January 7, 2015

North Carolina Charlotte Mission

Free resources about the North Carolina Charlotte Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: North Carolina Raleigh Mission.

Charlotte Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Charlotte 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.

NC Charlotte Mission
3020 Hilliard Dr
Charlotte NC 28205

Phone Number: 1-704-563-1560
Mission President: President Ronald L. Craven

North Carolina Charlotte Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the North Carolina Charlotte Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Charlotte Mission:

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

Videos with Charlotte RMs

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

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Videos about North Carolina

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

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Charlotte Missionary Blogs

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

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Elder Samuel Earnest eldersamuelearnest.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kyla Worthington sisterkylajoan.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jennifer Jacobsmeyer thenorthcarolinadiaries.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jacob Cannon elderjmcannon.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Kallie McCulloch calledtoservex3.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Ashley Irwin airwin2014.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Liam Galvin elderliamgalvin.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Zachary Branch blessedbethenameofourgod.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Slade calledtoservecharlotte.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Urban stuckonfamilyhistory.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Miriah Loosle sistermiriahloosle.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Urban stuckonfamilyhistory.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Amanda Bramschreiber missionsite.net/sisteramandabramschreiber 2015
Sister Brailee Ogden missionsite.net/sisterbraileeogden 2015
Elder Troy Hicks eldertroyhicks.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Reidhead the2ofusinnc.blogspot.com 2015
Mission Alumni mission.net/north-carolina/charlotte 2014
Elder Xander Butler mymission.com/ElderXanderButler 2014
Sister Madison Webber sistermadisonwebber.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Rebecca Knell sisterknell.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Matthew Pena eldermatthewpena.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Dan Fisher elderdanfisher.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Eric Stone missionsite.net/elderericstone 2014
Sister Jessica Campos missionsite.net/sisterjessicacampos 2014
Sister Karlie Kenyon missionsite.net/sisterkarlienicolekenyon 2013
Elder Christopher Jeppesen missionsite.net/elderchristopherjeppesen 2013
Sister Kayla Whittle missionsite.net/sisterkaylawhittle24 2013
Sister Angela Hudson angelahudson777.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Stephen Wilkinson missionjim.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Christopher Gomm eldergomm.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Chase Hirschi missionsite.net/elderhirschi 2012
Elder David Constantino missionsite.net/elderconstantino 2012
Elder Joshua Brown elderbrownsblog.blogspot.com 2012
Elder James Brown missionsite.net/elderjamesbrown 2012
Elder Courtney Loe missionsite.net/eldercourtneyloe 2011
Elder Tom Francis missionsite.net/elderfrancis 2011
Elder Nathan Carter missionsite.net/eldernathancarter 2011
Elder Zachary Buchanan missionsite.net/elderbuchanan 2011
Elder Kyle Zeyer missionsite.net/elderzeyer 2011
Elder David Brooke missionsite.net/elderbrooke 2011
Elder Taylor Brady missionsite.net/eldertjbrady 2011
Elder Spencer Perkins missionsite.net/elderspencerperkins 2010

Charlotte Mission Groups

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

  1. North Carolina Charlotte Mission Facebook Group (992 members)
  2. North Carolina Charlotte Mission Facebook Group (284 members)
  3. Charlotte Mission Presidents Bradley, Stewart Group (31 members)
  4. Charlotte Mission- Spanish Elders, Sisters (2002-07) Group (22 members)
  5. Charlotte Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (21 members)
  6. Charlotte Mission Lamar Stewart President (1985-88) Group (4 members)

Charlotte Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the North Carolina Charlotte Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Charlotte Mission gifts

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Charlotte Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2015-2018, Allen B. Alexander
  2. 2012-2015, Ronald L. Craven
  3. 2009-2012, Lindsay Thomas
  4. 2006-2009, Brad Hobbs
  5. 2003-2006, Robert E. Noel
  6. 2000-2003, John R. Smith
  7. 1997-2000, Ted M. Bair
  8. 1994-1997, Kay B. Rassmussen
  9. 1991-1994, Gary Spencer
  10. 1988-1991, Mark B. Weed
  11. 1985-1988, Lamar Stewart
  12. 1982-1985, Ralph O. Bradley
  13. 1979-1982, Sloan A. Smith
  14. 1976-1979, Walter D. Bowen

North Carolina LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 82,162
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 154
  • Family History Centers: 46

Helpful Articles about North Carolina

Coming soon..

Charlotte Missionary Survey

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

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Braden)
  • 2012-2014 (Kyler)
  • October 2011-September 2013 (Laws)
  • 2003-2005 (Dale)
  • 2000-2002 (Ben)
  • 1997-1999 (Beverly)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Newton-Conover, Winston-Salem, High Point, Weddington/Charlotte, Rock Hill (SC). (Braden)
  • Kernerssville, Lexington, Forest City, Dobson, Sparta, Lenoir, Cherokee. (Dale)
  • Rock Hill, Wilkesboro, Clemons, Gastonia, Rutherfordton, Danville. (Ben)
  • Danville, VA. Marion, NC.Cornelius, NC. Liconlnton, NC. (Beverly)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Barbecue, slaw, fried chicken, cornbread, Cookout and Cookout shakes, banana pudding, white chicken chili. (Braden)
  • Pupusas, enchiladas, posole, tres leches, agua de pina, and many more. (Kyler)
  • Anything BBQ. Fried chicken. (Laws)
  • Jumbalia (I think I spelled that horribly wrong). (Dale)
  • Hush Puppies, NC BBQ, Fried Chicken, Fat Back. (Ben)
  • Flounder and hush puppies from the fish camps. (Beverly)

What was a funny experience?

  • It may not be super funny but it taught me how the Lord places people just your path. I met my great granddad’s mission companion who also turned out to be my ward mission leader’s father’s “missionary” (the man who baptized him). (Braden)
  • Finding out that my last name “Haskell” sounds a lot like the word “asco”, which means “disgusting”. I learned this about 2-3 months in the mission field, and all the people were laughing when I pronounced my name that way at the time. (Kyler)
  • It wasn’t funny at the time, but I rolled a car. (Dale)
  • I got into the flow of a door approach, but instead of completing the approach as normal – I went into closing a prayer mode. Something like: “Hello, we’re representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ, Amen.” (Ben)
  • Riding our bikes over a railroad track & a car almost hit me & I hit the brakes on my new bike & I flipped over & bruised my leg hitting the train track. (Anonymous)
  • Teaching a discussion to a baby toad. (Beverly)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • I was nearly shot. My companion and I were out with a member visiting less actives one night. We went to visit the last one on the list not knowing anything about them. They are now on the Do Not Contact list. We had a short conversation, I got yelled at and a double barrel in my face, but we left unharmed (though very shaken). (Braden)
  • My companion and I were in a car accident that if it would have happened a split second sooner, he might have not lived to tell the tale (and he only got a scratch and some bruises). (Kyler)
  • It wasn’t funny at the time, but I rolled a car. (Dale)
  • Going downhill on my bike at about 50 MPH (my companion had a speedometer on his bike) and a bus pulled out and it’s mirror brushed my sleeve. (Ben)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • One of the first in my mission, I had a friend at home pass away. I learned about it on Facebook but my companions were unaware of what happened. I listened to a talk later that day talking about angels being “on your right hand and on your left.” Those were my companions. We became very close as I shared what had happened and they gave loving support and help. (Braden)
  • When a recent convert’s wife, after many lessons and two especially spiritually powerful lessons on forever families (as it is a huge emphasis in Hispanic culture), she committed to baptism and was soon baptized thereafter. (Kyler)
  • A lot to mention, probably one of the first ones that come to my mind is when we went out tracting and I knew for certain we would find someone to teach and we did on the very last door we knocked on. (Dale)
  • I’ll never forget being able to perform a baptism for a little girl. I didn’t have many, and she was the only one I performed. It was amazing. (Ben)
  • Teaching a lady & her granddaughter while the girl’s grandpa was watching a game- he actually listened to us l taught his wife & granddaughter & he was later baptized. (Anonymous)

What are some interesting facts about the Charlotte Mission?

  • For most of my mission it was a 50/50 ratio of Sisters to Elders. We were a Facebook and iPad pilot mission. We have the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It’s the furniture capital of the world, origin of Krispy Kreme, and has the locations of the Hunger Games and the Andy Griffith Show. (Braden)
  • When I entered we had about 16 sister missionaries, and when I left we had about 150; Gate city (aka. Greensboro) was a very famous landmark in Civil War (?) history; Winston-Salem is the home of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, along with Wake Forest University; It stretches from Charlotte to Burlington, and from Danville, Virginia to South Carolina; Charlotte is home to the Carrowinds amusement park, the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team, the Carolina Panthers football team, and the Nascar Hall of fame (which is a HUGE sport in North Carolina). Contrary to belief, the city Charlotte is also about 1/8 Hispanic. And the best thing of them all is a burger joint called “Cook-Out”. It will change your life forever. (Kyler)
  • Hmmm, I can’ t really think of any. Though this really isn’t that interesting, but me and two other guys from the ward I grew up in, served in the mission at the same time. (Dale)
  • I was shipped from one challenging area to another, and was charged with getting all the paperwork, area books, and administrative things that go with an area in order and up to date. Within a transfer of me leaving each area, they had at least 3 baptisms. Organization is important, and keeping good records makes the work easier for you, and for those missionaries who come after you. (Ben)
  • Tornado. (Beverly)

What was the weather like?

  • We had it all – Sun, rain, snow storms, ice storms, burning, freezing, floods, hurricane warnings. (Braden)
  • Beautiful ten months out of the year (July and August were very hot and humid), the fall colors are INCREDIBLE, we got snow about twice a year, maybe 2-3 inches on average, and it is just GREEN, GREEN, GREEN EVERYWHERE (cannot see past 100 feet on the freeway) because of the humidity. Rain storms were pretty intense, but happened infrequently. (Kyler)
  • Mainly humid. It didn’t really get too cold, hardly snowed when I was there. (Dale)
  • Mostly mild – didn’t have to wear my coat the entire time out. When it did rain, it poured. (Ben)
  • Humid & chill to the bone cold. (Anonymous)
  • Hot and Humid. (Beverly)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Southern hospitality is still around. I loved learning about other religions. I had many youth especially who I connected with because of music (band, choir, drama, etc). I just loved being with people and learning about each person. (Braden)
  • INCREDIBLE, in that they are so hospitable, feed the missionaries like crazy and will bend over backwards to help in missionary work with teaching, giving rides, etc. They’re also an incredibly humble people. And they LOVE IT when you use their help to learn Spanish (and I mean it). They just have an incredible love — also, they’re a very emotional people. (Kyler)
  • Their kindness, and generosity. Also North Carolina is very beautiful. (Dale)
  • Nicest people ever, even when cussing you out, they were still very polite about it. (Ben)
  • The love of the Savior. (Beverly)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Stick to what the packet says and you’ll be good. Vacuum bags are a great investment! (Braden)
  • Long johns, for sure, for the winter months (might not get cold, but humidity makes it feel cold). When I was there, we could wear short-sleeved shirts in the summer months and long sleeves in the winter months, and suit coats only for meetings, but that all depends on the mission president. So definitely bring white shirts, because you go through them. Pack light and don’t bring unnecessary baggage, especially if you want to bring souvenirs. Other than that, bring all the typical stuff and you should be fine, especially since it is still in the United States. (Kyler)
  • Not really, just that it does get really hot and humid during the summer. (Dale)
  • I would pack short sleeves, and fabric that isn’t too dense. You’ll overheat and/or melt quickly if you have on heavy clothing most of the time. (Ben)
  • Light weight fabric… (Beverly)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Extensive knowledge of the Scriptures, learning the principles of the gospel and of success in life, building relationships with others, communication skills, and most importantly a testimony of the restoration of the gospel and of the atonement of Jesus Christ. (Braden)
  • Too many to count. I learned a new, useful language. I learned what it truly means to be a member and converted to the gospel. I learned what it feels like to TRULY love someone (in the Christ-like sense of the word), which is an incredible feeling- I learned how to cooperate and get along with those I normally wouldn’t (which was a great blessing), what it means to sacrifice and overcome selfish desires, and how real God is. Besides those kinds of things, I have also been incredibly blessed after my mission in school, dating, family life, etc. because of all the things I learned, especially to trust and have faith in God amid all the trials that go on in life. (Kyler)
  • The friends that I made. (Dale)
  • I developed people skills that still serve me to this day. (Ben)
  • Learned a lot! (Beverly)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Communication and leadership skills, organizational skills. Cleanliness, accepting responsibility, and the principle of returning and reporting are some of the skills. (Braden)
  • Spanish, for sure. How to get along with all types of people, how to talk with people and be social (I am naturally introvert), how to study, what it means to work hard/be diligent but productive at the same time, how to have fun while working, how to work with other people in a common cause even with different personalities/views, and how to be patient. (Kyler)
  • Organizing skills. (Dale)
  • Language and people skills. (Ben)
  • Confidence in sharing the gospel. Just learning to talk to others. (Beverly)

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

  • Knocked less, worked with less actives more (less actives became my go to after some time in the mission and brought a lot of success). Communicate with your companion. A lot of heartache and frustration will be saved. (Braden)
  • How to have fun while being a missionary and not “serious” all the time (as I wanted to be the best missionary I could be, so I was serious about the work, but also serious in my attitude) (it was something I had to learn multiple times with my last few companions haha); there are better ways to do missionary work than knocking on doors, so don’t waste time on it — work with the members!!; and have 100% confidence in the Spirit. (Kyler)
  • I wish I would’ve studied a lot more. (Dale)
  • Write your journal. I always thought I’d remember, but I have forgotten more than I wanted to, and I can’t read my journal to see what happened. Also, be sure to label everyone – thinking you’ll remember them will make you wish you took more precautions (this goes for pictures and journals). (Ben)
  • Always write in your journal. (Beverly)

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

  • Serve and serve with all your heart. There is no greater work than this. You will not regret your service to the Lord. Obey your mission president with exactness. Remember what is taught in 1 Nephi 15:11 and you will know where to go, what to do, and what to say. (Braden)
  • THIS IS THE BEST MISSION IN THE WORLD. I know it’s a biased statement, but it’s true. I LOVED IT. It might not be Madagascar or South America (I’ll admit I was disappointed at first when I learned I wasn’t going foreign, even if I was learning Spanish, but that quickly changed when I knew I could get packages from home in a few days at a cheap price!). But I JUST LOVED the culture and the humility of the people (both of American and Hispanic descent). The green of North Carolina is beautiful, and I would love to live there if given the chance. With all this said, work hard, listen to your mission president, have charity for your companions, and don’t be hard on yourself, especially if the work isn’t progressing as much as you are putting in the effort. God will bless you with trials on your mission that will be hard, but will make you into who He wants you to be. So just remember that and go forward with patience, faith and optimism and you will see the blessings from it, because I did. And DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN! ENJOY YOUR MISSION! (Kyler)
  • Study the Gospel, and live it. (Dale)
  • President Hinckley’s father said it best. Forget yourself and go to work. If you do that, you’ll find it is the best experience of your life. Love the people you serve, and remember that you are there to serve them, not them to serve you. Cherish every moment – it’ll be gone before you know it, and you’ll never be able to do it again. (Ben)
  • Pray, pray, pray and read your scriptures. (Beverly)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I remember it happening, but can’t remember a specific one off the top of my head. But it sure did happen and was funny when it did happen! (Kyler)
  • I tell people I had to speak five languages on my mission – English, Bad English, Hill Billy, Eubonics and Southern. Anyone who serves in NC will have language stories. I spent five minutes trying to figure out a guys name until it dawned on me he was calling himself “Sexy Oil”. He was definitely an interesting guy. (Ben)