Commissioner Gillian Cotterill shares her lockdown experience
published on 2 Jun 2020
Commissioner Gillian Cotterill, The Salvation Army’s Territorial Leader for Leader Development, speaks about her experiences of the lockdown in the latest edition of Premier Christianity magazine.
In the piece, Commissioner Cotterill discusses her personal highs and lows of the coronavirus pandemic as well as God’s message to us all during this challenging time.
She says: “God always desires to bring good out of the most difficult of circumstances. I love the fact that people have become kinder, cared for each other more and whole communities have worked together for the good of everyone.”
Speaking of the opportunities provided despite the difficulties of the lockdown, Commissioner Cotterill comments:
“Online worship services have enabled people who would never have considered walking through the doors of our buildings to join in worship and hear the word. I am thrilled to know that some people have found faith in God. Could this be a time of refreshing that we have dreamed of? An unexpected door of opportunity has opened up for us to serve, especially the poor, the vulnerable and disadvantaged”
“Now is the time to be bold, step out and trust in God who ‘is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever Amen!’ (Ephesians 3.20,21). Now that is exciting!” concludes Commissioner Gillian Cotterill.