April 10, 2017

Chile Santiago West Mission

Here are free resources about the Chile Santiago West Mission:

*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.

Chile Santiago West Mission
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:

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

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.

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

Elder Talon Walz eldertalonwalz.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Clayton Holdstock elderclaytonholdstock.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Jaren Kay Anderson elderjarenkayanderson.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Ini Grover mymission.com/sisterinigrover 2016
Elder Brandon Sucher mymission.com/elderbrandonsucher 2016
Sister Alexandra Beardall singleinsantiago.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Ashley Jensen ashinchile.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Nathan Hale nathaninsantiagowestmission.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Josie Brinkerhoff jumpforjosie.weebly.com 2016
Elder William Tenney elderwrt.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Marcus Walker marcusinchile.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Matthew Harries eldermatthewharries.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Dustin Phelps sisterdustinphelps.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Caleb Pomar eldercalebpomar.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Braxton Goode eldergoode.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Connor Brophy elderconnorbrophy.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Hayden Clegg elderhaydenclegg.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Conner Allen missionsite.net/elderconnerallen 2016
Elder Christopher Wood missionsite.net/elderchristopherwestwood 2016
Sister Seattle Farner hermanafarner.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kendal Thompson journeythruchile.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Lance Johnson mychoicesrmine.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Declan Johnson declansmission.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kelsey Dominguez missionsite.net/sisterkelseydominguez 2015
Elder Ian Kennedy elderijkennedy.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Austin Cole missionsite.net/elderaustincole 2014
Elder Jared Moser elderjaredmoser.blogspot.com 2014
Mission Alumni mission.net/chile/santiago/west 2013
Elder Jonathan Strong missionsite.net/3076OrbetelloWay 2013
Sister Jaela Mooney missionsite.net/sisterjaelamooney 2013
Sister Macey Jorgensen missionsite.net/sistermaceyjorgensen 2013
Sister Autumn Hamilton missionsite.net/sisterautumnhamilton 2013
Sister Sara Mercado hermanasaramercado.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Cole Moffat eldercolemoffat.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Sean Tognetti missionsite.net/elderseantognetti 2012
Elder Adam Lewis missionsite.net/elderadamlewis 2012
Elder James Barrett missionsite.net/elderjamesbarrett 2012
Elder Joshua Jones elderjoshjones.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Taylor Thomas eldertaylorthomas.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Nick Holton elderholton.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Kurtis Christensen christensenmissionaries.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Alex Leavitt elderalexleavitt.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Matthew Kenison elderkenison.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Nathan Stoddard nathanstoddard.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Michael Cloward eldercloward.blogspot.com 2010
President & Sister Hadfield santiagowestreunion.blogspot.com 2009

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.

  1. Mision Santiago Oeste Facebook Group (528 members)
  2. Mision Chile Santiago Oeste (Best) Group (384 members)
  3. Chile Santiago West Mission 1995-1998 Group (345 members)
  4. Mision Chile Santiago Oeste Facebook Group (326 members)
  5. El Granero Best… Santiago West Mission Group (199 members)
  6. Chile Santiago West Mission 1998-2001 Group (33 members)
  7. Santiago West Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (18 members)
  8. Chile Santiago West Mission! Facebook Group (14 members)
  9. 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.

*Click here to browse Santiago West Mission gifts

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.

  1. 2016-2019, Christopher G. Woodward
  2. 2013-2016,José A. Barreiros
  3. 2010-2013, Richard King
  4. 2007-2010, Paul A. Jones
  5. 2004-2007, Lon G. Packard
  6. 2001-2004, Ole M. Smith
  7. 1998-2001, John C. Hadfield
  8. 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.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your 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)