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, June 25, 2013

6/24/2013. "It's important for all of us to share the gospel."

6/13/2013.  President Salinas and Elder David Coffman.  Caucel, Mexico.

6/19/2013.  Elder Rivera and Elder Coffman.  Caucel, Mexico.  (Note Elder Rivera is a friend but not Elder Coffman's mission companion his companion is Elder Juarez).

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: 6-23-2013 Hola' Elder Coffman Greetings from your family - WE LOVE YOU!!
To: Janel Coffman <>

hello family! well this week was pretty good. we were in a pretty strong storm for acouple of the days but i was happy because none of my books got wet haha. i don´t mind the rain because it isn´t as hot and most of the time people have misericordia de nosotros and they let us in. the only thing i don´t like about it is that the books get wet sometimes but now i always bring plastic sacks so they stay dry haha butalso one of the storms was a lightning storm and we were like right in the middle of it and there were like 4 strikes that were right next to where we were waiting during the cover haha. my finger is going good. it probably needed stitches but i just put a bandaid on it and called it good which is better than what i ususally do with my cuts and stuff....haha i almost have full mobility again so all´s good haha. well as far as the work goes, things are going good for us. we are hoping to have a baptism this week. we are really really happy that we have some great members in the ward. they are really willing to help with the missionary work and it is so great when they help out. i don´t know if you guys saw the world training thing yesterday that they did in the mtc but it was amazing and really talks about the work of the members. it was a really good training and i hope they do another one because it helped a lot of people including all of the missionaries to be more excited about missionary work. if we really understand the blessings of the gospel and if we really have experimented the joy of the atonement, we will want to share it with everyone, like in lehi’s dream when he partook of the fruit of the tree of life. so if yáll don’t feel like sharing it, you either need to count your blessings or try to put your lives back in order so you can feel the power and joy of the atonement and Christ´s love again in your lives. and there is not a better way to do that than to start sharing what you know and feel with everyone else. even though it’s such a blessing that we have to be members of the church and to have the opportunity to have an eternal family, but if we don´t share it then we are not completing with the first covenant that we make as described in mosiah 18. y’all should read it to make sure you are completing with that covenant along with the other covenants we make in the other sacred places. i guess this might sound like a planch, but its what we all need. many times we are too complacent with the work but if we really understand how short this life is and how important every moment is, and that we are all one big family, we will want to share it more. yáll will feel great joy sharing it and if anyone is scared to do it or doesnt know what to say or how to say it, ask fox or even ask michelle because she has shared it with many of her friends. one of the biggest duties we have is share the gospel well. d and c 58 talks about being anxiously engaged in a good cause.  my new comps name is jesus. try and read that scripture. i love you guys a lot and i hope all is going well. it sounds like it is. oh i almost forgot, we had the farewell of our mission president. it was so good because he talked about the whole plan of salvation. it was amazing how detailed, yet simple he shared it. iwas really glad i got to know him. its not everyday you get to here something like that from a 70. it was so amazing. i can´t explain it but it was a really strong testimony builder because when he was telling it was just so true. he talked about the spirit world and how the missionry work will be there and how our ancestors are waiting. it was amazing. he also gave us all a blessing. it was really special and he said some amazing things that i or other missionaries had never told him. it was cool because he said he wanted to give all of us a gift before leaving and he said god told him that he wanted to give each of us a blessing and so he acted in Gods name through the priesthood to give us a blessing that were really personal and specific. it was amazing well the church is true, the priesthood is real and Christ is our savior.

love, elder coffey

mother, well as far as the new area goes, it´s about the same as far as safety goes. probably a little more dangerous here if anything because people come from different parts ofthe country to live here. i still have a long way to go before august 2014 but they senda letter out with all the info like 5 months before so don´t worry about that. 

mc that´s awesome how you defended the gospel. i´m proud of ya siss haha and i´m glad you are going to the temple. ask mar if all of our family history work is done and if all of the ordinances are done for them as well. we had a way cool talk about the plan of salvation from our mission president and he talked about how much we need to do the work for our ancestors. love ya. oh and everyday is super cool out here because i´m here and i´m super cool haha jk but love ya lot hobe

From: David Coffman []
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:43 PM
To: Scott Coffman
Subject: Re: howdy

well that sounds like fun. i guess your fishing luck is the same as always becasuae i always out fished you anyways haha jk but i love you alot and thanks for teaching me so manythings about how to fix stuff and things like that. i recieved a blessing where my president told me that i would use those skills to help many people and so thanks a lot. it sounds like life is going pretty rough but when the going gets tough, the tough get going. read your scriptures and you´ll feel a spritual recharge and that will help your whole body becasue our body is just a heep of flesh and bone, but our spirit is what makes it move if that makes sense. we all need spritual food and sometimes we go days without eating, drinking or sleeping spritually. adios

1 comment:

Stephen Elías Coffman said...

Way to go David! You're really growing spiritually.