"For God hath not given the spirit of fear, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND."2 Timothy 1:7 Do not be afraid or ashamed of the gospel you bear, for Christ is your companion wherever you go!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
It was fantastic to hear Elder Cottle's voice on Christmas Day. He is doing fantastic things in New Zealand, sharing the gospel, sharing his testimony and increasing his love for the Lord and the people of New Zealand. He is very much enjoying being there and loving serving the Lord. They were rocked by 3 big earthquakes on Christmas Eve and several aftershocks many above 5.0. In his words, "When the first earthquake hit we jumped in a door frame and the walls moved like they were jello. Then we ran outside and Surfed the Earth through the bigger ones." Way to have a positive attitude Elder in the face of adversity. The people there have been struggeling with the continuing earthquakes since September 2010. We pray for them. On Christmas Eve Elder Cottle and Elder Tamale were able to help some members, Brother and Sister Ryan, put together 30 food boxes for families that had been displaced from their homes by the earthquakes.