Utah Salt Lake City South Mission


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

Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Photo courtesy LDS Media Commons.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Photo courtesy LDS Media Commons.

The Church

The church is very strong in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission, with Church headquarters located just miles away. Over 50% of the local population is affiliated with the Church and most recognize missionaries. Stakes are robust and active, convert baptisms and retention high throughout Utah missions. The Jordan River, Oquirrh Mountain, and Draper Temples are all located within these mission boundaries.

Draper Utah Temple. By Rick Willoughby [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Draper Utah Temple. By Rick Willoughby [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Food

Missionaries serving in Utah should expect to find food similar to what is had in other parts of the United States, with a full complement of grocery and specialty food stores. However, since there are many members of the Church from different parts of the world living in Salt Lake City, there is much more variety to be found than one would expect! Members jump at the chance to feed the missionaries in their homes. Chances are, missionaries will be able to try cuisine from a variety of cultures, including Mexican, Brazilian, Tongan, and more. And of course, there are also distinctly Utah dishes such as funeral potatoes, fry sauce, and Jello salads.

Transportation

Depending on mission area and leadership position, missionaries should expect to walk, bike, or drive in a mission vehicle. A fairly extensive bus system is also available.

Customs

Sale Lake Valley from the air. By Rick Willoughby [CC-BY-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Sale Lake Valley from the air. By Rick Willoughby [CC-BY-2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

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United States
President Robert E. Chambers

8060 S 615 E
Sandy, UT, 84070
United States

English
Latter-day Saint, other Christian
Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures generally in the 90s. Winters are cold and snowy. Inversion during the winter time causes thick smog to settle in the area, making the air highly polluted. Occasionally snow from October to May. Often sunny skies.
Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan, Draper

Experiences

Straight from the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission:

*What items were hard to get or not available?
“I was lucky and had everything I needed and then some.”

*What did you eat the most of?
“Spaghetti.”

“Pasta.”

*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Pickled pig’s feet.”

“Burned Tater-tot Casserole.”

*What was most surprising about the culture?
“How diverse the valley is.”

“Everyone would honk and wave. Even the people in a car that nailed my companion and I with an ice cream shake honked and waved at us…”
-Kyle

*What advice would you give to someone going to the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission?
“Love those you serve and serve in many ways.”

“Love the Lord and serve others around you now. Your ability to hear the Spirit will grow and prepare you to be the missionary the Lord expects you to be.”
-Kyle

*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“How important it is to not only know the scriptures but to love them.”

“I wish I knew the scriptures better. I read them several times before leaving, but the memorization and missionary application of them would have been great to have before entering the MTC.”
-Kyle

*Other comments?

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