We talked with Elder Kotter via Skype on Mother's Day!! He is growing in ways we never thought possible!
Here is a letter written by Stephen for his mom on Mother's Day. Our bishop read this from the pulpit yesterday!!
Hey so I’m suppose to be writing this letter to you and I know it won’t measure up to how I feel but here we go….. First off, I want to say anytime I said that I didn’t like your food, I lied. Your food its the BOMB. What I would give for some of your fresh chocolate chip cookies right now! Now that I got everyone hungry, I’ll talk about other things. Mom, seriously you are the best thing ever. You may not think that’s true, but it is, so stop lying to yourself. You are probably the closest example of Christ like love that I have ever seen. Mom, I also want to thank you for everything you have ever done for me. It is about a million billion things but you did it all to help me. I want to especially thank you for reading the scriptures with me as a kid. You may not remember, but I still remember you reading me the picture book, Book of Mormon to me while I was eating grits or cereal every morning. That did more for me to learn the scripture stories than anything else. I also want to thank you for having a love for the gospel and showing me how a true disciple of Jesus Christ is really supposed to be. Mom keep being awesome and making everyone else jealous because they aren’t as awesome as you. I love you mom, I really do. You have helped me out, and basically I am on the mission because of you. I love you soo much mom!!!!
Love Elder Kotter