Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14)

Friday, October 20, 2006

A few pictures of my recent missions trip to India

Me in Singapore

A church fellowship where I visited and shared

Newly born-again believers with the first New Testament they have ever seen, and in there own language!

I am on my way to the next neighborhood of houses to preach the gospel of the grace of God!

Infant Christ worshippers who need your prayers!

Please pray for us! We have Bibles!

A boy whose mom you will see in heaven wears my sunglasses.

A group picture of most of my fellow gospel workers.

20 Comments:

Blogger Antonio said...

I couldn't get more picture on here, so I will make another post tonight with more pictures. i have to go right now to a Western Day event at my kids school! Yee-haw!

Antonio

October 20, 2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Loved the pictures!

October 20, 2006 6:04 PM  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Antonio,
Bless you for sharing those photos! I think that is great for people who villify you to see that you have a gentle face and that you may defy the image they may have of you in their mind's eye. I have always thought you should have your photo on your avatar for that reason ... as you may remember.

I also think it is grand for those who appreciate your blogging to see the image of your face and think about you sitting at your computer typing to share with and edify them.

I appreciate the photos because they will effect my prayers for these people - just seeing the images of their faces.

Good going!

May God bless those dear people who were visited. May they grow and develop.

October 20, 2006 6:14 PM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

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October 21, 2006 8:02 AM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Showing everyone that you really are an handsome chap?

Somebody is going to make me do this when I come back from Japan, no doubt.

Anyway, it really is encouraging to hear about your blessed work in India.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

October 21, 2006 8:03 AM  
Anonymous bobby grow said...

So that's what you look like . . . good pics of your trip too.

October 21, 2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

You have done a good work...ah but that long hair and those tatoos. Tsk Tsk.

Just kidding! I wont let that ol fundamental legalism come out of me. You look great and you have done a good work.

BTW, my brother once had hair down to his waist. My son has long hair too.

October 21, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I had hair half-way down my back until I was 21.

I would not class Antonio's as long, but that means if a lady has hair that length it is too short.

God Bless

Matthew

October 22, 2006 5:50 AM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

You also got to remember that I'm a former Marine as well as a fundy:-)

Its long. Stop making excuses for Antonios rebellion:-)

Just kidding. If his hair was down to his waist I would still love him. Thats one prejudicial issue that I have had to work through and will admit as much. It is a cultural thing that Paul speaks to in the New Testement and definately not something to "split hairs" over:-)

October 22, 2006 11:32 AM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

I often think the only reason it ever really bothered me and why my brother probably grew long hair was the song my Dad used to sing in Hong Kong with the youth during the 70's. It went something like:

"You can wear that Hippy Hair looking like a grizzly bear, but theirs an eye watching you...theres and eye up on high watching you."

He used to sing it with his guitar. Ha Ha ha. It kind of goes to the tune of goober peas. It was one of Dads little hillbilly redneck songs from days gone by.

"Peas...Peas. Peas Peas, eating goober peas, goodnes how delicious eatin goober peas."

Anybody out there know that ol hillbilly redneck song?

October 22, 2006 11:39 AM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

Then I found out when Hudson Taylor went to China he shaved all his hair and grew in one spot a long pony tail and then that was all she wrote for him when word got back home.

October 22, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

Idddnnnit good to know that God can have mercy on us Bible Belters over here and down south as well as on you loose livin' Cal "I" forn "I" an's?

October 22, 2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Is culture always a relative matter, Brian?

I do not think Paul is speaking of culturally relative matters in 1 Cor 11. He makes too much reference to spiritual truths.

But I think in the West we assume that short hair means a short back and sides and long hair means any length from the collar.

I think Paul would probably have classed Antonio's hair as short. He probably would have understood long hair as waist length.

Preachers who want to have a go at long-haired men should get a bit tougher on the ladies with bobbed hair!

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

October 23, 2006 2:21 AM  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Matthew - psssssssssssss! hissssssss!

October 23, 2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger Bhedr said...

You know Matt in this area its just not worth a debate. I was just having a little fun. I will let you be right and you can have the last cookie on the plate. I wont loose any sleep on this one:-)

October 23, 2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger H K Flynn said...

Antonio,

Wow. These photos are great and will spur my prayers for the building of the church soundly on Christ alone.

You, your fellow workers and the new converts and their children all wear beautiful open smiles that speak of God being there with you! I bet it was a really tremendous experience!

And about hair length!...

I bet Matthew is right about the Greco-Roman view of length, since after all, didn't Josephus say that Jesus wore his hair to his shoulders?

And for that matter, the fundy-Marine I know, my nephew Jimmy, had Ted Nugent length hair for years, then suddenly went back to the short marine style.

Anyway… God bless you, Antonio!

October 26, 2006 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Jon Crowe said...

Great to see some photos from your trip Antonio and glad it was able to happen!

November 01, 2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

Antonio, it's good to finally see your mug . . . although I'm not sure a man with a tattoo can be saved.

:-)

November 03, 2006 6:06 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

Hey Jonathan,

didn't I tell all you folks that it is just henna?

November 03, 2006 6:15 PM  
Blogger bluecollar said...

Well, well. Antonio is a good looking man. Time to change your avatar.

Those surroundings are familiar. I say so because I went to India once, though I'm not that handsome in my pictures of that event.

Good pictures. Thanks for bringing Christ to other lands.

The ugly dude, with the "big shades"

November 04, 2006 8:29 AM  

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