Free resources about the New Mexico Farmington 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: New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.
NM Farmington Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Farmington 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.
New Mexico Farmington Mission
400 W Apache St
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone Number: 1-505-327-9753
Mission President: President David G. Adams
New Mexico Farmington Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the New Mexico Farmington Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the Farmington Mission:
Videos with Farmington RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Farmington Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
Videos about New Mexico
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about New Mexico. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about New Mexico, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Farmington Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Farmington Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Farmington Mission Groups
Here are Farmington Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Farmington Mission.
- New Mexico Farmington Mission Group (290 members)
- Farmington Mission Families Group (106 members)
- New Mexico Farmington Mission Group (85 members)
- Farmington New Mexico Mission Group (50 members)
NM Farmington Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the New Mexico Farmington Mission!
Shirt designs include Farmington 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: Farmington missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Farmington Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Farmington Mission.
- 2015-2018, David G. Adams
- 2012-2015, Doyle L. Batt
- 2009-2012, Spencer V. Jones
New Mexico LDS Statistics (2015)
- Church Membership: 69,850
- Missions: 2
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 143
- Family History Centers: 31
Helpful Articles about New Mexico
Farmington Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from New Mexico Farmington RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- May 2010-May 2012 (Nick)
- 2012-2014 (anonymous)
- 2012-2014 (Chase)
- 2009-2011 (Ane)
- 2013-2015 (Spencer)
What cities/areas did you serve in?
- Chinle, Arizona; Polacca, Arizona; Blanding, Utah; Bluff, Utah; and Kirtland, New Mexico. (Chase)
- Kaibeto, shiprock, Tohlakai, Indian wells, greasewood, Ganado. (Spencer)
What was a favorite food?
- Navajo Tacos! If they are made by the Navajo people (the fry bread especially), they are fantastic. (Nick)
- Stuff with green chilies and mutton (anonymous)
- Atchee with tortillas. Green chile. (Chase)
- Fried bread (Ane)
- Navajo tacos, mutton, horse. (Spencer)
What was a funny experience?
- There are a lot of wild dogs, most of them friendly-once you show them a little love. One time, my companion and I were tracting down a country road and a puppy followed us the whole way, and no one was even home at the time. (Nick)
- Playing football with a drunk man in the church parking lot. (Chase)
- Every day had its funny moments. Whether it was talking to a drunk or getting a door slammed in our face we always had something to laugh about. (Spencer)
What was a dangerous experience?
- The cities were relatively safe, but one time I felt nervous while I was out on the reservation. It’s many miles of desert out there, so it’s easy to get lost sometimes, unless you’re familiar with the landmarks. (Nick)
- We were in Polacca on 1st mesa during a ceremony we were invited to. My companion and I were trying to get off the Mesa because the ceremony reached a point where it was time for us non-natives to leave. As we tried to leave we got caught in the middle of a ceremony that was going on. We attempted to hide behind some of the adobe huts. As peeked around the corner the ceremonial guards began shooting arrows at us. So we made a run for it as arrows were flying by. We made it to our truck safely. (Chase)
- Last week of my mission I spent helping a non-member who warmed up to missionaries afterwards, swap his engine out on a dodge neon. By the end of the week the car started and ran. (Spencer)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Baptisms were always a highlight, as well as those unforgettable moments when an investigator accepts the invitation to be baptized. (Nick)
- My first area, we did not have a lot of luck the first 6 weeks. So in one of the areas called cottonwood my companion and I prayed to find someone that was ready to receive the gospel. We headed off and knocked on a house out of the road a mile or so. A lady answered and let us in. We taught her outside and immediately we were able to relate with her and bear our testimonies. Her daughter was there and just loved hearing what we had to say. a couple months later her daughter was baptized. (Chase)
- In every study…eg personal study comp study etc. (Ane)
- Found my own testimony by applying the things we taught daily. (Spencer)
What are some cool facts about the Farmington Mission?
- The Four Corner monument. Mesa Verde. The lava tubes in Flagstaff. Colorado is so beautiful. The Monticello Temple. Window Rock is the capitol of the Navajo Nation. (Nick)
- On the REZ its mostly dirt roads for traveling. Walmart become your best friend once a transfer when you get to shop there. You learn how to bulk buy. Almost everyone lives in a trailer. Lots and lots of driving since no one really lives close to one another. Beautiful landscapes Almost the whole mission drives a quad cab 4X4 truck jewelry… enough said. (Chase)
- Saw a snake. (Ane)
- Largest vehicle fleet in the world. Worst roads imaginable for that. Very spread out areas. Taught Lamanite people. (Spencer)
What was the weather like in Farmington Mission?
- The summers get hot, but it does snow in the winter. It is very much like Utah weather. (Nick)
- It really does get cold here. Don’t listen to people saying New Mexico and Arizona aren’t cold. I got several feet of snow in my first area. (anonymous)
- Hot and cold. Above a hundred degrees in the summer with a lot of dust storms. Tons of rain during the monsoon season and flash flooding on the dirt roads. Snowy in the winter. Definitely four seasons. (Chase)
- Cold, wet, muddy, pouring, snowy, sunny and cold, sunny and hot. (Spencer)
Anything you really like about the states you served in?
- The natural beauty of the desert canyons on the reservation and the loveliness of the mountains in Southern Colorado. (Nick)
What do you love most about the people/culture there?
- The Native Americans are so welcoming and friendly to missionaries. (Nick)
- Very rural lots of open land and beautiful scenery. Most of the people live in humble circumstances. When the people believe something they stick to it pretty solidly. But that was the challenge was getting them to that belief point. Fun, open and kind people. (Chase)
- Humble people and beautiful places for hiking. (Ane)
- It was a mission I believe was specifically out there for me. I connected with them very well and helped them in every way I could. (Spencer)
Any packing advice?
- Everything on the list was what I needed. I wish I had brought more sunscreen for the summer and warmer socks for the winter. (Nick)
- Bring a big jacket for the winters. Bring mission approved boots for the monsoon and winter season. Thermals. Short-sleeve shirts for the summers. (Chase)
- Just take black and white thread and plenty of needles. Docker dress pants necessary. Suit pants get ruined fast. Sturdy dress pants necessary. (Spencer)
Anything you can’t buy/find easily there?
- Nothing comes to mind, since it’s in the U.S. I will say be careful about buying souvenirs or jewelry. It’s expensive, and too many people are looking for money and will try to get more from you. (Nick)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- A stronger conviction of the restored Gospel, a stronger determination to do what’s right, more trust in the Lord and more hope for the future. I have no regrets for serving a mission. (Nick)
- A wonderful wife that I met on the mission. She was a sister missionary. A love of the Book of Mormon. A strong testimony. I learned what faith means and I gained it. (Chase)
- Have a wonderful family, especially husband and a son. (Ane)
- Knowledge, health, safety, a greater testimony and a greater love for fellow man. (Spencer)
What skills did you learn on your mission?
- Chopping wood, Driving on dirt roads (in the mud, wet clay, snow, and other slick surfaces), learned how to get a truck unstuck, learned how to drive for long periods of time, skin animals, butcher sheep and goats, and make fry bread and tortillas. (Chase)
- I am a better mechanic, I’m a better writer, artist, friend, and I have much more experience to share with others. (Spencer)
Is there anything you wish you knew at the beginning of your mission?
- Relax, it will all work out. Study the section titled “Successful Missionary” in Chapter One of Preach My Gospel. “A Successful Missionary” keeps things in perspective. The last section of chapter one in Preach My Gospel was always helpful to me. It talks about success as a missionary and says, “A successful missionary loves the Lord and serves Him the very best he can.” That principle helped me to keep a true perspective on my work as a missionary, and it is a relief to know my best is all that’s needed. (Nick)
- Exact obedience is key to having a successful area. If something is wrong in your companionship or companion, look inward before you look outward, meaning usually you are a large part of the problem. (Chase)
- Humble is the key to success. (Ane)
- I wish I knew how much I could have changed if I stared changing immediately. (Spencer)
Any advice for pre-missionaries going to Farmington?
- Living with roommates in college was helpful before my mission. Never forget the importance of the “why” of obedience. Also, it may be difficult for people to commit to come to church, etc., but that shouldn’t mean the missionaries should slack off either. It’s a great mission! You will be preaching the Gospel to the Lamanites! Love the Lord and serve Him the very best you can. Hurrah for Israel! (Nick)
- Know the Book of Mormon and have a testimony of it.Take care of your worthiness issues before you head out. (Chase)
- Go. And then stay. Enjoy it and have fun. (Spencer)
What was a funny language mistake?
- No funny mistakes, but I did enjoy learning a bit of Navajo. (Nick)
- Learn how to say hello right in navajo. (Chase)
- I called my companion elder boyfriend rather than night lamp.( his name was Nykamp so night lamp was easier to remember.) (Spencer)