10.07.09 – my view and what I should be doing…

I’m sitting in my office right now, my window is being held open by a large conch shell because for some reason the window didn’t want to catch and stay open on its own.

Its a funny contrast because its 48 degrees here and the seashell reminds me of hawaii, and my weather widget tells me it’s 83 there right now. For those of you that don’t know I spent a total of nine months in Kona Hawaii with YWAM in 2008 and 2009.

I have the window cracked because Terry and Janie Rohlin did an awesome job of putting up a new wall for my office last month and the paint still stinks a bit. I’ve got a great view though…

The red building with the RAZOR WIRE fence is the local fireworks stand. Meh… it could be worse. At least I have a window.
(Sorry Brian Lindquist)

Anyway… I should be working on a vision plan for Higher Calling (the name of our youth program) so I’m going to get back to that.

You should leave comments with pictures of the view from your offices or wherever you are checking my blog from.

JIM baker

10.05.09 – First POST!

Hey everyone…

Some of you know me, some of you don’t, I’m Jim Baker.

I just moved to Jamestown NY and…

my wife Jess and I are youth pastoring at
Praise Fellowship
in Russell PA.

This will be a place for my wife and I to share our lives with people from all over the world, we will do our best to fill you in on the recent happenings which could include anything from ministry updates, rants and raves, random thoughts, pictures and well whatever else we think is worth posting to share with YOU.

I’m probably already over my word count for the person who is just skimming and have lost their interest so here’s some
pictures of my wife and I from our wedding which happened on August 23 2009
at camp mission meadows.
(Photos courtesy of Sheena Stropas and Seth and Jamie Rainwater)

Check back often. Jess and I will be posting weekly and we will try very hard to write WHO wrote the post at the bottom…

like this,
JIM baker

to see more of our wedding photos check out the albums on my facebook.

bonnieOctober 6, 2009 - 11:59 am

Aw, Jim, congratulations. She is beautiful!!!!

Rick RohlinOctober 6, 2009 - 3:06 pm

Nice Blog bro.

JiOctober 6, 2009 - 3:58 pm

Hi Jim, I am so happy for you. Let me know when you are coming to Tokyo and visit me, I will prepare a place for you to stay, you and your beautiful wife. Congrats. Ji, Tokyo. http://www.jikaoru.com

AmyOctober 7, 2009 - 3:34 am

Jim and Jess I LOVE the pics they are all great… You do have a lot on your plate.. with new marriage, new job, now house and over 300 people’s names at Praise! to try to remember…. So enjoy each other…. and know people of Praise! are T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to know and have you apart of our gathering…

jim bakerOctober 11, 2009 - 7:30 pm

thanks everyone!

Bonnie – i miss our blogging days of yesteryear… are you still cutting glass?

Rick – thanks, you still should link my blog and send out an e-mail plugging mine haha…

Ji – dang man, an invite to tokyo.. I’ll take you up on that someday

Amy – (I’m assuming this is Amy Knopf?) thanks, we’re thrilled to be here.