Misión Ecuador Quito Norte
Free resources about the Ecuador Quito North Mission:
Aquí están algunos recursos gratuitos sobre la Misión Ecuador Quito Norte:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- 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: Ecuador LDS Missions.
Ecuador Quito North Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Quito North 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.
For Letters & Small Packages:
Ecuador Quito North Mission
Francisco Robles E4-151 Av Amazonas
Edificio Iglesia de Jesucristo
Phone Number: 593-2-398-9575
Mission President: President Blake P. Murphy
Ecuador Quito North Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Ecuador Quito North Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Quito North Mission:
Videos with Quito North RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Quito North Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..
LDS-Friendly Videos about Ecuador
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Ecuador. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Ecuador, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Quito North Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Quito North Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Ecuador Quito North Mission Groups
Here are Ecuador Quito North Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Quito North Mission. Coming soon..
Ecuador Quito North Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Ecuador Quito North Mission!
Shirt designs include Ecuador Quito North 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: Ecuador Quito North missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Quito North Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Quito North LDS Mission.
- 2016-2019, Blake P. Murphy
- 2013-2016, Brian A. Richardson
Ecuador LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 229,294
- Missions: 5
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 308
- Family History Centers: 45
Helpful Articles about Ecuador
Quito North Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Ecuador Quito North RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2016-2018 (Sam)
What areas did you serve in?
- Esmeraldas, Otavalo, Ipiales, Quito and Ibarra. (Sam)
What were some favorite foods?
- Encebollado (fish and onion soup. It’s way better than it sounds) Llapingachos (potato patties filled with cheese) Guanabana (a giant sweet green fruit). (Sam)
What was a funny experience?
- I was pretty new and had just been transferred to a rural area where most people were natives and spoke Kichwa. We were invited to lunch by an indigenous family, and they excitedly told us that they would make us churos. I was pumped, because I thought that meant churros (the Mexican cinnamon sugar pastry) but they turned out to be… snails. Lake snails. They were pretty nasty. (Sam)
What was a crazy experience?
- While I was in Esmeraldas in the winter of 2017, there were a ton of small earthquakes and tremors. One night, we were hit by several, and the walls of our apartment started to crack. There were three companionships in our apartment, so all 6 of us ran through the streets at about 2 a.m. in our pajamas to the nearest church. Tons of people were out in the streets, and many were looting, so we were terrified, but a military truck showed up just in time and we arrived safely to the church building. We slept on the pews, and everything turned out fine. (Sam)
What was a spiritual experience?
- While serving in Quito, I had an amazing experience during a Sacrament Meeting. In just a few short minutes at the beginning of the meeting, one of my converts received the priesthood, another blessed the sacrament, and yet another passed it to me. In that moment, I felt the Spirit so strongly as it testified to me of the power of the Priesthood, and I felt so grateful for being able to help those three men become Priesthood bearers. (Sam)
What are some interesting facts about the Quito North Mission?
- It actually includes a part of Colombia, so if you’re lucky, you’ll serve in two countries (like I did)! There is a large part of the mission (three stakes) where Kichwa, the native language of the Otavaleño tribe, is as common as Spanish. There are even a few wards that hold their meetings in Kichwa! (Sam)
What was the weather like?
- It is a very diverse mission. In the jungle and on the coast, it is very humid and can be super hot. In the Andes, it is overcast or rainy most of the time, but when the sun does come out, it is very strong due to the altitude, and can give some nasty sunburns. (Sam)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Ecuadorians (and Colombians) are the most hospitable people that I’ve ever met. Even if they don’t want to listen to our message, almost everyone treats us with respect and kindness, and I was given food after just about every lesson I taught for two years! The members are also amazing, and love having the missionaries around. If you work with them, you’ll have tons of success! Ecuador is a beautiful little country. It is also super diverse. Every time that I was transferred to a new area, it was a chance to see more of the awesome natural wonders and culture of the country. (Sam)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Bring a light raincoat. YOU WILL NEED IT! Also, take tons of thick, high quality socks, and your shoes should be as close to hiking boots as possible, because you’ll be walking on mostly dirt roads. (Sam)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I’ve been blessed with a purpose in life and a huge change in my personality. I’ve gotten better as a person and become who I always wanted to be. (Sam)
What are some skills you gained?
- I basically learned every life skill that I have. Through the trials and responsibilities that I had, I was able to develop more patience, more love, a better work ethic, and leadership skills such as planning and goal setting. (Sam)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I should have studied Preach My Gospel much more beforehand. I also should have been more prepared to be with a companion 24/7. It was hard for me to get used to having a companion with me at all times, and I should have been more understanding. (Sam)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Quito North?
- President Murphy’s wife, Sister Murphy, once said something that has stayed with me for a long time: “A mission’s not hard, it’s not easy, it’s sacred”. (Sam)
What was a funny language mistake?
- During my training, I made several big Spanish mistakes while teaching about baptisms for the dead, and the family that we were teaching thought that we literally baptized dead bodies. They almost kicked us out of the house! Luckily, my trainer bailed me out and explained it well. (Sam)