News Release

The Heart Of A Mission

Welcome Elder and Sister Beck

Elder and Sister Beck
Elder and Sister Beck
Elder and Sister Beck, Mission Office senior missionary couple© 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Syracuse, Utah in the Wasatch Front, and parents of eight children, the Micronesia Guam mission wouldn’t be complete without Elder and Sister Beck, senior missionary couple called to serve in the Mission Office.  

Elder Beck grew up in Kaysville UT and attended Davis High School.  As a young Elder, he served a Mission in the California Los Angeles Mission. He has previously served in the callings of Scout Master, Primary Teacher, and Stake Missionary.  He attended Utah State & Weber State Universities. He graduated from Weber State University with a degree in History.  He recently retired from his job working with Fed Ex Freight for over forty years.  His hobbies include Family History, being in the outdoors, sports (especially Utah State Football) and gardening or working in the yard. He likes hiking, golf, and enjoys watching bsketball. A big fan of Utah State, he loves watching their football team play. 

Sister Beck grew up in Farmington Utah.  She attended Davis High School, Utah State & Weber State Universities.  She worked full time as a Fundraising Specialist helping schools and other groups with their fundraisers. In this time, she created her own Travel Agency business which she ran for twenty years. She loves helping people plan their dream vacations.  Retiring from this, she sold her business this last spring.  Callings she has served in include Relief Society President and Counselor, Primary President, teacher, and chorister. She has served in the Young Women’s program for over twenty-five years as Young Women's counselor, Advisor or as the camp director. She enjoys quilting, bike riding, going to the gym and traveling the world.   

Sister Beck felt inspired they shoud retire and go on a mission right away. Elder Beck had planned to work a few more years but felt good moving up their plans. As they looked at the different mission opportunities, they decided on Mission Office because Sister Beck has talents in that area.  He felt good about supporting her in this decision knowing he could do whatever the mission needed.  Both are so excited to serve in the Mission Office.  Elder Beck is serving as the mission Finance Secretary and will likely take on more duties as time goes on.   Sister Beck is the Mission/Travel Secretary.  They will be serving for 18 months. 

Elder Beck says, “I feel I’m starting a new chapter in my life and didn’t know what my life looked like after retirement.” They decided serving the Lord was a good use of their talents. This last Spring, they started their mission paperwork then received their call in June. Elder Beck was chocked up receiving the Prophets missionary call letter that said “ are worthy, and you are a missionary, and we trust you in this element."  Both are excited about their calling here in Guam.    

They requested several different island areas in the Pacific of which Guam was among their choices. Elder Beck expressed he would not feel as he was fully serving or “all the way in” if they served stateside so they were more interested in an out of country call.  This is perfect for them. They have travelled to so many countries they have no fears. Not wanting to serve in a big city, they were more interested in serving amidst a humble culture. Sister Beck felt that “everything just fell into place to go on this mission.” Elder and Sister Beck, serving at the heart of the mission, make a wonderful addition and the mission is more complete.  

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