January 6, 2015

Missouri St. Louis Mission

Free resources about the Missouri St. Louis Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: Missouri Independence Mission.

Missouri St. Louis Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Missouri St. Louis 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.

Missouri St. Louis Mission
1850 Craigshire Rd Ste 205
St Louis, MO 63146

Phone Number: 1-314-205-8510
Mission President: President Michael J. Bateman

Missouri St. Louis Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Missouri St. Louis Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the St. Louis Mission:

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

Videos with St. Louis RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Missouri St. Louis 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 Missouri

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

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St. Louis Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Missouri St. Louis Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

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Mission Alumni mission.net/missouri/saint-louis 2016
Sister Breanne Turpin sisterbreanneturpin.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Sariah Furniss sisterfurnissinmissouri.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Lauren Madsen sisterlaurenmadsen.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Alexander Butler elderalexbutler.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Gene Hayes eldergenehayes2years.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Brooke Dahlberg brookelynndee.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Isabella Favero sisterisabellafavero.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Tess Oldroyd missionarymiss.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Zachary Griffin zachary.griffincircus.com 2016
Sister Ashley Broadhead sisterashleybroadhead.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Cameron Washburn eldercameronwashburn..instlouis.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Brittany Fisher sisterbrittanyfisher.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Chase Peterson eldercpete.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Brittany Hulme brittanyhulme.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Chantelle White sisterchantellewhite.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Caroline Bailey carolinebaileymissionblog.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Allie Oberfield sisteroberfield.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Aaron Curtis aaroncurtis747.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Peter Fullmer elderfullmerinstlouis.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Corinne Lundskog siscorinnelundskog.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Janea Edgel theonlysisteredgel.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Peter Buhler missionsite.net/elderpeterbuhler 2015
Sister Alexa Collett sistercollett.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Ariana Limas aralimas.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Elizabeth Haderlie sisterelizabethhaderlie.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Cole Grace peppergrace182.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Parker Banks elderparkerbanks.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jacob Sims missionsite.net/elderjacobsims 2014
Elder Devin Norton missionsite.net/elderdevinnorton 2014
Sister Nakelle Nelson missionsite.net/sisternakellenelson 2014
Elder Jacob Dixon servinginmissouri.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Taylor Zundel sisterzundel.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Jillian Sudweeks jilliansudweeks.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Cole Grace peppergrace182.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jeffrey Christensen elderjeffreychristensen.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jared Purcell missionsite.net/elderjaredpurcell 2013
Elder Bralter Stewart elderstewart.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Alex Campbell elderalexcampbell.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Spencer Hall elderhall.wordpress.com 2012
Elder Barta mslm2010-2012.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Marty Larsen missionsite.net/martylarsen 2011
Elder Austin Eells missionsite.net/elderaustineells 2011
Elder Jonathan Egan elderjonathanegan.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Henry Adams yourmomgoesonamission.blogspot.com 2010

Missouri St. Louis Mission Groups

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

  1. St. Louis, MO Mission Facebook Group (486 members)
  2. Missouri St. Louis Mission Facebook Group (70 members)
  3. Missouri St. Louis Mission Facebook Group (46 members)
  4. Missouri St. Louis Mission 1997-99 Group (25 members)
  5. Missouri St. Louis Mission (Hartshorn) Group (17 members)
  6. St. Louis Mission McGrath and Preece Group (14 members)
  7. Missouri St. Louis Mission Facebook Group (9 members)
  8. St. Louis Mission…President Rydalch Group (6 members)
  9. Missouri St. Louis Mission 1977-1979 Group (4 members)
  10. St. Louis Mission (President Frame) Group (3 members)

Missouri St. Louis Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Missouri St. Louis Mission!

Shirt designs include St. Louis 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: St. Louis missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse St. Louis Mission gifts

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Missouri St. Louis Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the St. Louis Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Michael J. Bateman
  2. 2013-2016, Thomas W. Morgan
  3. 2010-2013, Stephen D. Clark
  4. 2010-2010, Kay Briggs
  5. 2004-2007, Gary Gessel
  6. 2001-2004, James Richards
  7. 1998-2001, Rand Packer
  8. 1995-1998, Steward Preece
  9. 1992-1995, Wayne McGrath
  10. 1989-1992, John Frame
  11. 1986-1989, Don Rydalch
  12. 1983-1986, Charles D. Tate
  13. 1980-1983, Leon Hartshorn
  14. 1977-1980, Norman Olsen

Missouri LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 69,451
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 152
  • Family History Centers: 46

Helpful Articles about Missouri

Coming soon..

Missouri St. Louis Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Missouri St. Louis RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2014 (Chenoa)
  • January 2013 – December 2014 (Preston)
  • 2011-2013 (Kevin)
  • 2006-2008 (Jon)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Rabbit, pork, steak. (Chenoa)
  • Toasted ravioli, tacos al pastor, pork steaks, BBQ. (Preston)
  • Pizza, burgers, Mexican food, breakfast foods. (Kevin)

What was a funny experience?

  • My companion and I were driving down the road when we saw a turtle. We stopped the car, I jumped out and ran down the road and picked it up and moved it out of the road. (Chenoa)
  • Serving in the rough part of town. That’s where all the entertaining people are. (Preston)
  • In Poplar Bluff, Missouri we walked into a guy named Jerry. He was a very religious man, but was a little off. Each time we would try to teach he’d interrupt us by trying (and failing) to fly his toy helicopter. He also broke into a song about Jesus singing “there ain’t no sunshine when He’s gone!” (Kevin)
  • My first investigator who got baptized started taking the discussions because a show called south park aired an episode where the only people who went to heaven were the Mormons. So he thought he should at least talk to the missionaries. (Jon)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • My companion and I were walking home in the dark. This white car pulled right up next to us. I whispered to my companion “let’s keep walking.” They then sped down the road flipped the car around and were coming back. We realized we had to move fast we dashed through a snow bank and ran all the way home. (Chenoa)
  • I had a guy jump out of a car and wave his shotgun at us at a stop sign. Let’s just say I ran the stop sign. (Preston)
  • I had only been out for a few days in my first area when some little 8 year old children came up to us and asked us if they could look in our bags. They wanted to take our stuff. My trainer said “No! Go away! Go to school or something!” They eventually left us alone, but I just could not believe it was happening. (Kevin)
  • In my first area the cops would always try to stop us from teaching. Also, there was a bad flood towards the end of my mission and my mission President was instructed to send some missionaries to Quincy IL to help fill sand bags. We spent two days helping. We were closer to Nauvoo than we were from our mission boundaries. (Jon)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My companion and I went on exchanges. I was going to an appointment with a less active member. I was beyond scared because that Less Active was very, very smart and sometimes would use his logic to try to start a fight about doctrine. So I went in relying totally on the spirit! While teaching the lesson I felt how much Heavenly Father loved this child of God! The amount of love I felt was so strong. I told this member God loved him. I didn’t just say it, but I felt it. Which then brought me great joy! After the lesson I was exhausted because of the love I felt for this brother. (Chenoa)
  • I got to know so many amazing members. Some people have given up so much to embrace the Gospel. (Preston)
  • There were several, I had one a least once a day. Being able to watch an investigator for the first realize that the church is true, was a powerful spiritual experience. Working with members and having them bear their testimonies is very spiritual. (Jon)

What are some interesting facts about the St. Louis Mission?

  • The Lewis and Clark trail goes through my mission. The Arch is there. The Baptist headquarters is there. (Chenoa)
  • We only had one Spanish area, so we swapped in and out of it. (Preston)
  • The St. Louis Arch is the tallest monument in the USA. President Spencer W. Kimball walked through Sullivan, MO as a missionary. St. Louis was a place of refuge for a lot of the saints that were kicked out of Nauvoo. Where they would work and save up money for the trek west. (Kevin)
  • Missouri is the show me state. When you say Illinois do not pronounce the “s” at the end. You will get yelled at. Also everyone thinks Missouri is God’s country. (Jon)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot and humid in the summer. Bone-chilling cold in the winter. (Chenoa)
  • Humid and hot in the summer, bone chilling cold in the winter. (Preston)
  • The summers were very hot and humid. In the winter time the humidity made it very cold and icy. However the Spring and Fall weathers are perfect!!! (Kevin)
  • Hot and humid in the summer, cold and humid in the winter (Jon)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I loved where I served because of the people and the culture. They were all very different, but each person was seeking for truth in some way or another. I loved serving them and helping them grow. (Chenoa)
  • The ward members were very loving and willing to serve the missionaries. The people there are very religious. Those in the inner city of St. Louis call the missionaries “Jesus boys”. (Kevin)
  • The fall was beautiful. During my exit interview President Turley asked which area was my favorite. I thought I knew that answer. But then I had a quick thought. I told him that all the areas I served in where my favorite. I learned something in every area that has affected me for good. The wards were really great. (Jon)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • I am a sister, so thermal garments and wool stockings for winter. Light colors for winter. (Chenoa)
  • Don’t buy the Mr. Mac overcoat. It is long, heavy, not warm, and you’ll find closets full of them in missionary apartments. (Preston)
  • Bring lots of short sleeved shirts for the summer days. Polyester ties are best because moisture doesn’t ruin them. Bring warm clothes for winter. Thermal wear would be excellent. Ecco shoes or brands that are good for long walking distances. A CamelBak backpack would help out a lot too. (Kevin)
  • Yes bring fitted sheets. (Jon)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I gained my testimony and knowledge that The Book of Mormon is true. Also, the knowledge that I am a Daughter of God and my divine purpose. (Chenoa)
  • Spiritual growth and strength for my family. (Preston)
  • In all honesty my wife was a huge blessing from my mission. My testimony has been solidified. I’m able to see situations from other people’s perspective as well as my own. And many other blessings that I can’t describe. (Kevin)
  • Until now for the first time in my life I truly know what if feels like to feel alive. (Jon)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Cooking rice and bacon. (Chenoa)
  • Patience, planning, and love. (Preston)
  • Leadership skills. Study skills. Better planning and goal-setting skills. I’m more open and honest with my communication, but still able to say it in a loving way. (Kevin)
  • I had no knowledge for bikes before my mission except how to ride a bike. I learned very quickly how to fix bikes. I learned effective teaching skills. (Jon)

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

  • I wish I had known that the MTC made it harder then it had to be, and had focused on the third chapter of Preach My Gospel. (Chenoa)
  • I wish I would have been not as scared to open my mouth at the beginning. (Kevin)
  • I wish I had known the Bible more extensively. (Jon)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to St. Louis?

  • This mission that your going on is going to change your life. It’s going to change you if you stay focused and happy. This mission will do as much for you as it will for the people you serve. (Chenoa)
  • Learn the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon! (Preston)
  • It’s a wonderful mission. I loved it. Get as much into the mission study schedule as you can before the MTC. Get to know Preach My Gospel too, because you’ll use it a lot in your mission. (Kevin)
  • When you are trying to teach a lesson and sound children are present and are very distracting and you feel they are taking from the lesson. Please do not get upset or frustrated. Please remember whether or not those those investigators or less active come to church and progress in the gospel have nothing to do with their distracting children. Read “The Fellowship of the Unashamed” by Henry B. Eyring. (Jon)

What was a funny language mistake?