“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can.
In all the ways you can. In all the places you can.
At all the times you can. To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.”


Living Waters is involved in;

  • Love Inc’s Personal Care Closet
  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank
    • Thanksgiving Box Distribution
  • Hays-Lodge Pole School District
    • Winter apparel, hygiene kits, and school supplies
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Women’s Build 
    • Knitted sweaters for Layette Kits and assembled kits At Salt Lake City Depot
  • Heifer International
  • Cropwalk
  • Samaritans Purse 
  • Family Promise
    • Cardboard Box City
  • Belgrade Fall Festival
  • Belgrade Festival of Lights
  • Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fork and Spoon
    • Served at Montana’s first pay as you can restaurant
  • Christmas Giving Tree
    • Scarves, Hats, and Gloves given to families in hard times
  • Fibers of Faith
    • Knitting group who knit beanies for newborns at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital

Hays-Lodgepole Consolidated School District

The towns of Hays and Lodge Pole are located on the Fort Belknap Reservation in North Central Montana.

Currently there are 268 students Kindergarten- 12 Grade. Approximately 20 of these students are special needs. 90 students live in foster care, with more in non-parent households (grandparents, uncles, aunts etc.). Other factors that influence how successful these students are; poverty, meth epidemic, depression (5 students died by suicide this past summer), and lack of parental involvement. The ACT Composite for 2019 was 14.6 compared to Montana’s overall at 20.3 is just one result of these students environment.

Living Waters and Bozeman UMC have teamed together with the Hays-Lodge Pole School District to provide some needed supplies such as hygiene supplies, cold weather clothing, and to start a book collection for a summer reading program for all ages(a program which has not been done before). Below are some lists that were put together of items that are most needed. 

If you have more questions please contact Nancy Pearson through the church office.

Please bring any items to the church, they will be sent to Hays in the middle of May.

Hygiene Wish List

  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  •  Comb or Hairbrush

Book Wish List

Children’s Authors Grades K-8, listed Primary to Young Adult. This is merely a jumping off point and not a full list, if you are not sure about a book please contact Nancy Pearson. Please remember they do not need to be new books but in good condition. Donations are also welcome to help purchase new books, dictionaries and thesauri.

Primary K-2

  • Kevin Henkes
  • Jan Brett   
  • Mo Williams
  • Maurice Sendak
  • Jon Klassen 
  • James Dean
  • Nancy O’Conner
  • Eric Carle
  • Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Chris Van Allsburg
  • Robert Munsch
  • Dr. Seuess
  • Cynthia Rylant
  • David Shannon

Grades 3-5

  • Roald Dahl
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Lois Lowry
  • Gary Paulson

Grades 6-8

  • Alan Gratz
  • Jean Craighead George
  • R.J. Palacio (Wonder)
  • Suanne Collins
  • Rick Riordan
  • Linda Sue Park (A Long Walk to Water)
  • Gordan Korman



Graphic Novels

  • Bone
  • Amulet
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Smile series
  • Marvel

Native American Books

  • The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
  • Code Talkers
  • The Birchbark House
  • Sign of the Beaver
  • My Name is Not Easy
  • The Christmas Coat
  • Jingle Dancer
  • Thunder Boy Jr.
  • I Am Not a Number
  • Hidden Roots
  • The Good Luck Cat
  • Crazy Horse’s Vision
  • If I Ever Get out of Here
  • Shi-shi-etko
  • When the Shadbush Blooms
  • The Rough-Face Girl
  • The Game of Silence

Recommended Series

  • I Survived Series
  • You Choose Adventure Books

Various chapter books for young readers.

Thesaurus and Dictionaries for all grade levels.