Free resources about the El Salvador San Salvador East 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: El Salvador LDS Missions.
San Salvador East Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the San Salvador East 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.
Mision El Salvador, San Salvador Este
Centro Commercial 105, Local 204
Paseo General Escalon y 105 Ave. Sur
San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.
San Salvador East Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the El Salvador San Salvador East Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the San Salvador East Mission:
Videos with San Salvador East RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the El Salvador San Salvador East Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
YouTube Videos about El Salvador
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about El Salvador. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about El Salvador, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
San Salvador East Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the San Salvador East Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
San Salvador East Mission Groups
Here are El Salvador San Salvador East Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the San Salvador East Mission.
- El Salvador San Salvador Mision Este Facebook Group (999 members)
- El Salvador Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) (437 members)
- LDS Moms Of Missionaries In El Salvador And Belize (202 members)
- San Salvador East Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (105 members)
- Mision San Salvador Este Facebook Group (50 members)
San Salvador East Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the El Salvador San Salvador East Mission!
Shirt designs include El Salvador San Salvador East 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: El Salvador San Salvador East missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
San Salvador East Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the San Salvador East LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Favio Durán
- 2015-2017, Bruno E. Vásquez Robles
- 2013-2015, David L. Glazier
El Salvador LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 122,799
- Missions: 3
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 163
- Family History Centers: 20
Helpful Articles about El Salvador
San Salvador East Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from El Salvador San Salvador East RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2013-2015 (Jessica)
- 1994-1996 (James)
What areas did you serve in?
- Berlin, Cojutepeque, Ayutuxtepeque, San Miguel. (James)
What were some favorite foods?
- PUPUSAS! And Kolashanpan, mangos with chili sauce, coconut charamuscas, horchata. (Jessica)
- Pupusas claro. (James)
What was a funny experience?
- We once had an investigator who made piñatas for a living. At the time, we were sharing our house with another companionship of sisters and it just so happened three of us had birthdays in April or May. Every time a sister’s birthday arrived, we would ask Marcos to make a piñata that looked like her, and we beat the heck out of it to celebrate. (Jessica)
- Almost falling out of a micro bus that was so crammed full of people I could just hang on to the outside. (James)
What was a crazy experience?
- One time, while my companion and I were cleaning our house on P-day, a group of guys tried to enter our house. Luckily the front door was locked, and a Church member lived right around the corner. We called her on the phone and she came running. The guys left when they saw her coming. (Jessica)
- Salmonella and typhoid fever twice. (James)
What was a spiritual experience?
- One evening as my companion and I were walking down the street, tired after a long day, I saw a young man walking in front of us and the thought came: You need to talk to him. That man turned out to be one of the most prepared investigators I ever taught. (Jessica)
- Seeing the last people in the world you would expect to join The Church have a conversion experience that brought them to the Savior. (James)
What are some interesting facts about the San Salvador East Mission?
- It includes an active volcano. (Jessica)
- I was among the first group of Americans to go in after the Civil War. There were only about a dozen of us. Then a year later, they started sending in a whole bunch of Gringos. (James)
What was the weather like?
- Hot and humid, year-round. (Jessica)
- Hot, humid. (James)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Everyone was very kind and generous, even though they had few physical possessions. They are also very religious there. (Jessica)
- The trials and challenges made it a memorable experience. One that I will never forget. (James)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- You’re going to a place that’s hot and humid year-round. Keep that in mind when you’re packing clothes. (Jessica)
- Khaki pants and a lot of short sleeve white shirts. I think I wore a suit once in the whole mission. (James)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Greater spiritual strength and a stronger testimony of obedience and Jesus Christ. (Jessica)
- Appreciation for the comforts we have here, a closeness and familiarity with the Spirit, lifelong friends, and memories that made me who I am. (James)
What are some skills you gained?
- Teaching, cooking, Spanish speaking, striking up conversations with strangers. (Jessica)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Seeking to be a diligent missionary is the best way to build trust with the members. (Jessica)
- I wish I had known how difficult it would be. I think I was expecting two years of EFY, but boy it was hard. (James)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to San Salvador East?
- Congratulations! You have been called to the best mission ever! The people are generally very humble, generous and protective of the missionaries. (Jessica)
- Just be worthy, obey the rules and work hard! (James)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Saying pescado (fish) instead of pecado (sin). (Jessica)
- In El Salvador it is very common to call people by their description- fat, skinny, curly, black, white- that’s something we don’t do in the states but down there it is perfectly acceptable. You can imagine what a shock that was. (James)