DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Occasionally a book comes along that doesn’t
just challenge you but changes you — Hunger is that book! A riveting collection
of heavenly encounters, you cannot be the same person who opened its cover when
you close it. And though we thankfully have access to a precious surplus of
Christian resources available to us, they are but a means to draw near to the
Lord. Our most urgent need continues to be actual encounters with the living
God. Hunger not only chronicles the encounters men of God have had with Him
throughout church history; it is itself a heavenly encounter. Through Hunger
readers will find: •An intensifying passion to seek and commune with God one on
one. •A deepening intimacy with the Lord as they walk with Him.•A growing
burden for souls that ignites a consuming desire to witness for Christ.•A
heightening awareness of the eternal that inspires an impassioned pursuit of
heavenly treasures. Not only will your faith in God be strengthened, your love
for Him deepened, and your relationship with Him nourished, but your hunger to
personally encounter God, Himself, will grow stubbornly unrelenting as you read
Hunger and embrace its message.
Wampler is a Missionary Evangelist who has a passionate desire to know Jesus
and to advance His Kingdom into the earth. While growing up in a Pastor’s home,
Caleb had several incredible encounters with the love of Jesus and power of the
Holy Spirit. During his elementary, junior high, and high school years his life
was marked by the starting of several prayer groups and bible studies, which
ultimately led to an evangelistic outreach that took place on his high school campus
in which hundreds of students heard the Gospel message.
He entered into youth and young adult
ministry for 6 years before meeting his future wife Harmonee, and graduating
with a ministry degree from North Central University. Caleb married Harmonee in
2010 shortly after graduation. Caleb was licensed and ordained with the
Assemblies of God before serving as Personal Assistant to Evangelist Daniel
Kolenda of Christ for all Nations. The Wampler’s are now serving in full-time
life has been marked by several supernatural encounters that began in his
childhood, and continue to this present day. As these encounters have
increased, there has been a grace to release impartation of a Kingdom lifestyle
into those that are ministered to. The Wampler’s have echoed the prayer of
Jesus, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” and
are carriers of His Kingdom into the nations of the world.
Caleb has witnessed incredible miracles
and healings and has seen countless lives changed by the power of the Gospel
from gas stations, restaurants, and shopping centers to the mission fields of
the earth. The Wampler’s minister through the preaching of the Gospel,
teaching, and the laying on of hands in Gospel Crusades, conferences,
impartation services, house meetings, and churches as the Lord has confirmed
His Word through salvations, signs, wonders, healings, and miracles. The
Wampler’s currently reside in the Orlando, FL area with their children Elisha,
Eliana and Caden.
Tell your readers a little about
yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc.
Let them get to know the personal you.
is Caleb Wampler. I’m a missionary evangelist. I travel across the world
ministering the Gospel message. I grew up in four states: California, Nebraska,
Minnesota, and Florida. I currently reside in central Florida with my wife
Harmonee, and my three kids Elisha, Eliana, and Caden. We are currently
expecting baby number four in November.
What inspired you to author Hunger: For
those who know there’s more…?
traveled about people would continue to ask me how they could find meaning in
life, and what the secret ingredient was to being to live a life of
fulfillment, purpose, a in doing something meaningful with their life. For me
the answer was an easy one. It was having a Hunger for God. The thing that made
it interesting was that in life, when we eat we are momentarily satisfied by
the food we eat. But when we eat of the things that God has to offer, we get
hungrier. So often people haven’t learned how to develop that hunger with God,
and I wanted to answer that in this book.
Where did you get the inspiration for
your book’s cover?
really a story for this one). Haha. I couldn’t find a picture that represented
spiritual hunger, and I liked the design of how this one looked when I found
Who has been the most significant
influence on you personally and as a writer?
some incredible influences in my life. My parents were always the real deal. I
grew up as a Pastors’ kid. As I met other Pastors’ kids over my life, many of
them were cold to the things of God. What I found in my life, was that my
parents were the same people in public as they were at home with me and my
sister. I saw a genuine hunger for the things of God in them.
What were your struggles or obstacles
you had to overcome to get this book written?
first time author finds, it’s not easy to get the message from your heart onto
the pages of a book. It wasn’t always easy to find moments in my busy travel
schedule to write. And when I wasn’t busy traveling I was always busy with my
little ones at home (3 kids that are 5 and under). I realized though that if I
could find the time and way to do it with the challenges I faced, that others
could glean from the insights that I felt God was giving me for them.
Tell your readers about your book.
is genuinely meant to be an experience for you. Through a blend of amazing
stories from people in history, to present-day encounters from people that are
living now, I wanted to show that the things of God were not just meant for a
special few people, but for everyone. In my life I experienced a truly living
God who wanted to have relationship with people. I want everyone to experience
what I’ve felt the Lord do in my life.
this for the people that that know there’s more to this life. I wrote it to the
people that have questions and that are searching for meaning and for purpose.
I was thinking of the people that know God is real, but that haven’t
experienced Him in the way the Bible illustrates through the amazing stories
If you were going to give one reason for
anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?
want to be stirred on the inside of your soul, then this book was written for you.
So many people are searching to fill a void on the inside that they just can’t
seem to fill. They always find their gas tanks on empty after brief moments of
What do you consider your greatest
success in life?
found an amazing woman that I have the privilege of calling my wife. I’ve got
three amazing children, with a fourth on the way that have become my joy!With that said, the true treasure of my life
is having a personal relationship with Jesus. He has taken me to heights I
didn’t know were possible, and I’ve had the privilege of introducing him to
hundreds of thousands of people in countries across the world. I want everyone
to experience Jesus, the way I’ve found Him, and He’s found me!
What one unique thing sets you apart
from other writers in your genre?
Hagan, the President of North Central University writes in his endorsement, “To
be honest, I haven’t read writers from Caleb’s generation that talk like this.
It pierced my heart.” I’ve found few peers in my generation that have written
books about this topic. I’ve heard many stories in history books, and have
heard stories from those who have gone before me. I’ve rarely heard them from
people my age.
other books, watched videos, and listened to other ministers to help find fresh
What one piece of advice do you have for
encourage them to just write. The hardest thing about writing is getting the
words out. Once the words are out of your heart, and onto the paper, it’s much
easier to rearrange them. Don’t feel like you have to get it write the very
first time. Just get it out!
Tell your readers anything else you want
If you want to be challenged, stirred, encouraged, build your
faith, and fill your heart with hope, then you need to get a copy of this book
for you and a friend. It took me years to get it out and ready for you, but it
will only take minutes for this to get into your heart and captivate you!