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March 2019- Quick Video Update March 17, 2019

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Hello everyone.

Check out our latest video update:

  • Back from Australia
  • Jeremy just in Texas
  • DTS update: outreach teams back, Refugees, Ending Bible Poverty, and new schools starting
  • Family update
  • God is moving on our campus

Thanks everyone!  Love from the mountains

Jeremy and Molly

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February update – Australia and Back February 11, 2019

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February, 2019.

IMG_3300In brief: Back from Christmas and New Years in Australia; a very full January quarter on campus, sending and graduating students; developing and moving the campus ministry forward; and, the upcoming Spring quarter looms.

Greetings from snowy Montana.  It’s hard to believe that three months have elapsed since our last update.  Happy thanksgiving!  Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! And, Happy Australia Day for my folk =).   The arrival of 2019 saw a very full finish to 2018, and a wonderful start to our next season of family, and ministry busy-ness.

Photo 7-1-19, 16 20 20As many of you know, in early December the Montana Wests headed Down Under for a huge West family reunion.  With my Mum turning 80, her dream gift was a time of was bringing her 5 children and all the families together for one huge gathering around Christmastime and New Year.  We did it: Wests from Wollongong, Sydney and Brisbane, more from Hawaii, and of course Montana, all converged on a massive property for 6 days together.  So much fun.  And yes, we finally got all of the perfect family combination photos for “Nana”.  Well worth it.  Our kids had not been back since my Dad was ill with cancer 10 years ago, so this time was one of reviving old memories, and making new ones.  On a more selfish personal note, Molly and I were just so happy for warm weather during the cold winter over here.   Back to Montana reality, we returned mid-January to cold, but beautiful “Big Sky Country” Montana.  We hit the ground running and haven’t stopped.

IMG_3324On the work front, we have been putting students through our programs, sending them out, receiving them back again, and preparing for the next schools to arrive.  This week we welcomed back 65 in the DTS program from their outreaches in Greece, Thailand, Cambodia, Ukraine, and Taiwan.

I (Jer) continue to teach students, as well as develop staff and train our school leaders.  I’m also still traveling and teaching in other schools around the place (watch for another roving-update very soon!). Molly is living an extremely full life at work as the assistant to the Campus Directors.  From frantically organizing life from her desk, to participating in meetings (from strategic-departmental to Corporate Board) she does an outstanding job of helping so many to do their work well, and making so much of our campus life and ministry successful.  In the next couple of months, more DTS students will arrive, as well as our DTS EQUIP students; leaders and staff from various YWAM ministries around the world. But we can talk more about that later.

IMG_3319The family is well, reentering school well and adjusting to the (very) cold winter this year.  We love to hear from you too, and always welcome visitors here in Montana, ‘The last best place”, as they say up here.  Love, and blessings and thanks to you all,

Jeremy & Molly

Here are a few photos of our time in Australia, including one of the view from our airplane window about to land in Montana: a shock to the system.

 

 

 

August ’18 Update – Who, What, & Where September 3, 2018

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Hi out there.

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As several people have been asking where we work and what we do in a little more

detail lately, we thought we would include that in our August update. So, for our regular followers, I apologize for the recent blog-silence.  Otherwise, enjoy a video for a change.  Here are some recent photos below, too.

Bless you all!

J and M.

 

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Making Your Reading Count When You Don’t Read Enough January 22, 2018

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Hi everyone.

I just wrote a short blog for the campus here in Montana.  It originated in a request from a younger leader in Taiwan who was an Equip student of mine.  He was asking for some practical advice on reading and retention/application.  Maybe you can relate?

F-Y-Interest…

JW

https://ywammontana.org/making_your_reading_count_when_you_dont_read_enough/

 

 

Aloha! Super-quick 2:30min Video Update from Jeremy March 12, 2017

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A 2:30 minute video update?  It doesn’t get any quicker or easier than that!

View for a quick hello from Jeremy.

 

 

Merry Christmas, and a BIG THANK YOU, from our Family to Yours, 2016! December 24, 2016

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Hello everyone!

Instead of a written greeting, a little video greeting this Christmas, instead.  Enjoy!

 

2 Family Celebrations November 23, 2016

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#1 – Taiwan Family
I wish you could have been there with me!
Last month I sat in a huge room in Dan-Shui Taiwan, filled with Taiwanese and foreign missionaries from all over the globe. It was my JOY to celebrate 20 years of The Rock Cafe ministry in Danshui Taiwan (a free coffee-bar ministry which YWAM runs).  We listened to testimonies of many local Taiwanese who met Jesus through the Rock Cafe.  Men, women, teens, young and old, went from lives of hopelessness to lives filled with purpose and joy.  Tears of gratitude rolled – on all of our faces – as our Taiwanese brothers and sisters recalled the transformation in their lives, expressing such gratitude to Jesus and to the missionaries who served to pave the way for them to meet Jesus!
 God’s family conitunues to grow – and I know He loves it when we celebrate that!

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#2 – Mission Partners | You are family to us
This Thanksgiving, we’re celebrating God’s family growing through our partnership with you!  Together we see lives transformed, at home and abroad.
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Go through his open gates with great thanksgiving; enter his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.  For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.”

– Psalm 100

If you live anywhere in the USA, tomorrow you will likely be in a home with friends and family to celebrate a unique day on our calendar: Thanksgiving.  I am so grateful for this holiday – a time to pause and reflect on the goodness of God in our lives.  As we consider God’s goodness and steadfast love to our families, communities, our nation, and the nations of the earth, may you overflow with thanksgiving tomorrow, and always!
We are thankful for YOU!
 

 
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