Monday, September 29, 2014

A Letter To Dad and Pictures and Videos!


I just want to thank you. I don't know how to say this with out it sounding kinda weird but when you say inspirational things to me it really affects me and others can say the same thing and it doesn't have as much power. I don't know if it's the spirit or because your my dad but I want to thank you because this week, I've used your advice so much not only in my life, but in other people's in my district. There is a companionship that isn't getting along at all. They Got issues and I've been able to use you advice to try to help them and give them counsel. It's super weird when someone comes to you and says Elder Kotter I need an interview with you. And then they just lay everything on the table right there and they want your advice. And I'm all like what I'm just like the same as you I don't know anything I'm only here as district leader cuz president called me not cuz I actually know what I'm doing. And then your words come to me and its all good. So thanks so much for that. You have helped many other other than me with your words

I love you dad!
Elder Kotter

My District

My companion and I

That is dust not rain

Monday, September 8, 2014



Why in the world are you up so early?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup so like you guessed I am going to be staying here in the jungles of Peru. Heck yeah I'M HAPPY. I'm so glad to have this break from the cold. I do miss the llamas though. I'll be the very last comp of my comp because he only has 1 change left so in October he's going home...... wow!

SO just to let y'all know this morning I kinda went on a rampage with the videos so there are a few videos for y'all.

So Layo got baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That guy is super prepared. He received the Aaronic priesthood yesterday too. He already is wanting to bless the sacrament and go on a mission. I don't know if I was a convert of 1 day that I would be saying yeah mission, but he is it's cuz the Lord really prepared him. Really he came to us pre prepared (if that is a term) he only needed to hear the truth, and then we couldn't stop him from getting more. He read everything we gave him and understood it. The spirit of the Lord really is with him. I can't wait to see what great things he is going to do in his life.

So That's awesome that you are going to be graduating with Shae. That's so cool also that your college credit is still good. I don't know how cuz that was so long ago but tha'ts awesome mom. You really are an inspiration to me that you would continue your education after all this time. Many people probably would say it's not worth it but not you. 

So to be honest with the shoes personally I think it would be better if you send them. They don't make dress shoes here that are good for walking. Usually they just have wooden soles for the dress shoes. So if you could send some of these Rockports that we bought at the beginning before the mission that would be great. These shoes are perfect for me and they are conformable. I love them. They just are wearing out. I'm pretty sure they can hold out for 8 weeks more. Size 9.5. It might get to me faster now because I'm not in Espinar. We only got them when we went to Sicuani so that could be part of the problem before, but now I'm in a place closer to the zone leaders so don't worry about that. 

So I love you so much mom; Just know that. And I'm so glad you set me up so I could have this opportunity to serve others.

Elder Kotter Your missionary

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ice cream!


Hey! So what's up. How is life going for y'all?  It sounds like everything is just fine and dandy. I can't believe dad is already back at church after a major surgery. That's crazy. It just goes to show my dad can do anything he puts his mind to. He really is awesome. Wow, Stone Mountain I totally forgot about that place. I have so many found memories there. I also was looking at those pictures you sent and just kept thinking everyone is soooooo old. People have changed so much. Have I been gone that long?
How is Austin? Is he getting better now? I'll keep Brother Welch in my prayers too.

Well Our baptism is still going through so this week you will be seeing some pictures of a baptism. This week no new stories I just really have learned to be patient. I want everything right now, but it's a little by little thing.

I love you so much Mom. I just want you to know that you really are awesome.

Elder Kotter

We got to eat ice cream this week! It was so good!!!