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!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Just Another Week


Hey! So it sounds like y'all are doing well. I'm glad to hear that dad is doing so well. I'm sorry to hear about those nasty pains behind his knee. Who knew to fix the back pain you have to blow out your knee hahahahaha. I am glad to hear that so many people are trying to serve dad. That really is one of the last things I thought I would ever hear in my life. Not because people don't love dad it's just he's never in a situation to be served. He's always the one giving the service. I kinda wish I had Brother Woodruff here to bring me all that yummy food every day......... anyways I'm hungry now.......I really want a donut now.

So I didn't know that there was an earthquake in Peru. It didn't affect me at all, but it's interesting that you say that because it reminds me of a story that I don't think I told y'all. So when I was in Espinar like 2 months ago me and Elder Bryant were just in bed talking. We were about to go to sleep when all of a sudden Elder Bryant starts kicking my bed(or so I thought) so I asked him why are you kicking my bed? He was like why are you kicking my bed and then we realized we had just lived though and earthquake. It wasn't strong but it seems that Peru is starting to get a little more active. Very interesting. They say the Andes mountains are full of Gold because they are all dead volcanoes. Maybe they aren't as dead as we think. Well lucky for me I'm super far from the mountains now. 

Well I'm happy that Austin is well now. It makes me wonder about all those vitamins that you gave me as I was growing up........

Well this week I got to give a baptismal interview. Just have to say AWESOME!!!!!!!! Best part of being district leader is giving those interviews. So that's about it. Oh someone else you can pray for is our investigator Layo. He has a date for the 6 of September. Pray that it can go through. I love y'all so much. please stay faithful til the end.

Elder Kotter

These pics are from a zoo we visited on P-day. Oh, we ate ice cream and I helped make a corn dish.  I also attached some videos!