May Missions Month – Video Update

If you’d like to download a short (3:16) video update of what’s going on in Massangulo, Mozambique for use in your church, small group, some other gathering you have happening or just to watch yourself… click HERE!

That link will take you to Global Interaction’s Vimeo channel where you can easily download our video, and also find updates from many of our colleagues!

Enjoy! The Beecks xx

4 thoughts on “May Missions Month – Video Update

  1. Hello Beeck family,

    Thanks so much for the beautiful update. So great to see what God is doing through you guys in Massangulo. We will continue to pray for you. What are some specific things we can pray for? What are some of the challenges (or dramas as you put it 😉) that you face in your day to day life?

    It’s easy for us to watch this and feel jealous that you have such strong connections with the people there, to hear that they are loving and friendly is hard as the people here generally are very unfriendly. However I’m sure there’s challenges you face that we don’t have to worry about living in Australia and perhaps it’s taken a long time and lots of hard work and language learning to get to that point?

    Lots of love and prayers, Mark, Lisa & Seth.

    PS: I’ve attached a few Seth photos for you 😉

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. Dear Kath & Cam
      Thanks so much for this update. We just loved Costa’s story and give thanks for God being his healer and for your continued work. We hope to play it in the church during Mission Month.
      With love from Fay and all at Craigie

    2. Hey guys! Lovely to hear from you! I can’t see the Seth photos!!! Maybe you could email me some instead :-). What are some of our challenges – that’s a good question! Being pretty much constantly out of our depth language wise is a big one… we’ve made great progress and we can do so much more than we used to but it’s still hard work.

      For example… my friend called to say (I think) that she had hurt her hand and something about a fence and something about prickles and did I have medicine. So – when I try hard, I can mostly put things together and we got there in the end and it’s all fine, it’s just exhausting.

      Another day, the same friend told me that she couldn’t stay to visit that morning because she had to go to another village to collect her pension (what I heard was that she was going to Lichinga – 2 1/2 hours away to sort out her pension – there’s some context that made that thought make sense). So I bundled her up in a car with Sally who was returning to the city that day. We went past her house to pick up stuff. I asked her why she wasn’t taking a change of clothes / bag? It was only then that I realised she was saying she was only going to the next village. So Sally gave her a lift 5 mins up the road. I went home and (having a bad day) locked myself in the bathroom and had a little cry. I mean it didn’t even turn out badly but just the constant humbling experiences and misunderstandings gets to you after a while – I’m sure you get that.

      Just the other night, the same friend rocked up at 830pm with her son and another friend of ours from the village asking if I could take someone to the hospital. The poor guy had a huge fever and just wouldn’t stop vomiting. They piled him into the (very) back of the hilux and we took him to the hospital. I stayed there for the next few hours waiting to hear what the diagnosis was. Our hospital is a dump… it was so full of people, 2 to every bed, it stank and there was human excrement on the step right next to me after one of the grandmas hadn’t quite made it to the toilet (a 50m trek into the bush in the dark). It’s just gross and it gets me down sometimes. They are the kind of things that happen… it’s pretty rare that a day goes by without some wort of slightly strange event occurring. Sometimes they’re just fun, sometimes they’re heartbreaking.

      People here are very friendly and gracious – it sure does make life easier. But regardless, language learning and trying to work out how to operate in a completely different culture is exhausting. It seems like there is always something new to learn, no matter how far you get. I think no matter how slow you go and how many mistakes you make along the way… just never give up. Even if you give up for a little while and take a break, never fully give up.

      If you ever need advice or just someone to listen to your stories that may not make sense to many other people… let me know. It’s a tough gig but I have no doubt that you guys are doing an amazing job!

      Love Kath

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