We are back in Montana and into the swing of things again! We will share what’s current and what is ahead for us, but first we want to summarize our time in Sydney with Jeremy’s family.
Sydney. The time we had “just living life” with Mum and Dad and the rest of the family was perfect. We could see God’s hand so clearly in being there. There were doctor’s appointments for Dad, Mum actually had surgery herself, we were cooking, shopping, more doctors appointments, Christmas, homeschooling, more cooking, and the best part was sharing our days together. As you know, Dad’s brain cancer is the most advanced and most aggressive type there is. While we are not sure of anything, the treatment is taking its toll on him, and he has good days and bad days. We are trusting the Lord and asking Him to heal Dad, while continuing to do all we can from a medical perspective also. Overall, we felt blessed to be able to go and serve them – honoring them is actually very easy to do – because they are truly godly and fun people! They were amazing with our 3 kids running around making a ruckus all the time. It was also wonderful for all the cousins to play together and to BE together as a whole family over Christmas – 22 of us. The first time all of the Wests have been together for Christmas in over 10 years (see attached photo). We will treasure it always!
Home. Of course, we are doing what we love, which is believing in and training young missionary leaders! We are working closely with Rachel, a 25 year old who is leading a Discipleship training school for the first time. We are called “coaches” to her in this role and we love it. The students arrive in 6 weeks, so we are in preparation mode with her and will be in this coaching role throughout the 11 week lecture phase which begins April 5. At the same time, Jeremy is busy working on our 2 DTS Equips for 2010! DTS Equip is designed to “equip” young leaders to make disciples of Jesus! Specifically leaders of YWAM’s DTS program. Lakeside Equip begins June 28th and Cambodia Equip begins August 30th. We have a busy year ahead of us! We trust it will be not only busy but fruitful!
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Thank you for your friendship and support. Thanks for asking about Dad, and praying for him. Thanks for partnering with us in reaching the world with the great news of Jesus Christ!
Love ~ Molly and Jeremy
Samuel, Joel, and Eden