Valley View Adventist Christian School (Glendive, Mont.) students and teachers spent two half-days on a dinosaur dig last fall at nearby Baisch Ranch. They were instructed to "look low and slow as you go." Soon after beginning their search, a bone was discovered. It took hours to slowly remove it from the ground. The students were excited to be allowed to keep it. Though the bone was probably from an Edmontasaurus, the students immediately named it "Christiansaurus." They are working at school to preserve the bone so it can be displayed for years to come.
Carsten Moutray is the new outreach coordinator and Youth Rush director for the Montana Conference. He studied at SOULS (Seventh-day Adventist Outreach and Leadership School) West as a Bible worker and Youth Rush leader.
After his studies, Moutray worked with SOULS Northwest for two years as the industry director and has traveled all across the North Pacific Union Conference doing literature evangelism, including in areas of Montana. Moutray is passionate about evangelism and is excited to serve and see what God has in store for the literature work in the Montana Conference.
For 115 years, students seeking a quality education with a distinctly Adventist focus have come to the Gallatin Valley of Montana and enrolled in Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont. Countless numbers of MEA graduates have left these halls to become not just responsible citizens and successful adults; many have also chosen to dedicate their life’s work to mission service and outreach. They have focused on giving back and find meaning by putting their energies towards a higher purpose and cause. Many have found that purpose right here at Mount Ellis.
Last summer, the Missoula Church primary Sabbath School teacher, Earl Ellingson, asked his class a question: “Who do we know that we could share Jesus with?”
The class discussed the question, and the kids came up with three groups of people: their friends, the homeless and the people holding signs at the street corners.This assessment led to a unique approach to outreach sponsored by the primary class and involving other members of the church.
Pathfindering is alive and well in Libby, Montana, where Darrin James is directing the local club, the Kootenai Eagles, as well as giving aid and advice and organization to other Montana clubs by fulfilling his duties as the Montana Conference Pathfinder coordinator.
The Libby club has been more than busy. Camping, traveling, meetings, honors, witnessing and can-collecting are just some of the activities that have brought the children and youth of the church and community together in wholesome activities.
Valley Adventist Christian School has adopted 2 miles of highway just south of Kalispell, Montana. This project has been a mission activity of the students for several years. Each year brings various levels of enthusiasm, but this fall the school's six students really did a great job.
So much excitement filled Blodgett View Christian School in Hamilton, Montana, when the students suddenly realized that fall had come to the valley. That meant it was time to visit the Missoula Corn Maze.
Men’s Summit 2016 was a tremendous opportunity for men from all across Montana to get together for fellowship, prayer and spiritual renewal. Featured speaker Lincoln Steed, Liberty magazine editor, shared many stories and experiences from around the world about what religious freedom really means and how it has impacted and continues to impact thousands of lives every day.
Throughout the three-day event, a group of talented musicians led inspirational music, some of which they wrote and composed.