Owen and Charlene Baldwin - Ethiopia
Owen and Charlene added a teenage Ethiopian son to their family in 1991. Their hearts were opened by this experience to a distant nation, an ancient culture of diverse people groups, and to Ethiopians scattered all over the world by famine, persecution and civil war. Their years pastoring at House of Prayer on Whidbey Island, WA, and working with Newfrontiers provided opportunities to encourage and befriend many serving a wide arena of nations. In 2006 they moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and began studying the Amharic language and adapting to the challenges of life in Africa. They returned home 2014 to take care of Charlene's mother. Owen makes short term trips to Ethiopia several times a year.
Mission statement: Letting the gospel of hope which transformed our lives and moved us to Ethiopia be made known by our willingness, our words, and our works.