January 5, 2015

Mexico Cuernavaca Mission

Free resources about the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Mexico LDS Missions.

Cuernavaca Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Mexico Cuernavaca 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 Cuernavaca Mission
Avenida Palmira #35
Colonia Palmira
62490 Cuernavaca, Morelos
Mexico

Phone Number: 52-777-310-5394
Mission President: President Bruce C. Kusch

Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Cuernavaca RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Mexico Cuernavaca 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 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.

weather  places  history  food  nature  language  mission calls  time lapses  Spanish Hymns  LDS Church

Mexico Cuernavaca Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Mexico Cuernavaca 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 Lillie Swallow considerthelillie.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Tucker eldertuckerinmexico.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Lauren Brinton hermanabrinton.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Michelle Skonnard toypolaroid.com 2016
Sister Kimberly Naut hermanaut.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kristen Ward hermanaward.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kristi Neuberger hermananeuberger.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Cassie Corriveau sistercassiecorriveau.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Ashley Fernelius hermanafernelius.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Chari Peterson ldshermanapeterson.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kei Riggins hermanakeiriggins.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kylie Durham kylieincuernavaca.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Derek Arrington missionsite.net/elderderekarrington 2015
Elder Derek Arrington mymission.com/elderderekdaltonarrington 2014
Elder Jacob Nielsen eldernielseninmexico.blogspot.com 2014
Elder David Healy missionsite.net/elderdavidprestonhealy 2013
Elder Andres Bosque andresbosque.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Tanner Stutz elderstutz.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Caleb Allen missionsite.net/eldercaleballen 2013
Elder Brigham Bangerter missionsite.net/brighambangerter 2013
Elder Matthew Bird eldermatthewbird.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Trevor Anderson missionsite.net/eldertrevoranderson 2012
Elder Daryl Chadwick elderchadwick.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Tucker Hancock eldertuckerhancock.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Sean Russell tobeelderrussell.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Stefan White elderstefanwhite.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Matthew Strasser missionsite.net/ElderMatthewStrasser 2011
Elder Jaxson Odell missionsite.net/elderjaxsonodell 2011
Elder Bret Hansen elderbrethansen.blogspot.com 2010

Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Groups

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

  1. Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (900 members)
  2. EFY Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (820 members)
  3. Presidente Kusch- La Mision Cuernavaca Group (263 members)
  4. JAS Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (199 members)
  5. The Mexico City South / Cuernavaca Mission Group (83 members)
  6. Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Moms (LDS) Group (21 members)
  7. Mexico Cuernavaca Mission 2006-2009 Group (1 member)

Mexico Cuernavaca Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Cuernavaca Mission gifts

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Cuernavaca Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2015-2018, Hector Avila Rosales.
  2. 2012-2015, Bruce C. Kusch

Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)

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

Helpful Articles about Mexico

Coming soon..

Cuernavaca Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Mexico Cuernavaca 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?

  • 2011-2013 (Andrew)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Alpuyeca, Cuernavaca (Palmas B), Acapulco, Chilpancingo. I was an assistant for a long time so I went to every area in the mission.

What were some favorite foods?

  • Tacos al pastor (is there really any other choice?), Pozole, Enchiladas Suizas, Carnitas. (Andrew)

What was a funny experience?

  • That one time where my companion used the Force to convince a drunk to be baptized, and another to move before we were attacked by a slew of drunks. My first baptism was in a pool at a hotel because the font didn’t fill up in time. One of my trainee’s first lessons where the crazy lady was screaming aloud her bewilderment of why there were old men on screen at the church (she went to General Conference), her drunk husband talking about having his horse get doused in the rain–with that horse sitting in between my companion and me–and then my little trainee trying to yell his testimony. It was chaotic. (Andrew)

What was a crazy experience?

  • The story of the Prodigal Son came to life on my mission. We had a missionary run away, only to return and change his ways. It was one of the coolest experiences on my mission. This could be considered a spiritual story, too. The time my companion and I dropped off a missionary at the airport but arrived late so we prayed for a spot to open up on the following flight and it did. Experiencing death on the mission. A few people I knew died, which was crazy to experience. (Andrew)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Filling a baptismal font with bottled water. It was a miracle we got it full before the investigators came. Teaching the mother of my landlord and having spiritual experiences so strong you could cut the feeling with a butter knife. She was so rooted in her ways (Catholic) that she ultimately refused, but my lessons with her were unforgettable. Setting a goal to baptize 10 in a month, working a lot, having the faith to push baptismal dates back on a few investigators (thus eliminating our chances to complete our goal), and then having a few “eternal” investigators approach us and ask us to be baptized. (Andrew)

What are some interesting facts about the Cuernavaca Mission?

  • Cuerna is relatively new. It’s on its 4th MP. Diego Rivera lived in Cuernavaca. We have pyramids in Xochicalco Cuerna is so dang beautiful. (Andrew)

What was the weather like?

  • Cuernavaca is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Go farther south and you’ll be in Acapulco. The humidity is so hot you have to swim through it. (Andrew)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Hard question to answer in a sentence or two. Let’s see; I admired their generosity and ability to have faith. I met a lot of people who had nearly nothing. Despite their unfavorable temporal circumstance, they always invited me in and offered me something. (Andrew)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Pack more white shirts and pants than what the guide says, if possible. Then store half of your white shirts and pants in your suitcase. When you hit a year or more out, replace your ratty clothes with new ones. Eccos are the best. (Andrew)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • One of the inadvertent lessons I learned was what it meant to be a father. I walked into a lot of broken homes because the father was not fulfilling his role. I wasn’t expecting to learn about that on my mission, but I think God wanted to show me how important the father is to a family. I cultivated a mindset that nothing is impossible. That happens through consistent acts of faith. (Andrew)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Bow staff skills, nunchuck skills. I’m always prepared for anything. People ask me if I learned how to always be prepared because I was a Boy Scout. no! I served in Mexico! I can figure out a way to make anything work. Like getting a giant foosball table home in a small SUV with only string to help out. (Andrew)

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

  • The advice I always gave to new missionaries when I was an assistant and when I was an MTC teacher was to be like Paul in 1 Corinthians 9. Now that you’re in Mexico, you become a Mexican. Don’t compare where you come from to where you are. It makes the transition a lot harder. I remember sitting on a bus when I started as a missionary and saying to myself, “The Mexican people ride public transportation to get everywhere, and so will I. They drink Coca Cola all the time, and so will I. They eat freaking spicy salsa, and so will I. I am a Mexican now.” That was one of the best things I ever decided to do. (Andrew)

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

What was a funny language mistake?

  • MTC– Instead of saying, “Let’s go to your house to teach the gospel”, my companion said, “Let’s go to your bed to teach the gospel.” (casa y cama) (Andrew)