Free resources about the Mexico Tijuana 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.
Mexico Tijuana Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Mexico Tijuana 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.
Blvd. Aguacaliente No.10611
22420 Tijuana, Baja California
Phone Number: 52-664-971-0154
Mission President: President Jesús Cepeda
Mexico Tijuana Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Mexico Tijuana Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Tijuana Mission:
Videos with Mexico Tijuana RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Tijuana Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..
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 Tijuana Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Tijuana Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Mexico Tijuana Mission Groups
Here are Mexico Tijuana Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Tijuana Mission.
- Mision Mexico Tijuana Facebook Group (473 members)
- Mision Mexico Tijuana 1993-1996 Group (142 members)
- Mexico Tijuana Mission LDS Facebook Group (49 members)
- Mision Mexico Tijuana Facebook Group (31 members)
- Tijuana Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (25 members)
Mexico Tijuana Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Mexico Tijuana Mission!
Shirt designs include Mexico Tijuana 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 Tijuana missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Mexico Tijuana Mission Presidents
- 2017-2020, Jesús Cepeda
- 2014-2017, Jorge A. Garcia Licona
- 2011-2014, Armando Carreon Rivera
- 2008-2011, Robert Hernan Heyn
- 2005-2008, Brian B. Carmack
- 2002-2005, Jose Luis Alonso
- 1999-2002, Wilbur Thayne Wagner
- 1996-1999, Jorge Grandados Hernandez
- 1993-1996, Marco Antonio Cardenas
- 1990-1993, Arturo De Hoyos
Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 1,368,475
- Missions: 34
- Temples: 12
- Congregations: 1,998
- Family History Centers: 268
Helpful Articles about Mexico
Mexico Tijuana Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Mexico Tijuana RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 1997-1999 (Alonso)
- 1990-1992 (Reaine)
What areas did you serve in?
- Tijuana, Mexicali, San Felipe, El Valle y San Luis Rio Colorado. (Alonso)
- I was in Tijuana. San Luis Rio, Colorado, Mexico early, in Sonata, and even had the chance to go down to San Felipe to do one baptism. (Reaine)
What were some favorite foods?
- Chicken mole, ceviche, mantarraya pulpo camaron, arroz, burritos, coyotas, tortillas sobaqueras, carne asada, tostadas, caldo de res, pozole, menudo, tinga, tacos, tortas, hamburguesas, sopes y muchos mas. (Alonso)
- Molé, Chicken Quarters wrapped in bacon, hot dogs wrapped in bacon, Abondigas, Chicken Tortas in San Luis and Carne de Pastor from a small restaurant in Mexicali. (Reaine)
What was a funny experience?
- Tener muchos amigos y disfrutar de la mision. (Alonso)
- Eating ice cream and hearing some boys talk about me being a big white boy in Mexico. I turned and in Spanish, I said, “I am el Oso! Now get over here and get in my belly! They ran away. (Reaine)
What was a crazy experience?
- Una vez casi me atropella una troca cuando iba con mi companero. (Alonso)
- Having to stay in a house for a month during the Gulf War. Four of us Americans and the owner was a female Mexican DEA agent. We were brought to the property during night time for our safety. (Reaine)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Muchas una de ellas bautizar en el mar. (Alonso)
- Golden Questioned a child in the yard which led to the invitation of grandma to return later that evening to teach her whole family who were baptized two weeks later. The two older brothers were in the priesthood and donated money to an activity that they did not have to attend. Awesome! (Reaine)
What are some interesting facts about the Tijuana Mission?
- Todo Tijuana, Mexicali, San Felipe su gente. (Alonso)
- Arturo de Hoyos, our Mission President, tried a new concept – a battalion. The Mormon Battalion. Twenty-two missionaries in a branch. One month to find and one month to baptize. Least amount of baptisms stayed behind to help teach members how to retain. When I left for medical reasons, there were 5 battalions. The first one was in San Luis. (Reaine)
What was the weather like?
- Winter definitivamente y otono no summer. (Alonso)
- 115 in the summer months and dry. 50 in the winter- beautiful. (Reaine)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- Que las personas son muy serviciales y amigables. (Alonso)
- Grateful for all they had. Seven member family that lived in a two bedroom cardboard house. Happy to have a roof over their heads and food on the table. This was in Tijuana. (Reaine)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- If you are from the Midwest, be prepared for no humidity. It is dry. The people were awesome. Members or not. I ate 5 times a day. (Reaine)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Muchas y no termino de recibirlas. (Alonso)
- A beautiful wife that I took to the temple, three children, and great habits for cleaning, studying and in achieving goals. (Reaine)
What are some skills you gained?
- The ability to read, write and speak the Spanish language. I have been teaching high school Spanish for 16 years and this year I teach elementary Spanish grades one through five. I also learned the ability to speak to people and I have the people skills necessary to do my job. (Reaine)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Que disfruten este tiempo. (Alonso)
- Nothing different. It was a great learning experience. I left my mission with the gold that I was going to learn the language and I was going to sound like a native speaker. I did it. (Reaine)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Tijuana?
- La mision es bella y aprovechen su time no lo pierdan y gozen de esa bella experiencia y encuentren a sus amigos. (Alonso)
- Enjoy the language. The people want you to learn it and they want you to speak it and they will teach you if you just asked for help. Don’t be embarrassed to speak or make mistakes when you’re speaking the language. Trust in the people you work with… trust in the people that you come across and I hope that all is well with the Lord. (Reaine)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Chilango y uno propio. (Alonso)
- It wasn’t really a mistake, but the family we lived with for the first time, mom thought it was funny that I was using my hands to ask how do you say this. Paid off in the end. (Reaine)