Calvin’s Story

Calvin’s Story

Calvin Warren, a 53-year-old former PTA president, and little guy football coach, recently became a CLDI tenant. A devoted father, Calvin has a degree in Psychology and was gifted in working with children. He spent 18 years working in residential treatment programs...

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

The 8th principle of CCD is Empowerment. Empowering people is an important element of Christian Community Development. How do you ensure that people are able to help themselves after they have been helped? Oftentimes, Christian ministry, particularly in poor...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 32

Hello friends! We are SO CLOSE to having this project fully buttoned up! Thank you First Interstate Bank for your great crew of volunteers to help with a deep clean! As of right now, we are planning on our tenants moving in on April 13th and anticipate by that time...

Relocation: Part II

Relocation: Part II

A series on the Principles of Christian Community Development Enjoy this blog, written by one of our current interns, Kallie Linse. ECB That Side of the Tracks When I was in high school, a friend and I were driving to downtown Billings. At some point, we took a wrong...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 17

First off, it is official, I have given in to Lisa's influential spirit - we will be referring to this project as the Mosaic Senior Cottages going forward! A great name and picture of the community we pray this will be for our senior friends! Good job Lisa!...

Mosaic Senior Housing Update – Week 16

Hello friends of CLDI! I hope that you had an excellent Thanksgiving. In light of the holiday, my being out of town last week, and a slow-down with the project, we delayed sending an update. However, here is a snapshot of the work that has been completed: For...

A Kingdom Vision: Phoropter, Part 9

A Kingdom Vision: Phoropter, Part 9

A blog series on “Kingdom Vision”; to live and orient our lives according to His ways. -Eric Basye Get the right prescription Have you ever heard of the word phoropter? My guess is no, but if I showed you a picture of one, you would know exactly what I am referencing....

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 years, it has become my cadence to spend a day in December reflecting...

The Road of the Wilderness

The Road of the Wilderness

*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 perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ followers to live in the world but not be of the world is a challenging...