Truth in Love Ministry and the blustery day.
Our morning devotion prepared us for our first full day of witnessing. We read the words of Ezekiel 37:10 (prophesying to dead bones and to the breath to create a vast army). Plus, II Corinthians 10:4, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” We went out encouraged knowing we have the power of God’s Word, which can demolish the stronghold of Mormonism AND bring to life those who are lost.
Bill, Amy, Judy and I split up our map and started knocking on doors in Provo. The wind was picking up and became quite gusty as the morning progressed. The day was cool and the temperature dropped. Quite a change from the sunny 80-90 degree weather we usually get when we are here.
We met the usual people and responses as in the past. Smiling, quiet women who didn’t say much; those who were willing to say they were LDS members and willing to share their beliefs about trying/doing their best and Jesus covers the rest; and a few who left the LDS church. Also met a Morman woman from Brazil who was happy to have conversations with people of other faiths and seemed open to listening. We always encouraged people to check out our website, read an article or two, and give us their feedback online.
Our last person of the day was interesting to chat with. He had been a Mormon, but was inactive at the age of when they usually do their missions; so he had never gone out on a mission. He told us he was currently a member again. When I asked what brought him back to the church he said it was because everyone was bugging him about it. He seemed to be on the fence about several of the teachings including all the commands of what he needed to do for the church. He appeared to be genuinely interested in checking out some of our articles and then giving us feedback. Pray that he does.
After a delicious baked potato bar back in our hotel meeting room, Pastor Mark Cares gave us a TILM vision presentation. It’s an ambitious goal of training 80,000 missionaries and giving them opportunities to witness to Mormons. This involves a lot of online training and we were excited to hear about the professionals who are volunteering their time and experience to make this a high caliber endeavor.
As we felt the exhaustion of a full day of travel, lots of training and a full day of hitting the streets, we were free to go at 6:30 p.m. I was happy to get in the hotel hot tub and relax.
I am so thankful for the many blessings: safe travel, God-led training and canvassing, the fellowship with like minded Christians, and a comfortable hotel.