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Young missionary pens a letter of faith prior to Australian journey No. 2

I never would have imagined in my life that I would get an opportunity to be involved in missions. Special to the Tri-State Defender

 Kimberlee D. Campbell-Cox

God is truly amazing! I never would have imagined in my life that I would get an opportunity to be involved in missions. To this day, many of my friends and family reflect on the fact that I participated in a trip to Australia in 2009. This was a global project sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM)/Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP).

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an organization that made a difference in my life while I was an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Everything that I learned as a child was very significant. In college I had a real encounter with the crucified Christ. This encounter changed the way I think and the way I live.

In living a life that is truly surrendered to Christ, I committed to return to Australia. The experience that I had with the BSAP team and the members of the Mt. Druitt Indigenous Church is one that I don’t take for granted. Being a single woman, I am committed to serving God with my whole life. In everything that I do, I want God to get the glory out of it.

I am blessed to have a supportive family who loves me. My mother, Deborah James, is an educator for Memphis City Schools and remains encouraging. My father, Y.C. Cox Jr., is a pastor and is supportive of my life decisions.  I am thankful that I have the support of my church family at Cummings Street Missionary Baptist Church as well.

So many great things have happened in my life since the 2009 global project. I received a Master of Christian Studies degree from Union University in May 2009. Following this, I completed a Master of Arts in Education degree from the same institution. I now am pursuing a PhD in International Education and hope to travel the world and study globalization and international education systems. With all of this, I am overwhelmed that God would allow me to participate in such a wonderful global project.

Mt. Druitt Indigenous Church is the only Aboriginal church in the community of the Mt. Druitt area, which is outside of Sydney, Australia. The church is an important part of the community. It is humbling to be able to go back and continue the work that I started there. I am blessed to have the opportunity to be an active part of making a difference in the lives of the Mt. Druitt community and the surrounding areas.

(For more information about this global project and how you can make a donation, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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