Here are free resources about the Brazil Vitoria 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.
Brazil Vitoria Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Brazil Vitoria 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.
Brazil Vitoria Mission
Avenida Joao Baptista Parra, 633
Edf. Enseada Office, Praia do Sua
29052-123 Vitoria – ES BRAZIL
Phone Number: 55-27-3325-3703
Mission President: President David E. Young
Brazil Vitoria Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Brazil Vitoria Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Vitoria Mission:
Brazil Vitoria Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Brazil Vitoria Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Brazil Vitoria Mission Groups
Here are Brazil Vitoria Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Vitoria Mission.
- Missao Brasil Vitoria (752 members)
- MAS Distrito Colatina – Missao Vitoria Brasil Group (158 members)
- Missao Brasil Vitoria – Provo Facebook Group (9 members)
- Brazil Vitoria Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (8 members)
Brazil Vitoria Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Brazil Vitoria Mission!
Shirt designs include Brazil Vitoria 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 Vitoria missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Brazil Vitoria Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Brazil Vitoria LDS Mission.
- 2017-2020, Junior Mazzagardi
- 2014-2017, David Elmer Young
- 2011-2014, J. Araujo Bezerra
Brazil LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 1,326,738
- Missions: 34
- Temples: 6
- Congregations: 2,038
- Family History Centers: 341
Helpful Articles about Brazil
Brazil Vitoria Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Brazil Vitoria RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2015 (Matt)
- 2011-2013 (Margarette)
What areas did you serve in?
- Vila Velha, Cobilandia, Guarapari. (Matt)
- Vila Velha, Campos, Quissama, Guarapari. (Margarette)
What were some favorite foods?
- Acai, chicken hearts, Guarana, pudim de leite. (Matt)
- Feijao tropeiro. Pastel de nata. Estroganofe de Frango. Bolo de Carne. Batata palha. (Margarette)
What was a funny experience?
- Fell on top of a sleeping guy on the bus as I lost my balance. (Matt)
What was a crazy experience?
- We were teaching a lesson in the street one day and had to leave because of a shoot out with the police and a gang. Preeetty scary. (Matt)
What was a spiritual experience?
- My most favorite spiritual moments were when I grew closer to my Savior by studying and pondering the scriptures and applying them each day. (Matt)
What are some interesting facts about the Vitoria Mission?
- There are flying cockroaches. (Margarette)
What was the weather like?
- When I was there, very hot, very humid. (Matt)
- Hot but not too crazy. Not too humid, especially if you are on the coast there is a nice breeze. (Margarette)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Everyone is very nice. They love the missionaries! The area is very beautiful, too. (Matt)
- The people are so fun to be around! They are genuine and loving and there are such faithful members. (Margarette)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- You will be hot and sweaty every day. Prepare. (Matt)
- Sturdy sandals that won’t be uncomfortable to walk in if it rains. Very lightweight skirts and blouses. So much sunscreen! (Margarette)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- A much stronger testimony of the gospel. I don’t know where I’d be without it. (Matt)
- I think about my mission all the time. I really learned how to work hard and love those around me. I love Portuguese and practice when I can. It is something you can always look back on – keep a journal to remember all of the spiritual experiences! (Margarette)
What are some skills you gained?
- Portuguese! But really, people skills. Being able to interact with and teach strangers was great. (Matt)
- Planning. Teaching. Public speaking. (Margarette)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Stay humble, don’t sweat the small stuff, stay true to what you know is right. (Matt)
- That you won’t be a super missionary on the first day. You learn as you go and it takes hard work. (Margarette)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Vitoria?
- Lots of missionaries have skewed ideas of what missionary work is. You are out there to convert people, but not to set a baptism record. The inactivity level makes me sick. While it’s true you can’t make a convert stay active, when you set your standards higher, the Lord will help you find the ones He knows are ready. (Matt)
- Study the country you are going to and the predominant religions. Locals really appreciate and trust you more if you know about their country and culture. You won’t have google so study these things before. (Margarette)
What was a funny language mistake?
- One sister was told to use the word “maconha” for toothpick, and then asked a member for one while acting out using a toothpick. Hilarious. (Matt)
- The words for poop and cocoa are very similar so some sisters mistakenly told an “investigator” in the Mission Training Center he could drink hot poop to help him stop drinking coffee. (Margarette)
Jesse (Brazil Vitoria Mission)
–Paraphrased from Jesse’s mission interview–
The boundaries encompass most of the state of Espiritu Santo. The church in Vitoria was really small at first but has spread out a lot. The first church building there where they started was really nice. They don’t have a temple yet, but Rio is close enough to travel to. Brazil has a lot of hills. You have to get used to that and the humidity.
They all speak Portuguese, but they have differing accents. They refer to each other as the state they are from and they have nicknames for each one. I’ve heard missionary companions compare the mission to the Southern United States because they have that feel.