Free resources about the Guatemala Coban Mission:
Aquí están algunos recursos gratuitos sobre la Misión Guatemala Coban:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*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.
6ta Avenida, 2-36, Zona 1
Alta Verapaz Cobán
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:
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Guatemala Coban Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Coban LDS Mission.
- 2016-2019, Carlos A. Faundez Maureira
- 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
- Recipe: Guatemalan Pupusas
- Overview of languages in Guatemala by Larry Richman
- Problems of a Divided Society: The Conflicting Cultures of Guatemala, by Larry Richman
- History of Cakchiquel Translation in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
- List of Church translations into Cakchiquel
- Culture for LDS Missionaries: Guatemala Indian, pages 1-50, 51-102, 103-130, acknowledgments.
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.
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)