Action Cambodia Update

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I Corinthians 15:17-19 “and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (NASB) Dear Friends, We wanted to send greetings and warm wishes this Easter Sunday…

…and believe us it is warm here!! The significance of the resurrection is certainly central to our faith. It was significant to the Apostle Paul because he understood that Christ’s death and subsequent resurrection were foundational to salvation for himself and the world. He also understood that if Christ had not been raised from the dead his preaching was in vain…nothing more than empty words. But he also recognized that apart from Christ’s victory over death he was living a fool’s life! Two questions came to my mind from I Corinthians 15:12-19, there were: 1) Is my life pitiful apart from the resurrection???? 2) Do the decisions I make daily reflect the reality of the Cross and the Resurrection??? In Cambodia most people live a pitiful existence, at least by my way of thinking. They do not have access to the most basic of needs (food, shelter or income), they have no hope of significantly improving their current condition, and they find themselves enslaved to world view that is demonic and godless. If I could somehow solve the social and economic problems of every Cambodian, without the Resurrection they would remain in a pitiable place! Pray with us that God would do a mighty work in the hearts of the Khmer, and that they would find the hope that lies in the resurrected Christ!! Thank you for your faithful prayers and support on our behalf. It is a privilege to serve together in the Harvest! We wanted to leave you with a hand full of praises and prayer requests in order that you might rejoice with us and pray specifically for us in the coming days: Praise God for the 24 that were baptized this past Sunday at Shalom Church; it was a special blessing for me to team teach a six week baptism class with Chhinho leading up to the baptisms Praise God for bringing Stacey Trapp from West Hills Community Church; she will be living with BJ and Andrea for discipleship and ministry training over the next nine months Praise God that Shalom has been able to move into their new building; we continue to pray that God would raise up the additional resources to complete the work We’re especially thankful for the time that Jodi has been able to invest in Mikaela and Kamryn’s classroom at school Praise God that we were able to submit our paperwork to the government for the purpose of registering as a local non government organization We have rented a small office at Shalom Church – praise God! Remember to pray for Nathan and the ministry that he has with the young men at the Discipleship House Pray that we would be strengthened in our resolve, resolute in our courage and steadfast in our calling!! Pray for all of us as we continue to labor away in language…..little by little for the glory of God! Pray that God would raise up additional team members to join us here in Cambodia…..this is a harvest time!! Have a great week in the Lord, thank you again for your partnership in the ministry. In His Bonds, Daren, Jodi, Miakaela, Kamryn and CJ.

Daren and Jodi Beck

Author: Daren and Jodi Beck

Daren and Jodi currently serve with ACTION in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Previously Daren served for six years on staff as Missions Pastor at West Hill Community Church in Morgan Hill, California. They arrived in 2003 to serve long term in Cambodia, They are blessed by four children, Mikaela, Kamryn, CJ, and Andrew. They are are very excited about the privilege of serving the Khmer people in the name of Christ!

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