MAIL FOR ELDER NICELER:

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

Email: pniceler@myldsmail.net

Week 64 -- 4th Area -- 6th Companion -- Chino, CA

August 24, 2015

Well, this last week was full of trial after trial.  We started off with a super crazy P-Day that led to us not being able to relax.  Then, that led to a crazy Tuesday in which we weren't able to do very much proselyting, which is how pretty much everyday last week was.  One thing after another kept coming up and getting in our way.  Then, to add to it, our lesson with this group of Y.S.A. (Young Single Adult) age investigators went really bad.  We were unable to teach them.  All they did  was bash and ask us questions we didn't have the answer to at the time.  Then, our weekly planning session went 6 hrs. on Friday and it went that way because we wanted to make it super effective and as a result it took forever so we're in the process of figuring out how to make it effective and a good length.

But, luckily our week was saved by a really good lesson with an investigator in the family Ward we are also serving in (Rolling Ridge Ward).  It was also saved by two super awesome Sacrament mtgs. that we got to go to.  Church always makes your week better. We are doing a lot better now. 

One of the highlights of the week was when a member took us out to eat at an all you can eat Korean BBQ place and it was super good.  All of the meat that we ate we had to cook on the stove that was on our table.  The best part of being there was we got to eat Cow Tongue and Squid.  They both didn't taste that bad.  But, other than that the week was rather tough.

Thanks for all that you do.

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler



Korean BBQ


This is the member who took us.  He is cooking some of the meat on the stove at our table.



Me & Elder Lee eating Squid!



More squid!



And more Squid! :)





Here is a picture of the white board we used for our weekly planning session, after we were done.

We are a Preach My Gospel Companionship.
Our Vision & the Lord's Vision are the same.
In our Companionship We Baptize!

(written in red at the top of the white board)

Week 63 -- 4th Area -- 6th Companion -- Chino, CA

August 17, 2015

This last week was pretty good.  We had a ton of things come up that really made it hard to go out and work, but, we managed to get out and do a decent amount.  We had 3 investigators passed off to us and in the pass off lesson we picked up another two.

Other than that we had Zone Conference and we were taught a lot about finding people to share the gospel with.  We were taught how we should do it and what makes it effective.

We also had these boxes put into all the mission cars.  The box is called a "tiwi" and it monitors our driving and lets us know if we drive too aggressively, go over the speed limit and don't slow down within the time parameters, and if we do anything bad it reports it to the Mission President and the vehicle coordinator.  So that was interesting.  A guy from Salt Lake came and told us they've been trying it out for about 10 years now.  He also told us that the brethren are done with missionaries not treating the cars the way they should.

But, other than those things it's just been super hot lately.  It's been above 100 degrees pretty much all week.

I'm doing great.  Thanks for all the prayers!  I love you all a ton!

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler.


P.S. Here are some pictures.  One is what our car thermometer read and the other is of the box that all the cars now have. 



Week 62 -- 4th Area -- 6th Companion -- Chino, CA

August 10, 2015

Well, this last week was a week of learning.  I learned a lot about what I need to be doing a better job at.  It was pretty overwhelming at first, but, it got better by the end of the week.

Mission Leadership Council (MLC) was really good.  This month, as a mission, we are focussing on Chapter 9 of Preach My Gospel.  (here is a link if you'd like to read what we're focussing on: https://www.lds.org/manual/preach-my-gospel-a-guide-to-missionary-service/how-do-i-find-people-to-teach?lang=eng)
We learned a lot about talking with everyone and how we can be most effective in doing that.  President Hobbs taught us a ton and it was all very beneficial.  It was a little bit stressful, but, overall it was good.

This last week, for us, consisted of a lot of finding and not a lot of success.  But, I realized that through my efforts I could do a better job and that the Lord will bless me for what I've done.

Cool experience from last week is the Sisters (our ward mates) found 6 people that are all YSA (Young Single Adults) age and they are giving them to us.  We are super excited because that is going to help out our YSA Ward a ton.  We have about 10-15 active members attending our Ward.  It's super tiny, but, all of the active members are awesome.  One of them actually served her mission in the Atlanta Georgia Mission.  So, she was super excited to hear that I'm from Atlanta.

Things are going great for me right now.  It's super hard having to take the lead, but, the Lord is helping me out with it.

Thank you all so much for all that you do!  I love you a ton.

Love, 

Elder Peter H. Niceler

Week 61 -- 4th Area -- 6th Companion -- Chino, CA

August 3, 2015

This past week was a long, but fast week.  We live with members, which is really interesting.  It's kind of stressful because you have to follow their rules when in their home and it's hard remembering all of them.  But, it's gone good so far.

Our week didn't really go like we wanted it to.  Tuesday ended up getting ruined (not really) by us having to go to the mission office to pick up a companionship.  One of the Elders in our Zone is training a new missionary and he got his missionary on Tuesday.  So, that actually was fun seeing all the new missionaries because we got a group of 30 missionaries which is the largest group we've ever gotten.  But it was awesome!  Other than that the week was pretty normal.  We don't have a ton of work so it's pretty slow right now.  Currently, we are in the stage of finding new people to teach.  It's gone alright, we found a new investigator on Saturday, he was potential investigator that Elder Lee and his last companion contacted and he told them we could come back and that's how it got started.  The lesson we had with him was awesome!  The spirit was super strong in the room and we could tell that he felt it.  Coming out of the lesson we were both super excited and pumped that we got a new investigator.

The Zone that I'm over is a pretty awesome Zone and I love them a ton.  They are all really hard working missionaries that have already taught me a ton.  This last week was pretty humbling for me.  I learned a lot, things were pretty tough.  It was just hard adjusting to the new area and new companion.  Elder Lee is awesome, just new and different in how he does things.  But it was really good for me because I've grown a ton.  I now have to make a bigger effort to make sure that things get done.  It's been really good for me.  I'm glad that the Lord has placed me here.

Four of the people in my Zone I've already served around.  Two of them have been my Ward mates when I was in Apple Valley (Sister Cornett & Sister Wihongi).  And two people in my Zone came out at the same time as me.  So, needless to say, I'm super excited to be in the Zone that I am in!

Thanks for all that you do.  I keep all of you in my prayers.

Love

Elder Peter H. Niceler

P.S. Here are some pictures, one is of me and my companion and the other is of turtles on a log.


Me & Elder Lee


Turtles on a log! :)

Week 60 -- 3rd Area -- 5th Companion -- Hesperia, CA

July 27, 2015

Well, serving in the High Desert has now come to an end.  I've been transferred down to Chino and I'm covering the YSA Ward in the Stake and I also cover the Rolling Ridge Ward.  I'm super excited to be serving down in the valley.  I've been wanting to ever since I became a Zone Leader.  Wish come true!

I really miss my last Ward though, it was a great Ward.  The members in the Ranchero Ward were some of the most loving people that I've ever met.  They were amazing examples of what the Savior would do.  I've changed a ton and I'm so grateful that I was able to serve there.

I'm now a more dedicated and obedient servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Obedience to God's commandments is what brings the most happiness and joy in this life.  I wasn't ever a really disobedient missionary, but I wasn't super good at following all the rules; at least the really small rules that seem really dumb.  Going to the Ranchero Ward, with Elder Russell, I learned that no matter what you follow all the rules even when you don't understand why they are there, and as a result you are blessed.  I, by far, had the best and worst three transfers of my mission in Ranchero.  I found that as I was more obedient to the mission rules and commandments that I was happier and that things went a lot smoother.  I've come to know that the  Savior is always there for us.  I've have felt his love the most when I've turned to him when I've needed him.  He is always there for us.  We need to be attached to him.

I love all of you so much!

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler




Below are pictures of people that I loved from my last Ward.

 This is us with the Christensen family, they are super awesome.
Brother Christensen has been to the Brockett ward while he was on a business trip. 

 Me & my companion with Jesse E.
Jesse is an awesome young man who is going to be serving a mission soon.
Elder Russell and I took him out a ton.


Me & Brother Garcia


Below are some pictures that some members took and shared with my mom via text message.


The pics above and below were taken on my birthday, July 26th!

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!

A family in our Ward had signed up to feed us dinner and later found out it was my birthday.
They surprised me with cupcakes and singing.  It was awesome!




The Schaumann Family
(in my new Ward in Chino)

My mom received a text from Brother Schaumann with this picture and the following message:

"Former Antofagasta Chile Missionaries taking care of their own!!
Your missionary is a great blessing in our Ward. - K. Schaumann"

My mom served in the same mission and Zone as Brother Schaumann many years ago.
She says he was a great missionary!

Pretty amazing and cool that I got to meet him and will be serving in his Ward!