Meet Our New Staff Member – Mandee Campos

Developing diverse leaders for local and global mission is a passion of mine. Training and activating young people from various backgrounds who want to answer the call of God to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ is a great joy. This is why directing Lahash’s Servant Teams program is a perfect place for me to work. The 10-month, service learning experience, which includes stints in both urban Portland and East Africa had tremendous spiritual and practical impacts on last year’s team members. We are now pushing for an expansion of the program for 2016.

This growth requires additional leadership. We have been searching for a leader who can work closely with me, whose talents and interests compliment mine and increase the guidance we can offer the new recruits who will join us. I’m thrilled to announce that God has brought Mandee Campos to the team. She will be the Servant Teams Coordinator starting in May.

Mandee is well suited to this role. Being highly administrative, she will keep the details, schedules, and logistics on track. She will be able to add her voice to the various teachers and trainers of Servant Teams. Educated with a bachelor’s degree in

Global Business from George Fox University, and soon to receive a Masters of Arts in Global Development and Justice from Multnomah University, Mandee has a passion for international missions, justice, and theology.

Family, and especially her mom, provide Mandee with comforting and guiding foundation as she has pursued her education and reached for her dreams. Mandee and her brother came along when her mom was quite young and had little support. Despite the challenges they faced, Mandee’s mom did her best to provide a fun childhood and stressed the importance of education. Mandee attributes her determination to her mom’s example.

In a few weeks, Mandee will be finished with her schooling and begin fundraising for travel in June to Mwanza, Tanzania to take part in the 2016 Lahash East Africa Conference. That exposure to Lahash and our partners will be crucial for Mandee’s new job. After the trip she’ll have the summer to intensify her support-raising efforts and get to full funding in time to welcome the new Servant Team members in September.

I want to ask the whole Lahash community, staff, volunteers, donors, and friends to consider supporting Mandee in prayer, or financially, or relationally as she comes on board soon. We are excited that she is now part of our team! Welcome Mandee.

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