Free resources about the Utah Salt Lake City South 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 Missions.
SLC South Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Salt Lake City South 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.
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
9501 S. Poppy Lane,
Sandy, UT 84094
Phone Number: 1-801-568-9003
Mission President: President J. Christopher Lansing
Salt Lake City South Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Salt Lake City South Mission (LDS). To access the official LDS.org map for the SLC South Mission:
Videos with Salt Lake City South RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Salt Lake City South 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.
SLC South Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Salt Lake City South Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
SLC South Mission Groups
Here are Salt Lake City South Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.
- Utah Salt Lake City South Mission Group (793 members)
- Salt Lake City South Mission Moms (LDS) Group (9 members)
Salt Lake City South Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission!
Shirt designs include Salt Lake City South 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 South missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
SLC South Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Salt Lake City South Mission.
- 2016-2019, J. Christopher Lansing
- 2013-2016, Robert E. Chambers
- 2010-2013, Bruce E. Miller
- 2007-2010, G. Steven Laney
- 2004-2007, Brad Kaye Risenmay
- 2001-2004, S. Paul Carpenter
- 1998-2001, James A. Stephens
- 1986-1989, V. Dallas Merrell
- 1983-1986, Van L. MacCabe
- 1980-1983, Jonathan W. Snow
Utah LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 2,040,178
- Missions: 10
- Temples: 16
- Congregations: 5,033
- Family History Centers: 171
Helpful Articles about Utah
SLC South Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Salt Lake City South RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2012-2014 (Justin)
- 2004-2006 (Kirk)
- 2011-2013 (Jonathan)
- 2010-2012 (Glenn)
- 2011-2012 (Jaron)
- 2013-2015 (Douglas)
- 2012-2013 (Missy)
- 1999-2001 (Chris)
- 2005-2007 (Ramon)
What cities/areas did you serve in?
- West Valley, Taylorsville, Sandy, Herriman, South Jordan. (Justin)
- Sandy. Jordan. Draper. Taylorsville. All of the south valley. (Kirk)
- Draper, South Sandy, West Jordan, and Daybreak. (Glen)
- West Jordan, Kamas, Park City, and Sandy, Utah. (Jaron)
- Sandy, Draper, South Jordan. (Douglas)
- Riverton, South Jordan, Herriman. (Missy)
- Midvale, White City, Kerns, Sandy South. (Chris)
- Taylorsville, Murray, West Jordan, and Draper. (Ramon)
What were some favorite foods?
- Enchiladas and Hawaiian haystacks. (Justin)
- Popcorn balls. Mexican food. Salads. Jello with carrots in it. Bagels. Neighborhood barbecue. Steaks. Jamba Juice. Plus Polynesian, Tongan food. (Kirk)
- Mexican. (Jonathan)
- Flautas (aka rolled tacos, or tacos dorados, or tacitos), Pupusas, Argintine steaks, arepas, and tinga. (Glen)
- Mexican food. (Jaron)
- Steak, family favorites from those feeding us. (Douglas)
- Hawaiian BBQ! These random chicken cream cheese wraps all the members would serve us, delicious! (Missy)
- Pot roast, veggie pizza, steak. (Chris)
- Arepas and lomo saltado. (Ramon)
What was a funny experience?
- When my companion would go inside the house before me every night and keep the lights off until he scared me. (Justin)
- Training a new missionary…tracting and then walking away before somebody answered the door. The new missionary started to panic and jump up and down not knowing what to say to the people…. I quickly returned to make sure all went smooth. Flying over my handlebars trying to show off in front of youth. And going shopping with shopping bags hanging off our bikes while going back to apartment. (Kirk)
- I got a ride by a cop. (Jonathan)
- When you are tired from a long day stuff that isn’t funny at all is just hilarious. But one that was particularly funny. I had a companion with whom I am still very good friends with. Just before bed my companion went to the bathroom, I hid in the dark beside the bathroom and waited for him to come out. He exited the bathroom and entered the bedroom. There was a moment of confusion on his face wondering where I was then I jumped out behind him and blew a train whistle I had. He was so frightened that he fell to his knees screaming. Then we laughed for about it for about 20 straight minutes. (Glen)
- We tracketed into a guy in the middle of the day who was high as a kite. He told us his name when we first met him, then for an hour proceeded to tell us all the ways he’s gotten high and that we should try. At the end, he said that if we could tell him his name, he would listen to us. My companion and I looked at each other and then turned to him and in unison, said “Dillon.” He was astonished, completely forgetting that he’d told it to us an hour ago. He started getting down on his knees to praise us, and we couldn’t let him do that, so we told him he’d told us before. He then told us that he had to go, and quickly shut the door on us, not keeping his promise of listening to us. (Jaron)
- My companion and I kept getting lost trying to find a house. We looked for it for a while and finally determined the house did not exist. (Douglas)
- One time my companion and I were biking in our area after going to a district meeting all about talking to everyone you see (OYM), I was super pumped about it. Anyways I see this guy walking down the street and I stop to talk to him; however, my companion does not stop, she’s booking it down the street and I try to share a quick message before my companion disappears into the distance. “Would you like to hear a beautiful message about Jesus?” He looks at me “I AIN’T got TIME fo dat!” “It’ll change your life!” He looks more enraged “I AIN’T GOT TIME FO DAT!” I had to go then, because I could barely see me companion now, I bike after her as quick as I could and I’m like “Sister why didn’t you stop? We needed to talk to that guy” Then my companion gives this look like I’m crazy and says “I know we’re supposed to talk to everyone, but we are also women!” I was training this sister at the time and we had some talks about talking to everyone no matter who they were. (Missy)
- When we inherited a guinea pig and cut it’s hair. (Chris)
- Got kicked out of a parking lot. (Ramon)
What was a crazy experience?
- My companion had a seizure while riding his bike on exchanges, so I got a call from him in the hospital, telling me I had to go pick him up. (Justin)
- Hiking to the top of a mountain in Cottonwood Canyon in very deep snow. Just my companion and myself. My shoe came off on the way down, but my feet were so cold I didn’t know about it until at the bottom. Couldn’t feel the heel of my foot for about three months. Nerve damage. (Kirk)
- I torn my ACL. (Jonathan)
- A few weeks after my funny story. I was with the same companion and another new one. I was the district leader and we were on bikes. I needed to go on an exchange with the zone leaders. So we start the exchange in the evening during planning. Then in the morning right after studies I got a call from the zone leader that was with my companions. One of my companions had been hit by a car. Turns out he was totally fine (which was good because he was going to Argentina that week) but he was riding my bike at the time, which was wrecked in the accident. Nonetheless we ended the exchange prematurely and went to the hospital as per standard procedure. We rescheduled the exchange for the following week. The following week during the exchanged, just after studies I got another call from the zone leader that was with my companion. My OTHER companion had been hit by a car. I thought he was joking, so I hung up and kept working. He was not. My companion was hit by a car and was thrown up onto the windshield of the car. The windshield shattered and his shirt was cut to ribbons. But my companion was entirely unharmed. Needless to say, we just called off the exchange altogether for fear of further harm to my companions. (Glen)
- One of our investigators fell in love with my companion and when he found out she was being transferred he extremely freaked out. Actually, that is an understatement. He went psychotic!! He went to a bar up the street from the visitor center in Park City where we were working that evening. He got drunk and made several phone calls to us threatening to kidnap my companion, “bust a cap” in our visitor center director, and lots of other things. We spent most of the night hiding in the apartment above the visitor center. He never did end up coming by that night. My companion got transferred the next day and I got a new companion. A few days later the mission president ended up finding out about it and made us move into the apartment above the visitor center for a week and were told to basically go into hiding for a week. When we were able to go back to our area to pick up the work again, we never ended up seeing him again, but we lived in constant fear of running into him. It was a small community. 12 weeks later, sisters were taken out of the area and it became an elders only area. (Jaron)
- Um loosing control of my car in the snow. (Douglas)
- Christmas Eve was a preparation day and in my mission that meant we had to find a ride from a member to take us to the nearest library to write our families. This particular preparation day was really tough because everyone was with their families and we didn’t want to bother them. We ended up calling this member who didn’t have the best driving record and there had been a massive snow storm the day before. When she came and picked us up, the first thing she did was back into the bishop’s driveway which had a massive ditch, we fell into the ditch, it took us, the entire bishop’s family (ten children, bishop and his wife) to get the car out. On the three mile or so drive to the library we almost crashed probably ten times. I was silently praying in my head the entire time that I would be fine dying as long as I could live through tomorrow and talk to my family! (Missy)
- When an excommunicated bishop tried to attack us. (Chris)
- Chased by some crazy drivers. (Ramon)
What was a spiritual experience?
- Seeing so many people come unto Christ through baptism. (Justin)
- Teaching a long time investigator. When it was time to commit them to live the law of chastity I opened my mouth to ask them and instead asked them be baptized they agreed. It was not my words. I was supposed to commit them to live the word of wisdom, etc. but different words came out my mouth. They were baptized a week later. (Kirk)
- I got a torn ACL and I prayed to stay in the mission. I got the surgery in the mission and I did the physical therapy and the recovery in the mission with out problems. (Jonathan)
- I think the most spiritual experiences I had on my mission happened in my interactions with other missionaries more than my interactions with investigators. One that comes to mind is when I was district leader. Specifically my last day as district leader before becoming zone leader. My whole district came to my apartment to thank me for everything I had done for them. I was feeling at the time that I had not followed the spirit sufficiently because I had struggled to have close relationships with my investigators. But their words helped me realize that no one can judge what the Lord wants for them by the experiences of others. I believe I was called to my mission to help the missionaries I served with. I don’t know that those sisters and elders realize what their words meant to me that day. (Glen)
- One experience that comes to mind was in my last area. I was able to teach and baptize a couple. The wife had grown up a member of the church but had had her name removed from the church records 12 years earlier and her husband of only a few years had never been a member of the church. They were so willing to learn and be taught. The day of their baptism was beautiful. Her four children were there in full support, one already having served a mission, and 2 preparing to leave in the next few years. Her father got to baptize her for the second time, and one of their good friends baptized him. To see the ward rally around this family was incredible. (Jaron)
- Find someone you were in the area to find. (Douglas)
- We were teaching this great guy, he loved the gospel and was making some huge changes in his life, but his past was still there. While we were teaching him he had to go to jail for a couple weeks because of some past crimes, before he went we invited him to be baptized. He said he wanted to but he wasn’t sure, we invited him to reach the scriptures and pray for his answer. After he came back he said yes, I absolutely want to be baptized! Apparently while in jail he was reading the Bible and a chapter sprang out at him telling him over and over that he needed to be baptized. It was so beautiful, that experience with both his changes, repentance and his conversion strengthened my faith. (Missy)
- When my first companion and I taught and baptized a whole family. (Chris)
- Inspired to knock a door and found a golden family. (Ramon)
What are some interesting facts about the SLC South Mission?
- We could take our investigators to Temple Square for a very spiritual lesson. (Justin)
- Very small mission geographically. Well in 2006 it was the fastest growing English-speaking mission. We would baptize about 120 people a month. (Kirk)
- We baptize almost weekly. (Jonathan)
- When I started my mission it was the mission with the most missionaries per square mile. (Glen)
- Well it’s one of the smallest missions in the world if not the smallest but it still has 58 stakes and 3 temples in its boundaries. (Douglas)
- There are a ton of members (which you would expect) but there are a huge array of different types. You have your active members, heck yeah! Your kind of on the ropes members, inactive, completely inactive, ex-Mormons, excommunicated, anti, and all the shades in between. Everyone you meet will at least think they know what Mormons are, but that doesn’t mean they do. Total pioneer heritage abounds here, you’ll learn more about church history than you ever expected. (Missy)
- We could ride around our area on a bike in two hours. (Chris)
- Third smallest mission and high number of baptism in the world. (Ramon)
What was the weather like?
- It was always changing from hot to cold. Just wait 5 minutes and it was different. Although in the winter, it snowed. (Justin)
- Hot in summer cold in winter. Very cold…. very hőt. (Kirk)
- Cold and snowy during winter and dry heat during the summer. (Jonathan)
- It was in Salt Lake City so cold in the winter, warm but not terribly hot in the summer, and always dry. (Glen)
- Dry. Rained every now and then. Hot in the summer. Cold and snowy in the winter. Bad air quality in the winter. (Douglas)
- Hot and dry in the summer, cold and dry in the winter (with nasty inversion which traps all the smog in the valleys) and variable in the spring and fall. (Missy)
- Warm. (Chris)
- Ver nice! (Ramon)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- People would do anything for the missionaries. (Justin)
- Genuine loving people. Great beautiful valley. Go out there way to serve the missionaries. As a missionary you are treated sort of like a celebrity. Cars honk at you as you go on your way. This happens about 20+ times a day and you wave and smile. (Kirk)
- Good support from members. (Jonathan)
- Well I got to learn a lot on how the church is run. (Douglas)
- People were incredibly kind to the missionaries, I always felt very loved. (Missy)
- Nice and friendly. (Chris)
- Variety of background. (Ramon)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- No, because if you forget something, it would be very easy to get it. (Justin)
- Very warm winter clothes needed. Ear warmers a must. Extra shoes also. (Kirk)
- Take what is needed according to the mission papers. you can buy the rest in the mission. (Jonathan)
- If you’re not from a cold place, just bring money and buy winter gear when you’re here. (Glen)
- Well all your suits and white shirts of course. Good shoes and socks. You will want some good winter gear. You’ll also want some sweaters. One thing you will find useful is maybe a light waterproof jacket. Something that will keep you warm and dry for maybe spring or fall rain storms but isnt a heavy jacket that you would use for the cold winter. Something that is loose fitting and easy to take off and put on so you can take it of during the warm part of the day but when it starts getting cold you can easily throw it back on. (Douglas)
- Waterproof boots for the winter will save your life! If you’re a sister, make sure you have warm tights for the winter and plenty of sunscreen for the summer. Get some bike shorts, you’ll probably be riding a bike for most of your mission, get skirts that won’t get caught in the chains. (Missy)
- Raincoat. (Ramon)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- A greater testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His atonement. (Justin)
- To this day. 2016. Ten years later I still receive blessings that I know are from me serving a mission. Both temporal and spiritual. I receive blessings now and the Spirit still tells me it is because I served a mission. From having a beautiful family to having a decent job and being sealed as a family. (Kirk)
- I received a great knowledge of the scriptures. (Jonathan)
- Strange though it may sound I learned a great deal about the administration and bureaucracy of the church. Also I learned a TON about the scriptures. (Glen)
- Aside from the obvious blessings that everyone receives from serving a mission, namely a stronger conversion, a better understanding of the scriptures and gospel, and a better relationship with Jesus Christ, I learned a lot about myself. I learned that I work really well with people and I really enjoy helping them make their lives better, through the gospel and helping connect them to available resources. Through my work at the visitor center, I learned a lot about good customer service and catering to the specific needs of the visitors as they came in. And of course I’ve made so many lifelong relationships and connections that will continue to bless my life in ways I can’t even imagine yet. (Jaron)
- Understanding who I am. (Douglas)
- A much better understanding and love of the gospel and for all of God’s children really. (Missy)
- Everything I have now I wouldn’t have if I wouldn’t have served a mission. (Chris)
- Protection and happiness. (Ramon)
What are some skills you gained?
- Talking to random strangers. (Justin)
- Communicating with people. Managing finances. Leadership skills. See how the church runs when everyone does their calling. Patience. (Kirk)
- I got more organized with my belonging and the schedule. A great way to talk to people and better ways to teach different ages. (Jonathan)
- I learned Spanish, scheduling and day-planning, goal setting, studying (which I never really learned in school), and how to teach (Iws’m a professional tutor now.) (Glen)
- I became very comfortable starting up conversations with complete strangers, I got pretty good at doing family history (that’s what our visitor center focus was), and I gained great study habits and scheduling habits. (Jaron)
- Learned how to lead. (Douglas)
- Being able to talk to people! Anyone and everyone! Also, the ability to study the scriptures. (Missy)
- People skills and understanding. (Chris)
- Public speaking and planning ahead. (Ramon)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I knew the lessons better. (Justin)
- Wish I was totally obedient to ALL the commandments God. I know not everyone is perfect including missionaries. But sometimes the adversary gets in and tempts you. Keeping the commandments stops that from happening. Serve with ALL your heart, might, mind and strength. OBEDIENCE with exactness. That’s how the Lord uses you as His tool. (Kirk)
- I wish a knew the lessons better. (Jonathan)
- I wish I knew how to be bolder at the beginning of my mission. I feel like that is something that only time and experience can teach you but if I only knew how easy it CAN be to just knock on a door and just talk to someone it would have changed my mission. (Glen)
- Really studied Preach My Gospel and had good understanding. (Douglas)
- I wish I really knew that God doesn’t want all missionaries to be the same, He wanted me to be there to be me and to share the gospel, not to be somebody else. (Missy)
- More of the Gospel. (Chris)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to SLC South?
- Never turn down dessert. Learn the lessons quick. Hey ready for the best mission on the planet. (Justin)
- The best mission in the world in my eyes. Remember where The Church is strong, the adversary is strong too. You will gain such valuable spiritual experiences while on this mission. Enjoy. Serve with exact obedience. Don’t let down on one rule. Follow all of them. Wake up on time. Stay with your companion. Study the scriptures and pray often. And enjoy. It’s not a military camp. Enjoy yourself. (Kirk)
- Do what is right, read the scriptures and go out with the missionaries. (Jonathan)
- I don’t mean to undermine this survey, but my best advice is to ignore all advice about serving a mission that is not inspired (practical advice excluded.) Because everyone’s mission is different. If you go to the same mission, serving in the same language, and in the same areas I did, it will still be 100% a different mission than mine. Be obedient and work hard I guess is all I can say. (Glen)
- It’s a great mission and you can have a ton of success. Be obedient. (Douglas)
- Make sure you’re going on a mission because you love the gospel and want to share it with people. If you’re going for a good story or travel experience this will be really hard! God loves his missionaries and you’ll feel that when you serve! (Missy)
- Savor every moment, write a journal and be obedient. (Chris)
What was a funny language mistake?
- Reading the scriptures in Gospel Principles I mispronounced the Spanish word “guerras” the u is silent, I pronounced it, changing the meaning so that the instead of the scripture reading “wars and rumors of wars” I said something more along the lines of “white girls and rumors of white girls.” (Glen)
- It’s really hard to pronounce some Samoan wards/names and sometimes they have double meaning depending on the circumstance. So be careful how you use them. (Douglas)