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Anthony John Thornton

Independent Fundamental Baptist
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  1. Brother, you are correct. He’s not a pastor. It definitely was a good message though.
  2. I listened to a pastor, who's actually the President of the Christian Law Association, preach at my church a few nights ago. He preached Psalms 1, particularly about the seat of the scornful. Brother, it changed my life. Literally. The Holy Spirit had been convicting me of my complaining and BOOM, Brother Gibbs preached on that. It may be available somewhere online too.
  3. Brother, I have yet to begin deputation, but when I do, I may contact you.
  4. What an incredible blessing on all fronts! Any information would be invaluable! I have no contacts but some I will be contacting soon. I have had, on my mind, Calgary. The Drop-In Rehab Centre (Center lol) is located in Calgary, and I believe that to be an incredible segue into giving the Gospel AND being a servant. Old Paths Baptist Church is a church I plan to contact soon. I'd go on deputation, link up with a church in the area, work with them, and perhaps begin a church plant in due time. The other thing that I believe the Lord is leading me towards is teaching, in a literal sense. It could very well end up as both. The Lord's will be done!
  5. Alberta, Canada? If so, I believe the Lord to be possibly calling me there.
  6. Literally everything you mentioned in your points is reason enough to not use a board. One board I just talked to said their administrative fee is 300 a month. That could be rent on the field. The changing of doctrine scares me most. Also, one consideration in favor of using a board is having that "clout" or vetting while on deputation. I would imagine it would be harder to get support without a board's backing. I thank the Lord He has given me much over my life. I don't have to worry about insurance (but then it could always change) because after I was wounded by an IED in 2005, I was put on medical hold. I was medically retired years later with Tricare Select. It used to be called Tricare Standard.
  7. Man alive I am glad I found this site. I believe this site will be an incredible resource to me in the next few months. This is good stuff right here.
  8. And I have strongly considered this aspect of it as well. I have an older missionary in my church whom I consider a friend and this is what he does. Well, mostly. He doesn't use a board. He does go from church to church periodically raising funds. I believe the sending church being responsible is the most Biblical way of doing it for sure.
  9. Good rephrasing lol. I actually relish the thought of being there every step of the way. I currently work offshore and am gone two weeks at a time. What an incredible privilege it will be to be there all the time!
  10. Lookingfortruth, I am partly ashamed to admit this but at the same time hoping to encourage you on the same level. When we were looking for churches, my wife actually led the charge. She found a church she liked. We had been there before. I had family who attended it. I had no clue what their doctrine was at first, just that it was a Baptist church. I didn't learn it was independent until a year or so later. I had a thirst for knowledge. I had my thirst quenched at this church and haven't looked back. I am ashamed that my wife led the charge when it should've been me but it was HER faithfulness to truth that brought me along.
  11. Fantastic advice and thank you for that awareness. I will definitely take a proactive approach to it. And the starting at a screen doesn't thrill me either, but the way I look at it, if we are on deputation, it will be a lot like a long camping trip! We are waiting for a few doors to open if it's the Lord's will, but if not, it's deputation and we will have to homeschool.
  12. I am glad I stumbled onto this thread. If we go the deputation route as a missionary, it's good to know that neither I, nor my wife, have to "teach" in the traditional sense. She was worried she would have to be responsible for that. It appears as though Abeka provides that "teaching" aspect of it. Awesome!
  13. Absolutely. I am definitely going to consider all avenues and make it a matter of prayer.
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