Mt. Ellis Welcomes Marantha

March 01, 2003

Mount Ellis is proud and grateful to have been selected as the site for the Annual Family Mission Project sponsored by Maranatha Volunteers International. The project dates are June 19–29. This is the one Maranatha project of the year that is tailored to appeal to the whole family. Kids will spend part of each day working side by side with parents and grandparents and the other part engaged in recreational and educational activities. Evenings will be filled with fellowship, worship, and fun for the whole family.

The focus of the project will be improvement of the faculty housing situation on campus. One new house will be constructed and the roofs of three others will be replaced. The new home will allow the school to start a rotation wherein one house will be held vacant each year so that it can receive a complete remodel. This is an opportunity for the school to begin a process of protecting its investment in its aging houses and to provide quality living arrangements for its hard-working faculty. Additionally, Maranatha volunteers will work on a number of painting projects around campus.

Volunteers will be housed in the Mt. Ellis Elementary School and in the academy dormitories. All meals will be provided by the academy cafeteria. The construction supervisor for the project will be Maranatha veteran Dave Schwinn. Programming and logistics supervisor will be Steve Case, president of Piece of the Pie Ministries.

Mt. Ellis, with its beautiful natural setting and proximity to such attractions as Yellowstone Park and the Lewis and Clark Trail is a great place to combine family vacation with mission service.

People of all skill levels are invited to come and help. There are particular needs for volunteers with expertise in the areas of masonry and finish work. Those interested in volunteering should contact Maranatha directly at (916) 920-3299. Any other questions about the project and its needs should be addressed to academy principal, Darren Wilkins at (406) 587-5178. •