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A Kingdom Vision: Part 8

A Kingdom Vision: Part 8

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. Hope Ranch and the DeSarro family have been a...

Rerouted: An Internship Update

Rerouted: An Internship Update

I love the excitement that comes with making new plans. As I pack my bag, buy travel-size toiletries, and stash some cash for last-minute snacks, I start to envision the adventure that lies ahead. I...

Serving Through Summer

Serving Through Summer

Dear friends of CLDI, Summer has arrived! I love summer – the warm weather, clear days, the big Montana sky, green grass, bright flowers, cookouts, and trips; what’s not to love! Like many of you,...

Baking with a Purpose

Baking with a Purpose

Sandi Eaton’s passion for baking collided with her heart for people when she went to Rail//Line Coffee and noticed their cooler was running low on baked goods. Eaton jumped on the opportunity to...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 7

A Kingdom Vision: Part 7

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. I am excited to introduce Jarrod Willems to you....

A Kingdom Vision: Part 6

A Kingdom Vision: Part 6

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. In this blog, we will explore how a kingdom vision...

KMC Update Spring 2021

KMC Update Spring 2021

CLDI created Koinonia Management Company in 2010 to serve those who might otherwise have difficulty securing affordable housing. We believe in providing second chances to individuals and families...

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

We are so happy to be on our little corner of the South Side and thrilled that many of you have claimed Rail//Line as your go-to stop for coffee and community. We couldn’t be here without everyone...

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

I’m about halfway through my CLDI internship. I’ve spent most of my time with Youth Works building relationships with students. Besides the youth, it has been a great joy to meet and develop...

Answering God’s Call

Answering God’s Call

When I moved into Hannah House, I could not have dreamed the Lord would be preparing me for a position in ministry and leadership. I was only five months sober and had reached rock bottom. But, the...

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

“Gratitude,” the quality of being thankful, is an excellent descriptor of my heart. I am incredibly grateful to the Lord and you for your meaningful and sacrificial engagement with CLDI. For 40...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 5

A Kingdom Vision: Part 5

As we have started our new blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” I wanted to share some stories about the impact that the gift of time and talents has on those we serve. There are always needs, and...

Hope for a Safe Home

Hope for a Safe Home

Imagine struggling to access your own front door… Meet Ms. Darlene Latimore, a fiery beauty who moved from California to Billings 11 years ago. She has put down roots and built a community in the...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 4

A Kingdom Vision: Part 4

As we have started our new blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” I wanted to share some stories about the impact that the gift of time and talents has on those we serve. There are always needs, and...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 3

A Kingdom Vision: Part 3

As we have started our new blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” I wanted to share some stories about the impact that the gift of time and talents has on those we serve. There are always needs, and...

Love and Pain in Relationship

Love and Pain in Relationship

A reflection from Youth Works Director Kaylee Thompson "It had been a rough day; one of those where there is pain and struggle and challenge. Life had been difficult for a number of students we work...

A Fresh Start and Hopeful Future

A Fresh Start and Hopeful Future

A Story of a Hannah House Resident Three years ago, Jen* was arrested for possession of illegal substances. Sentenced to attend treatment followed by the pre-release program at Passages, the Hannah...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 2

A Kingdom Vision: Part 2

By Eric Basye Reflections A New Year. I love the rhythm a new year provides – a fresh start filled with anticipation for what could potentially unfold in the months to come. For the past number of...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 1

A Kingdom Vision: Part 1

By Eric Basye A Glorious Kingdom When my youngest daughter Aida was very young, she would ask me to tell her a “dragon story” nearly every night. Typically, these stories took place in a medieval...

Free Shalom PDF

Free Shalom PDF

Yes, “shalom” means “peace,” but so much more than just that. It is the complete harmoniouspeace that is rooted in the wholeness and full restoration that only comes through Jesus. It’s at...

A Changed Perspective:  Stewardship

A Changed Perspective: Stewardship

By Ryan Gomendi, September 2020 *The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 8

A Kingdom Vision: Part 8

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. Hope Ranch and the DeSarro family have been a...

Rerouted: An Internship Update

Rerouted: An Internship Update

I love the excitement that comes with making new plans. As I pack my bag, buy travel-size toiletries, and stash some cash for last-minute snacks, I start to envision the adventure that lies ahead. I...

Serving Through Summer

Serving Through Summer

Dear friends of CLDI, Summer has arrived! I love summer – the warm weather, clear days, the big Montana sky, green grass, bright flowers, cookouts, and trips; what’s not to love! Like many of you,...

Baking with a Purpose

Baking with a Purpose

Sandi Eaton’s passion for baking collided with her heart for people when she went to Rail//Line Coffee and noticed their cooler was running low on baked goods. Eaton jumped on the opportunity to...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 7

A Kingdom Vision: Part 7

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. I am excited to introduce Jarrod Willems to you....

A Kingdom Vision: Part 6

A Kingdom Vision: Part 6

As we continue our blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” it is our hope to live and orient our lives according to His ways and not merely our own. In this blog, we will explore how a kingdom vision...

KMC Update Spring 2021

KMC Update Spring 2021

CLDI created Koinonia Management Company in 2010 to serve those who might otherwise have difficulty securing affordable housing. We believe in providing second chances to individuals and families...

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

We are so happy to be on our little corner of the South Side and thrilled that many of you have claimed Rail//Line as your go-to stop for coffee and community. We couldn’t be here without everyone...

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

I’m about halfway through my CLDI internship. I’ve spent most of my time with Youth Works building relationships with students. Besides the youth, it has been a great joy to meet and develop...

Answering God’s Call

Answering God’s Call

When I moved into Hannah House, I could not have dreamed the Lord would be preparing me for a position in ministry and leadership. I was only five months sober and had reached rock bottom. But, the...

Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years

“Gratitude,” the quality of being thankful, is an excellent descriptor of my heart. I am incredibly grateful to the Lord and you for your meaningful and sacrificial engagement with CLDI. For 40...

A Kingdom Vision: Part 5

A Kingdom Vision: Part 5

As we have started our new blog series called “Kingdom Vision,” I wanted to share some stories about the impact that the gift of time and talents has on those we serve. There are always needs, and...

Hope for a Safe Home

Hope for a Safe Home

Imagine struggling to access your own front door… Meet Ms. Darlene Latimore, a fiery beauty who moved from California to Billings 11 years ago. She has put down roots and built a community in the...