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Russia Yekaterinburg Mission

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Yekaterinburg Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Yekaterinburg 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 Yekaterinburg mission
620131 Yekaterinburg
ul. Rabochikh 9 office 1
Sverdlovsk oblast

Phone Number: 7-3432-465-626
Mission President: President Val J. Christensen

Yekaterinburg Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Yekaterinburg RMs

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

Yekaterinburg Missionary Blogs

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

Sister Catherine Brown 2014
Sister Lauren Poet 2014
Sister Kirsten Oaks 2014
Sister Ashling Petersen 2013
Elder Keaton Flitton 2013
Sister Myriam Lopez 2013
Elder Burk Butler 2013
Sister Clarice Harrison 2012
Elder Carson Buxton 2012
Elder Nathaniel Bybee 2012
Elder Hans Larson 2012
Elder Trevor Bamgartner 2011
Sister Brianna Hansen 2011
Elder Bradyn Ray 2011
Elder & Sister McEvoy 2010
Elder Chad Dewey 2010

Russia Yekaterinburg Mission Groups

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

  1. Russia Yekaterinburg Mission Facebook Group (517 members)
  2. Russia Yekaterinburg Mission Facebook Group (108 members)
  3. Russia Yekaterinburg Mission Moms (LDS) Group (6 members)

Yekaterinburg Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Russia Yekaterinburg Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Yekaterinburg Mission gifts

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Yekaterinburg Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2013-2016, Val J. Christensen
  2. 2011-2013, E. Kent Rust

Russia LDS Statistics (2015)

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

Helpful Articles about Russia

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Yekaterinburg Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Russia Yekaterinburg 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?

  • 2006-2007 (Monica)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Palmeni, salad, soup (Monica)

What was a funny experience?

  • I was contacting on the street in the middle of winter and a huge gust of wind blew me over. I was at the top of a hill and it blew me over, and I slide to the bottom of the hill in a snowball. My poor companion didn’t know what to do. So she wished the man well and came down to get me having a great laugh. (Monica)

What was a crazy experience?

  • I hid in a stairwell with my companion as a group of kids were leaving. There was a bunch of fighting outside and shooting. We tried to keep hidden as we didn’t want to get caught in crossfire. Among other experiences. Russia is a crazy place. (Monica)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • I heard whenever you’re discouraged and don’t want to do the work, that is when you find. When you want to go home and don’t, that is when you find. I had a strong feeling we needed to tract chastnie doms. But being a dangerous place, my companion refused. I received a new companion and we were praying to know where to go. My last comp put up such a fight not to go I stopped thinking about it. We stood at the door and the thought came to my mind. I looked at my comp and thought maybe she wouldn’t do it either. She looked at me and said I know where we are supposed to go. I asked her really? Where? She said I don’t know, but you do. Then I told her we were going to the chastnie doms. She took a breath and said ok. We taught multiple lessons and got multiple investigators from that one evening of tracking. It really taught me to not put things off or out. When we got home we couldn’t believe it. We got home and thanked God for giving us such an awesome tracking experience. (Monica)

What are some interesting facts about the Yekaterinburg Mission?

  • The people are amazing. The members go through so much for what they believe. That is what has impacted my life the most. Also the people. Some are the weirdest people you could ever meet. I served in the continental divide and spent half my mission in Europe and the other half in Asia. The temple of the blood is pretty neat, the ballet, gannina Yama (Monica)

What was the weather like?

  • Coldest of the cold and hottest of the hot. (Monica)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • They are amazing. They have great attitudes in some of the hardest situations. That is what impacted me the most, was the people. (Monica)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Buy winter clothes there. I still get bummed when I go to buy a coat and they just don’t make them here like they do there. Take a can opener or in some places you’ll have to use that weird thing that’s hard to use. You don’t need much. Take grammar books from the MTC (my teacher advices to leave them I only took a few and regretted it). They say all the apartments are full of them, this is not true. (Monica)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • It’s hard to pinpoint specific things. My frame of mind has changed. The biggest thing I learned is how much God will take care of you. (Monica)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Russian. I use it a lot living in the city. You learn to work, plan, be efficient, be compassionate. (Monica)

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

  • I wish my MTC teacher didn’t tell me to leave my books. I only took half of them. It’s better to take and leave than regret not having. Take church related things. Pictures. (Monica)

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

  • You have nothing to worry about. Russia is not the safest place, but I can’t tell you how many times the only explanation I’m living or not beat up was because God stopped it. You’re protected beyond what you can even imagine. Most, not all, horrible stories start with “I felt like we shouldn’t be there” (Monica)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I’d slip and swear on whole notes in hymns as a greenie. One member liked to sit by me and laugh. It’s was kinda funny. (Monica)