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20 Favorite Phil-isms

March 6, 2017 |

Phil Skellie served as president of CAMA Services from 1998 to 2013. On February 22, 2017, he died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. He was 68. You can now watch the full service of Phil’s memorial service here. As stories about Phil flooded into our office last week, we continued to see the words […]

Christmas Expectation

December 19, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by Mike Sohm. Mike is president of CAMA and has served on the CAMA Board since 2007. Read his story here.     I was so excited I could hardly stand it. In just a few hours it would be Christmas morning, and I was so hoping for a new bicycle. When […]

Part of the Family

December 28, 2015 |

Today’s post is written by a CAMA worker serving in the Middle East. “Whiiiireeeeet!” The whistle broke the silence of the early morning dusty air. “Stand in line! Class by class!” Converted bedrooms stood ready to receive 95 new students. Except for the excited children, it was hard to tell this was even a school. […]

Extravagant Love

December 21, 2015 |

Extravagance means to exceed what is reasonable or appropriate. When I think of Jesus Christ coming to live among us, and how he both described himself and then revealed his identity, I am overwhelmed by God’s extravagant love. It was neither reasonable nor appropriate. To Serve Jesus said of himself, “For even the Son of […]

The Lost and Found

November 30, 2015 |

Today’s blog is written by An Nguyen, a CAMA worker in Vietnam currently on home assignment. We put a lot of effort in finding lost things that are important to us. The other day I lost an important piece of mail. I had returned home from a three-week church tour in Northern California and was catching […]