January 7, 2015

Nigeria Lagos Mission

Free resources about the Nigeria Lagos Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Nigeria LDS Missions.

Nigeria Lagos Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Lagos 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.

Nigeria Lagos Mission
6, Gbemi Oluwa Close
Off Sule Abuka Crescent, Off Opebi Road,
Ikeja
Lagos
Nigeria
Phone Number: 234-80-3904-4719
Mission President: President Cornelius O. Tay

Nigeria Lagos Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Nigeria Lagos RMs

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

Videos about Nigeria

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

LDS Church  history  food  nature  time lapses  nature

Nigeria Lagos Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Nigeria Lagos 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/nigeria/lagos 2015
Elder Alexander Donkor elderdonkor.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Brown brownsinafrica.blogspot.com 2014
Missionary Couple logjam66.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Baker bakersfourthquarter.blogspot.com 2012
Elder & Sister Winget elderandsisterwinget.wordpress.com 2012

Nigeria Lagos Mission Groups

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

  1. LDS Lagos Mission Single Adults Group (293 members)
  2. Lagos Mission Facebook Group (181 members)
  3. Nigeria Lagos Brethren Mission Group (60 members)
  4. Lagos Mission Return Missionaries Group (39 members)
  5. LDS Lagos Mission Returnees Group (18 members)
  6. Nigeria Lagos Mission RM (2001-2005) Group (9 members)

Nigeria Lagos Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Nigeria Lagos Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Lagos Mission gifts

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Nigeria Lagos Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Cornelius O. Tay
  2. 2013-2016, Richard K. Ahadjie
  3. 2012-2013, Charles A. Adebayo
  4. 2011-2012, Edward Kwame Boateng Karkari
  5. 2006-2009, Chad Larsen Evans
  6. 2004-2006, Russell Kent Booth
  7. 2001-2004, David William Eka
  8. 1996-1999, Banyan A. Dadson
  9. 1993-1996, Stephen A. Kwaw

Nigeria LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 129,989
  • Missions: 5
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 416
  • Family History Centers: 46

Helpful Articles about Nigeria

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Nigeria Lagos Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Nigeria Lagos 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?

  • 2001-2002 (Nancy)
  • 2007-2009 (Jeremiah)
  • 2007-2009 (Fokiteti)
  • 2008-2010 (Prince)
  • 2008-2010 (Emmanuel)
  • 2009-2011 (Jonas)
  • 2010-2012 (Bernard)
  • 2012-2014 (Emmanuel)
  • 2012-2014 (Anietie)
  • 2014 (Edeh)
  • 2013-2015 (Ofia)
  • 2014-2016 (Emmanuel)
  • 2014-2016 (Donkor)

What areas/cities did you serve in?

  • Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Abeokuta, Ijebu-ode. (Nancy)
  • Lagos. (Jeremiah)
  • Lagos, Ijebu-Ode, Abeokuta, Abuja, Jos. (Fokiteti)
  • Ijebu-Ilese, Kuto, Okokomaiko. (Prince)
  • Ogba, IBADAN, ABIOKUTA, AGEGE, FESTAC. (Emmanuel)
  • Victoria Island, Ogba, Efako, Festac, Ikoyi, Ibadan, Ile Eye. (Jonas)
  • Ojodu, Okokomaiko, Ikorodu, Ikeja (Bernard)
  • Ajagbadi, Osogbo, Ifeko, Ibadan and Festac. (Emmanuel)
  • Ayobo, Lagos, Ikorudu, Ajah, Abeokuta, Ibadan. (Anietie)
  • Lagos and Ibadan. (Edeh)
  • Ijebu, Ode, Apapa, Ikorodu (Ofia)
  • Lagos, Kwara, Ibadan, Abeokuta and Lagos. (Emmanuel)
  • Lagos state (Ogba, Badagry, Surulere, Apapa). (Donkor)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Rice and stew, beans. Garry and vegetable soup. (Nancy)
  • Rice and beans. (Jeremiah)
  • Eba with black soup. (Fokiteti)
  • Amala, mwemwe and beans and yam. (Prince)
  • Eba and melon soup. (Jonas)
  • Eba, pounded yam, fufu, eforiro, kamaspotadge. (Bernard)
  • In Lagos the Yuroba native food call Amala and Ewado soup with flesh fish. (Emmanuel)
  • Rice, beans, eba, orbolo soup, egusi soup, afan soup. (Anietie)
  • Amala and okro soup and jellof rice with fish and vegetable. (Edeh)
  • Salad and moi moi fish with juice (Ofia)
  • Pounded yam with egusi, semo with ogbornor soup. (Emmanuel)
  • Eba and egusi. (Donkor)

What was a funny experience?

  • It was on a preparation day when the elder missionaries where playing football with ward missionaries and the elders were beaten by the ward missionaries by 9 goals to 0. (Nancy)
  • We cooked a new soup with little meat, but when we woke up in the morning, we found out that our soup was filled with a lot of meat (roaches). (Jeremiah)
  • It was when my companion and I got lost by walking in circles. Not knowing that we had walked past the exit to the town ten times without noticing the young man who helped us. My companion and I were like, wow! We’ve been walking in circles. We laughed all night about this experience. (Prince)
  • A day I and my companion fell from a bridge into a gutter. (Jonas)
  • The day I asked one of my investigator how God looked like or the nature of God..the brother said God is a man and also a woman at the same time, I asked how and he said the front is man while the back of God is woman. (Emmanuel)
  • Meeting people I never knew, then at the end of the day, we became good friends. (Anietie)
  • Seeing my investigator progress, visiting mission home to see other missionaries and eating mission mama good, she’s the best. (Edeh)
  • Teaching a Buddhist man. (Ofia)
  • Flexing with our mission president. (Emmanuel)
  • Investigators running seeing missionaries. (Donkor)

What was a crazy experience?

  • When my companion and I came back late because of a traffic jam. Very scary. (Nancy)
  • Proselyting with bicycles at Illese with my companion. (Fokiteti)
  • In a village called Ijbu-Ilese precisely the State of Ogun. One morning while riding our bicycle, we noticed a crowd dressed in white with their bodies covered with white chalk. They had just finished the human sacrifice for their dead king. No one was supposed to use that road that day, without our knowledge, we rode our bicycle on that road. We were stopped and almost taken to the chief for punishment, but a young man saved us by telling them that we were just strangers. That we didn’t know the laws of the land. So we were asked to turn back and ride fast to our apartment. (Prince)
  • Where I and my companion have to use a rain boot in order to cross a flooded area with snakes to fulfill an appointment with an investigator. (Jonas)
  • The day I had a very bad accident. A bus failed to break at high speed and we were standing to cross the road- the bus hit both me and my companion. (Emmanuel)
  • Falling sick, not being taken to the hospital, and working so hard without any baptism. (Edeh)
  • The day I almost drowned in the sea when we were coming back from proselyting from the island. (Ofia)
  • Teaching an occult leader… (Emmanuel)
  • Falling from an okada bike. (Donkor)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • One of the spiritual experiences I had was when we were teaching the plan of salvation to a family, they where so amazed to know that they lived before. Because of the knowledge, they knelt down with tears in their eyes showing gratitude. The atmosphere was so spiritual. (Nancy)
  • The spiritual experience is unspeakable because it’s so exceptional. (Jeremiah)
  • We gave priesthood blessings to those we served and we saw miracles right before our eyes. It was wonderful. (Fokiteti)
  • Performing a miracle by the power of the Priesthood. This woman was an investigator who never wanted to listen to us. After countless number of visits, this day, we visited again. The woman said, since you people said that you are men of God, prove yourselves by praying for my daughter to recover from her illness. We did, and by the power of God the little child was healed. For that reason, the mother accepted an invitation to be baptized. (Prince)
  • When an investigator lost his voice after sharing with him Alma 12:24 and he went to sleep. In 4 hours time when returning from another appointment we met the man and he had lost his voice when he woke up from sleep. He asked us to pray for him and we gave him blessing of comfort and a day afterwards he recovered his voice and he accepted our commitment to be baptized. (Jonas)
  • I have a lot, but one is a healing of a woman who had an ear problem- I mean water dropped from her ear and eye and she was my investigator and after a priesthood blessing now she never has such a problem again (Emmanuel)
  • Being able to share the gospel irrespective of where I find myself, I was brave by making sure I magnified my purpose. (Anietie)
  • being the highest baptizing sister during operation 420 we did on our mission, and being led by the spirit to visit Brother Yinka, my last baptism on mission. (Edeh)
  • Gaining a testimony of The Book of Mormon (Ofia)
  • Converting an occultist… (Emmanuel)
  • Changing and converting people through the Spirit. (Donkor)

What are some interesting facts about the Lagos Mission?

  • We had two great mission presidents. (Fokiteti)
  • It’s the biggest mission in Nigeria with lovely people willing to hear us speak. (Prince)
  • Obeying with exactness was our mission slogan. (Jonas)
  • Yes I was privileged to serve with three different mission presidents- they helped me to live worthy of the gospel and they also helped me to understand all the lessons we taught others. We should first teach ourselves and commit ourselves to the principles in them and flee from all appearance of evil. We first convert ourselves as missionaries before converting others with our light that will shine. (Emmanuel)
  • Hardworking mission, spiritual disciplinary mission. I will say it is a mission that is governed by the Lord’s pattern through His inspired leaders. (Anietie)
  • My mission parents are wonderful, who help me spiritually and provided all I needed as a missionary, I served with the most beautiful people on earth and converted the most luckiest people here too. (Edeh)
  • My mission requires patience. (Ofia)
  • We are the brethren mission.. Our mission president always flexed us.. (Emmanuel)
  • My mission is known as the brethren mission. (Donkor)

What was the weather like?

  • Beautiful weather. (Nancy)
  • Since I’m a Nigerian and I served in Nigeria, I’m used to the weather. (Jeremiah)
  • It was cool. (Fokiteti)
  • Sunny and rainy. (Prince)
  • Very hot and sunny. (Jonas)
  • Hot and also rainy. (Emmanuel)
  • Normal weather when it comes to the season. (Anietie)
  • Cool, but not rainy so I can leave my comfort zone and meet my investigators. (Edeh)
  • Always sunny, sometimes cold. (Ofia)
  • Hot. (Emmanuel)
  • Unpredictable. (Donkor)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I was able to learn languages, culture. The people were wonderful and friendly and looked forward to seeing us each day. (Nancy)
  • The place in which I served in was a busy area and known as Mega City with so many people in it. So we met different kinds of people with their different ways of worshiping God. So I’ll say I learned something also. (Jeremiah)
  • They were friendly but not too receptive to the restored gospel, especially the Iyorubasa. (Fokiteti)
  • The are friendly, bold, courageous, helpful and hardworking. (Prince)
  • Nice island and the people there were very receptive even though most people were having different thoughts about The Church, yet still they received missionaries in their homes and always wanted to talk to missionaries. (Jonas)
  • God really blessed me with areas where the members were willing to work with missionaries. People there love visitors a lot, in fact during my mission I totally forgot my home and I see them as my mother and father and brothers and sisters- they are loving. (Emmanuel)
  • Loving, caring, receptive to gospel, working to better their life. (Anietie)
  • I love Festa Ward in Lagos, the bishop and the wife are something else, they are so nice even the stake president and wife, I love Abule Egba Ward too, they have wonderful members who are willing to work with us. (Edeh)
  • They are grateful. (Ofia)
  • They are children of our Heavenly Father. (Emmanuel)
  • They are very smart and tricky. (Donkor)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Not really needed because there are a lot of good markets right there in Lagos and its environment. (Fokiteti)
  • Real shoes that will last you long. And good white shirts. (Prince)
  • Special long rain boots are required because little rain will cause the whole area to flood. (Jonas)
  • If we needed clothing and clothing advice we talked to our mission president. (Emmanuel)
  • As a member and missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dress beautifully and smart. (Edeh)
  • Your missionary clothes, mostly short sleeves. (Emmanuel)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • My knowledge of the gospel increased. (Nancy)
  • My blessings are uncountable. (Jeremiah)
  • My mission has prepared me for a great future ahead in the Lord’s Kingdom. I will forever serve the Lord whenever and wherever I am called to serve. (Fokiteti)
  • Blessing of commitment, discernment and boldness and innovativeness. And so many good attributes. (Prince)
  • A lot of blessings, but to mention few. I became fluent in English, leadership skills, how to understand people’s choices and opinions, personal hygiene, a better understanding of the scriptures. (Jonas)
  • If I start to say them you who have not served or don’t serve will feel bad, but the truth is that I am soo blessed in all things. (Emmanuel)
  • It widened my knowledge and testimony of the restored gospel that I never had. It really helps me today with so many blessings that I can’t count, both physically and spiritually. (Anietie)
  • So many, serving a mission increased my testimony of Jesus Christ, made me to know much about The Church, helped me to make and keep sacred covenants and also helped me to serve my fellow being, I love serving on a mission. (Edeh)
  • Added knowledge, being committed. (Ofia)
  • I am still serving. (Emmanuel)
  • My life has changed. (Donkor)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Baking. (Nancy)
  • I learned to cook different soups because I met missionaries from different parts of the world. (Jeremiah)
  • The ability to pray and teach the restored gospel with power and love for those I taught. (Fokiteti)
  • Talking to people nicely and cordially. (Prince)
  • Leadership skills. I learned bead making from an investigator. Communication skills. (Jonas)
  • Planning, achieving goals, leadership skills and project management and a lot more and today there are part of my CVs or Resumes. (Emmanuel)
  • Communication, teaching, building relationships of trust, hard work, goal achieving. (Anietie)
  • Cooking, I can now bake cakes and a lot I learned from my mission mama, I learned how to face and talk to people even when they have money, rich or of high class, I learned how to dress beautifully. (Edeh)
  • Language skills, setting goals. (Ofia)
  • Human management. (Emmanuel)
  • Being bold in all circumstances. (Donkor)

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

  • I honestly had a wonderful mission. (Nancy)
  • I wish I could see the Mormon Doctrine. (Jeremiah)
  • That missionaries are not angels. Cooperate with each companion who comes your way, all through your mission and return home with honor. (Fokiteti)
  • Speaking Yoruba. (Prince)
  • I wish I understood the missionary lessons very well before I went on my mission. (Jonas)
  • The spirit of studying my scriptures. (Emmanuel)
  • Gospel-centered focus. (Anietie)
  • I wish I knew how much Heavenly Father loves me. (Edeh)
  • Keeping records. (Ofia)
  • Studied my Preach My Gospel. (Emmanuel)
  • How to talk to people. (Donkor)

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

  • Work! There is no other way. Engage in soul serving, that we may all return back to Heavenly Father. This I know to be true. (Nancy)
  • The divinity of the Lord’s work is in doing it, so forget yourself and get to work. There are blessings attached to keeping God’s commandments. (Jeremiah)
  • I know that The Church is true and we have a living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. If we look up to Jesus Christ all through our mission, the Lord will be there to carry us along on His Arms and we shall not surely go weary. Visit the temple often if you have one close to your mission area. It refreshes your spiritual self. (Fokiteti)
  • Prepare your mind! Spirit! Strength! (Prince)
  • Proselyte with missionaries before going on a mission and do scripture studies very well before going on mission. (Jonas)
  • I am not only saying to pre-missionaries going to the Lagos Mission, but to all, your best time on your mission is your best three months and that will determine your effectiveness and success as a missionary. (Emmanuel)
  • Yes, I will love to say, be a good person to the Lord, yourself and your family. Serve a mission with all your strength without focusing on the material things, obey your mission handbook and you will be a great missionary that the Lord wants you to be. I know The Church is true and the gospel we taught is true. I know The Book of Mormon is true and we have a living prophet who loves and prays for us. (Anietie)
  • Going on a mission blesses life. As a young missionary I saw how much God loves and cares about His children. That same love helped me to work and serve well on my mission. Missionary is a must if we want to me happy here on earth. (Edeh)
  • You are never alone. Work, work, work, never be slothful, never look for this and that on your mission. (Ofia)
  • They should forget themselves in the work and work, work, work and work… (Emmanuel)
  • The Book of Mormon has an enabling power to help people come unto Christ. (Donkor)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Me, I was trying to speak a Yoruba language and it was funny. (Emmanuel)
  • Mainly, Yoruba. (Anietie)
  • Trying to speak their native language. (Ofia)
  • Yoruba. (Emmanuel)
  • U dey craze. (Donkor)