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

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Elder Sparks, Elder Coffman and Elder Robison.  Merida, Mexico Mission.  2/10/2014.  

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From: Ron and Marlene sparks

Date: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 6:37 PM
Subject: greetings from Merida Mexico Mission
To: "
janelscoffman " <scottcoffman
Good evening, I am Elder Sparks and my wife and I are Temple Missionaries in the Merida Temple, as such we don't work with the missionaries much but when we do get the opportunity to be with them it is a great joy to us.  Such was the case last Monday as my wife and I prepared lunch for about 35 to 40 hungry missionaries that come to the office to pick up various items.  We enjoy serving homemade ice cream to the missionaries whenever we have the chance and it gives them a reminder of home and it gives us an opportunity to express our love and appreciation to them for serving. We love doing it and being with them.
The purpose of this letter is to send you a picture of your son and share with you how happy he is.  I know that in his letters he tells you that he is but he is supposed to do that, I on the other hand see things as they are and can share that with the parents.  It has been a great pleasure for us to know your son, he is truly a great missionary, our fist contact with him came when he was serving in the Caucel Ward and we had a special newly baptized member that we met when they were doing baptisms in the temple, we asked him to keep an eye on them and help them along and he was glad to do it, he did not care that they were not his converts he just was glad to serve and help.  When they called him to replace Elder Martinez as the AP it came as no surprise to me, he has been a great missionary and all the elders love him.  The smile you see on his face is what I see every time I go to the office or see him on the streets, he is always positive and happy, truly a joy to be around.  We have learned to love your son and appreciate his many talents, leadership ability and happy disposition.  He is a great missionary, healthy, happy and loving his mission.  Thanks for sending your son to serve in Merida to serve.  I know that no love can replace a parents love for their son but every time we see him we will give him some of our love to tide him over until he returns and you can give him yours once more.
Elder Sparks

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