Havre Members Enjoy Annual Church in the Mountains

Havre (Mont.) Church members enjoyed Sabbath services at the Conrad Nystrom Ranch, in the Bear Paw Mountains, the first Sabbath in July. This event coincides with the annual Nystrom family reunion held around the Fourth of July.

Monte Nystrom, from Paradise, Calif., taught the Sabbath School lesson. Monte, Conrad's son, grew up on the ranch.

Austin, Monte's son, presented the sermon and told how God had intervened in his work at a summer camp. While swimming in a river near the camp, the current trapped one of the staff members underwater against a boulder. With God's help Austin was able to locate and pull his unconscious friend from the river. A previously dead cell phone worked in a spot where earlier there had been no service. Amazingly, the 911 call went through. The staff member was saved due to an impressive series of miracles. A rescue worker said of the three or four rescue calls they have received from that place, this was the first time a victim survived.

Music is always an important part of this annual tradition. This year's music included four guitars, mandolins, a dobro, harmonica and hammer dulcimer. After morning services, members enjoyed a potluck and an afternoon filled with visiting and gospel music.

September 01, 2009 / Montana Conference