January 1, 2015

Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission

Free resources about the Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission:

Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Ivory Coast Abidjan 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.

Cote d’Ivoire Mission
II Plateaux Vallon
Villa 3, Lot 4, Ilot 199
Abidjan
Cote d’Ivoire
Phone Number: 225-22-41-5705
Mission President: President Z. Dominique Dekaye

Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Abidjan Mission:

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

Videos with Ivory Coast RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Ivory Coast Abidjan 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 Ivory Coast

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

LDS Church  Social Issues  history  food  nature  time lapses

Ivory Coast Abidjan Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission. This 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.)

Mission Alumni mission.net/ivory-coast/abidjan 2016
Elder David Browning missionsite.net/elderdavidbrowning 2012
Elder Sam Bertoch eldersambertoch.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Shane Kitchen eldershanekitchen.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Cameron Halvorsen camsafricanmission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder & Sister Leavitt leavittfamilies.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Call weluveldercall.blogspot.com 2010
Elder & Sister Black africa.pcblack.com 2009

Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission Groups

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

  1. Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan Mission Group (50 members)
  2. Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission Group (16 members)
  3. Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission Group (5 members)

Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Ivory Coast Abidjan Mission!

Shirt designs include Ivory Coast Abidjan 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: Ivory Coast Abidjan missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Ivory Coast Mission gifts

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Abidjan Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Ivory Coast Abidjan LDS Mission.

  1. 2014-2017, Dale Eugene Evanson
  2. 2011-2014, Dominique Dekaye
  3. 2008-2011, Yapo Ayekoue
  4. 2005-2007, Norbert Kalogo Ounleu
  5. 2003-2005, Richard Irwin Norby
  6. 2001-2003, Gerrit Mark Steenblik
  7. 1999-2001, Dale Eugene Evanson
  8. 1997-1999, Charles Martin
  9. 1996-1997, Gary McRae
  10. 1994-1996, John Thomas Kallunki
  11. 1992-1994, Robert Lee Mercer

Ivory Coast LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: ?
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 1 announced
  • Congregations: 8 stakes, 3 districts
  • Family History Centers: ?

Helpful Articles about the Ivory Coast

Coming soon..

Ivory Coast Abidjan Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Ivory Coast Abidjan RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2009-2011 (Andrew)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Garba- Fried Fish, Attike, and piment. Alloco- Fried Plantains. Rice and Sauce Graine. (Andrew)

What was a funny experience?

  • I don’t recall one experience in particular, however every day seemed to be humorous in a way. Whether it’s the first time you have to take a bucket shower, or how electricity is constantly going on and off, getting in a taxi loaded with 12 people and chickens, or the crazy things that go on a daily basis. You just have to learn to laugh it off. (Andrew)

What was a crazy experience?

  • There was a war going on during the time we were there due to political unrest. At one point we had to regroup all of the white missionaries together into one apartment. Eventually it got so bad that we had to evacuate Cote D’ivoire to nearby countries Togo and Benin. (Andrew)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Baptizing people is always one of the most spiritual experiences. I remember baptizing this family we taught, and I know the Spirit was there very strongly. (Andrew)

What are some interesting facts about the Abidjan Mission?

  • Most people speak at least two languages. French and their native tribal language. There are over 60 different languages in Cote D’ivoire. If you are in Benin they speak Fon or in Togo they speak Ewe. They LOVE it when you can say a few words in their tribal language. They think it is the best thing. (Andrew)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot every single day. During their winter months (July, August) it rains quite a bit though. Summer months (January, February) are extremely hot. (Andrew)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people are extremely humble. They genuinely love listening to the missionaries. (Andrew)

Any packing/clothing advice?

Don’t spend a lot of money on nice clothes, especially a suit. You will only wear the suit in the MTC, and the other clothes will get so beaten up. You can actually get pants/shirts tailored to fit you in Africa for really cheap. (Andrew)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I grew a ton mentally, physically, and spiritually. My mission changed me all around. (Andrew)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to wash clothes by hand, make foutou, and improvise in many, many different ways. (Andrew)

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

  • I went into my mission completely shocked because it was not what I expected at all. I wish I had done more research on the mission, maybe spoke to people that had served there, and definitely done more missionary preparation classes. (Andrew)

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

  • My main advice is to love your companion. You will generally have an African as a companion, and it can be very difficult sometimes to get along. If you don’t love your companion, you will be miserable. (Andrew)

What was a funny language mistake?