Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Back In The Saddle Again! Car-Camping for Jesus

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

Well, it's "back in the saddle again," living out of my vehicle. My dream of finally having "a home to go home to" sadly died last week.  I had been so excited to finally have a home. I have been without my own home now for eleven years, ever since my truck and RV had been stolen from me while I was investigating in Germany in 2001 for 6 months. Since then, I lived on the road for Christian outreach and journalism to report to the American people throughout these past eleven years, living out of my vehicles, all of which were older donated junker vehicles in fact.

This was the only way I could afford to perform such journalism. Motels are far too expensive nightly. And there simply is no money in genuine and holy ministry. We do not serve God for filthy Illuminati currency, but rather because HE IS WORTHY. As a Christian involved in various ministry forms for 42 years, I have learned to live and operate on the bare basics that are necessary for life.

But all of us go through times of disappointment like this. 

His mercies are new every morning

Thankfully, we as Christians
have Jesus Christ and His unfailing promises to bring us through such situations that we all may face someday. Tribulation and suffering is nothing new for the Body of Christ throughout the ages.

People have asked me why I lost my recently acquired home. Because of providing free unpaid medical escort for my friend and patient to have surgery in Seattle for a week, I was simply late this month in making my monthly payment for my RV. Furthermore, my job agency did not restore the jobs I had previously with them, after I returned with my patient, as I had fully expected them to do. I went three weeks with no pay therefore, and could not pay for my RV on time.

In spite of promises to fully pay later this month, the seller was very unkind (Steve is not a Christian) and demanded that I move out so he could repossess it. He actually threatened me. Very sad. I had invested $2,500 cash into what was to become my first home in eleven years, after being on the road continually for my journalism.

My only home now is my vehicle. 

Thankfully, due to years of living on the road to perform my journalism, I  know how to prepare my vehicle for emergency car-camping. I simply lowered the rear seats, inserted a Coleman's inflatable mattress, insulated it against the cold with several foam mattresses and a woolen blanket, placed above it a zero-rated sleeping bag and a nice cover, added a few pillows, and there you have it. The perfect "bug-out bedroom" for living on the road! 

For privacy at night, I purchased several sets of windshield shades, and purchased suction cup clips for the windows so I can clip a shade over each window before I go to bed.
The other day we were hit with a wintry blast and more snow here in NW Montana. It was snowing when I woke up this morning. But I sleep very warmly and comfortably in my bed. Nevertheless, it is very impractical without a bathroom or kitchen, etc. It is always very sad to lose a home. But I remain thankful for what I DO have. Thank you, Lord Jesus!

And I know that somehow, some way, God WILL provide a home for me at last.  Whenever a child of God serves Jesus Christ, God's Word promises that HE WILL PROVIDE as we put Him FIRST.
"Father, Thy Word is truth."~Jesus Christ

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."~Jesus Christ

I have lived by His teachings for 42 years now, participating in many different ministries, and I can testify that God has faithfully met my needs and come through every single time. 

Serving God and others is a wonderful and fulfilling life. It may be filled with challenges, perils, and testings at times. But living in today's world is challenging for everyone anyhow. How much better to go through life with Jesus to bring us triumphantly through every challenge we face!

Pray for my patient that I transported to Seattle for surgery. She is back home now and is slowly recovering from surgery and gradually improving. I no longer provide care for her, however. New workers have recently been assigned to her.

Please keep me in your prayers, for protection and provision at this time. 

Many of you have noticed that disturbing events are rapidly escalating here in America. This year may be it for martial law to come down, with gun laws and confiscation looming on the horizon. The potential for actual nuclear war, as I have warned my readers is coming someday to America, looms ever closer with the threats now from North Korea, plus warnings from Russia and China against our military aggression in the Middle East and elsewhere.

But thank God that 
we as Christians 
have HOPE, 
no matter what may happen! 

"You need not fear what the future holds, 
when you know Him who holds your future...
Jesus Christ!"
"I Am the Good Shepherd..."
"Lo, I Am with you always..."
"I will never leave you nor forsake you."

No matter how painful your trial or hardship may be, 
you must choose to stay close to Him.
He will bring you safely through.

His Word cannot fail.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-


  1. Keep you head up Pamela,I will keep you in my prayers...I live in NY,if you lived closer,I would have gotten you shelter and my church to help you...God bless...

    1. Yes! Even here in Colorado, our small (200 member) church helps needy people with their rent. We as brothers and sisters in Christ really should be getting together to try and do something more for Pamela. No one, and I mean no one, should have to try and exist under such conditions as she has been forced to!

  2. Pamela, Whereas so many in the Christian media today not only have a home but quite often overly luxurious or even multiple ones, I especially admire your humble attitude.
    However,every night when I go to bed, I think of you sleeping there in your car and pray for your protection and provision.
    "Great shall be your reward in Heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets that went before you."