Well for the last 3 years running I have been on mission trips to Utah. Now whether your into ministry or not going to Utah is quite a cool trip. Lots of great american food, mega hot weather and so on. This year my mission trip is to……Chorley in the UK. Not quite as cushy as Utah but its exciting stuff.
As most people who visit this blog will know the Mormon Church is hosting its first ever pageant event outside of the USA and its in Chorley. I am heading out on the bus early tomorrow morning for 5 days there. Our hope is to engage many of the 2000 or so Mormons visiting and participating in this event in loving gospel focused discussion.
I will update this blog with how its going here and there and would genuinely ask the Christians here to pray for us. There are a number coming from different parts of the country as well as locals from Chorley.
- Please pray that weather is not a barrier (as forecasts are showing it might be)
- Please pray that there is a genuine spirit of peace, that people do not feel in anyway intimidated or angry about us being there and that we demonstrate the love of Christ in our approach.
- Please pray that people do stop and speak to us.
- Please pray that we draw people to Christ and His grace, and that people respond to this message, whether there and then or in time to come.
Thanks a lot. Also for any Mormons reading this please know that we are not there to be a nuisance or spoil your night if your going, we are not angry Anti-Mormons as we can often be thought of.
If you walk on by we will happily let you go. However I will be there through the full first week and would love to chat with you so please stop and say hi.
Thanks a lot.