Elder George Lee : 'I Owe Every Opportunity to the Lord'
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
"[Being a good football player] It is this same perseverance, but for deeper reasons, that enabled Elder Lee and his missionary companion to establish a branch of the Church in the Southwest Indian Mission in an area where LDS missionaries had never been successful before. It was 1964 and their mission president had sent them to Grease Point in northern Arizona. For six months Elder Lee and his companion slept out-of-doors in sleeping bags, trying, but without success, to gain access to that area. Finally their efforts were rewarded when an influential Indian family was converted to the gospel and offered their home as headquarters for the beginning branch." [Author]