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 18, 2013


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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: 11/17/2013. Greetings from your family. We love you!
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

hola familia.- pues hoy fue un poco raro. nos despertamos or we woke up at 5:45 and we played futbol with the ward. we have been playing a lot. i still don't like it but its fun to run around. i am definitely not getting better though. Sometimes we play football and it is super fun. i really love that sport...especially a lot more than football. but today we got flu shots. it was alright. we gave a district meeting earlier than we usually do and i had to talk a lot in it. it was really good to talk to the missionaries in the zone. we talked about the importance of inviting people since the beginning to follow Jesus and to be baptized. and how important first impressions are. well this is true for you guys  as well. we can all be conduits of the light of Christ. He is the light. you should watch the Mormon message video that Elder Bedanr did about light it is really good and it explains that but you should all know that people are always watching. it doesnt matter if they think something good about us. we have to make sure that they don't have anything they could say against the church or our faith or our claim to divine authority through our actions. like it says in 2 Corinthians 6 3. we cant do anything that would make someone think we are not Christians. we have to be an example to the believers. Matt 5 14-16 says that we cannot be hiding. we have to live in a way that everyone can see the light of Christ through our eyes. we have to have the image of God engraven in our countenance. we do that by living what the scriptures say. how we do that is by reading them first. i am so glad you are all reading the scriptures. keep doing it. i know it is something important. there are 19000 members here but only 4000 go to church and the main reason is because the 15000 less active dont read. i sometimes feel scared that i wont be able to stay as active as i am in the gospel and keep the commandments when i get home. but then i think of the example of the barra de hierro and i know that if i read then i will be able to do it.
well thats what i got to say about that. this week was really good. we taught a lot of lessons and we had a lot of people going to church i really like what mother said about family members motivating everyone else. i like it because we are teaching a lot of families instead of just one person and i can tell them that  my family supports one another so they can live the gospel and so they will be supported. well i love you guys a lot and keep studying.  I am doing great I dont feel sick anymore and thanks for caring so much about me. i bought new shoes today because my right foot had a hole in it. i think its because i walk weird. i have had companions ask me if i had broken my leg or something like that but i said no. but my right shoe always wears out faster than my left. the shoes still look great so i am just gonna send them to a place where they can put new soles on the shoes to fix em. but its crazy how tough my feet have gotten because they never hurt or get blisters anymore. the body is amazing haha well i love you guys a lot and take care. oh and i will have to see the talk from daddy. it seems really good. why was it funny? well i wont write anything specific to  y’all because i guess i am supposed to write a special letter for ali. adios

Janel's Note: 
-In the email below David is referring to his Mission Presidents wife, Sister Garcia.  
-I thought it would be fun to include the picture I emailed to David that he asks about.  It's a smoothie Scott and I like to drink daily made with 80% Veggies/ 20% fruit some chia and flax seeds among several other items but what really gives this smoothie it's green color is the Spirulina that I add.  David will enjoy hearing about the spirulina as it's actually been used by indigenous cultures for centuries, including the ancient Aztec civilizations.  The Aztecs prized Spirulina, which they harvested from Lake Texcoco in Mexico.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: Healthy Eating-You are what you eat
To: Janel Coffman <>

OH yeah she called me and I was really surprised that you called.  yeah I am fine and  I lost a lot of weight everyone says from my sickness. it was pretty good.  I am going to try and keep it off. what is in that shake. it looks like moldy jello haha jk but I wanna know what is in it.  Sister Garcia is awesome and really loving.  She said I sounded like daddy....I wanna be just like my dad!! haha in my baby voice. well adios

1 comment:

Janel Coffman said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Keep up the good work! Love ya!