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, December 31, 2013



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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Subject: Fwd: booyah
To: Mark Smith <>, Janel Coffman <>

Hey Uncle Mark. Well the Bucaneers exist here in Mexico too.  Just thought you would like this pic haha.  Happy New Year.  Love ya lots.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:17 PM
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

Well I guess things haven’t changed too much since I called, especially since you guys haven’t either. It was funny because when I called, it seemed like you guys were the exact same as when I left. I am really grateful that I got to call you guys.  Especially with skype.  It was good to see you are all healthy and happy.  We lost 3 days of work this week but we still had a really sweet week. We baptized Esther. She is one of the most prepared people I have ever met and it was miracle that we found her. She was a reference of her next door neighbor and she almost didn’t accept us but as she saw how we were trying so hard to get in contact with her even though she always had a dog barking really loud and not letting us pass by to get closer to her house.  She had a lot of questions from Adam God theory to temple ordinances and it was a really fun experience teaching her because she is one of the smartest people we have ever taught. she really understands the gospel, even before being baptized, but now she understands it even better.  She taught me many things and I truly love her. Sadly her kids didn’t get baptized, but we will keep working.  They really wanted to, but their dad won’t let them.  We will keep praying for that.

Well I guess this week I didn’t think too much of a message to write about but maybe what I would suggest is to keep learning more about the gospel.  Never stop learning.  For me, it is something delightful.  I love learning doctrine. although has a missionary, we don’t do too much of deep doctrine studying, I am still amazed on how much we can learn just even studying faith, repentance, and baptism.  For us it is necessary that we keep learning because sometimes, peopñle try to confuse us and tell us what we believe and if we aren’t studying a lot, we won’t know how to respond. or better said, we won’t have the lords promise that we will not be confounded before men.  The Holy Ghost truly has guided my words while I teach and explain things or better,  I have said the right words as he teaches and explains things, and I know it is only because I am worthy of his companionship and because I study and I love studying and I will do it every day.  Remember what Jesus said But he answered and said, It is written, aMan shall not blive bycbread alone, but by every dword that proceedeth out of theemouth of God.  i value my study time. it really has been a miracle. before I know I didn’t study  the gospel like I should have and I have repented of that and I invite any person that reads this letter to repent and to make gospel study a priority in our life. d and c says It is impossible for a man to be asaved in bignorance. and 19 And if a person gains more aknowledge and intelligence in this life through his bdiligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the cadvantage in the world to come. well i love you guys and i hope that you can study the gospel everyday.  It is essential to our salvation. it is not just a suggestion. it is a commandment.  aAngels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, bfeast uponthe cwords of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will dtell you all things what ye should do.   16 Behold, my asoul delighteth in the things of the Lord; and mybheart pondereth continually upon the things which I have seen and heard.

That’s all I have to say this week so have a great one and have a great new year.  My resolution is to love people more and to lose some weight hahaha adios


Janel Coffman said...

Dear Elder Coffman, It was such a blessing to Skype with you this past Christmas Day! You looked and sounded great! Love Always, Mother

Kalin Schwab said...

Tell Elder Coffman congratulations on his new assignment he is going to do a great job! You have an awesome son!

Brother Kalin Schwab