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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12/24/2013. FELIZ NAVIDAD!





---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: 2013/12/24
Subject: Re: Felíz Navidad
To: Janel Coffman, Scott Coffman, Alexandra Lloyd, "aury H. Lopez", annelloyd, Elder Jordan Parkinson

feliz navidad desde la mision mexico merida. los amo mucho y espero que puedan siempre recordar al Senor  Jesucristo en cada momento de sus vidas

con amor, elder coffman, presidente garcia, y la hermana Garcia

El 20 de diciembre de 2013, 12:36, Mexico Merida Mission <2017083@ldschurch.org> escribió:
Aquí tiene la tarjeta de la navidad para su familia.

Por favor de enviarla en el e-mail para sus padres…

¡Feliz navidad!
Elder Maurer
Secretario de Materiales
Misión México Mérida
999 233 9887

Feliz Navidad!




We have 101 Book of Mormons in the house and now we are going to give them out like candy on Halloween. 12/17/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




Painting Carlos's house.  His family is coming in from df and they have nothing so we have been helping them get their house ready and my comp and I are going to give them some Christmas stuff because all of their money was spent on tickets to get their family out here.   12/18/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




We went caroling.  12/23/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.



Another picture of us caroling.  12/23/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




All the missionaries eating.  12/23/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




Singing in the Christmas program for the mission.  12/23/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




Elder Coffman and his companion-Elder Jaussi & Elder Heinsworth.  12/23/2013.  Merida, MX Mission.




Some band that the members like, they wanted to take pictures of us in these shirts.  12/22/2013.  Elder Jaussi & Elder Coffman.  Merida, MX Mission.




Other Picture of the shirts.  12/22/2013.  Elder Jaussi & Elder Coffman.  Merida, MX Mission.




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Christmas Packages
To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>

yeah i got it. it came here safe. i will open it tomorrow

2013/12/22 Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>
Have you received any packages yet????


Christmas Package sent to Elder Coffman





 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Coffman <david.coffman@myldsmail.net>
Date: Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Subject:
To: Janel Coffman <janelscoffman@gmail.com>, Scott Coffman <scottcoffman84010@gmail.com>

buenos dias family. well things went pretty well for us this week. we found alot of good people and actually someone found us. it was pretty cool because we were just walking down the street and a ton of people had rejected us that day saying stuff like otro dia which translates to next day, but it really means never and also some other rejections that are just lies. Needless to say, it was kinda tough, not because everyone was rejecting us and so we felt bad for ourselves, l but because they need this and they don’t want it. but anyways, we were walking in the street and an old lady comes out.  She doesn’t have many teeth left, but she said she used to have a  Book of Mormon but she lost  it and she was actually willing to buy one from us. We told her we just charge a smile...she almost didn’t have enough for it because of her toothless situation hahah but we gave it to her anyways.  We set up an appointment to return because it’s not every day that someone come up to us to talk to us. so we get to her house the next day and she is not there but we got there a little early.  We are walking back and then we see them in the street. the old lady and her daughter are so excited to see us and we go back and they accept the baptism and everything. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met  their spirit is hermosa.

but these two hermans are just so sweet and especially the daughter because she is really patient with her mom.  Her mom has been abused her whole life and we feel like she suffers from those affects mentally.  Well she is really patient with her mom and really they have made me want to show more love. As we were teaching them last week, it was really interesting because as they were telling us their difficulties and things like that, all I could think of is when Jesus says mis entranas son llenas de misericordia which means my bowls are filled with mercy.  I want to have compassion for these people. I really do feel a love for them because their spirit is so sweet. We all have a spirit inside of us and if we pray, we can ask God how our spirit is. We need to have a strong one and then it doesn’t matter what we look like on the outside. I always believed that, but this week I got a spiritual confirmation of this doctrine. I am going to be more compassionate and more than anything, I am going to tell the world the story of the most compassionate man that has ever lived.  Joy to the world, the Lord has come.  I am committing myself to share this message through my actions more than anything. 

I am really excited to talk to you guys tomorrow.  I hope you have a great Christmas.  I downloaded the It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I will listen to it before opening up my package.  I love you guys a lot and thanks for sending it.   There are a lot of crazy things here, but my comp and I decided that to solve all the problems here where we live, we are going to baptize everyone so wish us luck. hasta manana mi cara familia. 

1 comment:

Janel Coffman said...

Merry Christmas Elder Coffman! What a wonderful time of the year to be out in the mission field helping to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.