (Mellissa)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Homemade Dried apples (Saham Huoy)
  • Awful, Awful, Birch Beer, Red Vines sent from home, Steamers in RI, Chinese Buffets. (Mike)
  • New England Apple Cider donuts and apple fritters, authentic Italian food, (holy canoli’s!) lobster rolls, clam cakes, and New England clam “chowda” 😊. (Mellissa)

What was a funny experience?

  • Tracking in a foreign area when it was freezing cold & snowing w/out proper shoes. I also learned that I was naturally fluent in the New England accent from my jaw being numb in the cold (Saham Huoy)
  • I plead the 5th. (Mike)
  • The time my companion and I were riding our bikes in our skirts from a meeting in Warwick RI to our area in Cranston RI and some guys drove past, rolled down there window, and starting singing the wicked witch song from the Wizard of Oz (doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog Toto too!) (Mellissa)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Encountering a circle prayer & the potential golden member speaking in tongues (Saham Huoy)
  • Ice Hockey on Tarrywhile Lake in Danbury. Walking through the Projects in North Hartford at night and having gansters flash their guns at us. (Mike)
  • Downtown Providence on our bikes, near the projects at night. 😳 (Mellissa)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • The moment when I followed my instincts and listened to the Holy Ghost. Had to go see a young sister who had a baptismal lesson. She had questions regarding her concerns & I had scriptures ready to support those questions she had. She was able to take courage & set a baptismal date. She was baptized after I got transferred. (Saham Huoy)
  • Had many but the baptisms of Irene Iselin in Wickford RI, and Faith Linton in Hartford are definite Highlights. (Mike)
  • Teaching a guy about the apostasy, building back church using plastic cups and him asking the golden question, “what church has all of these truths that were taught before the apostasy?” Then we pointed to our tags and said “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” 💗. (Mellissa)

What are some interesting facts about the Connecticut Hartford Mission?

  • This mission does not exist any more. (Mike)
  • Easterners seem cold and unreceptive, until you get to know them, then they are the most loyal friends for life! If you find their “loose brick” you can break down their walls. Build on common beliefs, and build those relationships of trust! (Mellissa)

What was the weather like?

  • New England surprised us all the time. Chill factors so cold it went right thru the bones! (Saham Huoy)
  • Bitter cold in the winter and sweltering Hot in the Summer. But beautiful all year round. Coming from Utah, the humidity in New England amplified temperatures more than I was used to. Got to tract through a Northeaster and a tropical storm. (Mike)
  • Humid wet and hot in the summer. Rainy and gorgeous in the spring and fall. COLD and wet in the winter. (Dress in layers and wear cotton garments and thermals). (Mellissa)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Willingness & charitable hearts. Eagerness to serve others. (Saham Huoy)
  • The history, the accent, FALL in New England, all the old pretty colonial churches and old colonial houses. (Mellissa)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Less is more. Do not take more than what you need to bring. (Saham Huoy)
  • Thermals for winter and moisture wicking if possible for summer. (Mike)
  • Light breathable clothes for summer, comfortable shoes. Lots of cotton underwear because you shower twice a day in the humidity. Heavy long jacket for winter and waterproof winter boots to keep your feet warm. Warm gloves hat earmuffs/scarf. (Mellissa)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • A wonderful bond w/ the few return missionaries I served amongst districts throughout the mission. An eternal friendship of a youth I once met & is now a devoted follower of Christ in our LDS church. (Saham Huoy)
  • Found my testimony, learned self confidence, learned compassion for others and not to be afraid of those who are different than myself. (Mike)
  • Too many to count! 💗 (Mellissa)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Dealing w/ multiple personalities from the many missionaries I served w/ & amongst. Organized. Cleanliness for sure! (Saham Huoy)
  • Open your mouth, Gospel knowledge, and learning to recognize the Spirit. Learned to sing. I am comfortable approaching just about anyone. (Mike)
  • People skills, study skills, organizational and time management skills, serving others =less selfish, learned how to pray for specific blessings and receive answers and promptings through the Spirit. (Mellissa)

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

  • Being more prepared in scriptural memorization. (Saham Huoy)
  • How hard a mission would be physically and mentally. Spiritually draining, but at the same time rejuvenating and so much joy. Having patience with myself and patience with investigators and companions. (Mellissa)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Connecticut Hartford?

  • Enjoy every bit of it. I wish I could take back time & do it again! (Saham Huoy)
  • Work hard but remember to have fun. Like Mary Poppins says, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun and snap, the job’s a game!” (Mike)
  • If you are obedient, work hard, and love the people, everything else will fall into place. (Mellissa)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Not sure. Did many door approaches in Spanish although we were English speaking. They do have a dialect all their own in Rhode Island though. (Mike)
  • Trying to understand Rhode Island accent was fun with the letter “r” being dropped in words or added at the end of words. 😂 (Mellissa)