"the one letter to rule them all"
well this is it. in the past twenty four months, i made the decision to leave home to learn a new language, to learn a new culture, make friends, serve the people as well as to serve the lord. and the result of this decision is apparent. i have become a better person all around. i am not the same person i once was. i'm the same but at the same time, i am different. my heart is apart of NY and i am now being taken away from home to go home. words cannot describe my feelings for this beautiful city. the best way to describe it is by quoting the the mission slogan i am forever changed. i know that the gospel is true. i have seen it change the lives of people around me. myself included. i also have come to a knowledge that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the fullness of this gospel, founded by our loving Heavenly Father, and that it was restored after centuries of being lost, by a young boy named Joseph Smith. i also have a firm testimony that the Gospel is true, not the members, don't judge the church nor the validity of it off of the people, because you know just as well as i know that people are not perfect. i also have a deep testimony of the importance of the family, with out a doubt it is under attack, please hold true to your families, follow the counsel of the prophets found in the proclamation to the world, the family. my testimony has grown so much. know that i love each and every one of you! i am Elder Buffington, son of Thomas Buffington and i end my epistle to my family and friends