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Montana Women Enjoy 'From Broken to Beautiful' Women's Retreat

October 15, 2017 / Renee McKey

Ladies from across Montana met at the Stage Stop Inn in Choteau, Sept. 8–10, 2017, for the Montana Christian Women's Retreat. Forest fires saturated the skies in dense smoke outside, but inside the fire of the Holy Spirit burned brightly as Tawny Sportsman from Oregon led those present on a journey, “From Broken to Beautiful.”

ACS DR and Kalispell Pathfinders Help Fire Victims

October 12, 2017 / Gabriele Laub

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response (ACS DR) and Kalispell Pathfinders collaborated in assembling cooking kits for fire victims in northwest Montana. According to our ACS/ADRA standards, ACS DR team members in Kalispell bought supplies for the kits and the Pathfinders assembled them as part of their disaster ministry honor.

Montana Youth Rush 2017

October 03, 2017

The canvassing work is a seed-planting ministry. Most of the time, we don’t see much results from the work we have done. But since this is the third consecutive year Montana Youth Rush has been working in the conference, we had the privilege of seeing some of the results of this door-to-door ministry work of past summers.

Bozeman Hosts Messiah's Mansion

September 29, 2017 / Melissa Stuber

How much of your imagination do you use when reading through the Bible? Are you able to picture what it was like to cross the Red Sea on dry ground? What kind of imagery comes to mind when you hear the story of Jericho?

As we read through the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, we have many descriptions of events that took place long ago and some yet to come. For those of us who learn best by visual means, having a life-size model can help bring history to life and give us a glance into a culture we have only read about.

Ramirez Says 'Yes' to Montana Conference Presidency

August 28, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

Elden Ramirez has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference board of directors to serve as conference president. Ramirez, who has directed the North American Division (NAD) Office of Volunteer Services since 2013, plans to meet soon with Montana Conference workers and hopes to make a full transition with his family as quickly as possible.

Miles City Hosts Evangelism Weekend

August 11, 2017 / Diego Silva

The Miles City Church in Montana hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on the weekend of April 21–22. More than 80 people attended the program as Chuck Holtry, AFCOE director, presented such topics as the cycle of evangelism, reclaiming missing members, friendship evangelism and our divine commission as Seventh-day Adventists.

Halvorsen Turns Down Montana Invitation

July 19, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

Ron Halvorsen Jr., Ohio Conference president, has turned down the Montana Conference invitation to serve as its next conference president. Halvorsen was elected by Montana delegates at the June 18 constituency session to replace Merlin Knowles who has retired.

Halvorsen, who served from 2002–2005 as pastor/chaplain at Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., said that both he and his wife, Buffy, believed the Lord still wanted them to continue their ministry in Ohio.