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, November 11, 2013


A digitally colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the West Nile virus (left) and a close-up view of a Culex mosquito about to begin feeding on a human host (right)

Janel’s Note:  The proper spelling for the illness David talks about  is spelled: dengue hemorrhagic fever.  Hopefully he is over this, we are just thankful that he was diagnosed and was seen and treated by a Dr. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Hola' Greetings from your family - We Love You!
To: Janel Coffman <>

hello family. well this week was probably one of the hardest weeks number wise that i have had in the mission. but its all good. we just need to work harder this week. we lost 2 days because i was sick so they had to put me on lock down so we couldnt leave.  i slept the 2 days and it was pretty nice but im ready to have a whole work day. i had dangae i still dont know how to spell it but its something you get from mosquitos. its funny because when the doc took my temp. i had a temperature of 102 but i didnt notice because we are always hot haha. it makes me wonder if there have been other times when i have been sick...but oh well all is good now. things are going smoothly here. our biggest challenge is finding real new investigators. like everyone will listen but not everyone is willing to change. but we prayed and fasted for new people so if we work hard we should be blessed with these people. well it seems like from what mother said, things are well with yall.  I know that this church is true and i know that this work that we are doing is the most important so always remember to share the Gospel with someone else.  everyone that has been warned should warn their neighbor.  well thats about all i have to say this week so adios

 mother, its true what you say about the grace of God but as it says in 2 nephi 26, we are only saved by grace after doing everything we can. i said what i said because we do need to be perfectly clean from our sins. 3 nephi 27 19-20 is very clear on that and also another one in 1 nephi 15. the final judgement is real and it will be a horrible day for many people, even members of the church because there are many that do not understand that they must repent of all their sins. God cannot look upon sin with the least amount of tolerance. so we must repent of all our sins. we must repent if we haven’t studied the scriptures like we know we should because it is a commandment. we must read the scriptures because we will be judged for the things that are said in the scriptures. if we dont read the scriptures, we will not recognize Jesus when he comes. so dont fall into the temptation of thinking that every other day is ok. thats what happened in the dream of lehi and those people died. read the Book of Mormon every day and repent of all your sins. nothing impure can enter in his kingdom. we are saved by grace only after doing everything we can. idk what everything is for you but i know that for me, i can do a whole lot more than i think that i am capable.  i love you a lot mother and that’s why i say these things. we can never repent too much or too sincerely. remember what benjamin said as he ended his speach in mosiah 4. there are so many ways that we can sin that they are not numbered so watch out for everything because there will be many that will say eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. and if we are found guilty, God will give us some stripes and all willl be well in zion. that is a lie of satan. we need to repent of all our sins. well I just find this part of the Gospel really important and I share the most important things with the people i love most. 

ola mc. what up. so did you go trick or treating? and whats up with your squirrles? well adios

pops, good luck on your talk. i wish i could here it. thats cool about the weather too. well adios

love elder coffman

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