Iowa Campers On Mission 2020 Recap


This year was challenging with the Covid virus affecting the COM ministry.  We apologize to the churches that were expecting a call from us as we did not get out as much as we would have liked to.  We did go to Shiloh Baptist Church in Waterloo, IA;  Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO; Road to Freedom Baptist Church in Galesburg, IL; Albia Road Baptist Church in Ottumwa, IA; and Friendship Center in Des Moines, IA.

This is Denny Davis’ last year as president.  Next year’s president is Rick Mott. You can contact him at iowacampersonmission@gmail.com.  Next year’s Vice President is Dave Short.

If anyone would like information on what Campers on Mission is about, how to join, or if you would like COM to come to your church please contact us.

Thank you for your prayers and support of this ministry.

What is Iowa Campers on Mission?

Iowa Campers on Mission (COM) is a group of Christians that meet each year to grow the Lord’s Kingdom by providing no-cost labor to churches and Christian organizations throughout Iowa.  We meet on dates that work with the churches and when the weather allows us to use our campers.  Our goal is to enable small churches to prepare their buildings to reach their communities.  We make repairs to the building by painting, cleaning, putting up drywall, replacing broken glass, etc.  We bring our tools that will be needed for the projects and the church provides the paint and other materials needed.  The Lord has blessed each of us with many different talents and gifts to service our brothers and sisters.  You do not need to be an expert carpenter, just willing to answer His call to serve others.  

Do I need a camper?

No.  You could sleep in the church or in a tent.  You could commute If you live close enough to the rally.  Churches provide electricity and water for the campers when possible.  There is no charge for COM to come and we provide a love offering to help the church pay for the utilities.  

Who can join?

Any believer in Jesus who has a heartfelt desire to help spread the Good News of Jesus through fellowship, worship and labor.

When does Iowa COM usually go out?

We usually start the year on Monday after Mother’s Day and end the year the first full week after Labor Day.  We normally stay five days unless the work is done in fewer days.  We are available on other dates that meet both the church and COM schedules.  The number of times we go out each year depends on how many times we are called.  If you can only help on part of the days that is also ok.

What does the church need to provide?

The church provides material, paint etc. for the jobs to be completed.  The church also provides electricity for the camping units, a source of water, and access to a bathroom.  We provide the labor.  

Campers on Mission Logo

The COM logo was designed to provide opportunities to witness about our faith in Jesus Christ.  The design, a fish encircled by a compass star, promotes conversation.  The fish, an early Christian symbol, notes personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior.  The compass star symbolizes the expanse of God’s creation and reminds members that wherever they roam God is present.  The circle surrounding the design represents God’s eternal existence and bountiful love for all people.  The distinctive emblem allows members to easily identify one another so they can join together in Christian fellowship “as they go”. 

Campers on Mission is a national organization

There are chapters in most states.  This means that there are opportunities to serve all over the United States.  For more information go to CampersonMission.net.  

How do I join or make a request for work?

For more information about joining Iowa Campers on Mission or having COM provide work at your church please contact us at:

Rick Mott:  319-291-6805 or iowacampersonmission@gmail.comDave Short:  515-674-4696 or ddshort6@gmail.com