Called In A New Direction
For 12 years, we raised our hands in prayer, praise and song at our Christian music festival that lifted up thousands of people from around the region.
Now, God has called us in a new direction, one that asks us to gather, lower our arms and extend our hands to welcome one another and share items that will benefit our neighbors.
September 29, 2018
Montana Expo Park | Trades and Industries Building
Great Falls, Montana
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Community Gathers To Help
The DownPour Community team and representatives of a variety of area churches and ministries have come together to share items and expertise to those who can attend.
- Clothing & Blankets
- Job Help Center
- Dental & Medical
- School Supplies
- Holiday Food Baskets
- Hygiene Supplies
- Child Care & Kids’ Activities
- Shuttle Service to Event from Four Pickup Spots
Call 406-899-3358 for shuttle service
Lanning Guides Provisional International Ministry
Lance Lanning is president of Provision International, a worldwide Christian ministry of outreach based in Billings. The organization works to meet the needs of the less fortunate and is committed to networking resources to serve people in areas of great need. He will speak at 7 p.m.
Provision International relies on volunteers to help the organization fulfill its mission. It was established in 2001 after Dick Larson and his wife, Anita, returned to Montana from a short-term mission to Eastern Europe, where they saw firsthand the hardships faced by the people there.
Lanning, who grew up in Havre, joined the organization in 2004 and become president in 2011 when the Larsons decided to step down. He met his wife, Miska, during mission trip to Slovakia in 2004.
Lanning, a star athlete at Havre High School, was named the Gatorade Circle of Champions Montana High School Football Player of the Year in 1993. Highly recruited to play college football, he became disillusioned with sports and fell into bad habits.
He turned his life around with help from a campus ministry at the University of Montana Western in Dillon. After college, Lanning frequently spoke at high schools, cautioning students about the dangers of bullying and drug abuse. Meanwhile, Larson had become familiar with Lanning’s work, and asked him to join Provision International.
DownPour Community doors open and services start.
Free meals served BBQ-style provided by Provision International, a worldwide Christian ministry of outreach based in Billings.
Guest speaker Lance Lanning, president of Provision International, offers an inspirational message.
After the Talk
Music begins with a concert performance by Stars Go Dim, featuring award-winning Christian pop artist Chris Cleveland.
About Stars Go Dim
Stars Go Dim was formed in 2007 as a mainstream pop band. Today, Stars Go Dim is the moniker for Christian pop artist and songwriter Chris Cleveland.
For years, Cleveland performed with his acclaimed independent secular band and and then led worship at Tulsa’s Asbury United Methodist Church – one of America’s largest congregations. Cleveland found success in the Christian format with his self-titled debut album. He has had three Top 5 hits and a No. 1 radio ranking with “You Are Loved.”