April 10, 2017

Peru Piura Mission

Free resources about the Peru Piura Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Peru LDS 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
Piura, Peru

Phone Number: 51-73-310-172
Mission President: President Chad A. Rowley

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:

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

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.

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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.

weather  places  history  food  nature  language  LDS Church  Social Issues  Traditions

Peru Piura Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Piura 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.)

Elder Ben Bailey elderbenbailey.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Hannah Ingram hannahbingram.blogspot.com 2017
Sister Brown brownsbrag.blogspot.com 2017
Elder Steven Arrington elderarrington.com 2017
President & Sister Rasmussen piuravida.org 2016
Sister Christine Parks hermanaparksinperu.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Allyse Shumway sisterallyseshumway.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Braeden Harris braedenharris.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Rylie Thomas rylieinperu.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Bradi Richan hermanabradirichan.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Justin Cruz justincruzmissionblog.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Kayla Tanuvasa hermanatanuvasamission.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Asher Wilson elderasherwilson.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Phillip Baker elderbakerinperu.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sarah Stringham sarahtakespiura.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Dax Rich daxmission.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Elias Walker facebook.com/ElderEliasJWalker 2015
Elder Zack Bradshaw zackbradshaw.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Davi Johnson thejohnsons..missionarywork.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Paul Evans paulinpiura.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Kurt Robertson missionsite.net/elderkurtrobertson 2015
Sister Whitney Roper perupiuramission.blogspot.com 2014
Sister Alison Garlick sistergarlickperu.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Eric Kidman missionsite.net/eldererickidman 2014
Sister Alyssa Cardon hermanacardon.wordpress.com 2013
Elder Ryan Farmer elderryanfarmer.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Adam Rice missionsite.net/elderadamrice 2013
Elder Brooks Johnson missionsite.net/brooksjohnson 2013
Elder Skyler Davis elderskylerdavis.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Kristian Sims kristiansoldier.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Dallon Schofield dallonperu.blogspot.com 2013

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.

  1. Mision Peru Piura 2009-2012 Group (470 members)
  2. La Mision Piura / Piura Mission Group (321 members)
  3. Mision Piura (Pres. Cesar Hooker) Group (218 members)
  4. Peru Piura Mission – Rowley Group (53 members)
  5. Retornados Guatemala Mision Piura Group (27 members)
  6. Mision Peru Piura (2012-2014) Group (13 members)
  7. Peru Piura Mission Moms (LDS) Group (5 members)

Peru Piura Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Peru Piura Mission!

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

*Click here to browse Piura Mission gifts

Peru Piura Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Piura Mission. 

  1. 2015-2018, Daniel L. Rasmussen
  2. 2012-2015, Chad A. Rowley
  3. 2006-2009, Carlos Amancio Solis

Peru LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 557,328
  • Missions: 12
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 774
  • Family History Centers: 125

Helpful Articles about Peru

Coming soon..

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.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2015-2016 (Ariel)
  • 2011-2013 (Skyler)
  • 2007-2009 (Jessica)

Which areas did you serve in?

  • Zarumilla, Talara, Piura. (Ariel)
  • Zarumilla, Talara, Sechura, San Pedro and Micaela Bastidas. (Skyler)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Arroz con pollo y papa a la huancaina. (Ariel)
  • All cuisine. (Skyler)
  • Papa a la huancaina, arroz con pollo, lomo saltado, ají de gallina, pan. (Jessica)

What was a funny experience?

  • 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)
  • Teaching members English. (Skyler)
  • Having to eat tons of paneton (fruit cake) at Christmas time! (Jessica)

What was a crazy experience?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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. HOT. And SUPER HOT. (Ariel)
  • 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?

  • Their humility, grand love, compassion, fun personalities, and their inspiration. (Ariel)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • Aside from spiritual habits… How to cut a mango. How to be creative with eating your vegetables. (limited options) Simplicity is beautiful. (Ariel)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • 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)
  • 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?

  • 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)