Thursday, March 16, 2017

This Summer The World Traveler on Wheels will be accompanying Mommy on a Missions trip to Jamaica!

Hello to all of our Faithful supporters,

As you know I love Mission work.  Not only is it humbling, but it also is when I feel closest to God, serving his most vulnerable. 

If you followed David, the girls, and I's trip to Europe last summer, that you already know that David and I have refused to let limits or “accessibility” be an obstacle the prevents us from walking out God's "Perfect Will" for our lives.   Since almost loosing David over 5 years ago, I have learned to live more intentionally. 

To do so I have to learn to be creative and resourceful.  That is were many of you have played a vital role in the success of the many projects we have accomplished locally and internationally. 

Next on the agenda is Jamaica in July 2017.  We will be traveling with a group from our church were we will spend time ministering in a church, camp, orphanage, school, and wherever else God needs to use us while we are there.   

Here is where David and I need your help.  We need your prayers, encouragement, and in-kind donations, and/or financial support.  Our fundraising goal is $3,800.00.  $2,800.00 (1,400 ea) will cover the airfare, food, and accommodations for the mission trip.    The remaining funds will be used to order and ship the supplies, games, and crafts that we are able to collect in the next couple of months.

As a thank you for any donation of any amount I will be giving all of our sponsors a Good Life VIP Club Card good for $200 exclusive hotel savings worldwide.

If supporting our mission is an activity you would like to involve your family, children, classroom, work colleagues, small group, youth group, college group, ect and volunteer to be "Jesus Buddies",  I would love to share a few of the tips and strategies that I have found to be successful tools over the last few years. 

I firmly believe that the change we wish to see in the world, can and will happen, but first us adults need to understand the vital role we will play in teaching our babies how to be the “world changers” our world needs them to be. 

Together lets be change agents and motivate our children to make a difference, keep them invested in the process, and allow them the opportunity to be empowered by the outcomes, as they witness kindness and love, having an impact on the lives of other children, despite the thousands of miles of distance between them.   

I would love to be able to distribute handwritten notes, cards, drawings, words of encouragement, and/or anything else creative we can think of,  to share the love of Christ with our friends in Jamaica all the way from Az.

The cards and items below on our supply list will be shipped to Jamaica prior to our arrival.  I will have to have the items collected, packaged, and shipped by the end of May.

Bulk supply donations are need for goody bags, classes and activities at Camp, Orphanage, and School (for 75-150 children).

  • Toiletries - small travel size soaps, lotions, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and children’s white socks. 
  • School supplies – crayons, markers, glue sticks, glitter, rulers, note books,
  • Activity Supplies – Assorted Beads, and string for friendship bracelets. 550 cut-out hearts, fabric paints and markers, sequins, fabric glue, felt fabric decorations, 100 lunch sacks, colored index cards, Six 100+ piece religious themed jigsaw puzzles
  • Sports Equipment/recreation- 10 small kites,10 soccer balls, 20 baseballs, 6 volley balls, jump ropes, and 4 hand pump;
  •  Incentives and Prizes – Role of raffle tickets, 60 Cheap small plastic award trophies, prizes for prize box, stickers, 400 glow sticks.
  • Projects – 10 small flash lights with AA batteries, 10 Rolls of Painters Masking Tape,

David and I have always been blessed beyond measure and I know that God will make a way.  I am learning to leave figuring out all the details I do not have the power to change or control up to Jesus!  Thank you for your consideration in becoming part of this next endeavor for us.  We need partnerships in the following areas:

  • Pray Partners ~ We need prayer partners who will stand in agreement with us.
  • Sponsors ~ Individuals, companies, and/or groups who would like to help purchase some of the items still needed on  our supply list.
  • Jesus Buddies ~ Friends willing to write letters or draw pictures that we could hand out to the children in Jamaica.
  • Financial Donors ~
    • $2,800.00 to cover the cost of David and my airfare, and accommodations while in Jamaica.   
    •   Financial donations to purchase any of the supplies not left on the supply list.
***Your donation is tax deductible***

Thank you for taking the time to read my ridiculously long message, always supporting David and I on the crazy journey we call life, and thank you for investing into our lives and the little lives I can wait to connect to in Jamaica.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in joining efforts by becoming a Pray Partner, Sponsor, Jesus Buddy, and/or Financial Donor please reach out.  I would like to THANK YOU in advance for investing into our lives and the lives of some of God’s most vulnerable.

Love Always,

David and Michelle Campuzano                                                                                                         

For anyone interested here is the link to make your tax-deductible contribution.  

Scroll down to donate via PayPal Once redirected to PayPal make sure to click the option "add special instructions" and type Michelle and David Campuzano missions trip. They will email you a tax receipt.

13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Romans 10:13-14 NIV)

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Here is an update on my health. Friday around 11am I ate some take out and immediately started feeling nauseous. By Friday evening I had thrown up over a dozen times and couldn't even keep water down. That continued all day Saturday. By Sunday I was feeling a little better, so despite my better judgment I went to my storage and pulled out a few boxes so I could start going through them in search for items for our missions trip this summer. 
After about 20 minutes I felt tired and sat down and that's all I remember. Apparently I put my face down in my hands and when I was not responding to my brother he lifted my head which fell backwards but my hands remain stiff in an upright position. He called 911 and the paramedics continued to try to get me responsive but from what I understand I was shaking and making weird noises.  
I do remember waking up on the ambulance very confused about where I was and what had happened. I remember arguing with the medic over sports since he insulted my 49er slippers and then I don't remember much else. LOL I did remember waking up again in the hospital with my best friend Martha there. I kept asking what was happening but everyone was looking at me for the same answers.
I do realize I sometimes push myself beyond my own limits. Doctors are still unsure about what exactly happened, but the episode itself was scary enough for me to change my ways. All I could think about while I was in the hospital was how I needed to take care of David. I can't take care of David if I'm not properly taking care of myself and after Sunday's incident, I get it. I am so grateful that God had his hand on the entire situation. I am slowly recovering, remaining focused on what God has next for us, and making sure I'm listening to his prompts. The valuable lesson learned for me in all of this.... there is great value in the ability to hear from God and when we listen, THINGS WILL HAPPEN in his time, his way, at his destination, with his blessing!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Thank You Letter to God

March 5, 17

Dear God

Abba father, Yahweh, my Provider, the author of my story, the only one who knows my beginning and my end. 

I need you. I thankful for this season of transformation and growth.  I am overwhelmed by my recent encounters, incredible women, and the community you have place so dear to my heart, to inspire, motivate, encourage, and empower me to draw closer to you.  Thank you for embracing my imperfect human self! You've opened the gates of heaven so that I could be free from so many things that bound me for so many years. You loved me when I was unlovable and you trusted me when I was untrustworthy. You have helped me transition from victim to victor!

Everything that I am today is because of your loving kindness. I hope to spend every waking moment of every day, giving you glory for all that I am and all that David and I have overcome. I am grateful for the peace and comfort that has come with me  finding my purpose and value in you. 

You have taught me how to find such purpose in my pain. For that I am forever grateful. I no longer question any of the mountains we had to climb along the way.  I now see you in it all and now see that some of the resistance I have faced in my lifetime has been you refusing to leave me to my own demise.

I asked that you continue to guide my path. Lead me to the right people, scriptures, the right places, and to the right encounters in my walk with you. I confidently trust you with my future and ask that you close all doors not meant for me and to open all doors I need to enter.
Let everything I do you glorify you.  May I represent you well in all that I do. 

Forgive me for my shortcomings, but know that I strive to be more my art like you daily. Forgive me for getting too busy to consult you at times. For forgetting how important your word is or not remembering that I need to be in your presence more than just on Sundays at church.  In moments I feel like I can handle no more I always hear your encouraging words telling me to get back up. Thank you for that encouragement. 

God I am aware that what is happening in my life is bigger than me.   I believe that you want more for me. I believe I will be a business owner, an activist for the community of South Phoenix, and maybe even a wife one day.   My dreams are big and everyone of them involves leaving an impact for the Kingdom of God.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve you with all that I am.

Thank you for the uncomfortable change in my life.  For a perfect son and a platform to change the lives of the hurting. 

I'm thankful that you've taught me to see myself as you do. A courageous God fearing woman, who is ready to do whatever it takes to glorify your name.  Please continue to guide me.

Your Daughter,

Michelle Campuzano