Elder Peter Henry Niceler
California Rancho Cucamonga Mission
6541 Woodruff Place
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701


Week 51 -- 3rd Area -- 5th Companion -- Hesperia, CA

May 26, 2015

It seems like every week just gets faster and faster. I can't believe that I'm already in week 4 of my second transfer as a Zone Leader.  It has just flown by, super crazy.

Well, this last week was a super good week for us.  We had really good break through lessons with all of the less-active members that we're working with.  Things, for some reason this time, just clicked.  It was just super awesome finally being able to break through!  We found a new investigator and he is super awesome! He wants to take things slow, which we are okay with.  But, we are gonna try and push it a little bit faster than he would like so that he gets less comfortable, so that he can grow. But, he is super nice and he really wants to read the Book of Mormon.  We were also able to start teaching someone else yesterday.  His name is Jake and he is 11 and he was taught by missionaries almost a year ago.  His mom is a recent convert of a little over a year.  Jake's mom and his dad got divorced and his mom remarried and that's how they found out about the church.  The only problem Jake has is that his biological dad won't let him get baptized.  So, we are just going to teach him and get things rolling with him again.

The weather here has been a bit random lately.  Some days it's super hot and the next it's really windy and cold.  So, it's been hard trying to dress in the mornings.

I'm doing great and just loving being out on a mission!  Thanks for all that you guys do!


Elder Peter H. Niceler

Week 50 -- 3rd Area -- 5th Companion -- Hesperia, CA

May 18, 2015

It's crazy to think that I go home on the 16th of May next year.  So, I hit a year from when I'll be going home, and Thursday of this week I will hit my year mark of when I went in the MTC.  It is super crazy.  I'm starting to feel really old (in how long I've been out on my mission) .

This last week was another rough week.  But it was better than the last two weeks.  So, I don't have anything to complain about.  It's been really hard finding new investigators in our area.  We're so lost as to what to do.  We've just about tracted out all of the areas we can and we haven't really found anyone.

So, super awesome story that did happen from tracting!  We were out tracting and we hadn't had any success.  It was cold and it was starting to rain, but, we decided to keep knocking on doors.  We knocked on this one door and a lady opened up and we started talking.  We talked with her about a lot of things.  We then started talking to her about families and about how much the church focuses on families.  We then decided to talk to her about Family Home Evening.  So, we talked a little bit about what it was and what a blessing it has been to our families.  We then asked if she would like for us to teach her family how to do it and she said yes.  So, we are going back this Friday to teach her family how to do one.  It was super awesome, we were so excited when she said yes!

Thanks for everything that y'all do.


Elder Peter H. Niceler
P.S.  Here is a picture of my zone last transfer, which was my first transfer as a zone leader. Only two people left (were transferred out of the Zone).  The tall red head and the short blond sister.

Week 49 -- 3rd Area -- 5th Companion -- Hesperia, CA

May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  It was great talking to y'all yesterday.  Things are way busy now that I'm a Zone Leader.  But, wanted to say hey!  Have a great week.  I love all of you so much!


Elder Peter H. Niceler

FaceTime with the family!!!

(Photo taken with my mom's iPad )

Week 48 -- 3rd Area -- 5th Companion -- Hesperia, CA

May 4, 2014

Well, I didn't get transferred, and I'm super happy to be in the Ranchero ward still.  Last week was a little tough, but, overall it was good.  Our investigator, Will, is doing pretty good.  We are just having a hard time getting him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon.  When we were teaching him a lesson about faith he shared an awesome story with us.  Here's the story..."A man walks across a rope over Niagara Falls everyday with a wheelbarrow.  People always come to watch him do it.  A boy, one day, said, "Do you think you'll make it across?"  The man replied, "Of course.  I do it everyday." Then, the man said, "Do you think I can make it?"  The boy replied, "Yeah, I've watched you do it." The man said, "Well, hop in my wheelbarrow and come across with me."  That is an awesome example of faith!  Faith is taking that step into the wheelbarrow.  It can sometimes be hard, but, it's always worth it.  

Our investigator, Irelyn, is doing okay.  We weren't able to see her last week because her Mom died from pneumonia.  So, we are gonna try and see her this week.

I'm super excited to be able to Facetime home this coming Sunday.  Our Zone didn't really change at all this transfer, we just had two missionaries leave the Zone.  One missionary went home because it was time for him to go home, and the other one got transferred.  Our Zone seems to be doing pretty good.  We have a couple missionaries that we're a little worried about, but, overall we have a group of really good missionaries. 

I'm doing great!! I'm absolutely loving being a Zone Leader!  It is just awesome!  I love being able to serve and help other missionaries.  It makes me be a better missionary, it gives me drive to become the missionary the Lord wants me to be so that I can help the missionaries in my Zone become who they need to be.

Our Zone made Zone t-shirts.  I'll have to send a pic of what they look like.  They're pretty cool!

I love all of you so much.  Keep up the good work.  Remember, Jesus Christ is always there, waiting for you to ask Him to help lift the load you're carrying.  I keep all of you in my prayers.

Elder Peter H. Niceler