We hope you have been enjoying the change in season, regardless of where you are. Here in Montana, fall has officially arrived, and in true north-west fashion, is almost gone; winter is hard on its heels! Read on for some short updates from various parts of our lives and ministry.
2015: I recently received two encouraging emails from participants of our last leadership school (DTS Equip) for trainers, evangelists and disciplers from various parts of the world. It’s good to know the work is hitting the mark. They write,
“I honestly can’t say enough about you or DTS equip so I’m hoping we have more guys out there next year.” (Pacific)
“I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for equip… I have been processing all of equip lately going through my notes and listening to the audios from lecture. I am so thankful; the school taught me so much!” (Eastern USA)
2016: Next year will be another year of empowering leaders and bolstering discipleship training and evangelism across the globe. We have Equips planned for 3 global regions: Armenia (for Eastern Europe and Russia), Cambodia (for South East Asia), and in Montana, USA (for the Americas).
Joel on the Scout trail
Samuel with friends
Summer included Mum West visiting us for an extended time. She was able to have 2 great months of relaxation, input into our family, grandkid-time and of course the opportunity to mother me around! It was wonderful and we look forward to the next visit.
The family keeps us on our toes! Eden just turned 8, the boys are well into 6th and 8th grades, basketball, Scouts, friends and who-knows-what-else, keeps us “active”.
Focused leader development
In December I head out to Cambodia to train DTS staff for an upcoming 8-nation DTS. It is a collaborative DTS focusing on Asia and the opening of “ASEAN“, becoming a truly border-less region. This “ASEAN DTS” consists of DTSs from 8 nations (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, and USA (Kona).
News from teams in the field:
Here is an excerpt from a DTS team on outreach in Taiwan right now. This is a specialized DTS focusing on the outdoor industry and backpacking culture.
“Currently, we are in Xsinchu serving at ‘Rock Climbing Church’.
This church was started by a pastor and his family who had the idea 20 years ago to reach out to the aboriginal people (Hakka tribe) through outdoor activities. He hosts a kids summer camp where he uses rock climbing, biking, river trekking, along with other outdoor skills to share Jesus. “
Thank you for following us, and for all of your involvement in making practical missions happen in the world today. Lives are being changed, a generation is being affected, and good work is getting done! To Know God and Make Him Known, Together!
Jeremy & Molly