Free resources about the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission:
- 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: Mexico LDS Missions.
Cuernavaca Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Mexico Cuernavaca 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.
Mexico Cuernavaca Mission
Francisco Leyva #109
Colonia Miguel Hidalgo
62040 Cuernavaca, Morelos
Phone Number: 52-777-310-5394
Mission President: President Hector Avila Rosales.
Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Cuernavaca Mission:
Videos with Cuernavaca RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Mexico
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Mexico. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Mexico, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Mexico Cuernavaca Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Groups
Here are Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Cuernavaca Mission.
- Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (900 members)
- EFY Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (820 members)
- Presidente Kusch- La Mision Cuernavaca Group (263 members)
- JAS Mision Mexico Cuernavaca Facebook Group (199 members)
- The Mexico City South / Cuernavaca Mission Group (83 members)
- Mexico Cuernavaca Mission Moms (LDS) Group (21 members)
- Mexico Cuernavaca Mission 2006-2009 Group (1 member)
Mexico Cuernavaca Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Cuernavaca Mission!
Shirt designs include Mexico Cuernavaca 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: Mexico Cuernavaca missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Cuernavaca Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Cuernavaca LDS Mission.
- 2015-2018, Hector Avila Rosales.
- 2012-2015, Bruce C. Kusch
Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 1,368,475
- Missions: 34
- Temples: 12
- Congregations: 1,998
- Family History Centers: 268
Helpful Articles about Mexico
Cuernavaca Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Mexico Cuernavaca RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2014-2016 (Jared)
- 2011-2013 (Andrew)
- 2011-2013 (Kevin)
- 2005-2007 (Spencer)
What areas did you serve in?
- Atoyac de Álvarez, Cuahnauhuac Cuernavaca, Vista Hermosa Cuernavaca. (Jared)
- Alpuyeca, Cuernavaca (Palmas B), Acapulco, Chilpancingo. I was an assistant for a long time so I went to every area in the mission.
- Chilpancing, Guerrero; Lázaro Cardenas, Michoacan; Jonacatepec, Morelos; Taxco Guererro. (Kevin)
- Constitucion Iztapalapa, Palmas Cuernavaca, Guerrero Chilpancingo, Centro Acapulco, Zumpango Chilpancingo (Spencer)
What were some favorite foods?
- Chile’s rellenos, tacos al pastor, mole rojo, pozole. (Jared)
- Tacos al pastor (is there really any other choice?), Pozole, Enchiladas Suizas, Carnitas. (Andrew)
- Tacos Mole, verde Enchiladas, Posole verde, Carnitas. (Kevin)
- Tacos al pastor, pozole, cochinita pibil, elotes, tamales verdes, mangos, aguas frescas, horchata. (Spencer)
What was a funny experience?
- There were too many to write and I can’t think of one at the moment. (Jared)
- That one time where my companion used the Force to convince a drunk to be baptized, and another to move before we were attacked by a slew of drunks. My first baptism was in a pool at a hotel because the font didn’t fill up in time. One of my trainee’s first lessons where the crazy lady was screaming aloud her bewilderment of why there were old men on screen at the church (she went to General Conference), her drunk husband talking about having his horse get doused in the rain–with that horse sitting in between my companion and me–and then my little trainee trying to yell his testimony. It was chaotic. (Andrew)
- During the rainy season in Lázaro Cardenas I was crossing the street which was a small river. I tried to jump over a curb in the median and fell face first into the water. (Kevin)
What was a crazy experience?
- We were doing a day in the mission with youth from the stake and there was this crazy guy that started talking to us from his balcony. Long story short he tried to pull out a gun and come after us but we ran. (Jared)
- The story of the Prodigal Son came to life on my mission. We had a missionary run away, only to return and change his ways. It was one of the coolest experiences on my mission. This could be considered a spiritual story, too. The time my companion and I dropped off a missionary at the airport but arrived late so we prayed for a spot to open up on the following flight and it did. Experiencing death on the mission. A few people I knew died, which was crazy to experience. (Andrew)
- My very last day of the mission I was robbed at knife point by three drunk guys while flagging down a taxi to go to the bus station. (Kevin)
What was a spiritual experience?
- One of the coolest experiences was when I was sitting on a combi in my second area. I was squished in the corner next to an older woman and her daughter. I started to talk to them and they said we could stop by sometime. So we showed up and they weren’t interested but one of her older daughters was super intrigued. She came out and we started to teach her and you could just see the wheels spinning in her head and she was like, “I feel something.” We challenged her to read the intro to the Book of Mormon and the next day when we went back she finished the first 5 chapters. She invited her husband to listen and within a couple months her family was baptized. (Jared)
- Filling a baptismal font with bottled water. It was a miracle we got it full before the investigators came. Teaching the mother of my landlord and having spiritual experiences so strong you could cut the feeling with a butter knife. She was so rooted in her ways (Catholic) that she ultimately refused, but my lessons with her were unforgettable. Setting a goal to baptize 10 in a month, working a lot, having the faith to push baptismal dates back on a few investigators (thus eliminating our chances to complete our goal), and then having a few “eternal” investigators approach us and ask to be baptized. (Andrew)
- Finding and baptizing the familia González Toledo. (Kevin)
What are some interesting facts about the Cuernavaca Mission?
- Cool areas. (Jared)
- Cuerna is relatively new. It’s on its 4th MP. Diego Rivera lived in Cuernavaca. We have pyramids in Xochicalco Cuerna is so dang beautiful. (Andrew)
- Taxco holds crazy processions during la Semana Santa with all sorts of self mutilation and stuff. (Kevin)
What was the weather like?
- The weather was great! Super hot in certain areas but if you can handle the heat you’ll be fine. Just get ready to sweat unless your in Chilpancingo in the winter; Then it gets a little cold. When it rains it pours. You will get soaked to the bone. (Jared)
- Cuernavaca is known as the City of Eternal Spring. Go farther south and you’ll be in Acapulco. The humidity is so bad you have to swim through it. (Andrew)
- Some places are hot as Hades like Iguala, and others quite temperate, like Taxco, with everything in between. (Kevin)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Everyone I met was extremely humble, and even if they didn’t want to listen, they would give you a drink or do something of that sort. (Jared)
- Hard question to answer in a sentence or two. Let’s see; I admired their generosity and ability to have faith. I met a lot of people who had nearly nothing. Despite their unfavorable temporal circumstance, they always invited me in and offered me something. (Andrew)
- People are very hospitable and community oriented. (Kevin)
- The food is either amazing or awful. There wasn’t a lot of in-between in my opinion. It’s beautiful. Occasionally you would look around and remember you are serving in paradise. The people are very humble and are looking for something – anything – in their lives to help them feel purpose. (Spencer)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Short sleeve shirts and shoes that you can climb hills in (most areas have a lot of hills that are huge). Bring rain gear or things that are water proof. The rain is crazy. (Jared)
- Pack more white shirts and pants than what the guide says, if possible. Then store half of your white shirts and pants in your suitcase. When you hit a year or more out, replace your ratty clothes with new ones. Eccos are the best. (Andrew)
- No long sleeves necessary. (Kevin)
- Get some good shoes – maybe a couple of pairs, as it can be difficult to find a large shoe size in Mexico. (Spencer)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I really feel like I was blessed with more compassion and greater love towards everyone. My mission really helped me learn how to love my neighbor. (Jared)
- One of the inadvertent lessons I learned was what it meant to be a father. I walked into a lot of broken homes because the father was not fulfilling his role. I wasn’t expecting to learn about that on my mission, but I think God wanted to show me how important the father is to a family. I cultivated a mindset that nothing is impossible. That happens through consistent acts of faith. (Andrew)
- Most of all I got to serve a place and people that I love dearly. (Kevin)
What are some skills you gained?
- I can fluently speak and write Spanish. I am a better listener and more understanding of what other people are going through. (Jared)
- Bow staff skills, nunchuck skills. I’m always prepared for anything. People ask me if I learned how to always be prepared because I was a Boy Scout. no! I served in Mexico! I can figure out a way to make anything work. Like getting a giant foosball table home in a small SUV with only string to help out. (Andrew)
- How to love and serve within my ward as a member to strengthen both members new and old. (Kevin)
- Leadership skills, self-sufficiency, language, social interaction, selflessness. (Spencer)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish that from the beginning I wasn’t afraid to talk to everyone. To not worry about the language and to just serve. If you do that you will do awesome. Just let go of fear. (Jared)
- The advice I always gave to new missionaries when I was an assistant and when I was an MTC teacher was to be like Paul in 1 Corinthians 9. Now that you’re in Mexico, you become a Mexican. Don’t compare where you come from to where you are. It makes the transition a lot harder. I remember sitting on a bus when I started as a missionary and saying to myself, “The Mexican people ride public transportation to get everywhere, and so will I. They drink Coca Cola all the time, and so will I. They eat freaking spicy salsa, and so will I. I am a Mexican now.” That was one of the best things I ever decided to do. (Andrew)
- How to work with the members directly. (Kevin)
- I wish I had emphasized (in my time and efforts) work on keeping recent converts in the church rather than moving on to the next potential baptisms. (Spencer)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Cuernavaca?
- Just serve and have fun while doing it. The mission is meant to be a growing experience, but it’s also meant to be fun! Don’t be too uptight to where you can’t laugh during a stressful day. I promise that as you work hard and do the things the Lord wants you to do you will find people to teach and you will grow. That doesn’t mean that you will have tons of people getting baptized all the time, but you will learn from those moments. Let learning moments be enjoyable and not too stressful. (Jared)
- Learn patience quickly. Patience is an important way to show love. (Kevin)
- The people of Mexico are certainly ready for the message. The field is ready to harvest down there. (Spencer)
What was a funny language mistake?
- MTC– Instead of saying, “Let’s go to your house to teach the gospel”, my companion said, “Let’s go to your bed to teach the gospel.” (casa y cama) (Andrew)
- Translating American phrases makes little to no sense. (Kevin)