Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Memorial Service for Andrew Campbell

Memorial Service at Andrews
A memorial service for Andrew Campbell will be held on Sabbath, September 18 at 6 p.m. in the Seminary Chapel on the campus of Andrews University.

Passing of Andrew Campbell
Andrew Anthony Campbell, 32, a resident of Garland Apartments and an Andrews University graduate, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, August 31. Campbell had complained of stomach and chest pains and had called for help. Andrews University Public Safety, an ambulance and local law enforcement went to his apartment. Campbell was pronounced dead on the scene.  It was later determined Campbell had died of natural causes.

Services
A Celebration Service for Andrew Anthony Campbell will be held Monday, September 13 at the Mississauga Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2250 Credit Valley Rd. (Credit Valley Rd. & Erin Mills Pkwy.), Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The viewing will be from 10-11 a.m. The Celebration Service begins at 11 a.m.

Please keep the family in your prayers during this very difficult time.

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Wow!! Life is something isn't it. I remember Drew from OU, He was seriously the only one that liked my cheescake!! www.outsourcing-marketingu.eu Drew, I'll see you again when Jesus returns for His loved ones
Posted by: Anonymous
07/20/2014 at 09:25 AM
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Posted by: Anonymous
07/20/2014 at 09:19 AM
There's a part of me that will never grasp he's gone. Grateful to ever have known him. As the tears (still) fall from my eyes; I will impart the sincere spiritual example he set to process my eternal grief.
Posted by: Anonymous
07/16/2013 at 6:26 PM
Through the shaking and tears...and confuision....I wanted to add...I came on the web to look up Andrew as I needed his wisdom and guidance again...regarding my daughter whom I named after him in 1995.....and I didnt expect to find this..and so after the fact.....He meant alot to so many people...and reading these comments I realize his heart stayed always full over the years..All of us are lucky to have walked the path with him
Posted by: Anonymous
06/01/2011 at 11:26 PM
I just came across this when I was trying to reconnect with Andrew...I am so incredibly shaken and upset right now. I didnt even know this happened. Andrew and I go back and very long time...When he was in Oshawa..... I know the life he lived and overcame. He helped me so much change my life. He believed in me when I didnt believe in myself. I loved him at one point in our younger years. I cant even think of what to write I am so incredibly shocked right now. I still have letters, poems..old memories of us......How can this be..... Sue
Posted by: Anonymous
06/01/2011 at 11:22 PM
I met Andrew shortly after my Mum passed away - we met after he told me that I looked very familiar in passing one day. He said that my smile reminded me of someone that he knew, but hasn't seen her in awhile. It turns out that he went to look for my Mum at her place of employment and she hadn't been there for awhile. Long story short it turned out that he had no clue she had passed away. Andrew was truly a gift in my life. He was the most supportive, encouraging, gentle soul. I just found out that he passed away and my heart aching with sadness. To his family: He was the greatest ever. I could not have asked for a better friend to be apart of my life. He was such a precious person. He will be missed, but will live in my heart forever. Tasha
Posted by: Anonymous
10/31/2010 at 10:01 PM
I'm an alumna of Andrews University, 08'. Sorry, I do not know Andrew but I'm sorry to hear of his sudden death. I pray that the members of the family would allow God to be your comforter in this your time of grief. May your hearts be comforted. KB (Guyana)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/20/2010 at 12:45 PM
i still can't believe it. Rest in Peace Andrew, we hope to see you soon
Posted by: Anonymous
09/16/2010 at 6:07 PM
To the Campbells: I think I can say on behalf of the student body here at AU, "thank you for lending us your son". We are committed to praying for you as you begin this healing journey. If my words could take your pain away then I would write a book right here. Instead, we turn you towards Christ who confidently said, "I AM the RESURRECTION and the LIFE." We entrust you and your wounded hearts to God at this time. --Keneisha Murrell (AU student, fellow August graduate, and victim of Andrew's harrassing antics in the library. :-) He will be missed)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/14/2010 at 9:24 PM
Dear Brother and Sister Campbell: Please accept my deepest sympathy. I can only imagine the pain the family is going through, specially you. I did not have the opportunity to meet Andrew, but the news of his sudden passing was sad. A young man, with so much still ahead. All we can do is trust God, though we do not understand. The devil knows he doesn't have much time left. I realized, once again, that it doesn't matter how old the person is, we were not created to die or accept death. At times like these we yearn more than ever for that home that He is preparing for us, where there will be no more sorrow, no more death, no more tears... We long for that time when we will be reunited with our loved ones that have gone to rest. May the assurance of His promises sustain you during this time. Andrew is resting now, waiting for that great day when "... the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:" As we continue in this journey, may we be ready for that awesome reunion. "...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" (Ps. 30:5). Look forward to that wonderful day when you will spend the rest of eternity with Andrew! Blessings to you and yours, Z. Kathy C.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/14/2010 at 1:56 PM
Our toughts and prayers goes out to the Campbell family. We pray that our Father will comfort and strenghtens you as you go through this difficult time. Remember God never gives us more thn we can't handle and He promise He will always be there for us. He understand and know your sorrows. The wonderful thing about this is that its not over. We will see him again when Daddy comes back for us. Love you guys.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/13/2010 at 11:00 PM
my thought and prayers are with the Campbell Family....
Posted by: Anonymous
09/13/2010 at 10:39 AM
I met Andrew in 2008 when I started at the Seminary. I was having lunch in the cafeteria and he was sitting across from me. He smiled and I politely returned the smile. He remarked (in his English accent) that I had the voice of a "singer" and of course, he was right. We chatted for a bit over our meal and he indicated that he would be doing a show featuring music ministers/worship leaders and would love to have me on to share my ministry experience and travels. I obliged and a date was scheduled. In the meanwhile, whenever we saw each other around campus or at a local church, our exchanges were always pleasant and refreshing. I'd even mimic his accent ;-). Our scheduled interview on "Discovering God's Love" was wonderful and we planned to do another but scheduling conflicts were a challenge. Nevertheless, when we'd see each other around campus , it was always a warm exchange. He was a really cool guy and I'm happy our paths crossed when they did. To the Campbell family: my deepest condolences for your loss, surely words cannot express the sorrow that you feel. But know that as Andrew was the joy of your life, he brought joy and laughter to the lives of many through his smile, gentle spirit, hearty laugh, wise counsel, melodic voice, etc. We will all miss him! My prayers are with you and the entire community that mourns the life of this fallen soldier of Christ. He has fallen asleep but we praise God with the anticipation and expecation that we will be reunited again on the sea of glass. Until then, press on and be strong in the Lord! "Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning." What a glad morning that will be when "mourning" shall cease for all eternity. Hallelujah!!! - Sabine Rene (SDATS - MDiv, Class of 2011)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/13/2010 at 09:19 AM
Dear Brother and Sister Campbell and Family: It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Andrew’s death. We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened. Andrew was more than just a wonderful person; and his contagious smile will long be remembered. And, we know that his passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him. Andrew will always remain within our hearts, and we are Praying that God will comfort you and give you His strength during this difficult time. May caring thoughts and prayers bring you peace. Our Heavenly Father is no stranger to sorrow. He sees and understands your pain. May you sense His loving hand and be comforted. If there is anything that we can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call us at anytime. You can phone us at 416-909-7858 even if it is only to talk. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. With Heartfelt Sympathy Theresa, Melissa and Regius Prescott-Brown
Posted by: Anonymous
09/13/2010 at 09:09 AM
So sorry for the loss of your precious son, sincere prayers are being said on your behalf. May God give you peace, courage, strength and resolve in knowing how much he was loved and admired and how he touched the lives of others. May the Lord bless you and keep you......until He comes again and we can rejoice in heaven with your son.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/12/2010 at 9:33 PM
I met Andrew on CMRadio. His calm and humble spirit put me at ease as I ministered and chated on air. He always had a kind word to say and made a crisis seem like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. :-). His death reminds me to pay more attention to the important moments in life and live for christ both on and of "the Air".
Posted by: Anonymous
09/12/2010 at 5:57 PM
I wanted to leave this copy of an email Andrew wrote to me at a very challenging and frustrating time in my ministry a few months ago before his death. It was such a very timely word. I pray it will be a timely one for you his family, as you resolve to make sense of this unthinkable circumstance. This was who Andrew was at best, an encourager, a motivator and a gentle soul. Things I enjoyed about your son, he laughed hard and loud, but listened well, hugged big, and smiled almost as much:) The chair beside me is empty. It is where he would sit. It is hard to think that I'm writing this and, he's not able to "peep" over my side of the desk, and try to read it. And maybe, being a bit nosely asking, "A what dat you a write so long, sistren?" Who would've thought?! (Sigh) Here is the note I promised:- Hi DJ, I felt impressed to encourage you to continue with the special calling that God has on your life, that you are currently exercising at this time through "another edge." I really believe that it is a ministry that provides not only a positive outlet for discussion of topics that are not usually discussed, but it also serves as a vehicle to be used by God that will bring about healing and direction to many people that may or may not even participate in the conversations, but will be blessed simply by listening and being touched by the discussion. This is why i believe there has been such disruption in finding a permanent "home" for another edge. Please be encouraged to follow your first calling DJ, which I believe is ministry for God, as we were talking about briefly as we drove to Jaqueline's house from Burman Hall last Friday. Don't allow any obstacles, for seen or un-foreseen to discourage you from what God has placed in your heart. Stay strong and move forward in faith I will be praying for you, Drew ps: Please share my support to Bea when you get a chance
Posted by: Anonymous
09/12/2010 at 4:02 PM
My condolences to Bro. and Sister Campbell and family and friends. Rest assured that you will see Andrew again...O what a sunrise it's going to be. ~ (L. Henry, Ebenezer SDA Chrch)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/12/2010 at 12:44 AM
All I want to hear Him say is "WELL DONE!" If I work hard and smart enough, with a God-fearing heart and a genuine will to be ALL that God says I can be, I know I will see Andrew A. Campbell's smile again! We crossed paths at Oakwood. One can't help but be positive about his/her Oakwood experience - the people (from all walks of life) with such uniqueness about them. Andrew was unique. He STOOD OUT... gentle giant... respectful/polite… called Canada "home" with a British/Jamaican accent (ALWAYS so funny to me)... seemed to keep few close/personal friends, but at the same time he was a friend to all (a servant of God, and a friend to man). FAMILY: The world noticed and heard your son. I know you are proud. He was a blessing. Rest on, dear friend! A better day is coming, after a little while! Acknowledging God's blessings, in humble reflection - Tenera V. Armbrister-Carey (Oakwood!!!)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/10/2010 at 8:12 PM
I'm so very sorry to hear about Andrew's sudden death! Although I didn't know him personally, I'm sure he will be missed by his friends and family. May the Lord strengthen you all during this very difficult time.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/10/2010 at 7:15 PM
With a spirit of eager expectation for the return of our conquering KING, I offer my condolences to the family of our friend Andrew Campbell. Our lives have intersected for the previous 10 years from Huntsville to Berrien Springs. During these years we have shared many precious memories that will forever be cherished. His contagious smile and congenial spirit never faded and was always authentic. He was a true gentle giant and a quiet source of inspiration. Family............please know that during tomorrows Sabbath service we will take time to intercede on your behalf. May our Father who lost His son...come ever close to you as you wait to be reunited with yours. - Bron V. Jacobs, Riverside, California.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/10/2010 at 5:36 PM
It was with deep sorrow that we heard of the death of Andrew. He was a huge blessing to the campus when he was at Oakwood. We remember him for his spirituality, the love and concern that he demonstrated to everyone he met. He had a positive attitude and faith that God was in charge of events and his life. Oakwood University is, even now, a better place because of Andrew's being here. Our hearts are heavy with you and this deep loss. We pray that God will hold you close. Drs. Delbert and Susan Baker, Oakwood University
Posted by: Anonymous
09/10/2010 at 10:05 AM
I had the privilege of singing with Andrew while attending Oakwood. I was shocked when I heard the news of his passing. My prayers are with your family. May God bring peace to each of you during your storm. ~Maria Sellers
Posted by: Anonymous
09/09/2010 at 4:12 PM
Dear Brother and Sister Campbell, I was just thinking about some of the difficult times that I encountered while a student at AU when I happened to take my sporadic peek at my Andrews email account and read of Drew’s death. I am so sorry and wanted to offer my condolences. This is such a poor format for this, and as a rule I would send a real card, but since it is already two weeks past I decided on speed over other issues. The news must have pierced your heart, and I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for you coming right on the heels of his graduation. There is obviously no good time or way for someone whom you care about to die, and I am sorry to read that your son (my friend) managed to only increase the pain for yourselves and your family. On the blessedly few occasions when I have had to write to convey my condolences, I am always at a loss for words... I think back to the time when my husband and my father died (my mother and both of my mother and father’s parents had died when I was very young) and just remember in particular how I felt when I learned of my father’s death, how I wanted to somehow tell everyone I knew about it and somehow express the loss I was feeling. It is times like this that I most feel the physical distance that separates me from friends like (Drew) and others of my friends; as much as I enjoy the correspondence that we share, it was so much better when we encountered each other. Drew would say, “Hey Love.” “How is Melanee doing (Melanee is my daughter-she was three when we met Drew)?” Then we would share memories of OC—our first class together was Intro to Ministry w/ Doggette— somehow when we began time would somehow escape us…). If I could convey my condolences in person, I would embrace the both of you and say thank you for all the financial sacrifices’ that you have made toward Drew’s education. It wasn’t in vain. If you hadn’t, my daughter and I would have missed the joy of meeting a compassionate “Bredren.”(He was my colleague, friend, and brother). But at the very least I want you to know that I am out here and care and a waiting to “embrace the both of you…). God used him to touch our live in so many miraculous ways. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Graciously yours, Monica M. Taylor-Bryant (432)517-1062
Posted by: Anonymous
09/09/2010 at 1:10 PM
Oh what a day when death dies and the righteous live forever? The saints including Andrew will celebrate death demise. Glory to God! So be hopeful family members and relatives. Jesus id coming again.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/09/2010 at 10:48 AM
Brother and sister Campbell and family may God grant you the comfort and peace you need during this very difficult time. I encourage you to let Psalm 46:1-5 be a source of strength for you as my family and the Kingsview Church family continue to pray for your family. Let us look forward to that golden morning when by faith we believe we will see Andrew again. Pastor Reynold Hazelwood
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 10:59 PM
We bless the Most High God for the unique gift of Andrew Campbell. Andrew was always an added smile to any day and his spirit was always positive, hospitable and embracing. We'll miss him dearly but we'll also be ECSTATIC to see him when The Savior welcomes us into Glory. To the Campbell family: We love you, we're praying with you and we celebrate all that Andrew has been to us over the years! May God's comforting hand be upon us all during this season... Brandon Smith - O.C. classmate
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 10:38 PM
Wow!! Life is something isn't it. I remember Drew from OU, He was seriously the only one that liked my cheescake!! I mean not even I liked the cheescake I made. Drew was always someone who I believe was a balanced Christian. He could make you laugh and make you want to seek Christ more. Praise God this too shall pass and Jesus is coming again. My encouragement to the Campbell family is to hold on "we only have a few more miles to go." Shelley Ramathe (Canada)
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 5:28 PM
Andrew AKA "English" you will be missed dearly. A good friend indeed. To all Friends and Family spend as much time as you can with the ones you love be cause you don't know when it will be there time only God knows. "Stop spending major time with minor people" Its all about love, laughter and family. - Conrad AKA Grizz
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 4:20 PM
"When answers aren't enough, there is Jesus". I didn't know Andrew but as the parent of a sick child, I can only imagine the terrible pain of such a sudden loss. My daughter attends AU and called me just to talk when she heard the news. I am reminded of the words of this song," God is too wise to be mistaken, God is too good to be unkind.So when you don't understand, when you can't see His plan. When you can't trace His hand, trust His heart".May these words help to sustain you during those dark days which are sure to come. You will see him again soon.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 3:58 PM
Andrew was a resident of West Oaks several years ago and always had a cheerful smile and pleasant attitude. I know he will be missed greatly. Praying for you...Dean Leah Caldwell - OU
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 2:40 PM
Your son blessed me as a brother and a friend; he was a great friend and brother. I want you to know it was a pleasure to have known him and we had a great time fellowshipping at Oakwood and after. I am so glad that even though it hurts to let him rest,we do not mourn like others who have no hope.May God give you peace and comfort and very soon we will meet again. Andrew "Drew" rest in peace. Annette Clarke, Toronto (Huntsville).
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 2:31 PM
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. We know that God makes no mistakes. His infinite wisdom went before and Andrew was called to rest. May the good works, the cheer and the spiritual foundations which he established live on in the lives of others. Do not mourn and weep as those who have no hope. Know that Jesus does all things well. Plan to see Andrew in heaven at Jesus' feet. Plan to weep no more in the heaven made new. Plan to see the Master's face in peace. Peace I leave with you--- my peace I give unto you. Toni Doswell, Sister in Christ
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 1:40 PM
To Mr. and Mrs. Campbell I did not know Andrew personally, but I do know loss, grief, mental, physical and spiritual turmoil as a result of the sting death. But I also know Christ, and I know that He will see you through this pain just as He's with me. May God almighty rock you in the cradle of His arms at this very difficult time. Your sister in Christ Belynda Mulzac
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 12:38 PM
Andrew was a wonderful friend and blessing to me. I can't believe that he is gone. I will be praying for the entire family that the Lord will see you thru and give you peace that passes all understanding. May we all see Andrew again when Christ burst thru the clouds. Im looking forward to that day. Weeping may endure for the night but Joy comes in the Morning. May we all see you in that great gettin up Morning Andrew! Love to the family and friend of Andrew-Chelise Johnson
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 12:04 PM
Theres nothing I can say here that someone else hasn't already said. Andrew was always so upbeat and such a happy person. I will miss the long talks and funny chats. I will miss all the good food and times in class. Andrew always made it a point to stop me after class to either comment on something i said or to encourage me in some way. Im tempted to ask why, but I look forward to seeing him again, where there will be no time limit to our happiness. Take heart. My condolences to the Campbell family.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 11:59 PM
I am in complete shock. Anthony was a great friend and confidant of mine. Always there to crack a joke and share a smile. He loved God and life and had such a passion for ministry and young people. I am deeply saddened but this news and the loss of such a wonderful person. My prayers go out to his family. I have no doubt we will see him in heaven...
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 11:47 PM
Your son and brother was a gentle soul with a big heart. He was a true friend. I attended both Oakwood and Andrews Univ. w/ Andrew Campbell. We didn't share a lot of time together but the time that we did share has left only pleasant memories of a gentle, kind and committed Christian. ricardo daphnis-FL
Posted by: Anonymous
09/08/2010 at 10:15 AM
May the Holy Spirit comfort the Campbell family and give them peace. My prayers are that we hasten the work of the Lord so that Jesus can come and we will never have to endure this suffering anymore. Blessings to the family and friends. Remember Jesus loves you! Pastor Carol White
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 7:02 PM
I found out about Andrew from a close friend. I am very sad that the joy he bought to my friend's family has ended. Please pray for my friend's family. They are taking it very hard. I feel their pain but I'm comforted in knowing that he was ready.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 7:01 PM
May you rest in peace my brother, Jesus need to come sooner than we thought because too much tragedy is happening like loosing such a young soul,that is very sad , I will definetely keep the family in prayer..
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 6:48 PM
What do you say... May God be with family and friends that will dearly miss Drew. To the family my prayer for you is that you will know with all faith that God has not left you, that you are loved and important to God; that although things happen that are completel y unexplainable (although people may try to explain) God is really there... May you feel His presence, may you recieve peace that surpasses what you may not understand...
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 3:47 PM
Andrew,.... The English Man! What a man, star. That fellow was truly a friend, man. Drew was the type of person that I could listen to tasteful music with and enjoy. Have devotion with and be encouraged. Play soccer against and still do ministry with. Andrew, Darrell Daniels, Eart-Man and Myself started a ministry while at Oakwood College called Blessed 2 Bless. Drew was very productive with this ministry. He was always sharing. Even if it was a life. Whenever I wanted to laugh I would go and check Drew. Now I will have to wait until we get to heaven. But resurrection day is coming sooner than we think. This is just fuel for us to go and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that our Saviour can return as King of Kings. Rest me brethren! Get some sleep your work has been credited and your faith will s see you through. Denry O. White, the Yard Man
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 3:11 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew a few years ago when I attended Andrews. we were classmates and neighbors, we both lived in the same building. I still cant believe he's gone so soon but I will always have fond memories of him. The best memory is when he helped me move out of my apartment one summer. It was a long and tedious job. And even though it was very hot and he sweated profusely, he did it with a smile and a cheerful spirit. At the end of the move he prayed with me and thank God for the opportunity to help me. I was truly touched by that. I am glad the Lord allowed our paths to cross. May his soul rest in peace. My sincere condolence to his family. Sharon
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 12:39 PM
My condolences to Andrew's family. He was a great friend to me and I miss him dearly. Rest in the arms of Christ!
Posted by: Anonymous
09/07/2010 at 10:16 AM
What can I say, I still can't believe that Andrew is not here anymore. These are the times when you wiched that life did not get so busy that you don't keep in otuch with your friends. Andrew was a sweet, kind, loving, patient and forgiving friend. I'm sad that he's not here. i'm sorry that I did not keep in touch. i hope that he knew how much of a good friend he was to me. My prayer is that God watches over him until he comes. To the family, take strength in knowing that he's at peace. Hold on to the memories. Be strengthened by the words of kindness and hold on to God's unchanging hand. He will comfort you. Daniella Payne OC (OU), Aeolians, Andrews Univ, AIM
Posted by: Anonymous
09/06/2010 at 10:16 PM
to the Campbell's family may you find comfort and peace in this time of loss never loose sight of the fact that Jesus is coming again to put an end to sickness death and suffering. may God keep you in His loving arms until resurrection morning when you will see your Andrew again. pauline
Posted by: Anonymous
09/06/2010 at 07:54 AM
He never knew how much he meant to me. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be praying for his family through this difficult and tragic time. He always said that "God is Love", and I know that he has touched many lives through his ministry. He believed in me when others didn't. He will be missed. Love you Drew.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/06/2010 at 05:08 AM
It doesn't even seem real...to the Campbell family, your son, my brother in Christ was a true friend. A brother like no other. Shared great laughs and good food...couldn't replace him if I tried. He will be sorely missed. Be blessed and encouraged! Till Jesus comes! RIP Bredren. -Kenneth Cochran from Huntsville, AL
Posted by: Anonymous
09/05/2010 at 10:55 PM
There are no words....there are simply no words....gone too soon.... B. Smith
Posted by: Anonymous
09/05/2010 at 7:48 PM
To Mr. and Mrs Campbell, and dear family and friends, It is with mixed emotions I write this note. It was a pleasure for me to have Andrew Campbell in my class, and I knew He would do well in his career as we had spoken in the past. As humans I too am sad to see him go, but I choose to believe that he was ready to meet his maker, because of how he lived his life, and the many lives he touched. He was truly a lovely person and I am glad that I got to share a small part of his life with you. Just remember, Jesus only lived a short life here on earth, but he was very effective, and when his job was done he left, but only temporarily. May God comfort and bless you at this time. Sincerely Nadine Daly,RD,MPH Nutrition Instructor, Oakwood U. Fall 2003
Posted by: Anonymous
09/05/2010 at 4:21 PM
I'm so touched by the beautiful tributes. It just feels as if I knew Andrew. T hank God for the life he lived and for the rich spiritual legacy that he seems to have left behind. God bless you Mom and Dad and the rest of the family. Just live your lives in accordance with God's will and you will be sure to meet your beloved Andrew again.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 8:30 PM
I worked with Andrew at AIM and he always had a smile to share. He was a very warm and fun person to be around. It was evident that he cared for people and wanted to do whatever he could to share Jesus with them. I look forward to seeing him again when Jesus returns. I'm praying for his family. ~ Leilani Bermeo
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 8:09 PM
"Bredren" as he was dubbed by some friends. The "bredren" legacy that he passed on to me will continue to breathe into life the lush scent of true brotherhood until our savior comes to form the real community of love. Rest in peace-Bishop.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 4:16 PM
I am shocked right now. I went to school with Drew with several years. No one was was better at making you feel at home even though you haven't seen each other in awhile. Just so shocked. Rest in peace bro. You will be missed.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 12:49 PM
Can't believe Drew passed away. But I believe that Drew is resting in Jesus. I had the joy and privilege of having been his graduate committee chair and a mentor. How can I ever forget the joy and glow of accomplishment when I saw him in his regalia just a month ago in August 2010! Mr& Mrs Campbell, may you experience the soothing and comforting touch of Jesus and hear Him say: "I am the resurrection and the life." Until we see Jesus and Andrew, let's move forward on our knees. In Jesus, Melchizedek Ponniah, Department of Communication, Andrews University.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 09:09 AM
Someone said earlier that Andrew's mission field was the people he met on a daily basis, and that he shared as much as he could the knowledge of Jesus. That is so true, I like that! what an example for us to follow! We meet all kinds but... So Brother and Sister Campbell please reflect on the words of these songs. #181 Does Jesus care when my heart is pained Too deeply for mirth and song, As the burdens press and the cares distress, And the way grows weary and long. O yes, He cares- I know He cares! His heart is touched with my grief; When the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know My saviour cares. Other songs are # 530 When peace like a River attendeth my way, It is well with my soul; #498 Still, Still With Thee when purple morning breaketh, Dawns the sweet conscious, I am with Thee; #449 There is land of pure delight, Where bliss enternal reigns, We're travelling to Immanuel's land, What! never part again; #428 There's a land that is fairer than day, and by faith we can see afar, In the sweet by and by, We shall meet on that beautiful shore; #206 Face to Face with Christ my Saviour, I shall see Him by and by. and lastly, but not least#205 The Golden morning is fast approaching, Jesus soon will come, to take his faithful and happy children to their promised home. I am praying for his best friend as well, a part of him fell off and he is struggling, Friend, take comfort in this, Andrew is resting and it is for you to try and meet up with him again!
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 08:39 AM
I wish we had stayed in touch. He was one of a kind, he can't be replaced. I hope I see you again at the trumpet's sound.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 06:04 AM
R.I.P., Andrew. My condolences with your family. May God encourage them to keep strong until Jesus' return. Bryan Quarrie, Camp Hill SDA Church, United Kingdom
Posted by: Anonymous
09/04/2010 at 03:04 AM
Will miss this brother much. May God help me meet him in heaven. I really want to see Andrew again. I really really do. Lord comfort the family. Duane Dunkley
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 11:05 PM
Andrew was a great guy. He was a friend to many and beloved by virtually everyone he met. The sad part about getting older is that great people are always going to sleep. I guess its just one more face to look forward to see on the sea of glass. Juleun Johnson Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 11:00 PM
These tributes make me wish I had known Andrew personally. May God be with his family and friends during this difficult time. Until Jesus comes.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 10:59 PM
My condolences to the Campbell family and Andrew's friends. Please know that you are in my prayers. Andrew was one of my best friends, and I miss him tremendously. It feels odd not being able to wait for him to come online so we can chat. He was a wonderful person with a deep love for God, and openness and a honesty that was rare. He always believed in me and pushed me to believe in myself and do whatever God laid on my heart to do. I wish I told him more often what an excellent friend he has been to be ever since we met at what was once called "OC." Whenever things were amiss, I could talk to him and he would pray for me, and I would know that things will all be well. Despite the sadness, I am glad that Christ has the victory over death and the grave. I carry this hope in my heart and feel inspired to carry on the torch of spreading God's Love, something Drew was very passionate about. See you soon, Drew. See you soon....
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 10:12 PM
Andrew always had a ready smile and a ready laugh...even during the times he had nothing to smile or laugh about. That was an important lesson I learned from him, to look at the positive side of things, no matter what the situation. And that important life lesson has come in handy for such a time as this. Andrews sleeps, but I look forward to seeing him resurrection morning, with a ready smile and a ready laugh...~Jackie Spencer
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 9:40 PM
I was last with Andrew in October 2009. I was just about to relocate to Canada and he being a native of Canada, gave me some clue of what to expect. Little did I know that I would never meet him in this life again. May God re-unite us in His everlasting Kingdom.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 8:20 PM
Rest in Peace Andrew until that day when our Lord and Saviour shall burst the sky and call you forth!
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 5:43 PM
I'm one of many that have been led closer to Christ because of Andrew's ministry on CMRadio. Andrew has made an impact on so many lives on this campus and around the world.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 5:33 PM
May God grant comfort to the family and friends of our departed brother; the sudden loss of such a young life can be devastating- but in God we have strength, and indeed, Hope...RIP. Mooka, BC, Canada.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 4:57 PM
Losing a loved one is very hard. This is truly sad and unexpected news. I didn't know Mr. Andrew A. Campbell, but from the pictures, he seemed to be a very personable and down-to-earth guy, and beloved by many. Thanks to AU for covering this heartbreaking news, for posting the pictures, and for allowing comments to be made. My condolences to Mr. Campbell's family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. - Kimi James
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 3:04 PM
I remember Andrew when he first arrived at Kingsview Village SDA church in Toronto and we went on to attend Oakwood College together. He was always smiling and happy to see you. He will be missed. His MSN name was always "God is Love" and he lived to exemply God's love each day. Rest in Peace until we meet again!!!!!
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 2:14 PM
Andrew Anthony Campbell was my cousin and a beautiful human being. A warm generous soul with a natural need to put others first. God knew all of this and simply needed to call him earlier as there is a war outside our existance which is far beyond our vision or understanding, God needed a competent soldier. Please pray for us Campbells so we too can embrace the pain and burn it as a fuel for our journey.. Miss Sophia Campbell.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 2:00 PM
Andrew was a blessed man, very talented and also very ready to use those talents to glorify God. I don't understand why God would remove such a young talented guy from this earth. But He understands and knows why, He is God and I trust His plan. I believe we will see Andrew again. Let us live a faithful life and let us use his life of cheerfulness as an example of how we should live. What I'll miss the most is Andrew's 'hey luv'. To the Campbell family and Andrew's closest friends, God knows, He sees your heart and HE KNOWS. Talk to Him.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 12:49 PM
Out of all the people I met during my time in the seminary, Andrew was the one person, whenever I saw him, who had the biggest smile on his face and never ceased to give me a big hug. Maybe some of those times, he was having a challenging day, but his attitude was always upbeat and friendly. It's not often that one comes across someone like Andrew in your lifetime. It has been an honor and blessing to be acquainted with him for a season. For Andrew's family: No doubt, this is a difficult, shocking, and sad time for you. I pray that you know God's peace, strength, and healing are with you during this time. Sherri Headen
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 12:21 PM
It is with a sad sad heart that I leave this note. It is like a wound all over again, two years ago, my cousin was murdered and I am still reeling, but I know she is resting and GOD only knows best. Andrew, I met a few years back, and we as a family embraced him and took him as an older brother and a son. His warm jovial loving demeanor was gravitating. We encouraged him to attend Andrews after Oakwood, do his MDiv and another masters as well, and lastly to attend chaplaincy services just this past January, telling him to broaden his horizons. He had Big plans but God knew otherwise. I know he is resting in peace. IT IS GOD'S TIME NOW AND HE IS DOING ALL HE CAN TO SAVE US. Time is drawing to a close, fast and we will see him again in the earth made new. The tears and the wounds are great, but we have to hold on the saviour our brother, our advocate, and our friend. To the family, please focus on the fondest memories and know that he is only sleeping and will come looking for you guys at the glorius ressurection. Plan to be there. We love you all and take care. Love Ronald and Sharon King
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 12:15 PM
I hope I can see you again, but next time it will in Gods glorious city. RIP my brother Drew.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 10:20 AM
my condolences to his family and friends i did not know him
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 09:59 AM
I was in my final year at AU when Andrew arrived. I worked in the deans' office in the seminary and would often interact with the students. Andrew was always a delight to work with. He will be missed. I look forward to the day when we will see him again. May God give you peace at this time. Love, Colleen Jousma
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 03:06 AM
Andrew was a great friend who would always greet me with a "hey, Luv". His warm embraced was secure and comforting. The last time we spoke, he asked me to pray for him and I promised to, which I did, I just wish I had gotten a chance to do it with him instead of on his behalf. He always would let me know that he was praying for me and that God had everything in control. I will truly miss him. I am comforted that Andrew's mission field was the people that he met day to day and that he did all that he could in the time that he had to share Jesus. RIP my friend til we meet again.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 02:43 AM
I am a Seventh-day Adventist. My condolence for the family. Only God knows the true reason. Have hope in his resurrection. Amen From Harizo, Madagascar
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 02:28 AM
A man of God and a very true friend. He will most certainly be missed by so many people who loved him dearly, and will forever hold his memory in their hearts. May he rest in peace.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 01:58 AM
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Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 12:35 AM
Andrew was such an easy going guy. He never let issues get to him. He knew how to diffuse stressful situations. He was easy to talk to. Will miss you till Jesus comes!
Posted by: Anonymous
09/03/2010 at 12:34 AM
To the family of the man who filled the room with his smile and humor; while displaying his devotion to the LORD in his daily commitment to his salvation. You had a wonderful son; he was a great friend. I will miss him but we have hope in the resurrection.... Soon and Very Soon. We will join him in the first resurrection raise above the clouds. 1 Thess. 4. Be comforted; the LORD has a purpose.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 8:31 PM
Rest in peace Andrew. May we meet on the beautiful shore by God's grace.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 7:44 PM
Bredren, gonna miss you. RIP.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 6:48 PM
I still can't believe that this is true. I was privileged to meet Drew when he interned at the General Conference World HQ. Although his internship was a quick one, it felt like I knew him forever. I will miss his phone calls, texts, infectious laughter, and salutation "BREDREN." I was very happy for him when he completed his Master's (he kept reminding me that I needed to complete mine). The last time I spoke with him was through a text message on this past Monday evening. I wish I could still hear his voice. May God be with his family through this difficult time. - George Johnson Jr., North American Division Office of Communication
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 4:47 PM
Andrew was a great friend who would listen patiently and cheer you up with his wonderful laugh. He loved God and wanted everyone to know his great friend. Drew, I'll see you again when Jesus returns for His loved ones. To the family: May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. -Frenita Buddy, Hope Channel
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 4:15 PM
Drew was a good man, a spiritual friend, a good friend, and a man with a bright future. I met him while completing his CPE at Kettering Health Network. We spent a lot of time joking and sharing life stories. We also shared a passion for the word of God. I just called him a few days ago and I left one of my crazy messages meant to make him laugh and to make him give me a call unfortunately he did not return my call and the last words I can say are in an email and the words I can share with the people he touched at my hospital. It is unfortunate that life can be so short, but we cannot question the plan of the almighty God even when the plan seems unfair and irrational. All we can do is collectively pray for his family, and we can rejoice that he has no pain and the mercy of God goes on forever; eternity has only begun for him. It is good because he knew God and God knew him as well he answered his call to the ministry and upon completion of his degree he has been called to minister in higher places. I will miss a friend and his family will certainly miss a loved one that they shared with us for 32 years. I cannot stress enough the need for prayer for his loved ones. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. ~Arthur Schopenhauer Earth has no mourning that heaven cannot cure Sincerely with a heavy heart , Roderick Bilal Walker
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 12:15 PM
I worked with him at AIM. The way he was with one, is the way he was with all. God thank you for the consistency of your men, in which you have called, that they shine as lights unto the world as Andrew did. rest in peace, my friend. Christopher Manuel
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 10:25 AM
I knew him and loved him as a son; Drew attended CPE with us here in Dayton, Oh and we became family during the past several months. I miss him beyond words, we now have the challenge to live what we give to others as chaplains allowing God to comfort us in our time of grief. I say farwell to Drew and not goodbye for I know if I continue loving and living for Christ I will see my wonderful friend again. We mourn now because we miss our friend and brother but soon we will be rejoice together for eternity. Rosalie Martinez, Ohio Chaplain
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 09:34 AM
This is very sad. I did not know him but for anyone to die so young is a tragedy. My condolences to his family and friends. Shane: Auckland, New Zealand.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 05:42 AM
May God strenghten is family in this time of great loss. Andrew R.I.P
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 06:33 AM
I wish God's guidance, strength and protection for his family and friends in this time of sorrow and loss. I did not know him.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 06:41 AM
Andrew was a person who always took the time to stop and talk. He was a good person who will truely be missed.
Posted by: Anonymous
09/02/2010 at 07:42 AM
Andrew Anthony Campbell, was true friend and wonderful person, we will be truly miss
Posted by: Anonymous
09/01/2010 at 11:49 PM
rest in peace Andrew
Posted by: Anonymous
09/01/2010 at 10:38 PM

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