Tuesday, July 22, 2014

20 Years Old


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


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



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.

Elder Kotter

Monday, June 16, 2014

Elder Oaks and More Videos


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


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!!

munaki manamunaki warmimi kanki

For those who don't know Stephen is learning some Quechua this is the phrase he's got down the best, it means: 

Whether you like it or not you're going to be my woman!!!

Ok.....I think that is super helpful for your mission!!!   This week's letter comes with TONS of pictures and some videos!!  I'll put the videos in a separate post!!


Well this week went by super fast I cant believe I really did hit my year mark that's so crazy!!!!!!! I also can't believe I'm almost 20.  it seems like yesterday I was turning 19.  SO this week went by super fast like every week seems to. We are just doing the work. We reactivated a member and are in the process of reactivating two sisters Cithina and Isis. They both joined the church in like 2001.
They have been coming to church recently and we want to keep that up.
We found a new investigator named Julio. He is a boyfriend of a member. He had received the lessons before but never got baptized.
Recently, he broke his leg so bad that he can't even leave his bed for 6 months. Crazy right. So he asked for a Book of Mormon to read because he has like forever to do nothing. We also gave him all the pamphlets we give out. I'm excited to teach him especially since he can't escape for 6 months it really makes things easier.  Well I hope everything is going good with y'all. Keep praying hard and get to work. We need all the help we can get as missionaries. it really is super tough to do the work with out members so help them out. I love y'all so much keep up the good work

Elder Kotter

Studying in my bed

The family that houses us

The view from my rooftop suite

Yep that's right we got pizza for dinner


Can you tell we liked the pizza....lots of pictures of it

studying on my rooftop

Yes it is VERY COLD her in Espinar!

Hey don't hate on the sweater....it is warm!!!