[Campbells in PNG] January 2015 Update
ANDREW, MELODY, HANNAH, LUKE AND EDEN
Supporting Bible translation in Papua New Guinea through
computer support and health care
Happy New Year!
2014 was a wonderFULL year and we look forward to what God has in store this new year!
January-May: continued working in PNG, preparing/packing for our return to the US (March 20--Andrew turned 33; April 15--Eden turned 2). June: returned to California, kids adjusted to wearing "real shoes" not just Crocs all the time. July-August: moved into the missions house in Brea; attended re-entry program in Orlando; visited Mel's brother, Jonathan, and kids in South Carolina (August 10--Hannah turned 7). September: kids started public school for the first time (September 19--Luke turned 5). October: spoke at many churches and some universities. November: more speaking engagements; met our new nephew--Levi Scott Campbell; visited Melody's brother, Jeremy, and family in Texas; HAD REAL TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING! December: said good-bye to Grandpa Norm Campbell; Melody's parents returned to the US; time with Campbells and Swifts; opened presents 4 different times! Kids got to play in the snow!! (December 11--Melody turned 34)
At the Assemblies of God missions Christmas dinner.
We reported to you in our last update that we needed an additional $1500 in monthly support in order to be cleared to return to PNG. Our remaining monthly financial need has gone down from $1500 to $1348 thanks to new financial partners and some who have been able to increase their monthly commitment! Thank you so much for your partnership with us!
Good-bye to a Hero
We were saddened by the loss of Andrew's grandpa, Norm Campbell, on December 12, but also rejoice that he went to be with His Savior whom he served all of his life. Grandpa was an example to all who knew him of trusting God and living for Him whole-heatedly. He and Grandma (who went to be with the Lord 2 1/2 years ago) were an encouragement and inspiration us, as they served God's call to missions their whole lives.
Additional Financial Need
The roof on our house in PNG needs to be replaced as soon as possible. We have been notified that it is leaking badly, collecting in the ceilings and pouring down into the house in some places when it rains hard. It is the beginning of rainy season there, so there will be many more heavy rains. We praise God for some extra gifts this month that we can put toward it, and we are praying for God's provision for the remaining amount so that it can be repaired as soon as possible before more damage to our home is done. We will keep you updated.
- Our remaining monthly financial need has gone down from $1500 to $1348.
- Andrew passed the second of two computer network certification exams he planned to take.
- God sustained us through a busy speaking schedule in October/November.
- For wonderful, refreshing time with family over the holidays. What a blessing to be with family!
- For the remaining $1348 in monthly financial partnerships that we need in order to return to PNG.
- For the funds to replace the roof on our house in PNG so that more damage is not done to the house during the current heavy rainy season there.
- That God would continue to speak through us as we share at churches and Christian Universities about Wycliffe Bible Translators—that God would use us to call more onto the mission field!
Want to see what we do in Papua New Guinea?
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