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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.

Montana Conference Elects New Vice President

January 18, 2018

Montana Conference has a new vice president for administration and finance. Matthew Kirk has accepted the invitation of the conference board of directors and will bring a wide range of ministry and business experience to the role in February.

Kirk comes to the Montana Conference from Turlock, Calif., where he has been the pastor since 2015. He served as an associate pastor at the Bakersfield and Kern River churches in central California from 2012to 2015.

Mount Ellis Students Join Yellowstone Expedition

December 21, 2017 / Michelle Wachter

The Mount Ellis Elementary (Bozeman, Mont.) junior high class spent an educational and fun-filled week in Yellowstone National Park through the federally funded program Yellowstone Expedition. Open to all U.S. schools, several schools are chosen to participate each year through a lottery system.

Teacher Michelle Wachter had applied for a spot in the program for four years without being chosen. Finally a few spots opened in September, so the Mount Ellis kids were able to go in October.