On September 14 we left Southeast Colorado and began making our way further West. Our first stop was Salt Lake City, Utah where we had a meeting at Grace Baptist Church (West Valley City, UT). We were glad to reconnect with Matt and Bonnie Johnson and to see the thriving work at Grace Baptist.
Our time with the Johnsons was very sweet. We have a connection with them since Matt’s sister, Ruth, married my brother John. In fact, it was probably at John and Ruth’s wedding fourteen years ago that we last saw Matt and Bonnie.
While in Salt Lake, we took the opportunity to visit Temple Square. As we toured some of the museums, I was saddened to see where a lack of faith in the sufficiency of Scriptures can lead. There were numerous points of Mormon theology brought out at different point which would be flatly rejected if someone had even a cursory knowledge of Scripture. I plan to write on this subject at a later point.
In addition to seeing Temple Square, we also had the chance to visit the Great Salt Lake as well. Although it was a short trip to the lake, the kids had a chance to play in it, and yes, Micah took the opportunity to float in it!After leaving Salt Lake, we began heading toward Elko, Nevada (I will post about our time in Elko soon). But while traveling across I-80, we had a chance to visit the Salt Flats on the Western edge of Utah.We are truly grateful for what we have seen on this journey so far, and have been thankful for the opportunities to minister along the way.