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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Friday, June 5, 2009

PNG Photo Journey 6: Open Air Events

Talk about learning to do things out of your comfort zone, this is on the list. Part of our missions training has been street-level evangelistic outreach in the city of Perth. These regular Thursday night events certainly helped us become more comfortable with sharing our faith with anyone at anytime anywhere.

So naturally by the time we got to PNG we were ready to share testimonies and preach live in the public square, right? Well, not exactly.

Yet here we are participating enthusiastically in an open air evangelistic outreach event in the middle of Kerema. (These sort of events are fairly common in PNG, although we didn't know that at the time.)

The hurdle isn't so much overcoming the mere fear and trembling of public speaking as much as getting over the false perception that people don't want to hear about spiritual matters. Or specifically about Jesus!

We experienced a world that is not only hurting but searching for an answer. We know who can help them. So we got out of our own way, overcame our misconceptions, and stepped up to the microphone and preached the gospel. During our time in Kerema over a hundred people acknowledged Jesus as both Lord and Savior and committed their lives to His kingdom.

Geez, we thought we were just gonna make some videos. :)

these photos you can't really tell how nervous we really were, can you? The one of Allyson is one of my favorites that I may have uploaded already for our last official newsletter. During our time in PNG she shared many powerful testimonies that were very well received by the townspeople. Of course we were also encouraged by the receptive response of the townspeople. Below are some of our favorite photos from our open air events in PNG.

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