Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently had the opportunity to talk with Richard Norby and shared the experience on social media.
“About eight months ago, the terrorist attacks occurred at the Brussels, Belgium, airport. Four of our missionaries were at the checkout counter. All of them suffered significant injuries. Some were serious,” Elder Cook wrote on his official Facebook page.
“A senior missionary, Elder Richard Norby, had very serious injuries. Recently he indicated that while life will never quite be the same, he “has chosen to rely on the Lord and not fear.” He further said, “I’m going to live my life, and I’m going to teach my children and grandchildren that we [must] put our trust in God.”
“Even though our world literally seems to be in commotion, we should not fear. We can have complete joy because of the Savior. The world’s commotion is part of the Savior’s plan. His suffering, which is beyond our comprehension, has resulted in victory over sin and spiritual death. Because of Him, we will all live again. When we remember this, faith will replace our fear.”
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