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 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!