Updates from the Beck Family

Update from the Becks Oct 2015

Every year at this time we enter into a holiday season in Cambodia called Pchum Ben.  It is a time of remembrance of ancestral spirits and an opportunity for individuals to earn merit by offering food at the Wat (temples).  For the next several days leading up to the actual holiday Cambodians will be preparing…

Update from the Becks in Cambodia…

Dear Friends,   We are actually in California!  Our family is almost half way through our short stay in the US and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time.  Thank you for praying with us as we prepare to launch Mikaela to college in the fall.  She is ready for this next step and we are excited…

Cambodian Action Apr 2015

Action International Ministries has a rallying cry, Knowing God, Taking Action! I love that it is simple, pithy and straight from Scripture. Daniel 11:32b says “but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” Those who knew God did two things in the face of the enemy – they stood firm…

Cambodian Action Feb 2015

I was nervous as we waited to be interviewed in front of the congregation regarding our desire to serve in Cambodia by a prospective supporting church. At the time, I was pregnant with CJ and Mikaela and Kamryn had gone happily into Sunday School excited to make new friends. One of the questions posed to…

I Don’t Like Messy….Too Bad!

Dear Friends,   Like most people I like things orderly…at least by my own definition J  I’m aware it is more about the illusion of control, but I keep telling myself that I prefer things done (or arranged) in a certain way and in my time frame.  I’m pretty sure the our kids don’t clean…

From Child Factory Worker to Teaching Children at Risk

“I cried every day when I saw my siblings go to school and I had to work at the garment factory.” Sophy remembers her own childhood when she teaches her classroom full of at risk children. As a child, she loved studying, but her family’s financial difficulties forced her to quit school and work to…

Update from the Becks

Dear Friends,   Quick update from Cambodia and Southeast Asia!   Praise God for the work among both Buddhist and Muslims in Myanmar….would you pray for our PLD (Pastoral Leadership Development) work there? Pray that God would continue to raise up Missionaries to serve the poor here in SEA….is God calling you to serve among the tens of milliond here in…

Moses My Servant is Dead…

Dear Friends, I figured the subject line would attract at least minimal attention J  The story of Moses and Joshua is one of my favorite narratives in the Old Testament.  Transitions are a part of life, which is why I love the simplicity of the text in Joshua 1:2, “Mosesmy servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all…

Update from the Becks

Dear Friends,   Quick update from the field here in Cambodia!   Praise God that the Lord continues to grow and mature Shalom Mission to Cambodia.  Shalom just launched a new school, Shalom International School, in Kandal Province which will prayerfully be a base for ministry and revenue in the future! Pray for additional resources for Pastoral Support…perhaps you’d like…

Cambodian Action May 2013

In 1997, Andrew Tek moved to Phnom Penh to live with a Christian family. He wasn’t a Christian but he hoped that his relationship with them would somehow benefit his life financially and socially since he didn’t have many friends and he was just a country boy! The Holy Spirit used this time in Andrew’s…