Many guests arrived this weekend, January 20-21, at Campion Church eager to be inspired by the iMPACT young adult rally. The rally, organized by a group led by Campion Academy’s recruiter, Jessica Rios, invited young adults from all over the Rocky Mountain Conference to come and learn the divine tactics of reaching out to the community and fulfilling the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
The aim of iMPACT is to teach young people to be motivated to find their purpose in life and stand firmly in their faith to share the gospel throughout all the world.
The weekend event was launched with a hard-hitting introduction by humble and powerful evangelist, Taj Pacleb. Throughout the weekend were a variety of seminars lead by other well-known pastors like Daniel Birai of the Fort Collins church and Micheal Goetz from our own Campion church.
iMPACT highlights the reason we are all here, and why it is time to go home. Cassie Carr, a senior, attended all the meetings led by Pacleb in which she learned that “Anyone and everyone can be a missionary for Christ. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you make yourself available to God, He will transform you to be whoever you need to be to reach out to a person. He makes us qualified."
Another senior, Natalie Boonstra relates to this when she reflects on a testimony Pacleb shared of a lost friend. “It was encouraging to know that even the most on-fire people slip up, and God uses us to minister to them,” she says.
Celine Lumowa is a senior at Campion Academy
We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our Campion family, Michael Torres. Husband to Patricia Torres, Campion's Learning Resource director and ELL instructor, Michael passed away Monday evening, January 9, after a battle against cancer.
Our hearts go out to Patricia, her son Michael and his wife Katie, and son Patrick and his wife Alex. Michael's passions were Patricia, his children, grandchildren, and the Denver Broncos.
Patricia and Michael have lived on our campus for 12 years, and their sons Michael ('06) and Patrick ('08) both graduated from Campion. Michael even wished to retire on campus--he loved our school and church community so much! Whenever Patricia passed along the news that someone was praying for him, his face would light up.
Our students, staff, and church family joined together this Sunday, January 15, to do what Michael loved to do best--share a good meal and spend time with each other. After a memorial service in the church, we all ate together and shared stories. Campion students presented Patricia with a chain of hearts filled with handwritten notes of encouragement and appreciation.
We will sincerely miss Michael's Christian character, his patient attitude, his love for others, and his devotion to his family.