Pentecost & Communal Living

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, May 28th, 2012

The Pentecostal holidays are some of the most important days that Hutterites celebrate because those days commemorate the descent of the the Holy Spirit on Christ’s Apostles, the beginning of the early Church and the arrival of the first apostolic communities. Hutterites follow this example and share material goods in common.

After Jesus was crucified and then rose from the dead, he spent 40 days on earth showing himself to be alive to many and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
Then before Jesus ascended into heaven....

Prayer Request for Gene Stahl

Written by: Louie Vetter on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

We are asking for your prayers for Gene Stahl who had a very serious accident, and for his wife Evelyn and his family. Gene is the father of seven children: daughters Crystal, Carmen, Geena and Taya; and sons Travis, Cody, and Anthony. The manager of the beef operation at Deerfield Colony, near Lewistown, Montana; he is 38 years old; devout Christian, family man, and hard worker.

The colony runs 900+ range cows on Sage Creek, about 15 miles from the home place. Gene, an accomplished horseman, who has been riding since the age of three, was m....

There Went Out A Sower to Sow

Written by: Louie Vetter on Friday, May 18th, 2012

It's springtime on the colony.

The doldrums of winter are over, the grass is greening, the trees are budding and it's time for sowing. The early morning air is filled with the chirping and songs of the newly arrived birds of summer. The April and May showers have replaced the cold dry air of winter with the fresh earthy smells of spring. Newness and excitement fills the air and soul alike.

The equipment operators, restless after a winter full of shop and barn work are bursting with energy and anxious to start the annual sowing season. The....

Why did Jesus have to Die

Written by: Louie Vetter on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The simplest answer to this question is also the best one. To pay for our sins.

But, why do our sins need to be paid for? Do they carry such far-reaching consequences?

In society there are laws. There have to be, to protect the innocent and to ensure that everything runs smoothly, orderly, and efficiently. And if those laws are broken then there are consequences and a price has to be paid. Sometimes monetarily, sometimes with community work, sometimes with jail time and sometimes with life itself -- as in the death penalty.

In God's fa....