Montana church builds new home in Malden
April 8, 2021
MALDEN — Builders from the Western Antibaptist Missionaries of St. Ignatius, Mont., gather in the kitchen of the new home of Diana (Merriman) Totten in Malden.
The group built two houses in two months with walls pre-assembled in Montana before being shipped and placed on the foundations. The missionaries paid for all building expenses while Catholic Charities of Spokane covered the building permits.
Totten was chosen as the recipient of the house by an interview and screening process.
"This is a great start to the rebuilding of Malden," said Micki Harnois, town clerk. "The town appreciat...