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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013



Janel’s Note:  I added in this map which shows where Elder Coffman is serving since there weren’t any pictures sent this week.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM
To: Janel Coffman <>

hola familia. well i am super glad to hear that cameron got off good. what is his email address. I’d really like to write him. is he doing good_ i am really proud of him. it sounds like everything is going good.

 i am kinda afraid to send pic s home because my comp said that a virus got on his card and erased all his pics. so i will see what happens with that. right now we are writing in a pretty sketchy place so i won’t send any. i didn´t really take any pics this week anyways.  this week was really good for us.  it was raining a lot everyday and it is kinda different here because all the water never drains so there is always water in the streets and there are a lot of big pot holes. it’s a lot worse than utah roads believe it or not haha we had some pretty good experiences though. this ward is really good at working with the missionaries and i am really greatful to be here. our ward mission leader is really cool he is a great example of the importance of magnifing your calling. y’all should look up jacob 4 to find out more about the importance of that. actually i think it is jacob 1, but i cant remember. the whole book of jacob is really good so just read it even though jacob 5  anyways our house is new though so we don’t have anything. just a table, and hammocks so we have to study on the ground. it kinda hurts but beggars can’t be choosers i guess haha. we should have tables this week and hopefully we will have a fridge too. we have to wash our clothes in the sink though so that’s a little different but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. as long as the plumbing works good i am not going to complain about anything haha i am glad i am a zone leader too. i like training people and teaching. i hope i can have the opportunity to serve as a leader in the church all my life. 

so my area is in merida. its not close to chichin itza. its about 2 hours away. its in the eastern part of merida. you can find it if you look up villas de oriente.  just so you know haha

so something that i just started thinking about as i was laying down in my hammock last night is how the raiders are doing_ could y’all give me some updates on whats happening in the nfl and in college football. i would really like to know. that is good btown is doing good. and really interesting about how they are throwing more. 

this week we saw the importance of the gospel for the families. we are teaching a family of 4. the kids are all bigger like 30 years old but they still live in the house and are not married. last night we were talking with them and we found out that they have just felt so much better as a family ever since we started talking with them. it is a miracle. they are really excited and we are hoping to baptize them in 2 weeks. 

well thats about all i have to say.

mother i will keep taking them in high resolution. i keep putting on sunblock and i dont wear my retainer very much anymore but I am going to start it again. that is really good story from stake conference. i'm glad you guys could go.  i like hymns a lot. and i am really excited for general conference.

mc, for service, you can pray for opportunities. service can take a lot of different forms. like helping your parents, saying something nice, smiling at someone. sometimes we think that if we can’t do something big, it won’t make a difference so we should not do anything at all but even small things will help. there is a cool quote i read that I would like to share with you. it is that being nice to people always makes me happy and when i am happy i am nicer and then before i know it, i am in the middle of my best day so far. i read it in a book. well i am glad you are trying to serve. you will be blessed a lot for that. 

daddy that is an awesome story. the church needs more examples like that. i am so glad you followed the spirit. it feels so good like ammon describes. i hope he gets baptized. so are you getting in better riding shape yet_ are you going to keep riding in the winter time_ and thats pretty crazy about how he took a street bike like that. well i hope you keep having missionary experiencias. i am really glad to hear from you and you are doing good. keep me updated on the football stuff.

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