Here are free resources about the Chile Santiago West 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: Chile LDS Missions.
Santiago West Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Chile Santiago West 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.
Alberto Llona 1580
Region Metropolitana (Santiago)
Phone Number: 56-2-531-2258
Mission President: President Christopher G. Woodward
Chile Santiago West Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Chile Santiago West Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Santiago West Mission:
Santiago West Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Santiago West Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Chile Santiago West Mission Groups
Here are Santiago West Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Santiago West Mission.
- Mision Santiago Oeste Facebook Group (528 members)
- Mision Chile Santiago Oeste (Best) Group (384 members)
- Chile Santiago West Mission 1995-1998 Group (345 members)
- Mision Chile Santiago Oeste Facebook Group (326 members)
- El Granero Best… Santiago West Mission Group (199 members)
- Chile Santiago West Mission 1998-2001 Group (33 members)
- Santiago West Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (18 members)
- Chile Santiago West Mission! Facebook Group (14 members)
- Chile Santiago West Mission – Hadfield Group (4 members)
Santiago West Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Chile Santiago West Mission!
Shirt designs include Chile Santiago West 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: Chile Santiago West missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Fun fact: Brad Wilcox served a mission in Chile!
Santiago West Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Santiago West LDS Mission.
- 2016-2019, Christopher G. Woodward
- 2013-2016,José A. Barreiros
- 2010-2013, Richard King
- 2007-2010, Paul A. Jones
- 2004-2007, Lon G. Packard
- 2001-2004, Ole M. Smith
- 1998-2001, John C. Hadfield
- 1995-1998, Ronald N. Walker
Chile LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 579,235
- Missions: 10
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 604
- Family History Centers: 99
Helpful Articles about Chile
Santiago West Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Chile Santiago West RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2000-2002 (Andrew)
- 18 months (Janina)
What areas did you serve in?
- Maipu, San Miguel, Lo Espejo. (Andrew)
- Republica, Maipu, Subercaseux , Talagante, Parque Ohiggins. (Janina)
What were some favorite foods?
- Empanadas, sopapilla pasado, anything homemade. (Andrew)
- Empanadas. Sopiapillas. (Janina)
What was a funny experience?
- We needed panty hose and we asked for panty hose which we thought was the correct way to say in Spanish but they call panty hose “panties”. You can imagine our confusion. (Janina)
What was a crazy experience?
- Some of the microbus rides. (Andrew)
- There weren’t street lights and we took cabs everywhere. It was a bit creepy walking home at 10 at night with no street lights on the road. (Janina)
What was a spiritual experience?
- So, so many. The people of Chile are amazing and huge believers of Christ. (Andrew)
- Sooo so many… Personally when I absolutely believed that God knew me personally. And to be able to convince people that he truly loved them and cared so much about their purpose in mortality. So many miracles. (Janina)
What are some interesting facts about the Santiago West Mission?
- Santiago is a huge, modern city. It has all the conveniences of home. Great people. (Andrew)
- The weather, the food is pretty bland and they have a holiday every week it seems for some Saint of some sort . The Catholic Church dominates the political view. (Janina)
What was the weather like?
- Hot and muggy in the summer. Cold and wet in the winter. (Andrew)
- Summer months were winter and winter months were summer. (Janina)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Everything. Such an amazing people and place. (Andrew)
- I loved the country. I enjoyed working with the less actives of the Church and the members. (Janina)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- The sisters in our mission left their dresses all the back from the early 90s , I left mine too. Bright colors make us look less FBI looking. (Janina)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Too many to count. It shaped who I am today and set the course for my adult life. Every blessing I have now I can trace back to my mission. (Andrew)
- Health, greater appreciation for others who have lost their way, a tight knit relationship with Heavenly Father who made me want to get to know Christ even more through the scriptures. (Janina)
What are some skills you gained?
- So many. You go from boy to man. (Andrew)
- Dealing with different personalities, background , and upbringing. Being a leader and what it’s means to be in a partnership. Understanding others perspective on how things are done. Talking to strangers, standing for Christ at all times. (Janina)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Have read Jesus the Christ prior. The mission is a leap of faith and it’s different for each person. So it might feel you’re being led blindly but if you can learn to depend on the Spirit, be attentive to the Spirit. He speaks very clear and just follow the first time you receive a prompting. (Janina)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Santiago West?
- Forget yourself and get to work. (Andrew)
- Do hard things, take initiative in life. Don’t judge people because they don’t agree with your opinion because you aren’t always right. Be kind, be true to who you are, be obedient and Have Fun!! Obedience is key! (Janina)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Reja means gate. Raja means a swear word. I told a woman she needed to close her raja. She and my companion laughed and laughed and laughed at me. Oh gringo. (Andrew)
- In Chile, they don’t understand or use plurals. They say , “ good morning brother and sister” to an audience. (Janina)