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"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, March 20, 2013

3/18/2013 Baptism, Transfers & "A Scary Spider-Scorpion!"

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: Hola! Greetings from your family 3/17/2013
To: Janel Coffman <>

Well another week down. They changed the time for transfers so now we have transfers today. last night the district leader called me and told me that Elder Reyes will be going to a city called Tizimin and I´m going to be a daddy!! haha i´m super excited but nervous too because it feels like i just got here myself. this month and a half has gone by way fast but I am super excited! I´m not sure who my companion is yet but we are going to go to Merida tomorrow in the morning to pick up our kids. Elder Reyes left this morning so we have been walking around the Centro Aqui en Valladolid.  It´s pretty cool and btw, if áll want me to buy a hammock or machete or something that´s maya, just let me know and we can go to this place where they always give missionaries discounts haha.  It´s weird not having Elder Reyes here now but that´s how it is I guess haha.  I´m really happy though because I´m going to be here in this ward for at least two more transfers and I am very grateful for this because I am really starting to love this ward. there are so many good people, especially hermanas that don´t get a lot of support from their husbands, but are still phenomenal members of the church!  I am so happy for that.

This week we did end up baptizing Karla. it was really good and now we are working with her parents and her sisters that are inactive. We are going to work really hard to prepare this family to go to the temple, they´ll have to wait a little bit, but it is the ultimate goal to get sealed in the temple.
I am super excited for what´s going to come up in this week.  We should baptize 2 more this week so it´ll be a good week.  It´s nice to have one day to rest before the work starts up again. Today we spent most of the day hunting for iguanas and eating modongo and habaneros haha I´ve gotten pretty good at eating habeneros. so far my record is 4 in one meal haha well even though we didn´t kill any iguanas yet, it was still a good day. When we do kill one, going to eat it(; I´m gonna buy a sling shot so we can hunt them more often haha 

That´s crazy about Aunt Yvonne.  I will definitely pray for her.  I´m glad that you get to see her for a little bit.  I miss her, but tell her that I love her a lot and to be safe haha. I´m way excited for Tyson too.  Does he enter this week? and that is really good for Cameron. ´the mission is going to change his life.  Well  I´m glad that everything seems to
be going good for you guys.  Daddy says it´s starting to get hot, well here too.  I´d be pretty happy if it was only 68 here haha. well I love you guys a lot and adios

Mother that´s good about staying home more.  Mothers are very very very important. Also tell Chelsy that I will send her an email this next week. I just found out that we can email friends now so I didn´t bring their email addresses with me today, but I will send them something next week.  I love you a lot and have a great week!

Michelle I´m glad you are learning to drive better and I´m glad I´m not close so you don´t hit me with the car on "accident"  haha jk did Hailey have her wedding yet? adios mi hermanita oh yeah some missionaries saw your pic and they said that they are going to marry you when they get home so watch out haha but yeah take it easy with the squirrel.
Daddy that´s good you are reading or listening to the bom again. I love reading the bom so much. yesterday we talked about the things we know are true because we have the bom. Like it says in dc 20 I think.  It´s a pretty good capitulo and you should read it. thanks for the update on Cameron. I love you

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stephen Coffman <>
Date: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Subject: Fw: Hola Hermano (Translated Copy)
To: Janel Coffman <>

Here is the translated copy of this week’s emails.

Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: Hola Hermano

pues ya voy a entrenara entonces voy a ser cansado tambien todo el tiempo, to toco a ti entrenar en tu mission? pues estoy muy feliz por tyson.esa paz que sentieste es loque sienten casi todos que dicen que han sentido el espiritu. la paz es unabendicion y me encanta sentirla tambien.  todo loque dios espera de ti es que guardes sus mandamientos. nunca te des por vencido hermano. siempre digo esto a los que enseno y cada vez que lo digo, pienso en ti. gracias por el ejemplo que siempre me has dado. cuidate mucho  te amo

Well, I am going to train, so I am going to be tired all the time as well.  Did you get to train in your mission?  I am very happy for Tyson.  That peace you felt is what almost everyone feels when they say they have felt the Spirit.  Peace is a blessing and I love to feel it as well.  All God hopes of you is that you keep His commandments.  Never give up brother.  I always say this to the people I teach and every time I say it, I think of you.  Thanks for the example you always have given me.  Take care.  I love you.

El 18 de marzo de 2013 09:39, Stephen Coffman <> escribió:
Hola Hermano.  Pues, esta semana fue muy buena.  Tyson se va a su
misión este miércoles.  Ayer fui a su despedida.  Fue súper bueno.
Sentí el Espíritu de paz y felicidad allí.  Siento súper ocupado y
cansado también.  Sólo espero que mis esfuerzos sean lo suficiente
como para merecer la bendición de Dios.  Pues, te amo hermano.

Hola hermano.  Well, this week was really good.  Tyson is leaving on his mission this Wednesday.  Yesterday I went to his farewell.  It was very good.  I felt the Spirit of peace and happiness there.  I feel very busy and tired as well.  I only hope my efforts are sufficient to deserve God’s blessing.  Well, I love you brother.
rels haha

3-12-2013.  Elder David Coffman. “Scary spider-scorpion we found in our house....if there is one, there are more and I think this guy was just a baby haha.”

3-14-2013  Elder David Coffman. 
“Holding back a train haha we always take these tracks to get to a member´s house and usually it is abandoned but today no haha.”

3-15-2013.  Elder David Coffman

“Other super good fruit but I forgot what it is called.”

3/16/2013.  Elder Reyes and Elder David Coffman with  Karla, new convert and our future convert, Karla´s mom.

3/18/2013.  Elder David Coffman.   
"Last pictures of Elder Reyes and I."

                                                             3/18/2013.  COOOL!

1 comment:

Janel Coffman said...

Keep up the good work. That's one big spider, I hope it's not poisonous!