January 7, 2015

Russia Moscow Mission

Free resources about the Russia Moscow Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Russia LDS Missions.

Russia Moscow Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Moscow 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.

Russia Moscow Mission
Muravskaya St, 1 D, Floor 3
Moscow
Moscow 125310
Russia

Phone Number: 7-499-424-0180
Mission President: President Jeffrey D. McGhie

Russia Moscow Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Moscow RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Russia Moscow 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 Russia

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

weather  places  history  food  nature  language  LDS Church  People and culture  nature  traditions

 

YouTube Videos about Kazakhstan

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

places  history  food  nature  Music  Time Lapses

Russia Moscow Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Moscow 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 & Sister Crittenden mymission.com/elderbrentandsistermarilyncrittenden 2017
Elder & Sister Crane russneileencrane.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Alexander Holland alexdowork.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Natalia Tolley nataliasmission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kenneth Bass elderwillbass.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Adrian Ortega missionsite.net/elderadrianortega 2014
Sister Erica Hawkins sisterhawkins.wordpress.com 2013
Sister Jessie Biorn sisterbiorn.blogspot.com 2013
President & Sister Hoagland judyhoagland.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Laura Schmidt sisterlaurakristinschmidt.blogspot.com 2013
Elder & Sister Sutton daveandbarbinmoscow.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Andrew Jordan missionsite.net/elderandrewjordan 2013
President & Sister Sorensen russianmoscowmama.blogspot.com 2012
Missionary Couple eldersisterc.com 2012
Elder Mitchell Paul eldermitchelljpaul.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Timothy Miller missionsite.net/eldertimothyscottmiller 2011
Elder & Sister McClelland rickmcc.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Blake Wight bwrussianmission.blogspot.com 2010
Elder & Sister Ireland irelandsmission.blogspot.com 2009

Russia Moscow Mission Groups

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

  1. Russia Moscow South Mission 2000-03 Group (138 members)
  2. Moms- Rostov, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara Group (81 members)
  3. Moscow Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (24 members)
  4. Moscow West Mission Moms (LDS) Group (8 members)
  5. Russia Moscow Mission Rendezvous Facebook Group (8 members)
  6. Moscow Mission 2013-16 (Pres. & Sis. Borders) Group (5 members)
  7. Moscow Mission 2001-04 Group (4 members)

Russia Moscow Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Russia Moscow Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Moscow Mission gifts

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Russia Moscow Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Jeffrey D. McGhie
  2. 2013-2016, Garry E. Borders
  3. 2010-2013, Stephen J. Sorenson
  4. 2007-2010, Charles D. Cranney (Listen to an interview with the Cranneys)
  5. 2004-2007, Glenn W. Beus
  6. 2001-2004, John Fitzgerald Young
  7. 1998-2001, Michael Kelly
  8. 1996-1998, Donald K. Jarvis
  9. 1993-1996, Richard Chapple
  10. 1990-1993, Gary Browning

Russia LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 22,472
  • Missions: 7
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 95
  • Family History Centers: 56

Helpful Articles about Russia

Russia Moscow Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Russia Moscow 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?

  • 2001-2003 (Bonnie)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Moscow (Taganskii branch), Voronezh and Lipetsk (I was part of the first pair of sisters in Lipetsk). (Bonnie)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Borsch, salads, blini, middle eastern street vendors. (Bonnie)

What was a funny experience?

  • We’d had a scary kidnapping situation with some elders recently and then one night our District Leader didn’t call to check in. We checked with other elders in our district and tried calling to no avail. We got more and more worried as the night went on, called the President, sent people over to check their apartment and still nothing. We spent the whole night worried sick and praying our hearts out. The District Leader called first thing in the morning saying they were so tired they fell asleep without calling us and oops! Their phone was off the hook all night long. We were so mad! (Bonnie)

What was a crazy/dangerous experience?

  • When I was just a couple months in country, my native companion was stopped by the police and they asked to look at her papers. They claimed her papers were forged and insisted they take her to the police station, alone, to be questioned. It was late at night and even though I could barely follow the conversation in Russian, all my inner warning bells went off. Every time she turned to me to explain what they were saying, I just vehemently said, “nyet!” That’s not happening! I started praying as fast as I could and even started looking for ways to hop on the police jeep so she wouldn’t get abducted by corrupt cops! Eventually after lots of arguing back and forth, they threw the papers back at us and yelled for us to get them in order next time. So scary! (Bonnie)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • We began teaching some girls who the elders had told us were very promising investigators but they hadn’t made a baptismal commitment yet. At our first discussion, we had a great talk, testified of the Book of Mormon and the church’s truthfulness and then, out of nowhere, the Spirit descended SO strongly on us all. It felt palpable, and washed over all of us at he same time. The girls all started crying and we then testified that THAT was God telling them to join His church. They all committed to baptism that day and all became amazing members! (Bonnie)

What are some interesting facts about the Moscow Mission?

  • President Hinckley visited Moscow (the first prophet in hundreds of years to visit Russia) and spoke with members and missionaries publicly. (Bonnie)

What was the weather like?

  • Hot in the summer and ridiculously cold in the winter 🙂 (Bonnie)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The people, although seemingly standoffish to strangers, were so kind and giving once you got to know them. There weren’t a lot of reliable men and father figures so the women were all amazingly strong, capable and spiritual. (Bonnie)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Buy a coat there so you get one warm enough and don’t stand out. Make sure your winter boots are ice proof, i.e. not slippery at all. Russian men and women wear very warm yet stylish clothes unlike our big bulky parkas and the like! (Bonnie)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • The beginning of my relationship with my husband (who I met 4 months after returning) was totally centered on our missions. We talked and testified together of all our awesome experiences as missionaries. I believe everything difficult I’ve accomplished in my life since then has been influenced by my missionary experiences- including graduating from college, marriage, starting my own business and having 7 kids! (Bonnie)

What are some skills you gained?

  • The ability to live with and love very difficult people, the skills to speak with strangers even about difficult subjects, the skill of loving a people and culture very different from myself, selflessness and sacrifice. (Bonnie)

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

  • I wish I had gained a greater testimony of how my efforts, no matter how imperfect, would be enough for the Lord. I struggled a lot with insecurities. (Bonnie)

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

  • You will struggle with cultural clashes and loving others and the language but if you continue in faith, you will succeed. Success doesn’t mean baptisms or other measurable markers but rather doing what God sent you there to do. Don’t talk a lot about home or describe/show pictures of your home, cars or other wealth. Many Russians still want to come to the United States because of our opportunities and we need to keep members there to strengthen the church! (Bonnie)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Russian nouns have declensions (different endings depending on what their purpose is in a sentence) and a common mistake is to mix up “in water” with “in hell”. Makes for a funny discussion when talking about baptism by immersion “in water”. 🙂 (Bonnie)