This conservative Southern Baptist family have got the statistics and the facts which show Darwin to have the highest sexual transmitted cases and the largest drinking problem in Australia.
Rather than preaching against this in the American Bible belt, they're putting their evangelism where their mouth is, and raising funds for their mission, and already they have a local family ready to assist their cause.
Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson, a Baptist minister, has been a long-term friend to several American missionary families who have been in Australia for many years engaging in ministry to win Australians to Christ. He is in contact with pastors from the Indian sub-continent, Indonesia, Korea, the Middle East, America and many other countries.
He is always excited and enthralled when he hears of any missionary from any part of the world seeking to come to Australia in order to tell others about Jesus and His Salvation.
It makes for a wonderful mosaic of Christian culture throughout the nation, where we can learn from each others' cultures and create a unique Australian evangelical forum of our own, as we have done through the generations in other aspects of Australian society.
He wishes this American couple well as they, in the first instance, navigate their way through the Australian Visa application process and secondly, establishes a fresh and challenging ministry in Darwin.
And he wishes them well, too, in the second phase of their integration as they learn about our unique use of the English language and assimilate our ironic sense of humour. He hopes they can learn to use this to advantage in their preaching, as they communicate to the very 'Aussie' culture in the North.
Moreover, M V Tronson said, that if he lived in Darwin, he'd be on their door step with a hot-climate version of the traditional country-style freshly baked casserole and scones – maybe some fresh prawns and mangoes - to welcome them and make them feel at home.