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

Monday, October 14, 2013


  10/12/2013.  "Baptism of Juana, Julio, Sheyla, Miguel and Jose.  The first four are a family of four that we baptized, the other one is a guy who has 21 years.  I love them all."  Elder Coffman and Elder Taylor.

"Our old zone before it got changed."  9/25/2013

"Boda de Juana and Julio."  and Elder Taylor and Elder Coffman.  10/10/2013

"My new comp."  Elder Coffman and Elder Jaussi.  9/25/2013

"In front of a monument on Paseo de Montejo.  One of the nicest places in Merida,"  10/7/2013

"In front of a monument on Paseo de Montejo.  One of the nicest places in Merida."  10/7/2013

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: 10/14/2013. Hola' Greetings from Your Family - WE LOVE YOU!!
To: Janel Coffman <>

hola familia! well this week was great. we had a rough month in september where it was the first month since my days in texas where we blanked but saturday we baptized 5 so it was pretty sweet.   i was super happy. i am glad that it is going well for you guys too. thats good you visited grandma as well. she looks happy and i like her hair. it looks like my great grandmother. this week was a special one for Elder Taylor, it is his last week. he might come to visit yall because he is going to utah on friday to see his sister get married.  i doubt he’ll have time to do it but if he does, it’ll be cool to see him. so that means i have a new comp. I’ll still be zone leader in chichen itza but Elder Jaussi is coming in. he’s pretty cool guy. we have the same time in the mission and he has been in the offices for a while so hes ready to work. haha just what i like. 

 yesterday was the primary program. it reminded me of my primary days and how much a didn{t like singing hahaaha and how bad i was. i think i would say sorry to a lot of the people that tried teaching me during my younger days because i was kinda mischevous or however you spell that word. well i guess thats all i have to say about things that happened this week. as far as something spiritual, yesterday we ate with a recent convert and she asked us about tithing. God blesses and makes those that keep the commandments prosper in the land. and more than anything, ....... she needs to go to the temple to do the work for the dead and to prepare to seal herself to her husband. i know that the commandments are so important. i know that obedience is the first law of the heavens. we need to obey. it is so important. we need to do it for the right reasons. not to avoid consequences or to make leaders or parents happy. we need to do it because we love Christ and our Heavenly Father. we need to do it because we trust in Him and we have faith. we cant wait to keep a commandment because we think it will be easier todo later on. we need to do it immediately. today is the day of our salvation and God blesses us immediately. yall should read in mosiah 2 and alma 34 and also i think it is mateo 22 or  maybe 24 where it talks about the greatest commandment. and connect it with john 14 15. i love obedience scriptures. ahah its one of my favorite things to do. i wanna be captain dependable for God. i want him to trust in me because he knows that if he gives me an assignment or trust me with someone to help, that i will do it and that will be receptive to the spirit to do it. i love the example of President Monsons life. we watched the biography of him and it is amazing how he listens to the spirit and how he is so intune with it because he knows that God works through us to save others. thats why i want to be obedient. so i can have the sprit strongly enough to be able to listen to him when he tells me there is some one to cheer up or someone thats needs a smile or needs service or a blessing. I know that if i am obedient than power of the priesthood will be with me. well i am almost out of time now but thanks for all yall do for me and well i also hope you can understand wghat i said because i spelled some words wrong and sometimes i ramble on about something ahaha i try to write theses things inspired so hope ya like it. talk to ya later. love ya lots

mother, that dream almost made me cry...well almost is a stretch but it touched my heart. i love you so much....  you are my mother and one of the most important people in my life. you have done so much for me and i know that you will do a lot more for me so thanks for all that.  i love you so much.  i{ll be loving you always oh and my leg is fine and i got the card from anne but i{ll let ya know when i get it from you. thanks for everything 

michelle if you want your friend to have a good experience for your friend at church, you can try to participate a lot in the classes and make sure you explain everything becase what we do is a lot different. explain it simply and ask her if she has any questions. try and introduce her to everyone and always be happy and set the  best example possible for her. pray a lot and pray that she will feel the spirit touch her heart becaseu the churches are really sacred places. the spirit is what she needs too feel. just make sure you explain things and ask her if she has any questions. andset a good example and pray. love ya lots

1 comment:

Janel Coffman said...

What a wonderful message David. Thank you so much for the kind words that were so heartfelt. I'll be loving you .... Always,
Mother xo xo