The McCammon Family
John and Amber and their children, Sadie and Hunter, spent four weeks at Mattru Hospital in the fall of 2019. They are now preparing for long-term service. The family welcomed a new addition, baby Silas, at the beginning of 2021 and hope to leave for Sierra Leone in August.
John will work on general operations of the physical plant at the hospital. His focus will be the solar power system, building and maintenance projects, and organization of ongoing projects.
Amber, a Certified Nurse Assistant, will work with Nyandengoh, a ministry to children with disabilities, and with hospital and guesthouse organization. She and John will serve as hosts for medical and work teams.
John grew up in Indiana and Pennsylvania as his dad, Stan McCammon, worked in business and pastored United Brethren churches. Stan’s family served in Sierra Leone for 16 months and left in April 1992 as the civil war broke out. John has always felt that he was to return to Africa.
John has a craftsman background, having completed the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Apprenticeship Program, and has wide experience in tile work and construction. He has worked for the Huntington street department and supervised the landfill.
Amber grew up in Huntington County and is a Certified Nurse Assistant. She has worked in various settings, including a hospital and a nursing home. Most recently, she has worked with clients with disabilities through Pathfinders Services. Amber and John both have a deep faith and hearts to serve.
Although John and Amber have felt called to Sierra Leone for years, the timing was never right. In May 2019, they felt the call strongly and decided to actively start knocking on doors. After a discussion with UB Global staff, they began to actively pursue opportunities.
They spent a month at Mattru Hospital in the fall of 2019, during which they demonstrated their flexibility and leadership. John showed both a love for people and creativity in leadership in getting tasks done together. Amber worked with the nursing staff and with Nyandengoh.
The family returned with a vision for what God has for them to do and a strong desire to continue serving in Sierra Leone.
Because of Covid-19, their departure for Mattru is unknown. They are gathering their Missionary Support Team and will lean on them as we discern together timing for training, support raising, and travel.
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