Clear Creek grad joins IMB as missionary to West Africa

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (KT) – September 6 may be a normal day for most, but for Tyler Camp it’s a major milestone: the day the International Mission Board commissioned her to go to Africa through the Journeyman program.

Camp, a 2016 graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, will undergo a year of training and preparation through the IMB before leaving to fulfill the call of the Great Commission.

“My job is to stay faithful in serving God and maintaining my personal walk with Him,” Camp said.

This echoes the charge IMB President David Platt gave at the commissioning in Richmond, Va., Wednesday.

While the villages of West Africa are a considerable distance from Richmond, Va., it isn’t the first time Camp has made a significant move to an unknown place. Camp left her home in Eufala, Oklahoma to move to the mountains of southeastern Kentucky to attend Clear Creek.

Though she was shy and somewhat timid when she started college, Camp grew in her passion for Jesus and sharing the gospel while at Clear Creek as she studied missions and evangelism. That passion grew enough that Camp was awarded the “most improved” title during graduation.

Camp will be in West Africa for two years, a time commitment required by the Journeyman program, but she is excited to teach English and the doors that will open to share the gospel. The same way she grew as a student, she will be able to share God’s word and help her students grow.

“There are the normal feelings of 'grief' because you’re leaving your friends, family, home, church—your whole life — for a new and unknown place, said Camp. “So that is one aspect. Another is excitement, because new is exciting too. And I am looking forward to seeing where God is at work among my people group and that I get to participate in His work there with them for this season.”

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