Here are free resources about the Colorado Denver South 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: Colorado LDS Missions.
Denver South Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Colorado Denver South 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.
Colorado Denver South Mission
999 E Tufts Ave.
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Phone Number: 1-303-794-6457
Mission President: President Kirk D. Gifford
Colorado Denver South Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Colorado Denver South Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Denver South Mission:
Denver South Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Denver South Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Denver South Mission Groups
Here are Denver South Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Denver South Mission.
- Denver South Mission – Pres. Maynes Group (328 members)
- Denver South Mission (Ludwig) Group (155 members)
- Denver South Mission (Fleming Years) Group (139 members)
- Colorado Denver South Mission Moms Group (90 members)
- Colorado Denver South Mission 2007-10 Group (5 members)
- Colorado Denver South Mission 1996-01 Group (4 members)
Denver South Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Colorado Denver South Mission!
Shirt designs include Colorado Denver South 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: Colorado Denver South missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Denver South Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Denver South LDS Mission.
- 2016-2019, Kirk D. Gifford
- 2013-2016, J. Blake Murdock
- 2010-2013, Alan R. Maynes
- 2004-2007, Roger B. Wright
- 2001-2003, Robert Ludwig
- 1996-1999, Royall E.S. Charsley
- 1993-1996, Donovan Fleming
- 1990-1993, William K. Farrar
- 1987-1990, Nile A. Sorenson
- 1981-1984, Rulon E. Rasmussen
- 1978-1981, Jack R. Wheatley
- 1975-1978, Lambourne B. Gerald
- H. Lamont Matkin
Colorado LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 151,580
- Missions: 4
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 312
- Family History Centers: 63
Helpful Articles about Colorado
Denver South Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Colorado Denver South RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2013-2015 (Terrance)
- 1995-1997 (Travis)
- 1993-1995 [Laotian speaking] (Lane)
- 1992-1994 (Michael)
What cities/areas did you serve in?
- Aurora, Littleton, Canon City, Highlands Ranch, Colorado Springs, La Junta. (Travis)
- Littleton, Rye, Englewood, Canon City, Pueblo, Denver. (Michael)
What were some favorite foods?
- Sushi, steak, potatoes and fajitas. (Terrance)
- Enchiladas. (Travis)
- Fish heads, pig ears, chicken feet/hearts, cow tongue/stomach. (Lane)
- Anything they would feed us. (Michael)
What was a funny experience?
- One time we jumped bikes with some kids behind their house and totally wrecked. (Terrance)
- Playing “Apartment Break-in” Prank on AP’s Houston and Basil. (Travis)
- 1) Companion and I crashing into one another as we tried to pedal through 8 inches of snow.
2) Investigator praying to the Holy Ghost that she would win at bingo that night. (Lane)
- Feeding calves on Christmas morning in Canon City. (Michael)
What was a crazy/dangerous experience?
- I had a super safe mission. The most dangerous thing I ever did was eat sweet potatoes. I HATE sweet potatoes. (Terrance)
- Saving our Ward Mission Leader from suicide and cast out Satan from his home. (Travis)
- Comp and I were parked at the curb on a street just off Colfax in Aurora, preparing to enter some cockroach infested lock-out buildings. We offered a quick prayer before going in, but when I opened my eyes after the prayer, there was a very large, crazy, angry-looking drug dealer guy with his face just across the glass from mine peering into our car. We had seen him standing in front of one of the living windows of the building next to the one we were preparing to enter before the prayer, and then, as soon as the prayer was done, there he was! I just about messed myself! I turned to my companion and asked him what I should do, but fortunately the man turned and walked back into his building before there were any problems. (Lane)
- Lighting farts at a camp fire Zone Meeting in Pueblo. (Michael)
What was a spiritual experience?
- I loved listening to converts bear their testimonies in church meetings. (Terrance)
- Elder Johnson and I being prompted mid-pedal at the same time to go visit our Ward Mission Leader. (Travis)
- Giving a blessing of healing to a small child that worked immediately. (Lane)
- Seeing stubborn hearts change and accept the gospel. (Michael)
What are some interesting facts about the Denver South Mission?
- Three states were within the boundaries. (Travis)
- I had only one transfer in the two years I was there, and had one companion for 7 months. (Lane)
- One district of our old mission (Colorado Springs) is now its own mission. (Michael)
What was the weather like?
- Sunny 300 days/year. (Terrance)
- Typical four seasons, but lightning was very common! (Travis)
- Nicer than I expected. (Lane)
- Mild, hot or cold, depending on the season. (Michael)
What do you like about the place/people you served?
- They are very kind and generally Christian. That made things easier. (Terrance)
- Poor area had some good, humble saints and investigators! (Travis)
- Humble. (Lane)
- Very nice people (mostly). (Michael)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Follow your manual. It’s pretty well put together. (Terrance)
- Pack light and get what you need at Savers or Goodwill. (Travis)
- Nothing drastic. (Michael)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Faith in Jesus Christ and a greater love for people. Also I feel confident in the Lord’s ability to support me. (Terrance)
- Personal testimony of the Gospel and self-worth. My abilities were tested and I learned a lot about me. (Travis)
- How to study and a galvanized testimony in Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. (Lane)
- Taught me how to talk to people, strengthened my testimony. (Michael)
What are some skills you gained on your mission?
- Teaching experience. Decision making. Priority setting. Planning abilities. (Terrance)
- Public Speaking, Cooking, Ability to feel the Spirit, Faith, Love for all. (Travis)
- New language abilities, better study skills/habits, organization, companionship skills (which helps a lot in marriage!), planning skills, public speaking abilities, social skills, and probably quite a few others. (Lane)
- Budgeting and living with weird strange people. (Michael)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- What I knew at the end..haha. Actually I wish I’d been taught more effective teaching methods. (Terrance)
- Importance of journal writing. (Travis)
- Memorized more scriptures. (Lane)
- It’s way more important than I realized. (Michael)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Denver South?
- Learn to work hard. Work ethic is everything. (Terrance)
- Earn your own money to pay for the Mission! (Travis)
- Be committed to being a missionary and to the mission rules. Leave the world behind. (Lane)
- Read the Bible as well as the other scriptures. Lose yourself in the work. (Michael)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Didn’t know what Rocky Mountain oysters were. (Terrance)
- I was told at Spanish-speaking dinner appointments how to say thank you. In reality I was saying, “I like to swim in cheese naked”! (Travis)
- Another missionary answered, “No thank you, I only drink alcohol,” to someone who asked him if he wanted something to eat. He meant to say, “No thank you. I have already eaten.” The words for “already” and “alcohol” are very similar in Laotian. (Lane)