January 1, 2015

Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission

Free resources about the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Honduras LDS Missions.

Tegucigalpa Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Tegucigalpa Mission. We try to keep this information 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 Tegucigalpa Mission
Colonia Florencia Norte,Contiguo a Sears
Entre boulevar Suyapa y PriceSmart
EdificioPlazaAmerica,3er Piso AP556o3539
Tegucigalpa M.D.C., HONDURAS
Phone Number: 504-2239-5587
Mission President: President Kendle Bowler

Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Tegucigalpa RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Honduras Tegucigalpa 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

Tegucigalpa Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Tegucigalpa 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.)

President & Sister Bowler servingintegucigalpa.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Trevor Case trevorcase.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Izzy Bernal hermanabernal.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Julian Madero elderjulianmadero.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Austin Foster elderaustinfoster.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Sydney Oram hermanaoram.weebly.com 2016
Elder Spencer Tuft spencertuft.blogspot.com 2016
Elder McKay Carter hondurasheadlines.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kristian Huff astarshinesbrightinhonduras.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Cy Jones eldercyjones.com 2016
Elder Warner Rigby elderwarnerrigby.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Elizabeth Steele mymission.com/hermanaelizabethsteele 2015
Sister Jessica Hogge sisterjessicahogge.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Samantha Jaquez ofasound-mind.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Elizabeth Steele elizabethannesteele.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jordan Smith missionsite.net/elderjordanbrittsmith 2015
Sister Jasmine Woods jazziewoods.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Graigry Henrie gwhenrie.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Braden Smith elderbradensmith.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jameson Osmond missionsite.net/elderjamesonosmond 2015
Mission Alumni mission.net/honduras/tegucigalpa 2014
Elder Tyler Lawson elderlawsonhonduras.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Matthew Ward elderward-honduras.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Sarah Flynn hermanaenhonduras.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Zachary Glassett elderzacharyglassett.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Aaron Edwards missionsite.net/aaronjedwards 2013
Elder Mitchell Cizmas missionsite.net/eldercizmas 2012
Elder Nathan Jones eldernathanjones.wordpress.com 2012
Elder Dayne Stone elderdaynestone.blogspot.com 2012
Anonymous hondurastegucigalpamission.wordpress.com 2012
Elder Colton Gardner eldercoltgardner.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Mitchell Beckstead mitchsmission.blogspot.com 2011

Tegucigalpa Mission Groups

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

  1. Mision Honduras Tegucigalpa Facebook Group (1,051 members)
  2. Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission- Anderton Group (266 members)
  3. Mision Tegucigalpa (Pres. Carlos A. Hernandez) Group (235 members)
  4. Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission- Wilson Group (188 members)
  5. Misioneros de Mision Tegucigalpa 1996-99 Group (140 members)
  6. Mision Tegucigalpa y Comayaguela Honduras Group (115 members)
  7. Tegucigalpa Mission (President Flores, 1979-82) Group (57 members)
  8. Mision Tegucigalpa y Comayaguela Honduras Group (52 members)
  9. Mision Tegucigalpa 1993-1995 Facebook Group (12 members)
  10. Mission Honduras Tegucigalpa Facebook Group (6 members)
  11. Tegucigalpa LDS Mission – President Amado Group (4 members)
  12. Tegucigalpa Mission 1993-96 (Pres. Salomon Jaar) Group (2 members)

Tegucigalpa Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission!

Shirt designs include Honduras Tegucigalpa 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 Tegucigalpa missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Tegucigalpa Mission gifts

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Tegucigalpa Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2017-2020, Stephen C. Chase
  2. 2014-2017, Kendle Bowler
  3. 2011-2014, Carlos A. Hernandez
  4. 2008-2011, Luis Gerardo Chaverri Madrigal
  5. 2005-2008, Scott E. Farrell
  6. 2002-2005, James Johnston Wilson
  7. 1999-2002, Michael Don Anderton
  8. 1996-1999, Kim B. Beckstead
  9. 1993-1996, Salomon Jaar Welchez
  10. 1990-1993, Luis Amado
  11. 1985-1988, Manuel Najera
  12. 1983-1985, VerNon Bingham
  13. 1980-1983, Samuel Flores

Honduras LDS Statistics (2015)

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

Helpful Articles about Honduras

Coming soon..

Tegucigalpa Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Honduras Tegucigalpa 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?

  • 1984-1986 (Ann)
  • 2009-2011 (Kenneth)
  • 2002-2004 (Gustov)
  • 2012-2014 (Adam)
  • 1998-2000 (Gelman)
  • 1998-2000 (Maria)
  • 1994-1996 (Jose)
  • 1984-1986 (Steve)
  • 1986-1988 (Hamin)
  • 2014-2015 (Jasmine)
  • 2013-2014 (Aubrey)
  • August 2000-July 2002 (Dave)
  • 1983-1985 (Stephen)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Danli, Tegucigalpa, and Choluteca. (Kenneth)
  • Sábana Grande, Villa de San Francisco, Valle de Angeles, Choluteca, Hluacposel, Villa Nueva. (Gustov)
  • La Esperanza, Santa Lucia, La Joya y Yusguare. (Maria)
  • Tegucigalpa, El Paraiso Danli, La Paz, Talanga, y Siguatepeque. (Jose)
  • Progreso, Tegucigalpa (barrio Bosque), Siguatepeque, Talanga, Santa Rosa de Copan. (Steve)
  • In order: Juticalpa, Kenedy, Choluteca, Centroamerica Oeste, Reparto por Arriba, El Bosque, Catacamas. (Hamin)
  • Santa Lucia, San Luis, nueva Esperanza, los Arcos b, Yusguare. (Jasmine)
  • Tegucigalpa (Miraflores, Girasoles) Choluteca (San Luis, Graneros) Nacaome. (Aubrey)
  • Los Pinos, Yucaipa, Banning, Beaumont, Cabazon, Indio, Murrietta, Temecula, Qual Valley, Parris, Rubidoux. (Dave)
  • Tela, San Pedro Sula, Siguatepeque, Teguc. (Stephen)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Baleadas, fried plantains. (Ann)
  • Baleadas, Pupusas, and Platanos Fritos. (Kenneth)
  • Baleadas. Katrachas. Charamuscas. Chocobananos .Torrejas. (Gustov)
  • Baleadas, mondongo, pupusas, etc. (Adam)
  • Baleadas! beans, tortillas, PLATANOS!! and arroz con leche. (Maria)
  • Enchiladas. (Jose)
  • Baleadas. (Steve)
  • Rice n Beans, Baleadas. (Hamin)
  • Baleadas, beans, rice, tortillas, enchiladas. (Jasmine)
  • Baleadas, chilaquiles, tajaditas, and tamales. (Aubrey)
  • Pizole, Papusas, everything but Menudo and Mondungo. (Dave)
  • Tamales, tajadas, plátanos fritos. (Stephen)

What was a funny experience?

  • In my third area, they were digging trenches and installing sewer pipes. All this work was done with pick and shovel. We were walking home one night and I fell into one of the trenches because I wasn’t watching where I was going. My companion wondered where I had disappeared to. She helped me out of the trench, and we laughed all the way home. (Ann)
  • I was getting off a bus at a very populated stop, and as I stepped off my pants caught on a piece of metal sticking out by the door. I fell out of the bus and belly flopped in the dirt road. For about two weeks after that every time I walked by the bus stop people would point at me and laugh. (Kenneth)
  • Helping people with their groceries or any other project or task while walking to or traveling to remote locations. (Gustov)
  • When Elder Elggren and I were walking and some crazy kid started yelling coffee at us! And we talked him out of it and he said he would never shout it at us again. (Adam)
  • A funny experience I had was when we had to fill the baptismal font one time in the south and the water was not working so we filled buckets up and poured it in along with two hoses. (Maria)
  • Viviamos 4 misioneros en LA misma casa y las noches antes de dormir jugamos uno y el que perdia tenia una penitencia y al que perdia. Elder McDonald a las 9:30 PM lo tiramos en una Tina con agua LA cual estaban muy Helada. El pobre asta que temblaba del frio. Y a bañarse a esá hora. (Jose)
  • My new companion eating the banana leaf off a nacatamale and thinking it was salad. (Steve)
  • Many of the members had farm animals and there was one member family that had a pig they were getting ready to eat for Christmas dinner. Since we ate there every day I sort of became friends with the pig (since he would eat the left over food that I couldn’t eat). The day came when it was time to eat Christmas dinner and I was already sad to be eating my dear friend. So I was washing my hands and curiously opened up a lid and right there was the head of the pig right before my eyes! It was skinned and its eyes were staring right at me! I started laughing/crying and all my member friends started laughing too and til this day that sight still haunts me. (Jasmine)
  • Accidentally saying Jesus Christ died for our “pescados” instead of our “pecadod”. (Aubrey)
  • Attacking the Zone Leaders’ apartment with water balloons after a very hot day. (Dave)
  • Somebody had a rubber snake they were pulling across the street towards us and gave us a good start. (Stephen)

What was a crazy experience?

  • I think the most dangerous experience for me was being out on holidays. A couple times, a drunk would brush my arm with his hand, and once a drunk chased us down the street. We were glad to have earlier home hours on those days. (Ann)
  • A lot of these. examples. We were playing soccer and a gunfight started across the street. We all jumped behind walls and were fine. We were returning from a really early morning meeting with a stake presidency and we found a man who had just been shot laying in the street dead. (Kenneth)
  • We were leaving an investigator’s house and while walking down the long flights of stairs in Tegus, we got stopped by two “well intentioned” guys. We started talking to them, sat down and shared our message with them. Eventually, two other guys would approach our little group and asked the first two guys if they were robbing us or what. To what they responded “no, these two are cool”. (Gustov)
  • Too many to count. (Adam)
  • A crazy funny and dangerous experience we had was when we went to visit a part of my area that was really far away and took a bus. Well on the way back there were no buses and we had to walk about 5 or more miles, and tons of people wanted to give us a ride. (Maria)
  • Estábamos haciendo contactos y nadie nos había recibido ese día , y pasamos en frente de una iglesia Evangélica la cual tenían un culto y estaba llena de feligreses. Con mi compañero sentimos que debíamos entrar. Lo cual hizimos y al entrar todos quedaron asombrados al vernos. Y fuimos la desconcentración del culto. Y al culminar este. Contactamos, enseñamos y bautizamos a gran parte de la congregación. Asta el Pastor. Pero luego llegaron los superiores pastores y no techaron y al pastor lo pusieron a disciplinar. (Jose)
  • Getting attacked by a communist. (Steve)
  • I was ill first Christmas season, I was at hospital…(Hamin)
  • In my first area, I lived in the mountains and it got dark very quickly. We went to a member’s house for Family Home Evening and it was getting close to 9:20 and we had to be down the mountain and in our house by 9:30, of course. It was storming outside and we didn’t have any umbrellas. So we borrowed one trash bag and put our backpacks in it and began our trek home. Since we were so high in the mountains, there were only a few lamp posts but it was very hard to see. Luckily there was lightning and it lit up every single time there was a dip in the ground and it helped us see the right path. We were hurrying down the mountain and I fell to my knees and then on my stomach but it didn’t hurt..it just scared me. After laughing it off, we got back up and made it home on time and safe! (Jasmine)
  • Just drunk men who followed us 🙂 We always ducked into a door or someone’s house. (Aubrey)
  • Almost getting jumped by about 20 guys from the 18s. (Dave)
  • Running a across a snake big enough to eat us. (Stephen)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Oh, so many! We had been teaching one family for a long time. I was one of a very long string of missionaries. We went to teach them about the Doctrine and Covenants and Word of Wisdom, when the father said, “I still don’t know if Joseph Smith was a prophet.” The Spirit let me know what we should do, and I ended the discussion with a challenge for him to pray about Joseph Smith so he could gain a testimony. The next time we saw that family, the father told us he had prayed and gotten his answer. He knew that Joseph was a prophet. (Ann)
  • Even more of these. Taught a family that was extremely Catholic. The father was the Catholic Church’s choir director. His wife did not like us and would not read the Book of Mormon. One day she agreed to let us teach her a lesson one time. We spent hours preparing this lesson on how the Bible and the Book of Mormon work together to establish the truth. The spirit in the lesson was so strong that by the end she was in tears and was telling her children and husband all that she had learned and that she believed it. I once had a lesson with a girl who had recently lost her mom and was now living with her aunt who was a member. She was very hostile and we had dropped her, but her aunt kept coming back to us and telling us to please try again. We prepared a lesson and brought an returned missionary from our ward who was about the same age as our investigator. In this lesson she opened up and we taught he the Plan of Salvation and about forgiveness. It was so powerful that when we left I actually had difficulty walking because of the intense physical drain a spiritual experience can have on a person. It happens all the time in the scriptures. (Kenneth)
  • A baptismal service for 11 people. (Gustov)
  • So many. Many too sacred to tell. But my WHOLE time was a spiritual experience. It was what I needed. (Adam)
  • A spiritual experience I had was a time we went over to a convert’s house who was about 12 years old and he called us to come over. When we got there is dad was there but had been drinking and the boy was having a hard time. We sat there listening and talking to the dad and I could feel the love the Father had for the father and the son even with the circumstances we were in. It was just amazing the love I could feel for them through Heavenly Father. (Maria)
  • Una familia donde comíamos no eran miembros y siempre iban los misioneros y nunca les enseñaron. Yo cada vez que iba trataba de ser alegre y servicial lavando los platos y barriendo.una semana después los invite a escucharnos y aceptaron. Y 2 semanas después se Bautizó toda la familia. (Jose)
  • Blessing two children who had malaria and seeing them healed the next day. (Steve)
  • I baptized an old woman after 20 years of missionaries trying. I don’t repeat lessons, only prayed with for her every day I can. One day, before a change, she said to me “I want be baptized before I left this life, please do it” and I did it. (Hamin)
  • We had an investigator who was about 10 years old and he lived with his grandma and uncle. This boy had a testimony like I had never seen in a kid before. He had gone to church for over a year already and was almost through reading Alma. He always offered to come with us to teach because he already wanted to be a missionary. The day before the baptism, we realized that his mom (who was living in the states) hadn’t given him full permission. My companion and I had both had impressions to double check with his uncle this week but for whatever reason ignored the impressions. His uncle said that we could call his mom and explain to her that her son was capable of making this decision and joining the church. My companion handed me the phone and I was praying harder than ever that she would say yes because we knew that this boy needed to be baptized at this time. I was nervous at first, but then realized that it didn’t matter what I said, rather the Spirit that she felt. I started testifying that her son was ready and I talked for a few minutes and was overcome with the Spirit. I don’t even remember what I said but I know that I said what she needed to hear. After, she talked to her brother and they decided to give permission for the boy to be baptized. We immediately knelt in prayer with the boy and gave thanks for the Spirit that led that meeting. The child was in tears because he was overcome with the Spirit and so happy. He was baptized the following day! (Jasmine)
  • Too many! So many revelations received at the temple. Reading the Book of Mormon and seeing it “click” or having someone receive an answer. It was always wonderful! (Aubrey)
  • Teaching a family that we “stumbled” upon after chasing down a lady that we thought we saw duck into an ally. We had given a Lamb of God video to a lady and when we went back to talk to her for a second discussion she ignored us and sat by her TV. She got up and walked to the back of her house and then my companion said that he saw her leave out the back. We went after her to talk to her and ended up down a blind road. She was no longer there but there was a house and I thought that she went into that house. Lesli answered the door. She said that she would like to hear our message about Jesus Christ but her husband was not there. Just then her husband came through the door. He invited us in and said he wanted his son to listen to this message…During that discussion I was literally shown the importance of families to our Father in heaven and the power that faith and prayer has. (Dave)
  • An evangelical minister was fed up with his religion and he was praying. During that night he saw myself and my companion giving him ears of corn. The next day we knocked on his door, he invited us in and before we could sit down he asked when he could be baptized. He was soon first counselor in the branch. (Stephen)

What are some interesting facts about the Tegucigalpa Mission?

  • When I was there, the Tegucigalpa mission was the entire country. It had been broken off of the Central American mission not too many years before I got there. Sisters hadn’t been there until my President (Bingham) was serving there. I served in 3 of today’s four Honduran missions. My areas were Danli, Catacamas, Pedregal and Potrerillos. (Ann)
  • Highest homicide rate in the world. Extremely humble and teachable people on average. Best mission in the world. (Kenneth)
  • As soon as they opened the plane’s door when arriving, a certain stench filled the plane and later on we realized we also had begun to smell like Honduras. Less fortunate and uneducated people do not use cutlery…they eat with their hands and tortillas. Some areas are affected hard by drought and have to collect water to last them for 21 days before getting serviced again. Etc Etc Etc. (Gustov)
  • We baptized tons! But it’s the best mission out there. (Adam)
  • Um buses are fun and interesting, you are always super close and touching people. Latins always want to feed you, you hardly ever go hungry. Everyone will say to come in but that does not mean they want to hear really about the gospel. (Maria)
  • Presidente Salomón Usar era muy exigente y nos enseñó a no ser mediocres con nuestras metas semanales y mensuales. (Jose)
  • Out of my 5 areas, I only had a shower with running water in 3 of them. In the other two areas, we took bucket showers and had to flush the toilets with buckets of water too. I hand washed my clothes every week. Some weeks I would wash up to 42 pieces of clothing and hang them up to dry. Instead of drinking out of water bottles, we drank out of bags. We didn’t have bikes in our mission so we walked everywhere and had to use public transportation. Dengue is a sickness that almost every single missionary had and it’s very painful but goes away after a while. (Jasmine)
  • I think it has the biggest variety-you get to have the city of Tegucigalpa. The cool mountains in Danli or the hot poor southern area. (Aubrey)
  • I was able to serve in California and Honduras. Both awesome missions and the saints were strong and always willing to help. There are, Cabazon, the dinosaurs from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and the diner after his run in with Large Marge. (Dave)
  • When I entered there were no stakes, when I left there were four stakes. (Stephen)

What was the weather like?

  • The weather was very much like Utah weather in the summer. Hot and dry. Lots of rain, but no snow. It never got below 40 degrees. April was the hottest time of year. I only had humidity in my last area since it was closer to the coast. (Ann)
  • Hot or rainy. I only ever wore a sweater one time on a really foggy day in the mountains. (Kenneth)
  • Hot for the most part. Valle de Angeles was a very enjoyable and almost cold weather. All of it very humid though. (Gustov)
  • Hot! Almost always. Humid and rainy sometimes. (Adam)
  • Super warm, unless you’re in the mountains, then it was chilly. and if your in the south, your in a furnace. (Maria)
  • Tropical. (Jose)
  • From hot to cool depending on area. (Steve)
  • Hot, hot, hot. In the south, it felt like it got past 100. But in Tegucigalpa, I lived in the mountains and it got really cold and rainy. (Jasmine)
  • Like I said- some variety but mostly hot and humid. You learn to embrace being constantly sweaty. (Aubrey)
  • Hot. (Dave)
  • HOT and HUMID, but the mountain climate was very nice. (Stephen)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The Honduran people are the salt of the earth. They are loving, friendly and spiritual. I always felt like I was at home in Honduras. (Ann)
  • Humble and kind. There are exceptions but generally everyone wants to learn about the Savior. (Kenneth)
  • Humility. Eager to learn. Interested in your story and anything you have to tell them. (Gustov)
  • Their humility, charity and friendliness. I still miss them :(. (Adam)
  • I loved all the people, the love they have and share and that they are so giving when they have so little but they still give all they have. If they have, they give, if they can, they will! I loved them! (Maria)
  • Gente muy humilde, amable, buenas y amigables. (Jose)
  • Humility. (Steve)
  • I loved the people who I served. (Hamin)
  • They were very humble and loving. Even though they themselves didn’t have much to give, there were many people that gave tortillas and beans because they wanted to serve us. Hondurans treated us like family most of the time. (Jasmine)
  • I love the Latin culture in that they are all so loving and accepting. I felt adopted by multiple people in each area who loved and cared for me. (Aubrey)
  • I was able to serve in California and Honduras. Both awesome missions and the saints were strong and always willing to help. (Dave)
  • They for the most part were friendly in spite of the county being plagued by high crime. (Stephen)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Crocs for shoes. Lots of light weight fabrics, cotton. I didn’t use the raincoat I took. Leave most of your clothes there when you come home. You’ll be tired of them anyway and someone there can use them. (Ann)
  • Save some shirts for special occasions so they will remain white while everything else turns yellow. (Kenneth)
  • Don’t bring particularly expensive clothing because it will make you a target for theft and other bad things. (Gustov)
  • Follow the list and bring boots and extra shirts! (Adam)
  • I would make sure to make skirts that are not affected by the wind! light shirts! (Maria)
  • Pack shoes. (Steve)
  • Pack light! I had two giant suitcases and it made it difficult for transfers to carry it all around. Definitely bring plenty of over the counter drugs like Tylenol, tons of Ibprofen, Tums, Etc. sunscreen and lots of it. Plastic shoes such as crocs that can get wet for the rainy months. (Jasmine)
  • Pack light! I bought a lot of my favorite skirts and dresses from thrift stores. And anything you do bring, make sure it is breathable. I also recommend crocs and Keens! They lasted me the whole mission. (Aubrey)
  • Umbrella not a raincoat. Short sleeve shirts. Bring lots of extra ties to give to those that don’t have any in Honduras. Good shoes. (Dave)
  • No long sleeves. Don’t bring too many clothes, and clothes can be purchased cheaply and be tailor made. (Stephen)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Too many to count! My mission has blessed every area of my life. It prepared me to be a better wife, mother, and church leader. It helps me daily in my spiritual growth and physical goals. (Ann)
  • Increased knowledge of the gospel. Experienced everything from horrible times to some of the happiest of my life. I learned good study habits. I am sure that I would not have married who I did without having served…. A mission will have effect on the rest of your life in just about every aspect of your life. (Kenneth)
  • All the knowledge and the everlasting friendships I developed while serving there. (Gustov)
  • I was and still am the best convert from my mission. (Adam)
  • I was blessed with more faith, more knowledge and more love for my Heavenly Father. (Maria)
  • Perseverancia, conocimiento, servicio, felicidad, compañía del Espíritu y una hermosa Familia. (Jose)
  • Too many to count. (Steve)
  • I’m happy man!!! I was my first and great convert!!! (Hamin)
  • My family was blessed, we grew even closer together. I was able to learn Spanish and now am planning on teaching Spanish in elementary schools. I received 16 college credits for testing out of Spanish which saved tons of time and a lot of money. I made eternal friendships and will treasure them forever. I have a deeper appreciation for my Heavenly Father, the Savior and the temple. (Jasmine)
  • Too many. I always use Spanish at work and my husband and I feel we communicate more effectively thanks to the skills we learned having companions and learning to study more effectively. (Aubrey)
  • A strong testimony that when you serve with ALL your might you receive blessings. (Dave)
  • Many friends. (Stephen)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to listen to the Spirit and follow him. I learned that prayers are answered and that Heavenly Father knows all of His children and what they need. I learned about goal setting, cooking Honduran food, the language, how to talk to people, and more. (Ann)
  • Teaching, courage, manhood, Christ-like attributes in Preach my Gospel, Machete wielding, following promptings, etc. (Kenneth)
  • The ability to talk to people and to understand their background and to create a plan fit to the situation after consideration and prayer. (Gustov)
  • How to resolve things and communicate with people you don’t know but see every day. (Adam)
  • I can now speak Spanish, I can communicate well with people and I’m not afraid to share the gospel. (Maria)
  • Hablar con las personas, servir, amor, carisma, trabajar fuerte. (Jose)
  • Spanish, patience. (Steve)
  • Patience, patience, patience. (Hamin)
  • Patience, how to communicate, how to have effective scripture study, teaching with the Spirit, how to persevere in hard days and work even though your body doesn’t want to anymore. (Jasmine)
  • Spanish, study skills, and learning to feel the Spirit. (Aubrey)
  • Hablo Espanol. (Dave)
  • Learning Spanish paid off many times after my mission and it got me supervisory positions. (Stephen)

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

  • I don’t think anything can fully prepare you for a mission. I think it would be beneficial to go out with the missionaries to see what it’s like before you go. (Ann)
  • Testimony is not conversion. Testimony is knowledge and conversion is action. Your investigators need conversion not testimony. The goal is never baptism, it is always the temple and the associated covenants there. (Kenneth)
  • Love the people and be less judgmental. (Gustov)
  • That it’s hard. (Adam)
  • Read more in the scriptures to share with people and to answer questions. (Maria)
  • Saber más las Escrituras, y de como tratar a la gente. Quisiera haber sido como soy hoy día. (Jose)
  • How fast it would go. (Steve)
  • I wish I would have understood that in just a few months I would be fluent in Spanish. It was easy to get frustrated when I couldn’t understand the people. But it eventually came. (Jasmine)
  • Just to relax and don’t compare yourself to others. (Aubrey)
  • How fast it would pass, and had stayed more focused. (Dave)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Tegucigalpa?

  • Keep a good attitude. This is a great adventure. You’ll be able to put up with things during your mission that would drive you crazy otherwise (like cockroaches). Study the scriptures and Preach My Gospel. Do what you can with the language, but once you are there, go easy on yourself as you learn to speak. It comes with time. Also, follow the advice of Moroni in Moroni 7:48. Pray for Christ-like love for the people. (Ann)
  • If you are not going to put your full effort into your mission then don’t go. You don’t need to have all the answers to say to yourself “I will give 100% effort to the Lord.” The rest will come. (Kenneth)
  • Be patient. Love the people and the Lord and regardless of who you are and where you come from, be humble. And don’t be afraid of opening your mouth. (Gustov)
  • Find your testimony! Know why you know the church is true and pray about it and remember that experience to share with others. (Maria)
  • Tener el Espíritu constante y ser alegres. Que la gente no sientan que esta como obligados en la misión. (Jose)
  • Be patient. Follow the rules . Work hard. (Steve)
  • Serve with honor!!!! Be brave! Don’t go back before time!!! (Hamin)
  • Be brave!! You will definitely feel out of place at first but by the end of your mission you will feel like you are one of them and will beg to stay there. I would say just live in the moment, laugh when you mess things up, don’t take yourself too seriously and enjoy this adventure because it really is once in a lifetime! (Jasmine)
  • It is the best! Don’t listen to the stories people might tell you-it will be great 🙂 (Aubrey)
  • Fear God not man. You are put into that mission for a reason. Maybe you are the only one that can teach in the way that one person will understand. (Dave)
  • It was a better education than an MBA. (Stephen)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Beware of using the word embarazado/a for embarrassment. It actually means “pregnant.” Also, the words for breast and freckles are very similar. Also the words for comb and part of the male anatomy are similar. I didn’t make any of those mistakes, but heard stories of missionaries who did. (Ann)
  • I heard a man say “me pego un derrame”, which means he had a stroke, I thought he said “Me pego una rama”, which means I got hit by a tree branch. I was telling how one of our investigators could use his arm because a tree fell on him and my companion said. What? Who is that. Then he told me it was a stroke. That was embarrassing. (Kenneth)
  • The Spanish slang we use in my country (Costa Rica) is very different than Honduran slang. And apparently my country’s slang is somewhat offensive to them. Wanting to ask where to catch a bus. I asked something very obscene and the lady was very offended I dared to say something so awful. (Gustov)
  • One I heard was someone said they were “embarazado” which sounds like embarrassed, but it really means “pregnant”. (Maria)
  • Las Escrituras como se relacionaban unas con otras. Pero buscábamos versulos que fuera chistoso unos de otros. La gente reía con ese juego con las Escrituras. (Jose)
  • I tried to tell a member I had been kidding with his daughter and told him instead it was something not good. (Steve)
  • One time, a man came up to me and said “will you marry me, yes or yes?” And the only part of that sentence I understood was Si so I said yes. He laughed and walked away and my companion said “we have got to practice your Spanish because you just told him you would marry him!” Haha oops! (Jasmine)
  • In Honduras, they say “halo” when they answer the phone but I accidentally said it to a person when I should have just said “hola”. The member I was with couldn’t stop laughing. (Aubrey)
  • A missionary told the entire congregation that he was pregnant when he meant to say he was embarrassed. Another was bearing his testimony very serious and he said that Jesus died for our fish….. (greenies, verdecitos). (Dave)
  • Hmmm. I asked to a sister to the curandero (healer) but instead I asked to take her to the culero (the filthiest word for a homosexual). (Stephen)