Havre Church Welcomes New Member

October 25, 2016 | Leo Beardsley

There was much rejoicing in the Havre Church on July 20 when Gretchen Hintz publically proclaimed her commitment to her Savior by being baptized.

She has shared her story of fleeing a drug culture in New York state with her two young children. She had no idea where she was going but ended up in Havre. She also had limited knowledge of Scripture but knew she needed divine direction.

Hintz began studying with the ladies Bible study group at the Havre Church and attending services. She tried attending other churches in town but always came back to where she was most loved and accepted.

During a series of meetings last fall, someone asked Hintz why she was not yet a member. She responded that no one had invited her to take that step. How many are waiting for that invitation?

She began studying with Norman Johnson, pastor, and was accepted into membership on July 20. Johnson talked about the story of the lost sheep as related in Luke 15 and how there was a party going on in heaven over Hintz’s decision as well as the one going on in the Havre Church.

Hintz is indeed a "brand plucked from the burning." Her story is a real inspiration to all who hear it.