April 10, 2017

India New Delhi Mission

Free resources about the India New Delhi Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: India LDS Missions.



India New Delhi Mission Address

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

India New Delhi
Third Floor, F 48
Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar
110057 New Delhi

Phone Number: 91-11-2615-0060
Mission President: President Peter E. Sackley

India New Delhi Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the India New Delhi Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the New Delhi Mission:

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

Video with New Delhi RMs

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

LDS-Friendly Videos about India

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

LDS Church  places  history  food  nature  language  Traditions  Social Issues  People and Culture  Weather  Music

India New Delhi Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the India New Delhi Mission. This blog 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 Preston Armstrong elderprestonarmstrong.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Ajay Dusara ajaydusara.blogspot.com 2016
President & Sister Sackley kelpetesackley2.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Wasuita wasuitasmissionmoments.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Stevens indiamission2012.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Jacob Green missionsite.net/elderjacobgreen 2013
New Delhi Mission indianewdelhimission.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Anil Podi missionsite.net/elderpodianil 2012
Elder Jarom Montgomery elderjarommontgomery.blogspot.com 2011

India New Delhi Mission Groups

Here are India New Delhi Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the New Delhi Mission.

  1. India New Delhi Mission Facebook Group (30 members)
  2. Bangalore and New Delhi Mission Moms (LDS) Group (4 members)

India New Delhi Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the India New Delhi Mission!

Shirt designs include India New Delhi 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: India New Delhi missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse New Delhi Mission gifts



New Delhi Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the India New Delhi LDS Mission.

  1. 2013-2016, Peter E. Sackley
  2. 2010-2013, William K. Jackson
  3. 2007-2010, Gary R. Ricks

India LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 12,257
  • Missions: 2
  • Temples: 0
  • Congregations: 43
  • Family History Centers: 6

Helpful Articles about India

Coming soon..

New Delhi Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from India New Delhi RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2013-2015 (Upen)
  • 2011-2013 (David)
  • 2008-2010 (Braden)
  • July 2008-July 2010 (Sohail)
  • 2008-2010 (Braden)
  • 2008-2010 (Rama)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Lajpat Nagar, Dwarka, Pitampura and Mumbai. (Upen)
  • New Delhi, Mumbai. (David)
  • Karachi,Islamabad,Rawalpindi, Taxila. (Sohail)
  • New Delhi. (Braden)
  • Vasanth Vihar, Lajpat Nagar Dwaraka, Noida, Pitampura. (Rama)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Butter chicken with Butter Naat and a Biryani. (Upen)
  • Beef Lazania, shahi paneer, butter chicken, (KFC, Barbeque Nation). (David)
  • Kadai chicken, butter chicken, Afghani chicken, dosa, rasam, sambar, aloo paratha. (Braden)
  • Biryani, mutton, pork, pizza etc. (Sohail)
  • Butter Chicken, Kadhai Chicken, Momos, Pani Puri, Dal Makhani, Egg curry. (Braden)
  • Aloo parantha. (Rama)

What was a funny experience?

  • Once got wrecked by bunch of Pastors while tracting. (Upen)
  • When, me and my companion were praying for the next day…after a whole day work. One of the American flatmate did a butter cup on my companion’s face…which stopped him praying and stared to scold him in most holy words which I never expected. One of our Mission Training Center batch mate. In Mission Training Center pressed the fire alarm button, it became a tension situation for the Mission Training Center president and the staff’s. When my companion’s back pack buckle touched to a female co-passenger, she started yelling at him…in front if all the other passengers…it happened many times with him, finally immediately took him to a shop and we brought a new backpack. (David)
  • Drunk people, sadly, are very funny. (Braden)
  • I had so many funny experiences. While praying with a family, I got sleepy when I newly called to serve in Karachi . It was very hot out there. (Sohail)
  • We were in Gurgaon, a neighboring city to New Delhi, and were looking for a ride home at the end of the day. We got an auto rickshaw to take us home for a good price but it turned out he was intoxicated. He did some crazy things like drive on the wrong side of the road and tailgate a car through a tollbooth. (Braden)
  • Other missionaries and I were trying to hunt lizards with guns. (Rama)

What was a crazy experience?

  • My companion once decided to invite a group of people who looked like gangsters which was kinda scary at first but turned out, they were a good people. (Upen)
  • Foot boarding on a crowded mini van …which was speeding 100 kms an hour. (David)
  • Getting “kidnapped” and taken to the police station for “converting”. We got punched a few times, nothing bad. (Braden)
  • We were in a family and having a lesson with them and suddenly their dog came in and jumped on us. (Sohail)
  • We were “kidnapped” by off duty police officers in Noida, another neighboring city to New Delhi. The newspapers had been writing negative articles about the missionaries and decided it would make a good story to catch us in the act of converting someone on the Hindu holiday Dussehra. The men tried to force us into the back of an SUV to take us to the police station. Because they had guns, we refused to get into the car until the actual police came. It turned out, we weren’t in any real danger. (Braden)
  • Once went to the one member’s home who is inactive. He was on drink and we are trying to help him but one day he said he had pain in his hand. We asked him if we could give a blessing and he agreed with me and my companion started giving a blessing. He was acting weird and my companion sensed some evil spirit is there and he gave a special blessing and he was recovered after the prayer. he asked when did we come although we were there for 15 minutes… that was crazy. (Rama)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Elder Andersen came to visit us when I first arrive at the mission field which was the best part about being a missionary. (Upen)
  • On mission, we are entitled with many gifts of the Spirit… without those gifts we can not any difference in people’s life. When I interviewed people for their baptismal interview questions. (David)
  • One member left his non-member family for a mission. His father would treat him badly if he found out he had gone out with the missionaries. While he was gone, his younger brother and father both got baptized. His younger brother later served a mission and is now the District Executive Secretary. (Braden)
  • There are so many spiritual boosting experiences. But the most interesting is to rely on the Spirit. A person was very sick and had tuberculosis. As we prepared for him by lying our hands on his head, he got healed. Next day, his medical reports were cleared. Priesthood power is real. It works when we stay obedient and follow the Savior’s teachings. (Sohail)
  • A young man’s father and brother were baptized soon after the young man left on his mission. (Braden)
  • While I am on exchange with other companionship, we went to the investigator’s home and that sister shared a dream with us that exactly matches with Lehi’ s dream. She asked for the interpretation of her dream then we suggested she read from the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi, 2 chapter 8-11 to find the interpretation for her dream. That was very precious moments for me. (Rama)

What are some interesting facts about the New Delhi Mission?

  • Since Tajmahal is very close to New Delhi, missionaries get to visit Tajmahal towards the end of the mission. (Upen)
  • Hmm. It’s “His Mission”. (David)
  • Everything. (Braden)
  • I have improved in my English. I have found my faith more stronger by reading and studying the scriptures, modern revelations even Book of Mormon. I am confident that I made a right decision serving the Lord. (Sohail)
  • New Delhi just became a stake, making it the fourth stake in India. One of the few English speaking missions where English isn’t widely spoken. The mission covers 4.5 countries (half of India), but missionaries are only in two. (Braden)
  • The Gospel is true and we are called of God through a prophet to serve his children. (Rama)

What was the weather like?

  • It’s mostly very hot and humid. (Upen)
  • Extreme…(David)
  • Hot. (Braden)
  • It was good as I am use to to enjoying four seasons in my home country. (Sohail)
  • In summer, it could get up to 120 F and really humid. Monsoon season (early fall) was crazy. Streets flood regularly. Winter got as low as 30 degrees F, but it never snowed. (Braden)
  • Extreme hot in summer and extreme cold in winter. (Rama)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • Mostly people are very humble and kind. (Upen)
  • It was like serving among Lamanites…awesome experience. The Best Mission in the World. (David)
  • The people are always very nice. Everyone will let you in and give you water. Not everyone will listen though. Food was amazing. The Church is small, so you really play a huge role. (Braden)
  • I observed that people love the missionaries as they know they are the ambassadors of God. As they do so, they will be blessed. (Sohail)
  • The members are so dedicated to the church and missionary work. The culture is very hospitable; people will always let you into their homes and give you water even if they aren’t interested in the message. The food was amazing. There was never a boring day in New Delhi. (Braden)
  • People are always good but there are some cultural differences but there are some historical monuments are there to cherish and potential. (Rama)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Try not to bring lots of clothes as the clothes are very cheap here. You can get a full suit stitched for as low as 70 USD. (Upen)
  • Well, men be like men. Take limited cloths, but buy cloths on mission… depending on if you loose weight of put on weight. And sometimes it is cheaper also. Well, you are not going to holiday…so focus on spiritual things , because you are going on God’s work…rest if the the other things will fall in its place. (David)
  • Deodorant, not anti-persperant. No Drilux garments. No bug spray. Bring extra socks. Good shoes. Short sleeve shirts. A small side bag, not backpack. (Braden)
  • Must take necessary stuff. (Sohail)
  • Short sleeves for summer. A sweater for winter is sufficient, you don’t need much. Waterproof shoes suggested. I wish I hadn’t gotten Dri-lux, I would have preferred nylon mesh. Bring lots of good quality socks, they are hard to find there. The socks you get there last only a few weeks. (Braden)
  • If you roll your clothes, you can pack many in one suitcase. (Rama)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Everything I am today is because of serving a mission. It had changed my life inside out. (Upen)
  • I learned many things….I met and made families, Friends. understood God, and his purpose of me and his other children. Learned to deal with life’s challenges Became more matured in many things. Etc. (David)
  • Hard work, perspective, respect, patience, friends. (Braden)
  • Good understanding of scriptures and well balanced life. (Sohail)
  • A greater understanding of the Gospel and the church. Proof to myself that I can be selfless. (Braden)
  • Good job and good wife, wonderful daughter and staying active in the church is a blessing. (Rama)

What are some skills you gained?

  • The biggest skill I’ve gained is to be able to deal with the challenges that life has to offer. (Upen)
  • Communication skills, sense of humor, etc. (David)
  • Respectful communication skills, and the ability to reach out and teach difficult concepts. (Braden)
  • Reading frequently, English language improved, administration, leadership skills. (Sohail)
  • Understanding the scriptures. Talking to strangers. Getting work done without being micro-managed. A little bit of Hindi. Patience; you will not survive if you don’t learn patience. (Braden)
  • Being patient in answering questions, more confidence, understanding and able to speak other language better. (Rama)

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

  • Everything! I was baptized when I was young but never really learned anything until I went on a mission so everything was new to me. I wish I would have attended Seminary and learned more about the restored gospel. (Upen)
  • Local language. (David)
  • Don’t expect to be perfect, ever. Study the scriptures. Learn how to pray. Go out of your way to get to know people and gain their trust. Learn from companions. (Braden)
  • Gain more knowledge of scriptures. (Sohail)
  • The law of large numbers as it relates to sales. You will experience a lot of rejection, but you have to talk to as many people as you can. I would wait to see if the Spirit would inspire me to talk to people I walked past but that’s not how it works. Some good advice I got from my Mission President in one of my first transfers about dealing with stress: only worry about the things you can actually change and try to change them and learn to accept the things you can’t change. (Braden)
  • More of the scriptures. (Rama)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to New Delhi?

  • You’ll love it there. It’s the best mission ever! (Upen)
  • Well, it’s not all about you. Forget yourself…love the people not girls or Boys on mission. Remember the worth of souls are great in the sight of God. Moses 1:39. Stay with your companion no matter what, help him. Pray for the spirit always. (David)
  • Have fun. Relax. Remember you are going to preach the Gospel, so remember what Shia LaBeouf said: just do it. (Braden)
  • Work hard with diligence and serve with honor. (Sohail)
  • Don’t waste a day. You will regret complaining. You will regret losing your temper. You will regret not trying. You will regret judging other missionaries. To avoid regrets, focus on the Savior and his work and have fun. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Make every member an ally. Always bear your testimony; it’s more important than the lesson. People aren’t going to remember much content, just how they feel about it. (Braden)
  • Prepare with knowledge thorough with the scriptures that will come attending seminary and institute and personal study and prepare spiritual and temporal. And being optimistic in doing things and remember that all are Heavenly Father’s children. (Rama)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • A native companion invited people to watch genital conference. (Braden)
  • One elder didn’t know much Hindi so he had one phrase he would say anytime someone overpriced something. He would say “Char-so-bees” which means “420”, basically saying the price was ridiculous. His accent wasn’t very good so it didn’t always have the effect he wanted. (Braden)