Faith Bible Church

November 13th, 2019
Faith Bible Church

After enjoying the singing group from Faith in Cumberland, Iowa on November 3rd, 2019, we headed to Sac City, Iowa for Sunday, November 10, 2019.  We stayed in the motel Saturday night and left our motorhome in Cumberland.  In the Sunday School hour, Pastor asked me to introduce ourselves and present our ministry for the church family.  For the morning service at 10:15, I preached a message with ventriloquism and object lessons.  One young man showed interest in the Gospel and had many questions.  Please pray that he will trust Christ as his Savior soon. 

We meet Pastor Jason Baustian at Racoon River Bible Camp this last summer.  On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, we will be traveling back to Sac City for their AWANA program.  Then next summer we will be back for a week of Vacation Bible School.  Please pray that our ministry at the church will be fruitful and for Pastor and his family as they reach Sac City for the Lord. 

First Baptist Church

November 13th, 2019
First Baptist Church

On Sunday, October 27th, 2019, we ministered in White, South Dakota.  I was a student at Faith Baptist Bible College while Pastor Paul McDowell was in the Seminary. This fall a family in Hulett, Wyoming contacted relatives in the church and lined up this meeting.  Evangelist Randy Chovan was holding revival meetings the next week, so we came the Sunday before and primed the pump through ventriloquism and a challenge from the book of Daniel in the morning and Mark in the evening.  The Church was very receptive to the preaching and looking forward to the coming revival meetings.

While in White, South Dakota we were able to enjoy the Redlin Art Museum in Watertown, South Dakota and catch up on family news with pastor and his wife.  Please pray for this growing church and the need to reach their community with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Also pray for pastor’s wife as she is facing some difficult health issues.  Pastor’s daughter has been able to come and help in her care during these hard times.

Bethany Bible Baptist Church

October 22nd, 2019
Peter Leavell, Christopher Leavell, Joseph Leavell, Rawley, Timothy Silcott

We left Carrington, North Dakota and headed south to Tulare, South Dakota.  This is a small town just north of where I was born in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.  Back in 1986 at the beginning of my ministry, I held a Vacation Bible School in Tulare at Bethany Bible Baptist Church for Pastor Monte Leavell.  God used Monte Leavell in my life to lead me into the ministry of evangelism.  Now God is using Pastor Todd Bowers and his wife Becky to reach Tulare with the gospel of Christ.  On October 20, 2019 we were able to present our ministry with friends that we have known for years.  For Sunday School and the evening service I presented my seminar on Creation Versus Evolution.  For the morning service I preached from Daniel encouraging the Saints to take a stand against the gods of this world.

During the week we were able to spend some time with my Aunt and Uncle and several of my cousins who live in the area. Please pray for my family as they struggle with wayward children and many health concerns.  Also pray for Beckie Bowers who is back in Idaho helping her brother who has been going through treatments for cancer.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

Faith Baptist Church

October 15th, 2019
Faith Baptist Church

While in Baker, on Monday we enjoyed some well-needed rest. And Jane turned on the Weather Channel for the forecast. Jane realized that a winter storm was on the way and could prevent us from making it to our next meeting in Carrington, North Dakota.  So, on Tuesday, we quickly packed up the motorhome and headed across the state. In true Western fashion, the weather on Tuesday was pleasant (78), calm and with blue skies.  Tuesday evening at 4:30 we arrived in Carrington and got set up for the week. Throughout Wednesday, the temperature dropped to the 40s and the skies were grey. That evening I spoke to the youth group and enjoyed the fellowship with the church family in prayer during their prayer meeting

The blizzard hit on early Thursday morning and lasted through Saturday morning. While it is not unusual for it to snow in North Dakota, it was unusual for it to snow this early; the amount of snow was substantially more than normal; and the amount of time the storm remained in one place.  We averaged 30-50 mile winds and we received about 28 inches of snow. But we were fine and safe. In fact due to the strange wind patterns, the church and a couple trees acted as wind breaks – they stopped the wind, so the snow dropped around them rather than around the motorhome. So the motorhome was surrounded by a 5-10 foot clearance with only a ½ – 1 inch of ice; while the trees had 5-6 feet of snow around them. Climbing the corner of the neighbor’s house the drift reached the roof.   

On October 13, 2019 we were scheduled to hold meetings in Carrington, North Dakota with Pastor Corey Pepple and his wife Annette. 

Sunday services were not canceled, because we were there for the meetings.  Those who could get out and drive safely to the church came.  For Sunday School I presented my Creation versus Evolution seminar.  For the morning service I used ventriloquism and three object lessons to present the gospel and encourage the saints in there walk with the Lord.  After a fellowship dinner with pizza and chips, I finished my seminar that I started in the Sunday School hour.  Pastor helped me on Monday with our Aqua Hot heater that has not been working properly.  He figured out our problem and found that it was never set up right since we got the motorhome.  Now we are nice and warm and trust that it will keep working for us during the cold weather.  Please pray for pastor and his family as they serve the Lord in Carrington, North Dakota.

First Baptist Church

October 15th, 2019

On October 6, 2019 we drove away from Upton, Wyoming and headed north for Baker, Montana.  First Baptist Church has been one of our supporting churches for the last 28 years.  It was good to see Pastor Levi again and his wife Tami.  Their oldest son is now studying at Cornerstone Bible Institute in Hot Springs, South Dakota.  It was good to catch up on our friends and family in the church and share with them a quick update on our ministry.  Sunday morning started with a whole family Sunday School with a story from Rodney and three object lessons to share the gospel.  For the morning service I preached from Daniel 3.  The morning service is broadcasted over the radio in three states: Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  The services are well organized, and the gospel is getting into many homes.  Several families travel from their ranches over an hour to church and they always bring a lunch to eat at the church. For the afternoon service I used both Rawley and Randy to tell the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, Pastor Durfey shared a study on Moses’ call, and I answered questions regarding our ministry. 

Please pray for Pastor Levi and the church family in Baker as they reach out to their community and the surrounding tri-state region.  Also pray for Noah as he continues his college education in Hot Springs, South Dakota. 

Osage Community Bible Church

October 5th, 2019
Osage Community Bible Church

On Sunday, September 29, I preached at the Osage Community Bible Church with a whole family Sunday School and a morning service. Then, September 30 – October 2, 2019, I was able to attend the Pastor’s Conference in the Northern Plains Independent Baptist Fellowship. First, I preached at First Baptist Church in Upton, Wyoming for the opening service for the Pastor’s Conference. I was also asked to preach again for the Pastor’s Conference at a hotel in Newcastle, Wyoming. [a few years ago, the only motel in Upton burnt down.] Next, Evangelist Randy Chovan and I presented trends that we see coming in our fundamental churches. 

After the Conference, we traveled back to Rapid City to help my dad with a few small tasks to get the house ready to finish the ductwork and prepare the house for future drywall.  Please pray for my dad as he finishes his house and for the pastors in the Northern Plains.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

Central Baptist Church

September 28th, 2019
Central Baptist Church

For September 21 – 24 we held meetings in Gillette, Wyoming at the Central Baptist Church with Pastor Scott Clem.  On Saturday, September 21, I preached twice at their Fall Youth Rally.  In the morning Rodney helped me with the message of Noah and what I call “The Great Boat Float”.  It was to challenge the youth with their walk with the Lord to reach the lost with the gospel and challenge them to live for the Lord. Later that day, I preached from the book of Mark and the story of the Demoniac of Gadara.  If Jesus can calm the storm from without, what can He do with the storm that is within?  Then on Sunday, September 22, 2019, I held a whole family Sunday School with a message from the book of Judges and what Samson learned about his sin.  Sunday morning service was a message from the book of Daniel about Daniel’s three friends facing the fiery furnace.  Sunday night was a message of Jesus using parables to confront his critics with the fact that he came to reach sinners. 

During the week we were able to enjoy fellowshipping with friends that we have known for years and meeting new friends in the church.  On Tuesday, I preached for chapel at Heritage Christian School.  They had about 60 children who attended the chapel and heard the gospel.  Please pray that the Lord will work in the hearts of the lost and challenge believers to live for the Lord.  We ended our meetings in Gillette on Wednesday night with a presentation of several different methods of evangelism found in Scripture.  Please pray for Pastor Clem and his wife Chelsia as they serve the Lord in Gillette, Wyoming and meet the needs of this growing church.

First Baptist Church

September 19th, 2019
Hulett, Wyoming

On September 15, 2019 we held meetings at First Baptist Church in Hulett, Wyoming.  Pastor Palus asked me to hold a whole family Sunday School and preach a gospel message for the morning hour.  Sunday Night I led a Bible Study at a home 30 miles away in Beulah Land.  Pastor was not feeling well and made a trip to Spearfish to the emergency room.  Then on Wednesday night I told a story through ventriloquism for their youth group that gathered at 4:00 pm.  

On Monday and Tuesday, I was able returned to Rapid City to help my dad with moving things to prepare for future construction and find misplaced paper work.  Please pray for this growing work in Hulett and for pastor as they seek to find out way he does not feel well.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.  The church is celebrating its 115th year anniversary and is near the Devil’s Tower National Monument. 

Calvary Baptist Church

September 19th, 2019

On September 8, 2019, we held meetings at Calvary Baptist Church in Sturgis, South Dakota.  Sturgis is well known for their Harley Davidson Motorcycle Rally on the edge of the Black Hills.  On Friday evening, we enjoyed a campfire with singing hymns and smores.  Then on Sunday morning we started with a whole family Sunday School hour with a story through ventriloquism and object lessons to share the gospel and encourage the Saints.  For the morning service I preached from the gospel of John to encourage the lost to respond to the gospel and challenge the Saints to live for the Lord.  Sunday Night, we reached out to the youth to start youth meetings in the church.  Pastor’s children helped and brought in several youth from the community giving me the opportunity to tell a story through ventriloquism and preach a gospel message out of the book of Daniel.

During the week we were able to take a trip through the Badlands of South Dakota and spend some time helping my dad with his construction on his house.  Please pray for the church in Sturgis as they continue to reach this community with the gospel.  Also pray for my dad Pastor Ralph Silcott as he is trying to finish his house and meet the needs of his wife Loma who is now in the nursing home in Rapid City. 

Prairie View Baptist Church

September 6th, 2019

On September 1, 2019, we held meetings at Prairie View Baptist Church in Moorcroft, Wyoming.  It was exciting to meet the new pastor Joshua and his wife Rebecca Clark.  Over the years this church has been in our prayers, because this was the church that my dad wired the electric and built the cabinets in the kitchen.  I remember as a teen helping with the sheetrock work and helping my dad with the wiring of the light switches and the electric plugins.  Eating lunch in the church we were able to see the cabinets still being in use all these years. 

For Sunday School I presented a message for the whole family and preached in both the morning and afternoon service right after dinner.  The gospel was presented, and the fellowship was very sweet.  Please pray for this church as they seek to reach the lost and encourage the saints in this small church just off from I-90 in the state of Wyoming.