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, July 16, 2013


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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: Hola' Greetings from your family - We LOVE You!!
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

hola familia! well its pretty good to hear from y{all. i{m glad that things are going well. i cant believe michelle is going to be 16 and yes i am glad i am down herein mexico. they have areally cool way of singing happy bday here, but i don{t remember how to sing it but happy bday hobe. and i like the pics of the healthy food. i miss eating the healthy food too. i think i{ve gaineda little bit of weight in this area and its probably just because the food here is pretty greasy and because we have made some pretty good friends so people always invite us to eat haha. this week was really good. we should have a baptism this next week so we{ll send some pics of that. well i don{t really have any funny or interesting stories this week. as far as a little message, i didn{t really have time to think of something really special to say but one thing i noticed in this week was the importance of prayer. i was praying a lot for some extra blessings concerniente los investigadores en la capilla and so i was praying a lot and when we got there there wasn{t any one there but i kept praying and trusting in the lord and not doubting and when the sacrament started, we had 6 God really does love us and he knows how to bless us. we just have to ask first. remember that we don{t deserve any blessing that we receive. we really are less than the dust of the earth, but God loves us so much that he blesses us. if you want to feel more humble and realize how much God loves us, you should read the speech of rey benjamin in mosiah 2,3,4,5. I especially love these chapeters. well i love you guys mucho. adios

mother, my presidents name is president sergio garcia.  he{s from mexico. i don{t remember what state. his wife is from idaho, but already speaks spanish. and how were you writing aury l_______. in spanish haha tell her i said oh yeahhhhhh! haha its a joke. and tell her that you always say si and she'll probably get really happy. thats a cool story about the biking there was a little abuelita that was saying something similar about how she used to take a lot of pills to feel better but the doctor told her to just run a little and lift little weights and she did it and now she feels a lot better. i didn{t have another copy of that pic. sorry but i love you a lot oh and sometimes we wake up at 5 30 doesn’t seem like a lot but 1 hour makes a big difference haha sometimes i get tempted to take a little nap but i know that if i do that i will make my father in heaven really sad because i won’t be sacrificing all that i have for him.

daddy i always wanted you to have a short hair cut because i wanted you to be like me. you{ll have to send me a pic. i probably won’t recognize you haha i broke a pipe with a pick a couple of weeks ago and i was thinking about the sprinklers so thats funny you have been working on them. thanks for teaching me how to do stuff with my hands and work. it helps us a lot when we do service and i really like that scripture. i{ll share it with someone today.

michelle happy bday again have a fun bday party.

fox, gracias por su testimonio. }cuando digo que tengo un hermano que todavia no se ha casado, las hermanas solteras me dicen de veras! o a poco! enviale una foto y vamos a salir jaja entonces si quiere una latina novia, ven para aca te amo

pues te amo mucho fmailia adios

Elder Coffman’s Translated message to Stephen
Fox, thank you for your testimony. } when I say that I have a brother who is not yet married, unmarried sisters really tell me! or a little! Send her a photo and we'll get haha then if you want a Latina girlfriend, come over here I love you

I love you as much famila goodbye


Stephen Elías Coffman said...

I would love a Latin girlfriend c:

Janel Coffman said...

David, I'm so glad you are doing well. Keep up the good work and enjoy this time in your life! You are blessing the lives of others through helping to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. Love Always, Mother xo