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 70 -- 4th Area -- 7th Companion -- Chino, CA

October 5, 2015

This last week was super awesome for us.  We found two new investigators and they are super awesome.  One of them was introduced to the church by her boyfriend who has been sharing the gospel with her. She has been reading the Book of Mormon and has been coming to church.  The other one is a girl named Nicole.  We met her at the house of one of our investigators and come to find out she is our investigator's girlfriend.  We met her when we knocked on the door of our investigator, Brian.  He was in the shower, so,   we just talked with her while we waited for Brian to get out of the shower. All we did was just do some small talk with her. Brian then came out and we went into another room and we started to teach him.  We then asked him if Nicole would like to join us for the lesson.  So, he went and asked her and she said no.  But, later on in the lesson she came in and we were able to teach her.  She really opened up to us.  She's just had a lot of bad things happen to her that have scared her mentally and physically.  We testified to her about the gospel, and it went well.  We had a second lesson with her later that week and it went even better.  We did even more testifying and she just ate it all up.  We taught her a lot about the atonement and about how much peace this gospel would bring to her.  In the first lesson she told us that every time she'd meet missionaries that we all had this genuine smile about us and she told us that she wanted it.  By the end of the second lesson I could tell that she was starting to have that genuine smile.  She thanked us for what we are doing for her.  She was also hugging the Book of Mormon we had given her.

I testify to you that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's authorized church.  That the gospel of Jesus Christ has been given to us for our benefit. I'm so grateful for the blessings in this gospel that are only brought to us by the work that we put in.  

I love y'all so much.

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler 

Week 69 -- 4th Area -- 7th Companion -- Chino, CA

September 28, 2015

This last week was a bit of a tough one for me.  I just seemed to struggle with everything.  I found myself just wanting to do hardly anything.  My companion and love for this gospel and the Lord is what kept me going.  I'm glad that I have a testimony of this gospel.  A testimony is essential if you want to get anywhere in life.  I have no idea where I would be without my testimony.  At the end of the week things got better because I turned to my Savior and asked for His help in carrying the load which Heavenly Father has place on my back.  Once I did that, my burden was made lighter.  I know the same can be for all of you.  

A lot of things are starting to happen in the YSA Ward.  One of our investigators, Sabrina, received her answer about when she should get baptized and it wasn't what we wanted but it's what she needs.  She received the answer that she needs to wait a little bit.  We aren't too sure what we are going to do right now to help her with her current situation, but, we do know that the answer she received is the right answer.  

Our other investigator, Randy, is doing super awesome.  He's starting to make a lot of changes and is letting the gospel change him and it's awesome seeing the change in him.  

Cool story.  So, there is this girl that we are going to start teaching that came to church on Sunday.  She actually emailed our institute teacher and asked him if she could go to institute.  She told him that she tried signing up, but, she couldn't because she wasn't a member, and she then asked him where she could go to church.  We met her and she is super awesome.  We're gonna text her this week and set up a time to teach her.

The work is starting to pick up and it super comforting seeing that.  Thank you so much for all of the prayers.  I do my best to keep all of you in my prayers.

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler 

Week 68 -- 4th Area -- 7th Companion -- Chino, CA

September 21, 2015

Well, we had a super good week.  I'm super sorry this letter is gonna be super short.  I don't have a ton of time.

This last week was full of finding and meeting with our Bishops and letting them know that we want to serve them and do what they want us to.  So, we contacted a lot of people that our Bishops gave to us and we were able to find some people through it.

We found a new investigator, Sabrina, and she is super awesome.  She has a done a ton of stuff.  She went to Seminary for two years and graduated.  She also finished Personal Progress for Young Women and she got that. She also has a testimony that this gospel is true.  She is just super awesome.  She is an example to me about what this gospel can truly do for everyone.

We also had President interviews and they went super well.  I passed and I get to stay out on my mission.  Just kidding, they were super awesome and I learned a lot from President Hobbs.  I love him so much.  He such a great guy.  

I love all of you so much.

Love,

Elder Peter H. Niceler

(Here is an explanation of what the Personal Progress program is and what one needs to do to earn this award and medallion. When you complete the Personal Progress program, you will be eligible to receive  the Young Womanhood Recognition.  To receive this award:  Attend sacrament meeting regularly; Live the standards in For the Strength of Youth; Complete the value experiences and value project for each of the eight values - Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, & Virtue; Keep a personal journal; Attend seminary; Read the Book of Mormon regularly; and Record your testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ.  This award recognizes you for your worthiness and for completing all the Personal Progress requirements.  As a recipient of the award, you show that you have established a pattern of progress in your life.  You are prepared to make and keep sacred temple covenants.  You are committed to keeping the commandments, serving others, and developing and sharing your gifts and talents.  You will strive to strengthen the home and family.)