January 1, 2015

Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mission

Free resources about the Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Honduras LDS Missions.

San Pedro Sula West Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Honduras San Pedro Sula West 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.

Honduras San Pedro Sula East Mission
12 Calle, Avenida circunvalacion c.o.
Edif, Yude Canahuati, 3 Nivel, oficiana 4
San Pedro Sula East, Cortes, Honduras

Phone Number: 504-2509-9100
Mission President: President Douglas R. Bush

San Pedro Sula West Mission Map

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

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

Videos with San Pedro Sula West RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the San Pedro Sula West 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 Honduras

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

LDS Church  places  history  food  nature  language  Social Issues  People and Culture  nature

San Pedro Sula West Missionary Blogs

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

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

Elder Trenton Harmon eldertrentonharmon.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Braedon Dority elderbraedondority.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Dallin Cox elderdallincox.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Sam Jensen eldersamjensen.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Spencer Call knowyourcall.com/category/spencer-mission-blog 2016
Elder Zachary Nielsen mymission.com/elderzacharynielsen 2016
Sister Andrea Mower hermana-mower.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Mitchell Hess eldermitchellhess.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tyler Coniam eldertylerconiam.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jordan Shoaee elderjordanshoaee.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Brian Olsen brianjackolsen.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Oliver Ochoa missionsite.net/elderoliverochoa 2016
Elder Haden Hunt hadenhunthonduras.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Michael Perry instagram.com/mikeperry19 2015
Elder Draper Ollis elderollis.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Michael Duff mduff18.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Christian Daniels missionsite.net/elderchristiandaniels 2015
Elder Connor Scott missionsite.net/elderconnorscott 2015
Elder Marcus Lund eldermarcuslund.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Alyssa Gisseman hermanagisseman.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Katie Harmon katiemarieharmon.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Lauren Grondel hermanagrondel.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Brie Johnson 18monthsinhonduras.blogspot.com 2015
President & Sister Dester hondurasdesters.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Darby Robertson darbyrobertson.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Hunter Ririe lovingserving2gether.blogspot.com 2014

San Pedro Sula West Mission Groups

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

  1. San Pedro Sula West Mission President Dester Group (7 members)

San Pedro Sula West Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Honduras San Pedro Sula West Mission!

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

*Click here to browse San Pedro Sula West Mission gifts

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San Pedro Sula West Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Douglas R. Bush
  2. 2013-2016, James M. Dester

Honduras LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 165,553
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 229
  • Family History Centers: 0

Helpful Articles about Honduras

Coming soon..

San Pedro Sula West Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Honduras San Pedro Sula 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?

  • October 2013-May 2015 (Sierra)
  • 2013-2015 (Jocelyn)

What areas did you serve in?

  • La Victoria, Santa Barbara, Campana, Las Vegas El Mochito

What were some favorite foods?

  • Baleadas! Pollo Chuco (also known as pollo con tajadas) Sopa de Caracol Anything Maracuya flavored (passionfruit). (Sierra)
  • Pollo con tajadas and baleadas. (Jocelyn)

What was a funny experience?

  • I remember the first time I saw the bus clowns in downtown San Pedro Sula. They earn a living by dressing up like clowns, telling jokes to people on public buses, and then asking for money. They were really funny and very nice people. (Sierra)
  • Walking in the rain with my companions. (Jocelyn)

What was a crazy experience?

  • This wasn’t particularly dangerous, but it is a little nerve wracking getting on the buses when you’re new. The cobradores hop off the buses and try to grab you and get you to come on their bus. After a while you start to think it’s funny. They’re not mean and they don’t want to hurt you. They’re just trying to convince you to come on their bus, so that they can get your business. But my goodness are they pushy!!!! One sister, when she was brand new, thought they were trying to kidnap her. They weren’t. Haha, if this is your mission, just be firm with them and laugh about it. They’re really very nice. (Sierra)
  • There was a shooting in my area. (Jocelyn)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • It was incredible to serve in some of the poorer areas. It made me realize how incredibly blessed I am. I never want to stop being grateful that I have food to eat, a family that loves me, and a roof over my head. It’s hard to believe how few people in the world actually have those things. It was absolutely amazing to walk up to people in worse conditions than I had ever dreamed of, and tell them that Heavenly Father loves them, and someday all that is unfair about this life will be made right. I guess that’s not a specific experience, but it did make me feel the Spirit every single day of my mission. (Sierra)
  • Find inglés people to teach that are ready to receive the gospel in their life. (Jocelyn)

What are some interesting facts about the San Pedro Sula West Mission?

  • San Pedro Sula is the murder capital of the world. The murders happen almost exclusively because of gang and drug activity. The gang members actually work really hard to protect the missionaries. The kids LOVE stickers. I carried a bag of stickers with me everywhere I went and it opened a lot of doors for missionary work. The food is always full of shortening. Make sure to bring some exercise plans with you. People are incredibly warm and loving. They are also often quiet and embarrassed about their living situation, their country, etc. I stopped wearing make-up or worrying if my clothes matched most of the time, because I found that it was easier to relate to people if they didn’t think of me as rich or stuck up. It’s really important to Hondurans to see that you care about their culture. Learn everything you can about the language, the history, the people. They appreciate that, and when they can see that you care, they’ll listen to you more. You will have to wash your clothes by hand and let them dry on a clothesline. Keep that in mind while packing. (Sierra)

What was the weather like?

  • HOT and WET. I would recommend bringing as much cotton clothing (garments included) as possible, and leaving pretty much all other fabrics behind. Other fabrics (even spandex) tended to give me heat rash and get moldy. During the rainy season, it’s hard to get clothing to dry completely. I did bring leather shoes, and they were fine, but I also made sure to bring a waterproofing spray (you can find it at Cabela’s pretty cheap) and shine them frequently. That kept them in good shape my whole mission. There is nothing more beautiful than being on top of a mountain during a Honduran rain storm. Sometimes the heat and humidity get hard, but honestly, it makes for such a beautiful country. (Sierra)
  • It is really HOT! (Jocelyn)

What things you really like about the area/people?

  • I loved how green Honduras is. It’s absolutely beautiful!! The people are so loving and devoted. They will cry as hard as you do when you have to leave. I love how much they love the Lord. They are super religious and love to talk about Christ. I loved the food. I loved the feeling of working hard in the heat and coming home soaked with sweat and covered in dust, just knowing that I had done my best that day for the Lord. (Sierra)
  • They are really humble. (Jocelyn)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Bring chocolate. It’s expensive and hard to find there, and a little treat from home can be the biggest pick-me-up sometimes. Bring COTTON CLOTHES. Bring sturdy shoes that can handle mud, sun, and water. NOTHING WITH ANY KIND OF A HEEL for the sisters. The streets are cobblestone, and I sprained my ankle more than once even in low heels. Bring fabrics that will last. Fabrics with a lot of stretch tend to just get shredded when you wash them. Bring a couple of sweaters for the rainy season. Don’t bring anything that will make you look overly wealthy. Simple clothes that are easy to mix and match are great. (Sierra)
  • Take clothes that are great for summer. (Jocelyn)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • My family became more unified and able to withstand trials than before. I deepened my understanding and love for the Atonement. I grew to love people, regardless of their past sins or current circumstances. I came to see them as God sees them. I learned the importance of scripture study. I learned a lot about how to recognize revelation. My goals and dreams changed a lot, to match what the Lord wants for me. I became more humble, charitable, and selfless (because the Lord showed me just how prideful and selfish I had been up until that point!) (Sierra)
  • I met amazing people! I made friends. I got my personal testimony of my Savior. I knew that we have a loving Heavenly Father. (Jocelyn)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I became fluent in Spanish. I learned how to wash clothes by hand. I learned how to build a stove out of nothing more than a tin can and sawdust. I learned how to properly de-bone a fish. I learned how to catch and kill a rat if it happens to be living in your roof. I saw firsthand the blessings that come with living the Word of Wisdom and the trials that come with breaking it. I learned the importance of good nutrition and exercise. I learned HOW TO LIVE AND GET ALONG WITH ANYONE and even learn to love them ;). (Sierra)
  • I became more more humble and got out of my box. (Jocelyn)

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

  • It really does go by faster than you think it will. (Sierra)
  • Just to study more the scriptures; the Bible. (Jocelyn)

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

  • This honestly will be the best 2 years or 18 months of your life up until now. And, if you do it right, it will set you on a path so that life will only get better from here on out. There is NOTHING more important for you to be doing right now. You are making the right choice. When it gets hard, when the power goes out or the water goes out or you lose all of your investigators at once, just LAUGH and be grateful that the Lord trusts you with this trial. He loves you. He is grateful for your service. Your honest efforts are enough. ENJOY EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. (Sierra)
  • Enjoy your mission! It goes by super fast. (Jocelyn)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Oh, gosh…some of the funny ones are too embarrassing to share. But just know that everyone makes lots of language mistakes. Learn to laugh at yourself. Learning a language is hard, but it is SOOO WORTH IT. Count yourself blessed to be called to speak the Celestial Language! (Sierra)