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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.

Dad!  E-mail
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 18 June 2021

We all follow a legacy Passed down to us from our dads who have a unique role as Fathers. Father day started by a horrible Accident July 5 1908 when 310 men s died in a mishap at Fairmont West Virginian it left 1,000 of children without a dad. So a Pastors daughter Grace Golden Clayton suggested a Sunday Service in memory of all the men who died in the accident. A few years later another women, Sonora Smart Dodd from the Ministerial Association from Spokane WA started Father’s day in honor of her Father, a Civil War veteran who bought up six children as a single parent. Father day did not gain popularity in the US until several decades later when President Richard Nixon signed a declaration in 1972 making it an annual celebration on the third Sunday of June.
What a blessing to have a Dad that loved the Lord and wanted the best for his kids 3 boys and one daughter. Dad loved people and did all he could to encourage us as he help mom teach us  the way, truth and life found in worshiping and reverencing the Lord  as Deuteronomy 6: 7 says You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. There was never a time in our home when dad and mom were arguing or not enjoying family.  We knew what it was like being train to do what was right as Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Everyone of us keep growing in the way of the Lord for we respected our parents and loved the God they showed in our home. We used to practice having Church in our home when we got a little older and had special music and even took an offering. We were punished for lying, cheating, stealing and swearing, and even for bad attitudes and behavior. Mom and Dad both had good attitudes about who they were and what they did.
Dad provided for us all as 2 Corinthian’s 12:14 talks about 14 Now for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children. Dad help his cousin out farming 40 Acres on Tescumcey Road for a couple of years and we went to White Swan Grade School riding in a bus setting side ways then we moved to another 40 Acres on Marble Road where I graduated from and Anna Lee was born now we have a sister. Dad also worked for the Sanitarium in Selah and it is now a rehab Mental Health center. Then he worked for the White Swan High School as a Janitor and here is what Frank Welch Said at Dad Retirement.So Dad was a Nurturer as Ephesians 6:4 talks about And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Dad was a very serious person and you could here Him for miles  when he yelled at you out in the filed. I was driving the tractor when Dad was on the Potato planter and he each down to work on. Something caught in the picks of the planter when he had is thumb cut off. I stopped and sure enough the trumb was laying on the ground we clean it off and headed for the Doctor. In Wapato He tanked dad for bringing it in and he stitched it back on and it healed just as through nothing happen. He was the same way in Discipling us for we knew we had it coming that is a switch not a board or belt but a swat on the seat. Not the shoulder or other parts of the body but the fleshly seat that lift no burses. Dad was a gentle men and had a reason for doing what he wanted to do.
Dad was in control as 1 Timothy 3:4 talks about one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence Never did I see Dad out of control for he know how to be angry and sin not was he a perfect person no but he tried to do what was right. When my Sister worked in Seattle for Bud Tutmark he ask what does you dad do. She said he is a super doper sweeper at the School I went to. 
Dad loved God his wife and family as Titus 2:4 tells us men to do that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Dad loved us all and we all felt good about who we were as a family for we played, hiked, ate and took drives that we very pleasant. Dad loved show off out State and was proud of who we were as Campfield. Yes Mom said to us boys and our sister Pray for Dad he is smoking and not in front of you but God sees and I am concerned, We prayed and Dad stopped and we thanked the Lord this was while he knew better but fell for the temptation.  Thank the Lord for God love that was talked about and seen manifested In our home we where not perfect but worked at becoming more and more like the Lord. 
It is amazing we never saw mom and dad fight and argue in front of us I know they were Ambassadors for the kingdom of God. I know my older brother Ellis, I and Lowell and our Sister Anna Lee wanted Gods blessing upon our lives. We all are married and found the Lord ahead of all our lives and we are still enjoying the fellowship of being together as we talk about the experience we had as kids in the Campfield Family. We have a ancestry that goes back to 1010 in Essex’s England  under the Reign of the Constant nobles who were religious forceful people and we came to the United State in its beginning just to escape the dictorial rule of the Church.  So this Father’s day, I hope you can experience the Love of the Lord and you let Him teach you, train and provide. You as He nurtures and control your life to be what He created you to be.

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