Updates from the Beck Family

Strangers and Aliens: Update from the Becks in Cambodia

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Eph 2:19 (ESV) Dear Friends, When we arrived in Cambodia in early 2003 (yes, it has been that long now!) I could say without hesitation that I felt like a stranger…

Cambodian Action

This year has been a year of God working deeply in our hearts to make a radical change in our living situation.  The Lord has provided amazingly for us as a young family on the mission field.  For the past seven years we were blessed with a home large enough to accommodate groups for ministry…

Update from the Becks in Cambodia

“For when one says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not being merely human?  What then is Apollos?  What is Paul?  Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.  I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.  So neither he who plants nor he who waters is…

Update from the Becks in Cambodia

I am preparing to leave Cambodia (tomorrow) and spend the next 17 days on the road!  I’ll be making a quick stop in California before heading to our International Council Meetings in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It is a blessing to serve the Lord with almost 300 colleagues (missionaries) in 23 different countries around the globe…

December Cambodian Action

Fear is NOT usually associated with Christmas, but if you live outside the good news of Jesus birth you live in darkness and should be afraid!  The people of Cambodia have lived in utter darkness for thousands of years and their everyday life reflects that reality!  When was the last time you threw food  at…

Update from the Becks in Cambodia

We are now officially in my favorite time of the year!  A little over a week ago our family began celebrating the Advent Season.  Jodi does a wonderful job of preparing our home and we all enjoy remembering the birth of Christ (Luke 2), acknowledging His real presence  today in our lives (Matt 28:20) and…

Update from the Becks in Cambodia

We’re blessed by the privilege of being missionaries in a country where Christ’s Church is being built.  At times it is slow going but we remain steadfast, knowing that God is doing His perfect work among the Khmer and Christ’s Church (1 Peter 2:5).   Recently a country wide survey was completed of the Church here…

Sojourners in Cambodia

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”     Philippians 3:20-21 Do you enjoy a good story?  I think it is safe…

Cambodian Action

These last months, BJ and I have been teaching through the Gospel of Mark.    I have always enjoyed this particular Book, perhaps because it is hard hitting, concise and action packed! In Mark 6, we find Jesus sending out the twelve disciples on a short term missions trip….which should be easy to preach for any…

The Rich Man, Lazarus and Cambodia

“He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”    Luke 16:31 Most of you are familiar with the story Jesus told about the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:16-31.  As a missionary working primarily among the poor we see…