Monday, March 28, 2011

A New Day... With Blessings Beyond Measure!

Miracle of Miracles… after over eighteen months, we had one of the mom’s in Haugan come to the trailer and visit! She is not a member or attendee at New Day (yet), but we were so very pleased that she was comfortable enough to come on her own and sit awhile! This was a huge victory in our eyes… Then after much, much prayer, planning, and preparation we closed on the building in St Regis on March 3rd. With the help of Glacier Southern Baptist Association, the Montana Baptist State Convention, and one of our New Day Network donors we had the funds needed to close on the abandoned Methodist Church building in St Regis… so, now we have a place from which to work and minister there! And the work begins… cleaning, setting up tables and chairs, and getting ready for our very first service on March 20th…
The Rock-N-Worship Road Show… On March 4th we took 4 teenagers and 2 adults to the Rock-N-Worship Road Show in Missoula. It was an amazing concert and the crowd was so large, they had to turn folks away… we got there with plenty of time to get a good seat. This was a great encouragement and a great way to get back in touch with some of the youth from St Regis.
Special Guests… visited in St Regis March 14-16 to look around and plan for a mission trip this summer. Youth/Mission Pastor, Jim Battles and Administrative/Senior Adult Pastor, Glen Stringham were a true blessing to meet and show around the valley. In a very short time, we felt like we had known them forever—fellow ministers and brothers in Christ!

Our First Week in the building in St Regis. On March 10th we sent a mailer out to all the homes in St Regis including rural routes. The next day we got a call from a lady in St Regis we had yet to meet. She shared how she had 5 children and her husband had walked out 5 weeks ago! Alan prayed with her and encouraged her to get her children in church. On Saturday the 19th, as we were cleaning and setting up for the first service she (we will call her Ann) dropped by to meet us, we let her talk and prayed with her again. Sure enough on Sunday morning she showed up with all her children! We had a solid beginning service with 15 attending. One lady was a member of the original Methodist church and she was so excited that a church was meeting in the building again. That afternoon about 3 pm we got another phone call… Ann wanted us to know that while we were all in church, her husband drove by, became convicted, they talked for a couple of hours and he was moving back home that night! On Monday we met with the both of them, listened, encouraged, and prayed with them. We believe they may very well be one of our core families! God is so amazing!

LIGHT Student Ministry… Begins in St Regis! When we arrived on Wednesday night Mar 23 there was no heat. Someone had stolen (siphoned) every drop of heating oil we had in the tank! But we set up anyway. Then as we were setting up we found out that two of our three core kids had an unscheduled drama rehearsal. And… we set up anyway.--They did come for pizza and the opening, but had to leave. (then they returned at the end—as soon as they could!) So, in all we had 7 teenagers show up! We rocked the house with contemporary praise music… ate our fill of pizza… had a great time… they really got into searching for Bible verses… studied the first of seven core values (Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, and mind) and at the end two out of the seven indicated that they had prayed to receive Christ for the first time! …Hallelujah! (the same family whose father moved back home and family was restored!) Two others indicated interest in learning more about how to know Christ. God is So-o-o-o-o-o-o AWESOME!

Spring is in the Air… with the coming of “spring snows” and sunshine… we had a good turn-out for our Soup-N-More Day in Haugan. Excellent fellowship and excellent food included chicken wraps, soup, homemade bread and brownies. Then a hearty round of SkipBo was enjoyed by all…
Uganda Missions have extended the vision of New Day Network Ministry since January 2011. We thought you might be interested in what Alisha (our youngest daughter) and Abdul, are doing in Kampala, Uganda… so her March update is attached. It is a great joy and blessing to be a small part of God’s work there., our web site, has been upgraded and updated by our oldest daughter, Alana. She loves to use her talent and giftedness to help out her parents and other ministries. Please take a look at the site, we are very excited about its function and design. And check out her freelance work at We are excited about what the Lord is doing through Alana in Louisville, too!

Extending Our Ministry Team… This week Gene & Pam Young have come to visit us in Haugan! We are showing them the entire valley and the work in Haugan and St Regis. They are seriously praying for God’s direction in regard to being a part of our Ministry Team here in the western mountains of Montana. Please pray with us for Gene & Pam!

Specific Prayer Requests:

1. That the Spirit of GOD would draw, convict, and convert many people for the kingdom of God. 2. That the Spirit of GOD would protect every aspect of this ministry from confusion and any ungodly influence or evil source.

3. That you would continually pray

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

“1Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, 2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”

4. That the financial resources would flow from the storehouse of heaven in order to:

a. Provide funding for necessary furnishings, equipment, appliances, supplies, etc. in order to “set up” church.

b. Meet the monthly payment of $665 plus utilities ($250 per month has been pledged currently)

c. Provide budget funds for ministry throughout the year [literature, food, materials]

d. That God will ultimately provide $90,000 to pay off the building note as soon as possible so that we may use our resources for ministry in reaching this valley for Christ.

Without hesitation we have shared and will continue to share every need as it pertains to this work in Montana. Of course, the most important item that we need is your unending, never-ceasing prayerful intercession. Please pray with us for the victories God has in store for this valley. The Gospel story of western Montana has just begun to be written! It never ceases to amaze us that when we focus our attention and requests on the Father, He provides in such a way that He alone gets the glory… and, after all, isn’t that the way it is supposed to be? So, to God be glory, for the great things He has done, is doing, and has yet to do!

5. Another pressing need is funding our trip to Uganda for Alisha and Abdul’s wedding ceremony on August 6th. This month we received a phone call from a dear prayer warrior who offered air miles to go toward our air fare to Uganda. This was a great help toward the total cost and we consider it a huge blessing! They asked to remain anonymous, so we will honor that request and still give God the glory for His provision through His children!

So… Please send all prayers directly to our Father in heaven!

Financial gifts may be sent to:


PO Box 420013

Haugan MT 59842

(All gifts are tax-deductible.)

Thank you for sharing the journey with us through your prayers and financial support!

It’s A New Day!

Alan & Sarah Damron


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