I recently returned from an international recruiting trip to Asia. My travels took me to South Korea, China, and Nepal, which included visiting elementary, middle school, and high schools, students, agents, former acquaintances and making new friends and contacts. Throughout this and my several previous visits to Korea and China, the intent has been to develop and nurture relationships, with the desire that they will yield potential Campion students in the near future. In China, I was able to meet up with former Campion student, Gabbi Joya (class of ’15) who has been in China for the past 2 years studying Chinese and currently working towards an economics major. Gabbi sends her greetings to her Campion family!
This trip also included a first time visit to Nepal, which was an eye opening experience as it relates to the cultural differences between the US and the local Nepal life styles. I can honestly say that we are truly blessed here in the US and it has changed my perspective on my approach to appreciating the blessings God has given us here locally.
My main contact in Nepal was another Campion student graduate, Samira Sigdel (class of ’12). Samira arrived at Campion Academy with no knowledge of Christianity. After attending Campion for two years, she received her business degree at Union College, worked for a short time at the Littleton Adventist Hospital, and then returned home to be with her family in Nepal. She currently is the Development & Communication director at Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital in Nepal. Samira and her family were excellent hosts as they escorted me around the local Kathmandu sights, into the beautiful mountain countryside’s, through several Buddhist temples, and allowing me to experience living as the locals do.
As I took a tour through the Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital, I could not help but see the tremendous work the staff is doing, while working under extremely harsh conditions. As the hospital staff works on providing quality medical care to the local people, they are doing so with very limited resources. After meeting with the Chief Operating Officer, Jonathon Thorp, as well as with Samira, I could see their desire to improve and upgrade their facilities. I left the hospital with a desire to share their story and to get the word out about their needs. Attached is a letter from the hospital that describes some of the projects they need funds for in order to move forward. If you have a desire to help, you may submit your donation, large or small, to me at Campion Academy and we will forward it on to the hospital. I am extremely proud of Samira and the work she has chosen to do!
Also, please keep Campion Academy and all our students and staff (current and former) in your prayers as they continue to go throughout the world to share Christ. In addition to your prayers, Campion Academy is also in extreme need of tuition subsidy funds in order to continue providing quality Christian education and training to our current students. Donations may be sent to my attention at the address below. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated!
V.P. of Finance and International Representative
300 42nd Street SW
Loveland, CO 80537