Landry Kamdem Kamdem:
I was feeling miserable, empty, and unsatisfied. I knew something was wrong with my life. Something was missing. I took one of my favorite books entitled “St. Martin de Porres” and read it again. I felt really connected to him but kept feeling empty because I was living a purposeless life. I had prayed for about a year for God to give me a hint without success. It is only after I came back from the Germany trip later that same summer that I knew approximately what God wanted me to do. On September 11th, I expressed my birthday wish: “God---give me an opportunity to grow spiritually”. The rest went by really fast:
September 17th, 2015, following a psychological and mental harassment, my wife became seriously ill.
September 17th, 2015, Shelbie asked me to lead a bible study group at Harding University College of Pharmacy, and I said YES.
October 9th, 2015, God invited me to assist Catholic Religious Education at St. James Catholic Church, and I said YES.
November 2015, before Thanksgiving, God revealed to me: Landry- I have blessed you with special talents and gifts namely, you were born in France and speak French; you went to Cameroon and lived a very poor life; you went to Russia and became a pharmacist; you went to Germany and became a scientist; you went to St. Jude Children Research Hospital and worked as a scientist to help children with cancer; you went to Indiana and worked as a scientist to help breast cancer patients; and now I have sent you to Harding University to feed my lambs and take care of my sheep.
After this revelation, I knew what God wanted me to do: Use my scientific talent to help the poorest and the sickest.
November 2015, for the first time, our family spent Thanksgiving at “Mother Angelica’s Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament” in Hanceville, Alabama. On our way back, the name of the foundation and its future location was revealed to me: Christian Research Hospital (CRH).
May 21, 2016, CRH was created and incorporated.
June 12-23, 2016, CRH conducted its first mission trip.
August 15, 2016, CRH released its first newsletter to the world.
CRH’s vocation is to help the sickest and the poorest of the world have better lives. But at its core, CRH is an extension of God’s work which is to invite all of us to enter through the narrow gate in order to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the kingdom of heaven.
We are called to have: 1) a prayer life, 2) a spiritual program, 3) a vocational life, and 4) an apostolic life.
I thank God every single day for who HE IS and my ultimate prayer is that He teaches me and others to be a lowly and insignificant servant who embodies the following virtues: patience, piety, fortitude, and mercy.
Above all, I ask Him to grant me a forgiving, meek, and humble heart, especially during temptation and persecution. GOD BLESS!!!
Carine Kamdem Kamdem:
I feel very honored and especially blessed to be one of the chosen to be part of this new and innovative foundation called Christian Research Hospital, CRH. What I think is unique about CRH is the fact that it not only wants to assist, educate, help, and serve the poorest of the poor, but also aspire to teach them how to fish instead of feeding them with fish all the time by bringing science to them. We want them to understand that they are very special like each and everyone of us in the eyes of God. They should be considered, appreciated, valued and treated like children of God. One of my dream growing up has always been to care, defend and be part of the lowest class, the rejected in the society. As far as I can remember being conscious enough to notice the difference in the way this categorie of people is separated from others, I always looked for ways to reach out to them. For example, I remembered visiting the sicks with my catechism teacher when I was about 8 years old in Yaounde, Cameroon. By the time I was in Pharmacy school in Braunschweig, Germany, I was an advocate for the HIV/AIDS population and member of the "caritas" group who cares for elderly and lonely. My heart always longed for helping the poorest of the poor. Therefore, I'm very happy to continue my mission through CRH. I invite all of you to come on board and do the work of God. Hope to see, interact and serve with you soon.
Peace & Love!
I joined CRH foundation to be part of a team that takes pride in providing service to the poorest and sickest wherever in the world. Every time we solve a need, the joy on the face of the conferee is what keeps me going.
I chose to get involved with CRH foundation (Christian Research Hospital Foundation) primarily because of the mentors I have had and the impacts they had on me growing up. Secondly, the mission of CRH is compelling. The poorest and the sickest are the most vulnerable in the world. I am proud to be part of a team of volunteers striving to help the under privileged have better lives through education, care, and research. Finally, I have a desire to give back to my community and the world because I have been truly blessed.
My hope is to utilize CRH's outreach in partnership with heartiness donations to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS through research, care, and education wherever in the world.
As a pharmacy student from Harding University, I first met Dr. Kamdem in Principles of Drug Action during my first professional year of pharmacy school and his passion for whatever subject he was teaching quickly made him a favorite for multiple (if not all) the students in my class, including myself. His passion for whatever he does is what drove me to ask him to lead the bible study, and I was not disappointed! When he came to me about the idea for CRH, I’ll be honest, I said yes but I didn’t think this dream would become a reality. He prove me wrong! Slowly but surely CRH is becoming the nonprofit organization through all of our hard work and especially the passion of Dr. Kamdem. Education is one of the most important aspects of my life and to be given this platform to only help save lives but to educate along the way is a personal dream of mine that is beginning to come true. Dr. Kamdem has passion for every aspect of his life and gives all credit to our Lord. Any person in this world would benefit by spending five minutes with him, and the students that he has touched and the people that we will help in the future are blessed beyond belief. I, for one, am thankful God has brought him into my life for Dr. Kamdem has “ …filled my heart with greater joy” (Psalm 4:7)
I feel very blessed to be serving as the CRH (Christian Research Hospital) Educational Assistant at such a young age. To be in a position where I have the resources to help others fills me with great joy. I stumbled upon CRH at Harding University when I saw them selling their merchandise and it left a mark on me. I find mission work to be very inspiring so I decided to go to the Christian Research Hospital's 2nd Annual Convention that following weekend. There, when Mr. Landry asked if anyone was interested in helping the foundation I volunteered. I feel truly blessed to have this opportunity to help others and be introduced to the world of nonprofit work while still in high school. The need for people to support each other and be selfless is the motivation that puts me to work. Just to know that I can make a difference at home for people abroad makes me extremely thankful for this amazing opportunity.
May God bless,