January 7, 2015

Oregon Eugene Mission

Free resources about the Oregon Eugene Mission:

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*Other Mission Pages: Oregon LDS Missions.

Oregon Eugene Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Oregon Eugene 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.

Oregon Eugene Mission
55 W 29th Ave Ste A
Eugene, OR 97405

Phone Number: 1-541-342-2344
Mission President: President H. Jeffery Russell

Oregon Eugene Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Oregon Eugene RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Eugene 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 Oregon

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

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Oregon Eugene Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Oregon Eugene 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.)

President & Sister Russell oemrussell.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Emily Payne sisteremilypayne.wordpress.com 2017
Elder Carlton Baxter eldercarltonbaxter.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Lindsey Dobbins lindseyloumission.wordpress.com 2017
Sister Keilee Alldredge keileeoem.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Michael Peters eldermichaelpeters.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Chase Jensen chaseinoregon.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jackson Martin jacksonsmissionletters.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Bracken Snyder elderbsnyder.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Katie Morgan sisterkatiemorgan.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Zollinger zolllinger.blogspot.com 2016
Elder & Sister Christensen theedgeofthelight.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jacob Tonini eldertoninieugene.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Andrew Schick elderandrewschick.weebly.com 2016
Elder Blake elderblake.weebly.com 2016
Mission Alumni mission.net/oregon/eugene 2015
Elder Chandler Colton eldercoltonoem.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Corinne Jones sistercorinnejones.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Lindsay Connelly sisterlindsayconnelly.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Kiana Duenas sisterkianaduenas.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kevin Perrine elderkevinperrine.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Austin Rushton rushgate.com/austinrushton 2015
Elder Westin Coggins missionsite.net/elderwestincoggins 2015
President & Sister Young oregoneugenemission2014.blogspot.com 2014
President & Sister Young oregoneugenemission.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Jacee Hancock peaceloveoregon.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Ben Woestman elderbenwoestman.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Will Henrie elderwillhenrie.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Georgia eldergeorgia.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Aaron Memmott missionsite.net/elderaaronmemmott 2014
Sister Tamari Abbott missionsite.net/sistertamariabbott 2014
Elder Trent Wardrop mymission.com/eldertrentwardrop 2013
Elder Atticus Shelley elderatticusshelley.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Eli Blair eldereliblair.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Lisa Hamilton lishisnotafish.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Jacob Covey elderjacobcovey.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Alexandra Cluff sistercluff.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Terry doratheexplorer58.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Bryan Burton missionsite.net/elderbryanburton 2013
Elder Kaden Ashcraft missionsite.net/elderkadenashcraft 2013
Elder Austin Ballif elderaustinballif.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Daniel Brian elderdannybrian.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Devin Davis missionsite.net/elderdevindavis 2012
Elder Brock Bird brockbirdinoregon.blogspot.com 2012
President & Sister Macdonald tomandkaye.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Russell Knight missionsite.net/elderRJKnight 2011
Elder Bradley Hill missionsite.net/elderbradleyhill 2011
Elder Christopher Hamblin missionsite.net/elderchristopherhamblin 2011
Elder Dalton Groskreutz missionsite.net/eldergroskreutz 2011
Elder Connor Scarlett missionsite.net/elderconnorscarlett 2011
Sister Caitlin Nichols missionsite.net/sistercaitlinnichols 2011
Elder Travis Edwards eldertravy.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Clain Goode elderclaingoode.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Zach Roberts zacheugene.blogspot.com 2009

Oregon Eugene Mission Groups

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

  1. Oregon Eugene Mission Facebook Group (932 members)
  2. Eugene Mission Pres. Loyd Rasmussen 1990-93 Group (43 members)
  3. Oregon Eugene Mission Moms (LDS) Group (11 members)

Oregon Eugene Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Oregon Eugene Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Eugene Mission gifts

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Oregon Eugene Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2017-2020, Dale S. Orton
  2. 2014-2017, H. Jeff Russell
  3. 2011-2014, Mark A. Young
  4. 2008-2011, Thomas Macdonald
  5. 2005-2008, Daniel B Fugal
  6. 2002-2005, John R. Cushing
  7. 1999-2002, Ronald A. Smart
  8. 1996-1999, Thomas G. Jones
  9. 1993-1996, John R. Simmons
  10. 1990-1993, Lloyd M. Rasmussen

Oregon LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 153,226
  • Missions: 3
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 306
  • Family History Centers: 65

Helpful Articles about Oregon

Coming soon..

Oregon Eugene Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Oregon Eugene 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?

  • 2014-2015 (Mercedes)
  • 2011-2013 (Kimball)
  • 2011-2013 (Cinthya)
  • 2012-2013 (Connor)
  • 2012-2012 (Jeremy)
  • 2006-2008 (Corbin)
  • 2002-2004 (Mark)
  • 2002-2004 (Noah)
  • 1999-2000 (Ann)
  • 1998-2000 (Troy)
  • 1997-1999 (Colby)
  • 1991-1993 (Eric)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Central Point, Grants Pass, North Bend, Roseburg. (Mercedes)
  • Corvallis, Eagle Point, White City, Medford, Grants Pass, Bend and Sweethome. (Cinthya)
  • Lincoln. Newport . Yreaka Etna. Served also in Washington Tacoma from 2000-2001. (Ann)
  • White City Eagle Point, Central Point, Springfield, Klamath Falls, Lebanon, McMinnville. (Troy)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Jasper’s burgers in Central Point. They have the best kangaroo burgers. Also off the waffle in Eugene was a great place to eat. (Mercedes)
  • Elk, spaghetti. (Kimball)
  • Roast, Lasagna, Vegan stuff. (Connor)
  • Potatoes and gravy. (Jeremy)
  • Smoked Salmon. (Corbin)
  • Lasagna, meat and potatoes, chili mac. (Mark)
  • Seafood on the coast. Blackberries. (Noah)
  • Spaghetti. (Troy)
  • Salmon, Pizza, Marionberry Ice cream, Crab salad. (Colby)
  • Ribs, steak, shrimp, pasta, hamburgers. (Eric)

What was a funny experience?

  • We were going to go tract or contact- one of the two. We were crossing the street and found this elderly man in Grants Pass. He was at the corner we were walking towards. while my companion was pulling out a pass along card to give to this elderly man. He starts singing to us before we even start talking to him then he pulls out candy of his pocket to give to us. We didn’t know how to respond so we took the candy and he started dancing away on the crosswalk. (Mercedes)
  • We ran into a guy biking who started swearing and saying we do no good to the world and should all die. The next day my companion and I tracted into him, and once again not a good response. The next day, after Zone Conference my whole zone decided to go to Wendy’s for lunch and all of us are walking in, THE SAME GUY and his girlfriend were walking out. All I heard was him saying. “THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!!!” My companion and I burst out laughing and explained what just happened to the zone. (Kimball)
  • Having to carry dog treats in mine and my companion’s pockets to throw at dogs when they came after us. (Cinthya)
  • There was humor in almost everything. If you had the right attitude you could find laughter in even the hardest times. (Noah)
  • My companion had to wake me up for my first appointment. (Ann)
  • When a companion and I were riding our bikes and we both crashed into a parked car and some trash cans surprisingly neither of us were injured. (Colby)

What was a crazy experience?

  • My companion and I went to this house and my previous companion and I tracted into this person. So transfers happened so I was only out less than six weeks when we went out to this house. This woman couldn’t really talk to us right then, but she wanted us to pray with her. That seems totally normal right. She let us in and told us that she only prays in her garage. So we walk into her home and on her coffee table is literally a huge container of just weed on her table just sitting there. The Spirit was telling me that we needed to get out of there right away. So I was nudging my companion that we need to leave. She told me that I was over reacting a little bit. So we go in this woman’s garage to pray with her and there are candles all around lit. So I kept hitting my companion that we need to leave and again she tells me to calm down. Until she turned of the lights off, only the lit candles were the lights. I hit my companion one more time and she finally tells her that we need the lights on. The women gets very mad, but she complied after a while of talking with her about it. Then we prayed with her and she just opened up the gate and told us to leave. (Mercedes)
  • My Zone Leader and I were on exchanges, we were knocking doors and as such would shake fences to make sure there were no dogs. Well we did so at a house and didn’t hear any barking, didn’t see any dogs, so we went up to the door and knocked. Well three big dogs came running around the corner. Two were good as soon as we started to pet them, but the biggest one started trying to bite us, so we kept having to kick its face to get it off. After about 8 minutes of being trapped on the front porch and praying our hearts out, we finally got to the bottom of the stairs with the dog snarling the whole way. Well we tried to move but the dog started going at me. In my deepest, loudest voice I could muster I suddenly said “sit,” not realizing what I was doing. Well the dog sat down and I said “stay,” as I inched my way to the gate and got out. My Zone Leader stayed behind for some reason. Well luckily the dog got distracted just long enough for him to get out of the gate and me to slam the gate on the dogs face. (Kimball)
  • Knocking on the front door of a potential investigators home while they were coming in from the back after spending the night at jail, and praying all night for God to show them the way back to truth and back to Him. She got baptized. (Cinthya)
  • Rolled a mission vehicle. (Jeremy)
  • One winter there was a freezing rainstorm. Everything looked as if it had been dipped in glass. Roads and sidewalks were very slippery. (Noah)
  • Car accident. (Ann)
  • Had a gun pulled on us while tracting. (Troy)
  • When we went to visit with an inactive member in the Oakridge Branch and the guys son pulled a gun out on us. (Colby)
  • Serving in Eugene and Ashland. (Eric)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My companion and I were out of miles and decided to borrow bikes from members on the coast, I got the one with the broken brakes. Well we had three days of no miles and out of those three days all of them were pouring rain. But that didn’t stop us from going over miles. As we were going in for the night going up this giant hill to get to our apartment I felt this prompting to go to this one house as were passing it. My companion was angry and wanted to get out of the rain, but we went anyway. It truly was inspired because we had tried to get a lesson with them for five weeks but nothing was coming of it until that day. We had a lesson with them while they had a bunch of questions about The Book of Mormon. It was one of the greatest moments in my life. (Mercedes)
  • My first three months were the hardest three months. Not because I missed my family, but because my trainer would yell at me for hours on end telling me how bad I was and worthless. He would yell at me in public, at the church, at our apartment- everywhere. And my zone leader who we lived with would make crude jokes about me constantly and steal my stuff. I really did not feel any love for these two at all. One day I was on the brink of going home. I had been praying for help and nothing was coming. So one night before I went to bed I knelt down and prayed saying if I didn’t get help to feel love for these guys and forgive them for what they were doing I was going home in the morning. Suddenly every pain- all the anger, all the hate I was feeling- was replaced by an overwhelming feeling of love for these two and no matter what they had done I didn’t care. Because of that I stayed and completed my mission. (Kimball)
  • I think one of my favorite spiritual experiences was feeling the gift of tongues through the Spirit. I was speaking in Spanish and my companion was able to pick right up where I left off in English. Or just experiencing the moment when someone feels the warmth of the Spirit; truth is spoken and understood and they get it. Witnessing the influence of the Spirit is amazing. (Cinthya)
  • Baptizing and going to the temple. (Jeremy)
  • The whole journey. (Corbin)
  • Being served by the members and hearing them testify. Teaching was very powerful. Zone studies and zone conferences, especially hearing from the mission president. General conference as a missionary is a treat and much different than with 5 young children. (Colby)
  • Testifying to a anti-LDS person and really having that feeling of the spirit burning inside me when I testified of Christ and Joseph Smith. (Eric)

What are some interesting facts about the Eugene Mission?

  • It rains nine months out of the year. People are always a million times nicer on the sunny days. There are no tolls!! It is illegal to pump your own gas. There’s no sales taxes. (Kimball)
  • The Oregon Eugene Mission is unique. People are kind and willing but also very liberal. I feel like people will take truth from everything and run with it. It was hard for them to understand that there is ONE religion that has all the truth. (Cinthya)
  • It rains everyday. (Corbin)
  • The beautiful scenery and the people we came across. I could not get over how green it was. (Colby)

What was the weather like?

  • Winter is more rainy unless you are in the northern half in the mission. It’s a little humid if you are coming from Utah. (Mercedes)
  • It rained nine months out of the year. The other three months were nice. (Kimball)
  • The weather is very bi-polar. You would have to get dressed in layers, because you could be freezing one moment and then very warm the next. Also it would literally rain about 9 months out of the year. (Cinthya)
  • Very rainy (Corbin)
  • Rain. (Ann)
  • Wet. (Troy)
  • Rain mostly with the occasional snow and a few months of beautiful sun. But the rain isn’t so bad once you give it credit for all the green. (Colby)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • If you give them your heart they will give you theirs. A lot of them are very humble and very giving and wanting you to succeed at helping them. (Mercedes)
  • It was perfect for me at the time I served. (Kimball)
  • The people are so kind and can be pretty welcoming. I enjoyed learning from them, they were willing to tell you what they thought about religion, life, purpose, ect. (Cinthya)
  • They are a less judgmental membership here than at my home state. Very cool people. (Connor)
  • Down to earth realistic people. (Jeremy)
  • Very genuine people. (Corbin)
  • What they helped me to become. Their humility and desire to follow Christ. I really love the crisp clean air in Oregon. Every season was beautiful. the members loved us so much. The leadership that you get to work with and learn from comes in handy later in church callings. I loved it all. I daily wish I could have it back. (Noah)
  • Their compassion. (Ann)
  • There friendliness and how courteous they all were. (Colby)
  • Great people, some were distant cousins I had not really met before. (Eric)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Good shoes and a rain coat. There are a lot of service activities to be a part of, so bring service clothes. (Mercedes)
  • Waterproof shoes. (Kimball)
  • SISTERS: Water-proof boots! Also biking shorts (you may be called to a bike area, so biking shorts will keep you modest). Leggings, to wear underneath our skirts on cold days. Skirts with pockets are the best thing ever! Also stretchy material is nice, you get fed a lot, so grow-with-me clothing is handy. (Cinthya)
  • Rain coat and walking shoes. (Jeremy)
  • A lightweight rain jacket. (Corbin)
  • Don’t bother using an umbrella. Cut your hair short. (Mark)
  • Shoes like Propet will be much more comfortable and durable. Take a few pair so they can dry out in between uses. Save up those silicon packs that come with the shoes and throw them in your wet shoes to help them dry more quickly. Don’t get a luggage set. Get two large pieces on luggage and a good durable backpack or shoulder bag. I personally preferred a thin but very water resistant raincoat. On a cold day just use layers but always stay dry. (Eric)
  • Rain jackets. (Ann)
  • Hat. Rain gear. (Troy)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • The blessings were uncountable. One of them was becoming more converted to the gospel as well as more empathetic and self confident. (Mercedes)
  • My testimony and knowledge grew as I helped others to do the same. I learned not to care what people think. I do what I do because I want to be closer to God. Not show off or impress someone else. (Kimball)
  • Countless blessings…I do not know where to begin. A definite testimony of the Restored Gospel, a feeling of closeness with the Spirit and the Lord. I felt protected, watched over and guided at all times. (Cinthya)
  • Everything I am and have is from my mission. (Jeremy)
  • Time management, cooking, planning, service. (Mark)
  • More than I am sure I realize. I learned the importance of obedience and how much our heavenly father loves us all. I would not be who I am today had I not served when and where and with whom I did. My President was perfect for me. The location was heavenly. I learned so many special truths through the spirit. I believe I set my testimony of my father and his son and their plan in stone which has been probably my most valuable blessing in this troubled world. (Noah)
  • Buzz and Edna getting baptized. (Ann)
  • My wife. (Troy)
  • A deeper love of the gospel and the spiritual high I was on the whole two years. (Colby)
  • Gained a testimony of Jesus Christ, the plan of Salvation, Joseph Smith. (Eric)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Body language reading, conversing with others, listening. (Mercedes)
  • I could give a one hour talk off of five minutes of prep and have it turn out perfectly. I love teaching the Gospel. (Kimball)
  • Time management was a skill I learned on my mission as well as the importance of goal setting, and planning. I also learned to communicate my feelings, concerns or just feel more confident in what the Spirit was telling me. All in all I learned how the Spirit spoke to me. (Cinthya)
  • Leadership experience and a testimony. (Jeremy)
  • Organization and the ability to lead. (Corbin)
  • Talking to people, dealing with people who don’t want to work. (Mark)
  • I learned to be more comfortable in uncomfortable situations. I learned to correct mistakes more aggressively. I learned to be a leader (spoiler alert:it has less to do with power and much much more to do with love, obedience and service). I learned Planning and unfortunately have let that lesson slip away since (if you don’t use it, you may lose it). (Noah)
  • Self confidence. (Ann)
  • People skills. (Troy)
  • How to talk to people and how to gain greater self confidence and how to better share the gospel with those around us and to always look and be aware of opportunities around us to share the gospel. (Colby)
  • Confidence in myself. (Eric)

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

  • Study Preach My Gospel more. (Mercedes)
  • You need to be there for yourself and not to impress anyone else. People will disappoint, but you can be a shining example. You can still be yourself and be an effective missionary. God chose to send you to your mission for a reason. Use your strengths but change your weaknesses. Don’t forget to smell the roses. Missions are stressful. I had more anxiety and depression in my mission than ever before, but when I took a few minutes to go to a park and appreciate what was there, I could get rid of all that and remember my purpose. Sometimes getting ice cream at Dairy Queen with your companion is the most productive thing you can do. An effective missionary is a missionary that is focused, you can’t do that if you are burned out. (Kimball)
  • I wish I knew a little more about Church History, just enough to carry a conversation with someone who read some church history. (Cinthya)
  • How to avoid drama and gossip. (Jeremy)
  • Work Hard, Play Hard, Serve Hard. (Mark)
  • Obedience. And not just for the sake of being obedient. Obedience because you love and trust you heavenly father more than you love and trust yourself. I wish I knew how much I would miss it when it was over. I would have held each day more precious. I would not have wasted a single moment. I would also have kept better records of the people and things i liked. Names, address’, Phone numbers, emails. I would have journaled at least a bit more like once a week maybe. I maybe also would have prepared better by going on more walks before. (Noah)
  • How to talk to people. (Troy)
  • I made it a daily effort to write in a journal which I did faithfully the whole two years daily. (Colby)
  • I wish I knew the scriptures better. (Eric)

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

  • It’s okay that you don’t know anything in the beginning. If you love the people they won’t care if you’re being offensive. But you have truly love them. Obedience is the one thing that should be always in the back of your mind. Also, you will never be perfect. That is okay. (Mercedes)
  • The Gospel is true! Remember what Elder Uchtdorf said. “Doubt your doubts, before you doubt your faith.” Satan never tries harder to destroy our testimonies than when we are in the service of our God, but we never have as much help to find the answers we need than when we are missionaries. (Kimball)
  • Enjoy every minute of it! Embrace the weirdness/uniqueness of Oregon. Be patient in your own skills, strengths, and weaknesses. Remember that the Lord qualifies whom he calls and take pictures and write in your journals-memories is all that you get to keep when its all done. (Cinthya)
  • Love everyone no matter what. (Corbin)
  • If you’re not happy, you’re not working hard enough. At some point, you’ll come to understand the phrase “Only in Eugene….” (Mark)
  • Don’t try to be like missionary x, y or z. Try to be like Christ. Be yourself and be your best self. Don’t waste a moment. Seriously! (Noah)
  • Be humble and courageous and just be yourself and put your faith in the Lord’s hands. (Colby)
  • Prepare yourself spiritually and emotionally. Learn to work hard and devote yourself to the work and don’t waste your companions time. (Eric)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I was on an exchange with one of the Spanish missionaries and we went to do some service. When we finished, I was like “Elder.. Have you seen our ride?” He said “no,” then proceeded to say, “Maybe he is taking a naked?” I’m like a what? He just keeps saying naked a naked. I’m just like. “Elder, I’m pretty sure naked doesn’t mean to you what it means to me.” He says. “You know you’re tired so you take a naked.” I’m just like. “Oooooohhhh no Elder, that’s a nap.” He’s just like “What’s naked?” I look at him and said “No clothes.” You could see it dawn on him what he had been saying. We all had a good laugh over that. (Kimball)