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, March 27, 2013

3/25/2013 New companion, two more baptisms, a visit to the Temple & lots of good food from the members!


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From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: Hola! Greetings from your family 3/24/2013
To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>

buenas! jaja pues this week was really good. I have learned so much in this first week of being a trainer.  The president told us that the trainers are very important for the future of the mission and so he told us we really have to be consecrated and obedient and have patience and love and so I have grown a lot from that.  I love training though. it reminds me of when I would train new CNAs at the hospital. it´s pretty good and I love helping my son be a better missionary.  the funny thing though is that I think I have learned more than him haha well in addition to being a trainer, I think this week I have eaten more than i have in any other week of my mission ahah one of the families we are teaching really loves us and gives us food everytime we come by haha well in addition to the food, another good thing we had this week was that we had 2 more baptisms this week. it´s funny because all of our baptisms are daughters of our padre celestial haha and they are all young so everyone thinks we are doing the whole flirt to convert technique haha

 But this is funny what you say about the writing emails to other people, it´s a mother alert but don´t worry. I´ll write you guys for a whole 2 minutes each week. haha jk don´t worry. I´m still going to write to you guys and I´m glad you think my writing is good so I guess I´ll try to keep writing good stuff. Our mission president makes us do that anyways so to be obedient, lo haré haha so don´t worry about that. it is nice to talk to some other people though, but you guys are always first!

I´m glad y’all could go to Hailey´s wedding. That is really cool that she got married. I didn´t realize this before, but I had a dream about going to the wedding with you guys last night haha I didn´t realize that´s what I was dreaming about, but now that I think about it, I was dreaming about that haha
and that’s so crazy about Ariel! haha I always thought she blew away haha we see dead cats all the time out here but they always get eaten by dogs. oh and about the iguanas, I still try and catch one every day, but I´m going to start using gloves so I can grab them because they have sharp spikes on their tails hahaha

Well this week I think I have gained a stronger testimony of the importance of the Book of Mormon and the Scriptures.  I really love reading them and I love helping people understand the importance of reading the scriptures. they help us to acercarnos a dios. they say that the words of Christ take us directly to happiness and I know this is true. and it´s also true that if we don´t read them, we start to die spiritually. Our testimony is like a plant that needs to be watered every day, like mother´s roses that if you water them every day, people will see them and want to smell them and all that and it´s the same with the testimony that if you guys nurture your testimonies every day, not only will you benefit from it, but also all of those around you.  One of the best ways to cultivate the testimony is through prayers and the lectura del libro de mormon. ya´ll should read the bom every day. And praying trying to really have a conversation with God. Well that´s all I have to say about that right now.

I love you all and I´m glad you guys are all doing good. it´s starting to get hot out here, but what doesn´t kill us just makes us stronger! haha I love you guys and cuidaos! jaja

Mother I love you and I will always write you good so don´t worry. I don´t have much to say but that I´ll be loving you always is sufficient.

Michelle that´s crazy about Ariel! i started laughing though because it was a mystery and I could just imagine the look on grandpas face haha its funny

Daddy, that’s crazy about the snow. So it is snowing again out there in btwon? That´s good mother is using my laptop too.  Did you fix the cars yet. and how´s remo haha jk i love you adios




3-19-2013.  "Me and my son at the temple."  (NOTE: New Jr. Companions are nick named "sons")







3-19-2013.  "Me at the temple."








3-22-2013.  "Fried Fish."




2 comments:

Janel Coffman said...

What a blessing to be able to go to the Temple on your mission. What a beautiful temple! You look so happy! Love Always, Mother xo xo

Stephen Coffman said...

¡Sí! I also know the Book of Mormon is the word of God!! Every time I read it I feel peace and comfort. I have the goal of reading it everyday.