TESTIMONIES

This is a great missions trip for just about anyone.  

You will work, you will pray, you will fellowship and you will see God do some special things. Brother Darling and Brother Sadek do a wonderful job organizing the campaign and caring for the missions team.  They have made it affordable and yet you will not lack for excellent accommodations and wonderful food. Husbands and wives should go, teens will excel on this trip. I am thankful to have been a part of the Camargo Campaign and wholeheartedly recommend future campaigns.

Pastor Daniel Haveman
Open Door Baptist Church

Camargo, Mexico Campaign Spring 2019

I have had the opportunity to go on two trips with Campaigns For Christ. They do such a wonderful job of organizing the trip and keeping everyone in the loop. Going on these trips have such a personal blessing; not only do you get to be a blessing to the pastor and their churches, but you get such an encouragement by all the others that go on the trip and lasting friendships. Thank you CFC! If you're considering going on a mission trip, I'd highly recommend it! You won't regret it!    

Annalisa D.

Juarez, Mexico Campaign Spring 2021

I have never been on a mission trip with Campaigns for Christ, but I have been with Brother Darling on two Couriers for Christ mission trips and have known him for many years. One trip was to Vilnius, Lithuania, and the other to Sophia, Bulgaria. He has a zeal for souls, and a talent for being able to organize a group of people to be able to distribute a lot of gospel literature in a little bit of time. It has been a blessing to work with Brother Darling over the years getting the gospel out here at home and abroad.

I encourage any Christian to take one of these trips. You will grow and you will be blessed, and most importantly God will be pleased as you step out in faith to get the gospel out where there is a great need.

Pastor Steve Cariveau

Lion of Judah Baptist Church

I must begin by confessing .. I was exceedingly leery of going into Mexico with all that was on the news. I even called Dave with the intension of canceling my seat.  Dave addressed my concerns and informed me of all the prep work he and Jason had done in visiting the Mission and scouting out the City of Camargo .. including the best food and lodging.  After speaking with him I was at ease and actually began looking forward to my first mission trip.  I can not express how much I was Blessed both during and after our trip.  My group of fellow Christian laborer’s were an instant blessing.  Everything was done in prayerful faith. God’s hand was seen of us all in how he made our way straight.  The people of Camargo Mexico were very gracious, accepting and even appreciative of the John-Romans Bibles we handed out.  This stood in sharp contrast to my experiences of campaigns in the States.  People would many times stop and begin reading their Bibles immediately .. several times we had people come back for more Bibles for loved ones.  At the events we witnessed many step out in faith and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior!  It will choke you up!  It is a great feeling knowing that thousands and thousands of Bibles, the very word of God in their own language, were left behind long after we were gone.  Knowing that God’s word can not return void .. I know this small but incredible adventure .. in a small part … will go on to save souls and change lives for years to come.  I am a Blessed Man!

 

Mike K.

Camargo, Mexico Campaign Spring 2019

Incredible! Simply incredible, I was privileged to go on the 2021 Juarez Mexico trip with Campaigns for Christ. It was truly a life changing trip, even as a minister going to a foreign country, this trip was a refocusing agent that has made an impact on my heart. It is a must for every able body soldier of Christ! The organization and preparation of the C.F.C. staff was a great blessing, even when they had to adapt to the ever-changing Covid rules. I highly recommend getting in the yoke with C.F.C. and would gladly go on another campaign.

Ian P. 

Juarez, Mexico Campaign Spring 2021

We just got back from our 2021 Brazil campaign working with Bros. Sherrouse, Dare and Mooberry. We worked hard, ate well, rested well, and saw a great number of people receive John-Romans, gospel literature, and invitations to open public meetings. Unlike here in the States where it is hard to get the public to such a meeting, we saw quite a large number show up, where they heard the Doucettes (Bluegrass gospel) and several intermingled, short gospel sermons and testimonies by both the gringos (us; interpreted) and by the Brazilian Christians in the missionaries churches. Best of all, we were very careful to not just try to run up the numbers of professions; nevertheless, we were able to see between 90 and 100 people saved during the two weeks there.

 

Of great value to the missionaries was the fact we were able to create around 300 solid contacts (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) that the missionaries will be following up on in weeks/months to come.

 

Campaigns for Christ is a tremendous way to go to the mission field and work with seasoned missionaries to actually benefit their work and your own spiritual fruit at the same time. This is a far step beyond just visiting a mission field and doing a bit of "Christian" sightseeing. Much seed is sown, and with the Lord's blessing, a lot of fruit can be seen born.

I encourage all who are able to partake.

 

Pastor Kyle Stephens

Blessed Hope Baptist Church

Brazil Fall Campaign 2021

I’m still amazed what the Lord did by making it possible for us to go to Brazil this year in 2021.  As each day approached you could see the Lord’s hand in it and throughout the trip as well. I was so privileged to be a part of this trip. I was asked to be a driver and team leader on this one, it was a big responsibility and I wasn’t sure how things were going to work. My team was great, since I was driving they took the extra effort to get out those John and Romans. As I would look over the map and figure out where to go next and where to pick them up, I felt like I wasn’t doing much because my group was putting out the scripture. On my previous 6 mission trips I was doing the walking. The Lord showed me something though, on one particular day in a park square, I had the chance to pass out the scripture. I approached this young man and found out he spoke pretty good English. As we talked I began to witness, and missionary brother Matt Mooberry came over and helped talk to this guy with me as he knew Portugese. After about 45 minutes of witnessing, this young man asked the Lord to be his Saviour! His name is Tales, 23, and he now has a place in Heaven!! It was such a blessing the Lord would use me that way. This trip was so wonderful to be a part of, I will never forget it! I’m glad I went and I hope others would consider and pray to be a part of a mission trip with Campaigns for Christ. Praise God for his saving grace! 

 

Brother Jeff Peterson

Blessed Hope Baptist Church

Brazil, South America Fall 2021

During this trip, I had no time to worry about how the Old Man in me felt and all of my fears disappeared! I was having so much fun and joy while doing what the Lord had called us all to do, to Preach the Gospel to every creature!

 

In America, it’s common that someone would reject a Gospel Tract or that you would find them thrown away…but in Mexico…I could only recall seeing 3 John and Romans on the ground during this entire trip, in which we handed out at least 20,000! It’s as if we entered a Bonus Stage from the Lord to gain so much Joy and possible Eternal Treasures!

 

I also now see that the Lord was preparing me with Photography and Videography, to use it for His Glory! My original plan was to start a full time business with it…but the Lord is always in the midst of this all! And now I enjoy using this skill set to capture such moments that can be used to edify the brethren (and sisters of course :) ).

 

I am truly blessed to of had been called to come on this trip and alongside such an amazing, funny, creative, hard working, dedicated, loving team! and Praise the Lord for our Leaders during this trip!

 

There is much more to say, but to wrap it up… I am praying that the Lord will use me again for another Mission Trip to fight the good fight side by side, with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Amen!

 

2 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV

3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

 

2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God

 

Thou Yang

Juarez, Mexico Campaign Spring 2021

This was the most meaningful mission trip I’ve ever been on. In addition to the importance of passing out scripture to the lost, the Lord dealt with me on many things in my life. I believe it is because I was completely out of my comfort zone. The thought of going to Juarez made me nervous and hesitant. Each day on the trip the Lord proved me wrong, as we know the Lord is always right! I learned patience and was humbled. I always knew how easy we have it in America, but to see first hand the conditions in Juarez and to understand how privileged we are to be born in America, among other things. My fellowship with the Lord needed to improve, and this trip made it possible. My fellowship with the Lord improved and that is why this trip was so meaningful to me. Obeying the call to the trip and taking the opportunity was important, even though my flesh didn’t want to go, I gave it to the Lord and went anyway. I know I was suppose to be on this trip. The flesh and Spirit in my eyes were at a battle the entire time. It turns out, we were able to reach thousands and as always, the Lord was right, and gave me comfort when I needed it. I encourage others to go on a mission trip with Campaigns for Christ, to reach the lost and to serve the Lord! What an amazing blessing this was for me!

 

Brother Jeff Peterson

Juarez, Mexico Campaign Spring 2021

I went on my first missions trip by myself this past 2 weeks to Brazil and let me tell you, the Lord worked on me good! He taught me patience when I thought I already had enough, He taught me to be humble and appreciation for my life and what I've been blessed with, and so much more.

It was a blessing with experience a trip not only by myself but with the team I was paired with. I never thought I'd be on a trip with my Pastor, let alone on a team with him for 2 solid weeks, and each of us (there were 5-7 at times) had such a blast laughing, getting to know each one of them on a deeper level, and such a blessing to be uplifted by them when I needed it most. I HIGHLY recommend anyone to go on these trips. They will show you just how the Lord uses simple people like us to make BIG changes for Him and we will reap all those blessings in Heaven. It's an eye opener and I will be looking forward to when the Lord has me going again, maybe this time with my husband in tow.

Katie Christoferson

Brazil Fall Campaign 2021

I was feeling prompted to go on the Brazil mission trip for several months and I tried to rationalize all the reasons why it was not practical.  In February, my employer became aware I had been considering the trip and, to my surprise, encouraged me to go.  At this point I had no good excuse to say no and I committed and paid the money for the trip.  In the months leading up to the trip I was very apprehensive and daily I considered not going.  I put myself into God's hands when I climbed into the van to head to the airport.  My first day in Brazil was the most joy I had ever experienced in my life.  I was finally doing something for the Lord with none of the usual distractions of everyday life, and it felt great.  By the second day I was being tested and tried more than I'd ever been.  To quote brother Dave Darling "going on a mission trip is like being thrown into a pressure cooker".  I am still in awe of how much the Lord was able to deal with me on so many aspects of my attitude, behavior, and mannerisms.  It really seemed the Lord accomplished more in me during those 2 weeks than in the previous 5 years of my walk.  I questioned how useful I could be with the language barrier.  It turned out I couldn't have been more wrong.  The people were incredibly receptive.  God had prepared their hearts.  God tells Ezekiel in Ezekiel Ch.3 that he is sending him to the house of Israel and continues in verse 6 "Not to many people of a strange speech and an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand.  Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would hearkened unto thee".  I was amazed continually by the way that people's countenances would change immediately upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ.  It was a blessing and encouragement.  My thanks go out to the organizers of Campaigns for Christ, my fellow missionaries, and the churches we worked alongside.  My advice to anyone reading this that may be on the fence about to committing to a mission trip is this : Go! You won't regret it.

 

Cole M.

Brazil, South America Fall 2021

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