Illinois Chicago North Mission

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Illinois Chicago North Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Illinois Chicago North Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

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Illinois Chicago North Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Illinois Chicago North Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date map for the Chicago North Mission

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Videos with Illinois Chicago North RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Illinois Chicago North Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

Videos about Illinois

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Illinois. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Illinois, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Illinois Chicago North Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Illinois Chicago North Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.

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Sister Carrie  2013

Illinois Chicago North Mission Groups

Here are Illinois Chicago North Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

  1. ICNM- The Illinois Chicago North Mission, President Stoddard Group (192 members)
  2. Illinois Chicago North Mission, President Bradford Group (170 members)
  3. Chicago North Mission 1997-2000 Group (117 members)

Illinois Chicago North Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Illinois Chicago North Mission!

Shirt designs include Illinois Chicago 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: Chicago North missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

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Illinois Chicago North Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Illinois Chicago North LDS Mission.

  1. 2010, Mission combined with the Chicago South Mission forming the Illinois Chicago Mission.
  2. 2003-2006, Philip Bigelow Rowley
  3. 2000-2003, Paul Max Norton
  4. 1997-2000, Dallas H. Bradford
  5. 1981-1983, J. Malon Heslop
  6. 1978-1981, D. Keith Barber

Illinois LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 56,920
  • Missions: 3
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 128
  • Family History Centers: 39

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Illinois Chicago North Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Illinois Chicago North RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

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When did you serve?

  • 2007-2008 (Celestia)
  • 2000-2002 (Joseph)
  • 1999-2001 (Darwin)
  • 1998-2000 (Yessica)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Zion, Gurnee, Elgin, Fox Lake, McHenry, Chicago. (Joseph)
  • Arlington Heights, Sterling, Rock Falls, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Palatine. (Yessica)

What were some favorite foods?

  • I loved the street style tacos and deep dish Chicago pizza. (Celestia)
  • Chicken Adobo, Giordano’s Pizza, Gyro-Burgers, horchata. (Joseph)
  • Giordano’s deep dish, sticky buns. (Darwin)
  • Chicago famous pizza. (Yessica)

What was a funny experience?

  • In my first area we went tracting and my trainer had been doing all of the door approaches until I felt like I could do it. When I was ready he turned to me and said, “Now, Elder, don’t worry about it. No one gets in their first door. If they slam the door in your face, don’t be surprised.” I approached the door with caution, prepared myself for the worst, and knocked. The door opened and I basically repeated what I had heard my trainer saying at the doors before this one. I ended by asking if we could come in and share our message. To both of our surprise, she said yes. The look on my trainer’s face was priceless! I almost had to lift his chin off of the ground. (Joseph)
  • Being rained on at Chicago Cubs game. (Yessica)

What was a crazy experience?

  • In my last area we were tracting one afternoon. The house before had let us know that the Bears were playing football on TV by announcing, “Right now, the Bears is my Jesus!” and promptly slamming the door in our faces. We approached the next house and it was my companion’s turn to do the door approach. There was only room for one on the step, so I was down on the sidewalk. My companion was half-way through his approach when I saw something in the darkness of the house reflect light back at me in the shape of a circle. I suddenly realized what it was. The man started waving a 12 gauge shotgun at us and yelled, “Go on! Get on out of here!” My companion jumped off of the step and I calmly turned around and wished the man a good day. My companion looked at me in shock, but slowed down to match my pace. Before he could ask, I just whispered to him, “If we die here, then we’re guaranteed a spot in heaven,” and kept walking. (Joseph)
  • Cabrini Green, Projects were scary. (Darwin)
  • Tracking doors where psychopaths live. (Yessica)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • There were so many it is hard to come up with just one spiritual experience. (Celestia)
  • There was a time we were called to give a blessing to a non-member whose relative was in the ward. The non-member was very ill and they wanted us to come over quickly. We were fully prepared to heal the woman and help her learn about the gospel. We went in and talked with her briefly and I was asked to perform the blessing. When I laid my hands on her head, the words would not come out. I didn’t even fight it. I let the Holy Spirit guide me. When we left, I realized that I had let her know that she would be called home soon and that her family would be comforted knowing she was no longer in pain. Never in my whole life had I ever felt like a warning voice of death. It pained me. Three days later, we got word that she had indeed passed away. (Joseph)
  • Speaking in tongues. (Darwin)
  • Witnessing baptisms, and the faces of investigators when they understood a Gospel principle. (Yessica)

What are some interesting facts about the Chicago North Mission?

  • The Home Alone house is in this mission. (Celestia)
  • The O’Hare Airport was named after Buck O’Hare, the son of Easy Eddie, Al Capone’s famous lawyer. Chicago is a melting pot of diversity and has the only Polish speaking mission outside of Poland. (Joseph)
  • I was surprised of the amount of member activation work we had to do. (Yessica)

What was the weather like?

  • Very windy. April was very rainy. The summer was humid. Fall was nice. Winter was cold, snowy, icy, and windy. (Celestia)
  • Muggy in the summers to where you almost didn’t bother showering. Once you went out the front door you were wet within a couple of minutes from the air alone. One time, the air was declared unbreathable for two days in the summer and we had to stay in our apartments with the AC running full blast. Freezing in the winter. Between the low temperatures, the high winds, and the humidity in the air from all of the lakes, you had to wear a scarf around your face to keep the ice off. (Joseph)
  • Super cold in the winter and super hot in the summer. (Darwin)
  • The coldest I’ve ever experience then (in winter months), and very humid in summer. (Yessica)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I loved how nice people were. People you met on the street, in the train, or on the bus were almost always kind and would talk to you even if they weren’t particularly interested in your message. (Celestia)
  • I loved the diversity of people and the different states of humility we observed. In many areas we met people who were hardened to the Gospel, but there were many who were willing to listen. Even if they didn’t want to hear our message, the people of different cultures were always welcoming and warmly greeted us. (Joseph)
  • The people in the city were awesome. Friendly and warm. (Darwin)
  • The sincere caring we received from members of the church and the multi-culture of the population there. (Yessica)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Cool clothes for the summer, really warm clothes and coats for the winter. Boots for the winter were a must have. (Celestia)
  • Bring a good hat, like a winter bomber hat. Bring a good scarf that can cover your face and you can breathe through it and those convertible winter thermal hunting gloves where the fingers and thumb can come out, without taking off your gloves. (Joseph)
  • Heavy jackets. (Darwin)
  • A super warm long jacket, comfortable shoes, and a hydro flask. (Yessica)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I learned to really trust in my Savior. I learned that no matter what challenge came my way that if I leaned on my Savior and trusted him I would accomplish what I needed to and I could make it through anything. (Celestia)
  • I received the most important thing you can from a mission well served. I received a testimony that the Gospel is true and that no matter what happens, no one can take it away from me. (Joseph)
  • Friends and great companions. (Darwin)
  • 1. My testimony grew arms and legs, meaning I do and go to what I’m called by the Lord fully trusting that He will guide my every step. 2. Repentance and forgiveness, the best blessing I continue receiving. (Yessica)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I think that I learned how to discern the truth better. I have always been able to approach people. I also learned to plan. That is something that I had never been good at. (Joseph)
  • Public speaking. (Darwin)
  • Acquired courage to testify, despite rejection. (Yessica)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish that I would have been more fearless in standing up to missionaries who were ready to go home. I let them get too trunky. I should have done with them what I did with myself at the end of my mission: tracted the home out of me. (Joseph)
  • That companionship respect, love, and understanding are a key weapon to bring in the spirit into every home we’re welcome. (Yessica)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Illinois Chicago North?

  • Always remember that you are a representative of Christ, but that does not make you better than anyone else. (Celestia)
  • Pray for faith to be strong against those that would do their best to pull you away from the Gospel. There are a lot of churches there that were really out to get us. I know this one thing. Whenever they tried to trick or confuse us, I just put down the scriptures and bore solemn testimony of God and His Son. When I did that, they could not dispute my words. Don’t let them bash. They will try, but you are so much better than that. He is called the Prince of Peace for a reason, and you wear His name and represent Him, not your pride. If you are faithful, the words will come to you to shut up those that would try to mock or belittle the religion you represent. This is His work. “No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing.” (Joseph)
  • Make wise decisions every day of your mission because time goes by very quickly. Make sure that at the end of the day you feel you tried your best even when circumstances changed your plans. (Yessica)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • Not funny, but spiritual. I was English speaking and was called by the Spanish missionaries to respond to a referral because the person they contacted spoke English on the phone. We brought along a returned missionary who spoke Spanish just in case. We were met by a man who spoke English, but his wife spoke Spanish. We were there to talk with her. He was already a member. As we talked with the wife, my companion and I asked questions to check her interest in the Church. I didn’t need to wait for the translator half of the time. I got the feeling that she was understanding us and that she was indeed interested in learning more. When I felt like we had enough information for the Spanish missionaries, we said goodbye and headed out to the car. I turned to our translator and said, “So she basically said this…” and proceeded to state what she had said more out of wanting a confirmation that I was right than anything. Our translator’s jaw dropped and he asked if I knew Spanish, to which I replied, “Very little, but I was called on this task to succeed.” We were both humbled at that moment. It was a great experience. I have never had a moment like it since. (Joseph)