Friday, October 22, 2010


Peter and Rachael Bosma
Joshua, Nathan, Leanna and Shalese

GATHERING October, 2010

A few weeks ago Rachael walked into our daughter’s room, and our 6 yr old turns her head and says “I have water in my eyes.” “Are you feeling sad?” Rachael asked. She responded with “Yes because my friend Katie won’t be coming to Thailand with us!” Reality is hitting this month as time gets closer, of what we are leaving behind. We have been gathering our thoughts about uprooting and going overseas. The September holidays have been a great opportunity of meeting with Missionaries via conference, email, Skype and in person. We have gained more information regarding the role we hope to fill in Chiang Mai. We have been constantly reminded of the importance of the role of Dorm Parents. It is vital, so that Missionary families on the field can continue with their work, knowing that their children can gain a quality education and be well cared for, without having to return home.

Past ‘n’ Present
- Had an enriched and positive time at the State OMF conference this month
- Visitation at the Burwood Baptist Church, Sydney
- Spent time with Peter’s parents and Omi in Sydney
- Rachael started a unit by correspondence through Moore Bible College
- Peter and the boys had their medical checks completed, girls turn in a few weeks
- Attending a Marriage course running at our church, Rochedale Baptist
- Children started a new term at School this week
Prayer Points:
- Peter has many more opportunities to share with neighbors
- Rachael to retain all the information from study for her exam
- JB - get all his school work completed for the November deadline
- Nathan – A good rest of the year
- Leanna – Thai people get more food and water
- Shalese – That Heta (15yr old dog), stays well
Praise Points:
- Able to meet up with current/past Thailand Missionaries at Qld Conference
- A refreshing holiday with family
- Opportunity to be a part of the 10am service at Burwood Baptist
- Positive responses of support – God’s provision
- Safety during travel

Birdy Business

We have gained two new 'pets' to our family collection. We have a pair of swallows creating their nest, with mud no less. They are messy little creators - dropping mud all over our outdoor table which is placed under the fan, for obvious reasons. We will be enjoying the next few weeks sweating while eating our meals, picking out mud bits out of our sausages, but at least we wont disturb our precious cargo. Hopefully we will have photos of baby birds later:>

Nathan Stamping

Nathan was under strict instructions by family members to complete his soaking of all the stamps that he had received from family and friends! We were very busy completing the truck load of stamps. We found some really beautiful ones from around the world. Thanks everyone!

October Newsletter


Peter and Rachael Bosma
Joshua, Nathan, Leanna and Shalese

Journey in mission September, 2010
We recently came across a confronting article in a missionary magazine which prompted us. It was called ‘Going to the Nations’ and it said “We have the keys of the Kingdom. Let’s use them! It’s time to go!” This article stirred in us a new enthusiasm to serve in mission. As a family, God has provided an opportunity, and we are ‘trying out those keys’ in obedience, to serve on the mission field. We are presently going through the application process with OMF, and our desire is to serve in a Dorm Parenting Role in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This will involve learning the language and caring for Missionary Children attending local schools. Due to the Parents Mission placement being distant from schooling, the children need to board in the dorm. In Galatians 6 v10 it says “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Please pray with us, as we travel on this journey in mission.

Prayer points:
- Peter has more opportunities to show Gods love at work
- Rachael has further opportunities to meet with the school mum’s, new from China
- Our house sells in God’s timing and to people who will love our neighbors
- Joshua (J.B.), 12yrs, works hard and continues a positive attitude to his schooling
- Nathan 10yrs, can be a good influence on his friends at school
- Leanna 6yrs has a scripture verse test this term (10 verses in total!)
- Shalese 4yrs, learns to ride her bike without trainer wheels
- A successful and quick recovery for Tony (Rach’s Dad), as he had heart surgery.

Praise points:
- Tony’s heart surgery was very successful, due to prayer, a true miracle!
- A positive time at the recent OMF conference in Sydney recently
- God’s financial provision for the conference trip and the children’s passports
- We were able to get the house on the market when anticipated

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sydney Visit

We spent a week in Sydney with Family, to attend Aunty Ruby's 90th Birthday Celebration. We also spent time seeing the Sydney Sites. We had a wonderful time, Thanks Bosma Family!

Aunty Ruby turns 90 years old

Sydney Tower visit

Wildlife and Aqarium visit

Playing at the park at Ashfield, with new play equipment

Botanical Gardens

Art Gallery

Sightseeing with Aunty Julie and Elijah - Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opra House, Botanical Gardens and Sydney Art Gallery

Dave and Julie took us to our first Thai eating experience in Ashfield! We are hooked! Thanks Uncle Dave, Aunty Julie and Elijah

Dad's old stomping ground! We were able to have a drink with old neighbours this day too! Notice the tree has disappeared!

A ferry ride to Watson's Bay

Sydney Icons

Thursday, October 7, 2010

dog gonit!

Shalese's Kindy Excursion

Boxed Jellyfish - get it, Boxed Jellyfish!! Hehehe JB your so funny!
Flying machine

AHHH watch out for the Dinosaurs Kindy Friends!

All my Kindy Friends, the tall one in the back row isnt very friendly though

Waiting for the train to come! Check out what my kindy friends are doing! very cute guys

Shalese's kindy is the same one all the other Bosma children attended. It is very old fashioned with the wooden blocks and silkworm farm etc, we love it. Miss Jo and Miss Abby are very funny, you just dont know what costume they are going to be wearing when they open the doors. I think Miss Jo is the only kindy teacher I know who would take 16 kindy children on an excursion! It was tiring but lots of fun!