January 1, 2015

Liberia Monrovia Mission

Free resources about the Liberia Monrovia Mission:

Liberia Monrovia Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Liberia Monrovia 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.

Ghana Accra Mission
6 Tenth Avenue East Ridge
Accra
Ghana
Phone Number: 231-888-642-326
Mission President: President Arvid A. Carlson

Liberia Monrovia Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Liberia Monrovia RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Liberia Monrovia 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 Liberia

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

Storms and Natural Disasters  food  nature  Social Issues  mission calls  time lapses

Liberia Monrovia Missionary Blogs

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

President & Sister Carlson missionblog.carlson.space 2016
Elder Steven Bush mymission.com/elderstevenbush 2016
Monrovia Mission liberia-monrovia-mission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Berrett berrettsinliberia.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Spencer Fairwell spencerfairwell.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Collin Park eldercollinpark.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Robert Bowring elderbowring.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Logan Erickson elderlogandaltonerickson.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Kirkham kirkhamsmission-liberia.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Hezseltine peh-africa.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Bryan Orton elderbryanorton.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Makani Price eldermakanirain.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Garrett Zaugg eldergarrettzaugg.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Elias Dahlin elderdahlinafrica.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Lance Montgomery eldermontgomerysblog.blogspot.com 2013

Liberia Monrovia Mission Groups

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

  1. Liberia Monrovia LDS Mission Group (113 members)
  2. Liberia Monrovia Mission 2012-2015 Group (44 members)

Liberia Monrovia Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Liberia Monrovia Mission!

Shirt designs include Liberia Monrovia 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: Liberia Monrovia missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Monrovia Mission gifts

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Liberia Monrovia Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2017-2019, Doug Clark
  2. 2015-2017, Arvid Alan Carlson
  3. 2013-2015, Roger Leslie Kirkham
  4. 1988-1991, J. Duffy Palmer

Liberia LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 8,929
  • Missions: 1
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 24
  • Family History Centers: 2

Helpful Articles about Liberia

Coming soon..

Liberia Monrovia Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Liberia Monrovia 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?

  • 2013-2015 (Logan)
  • 2013-2015 (Ryan)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Potato green, tobogie, palm butter soup, dry rice. (Logan)
  • Palm Butter, Fried Potato Leaves, Dry Rice, Red Stew, Jollof Rice. (Ryan)

What was a funny experience?

  • When I was so excited to try Pepe soup, and it was so hot my trainer had to eat it the rest because I was red faced and could not handle it at the time. (Logan)
  • My companion and I went to a Mission Council at the mission office and on our way back, it was impossible to get a car, so we had to walk all the way back to our apartment which was roughly six miles away. 🙂 (Ryan)

What was a crazy experience?

  • My companion and I were riding on the back of a motorcycle in Kakata, and we were on our way home to our area, when a big truck ran into the side of us, but miraculously the bike kept it’s same position. My companion and I were shocked, we thought for sure we were going to crash to the ground. This strengthened our testimonies that the Lord will bless us and protect us as we are obedient to His commandments. (Logan)
  • The Ebola Evacuation that we had to go through. It was a miracle that we got out when we did! (Ryan)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • A big spiritual time on my mission was when more adult males in the Bushrod Island were able to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood. The Spirit that day in the District building was abundant. I just felt so happy for my Brothers and Sisters in Liberia- that they had more grasp on the Holy Priesthood and their lives would now become even more enriched by the Gospel. (Logan)
  • We had been teaching an older woman, Mama Galiama Zayzay, who couldn’t read or write. Whenever we taught her, she remembered everything we taught her and really understood the Gospel. I had the privilege of baptizing her in the small font we had, in a little garage part of the chapel. It was a very sweet and tender moment for me. (Ryan)

What are some interesting facts about the Monrovia Mission?

  • Kobo shops are a recipe for diarrhea, so is Pepe soup. In served In Caldwell, New Georgia when EBOLA was in Liberia and at that time my zone and the Logan town zone were the red zones for the mission. Dog is a delicacy for food, and really tastes good, it is also known as eshew. Chicken feet are a great snack as well. The spiders jump and sometimes will chase you. (Logan)
  • We had to be inside our apartments at 7 PM for our safety and security. It’s one of the missions with the highest baptism rates per companionship in the world. (Ryan)

What was the weather like?

  • Rainy and sunny, you have the dry season and the rainy season, but I really love it just before rainy season- the sky is lit up by amazing lightning shows. When it rains it pours. (Logan)
  • Wet and wet. Very humid and hot. There’s a rainy season and a dry season. (Ryan)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people of Liberia are so accepting and helpful. They are a God-fearing people, and anywhere you look you will probably see a picture of Christ. The food is excellent. They help each other out and are willing to give even when they have nothing to give. (Logan)
  • I love how friendly the people are!! The more you get to know them and their culture, the more they love you and look out for you. They are a very easily believing people. (Ryan)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Enro short-sleeve shirts. A battery powered fan with American batteries. I used Haggar slacks- they didn’t get very hot and aired out. I would pack strong socks. Flashlights and head lamp. Waterproof camera. Sunscreen. (Logan)
  • Dri Lux Garments are really good and keep you a little bit cooler. Make sure to bring GOOD SHOES because it is a walking mission. Also, make sure to bring some pictures because packages take a while to get there. (Ryan)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I have an eternal perspective of life, which helps me make crucial choices. I am converted to the Lord Jesus Christ and His doctrine. I married an incredible returned missionary. We reported to the High Council together, that is how it started. I have been blessed with abundance of food and supplies while being blessed to study at a university. I have received a job when I needed it. I understand and feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost more clearly. (Logan)
  • Love for others who I don’t really know. More confidence in myself and in the Lord. A hard work ethic. Stronger faith and a greater ability to understand what the Lord expects of me. (Ryan)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Goal setting. Communication skills. Daily planning. Scripture mastery. Seeking to continue to be better. Budgeting. (Logan)
  • Talking to people on the phone and general communication skills. I learned how to be organized. (Ryan)

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

  • I wish I studied the 12 weeks training guide all my mission, and studied and learned as much as I could about the fundamentals of missionary work. I loved being immersed in the scriptures during personal study and using all the time given to me. Also I wish I loved Preach My Gospel and studied it diligently and daily. I wish that I wouldn’t have prayed for myself as much at the beginning of mission, but to have prayed for others. (Logan)
  • I wish I knew that the Spirit is the most important thing over numbers and the key to loving people and teaching the most simple way. I wish I knew how to teach the Gospel VERY SIMPLE because that’s what it is. (Ryan)

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

  • Do not carry large amounts of money with you while proselyting. Budget your subsistence. Be wise with how you spend it. BE OBEDIENT, even if it seems pointless- your success depends on your obedience. Obey your mission president, he is acting in the place of the Lord. Remember who you represent, the First Presidency and the Lord. You also get to live like an apostle and see life through their eyes for two years. Two years goes by extremely fast, use your time wisely. (Logan)
  • Love people and be the most Christlike you can be, because that’s who you represent as a missionary. Be a Preach My Gospel Chapter 6 Missionary!! (Ryan)

What was a funny language mistake?