Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4.
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.
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.
Boom, thud, boom. The muffled noise woke me from my sleep. The wind was howling, and the thermometer in my house said it was -12 degrees outside. The muffled pounding sound was from the Bridger Ski Bowl avalanche crew dynamiting their slopes 20 miles away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.