April 10, 2017

Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission

Misión Bolivia Santa Cruz Norte

Here are free resources about the Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission:

Aquí están algunos recursos gratuitos sobre la Misión Bolivia Santa Cruz Norte:

*Other Mission Pages: Bolivia LDS Missions.



Santa Cruz North Mission Address

Here’s an address for the Santa Cruz North Mission. We try our best 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.

Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission
Calle Independencia #610 Esq. Lemoine
Santa Cruz
Bolivia
Phone Number: 591-3-311-6322
Mission President: President Enrique Cabezas Gomez

Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission Map

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

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

Santa Cruz North Missionary Blogs

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

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

President & Sister Zambrano misionsantacruznorte.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Derek McClune eldermcclune.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Kaden Christensen elderkadenbchristensen.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Parker Nelson lastnamenelson.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Benjamin Crisp elderbencrisp.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Erin Butikofer hermanaerinbutikofer.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Joseph Britt elderjosephbritt.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Dallin Hilton dallinhilton.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Mark Yates eldermarkyates.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Jack Harding elderjackharding.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Emily Steele mymission.com/hermanaemilysteele 2015
Elder Kevin Escobar mymission.com/elderkevinescobar 2015
Sister Jennifer Tijerino sistertijerino.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Amanda Nelson hermananelsonbolivia.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jared Curtis mymission.com/elderjaredcurtis 2014
Elder Brandt Gessell mymission.com/elderbrandtgessell 2014
Sister Cassie Bingham hermana-bingham.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Matthew Thatcher eldermatthewthatcher.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Nathan Lohner missionsite.net/eldernathanlohner 2013

Santa Cruz North Mission Groups

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

  1. Mision Bolivia Santa Cruz Norte Group (173 members)

Santa Cruz North Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Bolivia Santa Cruz North Mission!

Shirt designs include Bolivia Santa Cruz North 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: Bolivia Santa Cruz North missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Santa Cruz North Mission gifts



Santa Cruz North Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Santa Cruz North LDS Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Enrique Cabezas Gomez
  2. 2013-2016, Richard Claudio Zambrano

Bolivia LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 192,339
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 253
  • Family History Centers: 34

Helpful Articles about Bolivia

Coming soon..

Santa Cruz North Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Bolivia Santa Cruz North 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?

  • 2015-2017 (Victor)
  • 2014-2016 (Carter)
  • 2013-2015 (Junior)
  • 2012-2014 (Tyler)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Cobija, Montero. (Victor)
  • Santa Cruz, Montero, Riberalta, Trinidad. (Carter)
  • Guayaramerim. (Junior)
  • Mangalitos Trinidad, Los Pinos Paraíso, Centenario Equipetrol, Los Chacos Paraíso (El Chaco), Warnes Equipetrol (Viru Viru), Pampa de la Madre Montero. (Tyler)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Pique Macho, Sonso, Sopa de Maní, Chicharrón de lagarto, Salteñas, Mazako. (Victor)
  • Majadito, Pique Macho, Pacú asado, Refresco de cupuaçu. (Carter)
  • Sopa de maní. (Junior)
  • Cuñape, puchero, rollo de queso, Piqué Machu, salchipapa, arroz con leche, alfajores, silpancho, anticuchos, salteñas, empanadas con olivos, choripan de hipermaxi, lomito, milanesa. (Tyler)

What was a funny experience?

  • It’s funny to ride moto-taxi, some times it’s very useful to rush home when you need to use your restroom. Most of my funny stories are related with that. (Victor)
  • Eating crocodile. (Junior)
  • Catholics thinking saying “soy católico!” is gonna keep us away. Children’s birthdays and the weird posters they’d make. (Tyler)

What was a crazy experience?

  • We got threatened by this one drunk guy involved with drugs that he would call up his guys to come kill us right then just because he didn’t like my smile. (Carter)
  • Drunk people. (Junior)
  • Dog biting me. (Tyler)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • To see how an entire family changed when the dad decided to stop drinking and start to prepare to baptize. Now they are so powerful in the branch. (Victor)
  • I loved seeing the small miracles the Lord blessed us with time and time again. He truly qualifies those He calls, and makes everything asked of us to do possible. (Carter)
  • Great members serving others. (Junior)
  • Guided by the spirit to teach at one house after another one had just cancelled a lesson on us. (Tyler)

What are some interesting facts about the Santa Cruz North Mission?

  • It’s part of the amazon rainforest, so lots of really cool fruit and animals. The people you will come to love as much as your family. It’s amazing! (Carter)
  • We are super close to Brazil. (Junior)
  • Bolivia used to be massive but they lost a bunch of wars and had a bunch of dumb leaders that eventually made their country tiny. They lost the sea to Chile and will never get over it. (Tyler)

What was the weather like?

  • It’s hot, so hot, and sometime rain very heavy. In very rare occasions its cold when the south wind bring of the Argentina weather. (Victor)
  • Hot and humid almost year round. I love how rainy it gets, especially in El Beni. (Carter)
  • Hot and humid. (Junior)
  • Hotter than heck. Rains a lot. Walk in the mud or a foot of water. (Tyler)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • They are so kind and humble, when they open their heart they live the gospel with loyalty. (Victor)
  • They are so special to me. (Carter)
  • Their kind hearts and great attitude towards life. (Junior)
  • Humble and carefree. They don’t get bothered by nonsense like we get bothered by here. Life is less fast-paced. They enjoy life more. (Tyler)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Don’t bring thermal garments. (Victor)
  • Disposable things like deodorant and soap, don’t worry about taking a lot of because you will be able to get more once you’re there. Use the room you have left for other things like more shirts! Shirts and then pants are what get worn out the most. My shirts got permanently red while I was in Riberalta. (Carter)
  • Rain jackets and boots. (Junior)
  • Get comfortable shoes. You’re gonna walk all day and they’ll get destroyed. Dress stylishly. It’ll make people more interested in talking to you. (Tyler)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • A bigger family. Better language, teaching and people skills. A better understanding of the gospel and the plan of salvation. Experiences I wouldn’t trade for the world. (Carter)
  • I served as a financial secretary and now I am studying and currently working as a financial advisor. (Junior)
  • I couldn’t list them there have been so many. (Tyler)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Now i love to hear people, and love them without judging them. All of them are children of God, we can’t judge a man for their appearance, they deserve to be known personally. (Victor)
  • Even more fluent in Spanish. Started learning Portuguese. Learned how to understand and work with people better. Learned how to teach better. Learned a lot about who I am and how the Lord speaks to me through His Spirit. (Carter)
  • Finance. (Junior)
  • Patience. Spanish. (Tyler)

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

  • I wish I had started to open myself up a lot more, and sooner to people. You cannot help people become converted if you do not absolutely love them. It’s not possible. I wish I had learned that earlier. (Carter)
  • Be more outgoing to meet more people. (Junior)
  • How focused the work was around meeting goals and getting your numbers up. Knowing how much you needed to rely on members for effective work. Knocking on doors is pointless, usually won’t lead to anything. How much I’d hate some of my companions so I could prepare mentally. (Tyler)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Santa Cruz North?

  • Don’t be afraid to learn a new language, if you are keeping commandments and give your maximum effort, the Lord will give you all you need to accomplish a successful mission. (Victor)
  • Put the Lord first in everything. Love the people so much. Serve them as much as you can. Be exactly obedient. It’s not worth it at all if you do not try to be exactly obedient. Your obedience to the gospel and to the rules of the mission/missionary handbook is a direct show of your love for and gratitude to, the Savior. You have no right to go out just to mess around. If you are going to serve mission, do it right. It’s the Lord’s work, not your own. (Carter)
  • It’s a short time so make every day count. (Junior)
  • It’s the hardest most satisfying work you’ll ever do. You’ll grow your testimony more than you’d ever expected. Don’t do anything that would compromise your ability to serve. You only get to serve one mission. Make it count. The Lord has given you an opportunity to work in his name. He doesn’t need you but he gives you this opportunity for your own benefit. Work hard and work smart. Be friendly and don’t be afraid to have fun. (Tyler)

What was a funny language mistake?