Philippines Cauayan Mission

Free resources about the Philippines Cauayan Mission:

Philippines Cauayan Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Cauayan 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 Cauayan Mission
78 Burgos Street Dist.
3305 Cauayan City
Isabela Philippines

Phone Number: 63-78-652-0771
Mission President: President George R. Rahlf

Philippines Cauayan Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Cauayan RMs

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

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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.

LDS Church  places  history  food  People and Culture  language  Storms and Natural Disasters  time lapses  nature  traditions

Philippines Cauayan Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Cauayan Mission. This blog 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 Rahlf ph..cauayanmission2013-16.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Zachary Warren elderzwarren.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kaio Ishibashi elderishibashi-cauayan.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Anna Allen sisterannarayallen.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Carlee Ethington tagalogwithcarlee.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Armstrong armstrongstakethephilippines.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Chelsea Dunn quadruplethefunplusone.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Erin Koncurat tkskmd.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Alex McCausland missionsite.net/elderalexmccausland 2015
Elder Bryan Haacke elderbryanhaacke.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tanner Swensen eldertannerswensen.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Brandon Navarro elderbknavarro.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Brynn Stabenow sisterstabenow.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Bryce Larson elderbrycelarson.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Cameron Tribe eldercamerontribe.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jordan Kocherhans elderjordanpaulkocherhans.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Amber Carr thecauayanmissionary.wordpress.com 2014
Elder Braden Cousin eldercousin.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Conner Robertson elderconnerrobertson.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Bracken Doney elderbrackendoney.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Allen Landeen elderallenlandeen.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Eli Allen eldereliallen.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Michael Nay eldernay.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Shaner shanermission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Jarom Odom jtomission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Mills millsmissionaries.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Noble Hamblin noblesmission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Christopher Lundy lundymission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Ryan Betancourt elderbetancourt.blogspot.com 2013
President & Sister Carlos carlosmission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Johnathan Hale missionsite.net/elderhale 2012
Elder Colton Riner elderriner.blogspot.com 2012
Elder AJ Griffin elderajgriffin.blogspot.com 2012
Sister Alyssa Fort sisteralyfort.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Jenny Webre sisterjennywebre.blogspot.com 2011

Philippines Cauayan Mission Groups

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

  1. Philippines Cauayan Mission Facebook Group (558 members)
  2. Cauayan Mission (President Carlos) Group (304 members)
  3. Cauayan Mission (President & Sister Harris) Group (149 members)
  4. Alicia, Bambang, Burgos, Cauayan, Roxas, Solano Group (143 members)
  5. Philippines Cauayan Mission Families Group (38 members)
  6. Cauayan Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (7 members)

Philippines Cauayan Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Philippines Cauayan Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Cauayan Mission gifts

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Recommended Mission Prep Books

                    
(Fun Fact: John Bytheway served in the Philippines!)

Cauayan Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2013-2016, George R. Rahlf
  2. 2010-2013, Rodolfo A. Carlos
  3. 2007-2010, Raul S. Villanueva (Listen to an interview with the Villanuevas)

Philippines LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 710,764
  • Missions: 21
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 1,181
  • Family History Centers: 171

Helpful Articles about the Philippines

Cauayan Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Philippines Cauayan 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?

  • 2011 (Bret)
  • 2013-2015 (Daniel)
  • 2013-2015 (Jarade)
  • 2013-2015 (Jacob)
  • 2006-2007 (Vance)

What cities/areas did you serve in?

  • Tuguegarao, Ilagan, Bambang, Echague, Burgos. (Daniel)
  • Baluarte, Santiago Isabela, Cabatuan, Alicia and Bayombong. (Jarade)
  • Ilagan, Paddad, Aritao, Villaverde, Solana. (Jacob)
  • Alicia Zone, Vizcaya at Cauayan. (Vance)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Sweet and sour. (Bret)
  • Adobo, sinigang. (Daniel)
  • Pinakbet, adobo chicken curry (Jarade)
  • Pinakbet, dinnuguan, sinigang, bikol express. (Jacob)
  • Binanlay. (Vance)

What was a funny experience?

  • When my companion and I walked 2km to teach some investigators. (Bret)
  • Every day was a funny experience. (Daniel)
  • It was fun whenever we were chased by a goose or a dog. (Jarade)
  • Once had a drunk man come up to me and my companion saying he loved us and asking us why we are Mormons. (Jacob)
  • Because of the pacquiao fight all people were watching TV, even members. So we couldn’t deliver our messages. (Vance)

What was a crazy experience?

  • When an old man tried to kill us using his knife while introducing ourselves to him. (Bret)
  • Public transportation. (Daniel)
  • Every night when we were walking back towards our apartment in my first area we always encounter a snake because along the road were rice fields and it was very dark. (Jarade)
  • Getting into a car accident on the way home from a zone conference. (Jacob)
  • Noong habulin kami ng lasing sa bagabag. (Vance)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Sharing the gospel to everyone. (Bret)
  • One of our investigators learned the truth of our message through a dream and a vision. He later was baptized and served a mission. (Daniel)
  • Every day was a spiritual experience. Especially with the investigators who are very willing to learn the Gospel. (Jarade)
  • The first time I experienced the Gift of Tongues and was able to communicate with our investigator in a lesson. (Jacob)
  • Marami… (Vance)

What are some interesting facts about the Cauayan Mission?

  • The province of Isabela has the highest ratio of rural to urban land area of any province on the Philippines. The Banaue Rice Terraces in mountain province are an ancient man-made wonder of the world. Tuguegarao is the hottest city in south-east Asia. (Daniel)
  • Beautiful nature. Huge rice fields and corn fields. Wonderful mountains in Nueva Viscaya. The Banaue Rice Terraces. The food is very tasty and delicious and of course the people are so loving and kind. (Jarade)
  • The Banaue Rice Terraces are within the mission boundaries and it used to be one of the eight wonders of the world. (Jacob)
  • People change. (Vance)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot with frequent rain. Occasional mild typhoons. 1 month of cool weather. (Daniel)
  • Hot. (Jarade)
  • Very hot and humid, the wet season didn’t get much, unless there was a typhoon. (Jacob)
  • Summer. (Vance)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Different languages. (Bret)
  • They invite you to eat with them as a polite greeting. (Daniel)
  • They are very hospitable, polite and humble. (Jarade)
  • The people are so kind and almost always will listen to you if you want to share about Jesus Christ. (Jacob)
  • Nature. (Vance)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Proselyting clothes. (Bret)
  • Rubber shoes. (Daniel)
  • Use cotton garments. Bring more insect repellent and sunblock. (Jarade)
  • Get slip on shoes because you will be taking your shoes on and off. Also, don’t pack blankets, just bring bed sheets and pillows because it’s really hot. (Jacob)
  • LBC express delivery. (Vance)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Me and my family got sealed in the temple. (Bret)
  • Understanding of the gospel. Increased faith, humility, and charity. (Daniel)
  • I have come to know more about the Savior especially His Atoning Sacrifice. My testimony grew stronger. And I developed Christlike attributes, especially charity. (Jarade)
  • I come closer to my Savior Jesus Christ and I also got to see others come closer to Him as well. (Jacob)
  • I gained spiritual knowledge of the Gospel and met a lot of people. (Vance)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Communication skills. (Bret)
  • Leadership. Study. Teaching. Language. Interpersonal. Conflict resolution. (Daniel)
  • Confidence. English skills. Teaching skills. (Jarade)
  • I learned how to speak Tagalog, plan, talk with others and love people regardless of where they are from. (Jacob)
  • Teaching skills. (Vance)

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

  • Doctrines of the Gospel. (Bret)
  • Firmer conviction of be truth of the Restoration. (Daniel)
  • I wish I had been more familiar with Preach My Gospel. (Jarade)
  • I wish I understood the importance of talking with everyone and always looking for new people to share the Gospel with. (Jacob)
  • Wala naman.kc I did my best!!! (Vance)

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

  • Serve with diligence. (Bret)
  • Just follow the rules. (Daniel)
  • Just be open and love everybody. Trust in the Lord. (Jarade)
  • Serve the Lord with everything you have and don’t let the words of others pressure you into being disobedient. (Jacob)
  • The Church is true. (Vance)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I was trying to ask a member for a ride, but I accidentally asked him to give me his car. (Daniel)
  • Namemwet- it was invented by an American sister. She always said that whenever she saw anyone who scratched their bottom. (Jarade)
  • I once tried to say I was hungry, but said I have hunger, which in their language makes no sense. (Jacob)
  • Ibanag. (Vance)