676 Hwy 10 East Big Timber, MT 59011 (406) 932-4224
Mission Statement: The mission of the Montana Native American Ministries is to offer a higher purpose for living and equip lives by giving hope and an expected end through Jesus Christ.
Objective Statement of Ministry: We will strive in the power of the Holy Spirit to provide a place of shelter, of healing, and of safety to any and all the Lord brings into our path. We will minister with purpose and intent: constantly keeping our eyes on the time, seeking the lost before it is too late. We will strive to nurture the value that each and every individual has and to seek potential over problems, hearts over appearances, and relational bridges void of religious walls.
We would like to say a huge "Thank You" to everyone who, in one way or another, gave for the scholarships for Youth Camp. Without your help and support, we would not have been able to have as many children as we did! Thank you all for helping!
Please pray: Jessica Countryman went in to the doctor to have a routine hernia surgery. The surgery went well, and we came home. Later that night, she went into shock and we had to call the ambulance to take her to the Emergency Room here in Big Timber, and then to Billings by ambulance. She had to have emergency exploratory surgery. We were told that 20 minutes later getting her to the emergency room in Big Timber or to Billings to have the surgery and she would have passed. She stopped breathing during surgery, so they had to put her on a ventilator. After surgery, they took her off the ventilator and she again quit breathing, so they had to put the ventilator back in. We were 4 days in the ICU, and 5 days in the hospital. She was diagnosed with SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), which is basically Sepsis without the infection; her body just assumed there was an infection and basically began to attack itself. We are home now, but she has a very long recovery in front of her. We are asking any and all to keep us in prayers during this time. When I was with her in the hospital, I came down with bronchitis that then turned into bronchopneumonia. To top that all off, there was a lump that was discovered in my neck. We are working with doctors to determine what to do as far as a game-plan for that. It has been a trying time, but we are confident that God has been and is being glorified through all of it. Your prayers are much appreciated!!! Thank you, Justin Countryman
Ron and Kathy recently passed an amazing milestone: they have spent 40 years ministering to the Native Americans of Montana. Please join us in celebrating this great accomplishment! Cards or warm wishes can be sent to: PO Box 1116 Big Timber, MT 59011