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, October 8, 2013


9/25/2013.  "Hermans de la distrito."  Sister Missionaries & Elder Coffman, Elder Taylor, Elder Schwab.  

9/25/2013.  Eastern Merida, MX
9/23/2013.  "We have to use name tags." 

9/26/2013.  "Food court fun with Sister Garcia.  She bought us everything except a pizza and a shake or whatever you call it. HaHa.  Elder Taylor, Elder Coffman. 

10/7/2013.  Elder David Coffman.  Eastern Merida, MX.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: 10/5/2013. Hola' Greetings from your family - We Love You!
To: Janel Coffman <>

hello my family. conference was really great. we couldn’t{t go to the first session in the morning because we didn{t have any investigators, but the rest of it was really good. we went to a secretaries office to watch it in english because we really like hearing the voices of the apostles and prophets. it was a great conference. it was really interesting how President Monson said that the sunday morning conference was one of the most inspiring he had ever heard. it was. i really liked Elder Dallin H. Oaks talk. i heard president Uchtdorf gave a good one too. i think Elder Oaks{s was my favorite. Elder Perry and all the first presidencies talks in the priesthood session were really awesome as well. i really liked what Elder Oaks was talking about when he was saying how a lot of times we put things in front of God. we can not do that. it happens a lot however and most of the time we dont even notice. i was also moved by the love President Monson expressed for his dear wife. i hope one day i can express love in such a way for my future wife. it was really touching. he is a prophet of God and i know it is true.  i am so grateful for the modern day prophets that we have. i hope all of you learned something new and received revelation about how to better your lives. we exhorted a lot of people this past week to listen to the prophets voice. some listened to the call and were greatly blessed. unfortunately, some hardened their hearts or had other priorities and so they missed out on things that surely would have helped their lives much more. i guess today i wont talk a lot about what the prophets said because i feel like when i listen to conference it makes more impressions in my heart than words in my head and so it is hard to share what i learned. we had 3 people that i would have really liked to have listen to the conference. well a lot more than that but 3 people specifically that could have benefited from it. one is having problems with her husband and is less active .the other 2 are investigators. one is trying to find the true path to happiness and the other is trying to get out of debt and all that. all 3 should have gone. but they didn{t. i was really wondering why. it just seems so obvious to me why we need to listen to a prophet and how important it is and all that and i coudnt believe they didnt want to go. well they all had their reasons and i wont judge them for that but it was really sad because there were things in conference that could have helped them. i tell you this because sometimes we don’t trust in God enough or in his chosen servants. we think we can do it ourselves confiando en nuestra propia sabiduria. or trusting in our own wisdom. we need to trust in God more. this doesnt mean just sitting back and waiting for answers to come or waiting for the path to be shown. we have to press forward. always keeping the commandments, always remembering the holy covenants we have made and we have to DO things. we can’t be lazy or just wait. we have to take leaps of faith. even though they might not be very big ones, it is what we have to do to really progress in life. if we do it we will grow little by little and one day we will be recomisated for our efforts. its ok to make mistakes. like what President Uchtdorf said in the priesthood session. we will fall but we must get back up.  i have especially seen this to be true in the missionary work and from what i have seen and heard and learned, we are all missionaries. as the prophet said and as it was repeated various verses, now is the time for missionaries and members to work together. so dont ever stop moving or going forward. dont lose confidence in the Lord. never stop keeping the commandments and never forget your covenants. and most importantly, share the Gospel with everyone. this is what the Lord wants with all of us and it is for a wise purpose. well i love you guys a lot and I’ll try and send some pics. Adios

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From: "David Coffman" <>
Date: Oct 7, 2013 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: Another week
To: "Scott Coffman" <>

Thats awesome you got to go to conference, that building really is a modern marvel. i really love the buildings of the church. i liked  President Monsons talk about the importance of home teaching. well i love you a lot and i{ll talk to you later

elder coffman

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