Monday, October 3, 2011

A Card Shower!

What if I had cancer?  What if I were young, joyfully serving the Lord on the mission field (for 11 years already!) with my husband and three boys,.... and found out I had cancer?  I mean, why couldn't it happen to me?

Ladies, my friend Sheila Campbell is going through such a battle today.  She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma cancer, and had to come off of her beloved field of the Philippines to undergo treatments. 
Sheila has met with a bone marrow specialist at Johns Hopkins who has said her cancer is not responding to the previous treatments and he has laid out a new treatment in order for her to survive. She started those treatments today and will then undergo a bone marrow transplant. This process will extend over a 60 day period, which will include weekends and holidays. There are many expenses involved such as traveling back and forth from the hospital, food, room and board, and medical bills.

A card shower has been started for Sheila, and I would like to ask you to get involved.  Please send a word of encouragement to Sheila and her precious family at this address:
Sheila Campbell
204 King James Rd.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

If you can, tuck a little gift card, gas card, or check into your card to help this sweet family with their expenses.  And, send those sweet boys (Zachary, Timmy, and Wesley) some love too!

Sheila and her husband graduated from the same Bible college that hubby and I graduated from.  When I was in high school, she sweetly worked as a secretary for our school principal.

Hubby and I will be working with our kids to send our cards this week.  Won't you join us?


  1. I will join. Praying for your dear friend...

  2. I will be sending her something and I will get my son to send something for the boys.

    I have a personal friend who has breast cancer and also lost her husband while working on the field in the Philippines. I do not understand but do not question God cause he is WONDERFUL>

  3. Thanks, Jolene. We will get busy today.

  4. Jolene,
    Just wanted you to know that it is such a blessing to read your letters I get in my email! Hope that all is well with you and your family.


  5. Our family added her to our prayer list. Thanks for letting us know. We hope that through prayer we can help bear their burden.
    I will try to get some cards in the mail soon.

  6. Hi, Jolene! Max and I are already praying for her and working on sending something to her family. Thanks for posting this; I will be posting something similar on my blog. I hope you don't mind if I add a link to your post at the end of mine.

    Love you and praying for you and your family!


  7. Thanks, Jolene, for letting us know about the "card shower". Our family will get a card in the mail in the next few days!

  8. What a great way to help "share one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

    Thank you for letting us know about this, Jolene.

    Many prayers for Sheila and Steve during this time from Mexico!


  9. Jolene--thank you for letting us know of this prayer need and letting us be a part of the blessing of encouraging and praying for this family.

  10. Jolene, This is a hear warming post. I know Sheila will be thrilled to receive so much love and care from around the world! I hope you will always be in my corner no matter what happens! :-) Love and hugs from Beijing!!

  11. Will be praying and will be trying to send out a card this week.

  12. SO sad to hear it. I would like to participate. I hope she will be doing just fine at this moment.


Thank you for your encouraging comments! "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country." Proverbs 25:25