News for 2018

Montana Conference Dedicates Living Hope Project

June 26, 2018 / Caron Oswald

With permit in hand, the Living Hope Center building project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation was dedicated April 28, 2018. Located in Poplar, Mont., the center represents Jesus’ love with a gift from the Adventist Church. When an abandoned hospital burned down, the property was up for sale for back taxes — $6,000. God spoke with a perfectly timed miracle. 

Ronan Opens New Glacier View Church

June 05, 2018 / Billee Collins

Having outgrown our former church and with much planning, hard work and fundraising, we were excited to welcome about 160 members and guests to the grand opening of the new Glacier View Church in Ronan, Mont., on March 24, 2018. This beautiful facility, which is an extension of the Glacier View School, will now allow us to better serve our community.

Phillip Newhart, Glacier View Church pastor, gave a brief history of the Ronan Church, which was dedicated in 1967 and has served Lake County for 50 years.

MEA Donors Change Lives Through Generous Financial Support

April 30, 2018 / Brian Schaffner

For the past three years, I have been witness to God’s incredible blessings at Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont. I have seen blessings in the form of many people who support our school, sacrificing financially to make an Adventist education possible for those who might not otherwise be able to send their kids to MEA.

And while I tell everyone who will listen that Mount Ellis Academy admits all students regardless of financial need, I will admit that sometimes my faith is not strong enough. 

Young to Direct Montana Education and Youth Ministry

April 12, 2018

Renae Young has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference to become superintendent of education and youth ministries director. Young will transition from the Upper Columbia Conference in July once she finishes the current school year as principal of Yakima Adventist Christian School in Yakima, Wash.

Conference Plans to 'Grow Montana'

March 08, 2018 / Matthew Kirk

The Montana Conference held its annual pastors’ meeting Jan. 14–17, 2018, in Bozeman, Mont., where strategic planning took place with a focus on revival and transformation. “It is our heart's desire that every member in our conference would experience a significant growth in their prayer life,” says Elden Ramirez, Montana Conference president. “I am convinced that when we come together as a body of believers and seek the Lord in prayer amazing things happen. When revival takes place in our hearts, not only our lives experience transformation but also our churches.

Darby Church Welcomes Newest Member

February 05, 2018

Dec. 30, 2017, was a beautiful day for the Darby and Hamilton churches of Montana as they shared in the joy of the baptism of Darby’s newest member, Nicholas Jahnke.

Jahnke has been going to the Darby Church in which his wife, Melissa, and mother-in-law, Glenda Byrne, grew up and into which his father-in-law, Mike Byrne, was baptized. Jahnke is a wonderful addition to the Darby family and is already a special part of his church by helping his wife with church treasurer duties.

Adventist Becomes Darby Mayor

Darby, Mont., welcomed a new mayor, Willard “Buck” Titus, on Jan. 1. Titus is the town's first Adventist mayor.

Titus first moved to Darby in 1972 and has been a member of the Darby Church for 30 years. He has been married to his wife, Marilyn, for 46 years and has two children and four grandchildren. After two years in the Army and being discharged, he spent 16 years in the National Guard. He worked for Ravalli County road department and as an outfitter as well. He is now employed by the U.S. Forest Service on the road crew.