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

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Secretaries and us at a surprise birthday party de President.  5/23/2014.

President and Sister Garcia.  5/23/2014.

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Sun, May 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

Hello family. Sorry this is coming a little late.  Yesterday we didn’t have much time to write because we had to go with president to a district conference in Ticul.  It went pretty good and we had fun participating in the conference. Well, starting with what happened the last week.  Starting on Sunday.

We went to a stake conference with President Garcia and it was in Estaca Brisas.  Which is where one of my areas Chichen Itza is.  Well it turned out that two of my converts from that area were going to receive el sacerdocio de melquisedec. I had the great opportunity to give them the priesthood.  I felt a great honor and I am very grateful for the restoration of the priesthood.  It is the power of God and we are the only church that has been authorized from God to act in is name.  I don’t say it with pride.  I say it with solemnity and with the desire to share the message with everyone so they too can enjoy the blessings of the priesthood. 
Later on that day, we traveled down to campeche so we could be ready for the zone conference on Monday morning. We slept in the hotel again and then in the morning the zone conference went well.
As we were going home, we had to drop some missionaries off at a pueblo called peto, as we were driving president hit some giant speed bumps because here in Mexico, they like to put speed bumps in the middle of the road on freeways just for fun haahahha well we continued driving for like 20 minutes and then the car stopped going because of the friction. Well let’s just say we were stranded literally in the middle of the jungle with no signal. haaha we ending up pushing the car a while and then it got better and the hna Garcia and President went to the closet pueblo because it would have been too much for the suspension if we would have gone too.  Well I will send you some videos about that but it was a pretty good week.

Also I broke a record for most tacos de cabaza eaten. I ate 24.  I would have eaten more but it was late and we needed to be home because we needed to travel to ticul again in the morning.  Well I love you guys and I just want you to know that I love you lots. adios}

elder coffman

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Subject: Fwd:
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

I can’t remember if I ever sent this to you mother but I took it for you for Mothers Day sorry it’s late but I sure do love you.

Elder Coffman, President Garcia, Elder Samano.  5/4/2014.

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From: Felicia Lyons <>
Date: 2014-05-19 15:05 GMT-05:00

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Sat, May 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Fwd:
To: Janel Coffman <>, Scott Coffman <>

"Zone Conference in Campeche.  The Sister Garcia took us to eat after in a taqueria." 5/19/2014. 

Dinner with Stake Presidents.  3/4/2014.

"Outside of Trompos.  A trompo is a top that you spin with a string.  I will send you a pic later."  Elder Coffman and Elder Samano.  5/17/2014.

"Dinner at Presidents house.  We ate ribs.  Really good and asparagus.  Elder Samano's dad has huge asparagus fields in Sanora.  5/18/2014.

"Eating some really good meat in a buffet.  I got it blue!!!"  5/18/2014.

"We worked with sister missionaries in Baca.  Elder Coffman, President Garcia, Sister Missionaries and others.  5/23/2014.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Elder Samano, President & Sister Garcia and Elder David Coffman.  5/13/2014

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From: David Coffman <>
Date: Sat, May 17, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: Hola' Greetings from your family - WE LOVE YOU!!
To: Janel Coffman <>
Yello family.  This week was good.  We didn’t have a whole lot of proselytizing work to say but we did all the changes and they all went smoothy.  We received 20 missionaries and 26 more come in this next change.  We are now just dividing areas so our hardest work will be finding areas to divide.  The last week went really good for us.  We baptized as a mission 30 and that is the most we have had in a week for a long long time.  We had a visit from the one of the 70s this week Elder De Hoyos came.  He is going to be the next president of 70 of Mexico.  We had to prepare all the meeting and I felt really good because he said the missionaries here are really good and he could feel a good spirit.  Usually they interview missionaries but this time he didn’t because he didn’t have a lot of time.  But if he would have he would have interviewed my comp and I but he didn’t so all well. We had a good lesson yesterday where a girl and his wife felt the spirit really strongly.  It was really cool because they didn’t want to be baptized before but know they did and it was because the spirit was there to touch the hearts of the people.  Well I  just want you guys to know that I know that the power of the Holy Ghost is real.  It can change the lives of people and it can guide us.  It can warn us.  One of the most important things we can do in this life is to remain worthy to feel the Holy Ghost.  We have to be morally clean have the Spirit.  In that same lesson,  President Garcia was with us and he taught someone else who had a drinking problem.  Obviously President Garcia is a better teacher than us. He has the spírit stronger than us but the person he taught left the lesson and he was just confused.  It was because the alcohol in his blood was blocking the spirit. So that is the importance of living the word of wisdom and the rest of the commandments.  Well that’s all I have to say right now but I do love you guys a lot. 
Hola mamá.  Wow that is a really cool story about the skyping.  I wasn’t planning on changing the hour but then we had a problem and we had to go check the house of some missionaries so we couldn’t talk right then.  I actually dialed the number and heard daddy´s voice and then gave the phone to sister Garcia. Haha that’s really weird how it all worked out.  I am glad you liked talking to me and I guess I forgot to write it last time but happy mother´s day.  I was really happy to see you.  I still sleep in my hammock and actually I am going to pick up another one as well this week.  That is really good you could go to the temple that is good stuff.   I am looking forward to going to the temple over there.  Well I guess I don’t have much to say other than I love you because we already talked a pretty long time.  This week was good but pretty busy with all the changes.  Well that’s all I have to say but I love you a lot.
mc that is a funny pic with the bandages.  I think you messed up a little jeje but what are emr classes?  My comp had to take a test for his school today and he studied for it a little last night and I couldn’t answer any of the questions so I am nervous for school.  I hope I can remember all the stuff I learned way back in the good óle days haha well I love you lots mc and I hope you have a great week.

Janel’s Note:
Below is what I wrote to David re: what happened with the Skyping on Mother’s Day that David mentioned above.

Hi David –
It was so fun to talk to you this past Sunday – Mother’s Day!!  What a blessing. 
There are a couple of really neat experiences, small miracles that really made a difference that I’d like to share with you.
-    Elder Griffin, Cameron was going to be calling when Aunt Carolyn was going to be at work and wouldn’t be able to take the call but Cameron was able to check his email on a day he usually doesn’t and found this out and then was able to arrange his call to be earlier in the day so he was able to talk to Aunt Carolyn.
-    Elder Thompson, Tyson was going to call around 5 pm and you were going to call around 4 pm.  When we arrived up at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, Aunt Colleen told us that Tyson’s time had changed to 4 pm – the same time you were going to call, this would mean that we would have to miss most of Tyson’s call and the Thompson’s would miss most of your call.  Then there was Grandma in her jazzy chair.  She would need to either be upstairs or down or if we both tried to be either up or downstairs it would still be going back and forth.  I told dad that I felt it was important for the Thompson’s to have Grandma there for Tysons call and that we’d be ok talking with you (we’d have run the computer up for you to say hi though).  Well this is when Sister Garcia called daddy and told him that you wouldn’t be able to call for another hour.  This timing worked out perfect – you and Tyson’s times switched and this allowed for the whole extended family, (especially grandma-due to being in her jazzy chair) to have the opportunity to hear both yours and Tyson’s call.  Tyson is doing great you could really feel his strong spirit.  What a blessing from our Heavenly Father.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Skyping on Mother's Day with Elder David Coffman - 
David is doing great and had such a happy spirit and sense of humor as we talked to him.  He is really enjoying serving out in Merida, Mexico area.  As we talked to him he carried around the computer to different areas and introduced different missionaries to his family as you'll see from the pictures below.  It was really fun and uplifting.

We were also able to Skype with David's cousin, Elder Thompson.  Elder Griffin called earlier in the day, both are doing great.  David also has two other cousins serving, Elder Bown and Sister Drew.   What a blessing it is to have so many missionaries in the family out in the mission field.  We love you all!!

*A special thanks to David's cousin Brock for taking these fun, candid photos.

David's brother, Stephen getting everything ready to Skype.

Stephen and Roxanne (David's cousin) getting everything ready to Skype with David.

Elder Coffman Skyping.  Michelle and Mother, Janel taking a "Selfie"  Also in picture-Roxy and Ashley (cousins)

Elder David Coffman - Skyping with the family!  (Mother-Janel's thumbs up-so happy David looks healthy!)

Mother, Janel "So Happy on Mother's Day to talk to David!!"

Michelle and Stephen Skyping with their brother, David.

Family Skyping with David.  Daddy-Scott, Michelle, Ashley, Spencer, Grandma,            Mother -Janel, Stephen.

Skyping with the Family

Grandma Smith and Spencer.

David's brother, Stephen.

David's sister, Michelle.

David's father, Scott.

David's cousin, Spencer.

Other Missionary Skyping.

Another Missionary Skyping.

Captain America??

Sister Garcia saying "Hi to the Family"

Another Missionary David is serving with.

Mother, Janel "Lovin Every Minute of it!!"  Mother Day was awsome!!

Roxy talking to her cousin, David.

Roxy talking with her cousin, David.  Precious - We love you Roxy!!

Stephen, daddy-Scott, Elder Coffman, mother-Janel and Michelle - Mother's Day Photo!

Coffman Family Skyping!!

We love you Elder Coffman!!

Uncle Paul, Aunt Rose and Grandpa Smith Skyping with David.

Uncle Paul, Aunt Rose and Grandpa Smith Syping with David.

Stephen Skyping with his brother, David.