We write you with exciting news. This winter a small team of LifePoint Ministers (Mandy Lester, & Jon and Erica Campbell) will be traveling to India and Nepal. Just before Thanksgiving we’ll fly cross-country and cross-ocean to arrive nearly two days later in Pune, India, to begin a brief, two-week mission trip.
During those two weeks, we will spend several days ministering in India and then devote the remainder of our time to Nepal, where we’ll minister in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Our schedule will include a variety of activities: teaching in local Indian and Nepali church services, leading youth services, hosting pastoral training, and offering multiple women’s conferences. All at once, we’re elated and humbled to have the opportunity to serve in both of these beautiful countries, continue building relationships with their colorful people, and offer our “five loaves and two fish” to Christ’s hand there.
For this reason, we lovingly ask your support. Prayer and simple relationship are two ways to support us, and we value both immensely. Please pray that our eyes and ears will be tuned to Christ’s Spirit as we prepare and journey. Additionally, our endeavor, as you may imagine, will be costly. Altogether, travel and necessary supplies add up to about $6,000. Thus, as God leads you, any financial gift toward our mission trip would also be deeply appreciated.
In any case, we’re not anxious. Rather, we’re hopeful and joyful. Like Paul told Timothy, we know whom we’ve believed and, furthermore, are persuaded that He is able to guard all that we’ve entrusted to Him until “that day.” So, as God provides food for sparrows and sunlight for flowers, may He also shower you with the riches of His mercy and love. We love you and we love serving Christ with you.
Jon and Erica Campbell
Ways to give:
Make checks payable to LifePoint Ministries
PO Box 210, Franklin Springs GA 30639
Online Giving: http://www.lifepointministries.info/online-giving.html
Memo: Jon & Erica Campbell Missions
[Editor's comment: Last Sunday was Missions Sunday when we emphasized the GO Offering in our church, Christian Life Worship Center, in Athens, Georgia where the Rev. Terry Kesling is our pastor. He had invited Jon and Erica Campbell to share with us what God is doing in their young lives. We are so pleased that our pastor and his his wife, Pam, love missionaries and desire to promote and support world missions for the IPHC.
Jon and Erica Campbell live in one of the dormitories at Emmanuel College and work with the students there. Erica is employed in the office of LifePoint Ministries (Georgia Conference). She is involved in the WIN Ministry of our conference.
I had never met them before but I can tell you they captured my attention, my heart, and an interest in helping them fulfill the call of God upon their lives to make this mission's trip to India and Nepal.
I sensed God speaking to me to give personally of my financial resources above the tithes that belong to God. At the same time, I felt strongly that I should give you an opportunity to give to help them with this financial need of $6,000. It is my belief that this young couple will make a mark for the Kingdom of God and world missions in the IPHC. Your and my support of them, along with others they are contacting, will pay great dividends both now and in the years to come. I know of no other investment that counts for the Kingdom of God than investing in our youth.
Don't allow the hair of Jon to throw you. He is blessed by God with a full head of curly hair. It is difficult for him to manage. However, his youth, and that of his wife, Erica, will be attractive to hundreds of youth who will be drawn to them.
When I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in May 1965, I wore a flat top haircut. That was a carryover from my years in the Marine Corps. A man in my church confronted me with my hair and told me that a pastor should not wear a flattop haircut. I asked him where he found that in the Bible. He never gave me an answer. It is amazing how easily it is to be distracted from the man of God whom God has sent to us.
This man left the church and never came back. My father told me that there are some people that you just have to let them go on down the road. No matter who we are, not everyone will like us. That is a part of working with people. We just have to get over it.
I want Jon and Erica Campbell to find success in this trip to India and Napal. You and I together can help make it happen for them.