Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Sheila Campbell's prayer team:

Many have asked for an update, and I'm thrilled!  It means you are praying with me for a missionary mom in need!

Here is an update from yesterday from Sheila's sister Angie:

Update on Sheila Campbell:  So far so good, Sheila had the bone marrow transplant today.  The next month or so will be critical to find out if the transplant takes and for Sheila to not get sick!  Her immune system is non existent at this point.  Thank you so much Christina for undergoing the pain to be a donor for our Sister!!!  Please pray for Christina as she recovers from the procedure today!  Sheila will be taking approx. 27 different meds. and going to Johns Hopkins every day for the next month or two for many different procedures including 2 more very strong chemos and hopefully that will be it for the Chemotherapy.  Thanks everyone for your prayers on our families behalf!

27 different medications?!  Going to the hospital every day for up to two months?!  And, wow... makes me wonder if I am the kind of friend that would do something like Christina has done for Sheila.  Like you, I would certainly hope that about myself.

Some have asked how I know Sheila.  We graduated from the same college, Oklahoma Baptist College, though she finished a few years before I did.  When I was still in high school she worked as a secretary in our school office and always had a sweet smile for everyone.  

I'm still praying for Sheila and will pray until I'm told Sheila is fully healthy again.  And even then, we'll keep praying for this missionary family and their work in the Philippines.  Will you do the same, friends?


  1. Thanks for the report.
    She has a long road ahead and our family will be praying.

  2. We've been praying and will continue to pray here in Korea.

  3. I will be praying for this dear lady and her sweet family .

  4. Yes, we are praying for Sheila's health to be completely restored! Do you have the link for her updates/blog?

    Blessings to you,
    Nola Holmes

  5. May the dear Lord strengthen and keep her in His tender care as she leans on Him during this hard time in her life. I will be in prayer.

    Lord bless you, Jolene.
    I love you,

  6. Thank you, Jolene!

    The Campbells came to our church many years ago. It was a mission's conference.
    I remember them and the Booths (can't remember first names but they also
    graduated from OBC and are missionaries).

    What I remember most is a servant's spirit. Both wives "rolled up their
    and volunteered to help clean the kitchen after our international dinner. Not
    only volunteered, but went in there and started cleaning. They also served
    in other areas, always with a sweet spirit.

    Just wanted to thank you for the updates. We will be praying for her.

    Much love to you,

    Sandy Silva

  7. Thanks for posting the update. We are praying continually! Much love.

  8. Thanks for the update. We will continue to pray.

  9. Thanks for the update. She is definitely in my prayers. My heart goes out to this sweet family. Gail

  10. Wow...That is so hard<3
    Still praying:)

  11. Thanks for the update. We are praying!

  12. Thank the Lord! Continuing to pray!

  13. Oh my goodness. My heart just broke reading this post and the last one (never took the time to leave a comment).

    My Mom had AML (a type of leukemia) and she had a bone marrow transplant. Then, another transplant after a relapse. I know what their family is going through and my heart breaks with sadness for them.

    Many people around the country prayed for my Mom -- even many that we did not know. So I will pray for them!!!

  14. Sis Campbell is on TBC prayer chain; we were waiting to hear something..thank you so much for keeping us in the loop. Much love to all and hoping all the CHRISTmas illness is gone for good.

  15. Thank you for sharing this update. We have been praying for her in class, and are going to send her some cards this week that the students will make. Love you!!! And prayed for you and your family today!

  16. Dearest Joleen, do pray for you and your family and all your prayer requests. Life is so short and so sweet and we do need to pray and encourage each other. If we don't, who will. Thanks so being so sensitive for others. We love you are continue to keep you in our prayers. Bro. is doing well, just so slow of a recovery. We are in the 5th month and he will not be able to return to work till Sept. 1 year. could be so much worse. We do not fight the cancer battle as so many dear ones do.

    Love to you all. The Benefields

  17. Thanks for the update! Our church prays for her by name every Thursday evening service. Our family also prays for the Campbell family.

  18. I have been praying for Sheila, and Bro. Steve and the boys as well.

    Thank you for sharing this update.


  19. our family and our church here in Panabo City where they started will always be praying til they come back.

    Had the privilege to have a Bible study in our home every friday with Pastor Steve, and we have missed it a lot.

    We're praying for them all.

    1. Thank you for leaving this very special comment. I know this will mean a lot to them!


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