Free resources about the Utah Salt Lake City 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: Utah LDS Missions.
Salt Lake City Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Salt Lake City 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.
1535 S Edison St
Salt Lake City UT 84115-1625
Phone Number: 1-801-487-1804
Mission President: President G. Scott Spendlove
Salt Lake City Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Salt Lake City Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the SLC Mission:
Videos with Salt Lake City RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Salt Lake City Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
LDS-Friendly Videos about Utah
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Utah. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Utah, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Salt Lake City Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Salt Lake City Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Salt Lake City Mission Groups
Here are Salt Lake City Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Salt Lake City Mission.
- President Winn Salt Lake City Mission Group (561 members)
- Utah Salt Lake City Mission Group (412 members)
- Defenders of Zion Salt Lake City Mission Group (377 members)
- SLC Mission President Richard G. Hinckley Group (287 members)
- SLC President David A. Christensen 1995-98 Group (214 members)
- Utah Salt Lake Mission Pres. Hansen 2013-16 Group (102 members)
- Utah, Salt Lake City Mission 1995-98 Group (92 members)
- Salt Lake City Mission Defenders of Zion Group (25 members)
- BYU-I Students from Salt Lake City Mission Group (15 members)
- Utah Salt Lake City Mission 1987-1991 Group (12 members)
- SLC & Temple Square Mission Moms (LDS) Group (6 members)
- SLC Mission 1975-79 Pres. Eberhardt, Cooley Group (5 members)
Salt Lake City Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Utah Salt Lake City Mission!
Shirt designs include Salt Lake City 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: Salt Lake City missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Salt Lake City Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Salt Lake City Mission.
- 2013-2016, Stephen W. Hansen
- 2010-2013, Bruce R. Winn
- 2007-2010, Blake Sonne
- 2004-2007, James Michael Moeller
- 2001-2004, Richard G. Hinckley
- 1998-2001, J. Richard Thorderson
- 1995-1998, David A. Christensen
- 1992-1995, Victor L. Walch
- 1989-1992, Donald McArthur
- 1989-1989, V. Dallas Merrill
- 1979-1980, Robert Bateman
- 1976-1979, Eldon W. Cooley
- 1975-1976, Ernest Eberhardt
Utah LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 2,040,178
- Missions: 10
- Temples: 16
- Congregations: 5,033
- Family History Centers: 171
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Salt Lake City Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Salt Lake City RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2014-2016 (Natasha)
- 2014-2015 (Crystal)
- 2013-2015 (Israel)
- February 2010-2012 (Matt)
- December 1999- December 2001 (Jonathan)
- October 2013-April 2015 (Ashley)
- 2012-2013 (Sophia)
- 1999-2001 (Richard)
- 1989-1991 (Marion)
- July 1989-August 1991 (Ben)
Which areas did you serve in?
- Kearns, Jordan, Downtown, West Valley. (Marion)
- Rose Park, Layton and downtown Salt Lake. (Natasha)
- Tooele, Tooele South Stake. Salt Lake City, Wells Stake. Farmington, Farmington and Farmington West Stakes. East Salt Lake, Bonneville YSA. Rose Park, Rose Park North Stake. (Crystal)
- Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Bountiful, Tooele. (Israel)
- East Mill Creek, Salt Lake Stake, Pioneer, Grantsville West, West Valley. (Richard)
What were some favorite foods?
- Sopes, anything Peruvian and pupusas. (Natasha)
- Papusas, funeral potatoes, Chinese, ice cream. (Crystal)
- Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Tacos, BBQ ribs, hamburgers, hot pastas, sweet and sticky breaded chicken. (Israel)
- All Hispanic food, BBQ, Lasagna, Salad. (Matt)
- Roast beef, mash potatoes, gravy, Chinese food and all Latin American food. (Jonathan)
- Avocado chicken salads. Homemade soups. Navajo tacos. Rhodes rolls…every night. (Ashley)
- Just light stuff that won’t slow you down. WAY too many desserts. (Sophia)
- Navajo Hogan’s Indian Taco. (Richard)
- Bagels and cream cheese, banana pancakes, blueberry muffins, root beer. (Marion)
What was a funny experience?
- Someone came up to us on the street and started singing a song from Broadway. (Natasha)
- My companion and I shared an apartment with another companionship. We were talking to them one night and one of the sisters came into mine and my companions room…. She slapped shaving cream on our faces! We got her back. (Crystal)
- I was in the Latin zone and we always had snowball fights. It might seems normal but when you come from a country where it never snows, it´s so mucho fun. (Jonathan)
- Asked a lady if we could help her bring her groceries in to her apartment. She asked if we could find a toilet plunger for her to borrow. So we found one and brought it to her and then she let us come in and share a message! (Ashley)
- Baptizing. (Sophia)
- While walking down the road in West Valley, we saw a young kid hanging over 1/2 way out a car door. As the car passed, the little kid handed us $50! (Richard)
- Meeting an investigator who had to explain what baseball was and in response I said that it sounded like rounders, lol. Putting bullion cubes in the Elders drinks. (Marion)
What was a crazy/dangerous experience?
- Despite having served in area where scary things have happened, I was spared from having any horror stories to tell. (Natasha)
- My companion and I were walking down a street at about 8:45pm. We wanted to contact one more person before we had to be in for the night. The street that we walked along was one of the borders to the mission. My companion noticed a man on the other side of the street that wasn’t in the mission. She stopped me and said that we should just turn around and go home. I agreed and we quickened our pace in the opposite direction. I turn and looked to see where the guy was and he was in the middle of the street looking at us and matching our pace. I told my companion to run. Thankfully our church building was around the corner so we ran there and locked ourselves inside. (Crystal)
- Well, some people (even when they live in Salt Lake City) don´t like missionaries or The Church, so they were yelling at us or trying to hit us. (Jonathan)
- The Elders gave us a referral of a lady they ran into in their half of the stake. She was really interested! So we knocked on her door and she yelled “Come in!” We hesitated; normally people don’t want us to walk right in. She yelled again more urgently “Come IN!” My companion opened the door and looked in, then quickly shut it and told us to leave. The lady was a prostitute waiting for someone…we sure weren’t who she was expecting! I’m always so glad she hadn’t lived in the Elders area. (Ashley)
- I had someone who drew a gun on me. (Sophia)
- I lived in the Pioneer District…there were two bullet holes in the walls. Tongan gangs would be walking down the road towards us, as they got close though they were always very nice to us! (Richard)
- While serving with my companion we were able to stay in this house on our own and made the mistake of using a bathroom each as there were two. During this time we had a not so spiritual experience, quite the opposite as we both felt strongly put upon by the adversary that could not be seen. We had to have the house blessed by the Elders and never did that again. (Marion)
What was a spiritual experience?
- The sweetest spiritual experiences I had came during nightly prayers to my Heavenly Father. That is where I felt the most gratitude and joy and love- His love for me and my love for Him. (Natasha)
- I was able to attend a session in the temple with my companion and one of our returning members for her first time through. That day was also my last day in the area. (Crystal)
- At the end of my mission I asked to have a strong teaching experience and it happened. We taught a non-member family and after a chapel tour the dad said that he felt something in the sacrament room. (Israel)
- There were many, but my second Mission President was Richard G. Hinckley and on December, 2001 just a few days before I finished my mission service, we had a devotional with President Gordon B. Hinckley. We usually saw members of the Quorum Twelve around Temple Square. (Jonathan)
- Shared the message of the Book of Mormon and God’s love to this family on our first visit, and the spirit was so strong even the kids got quiet. The father said “Whoa, I just got chills all over when you were talking!” It was more of a testimony to me than to him probably that God really is aware of all of us. (Ashley)
- Miracle baptism, we committed a whole stake to find us a baptism by the next day and it worked. (Sophia)
- I had the blessing of teaching Larry Schumann, a man who lived in President Hinckley’s house close to Ensign Peak, a wonderful man. (Richard)
- The same person that I had a funny experience with had been praying for someone to bring her answers, two others in the house also were baptized. Then she explained to my District Leader that after being given 3 Nephi 11 to read she fell asleep and then continued to dream it. Also another experience when I had a late night blessing due to food poisoning, well meaning member meal, lol. But I insisted on going to a Zone meeting were we had a referral passed on, during a visit to this person who was a Catholic involved with a member, my DL was visiting during this time and without noticing I committed her to baptism without anyone else knowing. (The Spirit just took over) While teaching a child about The Church I was talking about The Book of Mormon, its origin, etc. and then her Step Dad came forward saying that he had not heard it explained that way. It turned out that he was also not a member and was baptized along with his step daughter (mother a member). (Marion)
What are some interesting facts about the Salt Lake City Mission?
- Many people are baptized within the boundaries of the Salt Lake Mission. Most of the Apostles live in the mission boundaries. Missionaries have the blessing of two temples (Salt Lake and Bountiful) and the opportunity to attend them every three months. Missionaries also have the chance to take investigators and new and returning members to General Conference. The mission had four main language programs: English, Spanish, Tongan and Samoan, as well as other individual language units. Most English missionaries cover a whole stake, sometimes two. (Natasha)
- It has the oldest Spanish ward within boundaries. Also covers the Chapel that was where the first primary was organized. We cover the University of Utah YSA wards. Also a couple of other historical sites including Temple Square. The people are the nicest and most loving people. (Crystal)
- At one point we reached about 45% sisters in our mission. Our mission home was outside of our mission and I have never been to it. We had the oldest mission president in the world at one point. One proselytizing area (Wendover) was larger geographically than the rest of the mission. (Israel)
- Half non-member and half of members are less active. (Matt)
- That even when Utah is known as the Mormon state, in Salt Lake City there’s so much work to do. I served in the Spanish program, and there’s so much to do. (Jonathan)
- Most missionaries cover 5-9 wards at a time. Sometimes two stakes at a time. Each ward makes a map of their ward boundaries with each house labelled so you know where all the members live. You get to bring people to temple square and use all the resources there to teach them! You also get priority for General Conference tickets to bring people there. (Ashley)
- Highest baptizing English-speaking mission in the world. Tons of general authorities and former mission presidents everywhere. Place of miracles. (Sophia)
- It was quite larger than it is now, it stretched all the way over to Wendover, NV. Our mission goal for baptisms in the year 2000 was to have 2000 baptisms, we ended up having the first baptism of the year and the mission just fell short of 2000. We baptized a family at 12:01 in the morning making them the first baptized in the new millennium! (Richard)
- Knowing before we went to a door that they were non-members, when we did find a house with a member it was hard to get out as they wanted to spoil us, lol. They also expected that we could do everything and once after obtaining a chance to speak in Relief Society we found that they had not prepared a lesson and we had the entire time. (Marion)
What was the weather like?
- In the winter, lots of snow. Get a good pair of boots and a good down coat and you can survive anything! Lots of rain in the spring. The summer is hot and dry with mosquitos. The fall… it’s just about perfect 🙂 (Natasha)
- The weather is dry so bring lotion or be prepared to be scaley. And also be prepared for your hair to get stuck to your face, if you are a sister, from all of the static. The summers can get hot, but not too bad because of the lack of humidity. (Crystal)
- Dry. . . like my humor. (Israel)
- Mild (snowy but not super cold) winters and warm-hot summers. (Matt)
- Weather is quite nice. Hot in summer, freezing on winter. (Jonathan)
- It was really mild and dry. Summers didn’t get hotter than 100. Winters barely had snow (compared to the Midwest where I’m from). Bring a lot of lotion…it’s SO dry. (Ashley)
- Summer was super hot, winter was a relief :). (Sophia)
- Cold and snowy in the winter and hot in the summer but still beautiful. (Richard)
- Amazing, loved the powder snow as I had only experienced the wet kind. Also very hot and it was fun running through the sprinklers, lol. (Marion)
What do you like about the place/people you served?
- I served in the Spanish program, and every ward and branch is different. You get to meet people from all different cultures and backgrounds. There are a lot of new converts. People there are so generous, loving and welcoming. Not everyone, of course, but so many people are. As for the place, the mountains are gorgeous and you can feel the spirit of the Restoration in the air! It’s such a special place. (Natasha)
- Their love for their families and those around them. And the scenery was absolutely beautiful. (Crystal)
- They loved and served us, which in turn taught me to love and serve. (Israel)
- Meet people from around the world. So many people move there, both refugees and people just wanting to move to America. (Matt)
- I liked the people I met. They became my family. They are nice people. Many cultures…people from all over the world. (Jonathan)
- I loved that whenever I’d walk on the street, people were so happy to see us. Some would stop and give us referrals. All of my baptisms came from members referring their friends to us. The people who accept the -missionary discussions in Utah almost always get baptized because they’ve lived around Latter-day Saint people and already know they want to join and live that lifestyle. (Ashley)
- So warm and welcoming, always willing to help with what they could. Amazing people all everywhere. (Sophia)
- Most everyone was nice. It was very interesting to serve in the headquarters of the church! (Richard)
- The chance to meet a large amount of members in one area was great, although it had its challenges too as once a couple of girls from a ward suggested that we could not teach an individual because they had a word of wisdom problem!!? (Marion)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- The only things I would really spend money on are good, thick-soled shoes and a sturdy bag (particularly with a sturdy strap!) Maybe winter boots and a good coat. (I got hand-me-down ones… same with all my bags!) Weather ranges everywhere, as well as modes of transportation. There aren’t a lot of car areas in the mission. (Natasha)
- If you go in the summer, wait until winter to buy your things. Coats there are designed for there. The coats here probably won’t be thick enough. (Crystal)
- Pack light and buy as little clothing as possible: it is fun to shop at the D.I.. Missionaries leave plenty of reusable things in apartments. (Israel)
- Elders – suits are worn October Conference to April Conference. Bring few ties; you’ll get more. (Matt)
- Winter clothes. (Jonathan)
- Don’t buy many new clothes. The members give you tons of clothes and Plato’s and DI have cute modest clothes…because it’s Utah. (Ashley)
- Pack light. Look neat but go in to survivor mode when it comes to stuff and focus on what’s really important. (Sophia)
- Due to the weather change, have light clothes and heavy clothes. (Richard)
- Always be prepared for the weather conditions before arriving as I had to experience two extreme conditions with two winters and one summer. (Marion)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- The most important things I gained from the mission are a deeper and more personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. I also was blessed with a stronger testimony of the Restoration and a greater conviction to live the gospel in every facet of my life. (Natasha)
- A more sure knowledge of The Church and it’s teachings and the Gospel and Jesus Christ. (Crystal)
- So many blessings. It is difficult to only choose a few. I gained a deepened testimony. I understand people so much better. Better social skills. That is just the surface. (Israel)
- I received many blessings, but at first hand, the blessing of learning two new languages. English, of course, and Portuguese. I speak Spanish. (Jonathan)
- Too many to count! The lasting friendships of all the people I taught and seeing them progress and go to the temple! Knowing I made a difference in so many people’s lives. More confidence in myself. An understanding of where true joy comes from… giving of yourself. More desire to attend the temple, read scriptures, pray, magnify my callings. (Ashley)
- An undeniable testimony and a personal relationship with my Savior. (Sophia)
- I felt one big blessing from serving in Salt Lake City and under President Thorderson is learning about the leadership and history of the church. (Richard)
- Enhancing blessings and abilities to deal with my future life as I now am not afraid of taking on new things and circumstances as I know that my Father in Heaven is always there for me and I can do it. (Marion)
What are some skills you gained on your mission?
- I have more confidence and I have better people skills. I am more patient and, most importantly, I love people better. (Natasha)
- I can talk to people and I am able to care about others more than I did before. I love service! (Crystal)
- Social, political, economic, psychological, planning, organizing, style skills and much more. (Israel)
- Leadership. Customer service. (Matt)
- To be organized, to be on time to any appoinment. To be patient. To show respect for what other people believe. (Jonathan)
- I’m a much better teacher of the gospel. I’m not afraid of strangers and introducing myself. I’m not afraid to share the gospel with anyone! Which is a huge improvement from before my mission. Better at keeping to a schedule, self-discipline. (Ashley)
- Planning, being proactive, involving God, leadership qualities. (Sophia)
- The ability to recognize and discern the Spirit. Patience, getting out of my shell, learning to love people who weren’t family. (Richard)
- Being able to talk to large groups of people without a written talk, just with points or ideas to prompt. The spirit is a wonderful thing and if you trust, your faith is made stronger and you can do it. Finding scriptures were easier than ever before. Study times were a great blessing and uplifting to the day, even when it did not always go as planned. (Marion)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I had focused more on the needs and feelings of my companions and less on myself. (Natasha)
- That the 12-week program is one of the best things that a new missionary could/should be doing every day. (Crystal)
- To visit everyone. (Israel)
- Work hard. Jump in with both feet and don’t look back or to home. (Matt)
- English from the first moment I got there. (Jonathan)
- I wish I’d spent more time making personal memories with each of my siblings. I spent too much time with friends who didn’t even write me when I left. I have a much better appreciation for my parents and siblings now than ever before. (Ashley)
- A little bit more humble I guess. (Sophia)
- I wish I realized the urgency of the gospel message in the beginning. (Richard)
- As my mission call was to Sydney, Australia and later changed to Utah Salt Lake City Mission I did not need to know anything else because I knew that it was going to be changed to there before it happened. I had a blessing during my setting apart that told me as the latter was where I had wanted to go, but was willing to go were I was called. (Marion)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries called to Salt Lake City?
- The mission is what you make of it. Go in faith, with a desire to serve God and keep His commandments, including the mission rules. Exact obedience brings miracles… miracles so sweet that your heart won’t have room for such joy. The disobedient deny themselves that joy. Always trust the Lord and follow His guidance, and you will see great things happen. I will forever be grateful for the chance to witness – and continue to witness – such beautiful things. (Natasha)
- I know that as you put your trust in your leaders, they will direct you down the path that God wants you to go. Don’t be so prideful that you don’t listen to the still small voice and His other servants. (Crystal)
- Advice: buy minimal things before going. Visit everyone. Testimony: a mission will teach you in two years what it would take you 10 years to learn. (Israel)
- You’ll love it. (Jonathan)
- Utah is the best place to serve a mission! Just remember that with every area you are sent to, you are there for specific people who need you at that time, whether that be an investigator or less active member or even your companion. Every decision your mission president makes is inspired. So go into every area expecting that and you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from it. (Ashley)
- Be bold and fearless and do your part 110%, your testimony and the assurance given from God that comes with it will do the rest. (Sophia)
- Don’t let anything get in your way of learning and preaching the gospel…it’s not worth it to get lead astray. You’ll NEVER have another time in this earth to devote this time to God. Take every advantage you can! (Richard)
- Respect the members even though they may come up with things that you would not expect. Even good members can be in a bit of a bubble sometimes and we all need to be capable of getting to know non-members as well, not just members! Just be prepared to do a lot of talks for your mission and in my case also willing to even sing, if needed, when a talk was not possible. (Marion)
What was a funny language mistake your or another missionary made? (if applicable)
- My trainer told me that when she was first out, when giving the baptismal invitation, she accidentally said, “Will you follow the example of Jesus Christ by baptizing someone holding the Priesthood authority of God?” (Natasha)
- In America (Continent), there are 19 countries that speak Spanish, so there are some words that are harmless in my country (Mexico) and some times I used those words with people from Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and in those countries are used as very bad words, so I learned to be careful and make sure of the words I used. (Jonathan)
- We had missionaries from all over the states and the world, lots of language mistakes made but that’s okay. (Richard)
- Saying that a man should take a fag out of his mouth, to my companion and she laughed, explaining later, lol (In the United Kingdom, it is a cigarette). (Marion)