Monday, October 28, 2013

Email, October 28, 2013

well these past weeks have been nuts!!!!!
-My companion and i have a BAPTISM COMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEC. 8 is the date, but it will be subject to change...
     -but i know i will be able to attend the baptism of her and her kids :D
-participated in a event that broke a record... maybe two... and don't ask me what records... i don't know :P
-it has been pretty good here... and for those who didn't hear... i am permanently in the New York, NY south Mission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spanish speaking
      -i am being transferred Tuesday... and i dont have a clue of where i am going!
well not much to write... but more is yet to come :P

I'm in the video : P  (at the 20 second mark)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Facebook post Friday, October 18, 2013

-okay time to share an amazing mission story... so one of my Zone Leaders Elder Nemelka and i were taking a member to a lesson that was set up for a while, when when we were about 5 minuets away, he called and dropped the appointment, so we were not sure exactly what to do, so we took the member to his home and offered to share a spiritual message, he agreed, we started with a prayer, where i asked for the house to be filled with the Spirit... (i need to state that the house was quite loud) and so we started to share with him what we had planned for the investigator... it was about christlike love... this spiritual thought ended up being Thee most powerfull lessons i have ever been in, the house was all quiet, the dog was sleeping next to me about 5 to 10 minuets in, we taught with the spirit... and we seen the effects by the end, 
-i know that if we can keep prayer in our lifes that we WILL be blessed... 
-i KNOW that God answers my prayers, and i KNOW that He will answer yours... 
* -i challenge any who read this, to kneel down and pray, pray the real desires of your heart, and when you recieve your answer, ACT on it, dont let that feeling go. 
this is a simple challenge that is extended to ALL that reads this... this isnt spam i promise... i have tried it, you should too...  have a amazing night! and a amazing day!!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Email from President Kunzler, October 16, 2013

Dear Bro. and Sister Buffington,

I received this notice in my e-mail today and also a voice mail indicating that Elder Daniel Buffington has been re-assigned to service in the NY NY South mission and will teach the gospel in the Spanish language.

We were asked to share with you that this re-assigment was conducted by a member of the Quorum of the Twelve as guided by the Holy Ghost.

Thank you for supporting Elder Buffington in his missionary labors. It has been reported to me that his mission president in NY is thrilled that Elder Buffington is able to stay in their mission and he is doing very well.

My prayers continue to be with you all and your dear family,

President Kunzler 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Letter from Daniel, September 20, 2013

September 20, 2013


How are you?  Sorry for this letter not getting to you, been running around working since we got here.  I hope you liked your e-mail!  :)
This area is going to be difficult, but I keep my Patriarchal Blessing close and that gives me hope.  Your probably wondering how I am writing if I am busy?  I'm sitting in the zone van heading back to Patchouli from a regular one hour drive one way, without traffic.... yeah.... been driving for about two hours and only half way there...   :(

My new companion and my father (aka trainer), is Elder Jolley.  He has an awesome story.
When he was 12 he became less active.  At 18 he left home, drank, did drugs then one day he decided to go back to church.  He heard a testimony about baptism.  From that day, he cleaned up, didn't touch any of it ever again.  Cleaned up for the next 6 months then came out on a mission.
He is super cool and a good friend...  You don;t realize what friends you have until they aren't around.  My old district was so cool!!

Recent happenings,
I seen my old companion today!
        He is serving in city, he loves it and is working hard...
We gave the Sister missionaries home a dedication and blessing.
I have my first PI appointment Tuesday!!!  :)
I found out I will be getting an I-Pad, so I get to skype at Christmas!  So inform everyone!  I hope to see everyone!!
I will try to take pictures for ya'll   :)
They have guitars here  ^_^  It made my day.
It gets chilly, but I have a medium fleece coat and an overcoat for Sundays.
I had a slice of New York pizza, pretty good!

Been feeling home sick these past few days....
And so has Elder Jolley, he got back from surgery on his knee the same time as me, so we talk a lot about it.  I hear it is normal for the first six weeks... 
I miss familiarity,  haha I sound stupid, but I do....

But as I close this letter, I hope and pray for your well-being as well as all the family. (Yeah mom, this does include Allie, I hope you don't mind.)

I hope to hear from ya'll sooner than later.  I can ALWAYS use a letter and a prayer.

Tell Spencer I love him and that I hope he took my challenge, there is a huge reward for him.  Tell Jaz that I miss her and to always work hard and to the both of them to always work towards their ambitions and to ALWAYS remember who all gifts, blessings and life comes from and that Heavenly Father loves them.

I love you mom, thanks for everything and for believing in me.

Your son and favorite Elder,

Elder Buffington

P.S.  Sorry for the sloppy writing.  :-)

Letter from President Calderwood, September 16, 2013

Letter from Daniel, September 16, 2013

Dated 9/16/13

Dear Mom, Dad and family,

I have safely made it to New York!
We can write you all from the mission home.
There are lots of Spanish speaking Elders and Sisters and two Elders and Sister that speak Portuguese besides Elder Thorley and I.

It has been a super long day and now I am currently waiting and seeing if I am getting my interview tonight.  And Mom I hope this counts as a letter to you. Haha

I'm writing you a good letter, soon it shall be sent.

Monday is P-Day so then there will be an e-mail sent...

Such a long day!
I will write more soon!
Thank you all for all the support!

Your Elder in the field,

Elder Buffington