Friday, April 27, 2007

Name that Pony

Are you a good investigator? Points to the 1st Person who can tell me the significance of the picture below with some degree of detail:

10 comments:

I Lost You At Hello!!! said...

Well it is obviously the Kengtung Baptist Mission compound. I believe it is found in Burma. (also known as Myanmar) I believe they helped translate some Holy book. (the Young family I mean)

The AJ Thomas said...

This image clearly shows that Marcus Young's camera takes very bad pictures. By 2004 he should have had a decent digital.

Bryan said...

i would tell but that is cheating

matthew said...

For hundreds or even thousands of years, the Wa people in Burma had told children of their very old belief that one day a ‘white brother’ would bring them a copy of the book about God that they had lost. In the 1880’s, Pu Chan, one of their tribesmen, caused several thousand of his people to stop killing people and worshipping evil spirits. He said the true God would soon send the 'white brother with a copy of the lost book' that their whole tribe had been waiting for. He told them that if the brother learnt that the Wa people were doing evil things, he might not give them the book of the true God.

One morning Pu Chan got ready a Wa pony, and told some of those who believed him to follow the pony. He said that the true God had told him that at last the white brother was near. God would cause the pony to lead them to him. The pony started walking. Surely it would simply stop at the nearest stream. To the disciples’ great surprise, it kept going. On and on it went for about 200 miles over mountain trails and down into the city of Kengtung, then turned into the gate of a missionary’s place and headed straight for a well in the ground. The people following the pony looked all around. No white man. No book. Hearing sounds in the well, they peered in. From the dry well a white face smiled at them. Did he have a book from God? Yes! Before long about 10,000 Wa people had given their lives to Jesus. (87, 102-104)

http://www.humancomp.org/misc/white_pony_story(isbn_0830707395).html

I Lost You At Hello!!! said...

Uh Yeah we all knew that part. i had the right place so what do i win.

matthew said...

points

Jadon & Amberly's Mommy said...

Wow! VERY fascinating!!!! This is the actual picture??

matthew said...

yep, that's an actual photo of the pony involved

Nata said...

Oh, crap. I was wrong. I was SURE that was John Wesley. Then I remembered he wasn't a pony.

elizabeth said...

Matthew, did you get that story from the eternity book?

Nata, you make me smile.