Elder Coffman was his MTC District Leader and several of the Hermanas and Elders wrote to say that he gave them words of encouragement and set a great example of obedience and commitment. One of his phrases was, "We are not here to fail." The following is a quote from Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley:
"You did not come into the world to fail. You came into the world to succeed. You have accomplished much so far. It is only the beginning. As you move forward on the trail of life, keep the banner of faith in self ever before you. You may not be a genius. You may not be exceptionally smart. but you can be good, and you can try. And you will be amazed at what might happen when in faith you take a step forward."