Free resources about the Peru Lima East Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Peru LDS Missions.
Peru Lima East Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Lima East 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.
Peru Lima East Mission
Calle Los Agrologos 368
Urbanizacion Las Acacias De Monterrico
La Molina, Lima12, Peru
Phone Number: 51-1-717-8466
Mission President: President John W. Boswell III
Peru Lima East Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Peru Lima East Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Lima East Mission:
Videos with Peru Lima East RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Lima East Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Peru
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Peru. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Peru, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Peru Lima East Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Lima East Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Peru Lima East Mission Groups
Here are Peru Lima East Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Lima East Mission.
- Mision Peru Lima Este – Presidente Lyons Group (385 members)
- Mision Peru Lima Este Facebook Group (345 members)
- Retornados Lima Este Pres. Leyva y Ardila Group (210 members)
- Lima East Mission Mision Este de Lima Group (78 members)
- Mision Peru Lima Este 1993-1996 Group (57 members)
- Peru Lima East Mission Moms (LDS) Group (4 members)
Peru Lima East Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Peru Lima East Mission!
Shirt designs include Lima East 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: Lima East missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Peru Lima East Mission Presidents
- 2017-2020, Daniel Puerta Amato
- 2014-2017, John W. Boswell III
- 2011-2014, Nelson A. Vasquez
- 2008-2011, Juan Augusto Leyva
- 2005-2008, Michael R. Lindstrom
- 2002-2005, Glendon Lyons
- 1999-2001, Mark H. Barrow
- 1996-1999, Victor Hugo Gamero
- 1993-1996, Rene J. Cebrera
- 1990-1990, Juan Alvaradejo
- 1988-1990, Douglas K. Earl
Peru LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 557,328
- Missions: 12
- Temples: 2
- Congregations: 774
- Family History Centers: 125
Helpful Articles about Peru
Peru Lima East Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Peru Lima East RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 1988-1990 (Paul)
- 2014 -2015 (Ever)
- 2004-2006 (Chase)
- 2002 (Cristopher)
Which areas did you serve in?
What were some favorite foods?
- Cebiche, lomo saltado, anticuchos, tallarín verde, arroz con pollo, salchipapas. (Paul)
- Arroz chaufa. chaufa de mariscos. pachamanga. (Ever)
- Papa a la huancaina. Arroz chaufa. Ají de gallina, (Chase)
- El tallarin verde, arroz con pollo. (Cristhopher)
What was a funny experience?
- Baptized a guy, then found out later he had already been baptized the year before. (Paul)
- Bañar chanchos. (Ever)
- Saying I was pregnant rather than embarrassed. (Chase)
- Cuando bañamos a los misioneros de la zona de huanuco. (Cristopher)
What was a crazy experience?
- Terrorist gunfire outside in the streets beyond the enclosure of our yard. (Paul)
- Un investigador se peleo con su esposa y se fue de casa a faltando 20 minutos para su bautismo. (Ever)
- Tarma drug cartel coming from the jungle. Lots of guys with bandanas and AK-47’s. (Chase)
- Subir a un cerro mojado despues de lluvia a visitar auna bella familia con elder zegarra y nos resvalamos fue en huancayo. (Cristopher)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Too many, but one was being able to baptize a man and his daughter on the last day of my mission. His family thought he would NEVER be baptized, but he wanted me to baptize him before I left. (Paul)
- Un día estábamos sin señal en el celular por más que dábamos vuelta por la cuadra no teníamos entonces hicimos una oración y el celular esta lleno de señal. una vez que llamamos a la persona que teníamos que llamar nuevamente nos quedamos sin señal. (Ever)
- Baptizing a whole family. (Chase)
- Fue saber el amor de nuestros presidentes de mision por nosotros cuando nos enseñaban o aconcejaban. (Cristopher)
What are some interesting facts about the Lima East Mission?
- Spanish is by far the language spoken, but in the mountains you can hear some Quechua, the more remote, the more Quechua. The terrain covers almost all types. Lima is dry desert at sea level. Cerro de Pasco is at 14,000+ feet. There is also jungle (like Amazon River jungle) in the mission but I never went there. A very common punch is made from purple corn (chicha). They have both alcoholic and KoolAide type that use the same name. Lima is surrounded by the most desolate looking hills I’ve ever seen. Entire hillsides with absolutely no visible vegetation in many parts. Many people there are extremely poor. We worked in neighborhoods where the best house was built out of discarded plywood rather than cardboard and woven bamboo mats. People eat lots of rice in Peru. And soup. Lunches that we ate with members were usually huge. (Paul)
- We’re the best mission ever. (Chase)
What was the weather like?
- Hot/humid in Lima during the summer, cool during the winter. Never rains in Lima but there is fine mist in the air for parts of the winter that I loved. In the mountains (Huancayo), it was similar to Salt Lake’s climate, maybe with less snow. Higher up in the Andes (Cerro de Pasco), freezing cold at night. Super hot/wet/humid in the jungle. (Paul)
- Fue buena… aunque nunca llueve. (Ever)
- Jungle was hot and humid. Lima was foggy and sometimes cold. (Chase)
- Adaptable. (Cristopher)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- The people are in general very humble and kind. They are very Catholic, but many are eager to learn about the gospel and accept it. I enjoy different cultures and places so I liked the whole experience, minus some pretty severe homesickness bordering on depression the first couple of months. (Paul)
- Fue lo máximo… muy bueno. (Ever)
- They were so humble and ready to hear the gospel. (Chase)
- Todo. (Cristopher)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- You need to be prepared for everything from jungle heat to freezing cold Andes, so a bit of everything. Thermal garments were in high demand high up in the mountains. (Paul)
- Wrinkle free shirts so you never have to pick up an iron. (Chase)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Got to see life from a different perspective. Many spiritual experiences strengthened my testimony. (Paul)
- I have used Spanish to get a lot of job offers. (Chase)
- Una nueva familia que se extendio por todo el peru. (Cristopher)
What are some skills you gained?
- Spanish, ability to be more grateful for my blessings, communicating with a wide variety of people. (Paul)
- Being personable with people, dedication and hard work. (Chase)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I never cared about getting a higher position like Zone Leader or office missionary. (Chase)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Lima East?
- Humble yourself and let the light of Christ shine through you. Be transparent and always be smiling. (Chase)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Calling someone “pregnant” instead of “embarrassed”. Not funny, but accidentally inappropriate. I mistakenly called a comb (peine) something totally not appropriate (pene). (Paul)
- Let them make them…it’s funnier that way. (Chase)