In October of 2009, Shawn was introduced to TWR at the Moody Bible Institute’s annual mission’s conference while attending a seminar on media in missions. Shawn immediately sensed God calling him to explore opportunities with TWR. After God twice closed the door on an overseas internship, Shawn and Laura inquired about long-term ministry opportunities, believing God was working in them to step out in faith as career missionaries. TWR presented Shawn with an opportunity to serve in the European region. The more the Boyds learned about TWR’s ministry and their fit in it, the more they were certain of God’s leading and their own unique equipping. Their desire is to bridge the gap between international and local ministries to see people reconciled to God, churches planted, disciples grow, leaders develop, and Christ glorified as they encourage people to partner together for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
After serving in Austria and Cyprus, Shawn now serves as the Director of Global Marketing Operations in North Carolina. Laura serves as Assistant Caretaker of the TWR Lodge, welcoming staff and guests visiting our US office.
There is much to be done and we are thrilled to contribute to the work of TWR in such a diverse region.
(Shawn earned a BA in Communications–Print Media and Bible/Theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Laura earned a BS in Education and Bible/Theology from Crown College and an MA in Education from Olivet Nazarene.)