I mentioned the July Tent Revival on the blog back in January. Pastor Metzger issued a broad welcome for every one to attend in March. You can read those original posts HERE and HERE.
We have had several folks from around the country express a strong desire to join us in Montana for this Tent Revival. Pastor Mike Metzger and the Sun Valley Church have embraced wholeheartedly the idea of God's people converging in support of the meeting. It would be incredible if you could make plans to support with your presence this great church in their effort to affect their community. You could combine a chance to encourage home missions with a beautiful Montana family vacation. The weather should be gorgeous and I know you will love the people.
Have you considered joining us in Montana? I know many have thought about making the trip and have mentioned to us and/or the Metzger's that you would like to be a part of this tent revival. Now is the time to put your plans into action. The dates are fast approaching and you need to make arrangements if you are going.
Bro. and Sis. Metzger have compiled a list of Motels and Campground within reasonable proximity to their church. Their church is also making room for 22 people to stay in homes of the church folks as you will read below. That is a very generous and gracious offer. However they need to know who and how many are going so that they can make final plans as soon as possible. Please call the number below and discuss your plans with Sis. Metzger. In fact, it would be good if you would call them if you are going, even if you plan to stay in a Campground or Motel.
Keep in mind that the Missoula airport is only 30 minutes from the church and there are various rental car agencies at the airport.
Many that would LOVE to go but are not able to attend for various reasons are praying fervently that God would saturate this revival with His presence in a mighty and powerful way. We appreciate that very much. We are praying that God will move in the lives of people in the Florence/Lolo/Missoula area whether anyone else is able to attend or not. If you could join us in that effort I am sure you could be a great blessing in that respect.
We plan to leave Kansas by July 9th and arrive no later than the 13th. Since we are pulling the big tent trailer we will not be able to zip out as we would in a car. We plan to raise the tent on the 13th and have a dedication service on Saturday the 14th. We will kick off Tent Revival Sunday the 15th and run through the 22nd. You can read more of the particulars in Bro.Metzger's post from March.
Below is the letter from the Metzgers with great information about places to stay.
The time is quickly drawing near for the tent revival in Montana. Labeled the "Macedonian Call" in reference to Paul's infamous vision of those calling to him to come and help.
The tent revival dates are July 15-22. There are a variety of places to stay during this time. They are listed as follows:
Super 8 Motel (Brooks Street, Missoula) (406) 251-2255
$60 + tax for 1 queen bed; $65 + tax for 2 queen beds -- this is a great deal if two married couples would be willing to share a room or for a family of 4
*Mention Sun Valley Church for this discount!!!
Days Inn (Hwy 93 South, Lolo) (406) 273-2121
$79.99 for 1 queen bed; $89.99 for 2 queen beds; $99.99 for a suite that sleeps 4 and has cooking facilities
*Mention Sun Valley Church for this discount!!!
RV trailers and campers:
KOA Missoula -- full hook-ups for water, electric (50 amp) and sewer
$33.17 - $43.87per night for 2 persons; extra person price applies (children 9 and under stay free)
with Value Kard $29.85 - $39.48
River Park RV Park (Stevensville) (406) 777-5562
$15 per night; no water; no sewer; dump station available; showers and restroom facilities available
Bitterroot/Charles Waters (Stevensville) - primitive site (406) 777-5461
$10 per night single unit; $5 for each extra vehicle
Chief Looking Glass (Florence) - primitive
$12 per night; toilet facilities only
Great for self-contained RV's
Bed and Breakfast:
Bitterroot River Bed and Breakfast (Stevensville) (406) 777-5205
Best room $129-139 for 2 persons
3 double rooms $99 - 109 for 2 persons each
The Stevensville Hotel (Stevensville) (888) 816-2815 or (406) 777-3087
A fascinating 1910 hospital--the first in the Bitterroot Valley.
15% discount for a prepay of 2 days or more
4 different rooms that sleep 4 persons
$85-125 per night
Deluxe Continental Breakfast
There are also 22 spaces available for those who want to stay in the home of the church members. To make reservations for these spaces, please contact Debbie Metzger at (406) 273-0331.
This is a great time to take a family vacation, enjoy God's beautiful creation, and be a part of a spiritual revival that will radically change the lives of those in the great northwest.
The Metzgers and Sun Valley Church
Here are a few random pictures from Montana in 2010 and 2011