Welcome to the Baldwin Boomerang

We long to see people in every tribe, tongue and nation transformed for God's glory. Our mission is to share the gospel by producing effective, compelling media tools that people can understand in their own culture and language. We are preparing to serve as full-time media missionaries with Create International. Toward that end we completed an extensive missions training program called a Crossroads DTS at YWAM Perth, Australia and a secondary YWAM school called the School of Frontier Media in Thailand. We are currently on furlough in North America and hope to see you face-to-face in 2010!

Support Information: Our support goal is currently near 50%.

You may send gifts and donations for our support to our sending agency Ripe for Harvest and please designate Account #247 in the memo line without including our name on the check. You may then mail the check directly to:

Ripe for Harvest, P.O. Box 487, Monument, CO 80132

PLEASE note new address.

It can take up to a month and a half for us to see your donation show up on our report. Also, Ripe for Harvest is able to issue a tax deductible receipt in the USA, but YWAM in Thailand is not.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Baldwin Boomerang Volume Six - February 2009

You may be pleased to know that Abby did finally get a chance to see a Kangaroo! (In Sydney at the zoo on our way here.) You may also be pleased to know we have not yet adopted any dingos.

We have traveled about as far away from Boston as we can and still be on dry land. And we'd like to report that our God is the same God no matter where we go! He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. We greet you from sunny Perth in Western Australia where the skies are blue and the waves of heat crash in over 100 degrees. We spent an entire week before we spotted a cloud, which gratefully also brought a little relief from the impossibly hot temperatures. If you are hip deep in snow, you may shovel some in in our direction—
we won't mind.

We are most grateful to have this time to grow in our faith and draw closer to God. Our transition has been just fine although not without some pitfalls, like a laptop hard drive failure we endured for a few weeks (delaying this newsletter!) Our prayer is to take full advantage of this awesome training program to know God and to make Him known. Like young Samuel in the temple, we are saying “Speak for your servant is listening.” God is encouraging us to be transparent with each other and increasing our desire to love and obey him. We are eager to hear and obey God's voice. It's a noisy sheep pen sometimes and we must hear our Shepherd's voice above all others to avoid the wolves.

We are being excellently prepared practically and theologically for our upcoming experiential outreach phase in late March through mid June. Our outreach is in two phases with two destinations. First, we will go to Papua New Guinea for about six weeks and then we will return to Australia to minister among Aborigines near Cairns in Queensland. We will return mid June to Perth. During the time of our outreach we are not likely to have access to the Internet. Please pray that we will serve God beyond our abilities and in his strength. We are eager for this experience, yet hoping we don't have to eat many bugs or odd meats. In the meantime, we'd like to invite you to visit us on our blog and Facebook to see our most recent photos and get a more in depth look at our life here in Western Australia.

Thank you again for your many mighty prayers and your faithful financial support of us. We definitely feel a great cloud of witnesses behind us back home che
ering us on and making it possible for us to be here for such a time as this. We are most grateful for you all and continue to pray for you all regularly. Thankfully, we are only between $5000 to $6000 short of our outreach fees which we need to have paid by March 14th. If God has lead you to send some additional support for this need at this time, it will be applied to the outreach expenses and much appreciated! Regardless, we give thanks for you all often for sending us here to serve God in his great rescue plan for the world!

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