January 5, 2015

Mexico Mexico City West Mission

Free resources about the Mexico Mexico City West Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Mexico LDS Missions.

Mexico City West Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Mexico City West 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 West Mission
Av. Fuente de las Pirámides No.1, Piso 1
Lomas de Tecamachalco
53950 Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico
Mexico
Phone Number: 52-55-5003-3311
Mission President: President Carl D. Grossen

Mexico City West Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Mexico City West 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 West RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Mexico City West 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 West Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Mexico City West 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 Whitehead mexicocitywestmission.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Hailey Erickson mymission.com/sisterhaileyerickson 2016
Elder Kelton Hirsch elderkeltonhirschinmexico.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Emma LeSueur sisteremmalesueur.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jenna Schneider sisterjennaschneider.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Amanda Ward amandaaplease.wordpress.com 2016
Elder & Sister Anderson cabamission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Owen Kennington elderkennington.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Nate Andrews eldernateandrews.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Taylor Adams eldertayloradams.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Joseph Newman eldernewmaninmexico.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Chase Noel elderchasenoel.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Scott Cooper elderscooper.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Linnea Torriente missionsite.net/sisterlinneatorriente 2014
Elder Michael Campbell missionsite.net/eldermichaelcampbell 2014
Sister Brenn Villegas missionsite.net/sisterbrennvillegas 2013
Elder Gregory Newton missionsite.net/eldergregorynewton 2013
Elder Nathaniel Zollinger elderntzollinger.blogspot.com 2013
Mission Alumni mission.net/mexico/mexico-city/west 2012
Elder Zachary Page missionsite.net/elderzackpage 2012
Elder Zach Nelson elderzachnelson.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Jake Johnson elderjjohnson.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Justin Peacock elderjpeacock.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Andrew Esqivel elderesquivelinmexico.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Ethan Janis elderjanis.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Thomas Blackham elderblackhaminmexico.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Sean Larson mexicman.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Joshua Lee missionsite.net/elderlee 2011
Elder Braxton Ropelato elderbraxton..ropelato.blogspot.com 2010

Mexico City West Mission Groups

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

  1. Mexico City West Mission Carlos Villarreal Group (366 members)
  2. Mexico City West Mission Facebook Group (86 members)
  3. Mexico City West Mission Moms Group (26 members)
  4. Mexico City West Mission (Pres. Thomas) Group (20 members)

Mexico City West Mission T-Shirts

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

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

*Click here to browse Mexico City West Mission gifts

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Mexico City West Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Carl D. Grossen
  2. 2013-2016, George Frank Whitehead
  3. 2010-2013, Carlos Villarreal
  4. 2007-2010, Jesus Francisco Fuentes
  5. 2004-2007, Craig Dixon
  6. 2001-2004, Joseph Michael Thomas

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 West Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Mexico Mexico City West 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 (Karen)
  • 2014-2015 (Jackie)
  • 2006-2008 (Justin)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Ixtapan de la Sal, Independencia, Parque Via, Cuajimalpa, Metepec, Tenancingo. (Karen)
  • La Crespa, Valle de Bravo, Cuajimalpa, Sauces, and Atlatlahuca. (Jackie)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Tacos, Enchiladas, Milanesa, Tacos Durados. (Karen)
  • Enchiladas, Tacos al Pastor, Milanesa, and pozole. (Jackie)
  • Ain’t nothing like tacos al pastor with a coke de vidrio. Also loved las Aguas frescas, tortas al pastor y tortas de chorizo. Goodness gracious. (Justin)

What was a funny experience?

  • I was walking on the street with my companion on the way to lunch and I stepped on the lid of a man hole that wasn’t completely set right and the lid doubled over I fell right in the man hole. (Karen)
  • It was raining hard and I tried jumping over a gutter full of water and I fell in front of everyone in the middle of a busy town. (Jackie)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Me and my companion somehow ended up on the top of a mountain looking for someone’s house. All of a sudden out of no where comes this very drunk man with a gun in his hand. We ran as fast as we could and escaped. (Karen)
  • We almost got struck by lightning during a crazy electrical storm, it struck the ground only a couple yards away from us. (Jackie)
  • Got chased down a hill by a guy with a hammer. (Justin)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Every day was a spiritual experience. Being able to share my testimony of Christ everyday was life-changing. Seeing people completely turn their lives around little by little through accepting the gospel was something incredible that strengthened my testimony each and every day. (Karen)
  • All our zone meetings and conferences were so powerful. The Spirit was always so strong, I will always remember those special gatherings. (Jackie)
  • Too many to count… Contacted Arnulfo and Liliana on the street one day.. Said their nephew was coming back from his mission and give his homecoming speech on Sunday so they’d be at church. Sunday came and went, no Arnulfo or Liliana. We get a referral from the visitor’s center from the Mexico City Temple. Go to contact it. Knock on the door. The newly returned missionary answers. We sit down with Arnulfo and Liliana and their daughter Liliana and it was amazing. They were baptized and are now the Relief Society and 2nd counselor of the Bishopric. We did nothing. It was the gospel and their willingness to learn and feel more. (Justin)

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

  • IT’S THE BEST MISSION. Number one baptizing mission in Mexico. Although it says Mexico City, a huge chunk of it has a lot of rural areas. We aren’t allowed to eat fish. (Karen)

What was the weather like?

  • April through September was rainy every day. Other than that it was perfect. (Unless you’re in Toluca in the winter time, then it’s very cold.) (Karen)
  • Spring weather all year around, but it can get really cold at night. August-February, there was a lot of rain almost every day. Overall the weather was nice. (Jackie)
  • Rainy. When not rainy, sunny. Got realllllly cold, but very rarely. (Justin)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • They are the nicest people I’ve ever met. They would do anything to help you out, members or not. They are so happy and a great example of what it means to be happy no matter what situation you’re in. (Karen)
  • Many receptive people to listen to the gospel. Very humble people and very giving. (Jackie)
  • Everything. It’s not the United States, so don’t treat it like that. Mexicans have great pride in being from Mexico. Live it up. It’s an amazing culture and people and they are ripe for the gospel!! (Justin)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • You’ll think it’s Mexico so you don’t need to bring a big heavy coat, but bring one. You’ll need it. Girls- bring combinations of skirts and shirts with a few dresses. (Karen)
  • Rain poncho. A good one. And shoes. Good ones. I had Eccos. (Justin)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • A LOT of blessings. I have a different perspective on life and the plan of salvation. Things in my life just seem to work out. I guess I could choose not to credit that to me serving a mission, but I personally believe it is. God has blessed me in things temporal and spiritual. (Karen)
  • A greater testimony of the Savior and His church. Precious friendships, beautiful experiences, and good life lessons. (Jackie)
  • The worth of hard work. Relentless, hard, meaningful work. Not to brag, but I am now married to my beautiful wife Anna of 3 years. And I am a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force pushing a different kind of mission. (Justin)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I learned how to tolerate just about anyone. I learned how to wake up to an alarm. I learned how to be obedient. I learned how to budget my money. (Karen)
  • Teaching and better communication skills. (Jackie)
  • Definite people skills. You’ll have a language barrier but that’ll slowly be broken down with time, (faster if you study or focus on the language real hard). In the meantime, they’ll love you for your smile and willingness to learn. I also learned that you can only do so much. Heavenly Father will help you make others feel the Spirit, but He WILL NOT make them change THEIR ways. That’s always up to them. At the end of the day, it’s okay if you rented a bus to pick up 10 investigators and none of them answered your phone calls or their door bells when you went to pick them up. You’re the one that tried. (Justin)

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

  • I wish I would have read Preach My Gospel. I wish I would have had more of a basic knowledge the principles of the gospel. (Karen)
  • I wish I knew the scriptures better, especially The Book of Mormon and the New Testament. (Jackie)

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

  • Do just as President Whitehead says: love the people, be 100% obedient, work hard. (Karen)
  • Be obedient, be faithful and hopeful. Work hard every day and enjoy every day. (Jackie)

What was a funny language mistake?