Get to Know Becky, Young Adult Prayer Mobilizer

Name: Becky Lee
Role at OMF (U.S.): Young Adult Prayer Mobilizer
Length of service with OMF: 5 years
What is your favorite:

Food: Thai food! Curries, fried rice and noodles dishes. Love them all.
TV Show: LOST and Survivor. I think I have a thing for plots on an island.
Band/song: At the moment, I’m loving “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong.
Book: Desiring God by John Piper or The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.
Place: The quiet corner at my local coffee shop with the oversized cozy chair. I could spend all day reading in that spot while sipping a peppermint latte.
Gift to receive: Amazon gifts cards. You can always find something good on Amazon!
Part of your job: Taking time to grow in my own prayer life – spending time communing with the Lord and interceding for unreached people groups.

What are three words someone might use to describe you? Down-to-earth, introverted and competitive.
What is something you love to research or learn more about?
Over the past eight years or so, I have grown to appreciate nutrition and eating to glorify the Lord. In college, I was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease and the Lord really challenged me to learn more about nutrition and eating foods that will nourish and heal my body. It is something I am continually learning about. I love trying new healthy recipes and eating at vegan/vegetarian restaurants.
Briefly describe your role at OMF.
My role at OMF is brand new, so I am in the beginning stages of developing a strategy and vision to encourage and enable young adults to pray for East Asia. I am excited to work alongside high schoolers, college students and young adults throughout the States—basically, Millennials. I am a Millennial too, so it is fun to think through creative ways to pray that speaks to my generation and encourages us to really rally around the power of prayer. The project I am currently working on, and am really excited about, is developing a prayer app. It will hopefully launch in the next couple of months!
Why did you want to work for OMF? 
In high school, the Lord called me to study Missions in college. I had no clue what that would look like for me as a “career” someday, but during my college years, the Lord gave me a heart for Asia and a heart for mobilization. After I graduated, I ended up Googling “missions jobs” and I came across OMF. Everything I saw looked like a perfect fit! I love the rich history of OMF and the powerful ways God has been working through this organization in East Asia over the past 150 years. It is a privilege to be a part of the work God continues to do through OMF.
How has your time at OMF changed the way you view missions/missionaries?  
The Lord has really shown me through OMF that missions and making his name known is an “all hands on deck” kind of Great Commission. We always hear about the huge need for more long-term workers, but missions is so much more than going. We need counselors and senders and prayer warriors and IT support and finance minds and people gifted in business. We need the gifts and talents of the whole church to spread the good news of Christ. I used to think I was a second-rate Christian for not serving out on the mission field, but God is showing me that the calling he placed on my life in mobilization is just as needed and powerful.
What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned about a culture in East Asia through your field visits?
When I was on a subway in Tokyo, a huge crowd of businessmen boarded the subway around 9 p.m. I thought there was a big conference nearby that just got out, but my field host told me 9-11 p.m. is “rush hour” in Tokyo. All these men come home from their work day this late at night, every day. She explained how most men don’t know their wives and children very well and how much pressure they face at work. It broke my heart for the businessmen and families in Tokyo.
What is something people tell you you’re really good at (unrelated to your job)?
People often tell me I should be an interior designer. I absolutely love decorating spaces and making them calming and aesthetically pleasing. My husband and past roommates will tell you that I’m constantly thinking about how to make a room better and more inviting. And as a kid, I used to go to my friends’ houses and spend the day rearranging their bedroom or cleaning out their closets. Yeah, moms loved having me over to play with their kids. J
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Hands down, teleportation. I would save so much time and money not having to book flights or go through the whole travel process. My husband and I have family on opposite sides of the country, so it would make seeing family way easier too.

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