A Conversation With… is a regular feature on this blog. It’s my way of being able to interview people who I find inspiring. I hope you enjoy reading this series as much as I enjoyed making it.
My dad is a pastor and whenever we have guest speakers on Sunday mornings, they usually end up at our house for lunch. That’s how I met Brad and Kim Campbell.
For the past few years, they’ve lived as missionaries in South Sudan. As many of you are ware, that young nation is in the midst of civil war. In an official United Nation report it was stated that “Violations of international human rights and humanitarian law have been committed. These include extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, rape and other acts of sexual violence….”
Perhaps there is no better place for the Gospel to be preached. I know the Campbell’s would agree.
While they live an extraordinary life, they are ordinary people. But at the same time, they’re passionate, dedicated, and brave. Brad and Kim are truly some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met.
And it’s not just my opinion. Their whole family has recently been featured on NPR and in the New York Times. Various news outlets were enamored by this Omaha family who had left everything they knew in order to love the orphans of the world’s newest nation.
Needless to say, I was excited to talk with them at City Bakery this past weekend. Their daughter, Anna, was able to join us, as well. I hope you enjoy this conversation with them.
Being able to express myself 110% with people who have the same passion & heart as me is such a blessing.. Growing up I always held back thinking it was the right thing to do since no body liked the loud, brave & crazy one… But now it’s so relieving to not have a worry about what others think. Like I told my little sister today.. Many will like & not like your work… As long as you believe & like your own work… That’s what truly matters. Anyways… I’m on a journey of self & spiritual improvement, the only bonus is financial & heck WHY not right?? #StopLivingInTheFlesh #IMD #KimCampbell