YWAM Lynchburg's first Short-term Missions Outreach!
We have eight college students (including Michaella) who left for South Africa on May 15 for a two-week mission trip. They have been sharing in schools and squatter communities. We have been getting reports on how God has moved among the people they communicate with. I know that God is also bringing change to the team that will affect them for the rest of their lives!
I am looking forward to hearing more stories when they return!
If you want to learn more about how this team came together, you can watch my last Podcast by clicking here.
Heading to Texas
This July, Haydee will be joining a week-long seminar on hospitality. We know we are called to host missionaries and other ministers in the future, which will equip us to do a better job.
Gratitude fills our hearts-whenever we think about those who partner with us in prayers and finances. We pray for you often. We also need more monthly supporters. Will you pray about partnering with us financially by clicking here?
Serving in His Kingdom,
Watch my last Podcast on the impact of short-term mission Trips
YWAM Lynchburg's Building Dedication
We just had our building dedication for YWAM Lynchburg! We had over 100 people come out. God moved in worship, and it was so good to see all of YWAM VA and many friends come to celebrate with us. We are excited about what God has planned for YWAM Lynchburg in the coming months. To watch the highlights of the building dedication, CLICK HERE.
South Africa Outreach Team
In our building dedication, we commissioned our first outreach team heading to South Africa this May! We have ten college students, and Michaella is one of them! If you want to know more about what they will do and/or give to Michaella for the trip, CLICK HERE.
Brazil for the Master's Intensive
I just arrived in Brazil for the Team-Based Communications Master's intensive. We have 18 participants from 6 different continents! They are made up of leaders in Youth With A Mission from around the world. It is a privilege to serve them this coming week.
I am so grateful for those who are praying and supporting us. "I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all, making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." Phil 1:3-5
We are facing a lot of extra expenditures. Will you pray about giving by clicking here?
"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19"
In His service,
Have you heard about what is happening in Universities around the States? Young people are repenting and committing their lives to Jesus Christ. God is moving.
We have seen things like this before. If you have watched the movie Jesus Revolution, a generation that seemed lost turned to Christ, which started a worldwide movement. What needs to be shared is that it also fueled a missions movement.
In the 1970s Youth with A Mission (YWAM) was 10 years old. YWAM was positioned to receive these youth and mobilize them for missions when the revival broke out. You can read some of that story in Floyd McClung’s book “Living on the Devil’s Doorstep” when he led these youth to Kabul, Afghanistan.
I believe we are seeing the same thing now. God spoke clearly about our calling to move to Lynchburg to pioneer a new YWAM location. In the process, he has led us in relationships with college students, and we believe God has called us to disciple them and mobilize them for missions. We are facilitating a short-term missions trip for students leaving for South Africa in May. Also, we are opening a student dorm that will be a discipling community that will host students from the nations and going into the nations.
Will you join this story?
Right now, we are seeing God open doors in Lynchburg and provide a place and a lot of the needed furniture to start. But what we need is monthly support for YWAM Lynchburg. As a YWAM location, we do not have any monthly support. Your monthly gift could fuel the move of God that is happening among Gen Z. Will you join us by giving? You can do this online by CLICKING HERE .
We are in the midst of a God-inspired story. We are looking forward to the next chapter we are going to experience!
Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us through your prayers and financial support. We are so grateful to you.
In His service,
Praying for the New Year
Will you take about three or more minutes and partner with us in prayer as we pioneer YWAM Lynchburg? Here are some things you can be praying for as we enter into the New Year.
Blessings to you in 2023.
With grateful hearts,
Dustin & Haydee
Wishing you a Happy New Year
We hope you had a Merry Christmas and that you have a happy New Year!
Thank you for partnering with us towards our support for another fantastic year of ministry! We appreciate your prayers and generous donations over the past twelve months.
We are most thankful for the following things that God did this past year, which were all possible because of you:
It is with deep gratitude and appreciation that I thank you for your partnership.
Blessings to you in 2023.
Dustin & Haydee Campbell
We are back from Colombia!
Haydee and I are back from Cartagena, Colombia. So what was that all about?
Staffing the Master in Team-based Communications
We had our first intensive in person with 18 participants of 14 different nationalities in three languages in Cartagena. Haydee came and helped with logistics and hospitality.
Some may ask why I am staffing a University of the Nations Master’s degree program?
Most of the participants are leaders in Youth With A Mission. Most of them have been in the mission for more than 20 years. In this program, we tackle the Theology of Communication and community, and the effects technology has on our communication and culture. We also look at how different cultures communicate and the leadership it takes to navigate all of the above. I am privileged to be a part of equipping the leaders who are taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nations! The research and projects of these leaders will significantly impact how we move forward as a mission.
This is the first trip of four to South America we will be taking for the next two years.
What is Going on and Coming Up!
Haydee and I will attend the YWAM’s Eastern North American Gathering in Alabama this weekend. This will be the first time YWAM Lynchburg will be represented!
Also, in Lynchburg, we have two more staff join us! We also learned about a group of YWAMers now attending Liberty University who started a prayer movement. We are discussing how to best support them on what God has begun there.
Through your prayers and support, you are impacting leaders in YWAM in the nations, establishing YWAM Lynchburg, and helping equip young leaders to lead a prayer movement. Thank you so much.
In His service,
A lot is happening, and we could use your prayers. Please take a few minutes to pray for us for the following:
1- Liberty Student Prayer movement. God is moving among the students in Liberty University, which is being spearheaded by students who came from YWAM! (see some of them in the attached picture) Individually they felt a call to go to Liberty University, came together, and gathered other students to pray for revival. Please pray for wisdom.
2- Trip to Colorado (Oct 11-16). My cousin Tim passed. I will be facilitating the memorial service. Please pray for my trip and our family.
3- Pray for our trip to Colombia (Oct 18-29). Haydee and I will fly to Cartagena, Colombia, where I will be staffing the Team-Based Communication Master's program, and this will be our first intensive with this cohort. We have 19 students from 14 different countries. Pray for good health and staff travel. Pray for negative COVID tests. Also, pray for our time together.
Thank you for taking the time to pray for us!
We are now in Lynchburg, VA! Now What?
God is opening doors. We are building new relationships. But first, what just happened?
This Past Month:
We loaded up the moving truck and moved to Lynchburg on the 1st & 2nd of August. We helped move Alonso and his family’s (the other family who joined us) things on August 1 and then our family on the 2nd. Even though we physically moved to Lynchburg, our commitment to Richmond was not quite done. Throughout August, I was still Pastoring the Filipino Church in Richmond, which meant a lot of driving back and forth. Also, at the end of the month, we had our YWAM Virginia Staff conference in Petersburg, VA. It was there that YWAM Virginia commissioned our team to pioneer YWAM Lynchburg. And the last weekend of the month, we handed over the church to the incoming Pastor. What a full month!
What are we doing?
After a week of moving here, our YWAM Lynchburg Team met regularly for our weekly worship, teaching, prayer, and intercession. We are meeting people and getting to know the city. I have learned that several faculty in Liberty University used to staff in YWAM; some are Michaella's professors! We want to connect with them, hear their stories, and build more relationships. We are praying and planning to get to know key people in the body of Christ in Lynchburg. A couple of days ago, I finished teaching online with YWAM Virginia Beach's DTS staff training. Also, we already met a group of Filipinos, and Haydee was able to attend the women's Bible study.
Just recently, I learned that my cousin Tim passed away. I will be flying shortly to Colorado on October 11-16 to join his celebration of life service. After that, Haydee and I will fly to Colombia on October 18 for the Masters in Team-based Communication Intensive, which I am staffing. I am still teaching in DTSs in person and online.
God has been faithful. He has provided a house for us, and we are settling in Lynchburg. Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us through your prayers and financial support. We are so grateful to you.
In His service,
We have a House in Lynchburg, VA!
In a crazy housing market, God provided a house for us in Lynchburg!
How we got here:
We have been looking for a place for a while. We were asking around and looking online. Also, our family daily prayed a home would open up. We had a couple of other houses we looked at, but it was clear it wouldn’t work out. With this house, I requested to look at it a month ago and didn’t hear back. I assumed it was taken since it only takes a few days for a house on the market to be rented. I had forgotten the place and one day got a call if we wanted to look at the house! Within 24 hours, I was filling out an application, and a day after, I signed a lease! God is good!
When we are moving:
We are moving on August 1 and 2. We will share a truck with another family joining us in the pioneering YWAM Lynchburg campus. You may ask, “Why share a truck?” Right now, renting a moving truck can be expensive and hard to book. Pray, we can move two families in two days.
I will head to Cartagena, Colombia, in mid-October, staffing the Team-based Communication Master’s program. Currently, we have over ten applicants, and many are YWAM leaders from around the world. It is a privilege to impart to this batch and learn from them. Also, I am looking forward to learning from them.
Furthermore, I will speak in a DTS online the last week of July while our kids help out with the summer team in Richmond.
With this move, we will lose our income from the church and face higher costs in Lynchburg. We have seen our support increase, but we are still short 40% of our need. Would you support us monthly or increase your monthly support to get us to 100%? You can do so through our website by Clicking Here. Thank you for your generosity. We are so grateful for your partnership with us.
In His service,
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 24 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.