January 5, 2015

Mexico Mexico City South Mission

Free resources about the Mexico Mexico City South Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Mexico LDS Missions.

Mexico City South Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Mexico City South 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 Mexico City South Mission
Av. Progresso 106, 3(degree sign) Piso
Barrio Santa Catarina, Coyoacan
04010 Mexico, Distrito Federal
Mexico

Phone Number: 52-55-5658-3368
Mission President: President Roberto Valadez Alvara

Mexico City South Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Mexico City South RMs

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

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Mexico City South Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Mexico City South 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/mexico/mexico-city/south 2016
Elder Scott Stout mymission.com/elderscottalexandrestout 2016
Elder Joshua Gee eldergee.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Samantha Hyer hermanahyer.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Riley McClure elderrileymcclure.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Alexandre Stout elderalexstout.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Austin Jarrett elderaustinjarrett.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kyler Kirkland mymission.com/elderkylerkirkland 2015
Elder Jarred Baca elderjarredbaca.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Britton Schow mexicocitysouthmissionary.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Cody Howell eldercodyhowell.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Hailey Robison missionsite.net/sisterhaileyrobison 2015
Sister Stefanie Davies sisterstefaniedavies.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Angela Schuetz hermanaschuetz.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Matthew Macdonald eldermatthewkeithmacdonald.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Avery Veater sisteraveryveater.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Brailsford brailsfordmissionmexico.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Tyler Hubbard eldertylerjameshubbard.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Joe Fuell elderjoefuell.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Chris Herman missionsite.net/elderchrisherman 2013
Elder Chase Beal missionsite.net/chasebeal 2013
Elder Austin Frazier elderaustinfrazier.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Daniel Limb elderlimb.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Austin Frazier missionsite.net/elderaustinfrazier 2013
Elder Nick Jimenez missionsite.net/eldernickjimenez 2012
Elder Kendall Stauffer missionsite.net/elderkendallstauffer 2012
Elder Russell Parkin missionsite.net/elderrussellparkin 2012
Elder Ashton Moyer missionsite.net/ashtonmoyer 2012
Elder Alexander Inglish elderinglish.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Taylor Ricks elderricks.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Curtis Sudbury curtismission.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Joshua Curtis elderjcurtis.blogspot.com 2010

Mexico City South Mission Groups

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

  1. Mexico City South Mission Facebook Group (315 members)
  2. Mision Mexico Ciudad de Mexico Sur Group (109 members)
  3. Mision Mexico Ciudad de Mexico Sur Group (87 members)
  4. Mexico City South/Cuernavaca Mission Group (83 members)

Mexico Mexico City South Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Mexico City South Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Mexico City South Mission gifts

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Mexico City South Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Mexico City South LDS Mission.

  1. 2015-2018, D. Bryan Mecham
  2. 2012-2015, Roberto Valadez
  3. 2009-2012, Aaron Chavez
  4. 2006-2009, Gary B. Doxey
  5. 2003-2006, Steven C. Meek
  6. 2000-2003, Reynaldo M. Mortensen
  7. 1997-2000, Mario L. Carlos M.
  8. 1994-1997, William R. Moss
  9. 1991-1994, E. Mark Zobrist
  10. 1988-1991, Dennis E. Peters
  11. 1985-1988, Lothaire Bluth
  12. 1982-1985, Lino Alvarez
  13. 1979-1982, Harold H. Jarvis
  14. 1976-1979, Blauer L. Bangerter
  15. 1973-1976, Lester B. Whetten
  16. 1970-1973, Eran A. Call
  17. 1970-1970, Joe J. Christensen, Jr.
  18. 1968-1970, Gordon M. Romney
  19. 1965-1968, Jasper R. McClellan
  20. 1962-1965, Ernest L. Hatch
  21. 1958-1962, Harvey H. Taylor
  22. 1953-1958, Claudious C. Bowman
  23. 1950-1953, Lucian M. Mecham, Jr.
  24. 1942-1950, Arwell L. Pierce
  25. 1938-1942, A. Lorenzo Anderson
  26. 1934-1938, Harold W. Pratt
  27. 1931-11934, Antoine Ivins

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..

Mexico City South Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Mexico Mexico City South 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?

  • 1997-1999 (Steve)
  • 2004-2006 (Cameron)
  • 1997-1999 (Kris)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Cuatla, Huitzuco, Chilpanzingo. (Cameron)
  • Carla, Cuernavaca, Ixtapalapa, Meyehualco. (Kris)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Tacos al Pastor (Steve)
  • Tacos al Pastor, Chorizo, pretty much anything. (Cameron)
  • Tacos al pastor. Chillies reyenos. Other tacos. (Kris)

What was a funny experience?

  • When the baptismal font had bugs in it, so I rolled up my pants and went in there with a bucket to fish them out. (Cameron)
  • I got to train a new elder from USA. He was fast tracked through MTC as he already knew Spanish fairly well. So he came very confident in himself. One of our first lunches or dinners (can’t remember exactly) the system gave us the food but put chillies on the side as she knew he was new and didn’t want the food to be too spicy. Always so thoughtful, I love those people. I had been in Mexico over a year and was fairly accustomed and enjoyed the flavor so I proceeded to add chilies. Not wanting to be outdone and very confident in himself, he proceeded to also add the hot, but even more than me. I warned him to go slower with hot, give himself time to adjust, but he insisted he could take it. What is it they say “pride comes before the fall”.  (Kris)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Getting jumped in broad daylight on a busy main street while my companion took off running. (Steve)
  • When I almost got hit by a car after getting off a bus. (Cameron)
  • Walking down a road in Mexico City. Residential area. I hear something like a flag snapping in the wind but really fast go over our heads. I had been out about 1 year and this was my first week in Mexico City ( up to this point I had been outside the city). So I ask my companion what was the noise. He calmly states it was a bullet. As we continued calmly along the street. At this point, I’m a little agitated. “Um shouldn’t we run, or something” ” No, it just encourages them to shoot more” was the reply. We do take the first corner available, but just kept walking like we were. Was just crazy. (Kris)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • So many to list just one… But being blessed with the gift of tongues during a discussion early on in my mission when I still had not learned the language, was one of my most memorable. (Steve)
  • My first baptism was very spiritual. (Cameron)
  • Within first week on my mission. Met with a couple. They had been meeting with elders before I got there. I couldn’t follow the conversation very well, but basically they said they didn’t/couldn’t believe what we were teaching. I did the only thing that I could. I bore my testimony of the gospel. About the only thing I could do completely in Spanish. Had no effect on the couple but I felt the truth of the work we were doing and the truth of the gospel of Christ. (Kris)

What are some interesting facts about the Mexico City South Mission?

  • One of the largest cities in the world. (Steve)
  • We were baptizing over 400 people a month for the last year I was there. (Cameron)
  • When I was there, they had 3 missions in Mexico City. Now there are many more. Goals were 1 baptism per week and 1 family per month. I was told in the airport on my arrival that that is what happens, work hard and it will happen. (Kris)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot in the summer and cold in the winter, but no snow. (Steve)
  • Warm, sunny. (Cameron)
  • It is Mexico… sunny and beautiful. There was that ash week when Popocateped (the volcano near the city, probably wrecked the spelling) blew ash all over us. And the rain. I seem to recall during the spring that every evening almost like clockwork heavy rain. Rain so much streets would flood. Like 30 minutes then stop. So you would think we should just go back to the house (no cars to shelter in for us), but then it would just end. (Kris)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • So much… People were great everywhere. Loved serving in Zijatenejo and Acapulco most because of the view! (Steve)
  • Pretty much everything. The people were extremely hospitable and kind, most people were very nice, the country is really interesting to be in, it’s a fantastic place to serve. (Cameron)
  • So friendly. Those people were just open hearted and kind. I remember eating a meal with a couple that lived basically in a cardboard house. But they insisted in feeding us. And hard workers too. We would be walking by complete strangers houses and be invited in to parties. So friendly. (Kris)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Pack light. The people don’t have much either. Need good shoes with red. (Steve)
  • Don’t bother bringing too many warm clothes…the only time it’s cold is when you’re in the city during the winter, and even then it’s not that cold. Bring a few pairs of shoes as they wear out very quickly and the shoes you can buy there are poor quality. If your parents send you shoes, make sure they’re in two separate packages so they don’t get stolen by the post office. Also, practice hand washing clothes as washing machines are scarce down there. (Cameron)
  • A good pair of walking/hiking shoes for p-day adventures to the Book of Mormon ruins. (Kris)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Countless… But my mission was great preparation for the rest of my life. (Steve)
  • I was blessed to marry a beautiful, wonderful woman, I have three amazing children, and I’m bilingual. I attribute all these to my mission. (Cameron)
  • My testimony. My family. They life I enjoy today. (Kris)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Testimony building, confidence in communicating with others, learning to work hard and over come rejection, learning to rely on the Lord for everything. (Steve)
  • I’m bilingual, I can cook tortillas and make really good salsa, I know how to do laundry without a washing machine. I have much better personal skills. (Cameron)
  • Leadership. Public speaking. Organization. (Kris)

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

  • Dedicate myself earlier on to really memorize the discussions in Spanish and study the scriptures in Spanish. (Steve)
  • I wish I hadn’t packed as much, I wish I’d gotten used to the sleep schedule before I left. I also wish I’d been in better physical shape, as we walked a ton and I was really lagging behind my companion for the first few months. (Cameron)
  • Go big. You are only limited by your faith and works. You can help as many or as few as you have faith and works to do. But also remember you will be tested to that so don’t ever give up just keep working. (Kris)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Mexico City South?

  • Go! Serve faithfully. Be 100% obedient. Do all you can then trust the Lord to do the rest. (Steve)
  • Mexico is an amazing place full of amazing people who are very prepared and ready to accept the Gospel. Do not be afraid of speaking to everyone as they are almost all extremely polite and friendly. (Cameron)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I told a young lady investigator “I loved her”, when I meant to say “I wanted her” to do something in preparation for the next appointment. My companion had to quickly correct me because she started to blush. (Steve)
  • One of my companions swore when he meant to say “Thank you very much.” I’ll spare the specific details. (Cameron)
  • I spoke French before my mission. So I spoke Spanish with French accent. (Kris)