Called to Serve

"Therefore, if ye have desires to serve God ye are called to the work ... and faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the glory of God, qualify him for the work." - D&C 4:3-5

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2/25/2013 Trust in the Lord, He knows the best way to go.



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From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>

well hey there everybody! i´m glad you guys all seem to be doing well. i´m doing great out here. it´s really different now though because up to this point i have always been the junior comp but now as the senior comp a lot more of the responsibility rests on my shoulders. this week has been though but i know things will get better. i´m really gla yall taught me how to work hard and how to be a self starter and all that because it's really helped esecially with me being the senior comp and all that.  but all is well. this has probably been one of the hardest weeks though i've learned a lot though so that´s the important thing. i think it has also helped be to be a lot more patient. well there is some new news with the mission. we will be splitting the peninsula into merida and cancun missions in july. also president salinas will be going home in july. so things will change up a lot. if i stay where i am now, i´ll be in the cancun mission. its super exciting. i´m really sad to see president salinas go though. he´s still got a little time but he´s had a huge impact on my life.

this morning i read alma 57 i think or maybe 58. i had always wondered why there were so many war chapters in the bom, but now i know why. they teach us how to deal with adversity. you should read this chapter and think of all the problems helaman went through and in who he trusted in and what the results were. i was very impressed. they all trusted in the lord and i know that is the best way to go. they never murmured and as they trusted in the lord, they were able to overcome their difficulties. the holy ghost gave them more strength and i know that will happen with us as we seek his help and keep the commandments

this week i went to chemax. it´s a pueblo in our area and the lesson we taught was in maya basically. the hermana culd speak a little spanish, but mostly maya so we had to have a member kinda translate for us. it was pretty good and she got the point and felt the spirit s thats the important thing. the only bad thing was that she started breast feeding during the lesson so that was kinda...awkward....but it wasn´t the first time its happened so it wasn´t too surprising. i went to that ward too on sunday and it was realy good. just half of it was in maya. i was helping the kids focus and kept them interested so it was fun. i´m praying for the gift of tongues but i don´t think i have enough faith because i still don´t understand or speak mishba...  i think that´s how you say nothing

i couldn´t see the pics from google earth because of the email service of the church but i´m sure they are really cool. the area here is really pretty. and that´s supper cool about tyson. have you told richards aunt yet. i wish i could go to the temple with you guys but maybe later on we can come out here and go to the merida temple

as far as the shoes go, they are fine. it was just because the padding broke a little and so i cut it out an made another one and now it works perfectly. they are tie shoes and the blisters are fine. i don´t get them anymore it was just because i wasn´t used t walking and after i popped them they didn´t hurt anymore haha and i remember when the lady said that doctors need to be resourceful. actually i had been trying to remember the word she used for a long time so thanks for saying that.

well i love you guys a lot and i'm glad you are all doing well. also tell the parkinsons, anne, and alis gma that i enjoyed hearing from them. i'll send something to them soon. but today i didn´t have time. tell them all i love them very much.

 
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From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>
2/25/2013 "And the Habenero!! I eat it to speak better Spanish and have a better accent...hopefully it works for Maya too haha."



 
















2/20/2013 "Elder Reyes forgot pay for electricity for three weeks so they cut our our lights haha pure candles and the worse part...no fans!! i sweated the whole time haha."


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Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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2/19/13 "These are mate. we drank it from a pineapple it´s basically grass and water and it's from Argentina. we did it for Elder Aguirre's last day. it's pretty cool."







1 comment:

Janel Coffman said...

That Pineapple drink looks delicious! It's so fun to get your pictures along with your weekly updates! Thanks Elder Coffman! Love ya!!