North Dakota Bismarck Mission

Free resources about the North Dakota Bismarck Mission:

North Dakota Bismarck Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the North Dakota Bismarck 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.

North Dakota Bismarck Mission
101 Slate Drive Ste. 7
Bismarck, ND 58503

Phone Number: 1-701-751-7737
Mission President: President Michael J. Hess

North Dakota Bismarck Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the North Dakota Bismarck Mission (LDS). To access the official map for the Bismarck Mission:

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

Videos with Bismarck RMs

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

Videos about North Dakota

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

history  nature  Storms and Natural Disasters  Storms and Natural Disasters

North Dakota Bismarck Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the North Dakota Bismarck 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.)

Sister Bailey Johnson 2017
Sister Kayla Calica 2017
Sister Haley McDonald 2016
Sister Abbie Robinson 2016
Elder Landon Bassett 2016
Elder Tyler Brinkerhoff 2016
Sister Makaela Williams 2016
Sister Taylor Andrus 2016
Sister Kendall Park 2016
Sister Hannah Sanderson 2015
Sister Peyton Clark 2015
Unknown Admin 2015

North Dakota Bismarck Mission Groups

Here are North Dakota Bismarck Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Bismarck Mission. Coming soon..

North Dakota Bismarck Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the North Dakota Bismarck Mission!

Shirt designs include North Dakota Bismarck 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: Bismarck missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse North Dakota Bismarck Mission gifts

North Dakota Bismarck Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the North Dakota Bismarck Mission.

  1. 2015-2018, Michael J. Hess
  2. Mission Created/Renamed from the South Dakota Rapid City Mission.

North Dakota LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 11,017
  • Missions: 1
  • Temples: 1
  • Congregations: 22
  • Family History Centers: 7

Helpful Articles about North Dakota

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North Dakota Bismarck Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from North Dakota Bismarck 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?

  • 2017-2018 (Sarah)
  • 2015-2017 (James)

What area(s) did you serve in?

  • Minot, ND Newtown, ND Rapid City, SD Bemidji, MN Hot Springs, SD. (Sarah)
  • Wahpeton, ND, Miles City, MT, Eagle Bute, SD, Valley City, ND, Rosebud, SD, Beulah, ND, Bismarck, ND, Minot, ND Williston, ND. (James)

What were some favorite foods?

  • I loved Indian Tacos. I had them several times when I was serving on Native American reservations. (Sarah)
  • Lefse was something very new to me. I had it at a branch potluck. It’s so good. It’s almost like a flour tortilla but you can put butter and sugar on it. (James)

What was a funny experience?

  • My companions and I were walking back to our apartment and a group of teens yell “Hail Satan!” Funny enough they were forced to stop at a stop sign after yelling that towards us. Apparently one of them knew us and said “Hey Elders.” All we could do is say “What’s up?” and laugh about it the rest of the way home. (James)

What was a crazy experience?

  • I served on a Native American reservation, and I was one of a few sisters to serve on reservations. Reservations are the safest of places. We encountered a lot of drunk people. I have a lot of crazy and kinda dangerous experiences, but the most important thing is to be obedient and follow the Spirit, and you will be fine. (Sarah)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • There are so many spiritual experiences and stories that I could share, and it is really hard to just choose one. My second to last transfer I was serving in Hot Springs, SD and this area had just recently been opened up after having been closed for three years. One of our appointments had fallen through and so we decided to tract the rest of the apartment complex. So we started knocking and no one was answering, but we felt good about continue knocking. We made it to the fourth floor and we knocked and this women in her twenties answers the door. She lets us right in and said that her and her boyfriend used to meet with missionaries a couple years back. She also told us that she wanted to go back to church and said that she would as soon as they got a car, and they had just bought a car that week. She said that she knew we were from God. We were at the right place at the right time, it was a really cool experience. (Sarah)
  • For some unknown reason me and my companion had the idea of just walking the main street of our town. No one wanted to talk to us so we decided to pay a visit to a less active member who lived at the end of the street. After we failed to get in with the less active members we walked back up main street to get to our car. On the way there we waved to all the passing cars. Finally one stopped to talk to us. So after talking to this guy he asked if he could meet with us. My companion and I were like “Hey that’s our line.” He gave us his info and said to give him a call. Later that week we met with him and three months later he got baptized. (James)

What are some interesting facts about the Bismarck Mission?

  • It covers parts of fives states. It has lots of reservations. The areas are really big and you do a lot of driving. (Sarah)
  • It’s a dig mission. You end up covering multiple towns and sometimes a few wards/branches. (James)

What was the weather like?

  • Some areas are really hot and humid in the summer other places are pretty mild. Winters are really, really cold and lots of snow. (Sarah)
  • Many are cold, but few are frozen. (James)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • I served on four different Native American reservations, and I love their culture. I loved teaching them. (Sarah)
  • Everyone was super nice members and non-members alike. (James)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • If you can, get really good winter clothes before you leave, but if you can’t then buy good winter gear when you get to the mission. Plan on spending a couple hundred dollars on winter gear. Also bring good summer clothes as well. (Sarah)
  • Pack good winter clothes if you can and pack some summer clothes as well. It get both hot and really cold. (James)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I received so many blessing. I learned so much that is going to help me for the rest of my life. My relationship with my Savior grew so much, and my testimony. I am a lot closer to my family then I was before my mission. Before my mission I thought I had lost all my scholarships by going on a mission, but I reapplied while I was on the mission and got all my scholarships back plus a couple others. I have seen blessings in my schooling as well. (Sarah)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I gained so many skills. Before my mission I had a hard time talking to other people, and so that is definitely a skill that I learned. I learned leadership skills, and I learned how to be bold. (Sarah)
  • Talking is a big one. I was somewhat shy when I first started my mission but as time passed I began to come out of my shell and it became a lot easier to talk to people. (James)

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

  • Before my mission I thought that as soon as I put on the name tag that I would become this amazing missionaries. In reality it takes a lot of hard work, but God is always there to help. He requires that we put in effort, but he will be there to bear us up and help us. (Sarah)
  • Keep a journal. Even if you have nothing to write about put what you did in your journal. Even if it people you’ve met to members you came to love write it down. Don’t miss a single day. Also don’t limit yourself to just a page. If you have a lot to write about do it. Take another page or to if you have to. Don’t let yourself forget about the things you’ve done on your mission. (James)

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

  • Learn how to recognize the Spirit. That is the most important thing. Also enjoy being new and not knowing everything. Just have faith and work hard and have fun. (Sarah)
  • Go out with the missionaries in your ward. It will give you an idea of what’s in store for you. (James)

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