January 7, 2015

Washington Seattle Mission

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*Other Mission Pages: Washington LDS Missions.

Washington Seattle Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Seattle 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.

Washington Seattle Mission
10675 NE 20th St.
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone Number: 1-425-641-5050
Mission President: President Yoon Hwan Choi

Washington Seattle Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Seattle RMs

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

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Videos about Washington

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

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Washington Seattle Missionary Blogs

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

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Sister Savannah Jenne sistersavannahjenne.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Adrielle Jackson sisterellejackson.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Watanawongworakula sisterwatercooler.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Matthew Larson eldermatthewlarson.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Matthew Moulton mymission.com/eldermatthewmoulton 2016
Elder Austin Barney elderbarneywashingtonseattlemission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Brenden Galloway eldergalloway.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Robb elderrobb.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Sierra Brooks hermanasierrabrooks.blogspot.com 2016
Mission Alumni mission.net/washington/seattle 2015
Elder Zane Smith mymission.com/elderzanesmith 2015
Elder & Sister Heath heathseattlemission.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Jaden Clayson sisterclayson.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Mason Ford eldermasonford.wordpress.com 2015
Elder Connor Garriss elderconnormarshallgarriss2.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Tathan Thacker elderthacker.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Dylan Brooks missionsite.net/elderdylanbrooks 2015
Elder Chandler Whipple elderchadwick.wordpress.com 2015
Sister Michaelanne Stauffer sistermichaelannestauffer.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Montana Brian montana-brian.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Chandler Whipple missionsite.net/elderchandlerwhipple 2014
Elder Daniel Gemperline missionsite.net/elderdanielgemperline 2014
Elder Andrew Bair missionsite.net/elderandrewbair 2014
Elder William Baker elderwilliambaker.blogspot.com 2014
Elder McKay Pier mckaypier.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Stella Leung stellahoyeeleung.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Sue Frame sisterframeinseattle.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Bailey Brimhall elderbaileybrimhall.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Mekena Murphy missionsite.net/kennamurphy 2013
Elder Bryn Cochenour missionsite.net/bryncochenour 2013
Sister Mara Mahaffey sistermaramahaffey.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Jefferson Clements elderjeffersonclements.webs.com 2013
Elder Alec Johnson elderalecjohnson.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Kade Campbell missionsite.net/elderkadecampbell 2013
Sister Allie VanderHoeven missionsite.net/sisterashtonleighvanderhoeven 2013
Elder Kohlmann Kearley missionsite.net/elderkohlmannkearley 2013
Elder Trevor Williamson elderwilliamsonsseattlewa.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Brayden Clark braydenclark.blogspot.com 2012
Elder David Martinsen missionsite.net/eldermartinsen 2012
Elder Judd Workman juddsmission.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Nicholas Suder washingtonseattlemission.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Jacob Schroll missionsite.net/elderschroll 2011
Elder Sterling Woodruff eldersterlingwoodruff.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Corbin Mellor missionsite.net/eldercorbinblakemellor 2011
Elder Taylor Francom taylor.pcblack.com 2011

Washington Seattle Mission Groups

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

  1. Seattle Washington Mission Facebook Group (221 members)
  2. Seattle Mission and Federal Way Mission Group (153 members)
  3. Seattle Pres. Alonzo A. Hinckley 2001-04 Group (138 members)
  4. Seattle Pres. James Macfarlane 1990-93 Group (124 members)
  5. Seattle Mission President Cutler (1987-1990) Group (88 members)
  6. Seattle President Bradshaw (1984-1987) Group (64 members)
  7. Seattle Mission Mom’s Group (2012-2015) Group (59 members)
  8. Seattle Mission – President Merrill C. Oaks Group (33 members)
  9. Seattle Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (30 members)
  10. Washington Seattle Mission 2010-2013 Group (3 members)

Washington Seattle Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Washington Seattle Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Seattle Mission gifts

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Seattle Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2013-2016, Yoon Hwan Choi
  2. 2010-2013, Todd S. Larkin
  3. 2007-2010, Craig M. Moffat
  4. 2004-2007, Kevin R. Pinegar
  5. 2001-2004, Alonzo Hinckley
  6. 1998-2001, Sander L. Larson
  7. 1996-1998, Merrill C. Oaks
  8. 1993-1996, L. D. Bowerman
  9. 1990-1993, James L. MacFarlane
  10. 1987-1990, Clinton L. Cutler
  11. 1984-1987, R. LaMar Bradshaw
  12. 1981-1984, L. Dale Hanks
  13. 1978-1981, Alva C. Snow
  14. 1977-1978, Norwood C. McKoy
  15. 1974-1977, D. Thomas Stapley
  16. 1971-1974, Raymond Price
  17. 1969-1971, Joe E. Whitesides

Washington LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 282,356
  • Missions: 7
  • Temples: 3
  • Congregations: 549
  • Family History Centers: 79

Helpful Articles about Washington

Coming soon..

Seattle Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Seattle 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?

  • 2013-2015 (Austin)
  • 2013-2015 (Anonymous)
  • 2012-2013 (Leland)
  • 2013-2014 (Mekenna)
  • 2013-2014 (Danielle)
  • 2013-2014 (Michaelanne)
  • 2009-2010 (Ross)
  • 1992-1994 (Scott)
  • 1990-1992 (Robert)
  • 1987-1989 (Matt)
  • 1981-1983 (Chris)
  • 1979- 1981 (Ricky)

What areas did you serve in?

  • I served in Washington Seattle and Federal Way missions. Bellevue, Federal Way, Puyallup. (Anonymous)
  • Burien/Tukwila/Des Moines. (Leland)
  • Monroe, Sammamish, Bothel. (Mekenna)
  • Burien, May Valley, Bellevue. (Danielle)
  • OverLake, BeaverLake, Edmonds, Snoqualmnie, Cougar Mountain. (Michaelanne)
  • North Seattle, Seattle, Burien, Auburn. (Ross)
  • Monroe, Sultan, Bellevue, Oak Harbor, Bellevue, Renton, Mercer Island. (Scott)
  • Burian, Marysville. (Robert)
  • “U” district, Kirkland, Stanwood. (Chris)
  • Arlington, Camino Island/ Burion and Demoines/ Sea Tac Area/Monroe/Bremerton/Bellevue/Lynwood. (Ricky)

What were some favorite foods?

  • TERIYAKI!!!!
  • Polynesian food! (Anonymous)
  • Sea food. (Leland)
  • Pho, salmon, crab. (Mekenna)
  • Mexican food! (Danielle)
  • KimChi, fried rice, Pho. (Michaelanne)
  • Ivar’s Clam Chowder, Bubble Tea (don’t worry, it doesn’t actually contain tea), Chicken from any of the hundreds of Teriyaki Stands in Seattle. . . and of course, any fresh seafood. (Ross)
  • I always loved trying new foods. Filipino food and Asian food are some of the best. (Scott)
  • Chilli Mac. (Robert)
  • Korean sandwiches, Yakima Street, Tacoma. (Matt)
  • Avocado, artichokes, strawberries, figs, cheese! (Chris)
  • Deer Steaks, Members dinners. (Ricky)

What was a funny experience?

  • Me: Why is that person’s hair green? Trainer: It’s Seattle, don’t worry about it. (Austin)
  • My companion forgot his shoes when we left our house. He didn’t realize until we drove to the farthest corner of our area. (Anonymous)
  • There were a few times where my companion and I would be contacting on a busy street or park and would offer to pray with whoever we were talking with. As we were praying with any evangelical, they would shout and speak during our prayers things like, “Amen, that’s right, bless us!” We would try so hard not to laugh. (Mekenna)
  • Once during a church tour, the man we were showing around asked if he could say a prayer in the chapel. We said of course! He knelt down and fell asleep and we couldn’t wake him up for almost twenty minutes. (Danielle)
  • Hmmm…..there were a ton- it’s really hard to pick. But this is the best mission ever. It’s hard work, but a ton of fun. (Michaelanne)
  • Leaving our cellphone on top of our car before driving away, we heard a loud thump as we ran over it and it was flipped around the tire around the wheel well. We didn’t realize what it was until we got home. (Ross)
  • I took things too seriously however there was a time when a group of us went to a local beach. It was outstanding to have some fun and we recreated the mountain of the Lord. (Scott)
  • My First Day, we had two calls for investigators that said they where suppose to be baptized. (Ricky)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Saw a woman get stabbed. (Anonymous)
  • Driving in Seattle. (Leland)
  • The only real dangerous situation we experienced was being out in the middle of the woods, walking up and down mile long. Driveways in the dark. We had an almost encounter with a baby bear! (Mekenna)
  • One time, we had a guy come to church that we had never met before. We were really excited until we found out that he thought he was a vampire that could tell the future and he asked if he could drink my blood. (Danielle)
  • I was serving out in Sammish and there was a HUGE wind storm- tons of trees were falling everywhere, roads were getting blocked and none of the members we tried were home. So we got permission from our district leader to go back to the apartment early. The power was out when we got back and didn’t turn back on until the morning. The next day when we left heading to church where we normally parked, a tree had fallen on top of the car that was parked there. We were lucky that wasn’t our car. (Michaelanne)
  • We were stopped one night on Ambaum Blvd by a man with a large faucet head who threatened us and demanded our money. My companion and I talked our way out of it. (Ross)
  • The most dangerous experience was going to the temple with a member and somebody cut us off and we did a 360 down the highway. (Scott)
  • Doored by pinto station wagon. (Matt)
  • Two sister missionaries went to the navel yard to teach a sailor! (Chris)
  • Pig Roast in Monroe, Washington. (Ricky)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Seeing investigators realize the gospel was true. (Anonymous)
  • Teaching the gospel to the Chuukese, Jewish, and working with other great missionaries. (Leland)
  • What wasn’t a spiritual experience?! In general, I was always overcome by the spirit when a Chinese individual who knew nothing about God or their purpose on earth felt a higher power and prayed for the first time. Their lives dramatically changed in front of my eyes and it was overwhelming the love I felt for them. (Mekenna)
  • The very last transfer of my mission, my companion and I baptized a man that I had briefly contacted the first week of my mission. Sometimes you sow and sometimes you reap. (Danielle)
  • Hmmm…well lots and lots. from studying to interacting with the different people you meet, it’s hard to pick one. (Michaelanne)
  • Fasting and praying with the mission president, then praying in a church classroom to know if The Church was true. (Ross)
  • Spending family home evenings with members and member meals, and taking members to the temple. (Scott)
  • Much too long and plentiful to type here. (Chris)
  • There were so many and all where Great! The one I talk about the most was the Zehrung Family in Burion, Washington. (Ricky)

What are some interesting facts about the Seattle Mission?

  • Both missions were awesome. (Anonymous)
  • People say it rains every day all day. But the rain is more of like a mist and it doesn’t rain all day every day. When I first got to Seattle, I couldn’t get over how amazingly clean it smelled… But there are a lot of Asian people and families from India. Teriyaki restaurants are in every shopping center. (Mekenna)
  • It’s a singing mission. High expectations. Look up. Fun with the spirit. (Michaelanne)
  • I spoke Marshallese, I worked on a college campus, I met three apostles, One area is on an island accessible only by boat. (Ross)
  • Our mission is now four different missions. (Scott)
  • The Seattle Temple being built and taking people through on the tours. (Ricky)

What was the weather like?

  • If you can not see Mt. Rainier its raining, if you can see Mt. Rainier its about to rain. (Austin)
  • Rained all the time. (Anonymous)
  • Enjoyed the wet weather. (Leland)
  • The summers are beautiful, warm, and a bit humid. The winters are long, overcast, and there is very light rain almost constantly. (Danielle)
  • Rainy!! 😀 My favorite. (Michaelanne)
  • Cool, overcast, drizzling rain. ALWAYS. (Ross)
  • Perfect Seattle weather. (Scott)
  • Rain. (Robert)
  • Cold! I’m from California and was not use to that kind of cold! (Chris)
  • Beautiful weather and a lot of rain. I Loved it all. (Ricky)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The weather, different cultures. (Anonymous)
  • Many different cultures. The Saints are great where ever you go. (Leland)
  • The people for the most part knew what they wanted in life. Families were comfortable and satisfied with their choices. It wasn’t until we prayed with them for read from the Book Of Mormon, that they realized their life was lacking something. I learned to love unconditionally, and be prepared to help people overcoming addictions. (Mekenna)
  • The people were welcoming, loving, generous, and often very humble. (Danielle)
  • Rain. All the green trees, the people for the most part were nice. If you are in Bellevue you’ll meet a ton of Indians from India as well as Asians and it’s very diverse and most of the time they don’t speak any English so you either find some one who does or attempt to learn it while pointing at pictures from pamphlets that are in their language. (Michaelanne)
  • It’s the mot beautiful area in the country. The people are intelligent, inquisitive and open minded. Seattle demands a missionary who studies tirelessly, who is intelligent, open and socially/emotionally perceptive. (Ross)
  • Everything thing, my mission changed my life and I now live in my old mission. (Scott)
  • Fun to talk with. (Robert)
  • So kind, generous and loving. (Chris)
  • The members were the Greatest help bringing people into the Church. (Ricky)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Washable slacks, rain jackets, slip on shoes. (Anonymous)
  • As a girl, I would say bring nice shoes, not cheap ones. I am so glad I bought a little bit nicer shoes because they lasted much longer than my companions, and they were water proof as well. Layers will be your friend. Sweaters are an every day necessity. (Mekenna)
  • Don’t bother with an umbrella! You’ll never use it and the locals will make fun of you for having it. Do bring lot’s of leggings for the winter, as well as a waterproof coat. (Danielle)
  • Get good rain shoes and a rain coat with a hood because some don’t come with one especially if you’re on bike, you’ll want a hood. (Michaelanne)
  • Get a pair of comfortable waterproof black boots – a pair you can wear with a suit. Especially on campus and in Seattle City proper, you need to look sharp. Get advice from others if you are not especially fashion savvy. (Ross)
  • Nice white shirts and lots of ties. (Scott)
  • Pack lite. Bring your camera. (Robert)
  • A very warm coat! Had a friend send me theirs, she served in Chicago! (Chris)
  • Rain gear a plus. The rest you will figure out as you transfer from place to place. (Ricky)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Too many to count. (Anonymous)
  • Getting to know more of the Gospel. Understanding other cultures more. Working with Jewish people and becoming more acquainted with LDS Jews. (Leland)
  • One blessing that I received was the opportunity to see others as the Savior did. As we walked by someone, we were directed by the Spirit to talk to them and share a specific message just for them. But that is only conditional to obedience and humility. (Mekenna)
  • I’ve received more blessings than I know how to count. I am a completely different person now. But most of all, I would say that I learned how to receive my own answers from the Spirit and the lean on the Lord for absolutely everything in my life. (Danielle)
  • I received so many blessings, but the one that I think about a lot and has helped me the most is while I was serving my mother died, and I had the strength to go on and not get distracted by it. I lean back on that a ton, especially when life gets hard. (Michaelanne)
  • A remission of sins, an unshakable testimony, emotional maturity, an incredible work ethic and lifelong friendships. Many, many more. (Ross)
  • My life was changed forever. (Scott)
  • I continue to receive blessings to this day! A strong testimony of the gospel. (Chris)
  • Knowing that the Lord’s work is still going on when you see investigators’ children come home from their mission after you been home for years. (Ricky)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Starting conversations with people I don’t know, how to take care of myself. (Anonymous)
  • I learned that people are not so scary. With so many people in a small geographical area I learned to be outgoing and talk to anyone about anything. (Mekenna)
  • I learned how to work hard, plan, navigate conflict with another person peacefully, study, live on a budget, and prioritize everything in my life. (Danielle)
  • Effective scripture study, how to make cake shakes and Nutella shakes, learning to have the pure love of Christ and loving your companion, investigator or anyone else- even if your having a hard time, it really does help. It gives you a different perspective. (Michaelanne)
  • The ability to work hard, to focus on one goal relentlessly. To speak even when nervous, to approach a stranger, to love others. To recognize the Spirit. (Ross)
  • Patience and teaching. (Scott)
  • Talking more. (Robert)
  • Public speaking. (Chris)
  • About to talk to anyone about the church and not be afraid about sharing your testimony. (Ricky)

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

  • That it goes by way to fast. (Anonymous)
  • Some customs of the Chuukese people. More about the scriptures and specifically Jewish history. (Leland)
  • Have fun. A mission shouldn’t be brutal and serious. Take time to be yourself and let go. It is important to remain you as well as a missionary. Have fun with the Spirit. (Mekenna)
  • I wish I had known that serving a mission isn’t about my growth, my learning, or my testimony, it’s about thinking about other people and their needs. (Danielle)
  • Hmmmm….I’m not really sure I ever really thought about that….maybe that preparation day ends at 6pm so it’s not actually all day, like most people think. (Michaelanne)
  • That a mission is more like normal life than I anticipated. You will make very close friends. The mission president and his wife become like your father and mother. Your missionary work becomes your job. It is hard, but there are many, many good times, there are friends who you will make and who will help and love you. You can do it. I wish I knew how much the Lord supports His missionaries. I wish I had known how very valuable the experience would be. (Ross)
  • I wish I had a better knowledge of the scriptures. (Scott)
  • More about The Church. (Robert)
  • Spent more time studying before I left. (Chris)
  • Not a thing. The Spirit will be all you need with you…the Spirit and the members will do the rest. (Ricky)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries called to Seattle?

  • Have High Expectations. Obey today, understand tomorrow. Forget yourself and go to work. (Austin)
  • Find your testimony before you go on your mission. (Anonymous)
  • Prepare as much as possible. (Leland)
  • Washington is a glorious place! Commit yourself to the work and you will find miracles right and left. (Mekenna)
  • Humble yourself. It will make everything easier. Submit to the Lord’s will and love your companion no matter what. Humility makes developing all the other Christlike attributes easier. (Danielle)
  • I guess the only advice I can give is to have fun with the Spirit. It is possible and I still strive to do that now that I’m a returned missionary and it’s changed my life so much. and always strive to be exactly obedient. I know that as you do that and listen to the Spirit and your leaders and your companion, you will have a successful mission, and you’ll know what it means for you to have a successful mission. (Michaelanne)
  • Many, many of the dearest and most cherished memories you will make in your entire life, will come during the next two years. Perhaps the dearest and closest friends you will ever have will be made in the next two years. You will feel the Spirit, and the presence of the Lord more in the next two years than any other time in your life, BY FAR. It is quite possibly the best thing you will ever do. (Ross)
  • Prepare for many trials in your life, but know nothing is impossible. (Scott)
  • Read The Book of Mormon more than once. (Robert)
  • Enjoy every minute, obey the rules and know your Heavenly Father will lead you to those ready to hear the gospel. (Chris)
  • The Church is true and Joseph Smith restored the gospel back to the earth and there is a prophet of God on the Earth today. (Ricky)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Started talking to a Tongan in Samoan. (Anonymous)
  • Trying to sing in Chuukese. (Leland)
  • Early in my mission, I thought I had asked a ten-year old if he would live worthy to enter the temple. Instead I had accidentally asked him if he wanted to drink wine. (Danielle)
  • Pork out was changed to Pig out. (Ricky)