He is Risen Indeed, Hallelujah!
Happy Easter! This year I found myself thinking of how fortunate we are to know the reality of what Christ has freely given us in His death, burial and resurrection. Our preparations for our trip to Thailand have served as a reminder of the blessed hope we have. 99% of the nation of Thailand has yet to know Jesus and receive the hope we have in Him. (In case you were wondering, this means that Easter is not commonly celebrated in Thailand.) Ultimately, this is why we go.
We go because of the brokenness, yes. We go on behalf of the over 20,000 male, female and child prostitutes that work the streets and bars of Pattaya alone. We go on behalf of the slum children who are at risk of entering the profession. We go on behalf of the over 2 million tourists who visit Pattaya. We go on behalf of the migrant workers. We go on behalf of the one, Thai and foreigner alike, who are just waiting for an encounter with the everlasting love of God.
We are growing more and more excited as we get closer to our departure date, with each email we send and receive in the planning, with each detail that comes together. We would appreciate your prayers in this journey:
That God would be orchestrating each detail
That the right connections would be made
That our hearts would be prepared to release the kingdom
That each heart we encounter would be impacted forever with God’s love
We also want to say thank you to each one who has already partnered with us in prayer and in finances. We have already raised $1,785 of the $4,000 we need to make this trip happen. Please prayerfully consider how you can help us financially. If 22 people were to partner with us at $100 each or 44 people were to partner with us at $50 each, we would be set. Really any amount is helpful in making this happen. If you would like to partner with us financially, you can make your check payable to Freedom and Joy Ministries and mail it to:
Matt & Amy Baldwin
640 N. Albany Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537
Or you can donate online through Freedom and Joy’s website, at http://www.freedomandjoy.org/donate/. Donations are tax-deductible. Please leave the memo line blank on checks, but include a note that it is for us. If you donate through the website, include a short note stating it’s for us as well – PayPal will walk you through the steps.
Whether you choose to partner with us in prayer or financial support, please know we truly appreciate it! We need the remaining $2,215 by the end of the month.
Thank you so much for your loving friendship and support in our lives!
In His Amazing Love,
Matt & Amy Baldwin