January 7, 2015

Peru Lima West Mission

Free resources about the Peru Lima West Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Peru LDS Missions.

Peru Lima West Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Peru Lima West 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 West Mission
Avenida Carlos Salaverry 3664
Los Olivos
Lima 39
Peru

Phone Number: 51-1-521-5405
Mission President: President Colin C. Stauffer

Peru Lima West Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Lima West RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Lima West 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 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.

weather  places  history  food  nature  language  LDS Church  Social Issues  Traditions

Lima West Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Lima West 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.)

Elder Harrison Faas mymission.com/elderharrisonfaas 2017
Elder Evan Smith elderevansmith.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Abigail Brasher hermanabrasher.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jarom Harris elderjaromharris.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Westyn Drake elderwestyndrake.blogspot.com 2017
President & Sister Stauffer limawestmission.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Megan Stephenson alpacamybagstomymission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Hunter Sivley elderhuntersivley.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Alex Durrant elderalexdurrant.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Caleb Harrop proslytingperu.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Chad Bergquist eldercbergquist.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Matt Johnson johnsonsaroundtheworld.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Jenna Ahern hermanaahern.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Hannah Degn sisterdegn.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Stephanie Carr steviecarrperu.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Aubrey McDonald hermanaaubreymcdonald.com 2015
Elder Kendall Brown elderbearsbrown.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Riley Olsen elderolseninperu.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jacob Avery loveourmissionaries.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Dalton Johnson thejohnsons..missionarywork.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jaren Hackleman jarenhackleman.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Camille Agle sisteragle.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Erin Olsen sistererinolsen.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Aaron Wheatley aaronamongalpacas.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jonathan Scroggins elderscroggins.wordpress.com 2014
Sister Alayna Jones hermanajonesperu.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Marcilene Hyer mardismission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Jory Brimley missionsite.net/elderjorybrimley 2014
Elder Gunnar Norton mymission.com/eldergunnartrecknorton 2013
Sister Sadie Taggart sadiejean.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Tripper Frost missionsite.net/eldertripperfrost 2013
Elder Jacob Sawyer elderjacobsawyer.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Austin Westerberg missionsite.net/elderaustinwesterberg 2012
Elder Cole Stephens missionsite.net/eldercolestephens 2012
Elder Jacob Sawyer missionsite.net/elderjacobsawyer 2012
Elder Anthony Rowley missionsite.net/elderanthonyrowley 2012
Elder Brett Carter missionsite.net/elderbrettcarter 2012
Elder Kyle Willman missionsite.net/elderkylewillman 2011
Elder Wilson Pace missionsite.net/elderwilsonpace 2011
Elder Cory Huddleston missionsite.net/elderhuddleston 2011
Elder Justin Higgins missionsite.net/1517e1940n 2011

Peru Lima West Mission Groups

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

  1. Mision Peru Lima Oeste Facebook Group (187 members)
  2. Mision Lima Oeste Pres. Archibald 2013-16 Group (37 members)
  3. Peru Lima West Mission Moms (LDS) Group (6 members)

Lima West Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Peru Lima West Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Lima West Mission gifts

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Lima West Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Colin C. Stauffer
  2. 2013-2016, Blake D. Archibald
  3. 2010-2013, Scott J. Dorius

Peru LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 557,328
  • Missions: 12
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 774
  • Family History Centers: 125

Helpful Articles about Peru

Coming soon..

Lima West Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Peru Lima West 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 (Sister)
  • December 2013-May 2015 (Hannah)
  • 2013-2015 (Hannah)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Lima, Huaraz. (Sister)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Aji de gallina, Causa, Arroz chaufa, Arroz con pollo, Tallerines rojos, Tallerines verdes, Locro de zapallo. (Sister)
  • Aji de gallina, arroz con pollo, and all the Peruvian food! (Hannah)
  • Arroz con pollo, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, lentejas, pan con jamon. (Hannah)

What was a funny experience?

  • I definitely thought that all Spanish-speaking countries ate Mexican food. So, when my first pensionista (in Peru, you almost always have someone who cooks lunch for you) asked what food I liked, I began listing tacos and enchiladas. I soon came to the understanding that Peruvians have their own food. And it’s delicious, by the way! (Sister)
  • Having dogs chase us every day…my companions and I would just laugh! (Hannah)
  • I was still learning Spanish and I went on and on in a lesson having no idea what I was saying! (Hannah)

What was a crazy experience?

  • There was this one street and at night we always got a creepy feeling so we never went down it. We were followed a couple of times by men, but the Lord alway protected us! (Hannah)
  • A crazy experience was my companion and I saw a lady without clothes on who was larger than most women. It was crazy, and so strange! We had to hurry and walk away. (Hannah)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Having a recent convert bear his testimony in his first fast and testimony meeting and holding up the Book of Mormon in his hand telling everyone he knows it is true. Then he got all teary eyed and thanks two angels who came and knocked on his  door. I was one of his angels…it was the best feeling I have ever felt. The man was 69 years old and seeing him tear up over loving and learning about the gospel and being excited to bear his testimony was the best! (Hannah)
  • Getting ready to teach a lady and she said Sisters, is there a way I can give my money, or donate things. And we were just about to teach her tithing, it was cool, because we were so prepared when her question came. (Hannah)

What are some interesting facts about the Lima West Mission?

  • It has part of a big city, and lots of mountain areas. It never rains, in one part. The airport of Lima Peru was in my mission. (Hannah)
  • It has mountains, and deserts. (Hannah)

What was the weather like?

  • Humid. In the summer, it’s very hot (the sun burns!) and, although it doesn’t get very cold temperature-wise in the winter, it is humid and it will feel cold, so take a coat (and tights for the sisters). (Sister)
  • It never rained. The seasons are opposite of us, but never really gets too cold. Just need a sweater during the month of May – August. (Hannah)
  • Warm all year round, maybe in July, August, September may need a light jacket, never rains, no snow. (Hannah)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people are super friendly and for the most part are willing to let you inside. They care deeply about their families and parents work really hard so that their children can get a good education. (Sister)
  • I love it all. Being able to be grateful for what I have in America. All the people believe in Christ. Most of them believe that he died for them, most of the time they are easy to teach because they already believe some of what we do. I barely got door slammed in my face. (Hannah)
  • I love it all! Humbling experience. (Hannah)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • If you are going to a Lima mission, you don’t really need boots, because it hardly ever rains. During the time I was there, it rained hard once. (Sister)
  • Cardigans if you are a sister, and many of them! Dresses are more comfortable when it is hot, so lots of dresses! (Hannah)
  • A few jackets, dresses because they are more comfy. Good shoes. Tampons because they don’t have any. Typical medications like ibuprofen. (Hannah)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I received so many I cannot count them. My family was blessed, my sister had a healthy baby, two of my cousins made the best decision to be married in the temple, I am more grateful and understanding. But the best blessing is to be able to really say I know that my Redeemer lives! (Hannah)
  • I received so many I cannot count them. (Hannah)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Wake up, be organized, study habits, make my bed every day! (Hannah)
  • More organized, more kind, study habits, giving talks in public. (Hannah)

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

  • You can tell your mission president anything. If you try to resolve something with your companion, or even with other missionaries, and it doesn’t work, bring it to his attention (like obedience issues, or if your companion is struggling). He will be able to help. Odds are, your companions won’t be crazy; those are few and far-between. (Sister)
  • It is going to be hard but the best thing ever! That I can love my companion even when we don’t get along! That service is key to loving your mission! Just jump right in and realize that it goes by fast so make the moment of each day count! (Hannah)
  • It is going to be SO hard, but so worth it. To think of each day as my last. (Hannah)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Lima West?

  • Don’t beat yourself up if it’s hard to adjust, but BE OBEDIENT! Don’t speak negatively about the people or other missionaries, and pray for charity. Decide now that you love Peru and its people. It’s very different from the United States, but don’t compare the two in a negative way. Talk to everyone, even if you feel like you’re struggling with Spanish. (Sister)
  • Really know Joseph Smith. Be able to testify of him and the Lord always. (Hannah)
  • Study Joseph Smith, know the Book of Mormon, know what the current Prophet teaches. (Hannah)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I always talked funny and never really made sense for about 4 months but that is the joy of being a missionary… you just get to laugh all the time! 🙂 (Hannah)
  • For the first few months, I had no idea what I was saying! 🙂 (Hannah)