Kameron Wiebe came from Whitewater, Kansas, to the campus of Calvary University in 2015 in search of learning biblical truth. Mediocrity was never the solution for him as he desired to take possession of his beliefs and make his faith his own. His expectations were high, as he was the last of five siblings belonging to Lyle and Lenora Wiebe to attend Calvary.
When people asked Kameron why he came to Calvary he would humbly reply, “To have a better understanding of the Bible.” Kameron chose to enroll at Calvary because he realized that, like all other Christians, he needed to grow in his own faith. Kameron was never one to be satisfied with half-hearted answers, and the solid teaching at Calvary was what he needed and desired. During his two years at Calvary he received stellar teaching, and those closest to him saw the growth that occurred in Kameron’s spiritual life. Many of the questions he had were answered through “rightly divided truth” in the classroom.
In daily conversations about faith, he communicated first-hand how his questions were being answered and his faith was becoming stronger. He once told his expected fiancé Tasha, “If God is for us, we can get through anything!” He wanted nothing more than to keep God in the center and to deepen his commitment to the Lord while at Calvary University. Kameron lived out his faith with quietness and confidence, and this could not help but inspire others to want to follow his example. His pondering soon turned to confidence, and his walk with the Lord quickly turned into a run!
We did not realize how soon Kameron would finish his race here on earth. He and his cousin, Caleb Neal, were ushered into God’s presence on June 30, 2017, as a result of a car accident (just 6 weeks after finishing his 2nd year at Calvary). The tragedy impacted the campus of Calvary University in major ways as Kameron’s impact became his lasting legacy to the students, staff, and faculty of Calvary University.
This tragedy has also allowed our Calvary family to have the opportunity to watch the community of Whitewater, Kansas, become the hands and feet of Jesus as they have loved, prayed, and supported the entire Wiebe family and Tasha through this year of pain and uncertainty. This special community came together to give memorial gifts to help Calvary University purchase a new floor for The Pyramid Athletic Center where Kameron played college basketball. The graphic on the floor states “In Honor of Kameron Wiebe and God’s Faithfulness.” Today we celebrate God’s faithfulness that has been so evident throughout the past year. We thank God for His church and how they have been the picture of 1 Corinthians 12:27 this year in Whitewater, Kansas. We thank God for the lives that Kameron and Caleb led and the legacy that resulted. We thank God that He continues to choose to use Calvary to impact college students with biblical truth that will change the world.
Calvary is grateful for input from Lyle and Lenora Wiebe, Tasha Krahn, and Luke Pauli in writing this article.