Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission

Philadelphia is also nicknamed “the city of brotherly love”. This northeastern mission embodies the culture of a fast paced life. Initially skeptical of strangers but ultimately loving, the people Philadelphia are friendly and are known to sacrifice a lot for family and friends. With a blend of people from places like Central America, South America, Asia and Africa the culture is rich. Known for it’s urban lifestyle Philadelphia is a hub of art, architecture and American history.



THE CHURCH
There are around 50,000 members in the Philadelphia metroplex. The actual Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission encompasses Delaware and parts of New Jersey and Maryland. Most church membership consists members that have moved to Pennsylvania due to work or school. Members generally live around 30 to 45 minutes from church buildings.

There is a temple being built in downtown Philadelphia. This structure, in the middle of the city, has already brought a lot of media and local attention to the church.

Missionaries shouldn’t let stereotypes of Northeasterners affect them. They have a culture of focusing strongly on family and friends. Neighborhoods often look after each other. This creates a beautiful environment for referral missionary work.



FOOD
The food is wonderfully diverse due to the ethnic makeup of philadelphia. Most missionaries will encounter Mexican, Puerto Rican, African and Dominican foods. That can include everything from tacos and beans to Eba; a thick dough like substance made from pounded cassava root and dipped in soup.

Some of the most popular food in Philadelphia is the Italian food. Northeastern style pizza is large, flat and traditionally eaten by folding a slice in half. The Philly Cheesesteak is also a very popular part of Pennsylvania cuisine.

TRANSPORTATION
Missionaries that are serving in the city of Philadelphia will use public transportation. Between the buses and the subway missionaries should be able to get almost anywhere. Most other parts of the mission are more spread out and require cars or bicycles depending on the discretion of the mission president.



SAFETY
Being a large city it is requisite that missionaries are careful. Crime rates have been known to be high in Philadelphia but gang members and trouble makers usually avoid missionaries and even help them at times.

CUSTOMS
Street parties are fairly common in Philadelphia. Street parties are large parties thrown by everyone that lives on a street. Residents will typically close the entrances and barbecue out front bonding as they converse and interact. If one is invited to a street party it signifies that one is trusted and welcomed.



LOCAL LINGO
Besides the several different languages spoken in Pennsylvania slang is very commonly heard in the inner city portion of the mission.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT
Good thick clothes for the cold winters are a necessity while lightweight, breathable clothes are great for the humid summers.

About Pennsylvania

Missionary Blogs

Elder Zackary Beebe
www.mymission.com/elderzackarybeebe
2016
Elder Andrew Commins
www.mymission.com/elderandrewcomminsp
2016
Elder Jaden Crane
www.mymission.com/elderjadencrane
2016
Elder Benjamin Falagrady
www.mymission.com/elderbenjaminfalagrady
2016
Sister Chelsea Fuelling
www.mymission.com/sisterchelseafuelling
2016
Sister Kaitlin Hyte
www.mymission.com/sisterkaitlinhyte
2016
Sister Tiffany Larsen
www.mymission.com/sistertiffanylarsen1
2016
Sister Rachel Petrick
www.mymission.com/sisterrachelpetrick
2016
Sister Haley Schettler
www.mymission.com/sisterhaleyschettler
2016
Elder Grant Wearne
www.mymission.com/eldergrantwearne1
2016
Elder & Sister Jones
goingtothepenn.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Alec Nieman
elderalecniemanblog.tumblr.com
2015
Elder Cameron Pitt
missionsite.net/eldercameronpitt
2015
Elder Cody Jorgensen
eldercodyjorgenseninphilly.blogspot.com
2015
Elder D. Macrae Olsen
macraesmissionpossible.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Jacob Elmer
missionsite.net/elderjacobelmer
2015
Elder Jacob Robins
elderrobins.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Josh Barker
elderjoshbarker.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Matthew Horne
elderhorne.blogspot.com
2015
Elder McKay Shamo
missionsite.net/eldermckayshamo
2015
Elder Michael Bjerregaard
elderbjerregaardshowinglove.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Ryan Hillstead
elderryanhillstead.blogspot.com
2015
Elder Tyler Morgan
missionsite.net/eldertylerdmorgan
2015
Elder Zachary Winegardner
missionsite.net/elderzacharywinegardner
2015
Elder Drew Rossell
www.mymission.com/elderdrewrossell
2015
Sister Alyssa Bailey
sisteralyssabailey.blogspot.com
2015
Sister Amy Callaway
sistercallawaytakesphilly.blogspot.com
2015
Sister Kristin McGuire
angelsinphilly.blogspot.com
2015
Sister Samantha Gomm
sistergomm.wordpress.com
2015
Elder Anthony Pintor
missionsite.net/elderanthonypintor
2014
Elder Brockston King
elderbrockstonking.blogspot.com
2014
Elder Chance Owen
elderchanceowen.blogspot.com
2014
Elder Devin Shaw
missionsite.net/elderdevinshaw
2014
Elder Joseph Engelman
elderengelman.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Cassandra Davis
sistercassandradavismission.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Ellyn Adams
sisterellynadams.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Hunter Howard
missionsite.net/sisterhunterhoward
2014
Sister Jessica Cox
ppmsistermissionary.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Kadee Taylor
sisterkadeetaylor.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Kaitlyn Lindley
sisterkaitlynlindley.blogspot.com
2014
Sister Kindra Wilson
sisterwilson.blogspot.com
2014
Elder Joshua Fillmore
missionsite.net/elderjoshuafillmore
2013
Sister McKenzie Hall
missmckenzieisamissionary.blogspot.com
2013
Elder Casey White
missionsite.net/eldercaseywhite
2012
Elder Matthew Gallego
matthewgallego.blogspot.com
2012
Mission Alumni
mission.net/pennsylvania/philadelphia
2012
Sister Manaia Moeai
missionsite.net/sistermanaiamoeai
2012
Elder Alexander Kay
mormonlife101.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Chase Nielson
chasesphiladelphiamission.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Eric Tryon
eldertryon.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Kirk Perry
kirkperry.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Logan Dopp
elderdopp.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Nathan Thatcher
inothers-words.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Paul Bezas
elderbezas.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Riley Spear
missionsite.net/elderrileyspear
2011
Elder Scott Mathie
missionsite.net/scottmathie
2011
Elder Steven Barnett
stevenbarnett.blogspot.com
2011
Elder Tanner Anderson
tannerandersonppm.blogspot.com
2011
Sister Jac Beckwith
smileonfile.blogspot.com
2011
Sister Tiffany Bodine
missionsite.net/sisterbodine
2011
Elder Dustin Thompson
platesofmormon.blogspot.com
2010
Sister Becky Lloyd
bliss4ever.blogspot.com
2010
Elder Michael Oakford
elderoakford.wordpress.com
2009

Address

721 Paxon Hollow Rd Ste B
Broomall PA 19008
United States

Mission President

Thomas G. Anderson

Region

United States

Church Statistics

Pennsylvania

Members: 51406
Congregations: 111
Missions: 2
Family History Centers: 42

Languages

English, Spanish

Population

5,965,343