January 6, 2015

New Mexico Albuquerque Mission

Free resources about the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission:

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NM Albuquerque Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Albuquerque 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.

New Mexico Albuquerque Mission
4400 Presidential Drive, Suite E
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
United States

Phone Number: 1-505-888-0225
Mission President: President Timothy B. Guffey

Albuquerque Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Albuquerque Mission:

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

Videos with Albuquerque RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Albuquerque Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.

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Videos about New Mexico

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

LDS Church and Missionary Work  places  history  nature  mission calls  time lapses

Albuquerque Missionary Blogs

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

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Mission Alumni mission.net/new-mexico/albuquerque 2017
Elder Eli Dial elderelidial.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Metcalf hermanametcalf.wordpress.com 2017
Elder Luke Nielson elderlukenielson.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Susannah Johnson hermanaannie.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Hayley Nye sisternye.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jensen rioinnewmexico.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Isabella Bigley mymission.com/hermanaisabellabigley 2016
Sister Morgan March morganthemormonmissionary.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kelsey Wade sisterkelseywade.blogspot.com 2016
Elder David Carruth elderdavidcarruth.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Sage Libbey sistersagelibbey.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kaylee Markus sisterkayleemarkus.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Justin Taylor elderjtaylor.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Emily Mangum sisteremilymangum.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Emily Hendricks bytheinch.blogspot.com 2015
Sister McKenna Maxwell hermanamaxwell.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Richard Pedersen elderrichardpedersen.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Hayden Neilson missionsite.net/elderhaydenneilson 2015
Elder Kendall Clinger missionsite.net/elderkendallclinger 2015
Elder Jaden Espinoza elderespinoza.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Dallin Sheldon missionsite.net/elderdallinsheldon 2015
Elder Travis Hill elderhillabq.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Katie Klaus hermanaklaus.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Croft croftsonamission.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Emily Silva hermanasilva.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Nicki Ririe missionsite.net/sisternickiririe 2014
Sister Jessie Garate missionsite.net/sisterjessiegarate 2014
Elder Daniel Garcia missionsite.net/elderdanielestesgarcia 2013
Elder Keaton Smith missionsite.net/elderkeatonsmith 2012
Elder Xavier Hernandez missionsite.net/elderxavierhernandez 2012
Elder David Inman elderinman.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Lauren Perez hermanaperezmission.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Lia Batchkoff hermanabatchkoff.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Kyle Saunders missionsite.net/elderkylesaunders 2011
Sister Natalie Newbold missionsite.net/sisternewbold 2011
Elder Michael Brockbank missionsite.net/eldermichaelbrockbank 2011
Sister Leda Stolp sisterstolp.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Kira Good kiragood.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Lindsay Jardine sisterlindsayjardine.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Courtney Waters courtneysmission.blogspot.com 2010

Albuquerque Mission Groups

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

  1. New Mexico Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (33 members)
  2. New Mexico Albuquerque Mission Group (11 members)
  3. Albuquerque Mission – President Maurice Baker Group (6 members)

Albuquerque Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Albuquerque Mission gifts

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Albuquerque Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Timothy B. Guffey
  2. 2013-2016, Steven J. Miller
  3. 2010-2013, Wayne K. Miller
  4. 2007-2010, Richard J. Anderson
  5. 2004-2007, Brent Hansen Koyle
  6. 2001-2004, William Blood Mansell
  7. 1998-2001, Brian Kelly
  8. 1995-1998, Maurice Baker
  9. 1992-1995, Keith Sellers
  10. 1989-1992, Kenneth Griffiths
  11. 1986-1989, M. Darrell Nilson
  12. 1983-1986, Donald G. Whitney
  13. 1980-1983, Edgar M. Denny
  14. 1977-1980, John R. Poulton
  15. 1974-1977, Stanley D. Roberts

New Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 69,850
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 143
  • Family History Centers: 31

Helpful Articles about New Mexico

Albuquerque Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from New Mexico Albuquerque RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2014-2015 (Amanda)
  • February 2009-March 2011 (Ammon)
  • 2006-2008 (Eric)
  • September 2005-September 2007 (Adam)
  • 2001-2003 (Jaron)
  • 2000-2001 (Misty)
  • 1985-1987 (Jasom)
  • 1985-1987 (David)
  • 1983-1985 (Anitra)
  • 1983-1984 (Mike)
  • 2 years (Chris)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Albuquerque-Academy Heights, Albuquerque West-Cibola and Taylor Ranch wards, Los Lunas-Ladera ward and Manzano YSA branch, Las Cruces-Las Colinas/Desert Hills wards. (Amanda)
  • Kirkland, New Mexico; Los Alamos, New Mexico; Durango, Colorado; Farmington, New Mexico; and Teen Nos Pos, Arizona. (Jaron)
  • Rio Rancho, Farmington, Tuba City, and Page. (Misty)
  • El Paso. (Jasom)
  • Silver City and Albuquerque. (Anitra)
  • Albuquerque, Las Cruces, El Paso. (Mike)
  • Silver City, El Paso, Albuquerque and Las Vegas. (Chris)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Anything with Green chile, homemade tortillas, sopapias, Dions ranch/salad/pizza. (Amanda)
  • It’s pretty American. But a good deal of Mexican types. Which I like. You will get more of that if you go Spanish-speaking. (Ammon)
  • Green Chili, Chicken Enchiladas, Sopapillas, Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice). (Eric)
  • Blakes lotaburger, dions pizza, Navajo tacos. (Adam)
  • Navajo tacos, green chili chicken enchiladas. (Jaron)
  • Green chile chicken enchiladas, BBQ cheeseburger with green chile and pineapple, and huevos rancheros. (Misty)
  • Beans and rice. (Jasom)
  • All Mexican, all the time. (David)
  • Nunzios pizza. (Anitra)
  • Enchilada and Captain Crunch and all food from the members. (Mike)
  • Green chilie. Blakes. (Chris)

What was a funny experience?

  • During Monsoon season, my companion and I dodged a thunderstorm by accidentally walking into a pool hall/bar. We just stood in the doorway while everyone looked at us. We left once the rain stopped. (Eric)
  • Playing pranks on fellow missionaries. (Adam)
  • Attending a healing ceremony and a squaw dance. (Jaron)
  • When we met a crazy guy who called himself Jesus in Silver City. He had Apostles and more… (Ammon)
  • Hatch, New Mexico. (Jasom)
  • Tracting and then having a man answer the door in a trench coat only to flash us and brag about his tan.. it became funny after 10 years. (Anitra)
  • Dee Brady exploding his bike tire underneath the gas station awning.. Sister Shiby driving us to the bike store. (Mike)
  • Spending time with the other missionaries. (Chris)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • While tracting in downtown Albuquerque, my companion and I had a gun pulled on us. The thug thought he was cool when he demanded that we give him The Book of Mormon we had in our hands. He looked over it and asked if we had a copy in Spanish. (Eric)
  • Hit by drunk driver and attacked by a pit bull. (Jaron)
  • Chased by Rez Dogs. Intoxicated Navajo breaking into our apartment. Catching a group of teens that had broke into the church to smoke weed. (Misty)
  • Hatch, New Mexico. (Jasom)
  • Having a detective come up to me and put his finger on my badge and say, the last time I saw a badge like this, it had a bullet hole through it. He then proceeded to tell me the case which has been written about in a book called Evil Among Us. (Anitra)
  • Racket ball, surviving white sands and basketball. Biking in traffic. (Mike)
  • Being held up by a knife while the apartment was robbed, or being chased by the charging bull. (Chris)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My companion and I were serving in the Manzano YSA Branch in the Los Lunas Stake. We were both brought in at the same time so we knew nothing about the area other than what the area book told us about. One day, we were in Belen, New Mexico in the evening hours. We had an appointment with an investigator, but it had fallen through. We had some backups, so we started driving to those people when suddenly the two of us felt that we shouldn’t go that way. I turned the car around and said okay we will go to someone else’s house, that didn’t feel good either. I think about going a different direction but that still doesn’t feel good. For those of you who don’t know, Belen has a huge population of druggies. Not the place to be at night for two females trying to find people that you haven’t ever met before. So we finally go the last direction possible for us to go and we pull into the McDonald’s parking lot to figure out where we needed to go. Here we felt better, so we got out and talked to someone coming out of the restaurant. Afterwards, we drove home and knew that we didn’t want to be pulling something like that again. (Amanda)
  • Essentially the whole time. (Ammon)
  • Manuel G. could not read but he knew the truth of The Book of Mormon and the Restoration after we read him Joseph Smith’s First Vision and Moroni’s promise. He was baptized two weeks later. (Eric)
  • Being chastised by President Koyle and going through the temple with an investigator that was baptized. (Adam)
  • Watching people’s lives change for the better when introduced to the gospel. (Jaron)
  • So many… Teaching a family at the beginning of my mission and being in the temple with them at the end. Seeing a person who investigated for six years finally commit to baptism…He became a bishop two years later. (Misty)
  • Rio baptism. (Jasom)
  • Having a barn burn down at the exact same time we were supposed to be setting up to introduce ourselves to the people in Silver City before the evening dance. However, our zone leader made us take a ten minute drive out to see a couple and had we not done so, we most likely would have been harmed in the fire that burned the entire barn to the ground in less than 15 minutes. (Anitra)
  • Giving priesthood blessings to the missionaries as well as members. Baptizing and helping non members come to the church. (Mike)
  • Giving priesthood blessings. (Chris)

What are some interesting facts about the Albuquerque Mission?

  • In the wintertime, the north part of the mission can get very cold and lots of snow, in the south part of the mission it is a lot hotter and doesn’t really get any snow. It use to have the largest car fleet in all missions on the American continents. May still be the largest. (Amanda)
  • Albuquerque is in a high desert located at over 5,000 ft in elevation. Santa Fe is located at 7,000 ft. It is over 110 degrees during the summer and 3 feet of snow in the winter. New Mexico sunsets are inexplicable.  (Eric)
  • It has the four corners in its boundaries. (Jaron)
  • Nations within the nation. I served in both the Navajo and Hopi nations. Hopi is on Arizona standard time and since the Navajo nation is on Mountain standard time, you can literally cross the road and be in a new time zone. (Misty)
  • We never knew where the border was. (Jasom)
  • It is home to White Sands, Carlsbad Caverns, Gila Cliffs, Sandia Labratories, I could go on and on. (Anitra)
  • Greatest mission on Earth…land of Enchantment. Grandma August’s fantastic breakfast…she would call daily to wake us up and tell the weather of the day. (Mike)

What was the weather like?

  • It can get very hot in the summer time in Albuquerque and south of it. In the winter time, it can get pretty cold in the north part of the mission. Monsoon season is in the late summer, lots of flash floods. The spring time is very windy. (Amanda)
  • Mostly really hot and dry. Few mountainous areas can be cold. Albuquerque gets pretty cold in the winter. (Ammon)
  • New Mexico experiences all four seasons. Super hot during the summer. So hot that we could only tract until 10am and start again after 4pm. While I was there, the state experienced the 100-year storm. 3 feet of snow fell in one week. (Eric)
  • Hot summers, chilly winters with hardly any snow. Beautiful sunsets. (Adam)
  • Hot summers in Arizona cold winters in Colorado. All four seasons. Not much humidity. (Jaron)
  • Hot and dry. (Misty)
  • Hot. (Jasom)
  • Some snow in winter, beautiful summers. Magnificent! (Anitra)
  • Mild and hot in the summer with fantastic summer night’s. (Mike)
  • Hot. (Chris)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I loved how the culture of the people was shown in the way people lived and in the architecture of the surroundings. The weather really wasn’t too bad over all while I was there. It was cool to see the dynamics of Albuquerque, city, farms, neighborhoods. It was just really nice. (Amanda)
  • Their helpfulness. Their experience and wisdom. (Ammon)
  • I will always remember riding the bus around downtown and just waiting for the people to come talk to us about Jesus. Everyone always wanted to ask us why we would dress so nice for the bus. (Eric)
  • They are amazing! Navajo lifestyle and their legends. (Adam)
  • Navajo people are humble and for the most part very kind. The scenery was cool and Great sunsets. (Jaron)
  • Their humility and courage. (Misty)
  • Everything. (Jasom)
  • Wonderful, interesting, diverse. (Anitra)
  • They were loving and caring people. Loved working with the Native Americans. (Chris)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Make sure to take a coat that will be warm enough for 30-40 degree weather in the winter. For sisters, try to get all of your tops to be quarter to 3/4 length sleeves, that way you won’t have to worry about wearing a cardigan over top your shirts in the summer time to make them modest. Try to pick outfits that can mix and match with each other. Don’t go buying all your clothes from expensive stores either. Go to thrift stores and department stores like Sears, Macy’s or Dillard’s. You can find good things there that will work for being professional and modest yet last a while. For packing, I found it most effective to roll your clothing. You can fit more in when you do. (Amanda)
  • Make sure to bring short sleeve shirts. It’s going to get hot. (Eric)
  • Good quality does and a bike. (Adam)
  • Short sleeve white shirts. Comfortable church shoes. (Jaron)
  • Really think about the shoes. Function is better than fashion. Have a few choices on each end of the business casual spectrum and dress to match the social economics of the area. In this mission there is poverty and affluence. (Misty)
  • Baggy pants for bike area, no long sleeve shirts. (Jasom)
  • Comfortable shoes a must.. I brought high heels because I refused to look like a sister missionary. Dumb. (Anitra)
  • Pack little and send every thing you don’t need home. (Mike)
  • Short sleeve shirts. (Chris)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I have gained a stronger testimony of the gospel and I feel so much more confident in teaching others about Joseph Smith and The Book of Mormon. I was blessed to be able to get school figured out shortly before coming home too. (Amanda)
  • Blessing of learning how to work hard. Humbling and enlightening experiences. More than I can count. (Ammon)
  • I was able to learn Spanish. Spanish has been a blessing to me and my career. Also, my wife served a mission in Utah and it’s great to be able to share experiences with her. (Eric)
  • I was able to see many receive the gospel and be baptized. My grandma remained alive until shortly after my mission and I was able to see her again before her passing and be a pall bearer. (Adam)
  • Learned how to be self reliant. Learned to plan and schedule. Learned just how much the Lord loves each of us. Learned to trust the Lord. My testimony grew and my faith increased. (Jaron)
  • Strength, resolve, and a spiritual reservoir. (Misty)
  • Endless blessings. (Jasom)
  • Jacob de Jager came up to me (never met me before) and said, one day your mother will be very proud of what you are doing. He did not know that my mother (single), did not approve of me serving nor did she support me. She wanted me to come home. She now is so happy I served a mission and is in the church and active. (Anitra)
  • Life time.. Do your best to help yourself then go further and help the rest. (Mike)
  • Put me on the right path and showed me the power of the priesthood. (Chris)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Use of scriptures in my lessons and testifying with power. (Amanda)
  • How to not be as judgmental, especially less being judgmental without realizing it well enough. (Ammon)
  • I learned to speak Spanish. I learned invaluable skills for teaching, customer service, as well as spiritual blessings. (Eric)
  • Talking to strangers. Not being ashamed of the gospel. Receive ridicule. How to be a leader. (Adam)
  • I learned to be bold and ask questions. I learned to communicate better. (Jaron)
  • Teaching skills, cooking skills, how to drive in rough terrain, desert living, butchering, and living modestly. (Misty)
  • People skills. (Jasom)
  • I was less shy and not afraid of anything or anyone. (Anitra)
  • Cooking and washing clothes and becoming a professional bike mechanic. (Mike)

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

  • I wish that I knew how great studies were every morning and was more dedicated to it. As I went throughout my mission, I learned the importance of it. I wish that I would have really been listening and trying to follow every prompting I received at the beginning too. (Amanda)
  • How to be more time efficient. How to teach more basically and succinctly. More about how becoming humble actually works. (Ammon)
  • I wish I would’ve known how to study the scriptures and sincerely pray to Heavenly Father. (Eric)
  • Effective studying and relying on the Spirit. (Adam)
  • Studied the scriptures better. (Jaron)
  • It’s okay not to have all of the answers. Trust Heavenly Father’s time table and don’t impose personal agendas. (Misty)
  • That the Elders would not be perfect in every way as I thought they were before serving. (Anitra)
  • I wish I would have studied the scriptures more. (Mike)
  • Two years is not that long. (Chris)

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

  • Love the people. You can always learn to love them better. Learn to have more true and real charity. (Ammon)
  • Please be yourself. Be honest with yourself and companion. A mission is a great experience. If you can serve, please do. (Eric)
  • Be excited and love those you teach by being a friend and giving service. (Adam)
  • When you have feelings of inadequacy just know that no single missionary has ever been prepared for his or her mission. If you are worthy the Lord will make you capable of fulfilling his purposes. You will be a great missionary if you just keep the rules and work hard. (Jaron)
  • It will be exactly what you make of it! Love the people you serve and serve with. Be obedient. Look for the good. Focus on the life of the Savior and learn His ways. (Misty)
  • 1. Don’t get involved in any mission gossip. 2. You will have at least one lazy companion…don’t be as uncompassionate as me. I was paying financially for my mission and didn’t want to waste time. I was on a mission and only wanted to work. (Anitra)
  • Be humble and have a open mind. Love your companion. Have fun. And pray a lot to find investigators. (Mike)
  • You only get the opportunity once to be a fully dedicated servant of Christ. (Chris)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Hopi are offended if you try to speak their language. Navajos love it, but I wish you luck! (Misty)
  • I admire the missionaries learning Spanish and the hard work put in. (Mike)