Free resources about the Peru Piura Mission:
Aquí están algunos recursos gratuitos sobre la Misión Perú Piura:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: Peru Missions.
Peru Piura Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Piura 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.
Peru Piura Mission
Calle Los Naranjos Mz H, Lt 4
Urb. Los Geranios
Phone Number: 51 73-310-172
Mission President: President Jorge Vega
Peru Piura Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Peru Piura Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Piura Mission:
Videos with Peru Piura RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Piura Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Peru
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Peru. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Peru, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Peru Piura Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of missionary blogs for the Piura Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Peru Piura Mission Groups
Here are Peru Piura Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Piura Mission.
- La Mision Piura / Piura Mission Group (791 members)
- Peru Piura Mission — Vega Group (470 members)
- Mision Peru Piura 2009-2012 Group (457 members)
- Mision Piura (Pres. Cesar Hooker) Group (381 members)
- Peru Piura Mission – Rowley Group (344 members)
- Missionary Moms Piura, Peru Group (268 members)
- Mision Peru Piura (2012-2014) Group (37 members)
- Retornados Guatemala Mision Piura Group (24 members)
Peru Piura Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Peru Piura Mission!
Peru Piura Mission Presidents
- 2018-2021, Jorge Vega
- 2015-2018, Daniel L. Rasmussen
- 2012-2015, Chad A. Rowley
- 2006-2009, Carlos Amancio Solis
Peru Latter-day Saint Statistics (2019)
- Church Membership: 605,045
- Missions: 13
- Temples: 2
- Congregations: 759
- Family History Centers: 151
Helpful Articles about Peru
Peru Piura Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Peru Piura RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2015-2017 (Brogan)
- 2015-2016 (Hailey)
- 2015-2016 (Ariel)
- 2014-2016 (Harrison)
- 2011-2013 (Skyler)
- 2007-2009 (Jessica)
Which areas did you serve in?
- Los Ficus and Angamos 2. (Hailey)
- Zarumilla, Talara, Piura. (Ariel)
- Pueblo Nuevo/Paita, Santa Margarita/Los Algarrobos, Zarumilla/Puyango, Capullanas2/Capullanas, Santa Julia/PiuraCentral, Las Begonias3/Paita, Pueblo Nuevo/Paita. (Harrison)
- Zarumilla, Talara, Sechura, San Pedro and Micaela Bastidas. (Skyler)
What were some favorite foods?
- Ají de gallina, Arroz chaufa, Causa, Lomo saltado (Brogan)
- Seviche and lomo saltado. (Hailey)
- Arroz con pollo y papa a la huancaina. (Ariel)
- Ceviche, papa a la Huacaina, pollo con tallarines verdes, pescado con fideos, Chupe de Cangrejo, y Sudado. (Harrison)
- All cuisine. (Skyler)
- Papa a la huancaina, arroz con pollo, lomo saltado, ají de gallina, pan. (Jessica)
What was a funny experience?
- A very intoxicated (but friendly) musician came up to my companion and I And played us a song about how great America is. (Brogan)
- One time I taught an old lady how to pray using a sandwich analogy. She was doing so good when she said the prayer until she closed, “In the name of the other slice of bread. Amen!” (Hailey)
- TOO MANY! One, an elderly lady off the streets invited us into her VERY humble, dirt floor home after we had assisted her with chopping down a tree. She offered us this milky pink juice stuff that was very concerning. (Milk, water, jello, maybe oatmeal was in there too) My companion and I could not bring ourselves to drink it, (taste, the chance that it was unfiltered water, etc.) so when she walked out of the room for a minute we ran over to the jug and dumped it out quickly into the pitcher. She didn’t even notice! (Bless her heart!) And we were saved from drinking that drink that day! Maybe that was more of a blessing than funny. 🙂 (Ariel)
- Too many to tell! Learning the language, and mistakes I made! (Harrison)
- Teaching members English. (Skyler)
- Having to eat tons of paneton (fruit cake) at Christmas time! (Jessica)
What was a crazy experience?
- Same companion. We were walking to church and a man who clearly was under the influence of some serious drugs threw bricks at us and ran up to us yelling insults and threats. (Brogan)
- Once I was leaving an appointment at about 8:00pm, and I was walking through an alley with my trainer. A moto taxi drove by, and a man with a bandanna over his face got out and held a gun to my forehead and told me to give him our phone. Thankfully that is all he took and we didn’t get hurt. (Hailey)
- Any time you ride in a convey (public van) It always brings some crazy adventures. But even in the crazy moments, there is a feeling of safety. I never once felt unsafe during my mission. We are truly protected as servants of the Lord! (Ariel)
- Getting shot at! Getting sick with dengue. (Harrison)
- Being shot at and ran over by a Moto taxi. (Skyler)
- When I got to my first area by bus, I was all alone and the elders were not there to pick me up, but some men said they were there to take me to them. I didn’t know any better, and went with them. They took me to a church and no one was there, so I demanded they take me back to the bus station. It was very scary and apparently the elders saw me get into the car as they were running late to the bus station. They called the Mission President and he alerted the national police of Peru and they were all looking for me. Not the best way to start out my mission. I saved sharing the story for when I got home! (Jessica)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Watching an atheist be converted to the gospel and slowly gain faith through his actions. (Brogan)
- We were teaching a very poor family family of eight. When we found them, the second oldest son told us that he had been praying for an opportunity to be baptized, and he was grateful that the Lord brought us to his house. The next Sunday the whole family came to church. The next day when we went to visit them, we asked them what they thought about church, and how their study of the Book of Mormon was going. The father stood up and said, pointing to the Book of Mormon, “Kids, this book is true. Yesterday after church I went to the forest and read it for three hours. I am sick, but as I read it, I felt no pain.” The Spirit in that lesson was so strong, and it was amazing to witness their conversion. (Hailey)
- There were a lot. But definitely seeing people sacrifice a ton to send their own missionaries out, or go to the temple was deeply inspiring and moving. I still get choked up thinking about how they work so hard to fulfill commandments of the Lord. (Ariel)
- Everyday! Personal miracles that I’ve witnessed. (Harrison)
- Every single conversion. (Skyler)
- Too many to pick. The whole thing is a spiritual experience of you are obedient. (Jessica)
What are some interesting facts about the Piura Mission?
- It’s called the City of Eternal Heat. (Brogan)
- 1) We baptized a lot. 2) It’s hot. 3) The food is great. 4) The people are so nice. 5) We often get to the beach for p-days. 6) We play a lot of soccer. (Hailey)
- Tortillas = omelets. I learned that the hard way! My family of converts offered me a tortilla after having about 6 months in the mission field, I was ecstatic! Because I had expected tortillas, beans, I guess we could say, Mexican food. So I told them “YES! I LOVE TORTILLAS! THEY ARE MY FAVORITE!” Next thing I know I was handed a 7-9 egg omelet dripping with oil. I was horrified. (Ariel)
- It’s a desert and probably the ugliest part of Peru! Hahah! Best food in South America! Known for it’s food and heat! (Harrison)
- They are the greatest people in the world. (Skyler)
- There are several areas near the ocean. It was fun to see the ocean on preparation day. There was also no hot water in showers. So, I got really good at taking quick FREEZING showers every morning to wake me up, but the cold showers were amazing when we got home after lunch for a quick minute! Jump in and cool off before heading out again. (Jessica)
What was the weather like?
- Hot and dry year round. (Brogan)
- It’s hot. (Hailey)
- HOT. HOT. And SUPER HOT. (Ariel)
- Hot Hot and even more hot! (Harrison)
- Extremely hot. (Skyler)
- Hot! Tumbes, my first area, is only 5 degrees south of the equator!!!! Chiclayo was a little cooler. “Cold” even. (Jessica)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- They were typically very friendly and love to talk. (Brogan)
- People would usually let you in their doors and treat you like family. They would kill their last chicken to feed you, and give you everything that they have to make you feel at home. (Hailey)
- Their humility, grand love, compassion, fun personalities, and their inspiration. (Ariel)
- Amazing people, very humble! Culture was amazing and loving. (Harrison)
- They are so loving and generous. (Skyler)
- The people are amazing. So giving. Mostly all are wiling to listen, because they believe in Jesus. (Jessica)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Thinnest materials you can find Packet says to bring a rain coat, don’t. Most you’ll need is a sweater or lightweight jacket. If a huge storm hits, you can buy a coat there. (Brogan)
- Bring more garments than you think you need. (Hailey)
- Pack light! Girls – you can get dresses made there for super cheap, so if you have a hard time shopping – don’t stress! But do bring clothes you can feel cute in, but don’t overdress – don’t stand out too much. If you like working out – bringing a yoga mat might be worth it. I did, and it was fantastic! The floors are tile or concrete which can be a bit unmotivating in the morning. DON’T FORGET PREPARATION DAY CLOTHES! I totally forgot… you will be playing activities on P-day’s with other missionaries, so bring appropriate, cool, clothing for those days and for service days. ALSO – BUG REPELLENT! The mission is now paying for it… but the best of the best is Repel 100! I brought a box of 6 of those and it was the best thing! Journal with lined paper – they don’t have lined paper, it’s all graph paper style. Which, is fine for some, but hey – that’s my thought. Vegetable green powder if you’re into that stuff… I had a hard time adjusting to the lack of green vegetables when I got there. (Ariel)
- Light, breathable fabric! Charcoal grey pants or khakis! So you don’t see the dust or dirt that stains it! Short sleeved shirts! (Harrison)
- Short sleeve shirts and lots of socks. (Skyler)
- A sun hat is a good idea (idk about elders), light layers. (Jessica)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- A MUCH firmer testimony and a stronger appreciation for all the blessings in my life. I’m just 1000x happier. (Brogan)
- I didn’t receive the blessings that I thought I would. I’m the only member of the church in my family, and I was hoping that my experiences on my mission would bring them closer to joining the church. They still are not interested in joining the church. However, I have gained eternal friends, my testimony and my love for the Savior goes way deeper, and I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything in the world. (Hailey)
- I came back with a confirmed, strengthened testimony that God speaks to me, personally, through the Book of Mormon, and I am more confident to follow and recognize spiritual promptings. PRICELESS. Also, met some of the most beautiful and inspirational people. I gained a family in Peru. (Ariel)
- Too many to tell! Many personal ones as well! (Harrison)
- I married the most beautiful girl in the world and received an amazing job. (Skyler)
- My testimony was increased, I am an example to my children and other family, I was blessed to learn a second language very well which has blessed me numerous times in getting various jobs. (Jessica)
What are some skills you gained?
- Talking to people I don’t know Teaching effectively and with the spirit Working hard Better study skills. (Brogan)
- I feel more comfortable teaching classes in church, speaking in sacrament, doing missionary work, speaking Spanish, listening to others, and learning to love companionship. (Hailey)
- Aside from spiritual habits… How to cut a mango. How to be creative with eating your vegetables. (limited options) Simplicity is beautiful. (Ariel)
- Speaking Spanish. New views and experiences with other cultures! (Harrison)
- Fluent in Spanish and amazing people skills. (Skyler)
- The Spanish language, independence, ability to talk about/teach the gospel in simple terms, comfortable speaking and teaching. (Jessica)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I knew how to work, but I wish I knew how to enjoy it. (Brogan)
- I wish I believed that I could baptize in my first area. (Hailey)
- EVERY MISSION IS DIFFERENT! Everyone claims that “The mission is the best” and they try to give their 2 cents about their mission, but really… HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS WHAT YOU PERSONALLY NEED TO GROW, AND THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO RECEIVE! Every mission has a few different rules depending on culture, and your trainer or mission leaders are there to help you when you need it. DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP! Go in with an open mind… I can’t emphasize it enough. Also, be obedient, and don’t be afraid to do what is right even if your companion is failing to do so. It’s worth it. (Ariel)
- Spanish! And being patient! (Harrison)
- Never give up on an investigator. (Skyler)
- I don’t know that there is anything. I feel that everything I experienced helped me grow and I wouldn’t change anything. (Jessica)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Piura?
- Remember you are going because you love the Lord and the people. Everything you do should be for them. Just enjoy each day and it gets easier as you go. This is the Lord’s work, so you will see miracles if you work and watch for them. (Brogan)
- There are people out there waiting for you to teach them. Seeds have already been planted. The field is white and ready to harvest! (Hailey)
- The previous question… ENJOY IT! It’s the Lord’s time, but you will receive a lot out of it as you give Him your all! Apply yourself, don’t hold anything back. Oh and use the Adapting to Missionary Life book along with your prayers and scriptures is helpful. (Ariel)
- It is super tough! And you may feel like giving up… but give it 6 months and I promise it will change your life and you will love it! (Harrison)
- Serve every day like their salvation depends on it. (Skyler)
- Love the people. Love your companions. Serve them. Especially the ones that are difficult to get along with. Be obedient. Please! You are representing the SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. Please be obedient. (Jessica)
What was a funny language mistake?
- You’ll hear it here, you’ll hear it 1000 times. Embarazada does NOT mean embarrassed… (Brogan)
- Haha contacting with a new greenie! Haha he presented the gospel in kind of a rude way hahah! But it’s alright! He learned the language and he became a ZL! The language will come! Have patience! (Harrison)
- Never use tu. (Skyler)
- In the CCM (Mission Training Center in Peru) I was talking before class about how something embarrassed me and I said (in very weak Spanish!) “up estoy embarazada”! My teacher flipped around so fast and corrected me! Embarazada means PREGNANT! Bahahah! (Jessica)