Here are free resources about the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Brazil LDS Missions.
Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Sao Paulo Interlagos 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.
Rua Comendador Elias Zarzur, 365
04736-000 São Paulo – SP
Phone Number: 55-11-2308-0860
Mission President: President Loren G. Dalton
Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission:
Sao Paulo Interlagos Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission Groups
Here are Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission.
- Reencontro Missao Sao Paulo Interlagos 2014 Group (443 members)
- Missao Sao Paulo Interlagos Pres. Pinho Group (331 members)
- Missao Brasil Sao Paulo Interlagos 2008-2011 Group (316 members)
- Reencontro Sao Paulo Interlagos- Pres. Bradford Group (114 members)
- Brasil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission 1992-1996 Group (1 member)
Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission!
Shirt designs include Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos 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 Sao Paulo Interlagos missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Sao Paulo Interlagos LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Kenneth D. Cordner
- 2014-2017, Loren Grant Dalton
- 2011-2014, R. Pacheco Pinho
- 2008-2011, Christopher G. Jackson
- 2005-2008, Dale Hansen Bradford
- 2002-2005, David C. Marriott
- 1999-2002, Richard Neils Christensen
- 1996-1999, Jan Richard Van Orman
- 1993-1996, John Merrill Warthen
- 1993-1993, Claudio Roberto Mendes Costa
- 1991-1993, Frederick Granger Williams
Brazil LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 1,326,738
- Missions: 34
- Temples: 6
- Congregations: 2,038
- Family History Centers: 341
Helpful Articles about Brazil
Sao Paulo Interlagos Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2013-2015 (Thomas)
- 2003 -2004 (Timna)
What cities/areas did you serve in?
- Embu-guaçu, primavera, Sao marcos, Jardim record, trianon, and grajau. (Thomas)
- Juquitiba, Itapeva, Sao Luis, Pq das Nacoes, and Ferreira. (Timna)
What were some favorite foods?
- Pizza with chocolate in the border. Estrogonafe. (Thomas)
- Tapioca, pudding, coconut water, and passion fruit juice. (Timna)
What was a funny experience?
- My companion pied in his pants while going to an appointment. (Thomas)
- I was brand new and in my first week in my first area. I was still learning the language obviously when I had an interesting encounter with one of our ward members who also helped us clean our apartment. It was P-day and I was busy learning how to do laundry when she came up to me and started yelling at me. she was obviously very upset about something that my companion had informed her that I had done. She kept asking me something about it and I kept saying no. Finally I just told her yes so she would stop yelling and let me get back to my laundry. After a brief lecture, she returned to her work and I to mine. I still have no idea what upset her so but it was funny to be in trouble for something I had no idea about and not understand the lecture either. (Timna)
What was a crazy experience?
- I went bike riding with my Zone on P-day. The Elders started playing tag while on their bikes. I was kind of slow so I was at the back. The park was pretty crowded that day. As I rounded a turn, I saw one of the Elders racing to Catch someone else and he hit a women who was running. The Elder ended up breaking his ankle or wrist. The woman was pretty shaken up and was bruised and hurt. We got yelled at by some people who had seen what had happened. We were able to get the women the help that she needed and give her a pass along card. That was a learning experience for us all. (Timna)
What was a spiritual experience?
- I found a lady through the spirit and she was baptized. She had a dream of the temple one day after we first met her, she has never seen the temple. (Thomas)
- I had the awesome opportunity of serving during the time that the Sao Paulo Temple was rededicated. This was an amazing experience. I got to speak to many people who had gone through the open house. I got to hear their experiences and stories. One women I talked with was full of regrets. She told me that 8 years prior to the open house she had gotten into a fight with her Bishop and Relief Society president about food assistance. She stopped going to church because of it. She had just started to return to Church right before the open house. Through tears in her eyes, she told me how she wished she could give that Relief Society President a hug and how she wished she could apologize to that Bishop. She had wasted so much time that she had forgotten what was truly important. My heart was touched that day. She and her story have changed my life. (Timna)
What are some interesting facts about the Sao Paulo Interlagos Mission?
- So templo! (Thomas)
What was the weather like?
- Random! (Thomas)
- It was warm in December and cold in July. No snow but cold enough to need a jacket and hat and gloves. The apartments were very drafty so it was pretty cold at night during the cold months. (Timna)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- People are super friendly! You go to any house and they give you cake! (Thomas)
- The people were wonderful. They are open honest and very caring. (Timna)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Take some good deodorant. (Thomas)
- Please call the mission office for your mission. Some of the things that I got to wear on my mission were not on the approved list. I was allowed to wear sandals and t-shirts. Every mission has slightly different rules and every new Mission President does as well. (Timna)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Everything just lined up. Job, girls, family, and school. So awesome! Everything I learned on my mission I apply in my life, many good skills. (Thomas)
- I have become a stronger person. I have more faith. The Lord has blessed me in ways I never imagined and a lot of those blessings have prepared me to deal with things that come up in my day to day life now. (Timna)
What are some skills you gained?
- How to make goals, plans, get along with others, work hard, be more spiritual, new language, and increase my faith and understanding how to use it. (Thomas)
- How to speak Portuguese, how to cook Brazilian food, how to look people in the eye and share my testimony without fear and with conviction. (Timna)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Use my faith better. (Thomas)
- I wish I had remembered to bring my Patriarchal Blessing with me. (Timna)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Sao Paulo Interlagos?
- Focus on the Temple, be obedient, listen to your Mission President, give it your all. Christ gave us His life, the least we can do is give Him two years. Get to know your Savior a lot better. (Thomas)
- Relax. Study the gospel hard. Learn to listen and understand how the Spirit speaks to you. Listen to how the natives speak and learn the language from them. Trust your companion and never put yourself above or below them. Bring your Patriarchal Blessing and a cook book with some of your favorite recipes. (Timna)
What was a funny language mistake?
- We spoke to some one who wanted us to teach his family. I listened to what he had to say and kept saying cool, nice, that is great. He kept laughing at me and finally left us. I asked my companion why she did not get his address. She asked me if I knew what he was and I said yes, he is a bull fighter. She laughed and said that no, he was a really bad man who was bragging about what he had done wrong. I had just spent the last 5 minutes praising a man for his horrible sins. Ooops! (Timna)
Jeff (Brazil Sao Paolo Interlagos Mission)
–Paraphrased from Jeff’s mission interview–
The interlagos stake was one of the first stakes in Sao Paolo. People would travel three hours by bus to church on sunday. That was the early history of Interlagos. There are now seven stakes in the mission. It grows really fast. One of the wards that I was in split while I was there. I got to open a new branch. The church just kind of explodes. It is one of five missions in the city of Sao Paolo. When you’re in the city, it really varies how often people attend church. You can go to a struggling branch or a ward that has hundreds coming each week. In general, the church is growing. The local leaders love the idea of growing the church. You can have a lot of baptisms in an area, but you need to keep people active. Attendance really jumps back and forth. The real challenge is stability.
The church is pretty well thought of down there. People usually like and respect the members, even if they don’t want to join. There are a lot of strange rumors, but they’re just rumors. Most people are Catholic, even if they don’t participate much, they still don’t want to change. The Evangelical Christians are very solid in their religion and they don’t want to change. They will listen to you and probably respect you, but they respect everyone. There are the Seventh Day Adventists, the Jehovah’s Witnesses who are both very strong. There is Spiritualism, and they can be hard to work with because they don’t believe much in absolutism or yes or no.