Brazil Santos Mission

Missão Brasil Santos

Here are free resources about the Brazil Santos Mission:

Aqui estão alguns recursos gratuitos sobre a Missão Brasil Santos:

*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.

Brazil Santos Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Brazil Santos Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Brazil Santos Mission
Av. Ana Costa, 414 Salas 24 e 25,
Gonzaga 11060-002

Phone Number: 55-13-3288-4044
Mission President: President Carlos S. Obata

Brazil Santos Mission Map

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

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

Brazil Santos Missionary Blogs

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

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

Sister Addison Garside 2017
Elder Craig Maughan 2016
Sister Cheyenne Anderson 2016
Sister Alina Neal 2016
Sister Kayla McEldowney 2016
Elder Michael Bratsman 2016
Elder Hunter Johnson 2015
Sister Mallory Culley 2015
Sister Karynne Arthur 2015
Elder Derek Winstanley 2015
Elder Zachary Johnson 2015
Elder Craig Maughan 2015
Elder Colton Ransbottom 2014
Sister Amanda Peterson 2014
Elder Chase Thurgood 2014

*Download free app for LDS missionaries learning Brazilian Portuguese

Brazil Santos Mission Groups

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

  1. Missao Brasil Santos Group (308 members)
  2. Brazil Santos LDS Missionary Moms Group (34 members)

Brazil Santos Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Santos Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Santos Mission gifts

*Click here to see our new shirt design for the Brazil Santos Mission:

Brazil Santos Mission Presidents

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

  1. 2016-2019, Carlos S. Obata
  2. 2013-2016, Celso B. Cabral

Brazil LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 1,326,738
  • Missions: 34
  • Temples: 6
  • Congregations: 2,038
  • Family History Centers: 341

Helpful Articles about Brazil

Coming soon..

Brazil Santos Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Brazil Santos RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

What were some favorite foods?

What was a funny experience?

What was a crazy experience?

What was a spiritual experience?

What are some interesting facts about the Santos Mission?

What was the weather like?

Any things you really like about the area/people?

Any packing/clothing advice?

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

What are some skills you gained?

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

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

What was a funny language mistake?

Andrew (Brazil Santos Mission)

–Paraphrased from  Andrew’s mission interview–

Mission Background

The Brazil Santos mission opened in July 2013. There are five stakes and two districts. The five stakes are all within this little mountain range enclosure. It was formed from three surrounding missions. The religious background of the people there is mostly Catholic. These days, most people have left a lot of that behind though because a lot of people go to Evangelical churches. It is really easy to start a church in Brazil in your home. You can see churches on every corner with their own unique names or bigger names like Baptist or Methodist. The Brazilian people are really open. Usually people will come hear a sermon, sing, and a collection plate will be passed around. Coming to our church is a lot more calm of a climate than most of the other churches people are used to.

Common Obstacles

A lot of people aren’t married. They’ll have their spouse that they have lived with for years and they don’t feel like it is something that they need to do. It isn’t that important for them, but once people start progressing it isn’t as much of a problem when they understand the law of chastity. The missionaries are really well trained in what to do in those situations. I never felt in the dark helping these people get married.

I had to teach the story of Joseph Smith and how you can receive answers to your prayers. Once that becomes real to them and they understand it, its huge. If a missionary can help someone realize the love and blessings in store with them then they will run towards the gospel. The area presidency has the goal of getting a temple into the mission. We felt like it was our duty to prepare the people and spread the gospel. The closest temple is only about an hour and a half away, but we feel like that is what the mission is moving towards.

Mission Growth

A few years ago, the mission of Santos was just one zone. The work is really being hastened and the church is really going. The church is really strong in the city of Sao Paolo because it has been there for such a long time. In Santos I would say they rely a lot more on the missionaries. They are involved heavily in activities and reactivations.

I would say church attendance was probably around 70 percent. Each ward has it’s own goals to improve church attendance. We are focused on retaining the people that we baptize so that they can grow.

I was in Brazil for just a year and a half.