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The walls of the dining room are done! Dave finished the cedar tongue and groove this past week. He is moving right into getting the women’s bathroom finished. After that, there will be trim work in the dining room, some … Continue reading

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Summer Over, and Jacob Gone

Things have been very busy at The Shepherd’s Place this past summer and fall. Just keeping up with Lighthouse Trails is a more than full time job. But we got all the firewood bucked and stacked that we need for … Continue reading

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We planted the vegetable garden this year at the end of May (the official beginning of growing season here in NW Montana). We thought some of you might like to see how it’s going. If you come for a visit, … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Place – Still Here!

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since we’ve posted anything on The Shepherd’s Place blog. But here we are a year later, still working hard with Lighthouse Trails and still working on The Shepherd’s Place, … Continue reading

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Painting and Volunteers

This past week, we were able to get some of the painting done at the lodge thanks to Sharon and Sarah (two local volunteers) and two of our office girls. We received a call yesterday from two fellows from Washington … Continue reading

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Progress!—Insulation, Sheetrock, and Planning the Paint Colors

As you know, Dave finished the electrical rough in at the lodge less than one month ago. Since then, the entire lodge has been insulated, and the sheet rock is up. During the next two weeks, a hired crew will … Continue reading

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New Photos of Recent Progress

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Lots of Rain, Our First Snow, And All is Well!

Shortly after we asked our LT friends to pray, within a few days, the temperatures started dropping, and we started getting light rain. Now, the last few days, we have had a lot of rain. And today, we had our … Continue reading

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Forest Fire Update at the Shepherd’s Place

While the fire has grown to 6,700 acres, the forestry team gave us a positive report at last night’s town meeting in that the fire line that firefighters have built nearly half way around the fire is holding at this … Continue reading

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Fire Still Out of Control and Growing Toward the North

While we felt cautiously optimistic about the fire when we went to the meeting last Friday night, we received a report tonight that the fire is very active right now and is heading north in our direction.By my estimates, we … Continue reading

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Fire Growing

Last evening before dark, we drove over to the fire area. It was discouraging to see how the fire has spread. It has grown very close to our worker’s property, and the forestry dept. has set up sprinklers and a … Continue reading

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A Chinook Helicopter on its Way to Fight Fire

GOOD NEWS. At the town meeting last night, we learned that they are bringing in a Chinook helicopter to help fight the fire that is about 3 miles from us. The helicopter will draw water from a lake that is … Continue reading

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Slip-On Tank, Staining, the Fire, and Gathering Clouds

Our slip-on tank brought by my nephew Jason from Oregon has arrived. We put it in a spot that is right in between both buildings. You can see the 500-gallon water tank behind it in the trees, which will be … Continue reading

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Fires in NW Montana Still Out of Control – We are Praying for Rain

The fires are still raging in NW Montana. There was a little rain yesterday early morning, which subdued them a bit, but they gathered up momentum again during the day. In the last week, 26 fires have started from lightning … Continue reading

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Forest Fire A Few Miles From The Shepherd’s Place – Please Pray for Rain

A forest fire has started about two mountains and a few miles away from us. Please join us as we pray for rain. The forestry department had to pull off the ground crews because it was too dangerous, and most … Continue reading

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New Concrete Work at The Shepherd’s Place

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A Summer Visit

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The Move is Over!

I can’t remember when I have been so exhausted, but thanks to the Lord’s faithfulness and a hard-working moving and unpacking crew, we have completed our two-phase move. Lighthouse Trails is now in its new home, and so are we! … Continue reading

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On the Eve of Our Move

Tonight is the eve of when we will move Lighthouse Trails onto the Shepherd’s Place. It feels like a historical moment. Not because LT is some big famous publishing house because it is not, but because it feels like this is … Continue reading

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Please Pray for Safety—And a “Thank you” to Our Co-Laborers in Christ

Tonight, I hope to be posting photos of the installed cathedral windows at the lodge. Please pray for Dave and his helper today as they are using a sky jack lift to install those windows. The lift is very safe, … Continue reading

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