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GCBC Utah Short Term Ministry Trip

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When: July 22-28, 2023
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
Cost: $750 ($50 deposit due May 23rd; check or online: with a note “Utah23 FBO [insert name]”.
Travel: A 12-hour drive to Ogden, Utah
The plan: the team will be focused on the following:

  • Evangelism – Working with “Utah Partnerships For Christ”, we will be in the heart of Mormonism and focused on connecting with individuals and sharing the gospel. This is the primary focus of the trip. Conversations and dialogue will be a major part of our trip. This will take place in various locations including college campuses, Temple Square, parks, and local shopping centers.
  • Service/Outreach – Part of our time will be spent serving local churches and UPFC in various ways. Some opportunities may be door-to-door outreach, painting and refreshing areas of a church, yardwork and “spring cleaning”, or other similar work.
  • Learning – While in Utah we will have the opportunity to hear from people that have spent their life ministering to Mormons and some who were former Mormons themselves. It’s a great chance to learn more about witnessing and sharing the gospel in this specific context, and to be better equipped to help others at GCBC minister to Mormon’s when we come home. 
  • Encouraging local believers – we will have time sit with and encourage believers in the area who have the unique task of living in and among Mormons, who are seeking to minister the gospel of Christ Mormons day in and day out.
  • Training - Russ East from UPC will do a one day training at GCBC June 3rd focused on evangelism. Other training meetings will take place on Sundays after church from 12-2pm with lunch provided. Our team meetings will help us get a grip on the most important doctrines and Bible passages to focus on in sharing Christ in Mormons.
  • Where will we stay? – we will stay at "The Blue House", the short terms missions ministry house where the Haller's also live! There is ample room for men's & women's quarters, and we will have our training and prayer time together there. This is "home base" for the trip.
  • Sightseeing - We will try to see some of the local sights and take a day to re-energize. This could include areas close to Park City, Salt Lake City. 

What's our GCBC connection with "Utah Partnership for Christ"?

As a church we support Joseph and Allie Haller as one of our missionaries, who live in Ogden, Utah, and serves alongside Russ East (Allie's father) at "Utah Partnerships for Christ" (UPC). UPC has existed for over 20 years, to reach the unreached of the LDS community in Salt Lake City, and the surrounding community with the true gospel of grace! Learn more about their desire for these trips here.

We are eager for this trip, and are praying that the Lord would use us for his glory, and we go, speak the truth in love, and proclaim Him (Col. 1:28-29), with all the power that He supplies!




(above: at Temple Square overlooing the Temple under construction for earthquake renovations)


(above: the team getting ready to tour and do evangelism at "Temple Square" in downtown Salt Lake City)


(above: just before we headed in to LDS the sacrament meeting)


(above: lunch stop in Winnemucca, NV!)



(the above two photos are the view from the "Blue House" where Utah Partnerships for Christ is based out of, and where the team stays during the week)


(above: this is how many LDS wards/churches surround the "Blue House" where we are stayinh. Pray for LDS souls to be won by God's grace!)

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(above: the team from July 2022)