March 21, 2016

El Salvador San Salvador West Mission

Here are free resources about the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: El Salvador LDS Missions.

El Salvador San Salvador West Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the El Salvador San Salvador West 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. See LDS Missions in El Salvador.

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

El Salvador San Salvador West Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the El Salvador San Salvador West Mission

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

Videos with El Salvador San Salvador West RMs

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

LDS-Friendly 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.

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San Salvador West Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the San Salvador West 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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San Salvador West Mission Groups

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

  1. El Salvador Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) (437 members)
  2. Misión El Savador San Salvador Oeste 1996-1999 Group (367 members)
  3. LDS Moms Of Missionaries In El Salvador And Belize (202 members)
  4. MISIÓN EL SALVADOR SAN SALVADOR OESTE 2000 AL 2004 Group (110 members)
  5. Mision El Salvador San Salvador Oeste Group (5 members)

San Salvador West Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the San Salvador West Mission!

Shirt designs include San Salvador West 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: San Salvador West missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse San Salvador West Mission gifts

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San Salvador West Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the San Salvador West LDS Mission.

  1. 1996-1999, Henry C. Goodnow Jr.

El Salvador LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 122,799
  • Missions: 3
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 163
  • Family History Centers: 20

Helpful Articles about El Salvador

Coming soon..

San Salvador West Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from San Salvador West 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?

  • 1997-1999 (Haley)
  • 1995-1997 (Caleb)
  • 1993-1995 (Jared)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Santa Ana, Metapan, Ataco, Sonsonate, San Salvador. (Caleb)
  • Apaneca, Santa Ana, Sonsonate, Ahuachapan, San Salvador. (Jared)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Anona Rice, beans, tortillas, chicken, fried plantains, pupusas, fruit, sweet breads. (Haley)
  • Pupusas! Maracuya juice. Penguinos (cup cakes) Pupusas!! (Caleb)
  • Pupusas, beans, rices, platanos fritos. (Jared)

What was a funny experience?

  • All the crazy out houses, like the one that was open at the bottom with a view of the river below! I was also offered a ride back into town, on the back of a flat bed semi truck. It was a long five mile walk so we accepted the offer. We sat with our legs flat and with our arms planted wide and enjoyed the cool breeze and the amazing stars. (Caleb)
  • I always found it interesting seeing the different colors of a stream of water out of a cloth manufacturer due to the dye they used. (Jared)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Being held up at gunpoint. (Haley)
  • We were headed back to the apartment when we discovered that a small tornado was coming at us. We hurried to get there before it did. However the tornado and us arrived at our street as we did. We pushed down the street by holding onto buildings just like in the movies. Tin roofs were flying past us overhead! As we arrived at our door we touched our key to the lock and the door flew open. We jumped inside and kicked the door closed behind us. We knew angels were watching over us because the lock was terrible and usually took us 45-60 seconds of jiggling to get it unlocked! (Caleb)
  • One of the times we got robbed. (Jared)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • We were invited by an old lady to come visit with her and her husband. At the beginning of the meeting he informed us that he thought that Mormons were liars. We politely informed him that we were Mormons and that we told the truth. We had a wonderful six weeks or so teaching them. He was a strong Catholic, and had been godfather too many of the adults and children in his colony. He chose to be baptized! As he was dressing in white to be baptized he noticed that he still had his Catholic prayer necklace on. He turned it off and threw it on the floor and said that he had been lost for way too long and did not need those any longer! That was a cool moment. (Caleb)
  • Too many to choose from. (Jared)

What are some interesting facts about the San Salvador West Mission?

  • The people are so warm and friendly. The country is beautiful. It’s a small mission, but very powerful. (Caleb)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot and dusty, or hot and raining. (Haley)
  • Hot: hot and wet, or hot and dry. (Unless you are blessed enough to be assigned to the Apaneca/ Atacó/ Juayua area!) But quite beautiful. (Caleb)
  • It seems to have always been hot and humid. (Jared)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Humility, acceptance, happy people. (Haley)
  • I loved nearly everything about the place and the people! I really took to it like a fish to water. The people are so outgoing, friendly and laid-back. The members have such strong testimonies! I love the colorful buildings and buses. I love the music that is always being played. (Caleb)
  • They were a very humble people. (Jared)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Don’t bring a trench coat! Bring lots of ties. Long sleeve shirts are a waste. Maybe have one. Make sure your suit coat is a summer coat, not a winter one. (I did not and it was HOT!!) (Caleb)
  • Only take one suit. (Jared)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • My mission has blessed my life immeasurably. It has shaped me, and formed me in so many ways. I literally would be a completely different person if it were not for my time spent there! It has given me a testimony of the simple truth of the Gospel. It has shown me that humble Christlike service to my fellow man is the most important thing. More important than simply knowing doctrine. My mission has provided me with a lifetime friend, better said, an eternal brother! My best companion and I have been close friends ever since the mission. That was 21 years ago! (Caleb)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Full fluency in Spanish. How to travel with confidence. How to wash clothes by hand. I learned that there are many subtle levels of freshness/staleness of food. Not just the perfect or trash mentality we have here in the states! (Caleb)
  • I still speak some Spanish. (Jared)

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

  • The address of everyone to try and keep in touch afterward. (Haley)
  • I wish I knew that not all missionaries are dedicated servants. That I would have lazy or unrighteous companions. That there would be a unhealthy pressure to simply baptize a person regardless of whether or not they were ready and were converted. I wish I knew how fast it would go! And how sad I would be having to leave! (Caleb)
  • I wish I would have been more humble in the beginning. (Jared)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to San Salvador West?

  • Be converted before you go. Realize that you have two years only to accomplish all that you can. Go and work as hard as you can, you’ll regret anything less. Do a good job. Seek for quality baptisms, not quantity. Realize that conversions are more important and that you will stand before God accountable for merely baptizing people and not helping them become fully converted. Love the people and treat them with kindness and respect. It is indeed the best way to reach their hearts. Facts and doctrine are secondary influencers. (Caleb)

What was a funny language mistake?