Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 February General Update BIG NEWS

photo taken in kailua kona 2008 during my photography school

We're going back to HAWAII to staff YWAM's School of Biblical Studies! 

Getting out of debt 
In December of 2011, Jess and I paid off our last bit of debt.  A big reason we wanted to get out of debt was so that we could serve God more freely without the financial burden of large interest bearing payments.  We paid off over 30k (mostly school loans) in 2.5 years following the Dave Ramsey method and a lot of miraculous provision from God.

Asked to pray
The same week we made our last payment, we were approached by some leaders in YWAM, a volunteer missions organization that we have served with before.  We were asked to pray about the possibility of coming on staff with their school of biblical studies.

After a lot of thought and prayer, discussion with others and a retreat focused on making this decision we decided that God was indeed calling us to go.

We're going!
So we leave March 10th (Jess' birthday!) for Hawaii to staff the school of biblical studies and will return to the mainland in 2013!

More info
Here's more info on the school --> School of Biblical Studies  I will post again on Thursday giving a lot more detail on what this all entails, but I wanted to let you all in on the BIG NEWS!

YWAM is a volunteer missions organization and all staff members raise support to do what they do.  If you're interested in partnering with us financially, you can give using the paypal button below.  You will be giving to our ministry the BAKERS ministry which is a 501c3 to help us with our living expenses while in Hawaii.  (All donations ARE tax deductible)   If you are interested in partnering with us on a monthly basis please contact us jimjessbaker (at) gmail (dot) com and we can set you up using ACH.

If you have questions or comments let us know! Have you been to Hawaii?  Tell us about it in the comments!

jim baker


  1. So pumped for you guys. Love you guys and excited for what Gods gonna do through you both

  2. Even though I already was in "the know" I'm do excited for you guys and that you've shared public! I think it's crazy that we are leaving within 3 days of each other. And I arrive in China on my birthday. :)


  3. Again man I'm so proud of you!  And what a nice Birthday gift for Jess to get to Hawaii!

  4. Yes, I've been to Hawaii and it is great!

  5. thanks everyone!  

  6. you'll have to let us know of all the best spots to check out!

  7. yes sir, please do!  


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