Little, Elizabeth

Serving the Lord with Teen Missions in New Zealand


Meet Elizabeth Little


This year marks 45 years of living and working as a missionary for God.  He has been good.  I am living in my home country of New Zealand, working to bring the first Teen Missions Boot Camp to our country.
God’s call came when I was 12 years old.  After nursing training, Bible school in Tasmania, Australia, and SIL with Wycliffe I was on my way to Venezuela – single!  By the time my first furlough came five years later I had married a fellow-Kiwi husband, Robin had two little boys and was expecting a third baby.
For seventeen years we worked in literature distribution.  During those years we had four Teen Missions teams put up three buildings for us.  In 1980 we joined this mission and with four children, immigrated to Florida.  Fifteen busy and fruitful years followed until Robin became ill and we returned to live in New Zealand.  He passed away in 1998 and I have continued to try to fill a very big pair of shoes!


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Missionary News

  • Little, Elizabeth Newsletter (Spring 2015) June 1, 2015  Greetings to Friends in Christ!Easter has come and gone and Down-Under, we are slowly moving into winter. The glorious victory that the empty tomb depicts has been very apparent in many ways over these last few months in my small corner of the world here in New Zealand. May you know that victory in your own life too.Because I have not communicated with you for some months, let me go back a bit. Last summer’s Florida Boot Camps were a ...
  • Little, Elizabeth Newsletter (Winter 2014) March 25, 2014 Greetings to Friends in Christ! It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord! And I want to do just that, right now. Through thick and thin, long and short, black and white, ups and downs, my loving Heavenly Father is there, sustaining, guiding, providing for and protecting. THANK YOU LORD!  As I write this, our Australia Boot Camp teams are out on their projects – in Madagascar, Vanuatu, Germany, India and Cambodia, and I am visiting family in ...
  • Little, Elizabeth (Winter 2013) February 11, 2013 ….Let my mouth be filled with Your praise and with Your glory all the day.…. Psalm 71:8 Dear Friends! Have you made a New Year resolution? Do you remember last year’s, and did you keep it? I am asking the Lord to keep me more faithfully praying for those nearest and dearest to me. For some of them, I know I am probably the only person praying for them. The death of my mother last year has brought me into contact with nieces and ...
  • Little, Elizabeth (Winter 2012) April 18, 2012 “While I live I will praise the Lord;I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.” Ps. 146:2 At this time of the year I am usually welcoming the young people back to New Zealand from their summer adventures with Teen Missions Australia, and then getting on to producing the kiwi brochure, which will list the new teams for the coming year. Instead, I am having a prolonged stay in Florida with its delightful winter weather, which will ...
  • Little, Elizabeth (Winter 2011) February 17, 2011 The team has been working at the Teen Missions base out of Pretoria, and we have heard they have been a real answer to prayer for not only our staff there, but also other ministries.
  • Little, Elizabeth (Fall 2010) October 28, 2010 Mason Harold Van Slyke“PLEASE GOD, LET IT STOP!” This is the headline in our largest daily newspaper as I write this letter. It is talking about the aftershocks of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit our second largest city early last Saturday morning.
  • Little, Elizabeth (Winter, 2010) February 13, 2010 Greetings, as I return to my little corner of God’s vineyard down under, after having spent Christmas with family in Florida and then a few days in Ecuador catching up with our staff down there. As I review the past several months, I hope I don’t leave anything out; so much has happened. Firstly, the proposed Kiwi Boot Camp was cancelled mid-year, mainly due to the fact that we didn’t have sufficient indication that there would be enough registrations for ...
  • Little, Elizabeth (Spring 2009) May 13, 2009 Lines from Elizabeth - Spring 2009 It is Easter week as I write.  Recently in studying more about the life and times of Jesus and His disciples, and the political, social and cultural – as well as the religious – elements at play during that critical time, I have come to understand so much better what Easter is all about. Only God could have engineered those events; only God could bring life from the chaos and disaster that followed over the next ...
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