December 30, 2014

Georgia Atlanta North Mission

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Atlanta North Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Georgia Atlanta North 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.

Georgia Atlanta North Mission
1150 Cole Drive SW
Lilburn, Georgia 30047-5426

Phone Number: 1-770-925-8115
Mission President: President John E. Bennion

Georgia Atlanta North Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Georgia Atlanta North Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Atlanta North Mission:

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

Videos with Atlanta North RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Atlanta North 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 Georgia

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

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Atlanta North Missionary Blogs

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

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Elder Carson Davies mymission.com/eldercarsondavies 2016
Sister Karissa Taylor karissataylormission.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Mikel Merritt sistermikelmerritt.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Ethan Jacobson gonnateachalotofpeaches.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Rachael Hosman peachmygospel.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Madeleine Wallis sistermadeleinewallis.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Megan Rice sistermeganrice.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Dixon sisterkarmadixon.blogspot.com 2016
Mission Alumni mission.net/georgia/atlanta/north 2015
Sister Samantha Cunningham sistercunninghamsmission.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Madeline Abram sistermadelineabram.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Juliet Petersen sisterjulietpetersen.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Adam Black thegeorgiathrill.weebly.com 2015
Sister Rachel Weeks sisterweeksgeorgiapeach.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Trevor Ross gogoglo-gloriane.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Alicia Garver bicyclesandwalkingshoes.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Shelby Davenport sistershelbydavenport.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Bryce Rodabough brycerodabough.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Daxton Lamb elderdaxtonlamb.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Ashley Harris missionsite.net/sisterashleyharris 2015
Elder Riley Bronson missionsite.net/elderrileybronson 2015
Elder Brandon Vance elderbrandonvance.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Melissa Newman sistermelissanewman.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Molly George ageorgeingeorgia.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Hailey Knight 500daysingeorgia.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Amber Bedke ambersjustpeachy.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Cameran Bartholomew elderbart.weebly.com 2014
Elder Spencer Cooper elderspencerrcooper.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Spencer Eldredge missionsite.net/elderspencereldredge 2014
Sister Dannika Nielsen sisterdannikanielsen.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Ashley Jacobs sisterashleynichole.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Carson Cleverly missionsite.net/eldercarsoncleverly 2014
Elder Dylan Bushaw missionsite.net/elderdylanbushaw 2014
Sister Kaitlin Beasley sisterkatebeasley.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Julie Hamilton sisterjuliehamilton.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Casey Dickson caseymissionadventure.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Amanda Adorable sisteradorable.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Matt Rogers missionsite.net/eldermattrogers 2013
Elder Jordan Clark jordaningeorgia.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Garcia Valle sistergarciavalle.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Connors lcrcpressforward.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Candace Smith candiepi.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Daniel Grimm elderdanielgrimm.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Ryan Anderson missionsite.net/elderryananderson 2011
Elder Craig Hughes elderhughes.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Michael Caplin eldermtc.blogspot.com 2011

Atlanta North Mission Groups

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

  1. Georgia Atlanta North Mission Facebook Group (195 members)
  2. Atlanta North Mission President Smith Group (145 members)

Atlanta North Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Georgia Atlanta North Mission!

Shirt designs include Georgia Atlanta North 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: Georgia Atlanta North missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

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Atlanta North Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Atlanta North LDS Mission.

  1. 2017-2020, Scott C. Marsh
  2. 2014-2017, John Edwin Bennion
  3. 2011-2014, Steven King
  4. 2005-2008, Randall Myron Browning
  5. 2003-2006, Edward D. Smith

Georgia LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 82,857
  • Missions: 3
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 151
  • Family History Centers: 42

Helpful Articles about Georgia

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Atlanta North Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Georgia Atlanta North RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

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When did you serve?

  • 2013-2014 (Maria)
  • 2010-2012 (Shandare)
  • 2009-2010 (Jennifer)
  • 2002-2004 (Mark)
  • 2003-2005 (Brett)
  • 2003-2005 (Anthony)
  • 2003-2005 (Erica)
  • 2003-2004 (Tawni)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Roswell Stake and Sugar Hill Stake. (Maria)
  • Lilburn, Loganville, Marietta, UGA (Athens), Madison. (Shandare)
  • Areas: Sugar Hill, Alpharetta, Milton, Collins Hill and Centerville. (Jennifer)
  • Pilgrim Mill, Cartersville, Lilburn, Dahlonega, and Roswell. (Mark)
  • Acworth, Snellville, Alatoona, Sugar Hills, Conyers, Cartersville. (Brett)
  • Centerville, Rome, Suwannee, Alpharetta. (Anthony)
  • Monroe Ward, Hickory Flatt Ward, Ellijay Branch, Athens Student Ward, Dacula Ward. (Erica)
  • Elberton, Conyers, Monroe, Covington, Roswell. (Tawni)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Pupulas, gorditas, posole. (Maria)
  • Fried chicken, Southern green beens. (Shandare)
  • Tanners in Suwanee, Chick-Fil-A, fried green tomatoes, bacon wrapped jalapenos poppers and grits. (Jennifer)
  • Steak, eggs, grits, pumpkin rolls, etc. (Mark)
  • ZAXBY’s!!!!!! Creamed corn casserole. Authentic Latin dishes prepped by members. (Brett)
  • Banana pudding, corn bread, Krispy Cream. (Anthony)
  • Good authentic Mexican. (Erica)
  • Grits, Biscuits, Peaches. (Tawni)

What was a funny experience?

  • One time my companion and I decided we wanted to make every birthday for a member special within our means while we were there. We packed a bunch of balloons and when we got to his house we surprised him by surrounding him and his family with them. It was small, but that’s all we though of. We were outside in the member’s yard and I decided I wanted to kick one balloon ( I don’t know why ) so I fell and covered my whole skirt in mud. I hurt, but afterwards I couldn’t stop laughing. (Maria)
  • I got asked out on a date while emailing at a university library. (Shandare)
  • My companion and I trying to swing on a Cudzu vine like Tarzan in the fall. Cudzu vine 1 missionaries 0. (Jennifer)
  • Making elders think they hit me with the car as I was guiding them on a reverse. (Mark)
  • When I accidentally baptized a two year old when I was supposed to be giving him a healing blessing. (Brett)
  • Bike crash stories. (Anthony)
  • I lived in an apartment with another companionship. We pulled our mattresses out into the living room and had sleepovers on occasion. (Anonymous)
  • Locking our keys in our apartment after we had locked the door and set off a bug bomb… We had to break through a window and run through fog gas to find our keys. (Tawni)

What was a crazy experience?

  • My companion and I decided we wanted to visit a part member family that lived in a trailer park. It was close to 8:30pm, but it was pitch dark. We got to their home and knocked at their door, as soon as we were at their door my companion got a frightening look in her face. I asked her what was wrong and she replied “nothing” . I knew she was lying, I asked her again and she pointed at some men in a car in front of us that were staring us down. I told her to walk fast to the car, get in and lock her car. I believe that Angels were ministering to us, because as we walked towards our car which was in their same direction, they became frightened and ran away. That night, we were scared, but comforted to know He was there, protecting us. (Maria)
  • My companions and I went over to an investigator’s house for a lesson one day. Well her son who was some sort of minister in his church was there with some other members of his church for a retreat. While we were there this man made claims that he was a prophet and that he could receive revelation for us. He began telling us things that there was no way he could know about us. After his “revelation” he had the others bless us by putting their hands on us. They began praying out loud and speaking in “tongues” (screaming and mumbling). We were scared and confused of what was happening. We left the visit very confused spiritually. We felt that evil was in our presences. (Jennifer)
  • Slamming into a deer at night after an appointment practically totaling the car. (Mark)
  • Almost getting shot by an investigator because he thought we were drug dealers who broke in to his house. (Brett)
  • Top secret. (Anthony)
  • We had an ice storm and the roads were iced over really good. My companion and I had a dinner appointment with some awesome members that night and knowing we had nothing in our house to eat, we ventured out to their house anyway. They lived down a hill and when it was time to go, I couldn’t get the car up the hill because it was too slick. Luckily we finally made it. (Anonymous)
  • Stopping to ask someone for directions and to have stopped right on a ant hill. Had to go to doctor because had so many ant bites and reactions to them. (Tawni)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My companion and I had a church tour scheduled with two wonderful young men. One was atheist and the other one was not. We gave the church tour before we explained what the Spirit was, how to discern it and to pay attention to it. The whole experience it was undeniable that the Spirit was there, it was so tangible that none could deny it. At the end we invited them to baptism and within a month they got baptized. (Maria)
  • The people are amazing and most already have faith or a belief in Christ, so we just built on the knowledge they already had. I loved being part of others receiving their answers to the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith as a Prophet, or if they should get baptized. (Shandare)
  • My companion and I went to a lesson with a deacon to a holiness church. I had only been out in the field for a few weeks so I relied on my companion a lot while we taught. Well we were teaching the Restoration. We got to talking about The Book of Mormon and during the discussion the investigator asks us a question. He held up his Bible and the copy of The Book of Mormon. He asked us which book would you choose if you had to choose between the two books. My companion and I looked at each other and had no idea what to say, knowing you need both for a greater understanding. Then all of a sudden an overwhelming impression came over me. I felt I needed to pull out my Quad. I held it up and told him that the book I’d choose would be this one. This book has the Bible and Book of Mormon in one book. Our investigator looked us in the eyes and sincerely said that he would not have accepted any other answer. (Jennifer)
  • Teaching a lady in Dawsonville the gospel who revealed to us she was the leading genealogist in that area. She was baptized and brought many names to the temple. (Mark)
  • Wow too many… being given the tongue of angels and able to speak moods that were not my own but needed to be said. (Brett)
  • Giving a blessing to a elderly saying she will pass on and reunite will loved ones that too passed away. Also dedicating a land and withdrawing evil spirits from a persons home through the powers of the priesthood. (Anthony)
  • In my first area, we finally met up with a woman that my trainer and her previous companion had been teaching. She asked a question and the Lord filled my mouth and mind with exactly what to say. It was neat because although the words were coming out of my mouth I remember thinking “I never would have thought of that.” Neat to have the Spirit use you as a tool to teach. (Erica)
  • Baptizing wonderful people who knew the Gospel was true. (Tawni)

What are some interesting facts about the Atlanta North Mission?

  • For a Spanish missionary, there aren’t a lot of areas to serve in, but enough. We need missionaries to preach in Spanish. Get your license before you go, the distances are far if you cover a stake. Usually in an English area, it’s pretty big as well. It’s not so southern bell as everyone describes it. You will love the people. Every missionary gets something different, but on average, the same for all. (Maria)
  • It is hot and humid. There are a lot of really amazing people in the South and a lot that don’t agree with our beliefs (but usually they are still nice to you). (Shandare)
  • We carried a blue Book of Mormon everywhere we went. We passed out questions of the soul with every copy of Book of Mormon. Our Zone Leaders would also come out with the Sisters, similar to Elders exchanges. We wouldn’t exchange. Our mission president’s wife would come out with the sisters for lessons. (Jennifer)
  • It’s the south. Great people and good times. (Mark)
  • Greatest mission on earth…obviously. A fragment of one of the oldest missions in the church (southern states mission) (Brett)
  • Tons of past missionary experiences and the wealth of the people and history of civil war. (Anthony)
  • We are mainly everything north of the city Atlanta. We split from the Atlanta mission the summer of 2003. Doesn’t really snow there, and if/when it does, everything shuts down, even if you get a dusting. (Erica)
  • I gained 20 pounds. (Tawni)

What was the weather like?

  • It has mood swings. Summer= usually humid and sticky, if it rains or doesn’t, good luck, just be prepared. Winter is humid and the cold gets to your bones, buckle up. Also, it can get hot in the winter and cold in the same day. It’s weird, you’ll see. (Maria)
  • Hot and humid. Take stuff for layers in the winter and shirts that don’t require layers for the summer. (Shandare)
  • It was really hot and humid in the summer months. The winter was really nice. It never really got cold. The spring was filled will a yellow green dust on everything. The spring weather was also nice according to temperature. Not too hot, not too cold and not too humid. (Jennifer)
  • Hot and humid. Often rains and it rains big. (Mark)
  • Haha, even though sunny 90 degrees and not a cloud in the sky it would rain every day during the summer between 12 and 2. Incredible springs and falls that extended late into the year…playing a ward football game on new years day. (Brett)
  • Humid summers, ice storm winters, rainy springs, and mosquito infestations and tree pollen nightmare. (Anthony)
  • HUMID no matter if it was hot or cold. If it’s hot, your are dying from muggy air and sweaty bodies. If it’s cold, you are freezing from the humid air going right to your bones, it doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, you will still be cold. (Erica)
  • Hot in the summer. Super freezing in the winter. Ice storms. Even had a couple tornadoes. (Tawni)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I think it doesn’t matter where you serve or the people, as you work on acquiring the attributes of Christ, you’ll say “put me anywhere” and you’ll love it! I love every bit of the places- open and sometimes crowded- and people. Kind, respectful. (Maria)
  • The people are amazing and they are so ready for the gospel. It is beautiful down there with all the trees and greenery. (Shandare)
  • I really love the people and the culture. They were always so kind to us, even if they were not interested in what we were saying they always offered us something to eat or drink before we continued on our way. (Jennifer)
  • People were friendly and outgoing. The people already had a belief in Jesus so segwaying into the Restoration was easy. (Mark)
  • An incredible love of The Lord Jesus Very loving and neighborly folk. (Brett)
  • Very humble, outgoing, supportive, everyday offered something new. (Anthony)
  • Georgia is beautiful. Nice and green in the warmer months. The people are honest and they don’t beat around the bushes. (Erica)
  • The accents. The hospitality. The openness of which people loved to talk about Jesus. (Tawni)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • For sisters. Too much won’t do. Pack clothes for a week and a half, but make sure you can wear about everything with everything. Bring a bag that has space. Make sure that you keep your stuff together and compacted in case you need to leave right away. For instance, jewelry. Put it in one of those hangers with a place to store it. Makes it easy when moving. (Maria)
  • Warm coat, boots and gloves etc. for winter and shirts that are thin for summer. (Shandare)
  • Bring breathable clothing. Also clothing that absorbs moisture. When I packed I rolled my clothing so that they wouldn’t get wrinkled. It also saved space in the suitcase. (Jennifer)
  • Umbrella and short sleeve shorts. (Mark)
  • Cotton poly under breeches. Good rain jacket. Extra white shirts (two per day). (Brett)
  • Have extra white shirts because Georgia mud is not good. (Anthony)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • As a convert, the blessings I received were to know my Savior more personally, to fully trust in Him. I obtained knowledge and a stronger testimony of this gospel. Every blessing has just been for my personal spiritual growth and my family’s. All I learned I use in my everyday life. (Maria)
  • I received so many but I will name a few; knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel, I became a better teacher, made lifelong friends, and desire to live the gospel more fully every day. (Shandare)
  • As I served a mission my less active family began to slowly come back to church. After I came home only my mom was against The Church, everyone else had become active members. Now my mom may not attend church, but she reads her scriptures and has a desire to learn about Christ. (Jennifer)
  • Better grasp of the gospel and better understanding of how the Spirit works. You learn to love the people you teach. (Mark)
  • Honestly uncountable. Literally every aspect of my life has been affected in a positive way from my service. (Brett)
  • Health, family, testimony. (Anthony)
  • Can you name them? I was blessed with a Mission President who ended up giving me a scholarship for school so I didn’t have to go into debt. I was blessed with amazing moments when my testimony was strengthened and refined. I was blessed with amazing friends. I am continually blessed from the habits I learned and solidified on my mission. (Erica)
  • I have no fear in handing out Book of Mormons to anyone. Friends, acquiescence. (Tawni)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Planning, social skills, listening. Everything and anything you need for an interview in a job. Daily skills for every day. (Maria)
  • Teaching, I learned how to really study which helped me in college. (Shandare)
  • I learned to speak in public. I enjoy speaking in sacrament. I also find it easier to start conversations with strangers. (Jennifer)
  • Organizational skills, teaching, public speaking, hard work, etc. (Mark)
  • Similar as above, but: Reading and comprehension, Writing, Studying, Recognizing the spirit, Social skills, Communication skills, Analytical skills, Managerial skills, Interpersonal skills. Just to name a few. (Brett)
  • Studying, praying, fixing bikes, talking to people and being dependable, responsible. (Anthony)
  • Navigational skills. Scripture study and knowledge. Sincere prayer. How to budget. How to budget miles in a car. (Erica)
  • Public speaking. Teaching. (Tawni)

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

  • I wish I knew every single rule memorized or knew them well enough so when I got into the field, no one could persuade me otherwise. (Maria)
  • I wish I would have been a better teacher going out. (Shandare)
  • I wish that I had known the scriptures better. I also wish I would have learned social conversation. (Jennifer)
  • How a normal day goes and how to be successful on a normal day. (Mark)
  • So many things, but I wish I would have been bolder in challenging and testifying. Either people are going to accept or not and sugar coating doesn’t trick people into the water. The elect hear, understand, and accept the message. (Brett)
  • Bring blankets and a sheet. (Anthony)
  • Not to be so hard on myself. I remember telling my Mission President that I wanted to be as strong and diligent as my companion who had been out nine months. He said “You can’t be a nine month missionary at 3 months, you haven’t paid the price.” It helped me recognize that I needed to stop comparing myself to others. (Erica)
  • Enjoy it. Don’t be so scared to talk to people. (Tawni)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Atlanta North?

  • I can just bare my testimony of the blessings of serving a mission. It’s not something that can completely be described unless you do it, but it will bring forth so much joy you cannot describe, it will build you spiritually and it will for sure be the best decision you can make. I promise that if you read D&C 4 and serve with a sincere desire, your life and the ones around you will forever change. I can testify that there is no greater blessing than doing the Lord’s work. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. (Maria)
  • Jump in with both feet. Don’t think about home or what you left at home. It just gets in the way and gives you a sad and miserable experience. After I learned this I began to love the mission. I began to grow as a person and spiritually. Love your companions and serve them. Treat your investigators as friends. (Jennifer)
  • Be positive and motivated. Ups and downs happen on the mission but be patient with yourself and put in hard work and you will be successful to The Lord. (Mark)
  • Nothing more than they’ve probably heard a thousand times. Perhaps, don’t go in with an us vs them attitude. These people have an incredible love and devotion to The Lord, embrace and appreciate that. (Brett)
  • Don’t lose your way and remember why you’re there and keep your testimony true. (Anthony)
  • Totally immerse yourself into the work and don’t let family, friends, and other things get in the way of your time on the Lord’s errand for full time. Don’t make excuses and don’t get lazy. (Erica)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • One time my companion said fish instead of sin, in Spanish. Basically, through the gospel of Jesus Christ we can repent from our fish. (Maria)
  • I was English speaking but spent a lot of time the Spanish elders…I one time tried to make a joke when lady served us jorchata and said “las leches es mal” or “the milk has gone bad” this definitely was lost in translation and I somewhat offended her. (Brett)
  • I didn’t know that all y’all was plural until I made it out into the field. (Erica)