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Cambodia is Alive! May 18, 2023

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Westside Update, May 2023

Hello friends!

As you know we have a lot going on in our lives out here with YWAM in Montana. Part of that life is constantly discipling, equipping, and sending teams into the nations.  This month I wanted to send you an update from one of our teams in Cambodia at the moment.  We are so proud of them and can’t wait to hear even more stories in person when they get back later this month. I will sign off with this recent report from them. Read both parts! Part 1 finishes with them heading into Part 2, and the results they saw the following week.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for being part of the harvest!  Jeremy and Molly

Part 1:

Hello from Serei Saophoan in Bantey Manchaey!

We just left Battambang and are in Serei Saophoan for the next 2 weeks. We have had such a great time in Battambang getting to see God move in the big and the small! Over the last month we have shared the gospel to strangers, friends, school students, tuk tuk drivers, security guards and business owners. We have seen God heal at least 4 people and seen over 30 people give their lives to the Lord. It was hard to leave Battambang and say goodbye to our friends, but we are excited for what comes next. 

Serei Saophoan is a smaller town surrounded by rural villages. We are working with a ministry that provides dormitory housing for high school aged girls so that they can complete their education and grow in their relationships with Jesus. Most of the girls are new Christians and are from rural villages. In this province of Cambodia around 90% of students do not finish high school. 

Over the next two weeks we will be working in a village nearby, teaching English and speaking to people about Jesus as well as working with the girls at the dormitory after school. We are also preparing for a kids camp.

Part 2!

In Serei Saophoan, we had been visiting Kontuit Village everyday to run a kids English class and do some evangelism in the village. One Saturday we had the privilege of helping run an Easter program for the village. Over 47 people (mostly kids attended). We performed a skit about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and at the end our students got the opportunity to share the gospel. We invited the students to pray with us if they wanted to receive Jesus and 25 kids joined us in prayer. God has really been moving in this place. 

We are now in Phnom Penh joining up with the ASEAN DTS outreach teams and a bunch of churches/organizations in Phnom Penh to do a big evangelism outreach for the South East Asian Games (which is happening now in Phnom Penh). We will be doing street evangelism, helping run an Alpha course with university students and in a very exciting turn of events we will be performing 2 dances at a 3-day cultural celebration concert. 

Thank you for praying for us. We are so grateful. 


March 2023 Update: Australia is great, but not the news. March 29, 2023

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March 2023 – Update from the Westside

Hello dear friends, family and followers.

A lot has transpired since our last update. The usual schedule of family and ministry keeps us on our toes and involved in many lives and locations around the globe.

From a ministry perspective, we have graduated another Discipleship school, sent another on outreach, and are preparing for a solid season of leadership development and staff training. Our Fall DTS returned in February and was one of the most outstanding reports we have had. Multiple miracles, salvations, students finding calling. The teams in Thailand and Cambodia served selflessly and saw Jesus move through them in amazing ways. The Winter DTS have just left for Taiwan and Cambodia full of promise for the same.

On the family side of life, we have had a season of ups and downs. On the “Ups”, Samuel is currently in the middle of a 9-month school at YWAM’s UofN Kona.  This is a series of schools (Discipleship Bible School, Worldview School, and Communications School) followed by a month outreach in Uganda. He is loving it and thriving.  He has also met a very special young lady with similar goals and vision for missions😊. Joel is attending college here in Kalispell, and while he doesn’t “love” all of his subjects, he is moving forward with his degree study in order to use his time well. He is a man who is gifted with wisdom and a great sense of justice. Eden is in 9th grade and crushing it. Volleyball is one of her favorite things to do, but one of our least favorite driving commitments all over the state! 😉

On the “Down” side, my dear mum just passed away this month. Mum had been plagued with health problems for many years, even decades. Yet she always battled on with great spirits and greater determination. I had arranged a trip down there to see her in late March as it has been several years since we have been together in person. In February we received word that mum was in hospital again and not doing very well. I immediately moved my trip forward; I am so glad that I did. Arriving on a Tuesday I had 4 days with mum before she passed away on Saturday March 4th. Molly joined me and along with my other siblings and family were able to lovingly arrange her celebration of life the following weekend.

Mum was a truly remarkable woman. Loving wife and mother, dear friend and confidant to many, and a powerful minister of the Gospel to thousands over the years. She was a General in the Kingdom of God, and as was mentioned in her eulogy, “she was loved in heaven, and feared in hell”. We will miss her greatly. It is the end of an era for our family, as well as many who knew and walked with her in Australia.  So grateful for her life, and so grateful for the hope we have in Jesus. She was ready to go and be with her Lord; the entire hospital ward knew that! One of those people in our lives who inspires us to be more true, more available, more active, and more grateful.

Love to you all!

Jeremy, Molly, and Family.

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Cambodia, Take-2! November 7, 2022

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Greetings friends!

It is our pleasure and privilege to be writing to you from Battambang, Cambodia. As you know, this is my second trip here in the last 6 weeks. This time Molly, Eden, and a friend of Edens – Katelyn – all joined me. Such a wonderful time. What have we been doing?

I (Jeremy) have been continuing teaching, training, and working with the leadership school “ASEAN Equip”. I was here for the first two weeks and am helping them close with last two weeks. It has been awesome. 26 staff and leaders from various YWAM ministries in Cambodia, and Myanmar. After class hours, I am enjoying meeting with many of the leaders and staff here, some whom Molly and I have known and watched grow, for over a decade now.

Molly, aside from teaching in Equip also, has been spending a lot of time with the long-term workers here: Khmer, and foreigners. Having extended coffee dates, meals, and just plain old sit-downs, encouraging, praying, …listening. They LOVE her.

Eden and Katelyn have been so impressive. They just get up and go, every day, to different ministries, classes in the elementary school here, slums, working in the kitchen, meeting with tweens, and more. In-between ministry gigs they are doing their schoolwork brought from home.

Spend a few minutes looking at some photos, and a few fun videos, below.

Greetings and blessings to you all!

Check out some short videos below and then some pics.


Quick Video-Hello from Cambodia October 5, 2022

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Hi guys. A few quick videos, and a few photos of some of my time here in Cambodia (9/23-10/7).


A quick hello on the road… September 23, 2022

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September News from the Westside September 18, 2022

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Hello from Lakeside Montana! 

Fall is here, and while we are having some glorious late summer September days, they are beginning to give way to cooler temperatures. Up here we have a very short Fall. It won’t be long before we see snow on our mountains. 

Summer has been wonderful, and a blur. In Montana the joke is that we have only two seasons: “winter, and visitors”. We had the joy of hosting friends and family from around the world. Over one particular two-week period we had 7 nieces, nephews and friends from Australia, Hawaii, and Canada all together. Such fun. 

On the work side, no letting up. In our discipleship programs, we pioneered a second DTS here in Montana, while continuing with our other two programs already in place. Our campus also hosted training and gathering seminars, to which people came from a variety of places and organizations. Some of our favorites were the Engage with Bible Translation, and Ending Bible Poverty Now, seminars. These drew over 100 representatives from various ministries and organizations, including YWAM, Wycliffe, SIL, and others. 

The kids are getting older! Eden has entered 9th grade and is driving! Joel started College here in Kalispell, and Samuel is in Kona, Hawaii beginning 10-months of extended missions training. All the kids worked jobs though the whole summer. 

This next season will be packed. Aside from Samuel in Kona, and Joel attending college, our big news is that Cambodia is now reopening after Covid in a way that allows internationals to travel there. This means that after 3 years we are going to reopen our Equip, leadership school there. This school has produced so much fruit in the region over the last 12 years. I (Jeremy) have committed to helping them get that up and running again. On Sept 23 I will be traveling there for 2 weeks, then again on Oct 23 for another 2 weeks. 

The best part is that Molly and Eden (and a school friend of hers!) will be accompanying me. Molly is die-hard for Cambodia and foreign ministry. She will be teaching in Equip and also in other groups. She has arranged for the girls to plug into a variety of ministries such as: serving in the elementary school, offering baking classes to younger girls, giving devo’s on being a godly teenager, evangelism in villages, serving at a children-at-risk home, serving in the campus kitchen, outdoor work projects, babysitting for missionary moms, and more. 

Thanks for reading, and for staying in touch! 

Much love,

Jeremy, Molly, Eden, Joel and Samuel. 


June 2022 – Graduations, Driving, and expanding ministry (pics at the end). June 14, 2022

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Westside Story, June 2022

Hello dear friends!

3 months have gone by already since our last broad communication. If your lives are anything like ours, a LOT has happened in the last few months!


With life at home, and locations abroad approaching something akin to normal again, we are busy and moving forward with our ministry plans and calling here at YWAM Montana, Lakeside. Individuals are now able to apply for our training programs and attend from outside of the USA. And more importantly, we can now send our teams more easily outside of the USA. More good news for me (Jeremy), is that I have been able to increase our staff and leadership training team to almost 30 individuals now. This means we can take more students, go to more places, and investigate more ways of training and sending effectively.

DTS Equip, our leadership school, ran in April and May, and approached a near-record number of participants from multiple locations. From Cambodia to Europe, leaders and staff came to connect, deepen their training, and return refreshed and with renewed vision for discipleship, evangelism, and missions. Our Winter DTS returned from outreach, with teams in Panama and Columbia. It was a fantastic school, with many graduates making plans to enter more mission-work.

We are now running 4 DTS programs this year, with a new, second DTS running this summer.  Alongside those is our “Summer Programs” school. This is effectively a “mini-DTS” for individuals who cannot commit to 6 months of discipleship training and outreach but want to give their summer to missions. This is also a more unique program because we also accept students from within High school.

Something incredibly special we have only just completed this last week, was a 7-day trip to our largest YWAM campus, Kona Hawaii. This last week I was able to take 20 of our leaders and staff to visit with several of our founding leaders and missionaries. I wanted to put the current and emerging generation of trainers and mission-makers in the same room with as many of the original generation of pioneers as possible, and to ask many questions. It was called the “Mamas and Papas Tour.”  Alongside spending hours with Loren Cunningham, the mission’s founder, they were able to hear from other pioneers from that generation. Those who pioneered works in the French-speaking world and North Africa, as well as the leaders of YWAM Ships, who engage with some of the hardest to reach island, river, and coastal communities around the world. There was much more also. The goal was to receive an impartation of vision, pioneering and faith, to hear where they see the future of the mission going in our (younger) hands, to simply sit and “talk-story,” while being exposed to a different campus and YWAM culture (there is always something valuable to be learned from seeing different models). It was an incredibly significant trip for many.

Molly continues to help support and make the campus Directors in MT as successful and effective as possible. Everything from corporate structure to future vision and leadership lands on her plate. Most importantly (IMHO 😊) she is actively sought after by the younger generation for advice, mentoring, and counsel. She is a treasure. Then, if “work” wasn’t busy enough, the family side of things has been keeping us consumed, especially Molly, even more!


These last few months have seen an incredible amount of “new growth” in our family. Samuel graduated from his own DTS in Mexico and the Middle East. He is now working hard to earn the money and prepare himself for a 9-month discipleship and leadership course in Kona, HI. He leaves us in September. Joel just graduated High School! Amazing. We couldn’t be prouder of the man Joel has become; his love for truth, integrity, and consistent Christianity is a blessing beyond his academic achievement. It was a privilege for me to bring him on our staff trip this last week to Kona. And, can you believe it, Eden is starting to drive now! She finished 8th grade with multiple awards, and then drove Molly home! 

Perhaps the icing on the cake for us this season, is being able to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this month! I definitely “married-up”, and am so grateful for the partner, friend, Christ-example, wife and wonderful mother, the Lord has given me (I’m publishing this before she can change it 😊. Check out the photo below. She still fits into her wedding dress just 😉.

Life is full, and we are blessed beyond what we deserve. While family, work, and the world still offer a lot of daily challenges, we can still say that God is good, and we are blessed to be called stewards of his goodness to others.

May the Lord bless you in all you are doing. And thank you as always, for following along and partnering with us in our mission and sending journey. With much love,

Jeremy, Molly, Sam, Joel and Eden.

See some photos below: Joel’s graduation, Joel and I in Kona, and with Loren Cunningham, founder of YWAM (still going strong!), Molly and I …then and now, and Eden behind the wheel!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 27, 2021

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Greetings from a very snowy (and cold) Montana! 
Merry Christmas and a very happy new year! Among all of the other emails, cards, letters and phone calls you must be receiving right now, please allow us to add ours.  We wish all of you – our friends, family and partners in life and ministry- a very happy and grateful Christmas. We are truly blessed, and it’s hard to celebrate Christmas without gratitude! How could we? We have so much to be thankful for, even amid hardships we may face.  Allow me to do a quick update and bring you up to speed on life with us.

The kids are beautiful, growing, and doing well.  Samuel is currently in the Middle East on his field assignment for his school.  From the Pacific Ocean to the Red Sea, he is doing so well, and very much at home traveling (very) cross-culturally. The work is tough there, but he also has a fresh appreciation for the freedom and joy Christianity brings to communities and cultures – something he is not experiencing where he is (no photos available of him at this time). Joel is in his senior year, still trying to decide what to do next. He has several college options, but I think his decision will emerge closer to May! Eden is an energetic 8th grader. Growing so well, and so much fun. Molly and I are really enjoying having a week or two off at the moment; well-needed, and very appreciated.  

On the work front, we have several teams out in the nations on their outreach assignments, from Eastern Europe to Asia they are spread out and doing well. in a week a new batch of DTS students arrive and begin their 5-month journey of discipleship growth, discovery, and missions.  We are never idle!  Recently I have been able to begin travelling again. Teaching in both DTS’s and leadership schools (Equips), it is nice to be able to see and teach in person. I have been to locations in Europe and the US, even having Molly with me for one of them (so much fun!). Add to this the growing online engagements that have not waned but grown over the last year. Two weeks ago, I was teaching classes in Amsterdam, Montana, and Cambodia; sometimes all in the same day! I love it.  This next season promises more of the same. 
Thank you for all of your Christmas love and joy this season. We look forward to seeing on the other side of 2021! 

With much love and gratitude, Jeremy, Molly, Sam, Joel and Eden. 


October 2021 – the written version October 23, 2021

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Hello again.

For those of you who don’t want to wathc a video, here is the gist of the recent video update, in text form! Blessings


Hello dear friends 

Straight away allow me to apologize for the lapse of updates. As many of you can appreciate, the last 6 months have been crazy. However, we also celebrate this fact! That we have been able to run schools, programs, training, and outreaches consistently since September 2020, is a proud achievement. Our schools keep growing, as do our staff and volunteer numbers. 

I (Jeremy) have started traveling and teaching again, with three trips this Fall including one to Europe for a new leadership school run by a dear friend and prior staff, I am finding my schedule full. Molly is still doing her usual exemplary job, assisting the Directors of the Campus here, and being a rock-star mother.

The kids are doing so well, and keeping us busy also. Samuel finished a year of college, and is now in his DTS in Tijuana, Mexico. He is loving it and we can tell he is thriving. Joel is in his final year of high school, and a great guy who loves soccer, and a proud senior. Eden is blossoming at school, in volleyball, and with her many friends. She just turned 14 (we can hardly believe it, but couldn’t be more proud).  

Summer is over, and Fall is upon us. Here in Montana, we will feel the steady tightening grip of enter soon enough! We have attached a few pics below as a quick visual catch-up.

Thanks for following along with us, and doing this journey together! 

With love and gratitude for our many friendships, 

Jeremy and Molly.

(The video version of this post: https://youtu.be/HSthFY8QCrM)


A 2.5 min look at 2021, DTS Vision YWAM Montana April 4, 2021

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Hey everyone.

We produced this a few months back and it has been rotating on our website. I just saw it again and thought, “well, maybe some others might like a very quick look at how we see 2021?”. I oversee our Discipleship Team, which includes our entire DTS Department, the focus of this video.

Enjoy the next 2.5 minutes,



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