Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Utah Mission Team Update #2

Mormon Temple in Salt LakeUtah Team at Temple SquareUtah Team at General Conference CenterUtah Team in General Conference buildingOn day 2 we kinda got a late start, and understandably so, since we didn't get to bed until 2am.

Scott Creps briefed us on some key issues regarding LDS history and theology and took us into Salt Lake to tour the Temple Square. We encountered several young, female missionaries who shared with us the "restored gospel of Jesus Christ." You all would have been proud of our students by the way they respectfully and lovingly listened, asked questions and stood firm in their faith (1 Pet. 5:9). When our two missionaries passed us to some other ladies on the tour, they said "take care of these ones...they're a good group." I am confident that what these ladies saw was the love of Jesus, a love they don't fully understand yet. Please pray for them and other LDS people you know to encounter Evangelicals who truly understand the grace that is only available in Jesus Christ.

We also heard from a ex-LDS couple (Brian and Wendy) who shared their testimony of being wowed by grace. They are now at Alpine Church, and they helped us to think about what are the divides and opportunities for bridge-building between Evangelicals and LDS. This was very timely since we will be going door-to-door today to pass out fliers for Sports Camp. Please pray that we will exude the same love and firmness that our had at Temple Square, and pray that we would love, model and point to the grace that comes through the person and work of Jesus Christ alone.

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