Tapestry Friday Update: Week 8

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 8

Hello, Friends of CLDI! Well, the good news is that we beat the cold front that is moving in by getting our footings poured. Pending the weather next week, we will be able to form up and pour the remaining foundational walls. As you can see from the pictures, 3/4 of...

Changing My Longings

Changing My Longings

Internship Update: From Alex Streeter Change has become a recurring theme in my life over the last six months. There have been apparent changes, such as my occupation and living situation, as well as deeper inner changes regarding my worldview and life goals. One day,...

Sold Out Christmas Store!

Sold Out Christmas Store!

2022 Christmas Store Update: From Jacki Patten The Christmas Store is a one-of-a-kind event that truly captures the love, joy, and hope of the Christmas season. Each year, the community comes together to serve neighbors by donating toys and Christmas gifts to be sold...

The Impact of Mentorship

The Impact of Mentorship

Volunteer Highlight by Eddy Welch Before becoming an apprentice mentor through Rail//Line Coffee, I was looking for a ministry to partner with. I wanted to help people not only to grow in their walk with Christ but to further themselves in the professional world as...

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

New Executive Director Kaleb Perdew shares his history with the ministry and vision for the future. In 2017, CLDI’s Executive Director Eric Basye crossed paths with Kaleb Perdew, a Billings native and recent graduate from the University of Montana. Kaleb had a heart...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 7

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 7

Hello Friends of CLDI! How crazy is this "winter" weather? Remember, we live in Montana, so don't get too comfortable. I am sure that winter will set in just as spring is around the corner! In the meantime, we are thankful for the warmer weather, which cooperates...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 6

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 6

Hello, Friends of CLDI! I hope you all had a great week. We had an unexpected find the previous week at the building site - some remnants of some old buildings and debris! The good news is that the extra excavation was possible without compromising the geo piers, so...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 5

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 5

Over the holidays and the first part of the New Year, 108 geo piers were set! This process involves drilling large holes in the ground, filling them with aggregate, and then compacting them. This is a technique that more or less creates dense columns of compacted...

Rail//line Coffee:  Watching Community Grow

Rail//line Coffee: Watching Community Grow

As a part of CLDI’s mission, Rail//Line’s primary goals are to develop young adults and to be a place where community can come and gather in encouragement and neighborly love. Our hope is that it functions as a space where people connect to their greater community —...