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Antwines celebrate ’60 years with the Master’

Clyde and Gwen Antwine, center, share smiles with church members in Venezuela. (Photo provided by Jonathan Hanegan)

In the South American nation of Venezuela, Clyde and Gwen Antwine celebrated “60 years with the Master.”
That was the title of a seminar hosted by the Antwines, who both have been Christians for 60 years. For 54 of those years, they’ve been husband and wife. The couple served as missionaries in Germany. Clyde is a missionary in residence at Oklahoma Christian University. Gwen is a former employee of The Christian Chronicle .
This was the couple’s third trip to Venezuela, missionary Jonathan Hanegan said.
“Despite the Antwines’ experience as European missionaries, their message and deep love for God and his people touched hearts once again in South America,” Jonathan said. “They taught about the Christian life for singles and married couples. They also taught about marriage, raising kids, suffering, life in the church and preparation for death. The seminar ended with the tearful farewell with the young people of the East Caracas Church of Christ.”
“Clyde and Gwen are known here as ‘los abuelitos,’ the grandparents. They have taught us a lot about love and commitment and left us a great example to follow. We love them dearly.”
Here’s a video about Jonathan’s work in Venezuela:

Mission Venezuela 2010 from Jonathan Hanegan on Vimeo.

  • Feedback
    Dear Clyde and Gwen, Congratulations. So good to hear about you and the good work you continue to do for the Lord. Harvie
    Harvie Pruitt
    July, 27 2010

    Dear Clyde and Gwen, So good to find out your where abouts. I did not know where you were but knew you were laboring for the Lord. How is the family. Venezuela – A lonly way from Augsburg. In Him Dewayne
    DeWayne Andrew, Ph.D
    July, 28 2010

    Dear Brother and Sister Antwine,
    So good and encouraging to hear of your continued service to our Lord!
    May God bless you in your endeavors for Him.
    I remember your love and service for the church in Augsburg.
    Again, May God bless you both with more years in faithful service!
    Love in Him,
    July, 28 2010

    Thank you so much for the kind comments. We go back 51 years with Harvey and back to the time between 1968-74 with DeWayne and Tim. It is so good to hear from each of you. We have many, many wonderful memories. Thanks for connecting with us again. If you are in Oklahoma City, be sure to contact us.
    In Him,
    Clyde and Gwen
    Clyde & Gwen
    August, 10 2010

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