WHY Mission – Silk Road Ministries. Jean & Billy.
23 Feb 2024

Silk Road Ministries

We have been supporting Silk Road Ministries since 2006. Jean and Billy Campbell, have and still are working tirelessly for Jesus Christ
Jean, and occasionally Billy, visit the UK each year or so and when here update us on the projects latest developments by looking at the slides and videos and are also able to browse the literature they bring.
Silk Road ministries do not have a dedicated website but many churches give information of their work.

The Silk Road in its origin was a Trans-Asian network of trade routes linking East Asia with the Mediterranean. Convoys of camels and caravans travelled trails that bridge major nations from Xian China in the East across Central Asia to Rome in the West.
Nestorian Christians brought the Gospel to China along those routes, and in the 13th Century Marco Polo covered the distance from Venice to China travelling the Silk Road.
Now in the 21st Century the United Nations plan to build a modern Trans-Asian highway 4000 miles along the route of the Asian Silk Road.
Silk Road Ministries was founded in 1997 as a registered Christian charity in the United Kingdom. The name represents a vision and desire to network with other Christian workers to reach out into limited access countries in Asia.
Together we serve as a bridge to churches and people bringing the Love of God, teaching His Word and helping to provide necessary resources and training.

Billy and Jeanne Campbell originally hail from Northern Ireland and Wales and have been working in the missionary field throughout Asia since the 1960’s having served in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, India and Myanmar (formally Burma).  In the late 90’s the focus of their ministry changed after they met a young Cambodian called Yi studying in Hong Kong and preparing to return to serve his own people.

In 2001 Yi invited Bill and Jeanne to help him establish a centre for street children in Phnom Penh to teach English, computer skills, crafts, and help them find employment when the time came.  Out of this vision Hope House Ministries in Cambodia was born.
In 2006 Hope House Education Centre was opened 60 Km southwest of Phnom Penh in Kompong Speu.  The centre, set in the rural community among needy children, provided a basic education for more than 200 children, and in 2008 a Skills Training and Medical Centre was added to train students hairdressing and sewing and provide much needed medical care.  Since this time the centre has developed significantly adding other facilities as donations allow.

Billy is actively involved with the Myanmar Christian College which trains students for evangelism within the forma Burmese state.  Operating out of Southern Chin province students embark on a 4 year curriculum before returning home to their communities, The task is to equip church leaders to teach and train their own congregations to fulfil the great commission within their own nations, to their own people.

All this has been done with money donated by the public and you too can make a difference by donating to the Silk Road Ministries Charity in the UK.  The charity has accountable trustees and its main objectives are the Advancement of Christian Faith, Provision of Education, and the Relief from Poverty, Sickness and Hardship with the money raised going towards teaching and training, translation work, provision of Bibles, special projects and crisis needs.

For more information about how you can help please contact Silk Road Ministries, PO Box 69, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 7GA.  Telephone (0044) 151 426 0266 or ask one of the leadership team for assistance.