My absolute favorite two weeks of the year starts tomorrow. Every year tens of thousands of Mormons flock to in Manti, Utah to see the Mormon Miracle Pageant. Scores of Christians come from all over the US (and sometimes other parts of the world) to witness to them. I like the odds. Read More …
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Our annual mission trip to Manti, Utah is coming soon. We begin training and preparing our Manti Mission Team Thursday, May 2nd. Training is also open to Christians who want to learn more about Mormonism and how to witness to them. You do not have to go on the mission trip in order to take advantage of this training. We will conduct seven weekly training sessions starting on Thursday, May 2 and will go through Thursday, June 13. The meetings we be at Community Bible Church and alternating between rooms P-7A (portable) and room 134 from 6:45 to 8:30 PM. Because we are meeting in two different rooms, please double check which location we will be meeting at each week. The portables are behind the building. Childcare is available with advance notice.
Our class schedule is as follows.
The first week of this year’s trip was AWESOME! We had many things happen for the first time, some good and some not so good. Since I always like to end with the good news, I’ll mention the big thing that happened on Sunday morning. It rained just about all night Saturday night so we woke up to rain-drenched tents. The insides of the tent were fine, but the outsides were all wet. We’ve never had to roll up and pack wet tents before. We dragged the tents under the pavilion and did the best we could.
The good news is that every one of our team members got into a conversation every night of the pageant. That has never happened before. This team has been very fun, extremely engaging and had no problem initiating conversations with Mormons. Even the meekest among us lovingly displayed boldness that can only be given by the Holy Spirit. I am most encouraged to see our team members catch the same vision we have for the Mormon people. They are already talking about next year and who they want to bring. Here is a hint. If you are in our Sunday School class, you are already a target.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
I should have posted this earlier, but it is that time of year again! We begin training and preparing our Manti Mission Team for the mission trip in June. That is the good news. The better news is that the training is open to Christians who wants to learn more about Mormonism and how to witness to them. We will conduct seven weekly training sessions starting on Thursday, April 28 and will go through Monday, June 9. We will be meeting at Community Bible Church in room P-7B (portable) from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The portables are behind the building. Childcare is available with advance notice.
Our class schedule is as follows.
April 28- Introductions and The Mormon Puzzle Video.
May 5- The Mormon World View of Exaltation.
May 12- Mormonism’s Impossible Gospel Part 1.
May 19- Mormonism’s Impossible Gospel Part 2.
May 26- Explaining the Gospel to Mormons.
June 2- God Is Not A Man.
June 9- Role-playing to apply what you have learned.
Our training sessions are always fun and informative. You will learn more about Mormonism than you ever thought you could know. You will gain a heart for the Mormon people and will be equipped to reach out in love to those who are lost. Training materials will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there. Feel free to bring a friend!
I am sitting in Bill McKeever’s kitchen and this is the FIRST chance I have had to update you on our 2009 mission trip at the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah. This has been a weird year as I will explain in a later report.
For now, I am going to take this opportunity to post a YouTube video I made while standing in front of the Oqiuirrh Mountain, Utah Mormon Temple. We had just finished taking our temple tour last Tuesday (the day we flew into Utah) when I had the idea for this Quick Question For Mormons.
Before the temple tour, we saw a video in which Jeffrey R. Holland, one of the twelve “Apostles” of the Mormon church, states something that I find to be incredibly offensive. I’ve seen this video before, but it was just as offensive this time around as when I first saw it. Here is my video.