In the Allegheny Connection of churches, the month of September is dedicated to the emphasis of ‘pioneering’, the starting and supporting of new church works in the US. All of the local churches gather together for this area service which is held at Cottage Hill Church.
The missions/pioneer director is Rev. Timothy Young. He and his wife, Darlene travel around to the area churches during September presenting the needs and news of pioneering. We appreciate all of the hard labor that they do to promote missions and pioneering.
The newest pioneer work was shared with us. It is located in Ridge, Montana. We were surprised to learn that the population of Ridge is 4!
Ridge is surrounded with ranches, and the people were wanting a church started there for the ranching families, many of them willing to drive more than 100 miles to attend the church. There is a lovely, small church building, and a campmeeting located on one of the ranches just outside of Ridge. The photo of the campmeeting crowd was surprisingly large for being such a remote area.
The pastor of this newly started work is Rev. Eugene Cadwell, a local rancher in the area, as well as a former missionary to Northwest Indian Bible School.
It has been many, many years since we had seen him. It was good to make re-acquaintance with him, and listen as he shared about the work in Ridge, MT.
We were thrilled to learn about this new church!
May God bless the labor there!
1 John 5:11
“God has given to us eternal life,
and this life is in His Son.”