Llama

Llama

Monday, July 28, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle!



Mom

Hey! So well first thing is first. This week is the transfers. I have a transfer. I'm going to Puerto Maldonado. That means I'll be going to the jungle!! So thanks for all that long underwear and hand warmers Elder Bryant will be enjoying them. I'm going to the zone almost everyone wants to go to. I'll be close to Brazil. So I'm pretty excited to get out of the cold. The transfer might be interesting because I'm going from the highest coldest part of the mission to the lowest hottest part of the mission. Elder Bryant will be training so I had to leave. It's kinda sad but I'm excited to for the change in scene. So I'm now going to what I thought my mission would be.

I can't believe that school is starting again. I remember when y'all started last school year it was like yesterday, and now another one is here. So this week was super hard because of Independence Day. Basically everyone was out having a good old time partying. Everyone forgot about the missionaries. And it wasn't even Independence Day until today.  So basically that was life this week. They have all the high school's march for Independence Day. That's about it. I'll let you know next week if something crazy happens. I love you all

Elder Kotter


These are some videos from the surprise birthday party some of the members in Sicuani threw for Elder Kotter! 



Friday, July 25, 2014

A Few Pictures From This Week

20 years old

Surprise Party for Elder Kotter

More of the party


Elder Kotter and his companion

Ready for baptism











Tuesday, July 22, 2014

20 Years Old

Mom,

Well first off yes I did receive the birthday package last Monday. I got it after internet so I couldn't let you know. It's awesome we have already  made brownies and today we had pancakes. Thank you so much for all the yumminess. It really did make my week so much better. I also did make a withdrawl. So don't worry about that. It was me. I Have big plans for that money.

Well I'm so glad you have been going to college mom. It is sooo awesome that you have been improving yourself. I'm glad you are enjoying learning becasue many people don't like that at all. That is what this life is all about. Learning and growing. 

So this week was pretty good. We were in Sicuani for 3 days. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday we had zone pday in Sicuani. Then we had all day Tuesday in Sicuani and I got to do work in my old sector Rosaspata. That was really awesome to go back to a place I was for so long to help alot of less actives that I knew there. Then that night, my pention from Sicuani threw me a suprise birthday party. So don't worry I got my birthday cake and a party. Then on my actual birthday we had a multizone conference with another zone and that was awesome. It was in pday clothes and we did some activites in the middle of no where and then listened to President. He talked about additude. Yup I really needed that. So then we get back to Espinar and find out that some of the investigators we have been working with got permission and wanted to get baptized this Saturday. SO we spent the rest of the week running around to get the baptism ready. Im sending pictures in dropbox. So all in all it was a pretty crazy week. I'm glad its all over because the last couple of days were super stressful with the baptism, but it was totally worth it. I love y'all so much and pray for y'all every day.

Elder kotter

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Another Week



Mom,

Well, this week went by so fast. The work is still going just very slow. This week we received some new numbers that we have to count. We have to count how many people we teach family history to. It's been great because we get to hasten the work on this side of the veil and on the other side too. It's been really cool. I just can wait to actually get into family history when I get back. I haven't been able to see any of the pictures yet because the internet is soooooooo slow. I'll be praying for dad for his surgery. It should go really good. Hey so if you haven't sent a package yet for my birthday please send me that giant thing of gummy bears. That would be awesome. Funny story of this week.... We had like a pack of 13 year old girls following us and taking pictures of us with their phones for like 15 minutes. It was really fun! We found one new person that possibly could be ready. She's a friend of a member and her name is Edith. It's awesome that people are introducing us to people.

I love y'all so much. 
Elder Kotter

Monday, June 23, 2014

Changes



Mom

So this week ended up being super crazy. First off, you know how I told you how no one had a transfer, well that was a lie. My comp elder Calle actually did have a transfer it just didn't show up on the email like it should have. So now my comp is Elder Braynt yup another gringo, but I still don't really know him that well because I went to Lima on Wednesday. I was there until Friday and got back on Saturday. It was awesome in Lima I got to eat Papa Johns, KFC and burger king. It was great but the most important part is that I am almost legal and I got to go to the temple. It was crazy how long it's been since I've gone and it was awesome. It was really cool. Unfortunately, my trip really slowed down the missionary work because all of the appointments we had failed because my new comp didn't know anything about Espinar. Another crazy thing that happened. Last night we were getting ready to go to bed and the zone leaders called the other companionship and they say that Elder Palomino has a emergency change. He was our district leader. He became a zone leader and now the zone leaders said that I'm the district leader........ yeah crazy right. So that's the update for this week. Lots of changes. I love y'all so much and hope your doing good.

Love
Elder Kotter














Monday, June 16, 2014

Elder Oaks and More Videos



MOM

So this week I don't have a lot to talk about with the missionary work because a lot of things happened. So we were working Tuesday and Wednesday like normal just minding our own business when our district leader tells us we will be traveling to Cusco tomorrow (Thursday) for something very important. He said that Elder Oaks of the quorum of the 12 apostles will be coming to Cusco. Yup that's right ELDER OAKS!!!!!!!! He came and talked to us. I also got to shake his hand. It was an awesome experience. He talked about a whole bunch of stuff but more than anything I felt that he was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second best part is we got to eat in Cusco. I got some KFC so I was pretty happy about that. So Thursday and Friday were spent in traveling and listing to Elder Oaks. Saturday nothing happened either because of a festival called K anmarka. So everyone was out there dancing and drinking so Espinar was empty. But it doesn't matter everything is going good. Today is the transfers and none of us has transfers so another 6 weeks here. I'm glad school is going good. Keep up the good grades and don't give up even if it gets hard. Tell dad to get a blessing but he has to ask for it. Tell him the priesthood works and we should never be too proud to get a blessing because it is meant to be used.

 I love y'all so much and can't wait to see y'all again.

Elder Kotter



Monday, June 9, 2014

Videos!!!!

Stephen sent us a few videos from his time in Sicuani and in Espinar!!  He looks great and it is so good to hear his voice!!  Enjoy!!