Like many around the world, mid-March changed a lot of things for us. Our plans changed and our lifestyle was dramatically altered. If you read our last newsletter you know that we had 16 international students who just arrived to study English in our base the week this blew up. We quarantined our campus and the school is running with no one getting sick. They will graduate on June 12.
As a YWAM Richmond, we had been feeding around 50 households once a month for a number of years. Due to the loss of jobs, we had lots of new households apply and that number jumped up to 120 households. Though financial and food donations (see picture) we have been able to keep up with the demand and help families in desperate need.
I (Dustin) was also scheduled to travel to Orlando for a two-week intensive for my Master's degree. Since we couldn't travel, it became a two-week intensive via Zoom. I would have preferred in-person interaction, but considering everything it went very well. Also, I have been helping our church transfer everything online, from building a website, online donations, and weekly video productions.
As a family, we are doing well. The kids have been doing online schooling for a few years now, so that really hasn't changed much. Haydee has been doing a lot of communication touching base with those in our church. And all the meetings that I have with YWAM has switched to Zoom. For us, the transition hasn't given us a lot of downtimes. But I am grateful through it all we have been able to serve in the midst of all the adversity.
I want to thank all of you who have continued to support us throughout all of this. There is no way we could have continued without you. Some of our supporters have stopped while others have given extra. We are so grateful to you all. Will you continue to support us by clicking here? Your support will help us continue doing what we are called to do in these usual times.
In His service,
Dustin and Haydee Campbell
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 23 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.