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, May 28, 2013

5/27/2013. Families are so important.

"When we did service.  Every time I am in normal clothes I realize how bad my tan is and how much weight I've put on hahaha dang tortillas."  Elder Coffman and Elder Oliver.  5/24/2013.

Elder David Coffman.  Valladolid, MX Mission.  5/24/2013. 

"English Class" Elder David Coffman.  Valladolid, MX Mission.  5/21/2013

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: Hola' Greetings from your FAMILY - We Love You!!
To: Janel Coffman <>

well it ir really nice to hear from you guys. this week the work was pretty slow haha we are trying to try to find new investigators. and so it´s been pretty hard but asi es la vida. hahah it helps us to trust in God more when we have hard times. well i´m not really sure what to say about cameron except that i am so excitedfor him!! and that is so cool he´s going to the same mission as fox. too bad he won´t speak spanish but ohwell he´ll probablypick up on alittle bit. well i didn´t really think of something i could share with you guys this morning but then iremembered what happened with a menos activo we are teaching.he lost his hope when he realized that his wife and family were not on the same page en cuanto al evangelio. another example that happened too. in this case the brother was crying because his family didn´t want to listen. well it is really significant because we cannot reach the exaltation alone. we need eachother. like elder holand said, we are not in a race against each other, sino a race against sin. i know that families are so important and that if we are not united here on earth, we can not be united in heaven either. i know that we have a strong family but it is really sad to see families fall apart and to see grown men cry becasue of the difficulties that happenbecuse all of the members of the family do not want to live the gospel. well i know we have a strong family and i am so grateful we do. i guess if we feel like our family isgoing pretty well, we can dedicate more time to help other families that aren´t so strong. i know that helping others have a stronger will help us too. well that´s all i have to say for thisweek. i love you guys so much and i can´t wait until we live in the celestial kingdom together someday. until then, hasta la pasta jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajjja

mother, ialwayssend the same pics to you as to chelsy so don´t worry and i´m glad your riding again, i love you. anne sent me an email about shoes, but tell her for right now i am just fine but when i do need more, i´ll let you guys know. my first pair lasted 9 months so i should be fine with the next 2 pairs that i have

daddy that´scool about the mexi food. and the hair cut. i hope you have fun with the motor cycle.

michelle, i ´m glad your are closer because if i was still home then i wouldn’t have to give you rides haha but ya mero vasa cumplir 16 anos no, are you going to recieve your licence adios

bueno pues te amo y gracias por sus insperacion tambein. comparti este experiencia de la caridad con mi companero para ayudarle con su caridad. pueste amo adios

Janel's Note

Spanish above translated: 
I love you and thanks for your insperacion tambein. shared this experience with my companion charity to help with your charity. iQ love goodbye

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, May 27, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: Send this to david please
To: Janel Coffman <>

sup brock.well to answer your question, the missionary schedule is really fixed and you can´t change it a lot. we get 30 minutes to exercise every morning at 6:30 and then we have an hour to get ready and eat breakfast and then at 8 in the morning we have to do our studying .its weird at first having such a fixed schedule, but it helps you use the time better because the time god gives us to serve wit hall our heart , might mind and soul is very short. well i´m glad you´re doing good and thanks for sharing yhour testimony.its very strong. let me know if you have anymore questions and i want to know how your workouts are going adios

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

5/20/2013 "We are in the process of enduring to the end."

5/11/2013.  "Other baptism foto."  Elder Marcus Oliver & Elder David Coffman.  Valladolid, MX.

5/11/2013.  "Baptism with Carla and Emilio.  Elder Marcus Oliver & Elder Coffman.  Valladolid MX.


5/16/2013.  Elder David Coffman.  "Finally caught an iguana when we went to merida for immigration it had a broken bottle around its head and i tried to take it off but it just stractched me haha but at least i finally caught one. now i need to catch one in valladolid so we can eat it haha."   Merida, MX.

5/17/2013.  "We made some smores- pretty good."  Valladolid MX.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM
To: Janel Coffman <>,

other baptism foto. hola chelsy and parkinson family! its great to hear that you guys are doing good and that jp is training now. he´s gonna be a good trainer because he works hard. well thanks for all the support and im glad it sounds like you guys are doing good. sorry it´s taken a while to write back but i´m really grateful for all the stuff .i guess my mom said you sent a card but it hasn´t arrived yet. idk if it was stolen or what but thanks anyways haha i really appreciate the support dear elders are definitely more secure so those work just fine. i´ll send you some other pics too.

From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: 5/20/2013. Hola' Greetings from your family - WE LOVE YOU!!
To: Janel Coffman <>

well hey there family. it´s pretty good to hear that everything is going well for you guys. i am doing good.this week went by really fast because we had to travel to cancun for a zone conference and then to merida for immigration. the zone conference was really good. every time we have one of the zone conferences, we are always reminded of all the duties we have as missionaries and all the things that we need to do better. in this zone conference, the president focused on teaching the doctrine of Christ. He said that we all need it and so i am suggesting to all you at home to study the doctrine of Christ. some of my favorite chapters of the bom are the ones where the gospel of Christ is taught like in 2 nefi 31, 3 nefi 11 y 3 nefi 27. you guys should study that because it is the base of what we do. it all depends on the gospel. we are in the process of enduring to the end right now and it is a critical step.

i´m really glad that you had the opportunity to listen to sister lloyd haha it sounds weird saying that but i guess that´s how it´ll be pretty soon. i´m glad you got to talk with the parkinsons too. well everything is going good for us out here. thanks for all the support and for all of the prayers. i love you guys a lot.

mother, that’s good you got to talk with chelsy. idk what happened to the letter, but it probably just hasn´t arrived yet haha but it would be better to just send the updates. i don´t think anyone would steal it. i´m glad you could do your garden and all that´. that´s what you do best haha and i´ll pray for anne. that´s pretty scary.

michelle i miss you too. thanks for telling me about the laser pen. haha if you need to use anything else, it´s ok. just put it back when your done and leave it in good condition. so if you need clothes or something you can use them just put the m back haha cuz i love ya hobe ahah but i´m glad you told me about your dream that´s super awesome. i have been praying to have a cool dream like that but nothing yet. i´ll keep praying. well i love you lots and that´s funny about the fish. they are still there,you guys just don´t know how to getthem out hahahahaha adios hermanita.

hermano, gracias por decir me de ella. ella es muy especial y es una ella-ada sentirse mal por cosas que pasan a otras y sentirse feliz cuando esta bien. entonces siempre esta trabajando en el 3 piso o estas flotando? manda saludas a mis enfermeras en sdch haha te amo mucho hermano y cuidatey gracias for decir me su sueno. es bien potenete y verdadero. asi fueron las acciones de cristo. how does deberian y deberán translate to english. o y gracias por los discos si los tienes adios te amo

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From: "David Coffman" <>
Date: May 20, 2013 11:10 AM
Subject: Re: Hey david
To: "Scott Coffman" <>

google translate did a prety goodjob that´s funnya bout remo and we usually listen to generla conference talks every mornying i like it a lot . soory about the speelin this keey board is retarted haha or maybe its me.  i love you too and i´m glad youhave grown spirtiually tahts the most important

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: 5/162013 Letter from Brock
To: Janel Coffman <>

wow brock you have some really powerful words. i really enjoy receiving these messages from you. it sounds like you are doing really good. i´m glad that you are going to church again. if you want something that you can do to really strengthen your testimony then you should try to share it with everyone especially with your family. it will help you to have a stronger testimony about Christ, God, the Book of Mormon and that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we have a prophet today that receives revelation from God. well i know that this is the only true church in all of the earth and i know that Christ is the Savior of the world. i knw that we can be forgiven of our sins if we truly repent. i testify that families are eternal and that this should be your goal.  i know you have a strong testimony and i know that you can do a lot of good with it. use it to bless your family. well it was nice to hear from you. lots of love mi primo adiosçç

elder coffman

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Asunto: Re: Carta de Elaine
Fecha: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:26:05 -0500
De: David Coffman <>
A: Stephen Coffman <>

carta para elaine
hola elaine. how are you doing? i am doing great! out here in mexico it is really hot but the people are so nice and i have grown to love them.thank you for always being so patient with me. i really appreciate the piano that you taught me and the other lessions you taught me likehow to work hard, and how to be diligent. i am very grateful for the lecciones now because i have been able to use it a little on my mission. music has a super strong impact on our lives and it is a really good way to invite the spirit. well i hope all is well with you and thank you for todo. to i would like to share my testimony. i know that the atonement of Christ is real. i know he is the savior ofthe world. iknow that the families can be eternal if we live the gospel. ikno wthat God loves us and i know that we are in the right chruch. i know the book of mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a prophet. well thanks for everything and sorry the letter is a little short and sloppy. they dont´give us much time to write but itçs the thought that counts haha adios y te amo