Montana Men Blessed by Annual Summit

October 29, 2013 | Montana | Leo Beardsley

The 11th annual Montana Men’s Summit, held Sept. 27–29, blessed and strengthened the many men who attended. Speaker Dick Duerksen recounted the story of Barnabas and the lessons taught by his life and his relationship with John Mark and Paul. He explored what it means to be a polished arrow in God’s quiver (Isaiah 49:2) and challenged the men to follow the instruction found in Colossians 3 and reap the blessings that result. Men were inspired by the stories of how God is reaching out to people all over the world through miraculous manifestations of His love and power, and they were reminded of what He wants to accomplish in their lives.

Enthusiastic singing was accompanied by four or five guitars, an autoharp, a recorder and a keyboard. Each song service featured a solo or duet, and the men learned a theme song composed for the event.

The accommodations provided by Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman worked very well. The food was excellent, and the ski lodge provided an ideal setting to remind all of their loving Creator.

Those who attended experienced a powerful and inspiring weekend. Wonderful, supportive fellowship is always a hallmark of this event. The presence of the Holy Spirit was felt by all, and the men are already anticipating the next summit, scheduled for the last weekend in September 2014.