Monday, April 27, 2015

Email, Monday, April 27, 2015

im being transferred... to a new area, i have a very young district,
ill be training the district leader, all of my district members will
be very new, and need a "mature" example, I'm getting nervous :) but i
don't think i will have to worry about moving after this next area,
where ever it is, i just hope there will be enough Spanish people to
better my Spanish.
this week was great, we set the area up for success, for the next
people, i am glad i followed the promptings of the spirit and had
everyone update there visions goals and plans for all there people,
because along with me, both sisters, my companion and one other
missionary from a six member district are being transferred.  hard
stuff. but it will be okay! ill go where you want me to go dear lord!

i love you all!
Elder Daniel Buffington

Sent from my iPad
the first is a family i have taught sense i have come to Midwood,

the second is a group picture of a few missionaries and a member family

the last is a classic car i found to be quite attractive;)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Email, Monday, April 21, 2015

hello! this week was really good! The sisters had a investigator who
was baptized Sunday! and i got the surprise when they asked me to
baptize her! and i completed my first interview! it was really cool!
she had been well prepared from the lord, and i am blessed to have
been a instrument in his hands, and even more of a blessing that we
had was and investigator that i have taught for a while, in fact he
has been investigating for years, was there, and loved it! he might be
baptized soon!
there is beautiful weather right around the corner! love yall!
thats the highlight of the week!
stay safe!
elder Daniel Buffington

1)baptism partay!

2) spring is here

Monday, April 13, 2015

Email, Monday, April 13, 2015

hello there,
this week was pretty pleasant, from a great lesson with a less active
family, to stake conference!
we are teaching a beautiful family that have been trying to return to
activity, they want to be sealed but they must wait till the father
has a interview for the bishop so he can hold the higher priesthood,
and some minor stuff, but we will always have a lesson Monday nights,
so that is great! they are trying for the end of June, so fingers
crossed for them, also we had stake conference, super good, translated
for the first time, super hard, found out my mind doesn't work that
easily to translate but it was only for one person, and i got to
paraphrase a lot, still the people that translate are awesome!
we got some good pictures, i love Brooklyn,
and we found a lot of cool stickers, like like these two, (because i
am terrible at journal writing i have started making sticker pages
from the back and working to the front, hoping to fill the book by the
end of the mission... i have 6.5 front and back pages of stickers that
i have found in Brooklyn, its pretty funny cause we were pealing a
sticker off of a stop sign when a random guy was telling us that
vandalism is against the law, but we reassured him that we were taking
the stickers off the sign, and he told us that was a good thing and
that vandalism is bad haha :)
the preceding pictures are from downtown Brooklyn, by the Marriott by
the Brooklyn bridge, which Marriott is owned by a mormon, so in every
room is a copy of the book of mormon :)
but the last one is from the priesthood and adult sessions of stake
conference after it all we had dinner as a zone wooo! plus a lady that
the english sisters are teaching

well that is all i got for yall, we are going to see the Statue of
Liberty so i hope to get a picture or two for that for yall, i am
thinking about yall! cause i love yall, (that is a lot of yalls even
for me) i know that christ lives! he leads and guides the church in
these last days!

have a blessed week!
Elder Daniel Buffington

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Email, Monday, April 6, 2015

well this week flew by! we had some funny times, so during this week
we have been having a competition to see who could share the video "he
lives" more, so each view is for each person who saw the video, so
yesterday was the last day for it, we went to the park because it was
a BEAUTIFUL evening after conference, we got 7 by the time we got into
the park, and the other elders haven't had luck but they had went up
ahead because we were talking to a (now) potential investigator couple
that are golden (in fact we will be having a lesson with them Sunday
evening)! when we finished talking to them we set out to see how the
others were doing when we saw a big crowd of people, we counted 8
people watching the other set of elders video and we had figures that
they shared it more, so we saw a couple of skaters, we shared it with
them and had a awesome discussion on the side walk, (score now 10-~8)
so we weren't about to lose ;) so as we were walking we saw a HUGE
family, i looked at my companion, as he told me "they look Spanish" i
replied, "should i?" he responded "yeah!" so we went and they agreed
to watch the video, but before i started i asked if the rest of the
family would like to see, so they gathered everyone around my mini
iPad and watched the video, (score now 30-~8) it was a family of 20
and there were more that didn't watch the video! the other elders were
flipping out because they saw the group we fearlessed! xD
Humberto came to conference! he loved it! but he didn't hear President
Monsons talk so he is excited to hear and learn more about those

so pictures are of Conference and haircuts earlier this week!

i love you all! y'all are on my mind oft, i have a firm testimony that
families are meant to be eternal! that God loves us, and knows us
better than we know ourselves, He has a plan for us, and that plan has
been revealed to us by a Prophet. i know that we have a prophet on the
earth today that is leading us.  for those with doubts, doubt them,
the fullness of the gospel is housed in the church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints!

with love,
Elder Daniel Buffington

 look the district Easter Pic!