IDAHO TWIN FALLS MISSION
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The Church is quite strong in Idaho and continues to grow! There are 15 stakes located within the boundaries of the Idaho Twin Falls Mission, which was created in 2013 to accommodate the increasing number of missionaries. There are also Sign Language and several YSA congregations, as well as CES Institutes in Twin Falls and Burley thanks to the area’s large LDS population. The area is also served by the Twin Falls Idaho Temple, which was dedicated in 2008. With such a large member population, there is also a lot of missionary work to be done with less-active members and part-member families to help strengthen the Church in addition to teaching non-members!
Idaho is famous for its potatoes, but there is plenty of other food to eat in the Potato State! The prevalence of wild game and ranch land in Idaho means that meat dishes such as roast beef and even elk or deer are commonly eaten as well. Another Idaho specialty is huckleberry pie, made with Idaho’s state fruit, the huckleberry, which is usually in season around August and September.
As in other stateside missions, missionaries will generally use either a car or bicycle for transportation. Designations are made based on the size of the companionship’s area or leadership positions.
The Twin Falls area is rather safe, with the overall crime rate being lower than the national average. Crime levels decreased significantly between 2003 and 2009.
During the cold winter months, do what you can to stay warm while out tracting! Wear multiple layers of clothing and gloves, use hand warmers, etc to stay warm and prevent potential health issues from prolonged exposure to the cold.
The area is mostly rural, and agriculture continues to be a common component of day-to-day life for many. County fairs are held throughout the summer months, with the Twin Falls County Fair being the largest in the region. Outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, and hunting are popular, with skiing also being popular during the winter.
The Snake River is a major tourist attraction in the area. The river runs along the northern border of Twin Falls, and several waterfalls are located in the area. Shoshone Falls is actually taller than Niagra Falls. The river area is also home to Perrine Bridge, where BASE jumping is a legal activity. Other interesting sites in the mission area include the Crater Rings landmark (a series of volcanic craters) located near Mountain Home.