"A man filled with the love of God is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race." Joseph Smith

Saturday, May 28, 2016

It's Here!!!!

Our mission call arrived today!  It has been 3 weeks since our application was submitted to Salt Lake City.  I dreamed last night that I opened our mission call. We checked the mailbox earlier today only to find it empty. But several hours later we decided to check it one more time just in case the mail was very late today – and behold – there it was!  Our call!

We saved it for several more agonizing hours until we could gather as many of our children as possible via skype and phone.  

Then the big moment came – the opening!  We each get our own personalized letter.  Here’s how it goes:

Elder (or Sister) Coffey,
“You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  You are assigned to labor in the Vietnam Hanoi Mission.  Your primary assignment is to labor as a member and leader support missionary. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.”

So awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah on August 29.

We are so excited!!  I lived in Saigon, Vietnam when I was a little girl, from 1968 till 1972.  I have wonderful memories of those years. We are so excited to return!

CLICK HERE to see a video of us opening our call.  


  1. So happy for you. I am not surprised in view of Sister Coffey's connection with the country. God continue to bless you.

  2. That's so fantastic! And its neat that you guys helped open that mission. My major professor, who happens to be a member, took his students to Vietnam back in March and they all loved it. Im so happy for you guys!

  3. Oh so happy for you;this is God's gift to you.😘

  4. Is that where the Vanwaggoners are? Congrats!