Cambodia: Phnom Penh Internship or Team Opportunity
Cambodia: PHNOM PENH INTERNSHIP or TEAM OPPORTUNITY
Q & A with ACTION missionaries Daren and Jodi Beck
1. What are some ministry tasks that you want the intern or team to accomplish while serving you?
Serving the local church by working alongside our Khmer colleagues in Evangelism and Discipleship. This could be accomplished by using ESL, Medical Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Teacher’s Training, Pastoral Leadership Training and/or equipping for Business as Mission.
2. What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the intern or team to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?
Coming to Cambodia will NOT make you a more sanctified follower of Jesus! A missionary won’t be able to do things like evangelism and disciple-making overseas that they were unwilling and/or unable to do in their local church at home. Theology matters everyday as a cross-cultural missionary. Spiritual disciplines like prayer, Bible reading, Scripture memory and study are foundational for all of us!
3. What criteria do you use to measure the effectiveness of an intern or team serving with you?
Effective interns and teams will be teachable, humble learners and be servant-hearted. The ‘Trifecta’ of an effective missionary for both short-term and long-term service.
4. What would a typical day look like?
This would depend completely on the assignment. If, for example, interns or teams were assigned to one of our partnering schools they would anticipate teaching 5-6 hours per day with 2 hours of preparation time.
5. Please list specific skills an intern or team may expect to develop by the time the internship or team trip is completed.
- Basic level of Khmer language proficiency (for interns)
- Living and ministering at a local level alongside Khmer colleagues
- Spiritual disciplines which contribute to personal growth and the capacity to pass those on to others (discipleship)
6. Please list any books you would encourage the interns or teams to read before their field experience with you.
- Killing Fields Living Fields – Don Cormack
- The Supremacy of God in Missions – John Piper
- To Give or Not to Give – John Rowell
- Leading Across Cultures – James Pleuddemann
- History of Nightmare – Philip Short
- Missionary Methods – Rolland Allen
At least 18 years old
A growing Christian
Active in ministry in a local church
Recommended by pastor and church
Able to accept difficult circumstances
Good sense of humor
Not easily discouraged
Able to accept various leadership styles
Love for and experience in working with children
Creative, responsible, and faithful
Strong sense of commitment; ready to persevere through adversity
Other items set forth by the Candidate Secretary’s office