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All articles by Mary Beeke

Mary is married to Joel Beeke who is minister of the Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids.

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October 2018
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Ministering in Campina Grande, Brazil

Brazil has a strong Roman Catholic tradition, so during Lent people give up meat and other enjoyable things for 40 days before Easter. But for six days preceding Lent, the whole country has a holiday called ‘Carnaval’, in which many people party day and night. The major cities attract millions of Brazilians and foreigners…

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January 2016
Articles > Biblical/theological

A visit to Israel (11–23 May 2015) (4)

Continued from A visit to Israel (11–23 May 2015) (3) Wednesday 20 May: We saw more of Jerusalem today. The bus took us to the top of the Mount of Olives, or Olivet, which is an elevated ridge to the east of Jerusalem, known for its groves of olive trees. We had a group picture…

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November 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

A visit to Israel (11-23 May 2015) (3)

Continued from A visit to Israel (2) October 2015 On Monday 18 May, we spent a full day in Jerusalem. We left the hotel by 7.15am and toured the tunnels of the Western Wall, where layers of history can still be seen. Herod’s engineering skills and ambitious projects confirmed his title of Herod the…

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October 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

A visit to Israel (11-23 May 2015 (2)

Next (see ET, September 2015), we visited Capernaum, the strategic centre of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee (Matthew 4:13), and hometown of James, John and Matthew. Here Jesus healed a man of an unclean devil, Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever, the Roman centurion’s servant, and the lame man let down through the roof. We visited…

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September 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

A visit to Israel (1)

We were off to Israel (from 11–23 May 2015) with our whole family and 44 friends — 51 in all! I was more excited this time than I was 23 years ago. Our 9-month-old son had grown up and had someone else to take care of him; and I could focus on absorbing the…

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August 2015
Ethiopia

A visit to Ethiopia

From 5-13 January 2015, Dr Joel Beeke ministered in Ethiopia. This account is written by his wife, Mary. On Monday 5 January, we woke up at 3.00am for our 5.25 flight to Chicago, but our departure was moved to 7.00am. The pilot finally arrived at 7.30am, so we didn’t leave until 8.15am. Consequently, we…

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Ministering in Brazil

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January 2013
Brazil

Ministering in Brazil

Ministering in Brazil Following a 10-hour overnight flight from Chicago to Sao Paulo, Brazil, my husband (Joel Beeke) and I had a three-hour car ride, half of it through windy, hilly terrain to Lindoia. This was my husband’s third FIEL Conference.     Editora FIEL was begun in 1967 by missionary Richard Denham Jr. Its…

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