Richard Harbur and Martin Hnizdil, ministers of a non-denominational organization, say they have an inspirational message for Utahns.
They have no building for regular services, keep no enrollment figures and pass no collection plate.But they represent about 200 members in the Salt Lake area, and are happy to meet in the homes of individuals and families. They also invite Salt Lake area or other residents to a special series of gospel services at 4 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Wilkinson Building at Cottonwood Hospital, 5770 S. Third East.
"The purpose of the services is to bring Christ to those who do not know him and to strengthen the faith of those who do," the ministers said.
"We have found a ministry that cares about people and is personally concerned with the individual. We have found a people that fulfill the words of Jesus: `By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.' (John 13:35)
"These people read the Bible, pray and worship God in sincerity and truth. This Christian fellowship of believers is non-denominational, returning people to God and his son," a leaflet distributed by the ministers states.
Harbur, 29, spent 10 years in the ministry in New Mexico and Texas before coming to Salt Lake City six months ago. Hnizdil, 30, spent four years in the ministry in Colorado. The two say they work in an unpaid ministry, asking for no contributions but relying on the love and goodwill of people.
"If you preach the gospel, people will be moved by love and not by a law to help further this work to others," Hnizdil said.
The two ministers said many people are receptive to their message, while others are indifferent, a situation they said is duplicated in many other religions.
Harry Brownlee, a member of the church, returned to Salt Lake City this week from ministerial work in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.
Brownlee was there to "share a mutual faith with members of the congregation, which has thousands of members worldwide."
Individuals desiring a home visit or Bible study or who want further information may call 255-7205 or 277-8306.