Monday, February 23, 2015

Email, Monday, February 23, 2015

Helllo from the brick of NY
We had a goooood week, we got to skype Olgita! I got to go to the
temple which was amazing, and we did alot of look ups this week, which
we gave two solid potentials to the sisters which should turn out well
:) im in love with my mission, im finally able to speak my mind
comfortably to people, and my companion is doing awesome! His spanish
is wayyyyyyyy better than mine when i was in my first area! Even by
the time i ended my first area, still, it feels weird being the more
experienced in spanish, it helps me realize that i have come so far,
but it also is a double edged sword, cause there are times where my
companion asks me for a word and i get nervous and forget the word,
but i now have a tendancy of when im not focusing on language, i
generaly speak in spanish.

But look! Pictures
Oooooooohhh ahhhhhhhh

1) and 2) temple trip! (About four degrees without wind in account)

3) Olgita!!

4) only in NY will a building have two adresses, yes it says AKA xD (i
died of laughter)

Have a beautiful week!
Love yall!
-Elder Bufí (Buffington)-

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Email, Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello from the Frozen Apple
Yeahhhh its a little chilly up here, but we are keeping warm, it is
definitely more cold this year than last year #BlameItOnGlobalWarming
but its a adventure, i have experienced everything from the 113°
tundra of Arizona, to the blistering -5 (plus wind chill so like -20)
of New York.
So this week we had a couple sweet finding street sweeps, the first
was a photo booth that we will post on Facebook, which we have
pictures of :) and the second was to something epic! The NBA all star
game was in our area! Soo we went to the game and had games and
challenges for people to do to get the church out of obscurity and
talk about the gospel super fun!
But besides that there isnt anything super new, i have a EPIC companion,

Yup that is all i believe
Stay warm, and happy (late) valentines!
-Elder Bufí (Buffington)-

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Email, Monday, February 9, 2015

What does a lazy fish do? Nothing! Haha... Ha... Ha.  Okay that wasnt
good, but its funnier in spanish...
Well transfers came and gone and my trainee is super cool! His name is
Elder Parker Roland, from Mesa AZ, he has super good spanish for just
getting out of the MTC, he is a black belt in american KinPo
(something to that effect) so he is gonna teach me a little, so yay!
Hahah we had a hard first day, but the week went amazing! We are
seeing miracles! And the lord guiding us, and helping us.  Im learning
so much, and i know that i need this, so i am ready for it! Im working
harder than before, and i am dead by 9 oclock and most nights we are
out of the pad till 9:15 with a lesson, everyone wants to have a
lesson after 6 and we fill those days by Sunday after church, super
nice, especially when they normally feed you at those appointments ;)
have i told yall how amazing spanish food is?! Its better home made,
even when comparing taquillas, (i want to go back and chat with the
homies in spanish)

We have been bold, and loving, declaring repentance to the people of
NY (sometimes it is a quite litteral declaration of  repentance) and
we see hearts begin to change,
 “We as a people have one supreme thing to do, and that is to call
upon the world to repent of sin, to come to God. And it is our duty
above all others to go forth and proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus
Christ, the restoration again to the earth of the plan of life and
-President Heber J. grant
None of us are perfect, but we can surly try to do our best,
Trying your hardest is the essence of faith, acting as though you have
a perfect knowledge, when you dont, and it might not be perfect, but
that isnt what god wants, i have been rejected, and i have also messed
up, but i know that the effort that i am putting in to this will not
be waisted. All i am doing is planting seeds.  I am me still, just,
well... Converted, i have changed, im a new person, i can firmly
testify that a few parts of my Patriarchal Blessing has come true, i
know that though they might not come to us exactly the way we thought,
but i do know and stand as a witness that they do come, so dont fret
if one word isnt right in your eyes, its not your will, but the will
of the father =D

Love yall much!

Picture one: on the way back from transfer meeting
(Back two from left to right elder Jensen and Elder poole (ZLs),
middle row, sister Cristensen (new to the Zone) sister Nation, sister
Urizar (from guatamala and trainee of sister nation, they are in my
district) then the amazing elder Roland, then front row is sister
Pulotu (yeah she is a Poly! They are awesome!) and me!

-Elder Bufí (Buffington)-

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Email, Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday night till Tuesday it snowed, and snowed, and snowed some more, most were expecting that it would never stop snowing, we got a whopping 7 inches and the city practically shut down
Wednesday, shoveling day and we were going to a appointment when the call came, elder cottle and i both are training new missionaries, and elder cottle will be leaving the area for his second area, so i will have my tenth companion, and i am pretty nervous but i know it will all work out! Thursday came around and we traveled to Rego Park for the trainer meeting.  I learned alot and am getting excited but still nervous, lets hope everything runs smoothly, which never happens, then the longest three days ever, we spent trying to see the families, saturday night it was confirmed that im staying here,  this is a training district, sister nation from our district is training too, so alot is going down, and i love yall! It has been a great week and i now feel at peace with what will happen, have a beautiful p-Day!

Thats all for the week,
Your hipster,
-Elder Bufí (Buffington)- 

Pic 1) a AMAZING lunch for $3.00 that you cant beat#$1slice

Pic 2) a quick stop in Paris, aka Army Plaza

Pic 3) no im not in a bathroom but a subway, so i have heard that there is art all around NYC like this but this is kinda... Creepy? Its back in this weird cubbyhole but what ever floats their boat, right?

Pic 4) at a train transfer waiting for a q train at coney island, and a amusement park.