Thursday, May 7, 2009

California Los Angeles Mission

California Los Angeles Mission

Missionary Site(s)

LDS Mission Network

Dear Elder--Elder John Mark Edmonds 2009-2011

Dear Elder--Elder Brycen Gold 2008-2010

Dear Elder--Elder Kenneth Donald Moake 2007-2009

Dear Elder--Elder Jason Otis 2009-2011

Dear Elder--Elder Ryan Peters

Dear Elder--Elder Kyhle Porter 2007-2009

Dear Elder--Elder Will Smith

MissionSite.Net--Elder Brendon Billat 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Sister Alicia Briney 2008-2009

MissionSite.Net--Elder Ethan Chambers 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Elder Tyler Giles 2009-2001

MissionSite.Net--Elder Kipling Hetchler 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Elder Daniel McRae 2009-2011

MissionSite.Net--Elder Andrew Simon 2009-2011 Overland Afo 2002-2003 David Alexander 2000-2002 David Allred 1981-1983 Blake Arvidson 1998-2000 Richard Baer 1999-2001 Jennifer Berberian 1999-2000 Nolan Bishop 1967-1969 Eric Bitter 1993-1995 Cody Blacker 1998-2000 K. Demar Bowman 1989-1991 Mario BriseƱo 1996-1998 Sandee Brown Tenney 2000-2001
Erin Buchi 2000-2002 Roy Bunnell 1970-1972 Julie Bush 1998-1999 Steven Campbell 1973-1975 Jeff Carlson 1999-2001 Nicholas Christen 1999-2001 Darren Cole 1984-1986 Lori Cooper 1990-1991 William Cotner 1999-2001 Bryce Covey 1997-1998 Jasmine Cowley 2001-2003 Andrew Curley 2000-2002 Aaron Deason 1991-1993 Denise Reis 1984-1985 Vladimir Duarte 2000-2002 Wayne Ellis 1980-1982 David Ellsworth 1991-1993 Cheryl Empey 1994-1995 Gabrial Eyerly 2002-2004 Esther Floyd Wheat 1983-1984 Patrick Foley 1988-1990 Alfredo Gania 1981-1982 Gary Gibson 1990-1992 Johnny Gonzales 1998-2000 Steve Gravley 1978-1980 Roger Grigor 1982-1983 Glen Hadley 1968-1970 Kalem Hall 2001-2003 Matt Hall 1994-1996 Cameron Harris 1997-1999 Wade Haskell 1995-1997 Dallas Hayman 1998-2000 Anton Heinz 1990-1992 John Hone 1976-1978 Tom Hung 2000-2002 Hyun-joo Hwang 1999-2000 Aaron Hymas 1998-2000 James Jensen 1999-2001 Ian Jones 1992-1994 Peter Kawaa 1981-1983 Justin Kay 1998-2000 Derek Key 1980-1982 Timothy Kirshman 1993-1995 Scott Lang 1986-1988 Heather Ence–Layman 1997-1998 Greg Lloyd 1998-2000 Markus Long 1999-2001 John Lowden 1974-1975 Patrick Marley 1976-1978 Juan Martinez 1990-1992 Teri Maxwell 1981-1982 Kimberly McClellan 1993-1994
Kelly Clark–Memmott 2001-2003 Cruz Mercado 1992-1994 Charles Moore 1992 Vance Nelson 1968-1970 Shelley Nicholes 2000-2001
Steven Nunley 1972-1974 Brent Nye 1991-1993 Matthew Petersen 1991-1993 Cameron Pickett 2003-2005 Charles Pledger 1999-2001 Molly Pratt 2002-2004 Jill Prichard 1999-2000 Ron Reece 1985-1987 Mark Roden 1990-1992 Graciela Ruiz 1999-2001 Bill Shaw 1992-1993 Kate Slater 1997-1998 Paul Smart 1998-2000 Kevin Smith 2003-2005 Andrew Smith 2003-2005 Matt Stanger 1999-2001 Harold Stewart 1996-1998 Jacob Sybrowsky 1999-2001 Rachel Thornley 2003-2005 Upulasi Tupa'i 1985-1987 Rosemary Van Dyk 1992-1994 Ana Veehala 1998 Rebecca Vernon 1997-1998 Reid Waywell 1982-1984 Jim P. Webster 1993-1995 Quentin Wells 1960-1962 Williams 1978-1980 Norman Wiltbank 1962-1964 Michael Winward 1972-1974 Jenebie Castillo–Wong 1999-2001 David (Sam) Wynn 1983-1984 Andrew Young 1998-2000


LDS Mission Network

Dear Elder--Elder Kenneth Donald Moake

Dear Elder--Elder Jason Otis

MissionSite.Net--Elder Brendon Billat

MissionSite.Net--Elder Ethan Chambers

MissionSite.Net--Elder Tyler Giles

MissionSite.Net--Elder Daniel McRae

MissionSite.Net--Elder Andrew Simon


LDS Mission Network

“New Mission Presidents Begin Service,” (Stephen R. Baker) Ensign, July 2010, 77

"Mission Presidents Assignments for 2010," (new mission president Stephen R. Baker, former mission president Spencer G. Blackburn) Church News [Saturday, 13 February 2010].

"New Mission Presidents," (Stephen Reed Baker) Church News [Saturday, 23 January 2010]. 

"Obituaries," (Clarence R. Campbell, 83, who presided over the California Los Angeles Mission from 1984-87, died Nov. 8, 2009, in a car accident near Pendleton, Ore., but was living in Salt Lake City, Utah.) Church News [Saturday, 12 December 2009].

"Missionary Training Center Presidents," (former mission president Talmage Dean Christensen called as president South Africa Missionary Training Center) Church News [Saturday, 14 November 2009]. 

"Obituaries," (F. Briton McConkie, 89, president of the California Los Angeles Mission from 1978-1981, died April 6, 2008, in Bountiful, Utah.) Church News [Saturday, 19 April 2008].

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place,” (Spencer (Tim) G. Blackburn) Liahona, Aug. 2007, N4–N5

“New Mission Presidents Now in Place Worldwide,” (Spencer (Tim) G. Blackburn) Ensign, July 2007, 77–78

"New Mission Presidents," (Tim G. Blackburn) Church News [Saturday, 10 March 2007].

"New Mission Presidents Receive Assignments," (new mission president Spencer (Tim) G. Blackburn, former mission president Richard F. Raymond) Church News [Saturday, 3 March 2007].

"New visitors center directors," (former mission president Milo Richard LeBaron Jr.) Church News [Saturday, 27 November 2004].

“New Mission Presidents Begin Service,” (Richard F. Raymond) Ensign, July 2004, 74–75

"New and Returning Mission Presidents for 113 Missions," (new mission president Richard F. Raymond, former mission president Michael J. Partridge) Church News [Saturday, 6 March 2004].

"New Mission Presidents," (Richard Farrell Raymond) Church News [Saturday, 24 January 2004].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president Michael Jay Partridge, former mission president T. Dean Christensen) Church News [Saturday, 9 March 2002].

"New Mission Presidents," (Michael J. Partridge) Church News [Saturday, 16 February 2002].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president T. Dean Christensen, former mission president Milo Richard Le Baron) Church News [Saturday, 6 March 1999].

"New Mission Presidents," (T. Dean Christensen) Church News [Saturday, 9 January 1999].

"New and Returning Mission Presidents," (new mission president Milo Richard LeBaron, former mission president Karl S. Farnsworth) Church News [Saturday, 16 March 1996].

"New Mission Presidents," (Karl S. Farnsworth) Church News [Saturday, 23 January 1993].

"New temple presidents," (former mission president F. Briton McConkie) Church News [Saturday, 16 June 1990].

"Worldwide Missions: 122 Leaders Assigned," (new mission president W. Barney Gogarty, new mission president Elmo B. Shirts) Church News [Saturday, 31 March 1990].

"Ten New Mission Presidents Assigned," (William Barney Gogarty) Church News [Saturday, 27 January 1990].

“Appointments,” (Elmo B. Shirts) Ensign, May 1987, 109–111

“Four New Missions Created, New Mission Presidents Called,” (Clarence R. Campbell) Ensign, July 1984, 76–77

“Church Calls New Mission Presidents,” (Harold W. Hoopes) Ensign, May 1981, 109–110

"8 New Mission Presidents Called," Deseret News [28 March 1981].

“New Missions Bring Total to 160,” (F. Briton McConkie, from California Ventura Mission to California Los Angeles.) Ensign, July 1978, 76–77

“New Mission Presidents and Their Assignments Noted,” (Hyrum W. Smith) Ensign, June 1978, 78

“Mission Presidents Called,” (Joel R. Garrett) Ensign, May 1975, 126–127

"Three Mission Presidents Called, Wade Melchin," Deseret News [13 May 1972].

"Past mission head named counselor in temple presidency," (1951-1954 mission president Bryan L. Bunker called as second counselor in Salt Lake Temple presidency) Deseret News [6 June 1964].

"Elder Young Notes Strong Leadership," (Bryan L. Bunker) Deseret News [30 May 1953].

"Mission Presidents Report at Conference," (Oscar W. McConkie) Deseret News [5 October 1946].

"New President for California Named," (Oscar W. McConkie) Deseret News [1 April 1946].

"Nicholas G. Smith Church Leader Dies," Deseret News [27 October 1945].

"Elder Abraham O. Woodruff," (president California Mission) Deseret News [5 April 1902].


"United States Information: California," Church News [Tuesday, 2 February 2010].

Carolyn Sessions Allen, "Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Brings World to Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center," Meridian Magazine 28 April 2009.

"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary Robert Forrest Jensen called a president Ohio Columbus Mission) Church News [Saturday, 17 May 2008].

"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary James Stuart Jardine called as president of the California Sacramento Mission) Church News [Saturday, 22 March 2008].

Barbara Evans Openshaw, "Various Faiths Serve Together: LDS members join in project that benefits the community," Church News [Saturday, 22 September 2007].

Carolyn Allen, "Ablaze with half million lights at Christmas time," Church News [Saturday, 23 December 2006].

"Church honored in Los Angeles," Church News [Saturday, 4 February 2006].

"Food, clothes, toys given inner city needy," Church News [Saturday, 25 December 2005].

"Israeli ambassador thanks Church," Church News [Saturday, 21 August 2004].

"Civic service makes friends of churches: Members honored for assistance," (picture of Elders Rees Smith, Michael Berry, Richard Baer and James Nielsen) Church News [Saturday, 15 December 2001].

E. Dale LeBaron, “Pioneering in Chyulu, Kenya,” (In 1983 two brothers, Benson and Nickson Kasue, became the first full-time missionaries called from Kenya. They served in the California Los Angeles Mission and the Washington D.C. Mission, respectively.) Liahona, Nov 2001, 33

"Visitors center generates 20,000 referrals," Church News [Saturday, 9 June 2001].

E. Dale LeBaron, “Pioneering in Chyulu, Kenya,” (In 1983 two brothers, Benson and Nickson Kasue, became the first full-time missionaries called from Kenya. They served in the California Los Angeles Mission and the Washington D.C. Mission, respectively.) Ensign, Feb 2001, 30

"Temple grounds in Los Angeles dazzle with lights," Church News [Saturday, 4 December 1999].

“Thirteen New Missions Created,” (The California Long Beach Mission is created from a division of the California Los Angeles, California Arcadia, and California Anaheim Missions.) Ensign, Apr. 1998, 76

"New missions created; total now 331," (Three missions - the Los Angeles, Arcadia and Anaheim missions - will be divided to create the California Long Beach Mission.) Church News [Saturday, 10 January 1998].

"Lights of the season," (mentions mission president Milo LeBaron and Donna LeBaron) Church News [Saturday, 20 December 1997].

“President Hinckley Continues Focus on Pioneering, Obedience,” (While in Los Angeles, President Hinckley also spoke to about 1,100 missionaries serving in five California missions. He told the missionaries they had a responsibility to make certain the people they baptized were truly converted.“ My brothers and sisters, please, I plead with you, do all you can to see that those who you baptize are not baptisms only but solid, true converts to this Church who will remain so.”) Ensign, May 1997, 110–112

"`Bring in solid converts; help them remain'," (Gordon B. Hinckley addresses elders) Church News [Saturday, 15 March 1997].

John L. Hart, "'Church keeps faith with pioneers'," (Gordon B. Hinckley meets with elders) Church News [Saturday, 15 March 1997].

Julie A. Dockstader, "Winter wonderland in L.A.," (mentions Elder Ralph and Dolores Meadows) Church News [Saturday, 9 December 1995].

E. Dale LeBaron, “Pioneers in East Africa,” (In April 1986, Benson and Nickson became the first Kenyans to go on full-time missions. Benson served in the California Los Angeles Mission, and Nickson served in the Washington D.C. North Mission. Benson recalls: “I felt very, very fortunate to be a missionary, and I said, ‘I’m going to be the best I can, because I spent five years saving for this opportunity. I’m not going to let anything intervene.’ To reach my goal fully, I gave it everything I had.”) Ensign, Oct 1994, 21

“California Earthquake Damages Chapels, Members’ Homes,” Ensign, Mar. 1994, 74–75

Julie A. Dockstader, "Don't give up, quake victims told," Church News [Saturday, 29 January 1994].

"Wildfires finally die, but flame of service is still burning bright," (mentions Sister Tyra Kendall) Church News [Saturday, 13 November 1993].

"New Mission Presidents," (former missionary Parley L. Howell called as president New York New York North Mission) Church News [Saturday, 1 May 1993].

"People in the Church--Celebrates 102nd," (Cleo Cranney Hinckley served mission in Los Angeles 1915) Church News [Saturday, 17 October 1992].

Giles H. Florence Jr., “City of Angels,” Ensign, Sep 1992, 35–37

Giles H. Florence Jr., “City of Saints,” Ensign, Sep 1992, 38–49

Chad M. Orton, “Planting the Banner of Zion: A Brief History of the Church in Los Angeles,” Ensign, Sep 1992, 44–45

"Soothing balm spread in riot areas," Church News [Saturday, 23 May 1992].

John L. Hart, "Los Angeles: Hispanics, other minorities strengthen inner-city wards," Church News [Saturday, 17 June 1989].

"Multiple Missionaries," (Nathan Fisk) Deseret News [18 March 1989].

“Be Missionaries, President Benson Tells Californians,” Ensign, Feb. 1989, 75

“Feedback--Hungry for knowledge,” (Sister Robin Freeman) New Era, Jul 1988, 3

"How to answer the questions people may ask about Church," (Elder Danny Fifield) Deseret News [11 July 1987].

"Mormons helped get state started, still contributing to area's growth, progress …," Deseret News [27 November 1982].

Robert A. Rees, “Record Number at Southern California Area Conference,” Ensign, Aug. 1980, 72–74

R. Lanier Britsch and Richard C. Holloman Jr., “The Church’s Years in Vietnam,” (Three native Vietnamese have been assigned as full-time missionaries to their own people in the California Los Angeles Mission.) Ensign, Aug 1980, 25

“Feedback--No time for TV,” (Elder Rick Thompson) New Era, Jul 1980, 2

“First Presidency Announces Changes in Sunday School General Presidency, Temple Presidencies, and Missions,” (California Ventura Mission: A division of the existing California Los Angeles Mission will form a new mission to include San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, and the northern part of Los Angeles County. Santa Monica will remain in the Los Angeles mission. Downey, Cerritos, Huntington Park, and Whittier will be added to the Los Angeles Mission.Ensign, May 1978, 111

“General Authorities Assigned to U.S., Canada,” (Elder Howard W. Hunter Council of the Twelve Advisor, Elder Robert D. Hales General Authority Supervisor) Ensign, July 1975, 74–75

“Missions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” (California Mission) New Era, Jun 1973, 18

"In Summer Wedding News," (former missionary Brett C. Rhodehouse) Deseret News [2 August 1971].

"Six Follow In Footsteps Of Their Family Finalists," (Craig Schow) Deseret News [14 April 1971].

"Weddings And Receptions," (Arthur T. Diaz) Deseret News [18 August 1967].

"Put Trust In The Lord," (William Killpack) Deseret News [24 September 1966].

"No Flood Dangers to Missionaries," Deseret News [25 December 1964].

Vernon L. Holman, "Three Members of Panguitch Family Serving on Mission," (Russell Wilson) Deseret News [6 October 1956].

"Welfare Program Swings into Action," Deseret News [22 October 1953].

"Elder Mann Counselor in Mission Presidency," Deseret News [21 February 1953].

New Santa Barbara Stake Formed From Part Of California Mission. Deseret News [21 March 1951].

"Between Meetings," (The total number of missionaries in the California Mission exceeded 200 the first of March) Deseret News [21 March 1951].

"Two Branches Transferred from California Mission," Deseret News [31 January 1951].

"Sugar House Seventies Hear Mission Head," (former mission president Oscar W. McConkie addresses them) Deseret News [15 November 1950].

"10 Utah Missionaries Schedule Farewells," (N. Clifford Stauffer) Church News [9 September 1950].

"Mission President Reports Gains," (Oscar W. McConkie) Deseret News [2 September 1950].

"California Sets Record for Baptisms," (75 baptisms) Deseret News [19 July 1950].

"Sisters From Vernon Called On Missions," (Sister Ruth Bennion) Deseret News [28 December 1949].

"North American Missions Promote Work for Indians," Deseret News [14 December 1949].

"Farewell Set for Four Missionaries," (Richard A. Jensen) Deseret News [29 October 1949].

"Testimonials Slated For Four Missionaries," (Jay Ralph Fawson) Deseret News [28 October 1949].

"Gospel Sermons Translated To Thirty Cocopah Indians," Deseret News [30 March 1949].

"California Mission Adds Four New Districts," Deseret News [9 March 1949].

"Three Sons on Missions," (Douglas F.T. Sonntag) Deseret News [27 March 1948].

"Farewells Arranged for Missionaries," (Douglas R. Mallory) Deseret News [6 September 1947].

"Woman Missionary Dies In Service," Deseret News [23 November 1946].

"Farewells Set for Two Missionaries," (Sylvester R. Walker) Deseret News [11 October 1946].

"Farewell Slated for Missionaries," (Savella H. Strong) Church News [5 October 1946].

"Missionaries and Chapels Are Great Need," Deseret News [4 April 1946].

"Farewell Sunday For Missionary," (Golden S. Baxter) Deseret News [7 March 1946].

"With the General Authorities," (David O. McKay Visits California Mission) Deseret News [31 March 1945].

"Returned Missionaries," (James K. May) Deseret News [25 March 1916].

"Returned Missionaries," (Francis J. Silver) Deseret News [5 December 1903].

"Kanab--Return of Conference Visitor," (Report of Joseph E. Robinson) Deseret News [19 April 1902].

"Returned Missionaries," (John W. Evans) Deseret News [8 June 1901].

"Returned Missionaries," (Marcus A. Funk) Deseret News [25 November 1899].

"Returned Missionaries," (A.E. Wall) Deseret News [8 July 1899].

"Returned Missionaries," (Elder WT Egan) Deseret News [15 April 1899].

"Returned Missionaries," (Joseph S. Berry) Deseret News [27 August 1898].

"The Work in California," Deseret News [5 November 1897].

From the California Mission. (Elder TF Trane homecoming report) Deseret News [11 September 1897].

"Returned Elders," (W. N. Woodland) Deseret News [10 April 1897].

"Sister Emma G. Bull," (mentions Elder Joseph Bull who served 10 years) Deseret News [30 November 1895].

"Sketch Opening of California Mission, August 1892 to February 1894," Deseret News [9 January 1897].


LDS Mission Network

Tom Smith, “From a Small and Simple Invitation,” Ensign, Dec 2008, 54–55

"Missionary moments: Glorious experience," (conversion of Yolette Aboubaker) Church News [Saturday, 6 October 2007].

Barbara Evans Openshaw, "Various faiths serve together: LDS members join in project that benefits the community," Church News [Saturday, 22 September 2007].

Paul Parish, Living by the Scriptures," Church News [Saturday, 13 May 2006].

David B. Haight, "Love and Service," (Penny Harryman) Church News [Saturday, 4 April 1999].

"Couple is baptized by missionary son," Deseret News [29 June 1990].

Thomas S. Monson, “Priesthood Profiles,” New Era, Jun 1987, 4

John F. Heidenreich, “It Taught Me the Bible,” Ensign, Sept. 1976, 22–23

LeGrand Richards, “The True Church—A Missionary Church,” New Era, Jun 1973, 4

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