April 10, 2017

Korea Busan Mission

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Free resources about the Korea Busan (Pusan) Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Korea LDS Missions.

Korea Busan Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Korea Busan 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.

Korea Busan Mission
Dongnae PO Box 73
Busan-gwangyeoksi 607-600

Phone Number: 82-51-552-7011
Mission President: President Kenneth S. Barrow

Korea Busan Mission Map

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

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

Videos with Korea Busan RMs

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

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Videos about South Korea

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

places  history  food  nature  language  LDS Church  time lapses  nature  Traditions  cities

Korea Busan Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Korea Busan 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.)

Mission Alumni mission.net/korea/pusan 2017
Elder Mica Matua eldermatua.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Joshua Wilson elderjoshwilson.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Jayne Lee jayneannlee.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Nathan Beckett eldernathanbeckett.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Laken Stout stoutsserving.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Emily Stapley sisteremilystapley.weebly.com 2016
Sister Kyleigh Cooper akissinparis4me.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Tyson Roper tysonroper.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Christopher Hines elderchristopherhines.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Isaac Dobbins elderisaacdobbins.weebly.com 2016
Elder Nathan Lees elderlees.wordpress.com 2016
Elder Spencer Fox elderfoxmission.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Alicia Thornley sisteraliciathornley.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Josee Stratton strattonthroughkorea.weebly.com 2015
Elder Samuel Mangakahia missionsite.net/eldersamuelmangakahia 2015
Sister Courtney Hurley sisterhurley.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Reagan Orme sisterreaganorme.wordpress.com 2015
Elder Nathan Jackson eldernathanhartjackson.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Brandon Lemmon missionsite.net/elderbrandonalemmon 2015
Elder Scott Himmer missionsite.net/elderscottabramhimmer 2015
Elder Christopher Frampton chriskoreamission.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sarah Bonney sisterbonney.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Annabell Atwood amazoninbusan.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Alexandra Burton missionarymailbox.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Brandon Sperle missionsite.net/elderbrandonsperle 2014
Sister Ali Scott missionsite.net/Aliscott 2014
Elder Dallin McBride missionsite.net/elderdallinmcbride 2014
Sister Emily Burgoyne sisteremilyburgoyne.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Thomas Cambell henrythomascampbell.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Alex Burton missionarymailbox.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Andrew Massimini andrewmassiminiinkorea.blogspot.com 2014
Sister EraLeigh Bell sistereraleighbell.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Chalene Longshore sisterlongshoreinkorea.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Taylor Charles eldertaylorcharles.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Britanie Hersey sisterkersey.blogspot.com 2013
Sister Jenessa Markland jenessasprobation.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Taylor Charles missionsite.net/eldertaylorcharles 2013
Elder Joshua Vilchis missionsite.net/elderjoshuavilchis 2013
Elder Andrew Grose roosmission.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Christopher Honda hondamission.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Steven Wade missionsite.net/elderstevenwade 2012
Elder Trevor Randolph missionsite.net/eldertrevorrandolph 2012
Elder Tyler Boyack missionsite.net/eldertylerboyack 2012
Elder & Sister Howerton howertonkoreanmission.blogspot.com 2012
Elder Michael Babcock missionsite.net/elderbabcock 2012
Sister Whitney Stevens missionsite.net/sisterstevens 2011
Elder & Sister Bagley kcbagley..bagley.blogspot.com 2011
President & Sister Gilbert busankoreamission.blogspot.com 2011
Sister Jessie Patterson jessiekateinkorea.blogspot.com 2011
Elder Michael Harken eldermichaelharken.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Weston Wells elderwestonwells.blogspot.com 2010
Sister Alyssa Linford missionalyssa.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Josh Bocchino joshbocchino.blogspot.com 2010
Sister Rose Hadden roseegoestokorea.blogspot.com 2010
Sister Rachel Ogilvie rmokorea.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Michael Harken eldermichaelharken.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Weston Wells elderwestonwells.blogspot.com 2010
Elder Caleb Anderson calebander.blogspot.com 2010
Elder & Sister Egbert johnandruthie.blogspot.com 2009

Korea Busan Mission Groups

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

  1. Korea Pusan Mission Facebook Group (506 members)
  2. Korea Busan LDS Mission Facebook Group (179 members)
  3. Korea Pusan Mission (President Seo) 2002-05 Group (160 members)
  4. Busan, Daejeon, Seoul Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (42 members)
  5. Korea Busan Mission (President Barrow) 2014-17 Group (7 members)
  6. Busan, Daejeon, Seoul and Seoul South Group (6 members)
  7. Korea Pusan Mission 1990-1994 Facebook Group (1 member)

Korea Busan Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Korea Busan Mission!

Shirt designs include Korea Busan 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: Korea Busan missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Busan Mission gifts *Pusan Mission Gifts

Korea Busan Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Busan LDS Mission.

  1. 2017-2020, Dong Hwan Jeong
  2. 2013-2016, Kenneth Scott Barrow
  3. 2011-2013, Lynn A. Gilbert
  4. 2008-2011, Kenneth Wayne Jennings
  5. 2005-2008, Pyung Jong Song
  6. 2002-2005, Hee Chul Seo
  7. 1999-2002, Robert Slover
  8. 1996-1999, Steven R. Leishman
  9. 1993-1996, W. Richard Herd
  10. 1990-1993, Won Seo
  11. 1987-1990, Mark Peterson
  12. 1984-1987, James Harper
  13. 1981-1984, Byung Kyu Pak
  14. 1978-1981, Ho Nam Rhee
  15. 1975-1978, In Sang Han

South Korea LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 87,296
  • Missions: 4
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 122
  • Family History Centers: 24

Helpful Articles about South Korea

Korea Busan Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Korea Busan 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?

  • 2014-2015 (Abigail)
  • 2014-2015 (Tessa)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Jungri, Gimhae, Bangeojin, Tongyeong, and Geoje. (Abigail)
  • Suseong (Daegu), Gwangan/Haeundae (Busan), Shinjeong (Ulsan), Tongyong/Geoje, Jeju Island. (Tessa)

What were some favorite foods?

  • 찜닭!! (Chim dalk), 떡볶이 (Ddeok bokki), and 돼지 국밥 (dwegi guk bab). (Abigail)
  • Kimchi, chapchae, bulgogi, samgyobsal. (Tessa)

What was a funny experience?

  • Always getting spanked by all if the grandmas while walking through the market or down the street! (Abigail)
  • There were so many funny things that happened. One time I had a blonde companion and we looked nothing alike, but this super old man who lived in the countryside was so thrilled to see us, and he kept saying how much we looked like twins. He kept grabbing our hands and smiling and pushed our heads together to again observe how much like twins we looked like. He just couldn’t leave us alone and sang us a super out of tune Korean folk song before finally leaving on a motorcycle. (Tessa)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Getting followed by crazy drunk men at night…. (Abigail)
  • Riding a taxi was always questionably dangerous. (Tessa)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Helping a very Buddhist woman come to know who Jesus Christ is, and admit His existence, see His light, and feel His love. (Abigail)
  • There was a long time investigator who didn’t want to pray because she was studying Buddhism, but one day she just suddenly said that she wanted to pray because she felt like it. We were so excited! (Tessa)

What are some interesting facts about the Busan Mission?

  • It is the best mission in the world! You eat lots of seafood there. (Abigail)
  • Busan mission has a lot of different dialects, which are fun to learn. Also, I think Busan had some of the first Korean members. And also, the Busan mission includes Jeju Island, which is an amazing area to serve in. (Tessa)

What was the weather like?

  • 4 seasons! The humidity is nice, not too bad but it makes your skin soft! Gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. (Abigail)
  • It is humid and has all 4 seasons, though it doesn’t snow much. (Tessa)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I love the culture. And the people. It is such an honest, respectful culture! So kind and generous! So hardworking! (Abigail)
  • I love the culture, Korea is so different, but they are so kind and loving, and are willing to share so much with you. Especially food. (Tessa)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • Pack light! You can buy lots of cute, cheap clothes in Korea!! (Abigail)
  • A lot of loose, flowy skirts are good to wear. Anything really comfortable is the best, if it is uncomfortable you won’t wear it. But I don’t think you need to come to Korea with many clothes, because you can buy a lot of really cheap, cute, modest clothes. Also, you do a ton of walking, so comfortable, durable shoes are a must. (Tessa)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I grew closer to my Savior as I strive to help others come unto Him. My testimony was strengthened, my faith grew. I saw miracles every day. I came to know my Father in Heaven and understand just a little bit more how deep His love is for His children. (Abigail)
  • Soooo many, I don’t even know where to start. I’ve learned so much as a person and my testimony has grown so much. (Tessa)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Communication skills! Planning, goal setting, diligence. Teaching, explaining things. Leadership.  (Abigail)
  • I learned a lot. A few things were discipline, organization, study habits, endurance, and how to eat with chopsticks. (Tessa)

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

  • Trusted God more. Don’t worry about the future. Live in the moment! (Abigail)
  • I wish I had been more willing to jump into proselyting. Don’t let the language barrier prevent you from trying. (Tessa)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Busan?

  • Prepare well by studying Preach My Gospel!! Start praying NOW for charity for the Korean people. Start praying now to love them with all of your heart. (Abigail)
  • Simply, I advise future missionaries to trust God. No matter what inadequacies you feel you have, you were called to Busan for a reason and He will help you to do anything He needs you to do, even if it is not what you want or expect. (Tessa)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I was teaching about the Sabbath Day and I meant to say, “On the 7th day, Jesus rested.” But instead I accidentally said, On the seventh day, Jesus went to the bathroom. And everybody burst into laughter! So funny! (Abigail)
  • I mispronounced the word for “sad” and basically said something about “drinking alcohol heavily”. (Tessa)