Calvary Baptist Church

April 16th, 2018

On Sunday April 15, 2018, we left our motorhome in Gonzales and drove our car the 45 minutes to Calvary Baptist Church in Luling, Louisiana. Pastor Tommy Hogan is starting a new church on the shore of the Mississippi River. From the front door you can see large ships, barges and tug boats pass by.  Rawley helped me speak for a whole family Sunday School hour with object lessons to explain the gospel.  In the morning service I preached on Nicodemus and his midnight run to see Jesus.

In the evening I preached out of the Gospel of Mark and presented our ministry in evangelism.  Rawley also helped me tell the story of David and his fight with Goliath.  Each service was well attended, and people responded to the invitation and made decisions for Christ and their walk with the Lord.   Please pray for Pastor Tommy and his wife as they serve the Lord in Luling and seek to homeschool their children.

Gonzales Baptist Temple

April 16th, 2018

I scheduled Pastor Clint Johnson for two Sundays:  Easter Sunday and Sunday, April 8, 2018.  During the week for four days, the plan was to camp in tents with the stars overhead and enjoying the outdoors in the spring.  Pastor Clint Johnson enjoys camping and driving his Jeep on dirt roads, so it was a good break for him from driving school bus. One night we had some wind and a few hours of rain.  The tents kept us dry and warm making for a great night for some sleep.

For Easter Sunday, I had the joy of preaching from I Corinthians 15:1f.  A great view of the gospel and a few verses on the tragedy that would occur if the resurrection never happened.  Our Savior lives and we can say the grave has lost its hold.  On April 8th I was able to preach in the morning for children’s church; and in the evening, I told a story with Rawley and Randy, presented our ministry and preached a message from Mark.  Please pray for Pastor Johnson and his wife Sandy as they seek to reach this community for Christ and raise their niece in their home.

Amazing Grace Ministries

March 29th, 2018

On March 25, 2018, we held meetings with Pastor Gordon Scoggan who is starting a church in Eunice, Louisiana.  We meet Pastor Gordon at the Louisiana Fundamental Baptist Fellowship in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Pastor Gordon is seeking to start Amazing Grace Ministries in Eunice, Louisiana.  On Friday and Saturday, we started by knocking on doors in town introducing people to the church and inviting people to come for a whole family Sunday School with ventriloquism and object lessons.  Because of our door knocking we had three people visit in the morning and two returned in the evening.  Please pray that the visitors will come back and the lost will soon trust in Christ as their Savior.

On Saturday night we had a church fellowship at a member’s house and ate hot dogs and chili.  After the meal the men went outside for some more fellowship and a chance to practice some skeet shooting.  Now, I am ready to do some pheasant hunting when I get back in the Midwest 😊.

Calvary Baptist Church

March 21st, 2018

On Sunday March 18, 2018, we had the opportunity to minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Sulphur, Louisiana with Pastor Steve Avera.  This is the first time that we have been able to meet this church family and present our ministry.  The pastor has been on the road and out from the pulpit for a few weeks, but he still let us come and present our ministry in a whole family Sunday School and preach in their children’s church.  Sunday night we enjoyed hearing Pastor Avera preach and get to know the church family better.  Please pray for pastor and his family as they encourage the church to repair their church property and reach this area with the gospel.

During the week Pastor Avera gave me rides back to Lake Charles so we could get our radiator replaced in our red car.  Our car is showing signs of wear after so many miles on the road, so please pray for us as we look for another car to replace our red car.

Friendship Baptist Church

March 19th, 2018

Our meetings at Friendship Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana with Pastor Nathan Nazworth started with a pastor’s conference on Monday and Tuesday March 5th & 6th.  Pastors that I have known for years came to Friendship Baptist Church in Lake Charles for fellowship in prayer and great preaching from the Word of God.  This group fellowships together once a month throughout the year and each time they meet at a different church.

After the Pastors’ Conference, I returned to Temple, Texas in our red car for the dentist to insert the permanent cap over a root canal I had two weeks ago while ministering in Copperas Cove, Texas.  On Thursday, March 8, on the way to Temple, the transmission in our car stopped shifting into the upper gears.  After renting a car for the rest of the trip and towing the car back to Louisiana, we had the car repaired at a local transmission shop.  Please pray for us as we investigate replacing our car with something with lower miles that we can use in the future.  We must find something that will work well with “stubbing” – towing behind our motorhome.

Then on Sunday, March 11th, at Friendship Baptist, I presented my Bible study on Methods of Evangelism that we find in the Word of God.  For the Sunday morning service, I introduced Rodney with a story from the book of Daniel and preached an evangelistic message from the book of John.  Sunday night, Randy presented the story of Gideon and his 300 men that defeated the Midianites and closed the Sunday night service with a message from Mark 5 and a short presentation of our ministry.  On Wednesday night, March 14, the whole church came together with the AWANA children for a message with ventriloquism and object lessons to present the gospel.  Please pray for Pastor Nathan and his wife Kristen as they teach their children and reach their community for Christ.

Victory Baptist Church

March 10th, 2018

Our next meeting was in Lake Charles, Louisiana at Victory Baptist Church with Pastor Wayne Dartez.  Lake Charles has lots of fishing and places to get crayfish.  It was good to see friends again and preach Sunday night and share the gospel in their Christian School.  The piano player in the church also asked me to come to her school a few miles away and present the gospel to her students through ventriloquism and object lessons.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not trusted in Christ as their Savior.

Three weeks ago, while in Texas, I broke my molar, needed a root canal and a crown.  So, during the week, I made a trip to Texas as the crown was made.   Half way to Temple, Texas, the transmission in our red car quit shifting at Waller, Texas.  After many hours on the phone, I was able to rent a car to drive to Temple for the dentist appointment.  I drove back to Waller to return the rental and meet some friends from Lake Charles to tow the car back to Louisiana.  Please pray for us as we try to decide what to do with our car.

Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

March 10th, 2018

We held a week of revival meetings at Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship on February 25 – 28, 2018.  The meetings were well attended as we started with Rosie for a whole family Sunday School lesson with ventriloquism and object lessons.  Sunday morning, I introduced the church to Philip the evangelist and his message to the Ethiopian Eunuch.  Then in the evening I preached out of Mark chapter five with a message I have titled a “Living Portfolio”. Each evening the church prepared hot dogs so everyone coming to the meetings could come to church right from school or work.  On Tuesday I was able to present the gospel at a Respite Care Center for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Rawley helped me tell the story of Jonah and the Great Fish.  They enjoyed it so much they asked me to come back whenever we are in the area.

We enjoyed our stay in Texarkana and the time that we were able to spend with Pastor David Trader and his wife Nancy.  They have prayed and supported us financially for several years.  Pastor has been going through multiple surgeries: rotor cup, back, and knee surgery and now they are talking that he might need to have knee replacement surgery.  He is still able to work and keep preaching at Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship but is very tired and sore when the weather gets bad.  Please pray for pastor and his wife as they seek to reach Texarkana, Arkansas with the Gospel.

Freedom Baptist Church

February 22nd, 2018

On Sunday, February 18th, 2018, we held meetings at Freedom Baptist Church in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Pastor Joseph Grab and his wife Linda have 18 beautiful children who love the Lord and minister together to reach Fort Hood and the city of Copperas Cove with the gospel.  Leading singing and presenting special music, the family prepares the congregation to hear the preaching of God’s Word.  For Sunday School Rawley helped me teach a Bible lesson for the whole family and Sunday night Rodney presented the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den.  I preached for both the morning and evening service giving an invitation and many responded by coming forward to pray.

On Friday night my molar broke and caused me some discomfort.  Saturday a local dentist informed me I needed a root canal and a cap. He did the canal and a temporary cap on Monday. This was my first experience at having a dentist do so much work on one tooth.  Please pray for us as we work through the expense and pain of this dentist appointment. (I will return to Texas and he will apply the permanent cap in March.)

NorthSide Baptist Church

February 16th, 2018

Silcott Ministries was invited to present our ministry at NorthSide Baptist Church in Nolanville, Texas with Pastor Adam Garber. We started Sunday morning February 11, 2018 with speaking at the Sunday School class with the teens.  Six teens raised their hands committing to serving the Lord and taking a stand on what the Bible teaches.  For the morning service I preached in children’s church with a story from Randy and three object lessons.  Four that responded to the invitation trusted in Christ as their Savior.  For the evening service I introduced Rodney to the whole church family and preached a message out of the gospel of Mark.  Several came to the front to pray seeking to serve the Lord in their daily lives.

On Friday, February 9th, I was asked to speak for the NorthSide Baptist Academy chapel.  They have over 40 students who listened intently to the gospel message.  Pastor Adam and I were able to spend time together during the week in fellowship and touring Fort Hood.  Please pray for NorthSide Baptist Church in Nolanville, Texas as they seek to reach Nolanville and Fort Hood with the gospel of Christ.

Victory Baptist Church

February 10th, 2018

On February 4, 2018, we held meetings at Victory Baptist Church in Copperas Cove, Texas. We have a long-time financial supporter who supports our ministry through this growing church.  Don and Laura S. have prayed for us and supported us for more than 15 years.  Don is now with the Lord and Laura is still serving the Lord at the piano.

Pastor Erick Knight had me preach for a whole family Sunday School class with ventriloquism and object lessons and present our ministry Sunday night.  Sunday morning, I also spoke in children’s church and in the evening, I spoke to the puppet team encouraging them with perfecting their art in their puppet ministry.  Please pray that Victory Baptist Church will take us on for monthly support.