Free resources about the Philippines Angeles 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
Philippines Angeles Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Angeles 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.
Philippines Angeles Mission
F. Tanedo Street, Barangay San Nicolas
Tarlac City, Tarlac 2300
Phone Number: 63-45-491-0587
Mission President: President Scott B. Clark
Philippines Angeles Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Philippines Angeles Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Angeles Mission:
Videos with Angeles RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Angeles Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Philippines
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Philippines. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Philippines, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Philippines Angeles Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Angeles Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Philippines Angeles Mission Groups
Here are Angeles Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Angeles Mission.
- Philippines Angeles Mission Alumni Group (593 members)
- Angeles Mission (reunion 2012) Group (301 members)
- Angeles Mission Reunion Facebook Group (198 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Facebook Group (184 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Facebook Group (183 members)
- Angeles Mission Reunion in 2014 Group (107 members)
- Martino Philippines Angeles Mission Group (92 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Facebook Group (77 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Facebook Group (67 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Facebook Group (30 members)
- Philippines Angeles Mission Moms (LDS) Group (6 members)
Philippines Angeles Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Philippines Angeles Mission!
Shirt designs include Angeles 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: Angeles missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Recommended Mission Prep Books
Angeles Mission Presidents
- 2014-2017, Scott B. Clark
- 2011-2014, David C. Martino
- 2008-2011, Rudy Burt Puzey
- 2005-2008, Robert Jed Stringham
Philippines LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 710,764
- Missions: 21
- Temples: 2
- Congregations: 1,181
- Family History Centers: 171
Helpful Articles about the Philippines
- Joseph Smith’s First Vision in Tagalog
- Headstart on LDS Vocabulary in Tagalog
- Cool Tagalog Words
- Why I Love Filipinos
- Modes of Transportation in the Philippines
- American Influence on the Philippines
- Spanish Influences on the Philippines
- Japanese Influence on the Philippines
- Things You Can and Cannot Buy in the Philippines
- Sari-Sari Stores in the Philippines
- Filipinos and Karaoke
- Beverages in the Philippines
- Restaurants in the Philippines
- Rice in the Philippines
- Spaghetti in the Philippines
- Common Condiments in the Philippines
- What is Ube?
Angeles Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Philippines Angeles RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- December 2014 (Oddy)
- 2004-2006 (Clark)
- 2013-2015 (Jayden)
- 2013-2015 (Callie)
- 2012-2014 (Sho)
- March 2012-September 2013 (Madilene)
- 2003-2005 (Cody)
- 2013-2015 (Sheena)
Which areas did you serve in?
- Mabalacat, Pampanga; Tarlac City, Tarlac; and Camilling, and Tarlac. (Callie)
- San Clemente Camiling, Cabanatuan, Gapan, Vargas Sta. Ignacia, Muñoz Guimba, and Tarlac. (Sho)
- Served in Angeles and Tacloban missions. (Sheena)
What were some favorite foods?
- Siomai. (Oddy)
- Crispy Pata, Pork Adobo, Sigsig, Lechon Baboy. (Clark)
- Adobo. Halo halo. Caldareta. Jollibee spaghetti. Caramelised banana. (Jayden)
- Adobo-chicken cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar served with rice, Lumpia- similar to egg rolls, and Tinola- chicken with broth served on rice. (Callie)
- Sopas, Adobo, Ginataang Gulay, and streetfood (bawal). (Sho)
- Adobo and Nicol express. (Madilene)
- Chicken Curry. Opo. Kare Kare. Adobo. Ginataang Gabi. (Cody)
- Filipino foods like chicken curry. (Sheena)
What was a funny experience?
- We reopened an area, teaching lessons with four Elders at a time, with two members present. (Oddy)
- Seeing my companion running back to the apartments trying to make it to the toilets, due to a stomach ache. But upon his arrival, the gate was closed and the other companionship had the only gate key. My poor companion really needing to go, attempted to climb the fence and stopped at the top of the fence, knowing that it was too late… this happened midday when everybody was around, seeing that we were on a busy street. (Clark)
- When I was trying to quote a scripture from 1 Nephi 3:7 instead of saying “I will go and do” I mixed up my Tagalog words and said “I am an animal and I will do”. The family we were teaching laughed at me but I continued to repeat the scripture 3 more times after that until they finally made me stop because they couldn’t stop laughing. (Jayden)
- In my last area there was a little kid who came up to my companion and I and asked my companion why I had blue eyes and such white skin. My companion told the little girl that I was an alien and if she came too close I would bite her. So her eyes got big and she ran away very quickly. The next day she was with her friends and she told them I was an alien. One of the kids was brave and came close and touched my hair and said “No, look! It’s very nice!” They still called me alien every time we saw them though! (Callie)
- We cracked an egg on Elder Panes’ head for his birthday gift. After cracking one egg, he went to the bathroom to clean up. After cleaning up, we cracked another egg on his head. (Sho)
- When I fall to a canal. (Madilene)
- Pretending a Calabaw was chasing you and your greenie freaks out. (Cody)
- When my companion and I were walking down the road and suddenly someone threw to us a water and I’m so grateful that I bowed that time. (Sheena)
What was a crazy experience?
- Teaching a guy, knowing that he was a member of a terrorist group. (Oddy)
- Crossing a river during a typhoon, on a little raft. Seeing that it was really rough, me and my companion fell in and the waters were really harsh. We made it to the other side safe, knowing that everything in my bag was drenched. As we got to our next appointment I wanted to share a scripture and saw that my bag was still very wet, but my scriptures which were in a case cover made from a cereal box ( yes a cereal box) was still dry and not damaged at all… (Clark)
- Well I was in my mission during 2 of the worst cyclones for a couple years so the wreckage caused by those was pretty crazy. Helping people put their roofs back on and living for 3 weeks without electricity was pretty crazy too. (Jayden)
- During rainy season, we were following up with a member about a referral and a flash storm came in. It started “raining ice” or hailing and the streets hockey flooded. We were told never to walk through flood water, but we had no choice and we had to wade through water that was above our knees. To this day, I don’t even want to think about what was floating around in that! (Callie)
- Doing push ups on the highway just to get a picture. (Sho)
- When a drunk man tries to Bible bash with us and wanted us to spend time just talking with him. So we just made an effort so he won’t feel bad but he never understand us. (Madilene)
- Tracting in a monsoon. (Cody)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Feeling that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are present in your life. (Oddy)
- Casting out an evil spirit from a young teenage girl whose parents never spoke to the missionaries and spoke down to the church. Then seeing the power of the Priesthood, it showed them the power of God and that we weren’t bad guys after all. (Clark)
- Literally every day being able to find and teach someone new, especially when you got punted at all your planned appointments and the lord guides you to someone else who really needs to hear your message. (Jayden)
- We met a brother who was smoking and had piercings and tattoos and asked if we could visit him and share the gospel and he told us sometime if he wasn’t busy he would listen. A few days later he was sitting and we started to walk by. For me, I had one of the most clear promptings to go back and talk to him. So we taught him one of the best lessons and he had so many questions. He slowly changed, and he even started coming with us to teach other investigators. He was eventually baptized and is now preparing to serve a mission. (Callie)
- Nothing more life changing than raising the dead. Yep, heard that right. Me and my companion were on our way in the middle of the field and we saw a guy lying at the side of the road. We figure out that someone tried to kill him or something but no stabs and all. Just blood all over his face. We got his phone and called some of his contacts. They said they are on their way to get him. While waiting for them, my companion checked his vital signs and told me he wasn’t breathing anymore. (Sho)
- When my companion and I ask for an answer with our prayer and instantly we got the answer. It was amazing. (Madilene)
- Being guided to the Labisas home and every moment with them. Most spiritual time on my mission. (Cody)
What are some interesting facts about the Angeles Mission?
- In our mission we didn’t just baptized people. but we rescued all types of people. (Oddy)
- That it’s the hardest two years in your life, but 100% the best two years in your life. (Clark)
- It’s where the finest serve. It has one specific language everyone needs to learn (Tagalog). However chances are you can pick up Ilocano or Capangpangan depending on where you’re assigned. It’s also one o the largest missions in terms of area in the Philippines. (Jayden)
- Angeles mission has a mix of three languages: Tagalog, Ilicano, and Kapampangan. A large part of the mission is considered farmland and many areas have miles and miles of rice fields. (Callie)
- 1. For foreigners, you can only say you’ve been to the Philippines if you have eaten balut. 2. Philippines Angeles Mission is more of a “bukid” area. You’ll know what that means when you get there. (Sho)
- We are really exerting efforts to let them know that what we do is for the Lord and we make it a point to obey with exactness. (Madilene)
- At the time, it was the only landlocked mission. (Cody)
What was the weather like?
- It’s hot. (Oddy)
- There’s a hot season and a rainy season. And a couple of Typhoons. (Clark)
- Hot with a heavy chance of rain. (Jayden)
- From about February-May were considered summer months and the weather is very humid and dry. June-November is considered the rainy season with a high chance of typhoons and large storms. December and January are nicer months and are a really nice temperature, although it’s still pretty hot. (Callie)
- Hot! If it’s not hot, you’ll get typhoons. (Sho)
- Sunny and sometimes rainy. We even experienced a typhoon. (Madilene)
- Wonderful. Loved it. (Cody)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- The place is very nice, because there’s a lot of mountain views, and the people were active in participating in missionary work. (Oddy)
- They are beautiful, humble, loving, easy to talk to and they have a very good sense of humor. (Clark)
- Kids really love what they have even if it isn’t much, everybody knows everybody, Tagalog is a beautiful language, seeing all the green rice fields as you ride in a trike with 5 other people is also an experience I don’t think I’ll ever forget. (Jayden)
- The Filipinos are some of the nicest people in the entire world. They are so kind-hearted and accepting of other people. even though they often have to work hard for what they have, they are the happiest people. (Callie)
- So approachable in the rural areas compared to urban areas. But members are great. There’s a lot of things to be changed in the Philippines. You will be the agent of that change. (Sho)
- They are receptive of the gospel we share and they are very kind, honest and loving people. (Madilene)
- The kindness from everyone. The beauty of the areas. (Cody)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Clothes and scriptures are all that you need and a lot of photos of your family at your apartment to remind you why you’re working so hard to return with honor. (Clark)
- If you’re a missionary…wear mesh garments…they let you breathe better, bring light clothes, don’t bother with coats or jackets you will never need them. (Jayden)
- You can buy a lot of stuff there for cheaper, so don’t pack too much, especially clothes. A waterproof bag is a good idea and most missionaries buy rubber shoes that look mission appropriate. (Callie)
- You can never tell when you get transferred. (Sho)
- Just bring what is told in the guide book. (Madilene)
- As a missionary? Follow the council of the instructions you get. As a tourist? Depends on the season. (Cody)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Of course I strengthened my testimony about our Savior and His marvelous work. At the same time, I know that I’d become a blessing to others, helping them to be with their family for eternity. (Oddy)
- Learned a second language. Gained new family in my life. Experienced a lot of different life experiences. Learned to stand on my own two feet without my parents. (Clark)
- Literally too many to count but a new language, lifelong friends, helped others receive the gospel, new life skills like how to plan and cook, learned to be independent, be social with others and some of the principles you use as a companionship are still essential with my girlfriend eg inventory to communicate how we feel in our relationship. However, these are mainly temporal blessings, I also now have a firm and unshakable testimony which continues to grow every day and can feel the spirit guiding my life much better than ever. (Jayden)
- My family was blessed in a lot of ways- I can’t even name them all. My testimony was strengthened and my conversion was deepened. Most of all, my love for the Savior and my understanding of His Atonement and hand in my life grew. (Callie)
- I got married after to a beautiful sister 5 weeks after my mission, got a very cool job as an assistant in an immigration firm for Australia and New Zealand, I go to school at night and also have a baby who was born last October 21, 2015. I was also blessed to see how people’s lives have changed because of the gospel. Not just seeing them dressed in white for baptism but for sealing as well. My love for others has increased. More importantly, having the knowledge that He loves me. I knew He was there with me all through out my good and hard times in the field. He made me feel that all of the things that I was sharing was true and that I should be confident about it. (Sho)
- Spiritual and temporal blessings like: I am able to serve as a Young Women President in my ward and have my small business at the same time. (Madilene)
- More than I can count. Best one? Being a part of everyone’s lives that I was able to meet. (Cody)
What are some skills you gained?
- I gained social skills by talking to a complete strangers. I also learned more how to cook. (Oddy)
- Talking skills, people skills and teaching skills. (Clark)
- I learned how to study, not just the scriptures but it’s helped my academic studying. I learned planning an time management skills, as well as how to set realistic goals and how to achieve them. I don’t get as nervous talking in front of a lot of people. (Callie)
- I was able to develop my teaching skills. Which is a plus for me because I really wanted to be a teacher. The good thing that I noticed about how I teach is that I can make complicated things super easy that a child could understand. I was also able to develop self discipline in all things. Skills and other things that you will learn in the mission may also depend who your mission president is. I was with President Martino and President Clark and I learned different things from both these awesome brethren. (Sho)
- Speaking, building relationships with other people, and knowing that I can survive in any situation in life that the Lord gives me. (Madilene)
- New language. Teaching skills. Coaching skills. Being able to read people. (Cody)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I were exactly obedient at the beginning of my mission. (Oddy)
- I wish I had a skinnier body so there’d be less stress on my knees and ankles. (Clark)
- How to cook, I wish I read my scriptures more and had a better understanding of the missionary lessons. It would have made learning the language and teaching so much easier. (Jayden)
- I wish I knew I should have been more patient with myself in learning the language. And I wish I would have done a more thorough study of Preach my Gospel before the MTC. (Callie)
- I wish I could have prepared more emotionally and spiritually. My tatay (Trainer) in the mission was so awesome. He made me feel that I was nothing unintentionally. If I had prepared myself more, I guess I wouldn’t have felt that way. I also didn’t have a hard time learning the language because I’m Filipino. (Sho)
- To show more of how I can help and to not be afraid of anything because as long as the Lord is with you, nothing is impossible. (Madilene)
- I wouldn’t change a thing. (Cody)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Angeles?
- Don’t focus on the numbers of people you are baptizing or converting. Remember you can go home with just one convert- You! And be an exactly obedient missionary. (Oddy)
- Love your companion in all your areas. Know everything about him, even though you may not agree or get along, get over it. Love him and work together. The miracles in your areas only work when there is harmony and happiness in your companionship. (Clark)
- Do it and you won’t regret it. You’ll find great happiness is serving others and ultimately the Lord. (Jayden)
- The most important things are the decisions you make. Choose the work hard; choose the be happy; choose the be obedient; choose to be changed! “Decisions determine destiny!” (Pres. Monson) (Callie)
- Mission is a microcosm of life as what President Clark said. You start as a trainee (child), then you get to train (father). When you get a leadership position, you’ll handle a group of missionaries where it will test your dad skills in uplifting and sending a voice of warning (with love) to them. Your mission will help you realize your full potential in your whole life if you do it right. You’ll know when you do when you start asking yourself after your mission, did I regret anything? I testify that serving a full time mission is both a responsibility and an opportunity. That the Lord will bless you if you have given Him your all in this work. You will never notice, to what seems to be an impossible family or individual to get baptized, the Lord will be there to help you do that. Just give your all guys! The best two years it is. Hope you understand my English. :] (Sho)
- Just always speak from the heart. Always pray and read the scriptures. Be humble. Be patient and be full of charity. Obey with exactness. (Madilene)
- Listen. Learn the way Filipinos pronounce words, syllables, etc. learn as many words as possible. Mimic the way they sound. The more you sound like them, the easier the Spirit can influence what to say. (Cody)
What was a funny language mistake?
- My first companion was American and he thought that the word “bakla,” which means “gay,” was handsome, so he told one of our investigators. Hey, you’re so bakla! hahaha (Oddy)
- Telling a female investigator not to worry if she has no friends- that I’m her friend for sure- but the way I pronounced friend in Tagalog meant boyfriend, so she took it seriously and wanted this to go to the next level of marriage and I thought to myself, did I say the right thing?? (Clark)
- Don’t get the word for snails messed up…Awkward…I tried to say nanay these snails taste good…failed miserably. Look it up if your really want to know. (Jayden)
- There was a missionaries who would see the word for chicken instead of mosquito, since they are very similar. So they would say “I’m getting bit by chickens!” (Callie)
- During a family home eveening, I made a mistake in pronouncing the word table in tagalog. It was supposed to be Lamesa and I said Lamisa. The whole sentence was: And dumi po ng lamisa niyo nay which stranslates to: Sister, your table is dirty. Then all my fellow missionaries laughed at me and then Elder Taavao teased me and said: Nay, ang dumi ng lamisa po kayo. After he said that, everybody laughed not because he was adding up to the joke but because he said it wrong. What he said in english doesn’t make sense: Sister, it’s dirty you’re a table. (Sho)
- Instead of saying” mahal kita” my companion told one of our less active sisters the word “mahal ko ka” that made us all laughed. (Madilene)