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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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September Prayer Requests

Here is a brief note focused on our upcoming prayer requests. As you know from reading our last newsletter earlier this month, we are about to undergo a major transition. The Lecture Phase of the School of Frontier Media ends officially at 1 pm this coming Friday. At 5 p.m. that evening we all fly to Bangkok and crash for a few hours at a local hotel. Early Saturday morning at 5 a.m. Allyson, Rachel & Abigail will board a plan from Bangkok to Tokyo. They have about a 90 minute layover before flying to Detroit and then on to Boston. After 24 hours of traveling, they will arrive at Logan Airport early Saturday evening. Meanwhile, Steve will return to Chiang Mai to being outreach on the B~rmese border.

Please pray for:

  • safety, energy and alertness in international travel

  • timely return of luggage

  • finances – we have an immediate need for $300 to cover unanticipated expenses including the hotel in Bangkok on Friday night

If you are able to help, it would be best to send these funds directly to our banking account in the States or through Paypal. Contact us for instructions.

In this upcoming transition, please pray for Allyson, Samuel, Rachel and Abigail as they:

  • adjust to new circumstances again

  • start new schools and seek out new friends

  • survive on a reduced income

  • acquire an automobile, insurance and other needs

  • pay off the loan for the airfare home

  • manage without Steve for three months.

Steve will also be very sad to be away from his family for so long and will require special attention in prayer. He will remain in Thailand where he will be participating in an Evangelistic Film project for the Sh*n people of B~rm*. Please pray that the team will:

  • remain unified and focused even in challenging circumstances and long hours

  • overcome all obstacles to successfully create an effective film appropriate for the Sh*n

  • receive all of the remaining funding we need to pay for this time ($1500)

  • stay safe and unhindered in travel for both staff and equipment

  • continue to have God's heart for these great people.

Rachel and Steve are back from their border run to B~rm* so Steve could refresh his visa and Rachel could add another country to her passport! Thanks for your prayers.

If time permits, we will hopefully be posting some information about the Sh*n and this outreach on our blog soon, so stay tuned for more information.

Thanks, Team! We are confident that God will answer these prayers. We thank him also for those of you who will also serve as an answer to these prayers for provision. We are also grateful to know you are praying for us regularly.

1 comment:

kalanbaird said...

Hey Steve & Allyson,
Thanks for the update. That is a cool picture of Steve and Rachel. I will pray tonight for the concerns listed above. Fly safely. kb