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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3/4/2013 The Gospel is a message of hope and joy.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Hola! Greetings from your family
To: Janel Coffman <>

hello family! well things are going good. this week was hard again, but it´s ok. i think the hardest thing is finding people who are really interested. we always have lessons planned, but the majority of them don´t happen. i know the work is hard for a reason though. it is hard because salvation is not a cheap experience. being a member of this church is hard, but it really is worth it. i know the the Lord is helping us with the work.  it seems like every day we see at least one little miracle or one little tender mercy. i love teaching and i love serving the lord.

nothing too exciting happened this week though. i am pretty amazed at how fast this month went by. it makes me want to make the most out of my mission because everyone always says it goes by really fast and now that is how i am feeling right now. i love serving the lord and i am so grateful i am out here again. i learned something pretty cool in this past week. it kinda took a while for it to really make sense, but now i understand it better. it started when this family we were teaching told us they didn't have time. all they did was work work work and then sleep and then work work work. and the interesting thing is  that although they were always busy, their life doesn't have any real meaning. they go day after day working and that´s it. that´s when i realized how important it is to know our purpose in life. think of Jesus. he understood perfectly what his purpose was and look what he did. he redeemed a fallen race. not one day was wasted of his life, yet he never did anything for himself. if we understand our purpose, our origins and, being sons of God, really understanding what our true potential is, we will have purpose in life. i read a talk by President Monson that said unless we lose ourselves in giving service to others, our own life has little purpose. i know this is true because it´s how Jesus lived. he was the perfect example of charity and love. for this reason, he gave us the commandment to love god with everything we have and to love our neighbor as we love our selves. i invite you guys to try to understand our purpose here on life and how serving and showing charity to others is eternally intertwined with our divine purpose and responsibility as members of the only true church found on the face of the earth. there is so much more to life than work and money and the things of the world. the gospel is what matters. share it with everyone you can because it really is a gospel of hope and joy.

well i´m glad everything seems to be going good back there in bountiful. how´s the weather back there btw? here it has been unusually cold. like i haven´t sweated in 3 days haha. i never thought i would live a day in mexico without sweating but it´s been really nice!  except at night and in the morning with the cold showers. you get cold at night with me macas because it´s like with the bridges where you have to be extra careful driving over them with the snow because they freeze easier because there is cold air under them( that´s why i always told daddy to be careful while driving over a bridge(; ) haha so you freeze at night with out a sheet, but i have one so it´s all good. it´s funny because when i work out in the morning i try to work out extra hard so that my shower will be more enjoyable jaja well i never thought i would be saying it´s cold here, but i am and i am very grateful for that because everyone says that after this cold spell it´s going to turn into el infierno haha.
 well i love you guys a lot and i´m glad we can be eternal. that´s why i never cry saying goodbye to yáll because i know we´ll see each other again, weather in this life, or in the next.

mother, that´s way cool with tyson. how did he like the salt lake temple? that´s crazy how early he is leaving! he´ll love it. tell him í´m proud of him haha i´m still on my first pair of shoes and i have 2 more unused pairs so i´m good.

2/14/13. Breakfast. toronja y atun (Breakfast, grapefruit and tuna)
3/4/13.  "Me in front of my house in Vallodolid."

3/3/13.  "Our Kitchen"

3/3/2013.  "Where we sleep."

3/4/2013.  "I work out."  ("They just have machines like these in parks all around the city haha but we don't really use them to work out").

1 comment:

Stephen Coffman said...

That's awesome!!! Great message!! c: