January 7, 2015

Texas Fort Worth Mission

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Texas Fort Worth Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Fort Worth 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.

Texas Fort Worth Mission
1331 Airport Fwy Ste 305
Euless, TX 76040-4150

Phone Number: 1-817-354-7444
Mission President: President Darrell G. Whitney

Texas Fort Worth Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Texas Fort Worth Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Fort Worth Mission:

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

Videos with Fort Worth RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Fort Worth 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 Texas

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

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Texas Fort Worth Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Fort Worth Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

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President & Sister Ames facebook.com/texasfortworthmission 2017
Sister Kelly Prue sisterkellyprue.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Hailey Poulton sisterpoultonsadventuresintexas.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Katelyn Field hermanakatelynfield.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Kamalani Kawa’a sisterkamalanikawaa.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Chris O’Brien elderchrisobrien.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Casey Jefferies mymission.com/eldercaseyjefferies 2016
Sister Emily Josephson siseremilyjosephson.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Justin Lee elderjustinlee.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jensen bigskyoftexas.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Emily Levesque forttheworthofsouls.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Dallin Griffin elder-griffin.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Nika Hall mymission.com/sisternikahall 2015
Elder & Sister Duncan missionariesintexas.blogspot.com 2015
Sister McKenzie Wells mckenziewells.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sierra Bonny sistersierrabonny.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Grant Hagen elderhagen.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Aubrey Christensen missionsite.net/sisteraubreychristensen 2015
Sister Tonumaipe’a jtonumaipea.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tyler O’Brien eldertylerobrien.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Mason Bean missionsite.net/eldermasonbean 2015
President & Sister Ames amesallaround.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Julie Sanchez julieannasanchez.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Joshua Andersen joshtexasmission.wordpress.com 2014
Sister Talie Gomez missionemptysea.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Samantha Porter samanthaportertexasmission.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Dillon Allen elderdillonallen.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Tawny Sylar tawnyasylar.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Hannah Gunson outofmy-box.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Nathan Proffit missionsite.net/eldernathanproffit 2014
Sister Sierra Bonny missionsite.net/sistersierrabonny 2013
Elder Joshua Pattullo missionsite.net/elderpattullo 2013
Elder Christopher Harris-Coons missionsite.net/elder..harris-coons 2013
Sister Abigail Chesley missionsite.net/sisterabigailchesley 2013
Elder Nathaniel Shoemaker eldershoemaker.blogspot.com 2013
President & Sister Crockett tfwm.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Travis Selland elderselland.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Blake Brindley missionsite.net/elderbrindley 2012
Sister Tiah Bickley sistertiahbickleymission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Doug Norton tfwm2011.blogspot.com 2010
President & Sister Tanner txfwtanners.blogspot.com 2007

Texas Fort Worth Mission Groups

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

  1. Texas Fort Worth Mission Facebook Group (907 members)
  2. Fort Worth Mission President Thurston 2007-10 Group (487 members)
  3. Fort Worth Mission President Ames 2013-16 Group (151 members)
  4. Fort Worth Mission II Pres Lyle Wasden 1986-89 Group (67 members)
  5. Texas Fort Worth Mission Facebook Group (61 members)
  6. Lubbock, Dallas, Ft. Worth Mission Moms (LDS) Group (42 members)
  7. Fort Worth Mission President & Sister White Group (3 members)
  8. President Stephen Posey Fort Worth Mission LDS Group (3 members)

Texas Fort Worth Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Texas Fort Worth Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Fort Worth Mission gifts

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Texas Fort Worth Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Darrell G. Whitney
  2. 2013-2016, Rodney Allen Ames
  3. 2010-2013, Joseph Monroe Sagers
  4. 2007-2010, Wright Jenkins Thurston
  5. 1989-1992, Ray L. White

Texas LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 334,772
  • Missions: 8
  • Temples: 4
  • Congregations: 635
  • Family History Centers: 11

Helpful Articles about Texas

Coming soon..

Texas Fort Worth Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Texas Fort Worth 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?

  • 1991-1992 (Rebecca)
  • May 2013-November 2014 (Lindsey)

Which areas did you serve in?

What were some favorite foods?

  • Sopapillas, Texas sheet cake, brisket. (Rebecca)
  • The food there is pretty much the same as every where else in the United States. They do have exceptionally amazing brisket in Fort Worth. Barbecue in general is a dream in Texas. (Lindsey)

What was a funny experience?

  • Reading all of the creative signs outside of different churches in Texas. (Rebecca)
  • My companion and I once taught a 40-year-old man who didn’t eat fruit because he thought that the story of Adam and Eve was about how fruit brings wickedness into the world. He thought the reason there was still evil in the world today was that people were still eating fruit. We lovingly told him that he had completely missed the point of Adam and Eve’s story. We taught him about the Fall and the plan of salvation. We invited him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and to eat an apple. (Lindsey)

What was a crazy experience?

  • We barely made it into our apartment before a massive hail storm pounded our area. Cars were dented, windows were smashed in, people we met the next day who got caught in the storm had bruises on their arms. (Rebecca)
  • One hot summer day, I had my hair in a bun. In the middle of a lesson this family’s dog attacked me, specifically my bun. It bit my bun! I was trying to be calm, but literally all my hair was in this dog’s mouth. And he was tugging! The family rescued me and my hair. Despite what people think, not all dogs are loving. (Lindsey)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • My mom passed away one day while I was on my mission. She had suffered from cancer for 10 months of my mission. I found out she died when my dad called after I got home one evening. We had been serving with one of our Zone Leaders all day. A member came to pick him up and drive him to his apartment. He saw that I was visibly upset, found out what happened, and said, “Now I know why I’ve been fasting today. You need a blessing.” That inspired ward member was able to give me just what I needed at that moment. That blessing and comforting words from my Mission President led me to choose to finish my mission rather than go home. I have felt blessed by my mission for all of these years since I served. (Rebecca)
  • We were teaching a woman named Briana that we had met through a member named Ashley. She was shy and would almost always cancel on us, but Ashley helped her to always meet with us one more time. One Tuesday as a companionship, we were planning our 3rd or 4th lesson. We prayed about the commitment we should leave with her and a pretty specific one came to mind. We wrote on our note card the commitment the Lord wanted us to leave with her. The day before our lesson, Ashley was praying to know what scripture she could text Briana. She picked one and then texted it to her. Briana looked at it Monday night and all day Tuesday. She kept looking at the text message and putting it off. She told us when we met Tuesday night (December 3rd) that she woke up knowing that that day was “different”. She had some alone time before she came to our lesson. Briana decided to look up the scripture Ashley had texted her. She really felt the Spirit and then she prayed to know if it was true. When retelling us the story she said, “And I got the warm fuzzies. I know it’s true.” She was so calm, but so sure. The surety that comes when the Holy Ghost bears witness to our spirits that the gospel is true. She knows – hallelujah!!! Sister Zohner and I were so excited, but we had to keep some composure. We asked her, “Briana, what scripture was it that Ashley sent you?” She responded “2 Nephi 2: 27-28.” My heart was overwhelmed with joy when I was able to pull out my notecard to Briana and show her our lesson plan and show her that the very chapter we were going to invite her to read that day was 2 Nephi 2. My heart was burning and pounding and flooding with joy. God answered Briana’s prayer! And in doing so he also answered mine. Heavenly Father knew what Briana needed and had sent friends and missionaries to help her get it. It was a turning point for me on my mission. I was much less scared after that to invite anyone to do anything after that because I had a better understanding of where the invitations were really coming from. (Lindsey)

What are some interesting facts about the Fort Worth Mission?

  • We got permission to go to the temple once during my mission. It was during as Sisters Conference. Before that, missionaries were not allowed to go to the temple during their mission, so as to focus on serving the living. Now missionaries go frequently where possible with new members. I think that rule change is awesome. I know for me, that temple trip helped build stronger bonds among us missionaries too. (Rebecca)
  • Glenn Beck lives in the Keller 2nd Ward. The Southlake Bishop has a Mormon message. Rochelle from Mormon messages lives in the Hurst Stake. (Lindsey)

What was the weather like?

  • Nothing crazy. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter. (Rebecca)
  • Really hot in the summer. Obviously not too shocking. But realize that summer there is longer than 3 months. It’s hot from May to mid October. You’ll daydream about people accidentally shoving you in the pool. If you’re walking a lot in the summer, you’ll probably need to change your clothes during lunch. It’s not always cold, but when it is, it’s the humid cold that goes straight to your bones. (Lindsey)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Talk about hospitality! We taught all day every day. Even if people didn’t want to come to church or agree with our religious beliefs, they loved talking about Jesus and were generally open to having the 1st discussion with us. I had to stay with members one night during a transfer and I was treated like a princess. One woman we taught fed us the most amazing dinner of different types of Mexican dishes, and it was obvious she had a meager food budget. I’ll never forget the hospitality in Texas. (Rebecca)
  • The people are so kind and generous. Many are family oriented and have strong convictions about God and Jesus Christ. Almost everyone you talk to will offer you water in the summer time. People are always willing to talk about God. But truly the best way to find is through the members. And the members in Texas are amazing. They really want to be a part of the work of salvation. (Lindsey)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Don’t worry if you don’t have everything on “the list.” There are Walmarts, Targets, and plenty of access to anything you need throughout Texas.
  • Have 2 nice outfits for meetings and when Apostles come. If I were to do it all again, I would do all my shopping at Walmart and wouldn’t bring anything that nice. Everything you love will get worn out by the end. Plus the stuff that doesn’t get worn out, you typically don’t wear when you get home because you’re sick of it. Because of the heat, try to find short sleeve blouses that don’t require an undershirt of any kind. (Lindsey)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I realized back then that just because you serve a mission doesn’t mean you are converted and faithful. I chose who to marry partly because I loved how he talked about his mission. He served obediently and with pure charity for the people and never focused on numbers or complained about struggles with companions/negative things. (Rebecca)
  • They cannot be numbered. I learned how to pray and to pray often. I learned how to manage my time and be accountable. I changed for the better. I became less idle. I became more honest with God and my fellow men. Some of my closest friendships are because of my mission. I’ve dated great people who were friends with people I served with on the mission. I grew closer to the Savior. I learned how to handle adversity and have greater perspective. I learned how to be a member missionary. I’ll stop here but I could fill this box forever. (Lindsey)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I strengthened my work ethic on my mission. I learned to plan my days more efficiently. (Rebecca)
  • Look at above box haha. (Lindsey)

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

  • That the letters you get or read from missionaries are the highlight reel of the week. Missions have a lot of down time where you are working on finding. You are rejected or people flake on meetings. It can be discouraging if all you’ve heard is how great and miraculous missions are. There are those experiences for sure, but they come with lots and lots of hard work, obedience, faith, and in between hours of hard times. (Rebecca)
  • How to plan. I hated planning at the beginning of my mission, but at the end of my mission planning day became one of my favorite times of the week. It became sacred. So much can get done if you know how to plan right. I can’t really explain in this box, but when you go out ask for multiple trainings on effective planning. You’ll see miracles. (Lindsey)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Fort Worth?

  • The time to develop your testimony and love for Jesus Christ is well before your mission. That testimony will grow on your mission, but the more you develop in faith, talents, work ethic, people skills, etc. before your mission, the more you will have to give others on your mission. (Rebecca)
  • This church is true. God is our loving Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration. Go to church every week, say your prayers morning and night and study the scriptures and Preach My Gospel every day. You’re going to love it. Also understand how much FUN the mission is. I laughed more on the mission than I thought I would. It truly was such a joyful time. (Lindsey)

What was a funny language mistake?