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Sunday, February 3, 2013

2/1/2013 Elder Coffman Is Back!!! Merida Mexico

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From: David Coffman
Date: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>

hola!!!! well i´m here in mexico now and it feels so good to be out here again. even though it was more than a six months that i was home,it doesn´t seem much different. it as i´m going through the day, it doesn't seem like i was ever away from mexico because the work will always have the same proposito. the lords work will always push forward till it is finished and i think that is why i feel that way.  i feel like i´ve been out here the whole time until i look back and then i remember i was home yesterday haha. for that reason, i think i´ll just look forward from now. i´ll learn from the past, but i´ll live the moment to it´s fullest and plan for the future. well about my traveling, the flights all went well and all my luggage got here safe unlike last time so that was nice haha. i arrived in merida at about 9 pm and by the time i got through customs and immigration it was about 1030 when i left the airport. After that i was picked up by the missionaries. They are actually the ap´s so that is why i am writing to day. their p-days are on saturday. and i´m not sure how long i´ll be here. i thought i would go to the mission office first, but we just went straight to the house so idk what will happen but ni modo! i´m just glad to be out here again. there are 2 more weeks in that transfer so i´ll either finish up this transfer or they we'll change me to a different area in the next week.  anyways one of the missionaries was one of the elders that dropped me off at the airport last time. it was pretty good to see him again. his name is elder connolly. The other elder is elder galindo. he is from honduras and he was elder mills compa before me. They are both really good missionaries.

well we rode to our house which is in merida and on our way over we had some tacos. They were called gringas which we were pretty surprised at first because usually that means something bad, but they turned out to just be some super good tacos de pastor. we also drank some jamaica which was a lot better than the jamaica from el rey de oro (sorry pops) haha but anyways we got to our house and i was really surprised to see a bed!! so they did me the favor of giving me the bed to sleep in even though i would have rather slept in the hammock because it was so hot! but oh well it turned out to cool off during the night but i was still sweating most of the night haha. oh and also there was a cowboys blanket on it so that made it worse´(; jaja. its still super hot right now and i´m sweating as im righting

this letter but i´ll get used to it eventually. i´m just glad its winter time...if you can even call it winter haha. the only cold thing about this place is the water. before the water was always refreshing but now its just really coooold. i guess it´s alright though because it wakes you up real nice. ´over all I'm just so glad to be out here again. as i was doing my studies this morning, i read in alma 36 where he is telling his son about his conversion and i couldn´t help but put me in his place. yall should read it. i thought it was really interesting how right after he repented, alma told his son that one of the first things he wanted to do was to share the joy of the gospel. i think a lot of times we take the joy we have from living the gospel for granted. i would invite all of you to try to count the blessings you receive from the gospel and when you do, you´ll want to share them just like alma did and as i am doing now.

i love you all and i hope you all have a great week. idk if i´ll stay here for long and if i do leave then my email day will be monday again so yall can write by next monday and if i get to email then, ill have a message from you but if not then i´ll still be here in merida with the aps.

ps this is for daddy, but remember how you asked me if there are blenders in mexico right before i left? well there are haha we have one in our house. just thought i´d let you know.

2 comments:

Scott Coffman said...

Very good!

Janel Coffman said...

You look so happy in your photo! I'm so proud of you Elder Coffman! You're right where you belong in sunny Merida,Mexico.
Love, Mother