Bombay is Wonderful, especially the People

by Steve Ray on January 31, 2010

P1020816Today Janet and I sat at a table for over an hour as about 500 wonderful Indians with beautiful smiles and faces glowing with the Holy Spirit stepped up to us to thank us for coming to defend them and their Catholic faith — and to pledge their prayers. They are gracious and gentle people with a very religious impulse and a heart for God.

(Pictures: Right: Riding an ox cart to the conference! Left: Steve with joyful former Hindu, Protestant and Muslim. Click image for larger picture.)

P1020830I gave two talks and answered questions for about 1.5 hours with a panel including Bishop Agnelo. Then after signing books we are now on our way to another venue where we will speak to over 400 sisters/nuns from around the diocese. Janet will share a bit and then I will tell them our conversion story.

I will post pictures and another video as soon as I am able but we are having 14 hour days and are exhausted but there is much to do and little time to do it. I intend to come back to India and cover more cities with the truth of the Catholic Church. They are already planning a return visit for us. More soon. Keep us in your prayers as we leave tomorrow for Dubai to start all over again for another week!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Monisha Rebello February 1, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Dear Bro. Steve, your inspired talks over these past 3 days have left me with a sense of pride in belonging to the One Holy Apostolic Catholic Church that Jesus Himself founded! It has indeed sparked off a zealous spiritual flame within us to pray, evangelize and reach out in love to our separated brothers and sisters to invite them back home where they really belong :-) Also, as a member of the HSI community here in Mumbai where we will be taught about Apologetics in the months to come, your series of talks have indeed been helpful to understand and strengthen the roots of our Catholic faith!

God bless you, Janet and your entire family! May our beloved Lord continue to anoint and use you to touch many more hearts! Hope to see you back in Mumbai soon.

Smita February 2, 2010 at 4:44 AM

Praise GOD,

We didnt expect that you would upload the picture. On behalf of my other friends farzana shaikh and anita mehta too, i want thank you from my heart. You wrote about tears in your eyes and i thought i too will share the times i had tears in my eyes when i felt so one with your emotions for Catholic Church.
1. when u said u just ran and hugged Bishop of your parish when u first saw him and for all that meant to you. I hv felt the same whenever i hv seen someone speaking like u speak for chirst from the heart without any fear or hesitation.
2. all the time you mentioned about the support of Janet in your this journey of Love i had tears in my eyes.

Thank once again and may GOD annoint you.

With prayer for u and ur family

smita

Leo D'Souza February 2, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Shalom !

I must say the 3 days were truly days of grace ! , a gift from the Lord to hear His anointed one give us wonderful insights on our Catholic faith and the manner in which we should defend it. Thanks a lot Steve, it sure was edifying to hear you speak and I pray the Lord’s blessings on all that you are doing for the spread of His Kingdom.

“THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU” (Num6:24,25)

Leo.

Pravina Rodrigues February 3, 2010 at 2:54 AM

My Dear Francis De Sales,
I call you that because you’re doing exactly what he did! I thank and Praise God for using you so preciously!
I have read almost every article on your website; so listening to you was like a refresher. I’m also glad that I got to thank you in front of all those people; you earned it and so did Sarath!
Happy I got to take a picture with you but I regret not taking one with Janet…maybe next time. I am sure you will be back, that was just a curtain raiser. Thank you, Janet. Thank you, Steve. May God strengthen you for the Emirates!

CYNTHIA NORONHA May 19, 2010 at 6:09 AM

Dear Steve,

I just want to say I THANK OUR GOD for you and Janet. So many cowebs about the Catholic faith cleared. I am proud to be a CATHOLIC AND LOVING IT!
Be assured of my prayers always.

Thanks and God Bless You and your family.

Cynthia Noronha
Mumbai

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