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A Mom’s Confession

May 15, 2017 |

This post is written by Becky, a CAMA worker in West Africa. I have a mom confession. Sunday isn’t my children’s favorite day of the week. In fact, typically there is a lot of begging to stay home and do “home church.” I get it, the services in West Africa are three hours long. They’re […]

A Boy and His Fifty Dollars

May 8, 2017 |

This post is written by Heather Smith. Heather serves on the CAMA Board and lives in Lewiston, Idaho, where her husband Paul serves as the Lead Pastor of CrossPoint Alliance Church. They have two children; a daughter, Elliott, 12 and a son, Quinn, 10. When our children’s pastor settled on CAMA’s small plot irrigation project […]

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. […]