Colorado Denver South Mission

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Photo courtesy of Travel Denver

Red rocks are part of the scenic landscape of the Denver area.

The Church

Photo courtesy of the LDS church.

There are 31 stakes covering three missions in Colorado. The Denver Colorado Temple is in the Denver South Mission, and the Fort Collins Colorado temple is currently under construction in the Denver North Mission.

The members in the area are very willing to help with missionary work, and they always feed the missionaries and give referrals.


Missionaries typically have dinner provided to them by members. Pasta, casseroles and meat are common meals in the mission.

There are a few members in the mission who are well-known for their food, such as a member in Aurora who will occasionally make missionaries breakfast and will invite as many as want to come.


Photo courtesy of Trinity History.

Just under half of the companionships in the mission travel by car. The miles per week missionaries can drive depends on the area and its size.

It is required that each missionary have a bike. The areas that do not have cars typically travel by bicycle. There is a non-member in Aurora who owns a bicycle shop and will sell bike parts and do repairs for missionaries at a discount.

The city bus systems are very effective for traveling within the city. Trains get missionaries to and from their areas in cities outside of Denver.


One safety concern is in bicycle and car safety. Biking in downtown Denver can be particularly dangerous, so pay attention at all times!

Downtown Denver is a more dangerous area, but all hazardous situations can be avoided and handled by following the advice in the missionary handbook. Always stay with your companion.


People in the mission are huge Denver Broncos fans. The city loves the Broncos.

Skiing is a major attraction in the area as well, and brings in a number of tourists to the region.

One fun fact is that the Democratic Convention is in Denver.

Local Lingo

There is no distinct accent or any words native to Denver.

Essential Equipment

All missionaries are required to have a bike. Clothes for the rain and cold are very important as there is a lot of moisture. Much of the supplies that a missionary might need are also readily available on the mission.

Additional Info

Fun fact: there is a copy from 1830 of the Book of Mormon available in the Denver Library on the 5th floor. It can be requested and looked at after a thorough washing of hands. Special gloves are required as well (provided by the library).

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United States
President J. Blake Murdock

999 E Tufts Ave.
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
United States

English, Spanish
Denver has approximately 700,000 people and this mission covers the southern half. Grand Junction has around 60,000 people. The other two major cities in the mission, Lakewood and Aurora, have 150,000 and 350,000 people, respectively.
Many religions are represented in the region. The dominant religions include Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists. A majority of the people are Christians.
Denver and the surrounding cities experience all four seasons. Winters are cold and moist, with snow on the ground throughout the season. Summers are hot with temperatures typically 90 degrees F. The area experiences a lot of moisture, so fall and winter are a bit rainier than usual.
The major cities include Denver, Grand Junction, Aurora and Lakewood. The mission home is in Cherry Hills, which is just outside of Denver.


Straight from the Colorado Denver South Mission:

*What items were hard to get or not available?
“We were fortunate to be able to have what we needed.”

*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Rocky Mountain Oysters.”

*What was most surprising about the culture?
“Colorado was unique in that the areas I served in were wide open spaces.”

*What advice would you give to someone going to the Colorado Denver South Mission?
“Look sharp! You are representing the Lord, and everything we do is an impression on people. Shine your shoes, starch your collars, etc. We build and make the best for the temples… remember, you are a temple. Do not sleep during Sacrament, especially when you have an investigator!”

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