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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 13, 2013

3/11/2013 Stake Conference w/talks by Elder Bednar & Elder Richard G. Scott

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: Hola Greetings from your Family 3/10/13
To: Janel Coffman <>

Hola familia! well this week went by even faster than the last week. it seems like every day flies by haha.   We are super busy and things are starting to pick up again. we had a stake conference yesterday and it was really good. Elder Bednar and Elder Richard G. Scott talked in it. they talked about repentance and the importance of women. there were a couple of other talks but I didn´t hear them because we gave our seats to some members so they could listen.  it was really good because we had 8 investigators there. it´s always a really cool thing when our investigators can hear the words of our prophets. I´m really excited also because in a couple of weeks it will be conferencia general! it´s pretty cool here because we all have to travel about 45 minutes in a big bus to get to the stake center and so it really requires a lot of faith from the members and especially the investigators to make the trip. this week we should be baptizing a hermana. her name is Carla. I´m really excited for that because we have been working really hard for her haha. that´s pretty much all that I have to say about the work this week.

so yesterday I heard that we are now fighting against north korea? if that rumor is true, how did that happen?  I guess the prophet know what he was doing when he changed the age to 18 for missionaries so that they can all serve a mission before the draft gets started up again if we really are in a war.  When I heard about that rumor, it was pretty startling at first, but really if we are living right and we are good with God through our obedience, we don´t need to fear death or man. we should be like the anti nefi lehitas  who feared sin more than death.

that´s also interesting what you said about my hair.  I was gonna ask if i looked different because today I spent half the day with it normal and I looked a lot different haha. well I´m glad things are all going well back there in bountiful.  it sounds like it´s starting to warm up back there and here too. they say that about right now is when it gets really hot and it´s true because today is pretty hot and humid. that´s really cool for Tyson as well. I´m excited for him haha well I love you guys a lot and thanks for all the support. I love hearing from ya'll. I love you guys.

Mother, that´s cool about church and Tyson´s blessing. and that´s really true about planting seeds. How is work going? and how is Barbara? haha and I remember when I was a baby...well I was never a baby but when I wasn´t 20, you used to comb my hair like it is now when I would get out of the bath tub haha well I love you lots.

Michelle, you have a really strong testimony! I really enjoyed reading what you said! you are one of the amazing young women that Elder Richard G. Scott spoke about yesterday in our stake conference. and I like that analogy you gave of Jesus and the box. I might try and use that someday out here. it´s a really good one. I love you and keep being awesome. oh and ps I miss took and ebony too. I always tell my comp that we should adopt a dog out here. there are a lot of pet stores haha adios

Daddy, I hope you get the car fixed. is Michelle driving more now_ and so Cameron is going to go on a mission? has he done his papers yet? keep me updated on that! I´m really excited for him. it´ll change his life I played football with kade and that´s cool about all the missionaries. I think I found the sweet spot for my hair haha it´s getting there. I never combed it before so I had no idea how to do it haha I´m gonna cut it again next week though I think. well I love you  haha well adios pops

Oh and I got your valentines card that was funny what daddy said to me. I love you all!

3/5/13.  This is a pic of a fruit out here, Cayomitos (I think that's how you spell it).  They are really good though. 

Elder David Coffman and his companion, Elder Reyes.

3/10/13.  Two investigators, they wanted to wear our suits, haha.  They'll be sister missionaries someday haha.

3/11/2013.  Elder Coffman relaxing in his hammock.

3/11/2013.  Elder David Coffman "My glasses and comb over. I kinda look like a nerd haha but at least i look smart too(; haha."

Elder David Coffman and his companion, Elder Reyes.

3/11/2013.  "In front of the Iglesia Catolica se llama sisal it is built on top of a Cenote. I think it was built in like the 16th century."


Janel Coffman said...

So glad your mission is going so well. Keep up the good work, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you Elder Coffman!

Michelle Coffman said...

That's really cool David! I miss you.