December 31, 2014

Guatemala Coban Mission

Free resources about the Guatemala Coban Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Guatemala LDS Missions.

Guatemala Coban Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Guatemala Coban Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

Misión Guatemala Cobán
6ta Avenida, 2-36, Zona 1
Cobán
Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-7929 0402
Mission President: President Carlos A. Faundez Maureira

Guatemala Coban Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Guatemala Coban Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Coban Mission:

  1. Log into your LDS account here.
  2. Click here.

Videos with Guatemala Coban RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Coban Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about Guatemala

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Guatemala. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Guatemala, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

LDS Church  places  history  food  Storms and Natural Disasters  language  Social Issues  time lapses  nature  Traditions  Cities  Spanish LDS Hymns

Guatemala Coban Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Guatemala Coban Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

Elder & Sister Starkey lessonsfromcoban.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Conner Anderson cobanmissionary.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Ellie Scruggs hermanascruggs.wordpress.com 2016
Sister Emma Fuller hermanafuller.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Joseph Toolson elderjtoolson.blogspot.com 2016
Elder Carter McEntee eldermcentee.wordpress.com 2016
Elder & Sister Starkey comingtocoban.blogspot.com 2016
Sister Janelle Riley hermanajanelleriley.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Katelyn Hansen katelynhansen95.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Alexis Sorensen hermanalexisorensen.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Kenzie Andersen hermanakenzieandersen.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jered North elderjernorth.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Jenna Brems hermanabrems.blogspot.com 2015
Elder & Sister Bake elderyhermanabake.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Jeffrey Stuart elderjeffreystuart.blogspot.com 2015
Elder Hyrum Clark theembark.blogspot.com 2015
Sister Sonrisa Esquerra calledtocoban.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Drew Simon eldersimon.blogspot.com 2014
Elder Call footballtoeldercall.blogspot.com 2014
Elder & Sister Spradlin withthelordshelp.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Joshus Kumpf elderkumpf.blogspot.com 2013
Elder Colton Llewelyn cllewelynguatemala.blogspot.com 2012

Guatemala Coban Mission Groups

Here are Guatemala Coban Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Coban Mission.

  1. Mision Guatemala Coban Group (1 member)

Guatemala Coban Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Guatemala Coban Mission!

Shirt designs include Guatemala Coban Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Guatemala Coban missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Coban Mission gifts

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Guatemala Coban Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Coban LDS Mission.

  1. 2016-2019, Carlos A. Faundez Maureira
  2. 2013-2016, Curtiss, John F.

Guatemala LDS Statistics (2015)

  • Church Membership: 255,505
  • Missions: 6
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 421
  • Family History Centers: 0

Helpful Articles about Guatemala

Guatemala Coban Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Guatemala Coban RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 2014-2016 (Brek)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Tucuru, Seamay, Chisec, Chulac, Korral Pek. (Brek)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Caldo, Kak’ik, Tortilla, Carne Asada, Q’em Ha. (Brek)

What was a funny experience?

  • Every pick-up ride with the Q’eqchi’s. (Brek)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Riding on top of the buses for hours on the crazy dirt road in the Polochik. (Brek)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Translating dreams from the Q’eqchi’s. (Brek)

What are some interesting facts about the Coban Mission?

  • Its a mission of two languages, Q’eqchi, and Spanish. Lots of Mayan culture and history. (Brek)

What was the weather like?

  • Rain, rain, rain. Super hot. (Brek)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • The Q’eqchi’s are the most humble people I have ever met. I love their energy to serve the Lord. Especially singing the hymns. (Brek)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • If you wear a shoe size bigger than 11, you will not find any rain boots. You will be able to find church shoes in used American clothing stores. (Brek)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • I now have an amazing job as a Spanish translator. I have seen many other blessings as I face new challenges in life. I can do hard things because of the difficulty of my mission. (Brek)

What are some skills you gained?

  • I speak Spanish, I learned how to cook with basically no food, I learned to be happy in the most humble circumstances. (Brek)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • I wish I had known I was going to learn Q’eqchi’. This would have made me study Spanish a lot more before I left. Learning both at the same time was very difficult. Also it would have been nice to know about all the hiking I would be doing. (Brek)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Coban?

  • Above all, find ways to be happy. This is crucial in dealing with all the stresses and challenges a missionary faces. If you are not happy, you are not doing it right. Find small moments for yourself, but remember your purpose as you serve the Lord and the people. Love them with all your heart and they will love you back and become your greatest friends. (Brek)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • I tried to say lazy, but after pronouncing it incorrectly, I ended up saying something really dirty and it made everyone laugh. (Brek)