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Hello my name is Jerral Campfield and this web site is dedicated to Moral Recognition Therapy using Biblical principles. Please come back often to join me in understanding Gods hands are outstretched still to forgive.

The Joy of Those Who Trust In the Lord  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 13 October 2023

I came back home still employed by Morris Hitchcock at Whiter Swan Lumber, working on the road crew and thenBob Turner took me to this road grader in Toppenish Creek and said Jerral I want you to take this to logy creek where a crew was working and I started the small motor and wondered why I did not have more power and stopped and found out it had two motors one to start and the other to have power and a lot more speed I ran the grader for several months and then started cocker setting and running a D7 Caterpillar skedding logs to a landing. Then a Faller of trees and finally asurveyor. The last two year Fred Web took over the logging operation and the crew boss did not like me, for he thought he was a Christian and  would swear and I asked him, “how can you swear like you do and think God likes it”? He shortly afterward put me to pilling brush with a D 6 Caterpillar and one morning I shut the cat off and was laying under a Pine Tree, just thinking and praying to God, when Fred Web pulled up in his White Chrysler and ask what I was doing and I shared with him, how the boss did not like me, so wanted me to start piling brush and I was disappointed. Fred Web said to me take as much time as you want and I took a little more time thanking the Lord for still having a job. For no one could not be working for Fred Web, for he wanted us to have our Chain Saw Sharped and ready to go to work at Sun Rise.  
I only took a Short time.  Soon after I was asked to work with the Team out of Naches, Skedding logs and then falling trees. 
One day while going to work late, having to drive up to Eagel Rock and I hit a horse with my Father-in-laws pickup and killed the Horse. I was able to continue driving the pickup and stop at the Restaurant on Chinook and told the owner the Williams, I killed one of their horses, he said, that is ok they should of not been on the road, I was so thankful. Then in 1965 my Father-in law Lew Meshke asked me to help him in his farming and the next year he would help me get my own farm, which He did. During this time My Wife Virginia was in the Saint Elisabeth in Yakima to have our fourth son. Along with her Father going in for eye surgery, for he only had one eye, as the other was damaged by an explosion in a garbage can and left him with a glass eye, so was having cataracts removed. Here I am coming to see how my wife was doing and was not paying attention and on Walnut Street in Yakima a train hit me and took me down the Tracks a little ways. The conductor came right over to me to see if I was ok and I felt bad as he said, it is our fault, for I should have had warned everyone a train was coming and I didn’t see it at all, for I was watching the hospitable. I thought I could stop by the Office of the train Company latter and they would pay for the damage. They said they are never at fault, so my insurance paid for the Damages. I was able to see our fourth Son Mike after he was born, for men did not enter the delivery room. All was well and we both rejoiced for having another son and Virginia’s Father did well as well.
I took my Father-in-Law request and the first year I worked for Him and the second, he co-signed my loan for 1966 and we raised our four boys on the 120 acre Farm. 
This was a blessed time, as we raised our boys in the ways of the Lord and trained them to read their Bible and represent the Kingdom of God. It was a joy as I was chosen to be the Christian Educational leader, to be able to be encouraging teachers in Sunday School, where Ginny and I were very involved and where with our teenager. I was the Youth leader in our home Church, what a thrill it was to see our boys accept the responsibility to follow the will of the Lord, being involved in sports, & Church activities. Our oldest Son Brian went one year to Northwest Bible College and became a Youth Pastor in Oakville, Wa and married Gayleen Wilson a Pastor Daughter in Centralia, WA. Dale our Second son graduated from the Northwest Bible College, in Seattle and married Cathie Holman from Bend Oregon. Then Rick our third Son graduated with honors and went to the University of Washington Graduating with an Engineering Degree. Then our fourth Son, Mike Graduated from Saint Martins in Olympia, WA with a teaching degree.
I was elected to serve on the White Swan School Board and found it very rewarding and challenging for we were the first District to have a girl wrestle with the Boys. I and Hamley Hale were against and three other thought they would like to see that. As it turn out all her matches we cancelled as the Boys did not wrestle so she won by forfeiting their matches. The we had a neighbor girl want to turn out for football and it did not happen. I also sent my 8 milermeter Bell Camera withj oujt opldest son Brian and he took picture of students being let town on a sheet two stores and that was a no; no. So this was the beginning of teachers losing control of the class room many time. It was a very interesting time for we went through 3 superintendents in the four years for we had one who had sexual relations with a secretary and had to be fired and two others that they felt could not do the job expected and I was in favor of both for they were strong Christian men. I learned people were begining to expect to much and it was not being human but wanted all to be prerfect! 
I was asked by three pastors in Harrah to see if there was interest in a Christian School and sure enough, we formed a Board and selected a Program leader to lead the Program and it is still in operation today. Judy Hunter gave the School 3 Million dollars to build a new School building in Harrah which was a total surprise. The School is still benefiting from her donations. 
Then we took our youngest son Mike out of the White Swan School District as a Freshman and took a position as Pastor of the Onalaska, Assembly of God in 1982 for three years. It was a very special time for us and we saw many people come to the Lord and the Principle said, we could have a Bible study in the High School we saw several students attended. Then I was asked by Bob Dow, a New York life Insurance sales man to pray for our Superintendent Ray Amstandt, who had brain cancer. Then latter on while we were in California we were asked to take Ray and his wife to Disney Land, as he was in a wheel chair then, it was a pleasure to help them both.

Then going to LA, CA in 1887 to managing a group home for Hollygrove for 10 years at San Fernando and attending the Church on the way with Pastor Jack Hayford and the boys attended the Youth group. Then another Group Home was started in Acton, CA and we were asked to take our boys to Acton which we did for five year and attended Westview Assembly of God in Palmdale, CA. What a delightful time for we had bought a home in Lancaster, CA earlier while going to Westview Assembly of God with the Group Home boys for Five years. This was a time we will never forget.
Neighbor kids were arrested and the parents wanted me to go to the Juvenile Restitution Centers, so I did and had to wait several hours before I could see them, so I applied to be a Chaplain for the LA Sheriff’s Department and was chosen to go the Restitution and prison and Jails of LA Down town where O J Simpson was housed. And a Prison at Mira Loma, and Lancaster. It to was a very rewarding time for us all! 
Each year for 9 years for we were able to go to Washington in the Winter the last year in 2001.  We went in July and again at Christmas time, so the boys could be with extended family it was a joyful time and we took a different route every time, so the boys got to experience the Pacific Northwest. Paul Case our Hollygrove Manager was replaced by a person that was really new age and did not like us praying and taking the Kids to Church and then I was fired and Ginny had to work two days with the One that took over as manager of the Group Home and it was very difficult, so she had to quit and the same day I was fired the Palmdale Assembly of Good hired me as the Assistant Pastor. I was interviewed by the Department of Children Service in LA. I received an honor of running an excellent Program which made us feel very good, so we took Hollygrove to court and felt we were going to win the case, but the last minute the Lawyer said he would not go on, so he dropped the case.
During our time at Hollygrove we took in the last two years foreign exchange Student one from Hong Kong, China and two from Korea. The two from Korea took the Kids back and we then had Scottie from Hong Kong. His Sister was living in LA and at Christmas time in 1999 their parents wanted us to bring them both back Home, so they paid our way to come visit them in Hong Kong. What a blessed time to meet their parents and grandma. They paid all the Expenses of the Hotel and the sightseeing trips we took with them all! It was a delightful time with them even going to Church in Hong Kong with them on a Sunday where the Pastor lady was very careful of what she Preached on. No freedom to worship God and since we were entering into another new year, the fear of computer crashing was talked about, so we came home the day before Jan 1-2000.

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