Ohio Cincinnati Mission

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The Ohio Cincinnati mission was organized in 1839, but was recently reorganized in July of 2013.

We are still collecting information on the Ohio Cincinnati Mission. If you served in this mission and are willing to share your experiences with us, please contact us at editor@missionhome.com

The Church

The church is not very large in the Cincinnati area, and ward boundaries can be relatively large. It is not uncommon to drive 20–30 minutes to the nearest church building.

Cincinnati has a huge football culture, so it is not uncommon to tract and teach new members on Sunday.



Food includes typical American fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, tacos, pastas and potatoes. Members occasionally feed the missionaries, but you will also do a lot of your own cooking.


Some missionaries in this mission drive; however, many take public transportation or ride bikes. You will also walk a lot.


Cincinnati is a major city in Ohio, so there are some safety concerns that are typical of every big city. Missionaries should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Mission rules and safety guidelines will help you avoid dangerous situations, but also use your good judgement and common sense.


It is customary to shake hands when you greet someone.

Essential Equipment

Good walking shoes are a must; even if you drive, you will do a lot of walking. Winters in the area can be brutal, so it’s important to have a good heavy coat.

Flag of Ohio Cincinnati Mission


United States
President John P. Porter

P.O. Box 11671
Cincinnati OH 45211
United States

296,550 (2012)
Protestant, Catholic, Methodist
Humid all year long. Rainy in the spring and summer, with snow in the winter. Temperatures can rise and drop to the extremes in the summer and winter months.


Straight from the Ohio Cincinnati Mission:

*What items were hard to get or not available?

*What did you eat the most of?
“Fried chicken, Cincinnati chili”

*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Squirrel gravy”

*What was most surprising about the culture?
“How everyone was willing to talk religion. Not always interested, but willing to talk”

*What advice would you give to someone going to the Ohio Cincinnati Mission?
“Know the Bible. Most people know the Bible and if you can share scriptures and doctrine from it, people seem to be more open to the Book of Mormon”

*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“How much I rely on my Saviour, Jesus Christ.”

*Other comments?

**Did you serve in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission? If so we would love to hear your advice and your stories! Please contact us at editor@missionhome.com**