January 5, 2015

Mexico Monterrey East Mission

Free resources about the Mexico Monterrey East Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Mexico LDS Missions.

Monterrey East Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Monterrey East 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 Monterrey East Mission
Cerralvo # 134
Col. Libertad
67130 Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
Mexico

Phone Number: 52-818-394-5127
Mission President: President Mark J. Maucotel

Mexico Monterrey East Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Monterrey East RMs

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

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Monterrey East 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.)

Elder Cameron Cornejo cameroncornejo.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jared Gibson mexico-missionary.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Brayden George elderbraydengeorge.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jones elderjonesinmexico.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Kameron Lightheart elderkameronlightheart.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Adam Quist cameroncornejo.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Lindsay Riches hermanariches.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Austen Haymond twitter.com/elderhaymond 2015
Elder Mitchell Morris mitchinmonterrey.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Trevor Harrison bathtubsburritosandbooksofmormon.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Hayden Redford elderredford.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Izak Erekson elderizakerekson.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Michael Needham eldermichaelneedham.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Clayton Williams missionsite.net/elderclaytonwilliams 2013
Elder Alfredo Pagaza missionsite.net/elderalfredopagaza 2013
Elder Matthew Haskell missionsite.net/eldermatthewhaskell 2013
Elder Timothy Gunnell eldertimgunnell.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Chase Connell elderchaseconnell.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Connor Reddish missionsite.net/elderconnorreddish 2011
Elder Joseph Rebman missionsite.net/elderjosephrebman 2011
Elder Trevor Lee missionsite.net/eldertrevorlee 2011
Elder Oliver Hatfield oliversmission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Tyson Andes eldertysonandes.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Aaron Funke aaronfunke.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Dallin Rowley elderrowley.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Christopher Sutton elderchristophersutton.blogspot.com 2009

Monterrey East Mission Groups

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

  1. Ex-Misioneros Mexico Monterrey Este Group (212 members)
  2. Mision Mexico Monterrey Este Group (132 members)
  3. Monterrey East LDS Mission Family Group (31 members)
  4. Monterrey East Mission Moms (LDS) Group (22 members)
  5. Mision Monterrey Este 2007-2010 Group (3 members)

Monterrey East Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Monterrey East Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Monterrey East Mission gifts

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Monterrey East Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Mark J. Maucotel
  2. 2013-2016, Larry C. Bird
  3. 2010-2013, Alan R. Walker
  4. 2007-2010, Daniel Mendoza

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..

Monterrey East Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Mexico Monterrey East 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?

  • 2015-2016 (Brittany)
  • 2013-2015 (Chase)
  • 2003-2005 (Stephen)

What areas did you serve in?

  • San Nicolas, Guadalupe. (Brittany)
  • La Pastora, Sada Vidrio, Cadereyta, Bosques de San Miguel. (Chase)
  • Libertad, Linares (the greatest in the mission), San Nicolas, Reynosa, Juarez. (Stephen)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Posole. Picadillo. Chipotle anything. Tortas de tamales. (Brittany)
  • CAMPECHANAS, hamburguesas mixtas, gringas, mole. (Chase)
  • Street tacos! All varieties!! The mayo/chili powder corn on the cob may seem weird at first, but it’s delicious! I never cared for mole or menudo. (Stephen)

What was a funny experience?

  • The culture shock was enormous…many things that were and are different. (Brittany)
  • Getting in orange fights with young kids/teenagers in Linares. (Stephen)

What was a crazy experience?

  • The taxis are crazy drivers and are not always safe. (Brittany)
  • One day we were riding our bikes through Cadereyta and a fuerza civil helicopter was circling around where we were. We went up to a man on the street corner and asked him what was happening and he told us that someone was just shot 3 blocks away and the killer is on the loose! (Chase)
  • Getting pepper sprayed late at night in a bad part of Reynosa. (Stephen)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • We taught a family and the mother did not know how to read so she did not know how she was going to be able to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon if she can’t accept Moroni’s invitation to read. We read out loud with the family 3 Nephi 11 and then she prayed to God to know if it was true. The Spirit testified to all of us that it was true and she wept tears of joy and was baptized three weeks later. (Chase)
  • Anytime someone is golden and prepared. When you find someone willing to devour everything. The best is teaching a whole family. (Stephen)

What are some interesting facts about the Monterrey East Mission?

What was the weather like?

  • It’s variable. One day it could be 110 degrees in the shade and the next 45 degrees. It is cold, nice and cool, warm and super hot. (Brittany)
  • The saying in Monterrey is “Don’t like the weather? Come back in 15 minutes”. It is always changing. Lots of rain from hurricane season. HOT HOT HOT in the summer (called the canicula) and a bone piercing cold in the winter. (Chase)
  • HOT and HOTTER. And then there is a month or two of a little chilly. Oh man. Prepare yourself. (Stephen)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • They all seem like they are yelling when they talk, but really that’s just how they talk, it’s kinda funny. They are super funny and always looking for a good time. There are always parties outside and they always offered us beer, which we obviously politely declined. (Chase)
  • Mexico is the greatest place ever. I long to go back. No greater people. So ready for the gospel. So humble. So kind and welcoming. (Stephen)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Take a good coat that can be used for warmth and rain. Sweaters are a must and an umbrella for both rain and sunshine. Also a very warm sleeping bag would be good and rain boots that go to the knees because the rain is very torrential. (Brittany)
  • Bring a variety of clothes. Definitely bring winter clothes because most people think Mexico is always hot and then freeze in the winter. (Chase)
  • Good walking shoes. Sunblock if you burn. It’s hard to imagine, but it gets a little cold in the winter, so you’ll want sweaters or a nice coat. A blow dryer was awesome to warm up the bed before jumping in. The heat is hard to beat. Lots of water. (Stephen)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • TONS! A testimony, blessings for my family while I served, spiritual strength, many lessons to apply to the future. (Chase)
  • Not a day goes by that I don’t use something I learned from my mission. I reflect on it daily. A second language is an obvious one, but I’ve really loved Spanish. I still think in Spanish sometimes, talk to myself in Spanish, and pray in Spanish. Spanish brings a whole new clarity and understanding to the gospel. (Stephen)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Speaking Spanish, study efficiently, live with people from other cultures who I may not necessarily choose to be with, not have a fear of sharing my testimony, loving a culture I had never loved before. (Chase)
  • Working hard dawn to dusk. Not being afraid to talk to people. Not fearing failure or rejection. A rock solid testimony. Teaching and conveying principles. Working with companions. (Stephen)

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

  • FOCUSED ON BAPTISM. (Chase)
  • Talk to your mission president. Likely one of the greatest men you will ever meet and know personally. You were put in this mission for a reason. Learn why. Don’t follow a companion down roads (figurative as well as literal) you know you shouldn’t. Speak up and let your leaders know if something is wrong. There is no shame. (Stephen)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Monterrey East?

  • Know Preach My Gospel the best you can. Be friendly and talk to strangers. Try to have a strong testimony especially of the Book of Mormon and restoration. (Chase)
  • Dig in. Don’t go in with the mentality of planting seeds, though that is a natural by product of being there and doing the work. The field is white already to harvest. Thrust in your sickle and harvest. Seriously love the people and bring in the harvest. Leave your fear at home. This is a great work and a great time to be doing it. (Stephen)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • My companion from Peru accidentally used a word that in Peru means “to grab” but in Mexico is a very vulgar slang word. (Chase)