Former President George W. Bush will be visiting Billings next May.
He will be guest speaker at the Montana Missions Banquet, a fundraiser for Provision International, on May 11 at the MetraPark Expo Center.
Provision International is an organization that is dedicated to feeding, clothing and sheltering the poor of the world. The organization was founded in 2003 by Montana native Dick Larson, a former building inspector for the state.
In 2001, a short-term missions team from Montana traveled into Eastern Europe. The team experienced first hand some life changing encounters, which exposed them to the hardships and realities many people of the world face.
Larson, a member of that team, returned to launch Provision International.
The organization gathered donations of medical equipment from hospitals and facilities throughout the United States and shipped it to depressed countries.
Since then Provision International has become a ministry of worldwide outreach providing everything from food and clothing to housing and schools. They have served the needy in countries from Brazil to El Salvador, Kenya to Madedonia, Poland to South Korea and Tanzania to the Ukraine.
Tickets for the evening are $250.
For ticket information go to www.provisioninternational.org