January 5, 2015

Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission

Free resources about the Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Mexico LDS Missions.

Ciudad Juarez Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Mexico Ciudad Juarez 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.

Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission
Ramon Rivera Lara Av # 7010
Fracc. Las Acequias
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
CP 32617
Mexico

Phone Number: 52-656-558-2596
Mission President: President J. Randall Owen

Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Ciudad Juarez RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about Mexico

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

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Ciudad Juarez Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Mexico Ciudad Juarez 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.)

Sister Bunderson hermanabunderson.wordpress.com 2017
Elder Spencer Nelson elderspencernelson.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Cade Poll eldercadepoll.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Cameron Imlay eldercameronimlay.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Spencer St. John spencerstjohn.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Elyse Blackham hermanaelyseblackham.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Hannah Clark letshavesomejoy.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Camille Bunderson hermanabunderson.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Raegan Anderton hermanaraegananderton.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Katie Steele katiesavannah.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Megan Sutton sistermegansutton.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Braiden Thorpe braidensmission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Gabe Castleton gabeinjuarez.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sarah Lindsley hermanalindsleyinmexico.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Jorge Velazquez elderjorgevelazquez.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Craig Skousen missionsite.net/eldercraigskousen 2013
Elder Jorge Velazquez missionsite.net/elderjorgevelazquez 2013

Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission Groups

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

  1. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Missionary Moms Group (10 members)

Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission!

Shirt designs include Mexico Ciudad Juarez 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: Mexico Ciudad Juarez missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Ciudad Juarez Mission gifts

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Ciudad Juarez Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Mexico Ciudad Juarez LDS Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, J. Randall Owen
  2. 2013-2016, Rodolfo Derbez

Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 1,368,475
  • Missions: 34
  • Temples: 12
  • Congregations: 1,998
  • Family History Centers: 268

Helpful Articles about Mexico

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Ciudad Juarez Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Mexico Ciudad Juarez 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?

  • 2014-2016 (Joshua)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Lebaron, Tierra Nueva, Alamedas (Casas Grandes), Jardines, Nogales, Independencia, Parajes, Zaragoza. (Joshua)

What were some favorite foods?

  • The food was fantastic. I loved chile colorado which is a staple of Chihuahua. It is beef covered in a chile sauce, usually served with rice and corn or flour tortillas. I also loved stacked enchiladas (red and green). There are also many street stands that sell tortas, which is like a mix between a burger and a sandwich. During the cold seasons I loved caldo (Mexican beef soup), which was a broth which has carrots, cabbage, potato, corn, etc. served with beef. (Joshua)

What was a funny experience?

  • In one of my last areas, a family that I was really close to swore that I looked like a Mexican singer named Miguel, and always teased me about it. They are a very teasing and fun-loving people and are always joking while also being respectful. So many laughs in the mission I can’t remember them all. Also some funny times were we had a house that was filled with cockroaches and they’d even crawl on the bed so we found some hammocks, and hung them in the living room, and slept on those so they couldn’t get to us, haha. (Joshua)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Once my companion and I were walking to an appointment, and we saw a gunfight about 100 yards from us, and then cops chasing them shortly after. My companion and I, as well as everyone who was walking in the vicinity had to hit the ground, and cover our heads. We immediately called our President, and we had to stay inside for a couple days because there was a huge thug problem in our area. (Joshua)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • SO many. One that will always stick with me was about the Lopez Mendoza family. We met her when I had been out for about five months, and was still getting a grasp on Spanish, and I was training a missionary from Mexico. We met Alma through some members, the mom of the family, and her kids and they immediately fell in love with the gospel. But she has a bone condition that makes it hard for her to walk and it’s very painful, so it was complicated for her to go to church. We gave her a blessing, and she was able to attend with her kids. Her husband wasn’t involved and drank a lot but wasn’t horribly opposed to us. When we taught the Plan of Salvation she asked him to come out, and listen and give it a chance. His countenance changed as we taught him. He felt the Spirit. They attended church. He modified his work schedule so he could go. Tithing was a barrier, but they worked through it. They got baptized, and we reactivated Alma’s mom. They shared the gospel with friends and family. I got transferred and over a year later, when I had less than a month in my mission left, my old companion and I accompanied them to the temple to receive their endowments, and to be sealed as an eternal family. I love this gospel. (Joshua)

What are some interesting facts about the Ciudad Juarez Mission?

  • There are two temples. One in Ciudad Juarez and the other is in Colonia Juarez. The city borders El Paso, and they built the temple on the Mexican side, because it is easier to cross from the U.S. to Mexico than vice versa. It used to be the most dangerous city in the world, but it has improved so much and become a lot safer in the last five years, and has installed new parks and is now home to a new soccer club in the Mexican league, FC Juarez. People from all over Mexico go there to work because of the extensiveness of available jobs in factories. It’s like the melting pot of Mexico. The colonies farther south in the mission were actually Mormon colonies and even has a couple English-speaking wards. It’s home to the Colonia Juarez temple. (Joshua)

What was the weather like?

  • Really dry and dusty. It is hot from early March/late April until mid-October. Temperatures from 95-105 degrees. It is high desert, so it is actually pretty elevated and is usually 25-55 degrees from November-February and the wind chill makes it feel colder. October and March are definitely the nicest months. (Joshua)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people LOVE the missionaries. They are so humble, and really do give everything they have. The members love the gospel. They’re a really fun-loving people who are in definite need of the gospel. Overall, the people are closed, which is natural because of the city’s history, but they are some of the most noble people I’ve ever met. (Joshua)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Mix of short and long sleeved shirts. I only brought one suit and was fine. I recommend Dansko shoes because you will be walking EVERYWHERE on dusty roads (even if you’re a ZL or an AP). Definitely shoe polish, sunscreen are must haves, but you can get those in the mission as well. I brought a few pairs of pants. I used a microfiber towel and a small travel pillow and those were two little toys that were helpful. Don’t overpack! (Joshua)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I grew so close to my Savior. I learned to rely on the Spirit, and I learned to go to my Father in prayer. I gained a stronger testimony of this incredible and amazing gospel. I received a greater capacity to love ALL of God’s children no matter what they’ve done or where they are from. I grew to appreciate my family more and all the sacrifices they’ve done for me. I was blessed with a greater knowledge of the gospel and the scriptures. I was blessed with the gift of tongues. Honestly, the list goes and on and on. I’m forever grateful. (Joshua)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned to work hard. I learned to set goals and achieve them. I learned to be time efficient. I learned to be on time to things. I learned to become a better teacher AND listener. I learned to look for the positives in others (companions, ward mission leaders, investigators etc.). I learned to stay humble, yet confident in the Lord. Speak Spanish. Again the list goes on and on. (Joshua)

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

  • Prepare your stomach by taking probiotics or supplements to prepare for the spicier and more agitating food! It helped so much, and I didn’t get sick at all the first few months. I didn’t really get sick towards the end, haha. I ended up loving the spicy food. (Joshua)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Ciudad Juarez?

  • That it will be hard. I mean I knew it’d be hard, and was bracing for it, but getting out there, that fact is just emphasized. Don’t get discouraged about the language. EVERYONE goes through the same process. It’s hard and can be discouraging, but know the Lord gives you the right words in the right moments no matter your progression in the language. Give yourself time. Don’t expect to be fluent after a couple months. It comes, BUT you have to work really hard, and really strive. Advice is good, but everyone’s experience is different and individual. Just because something happened to me doesn’t mean it’ll happen to you. But just be respectful, eat all the food, be obedient yet understanding, have fun, love the Lord. (Joshua)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Frequently at the beginning people would ask if I would want water or juice and me, not understanding, would nod and say “Si” (yes) which left them confused. I once said that Jesus died for our sins. The Spanish word for “sins” is pecados, but the Spanish word for fishes is “pescados”, so I said Jesus died for our fish, haha. Have fun with learning something new, and messing up. (Joshua)