Apostle's Flight Troubles Turn into Blessing for 700 Latter-day Saints

Runway issues at the Vanuatu airport created the opportunity for Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to make an unplanned visit to Hamilton, New Zealand this past weekend.

Elder Christofferson addressed large congregations on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, despite the fact that many had only been notified of the impromptu visit the previous day.

When Chayce Skudder was asked why he had changed his plans on a long weekend (Monday was a public holiday) to come to listen to Elder Christofferson, he said, “Just like Jesus Christ had Apostles in his day, so do we. I want to learn from a modern day Apostle what the Lord would have me do.”

Davina Vaughn anticipated her attendance would be “spiritually nourishing” beyond any other plans she might have had for the weekend. 

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