Archive for the ‘DVBS’ Category

First Baptist Church

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Our Vacation Bible School on July 14 – 19, 2019 was held at First Baptist Church in Cumberland, Iowa with Pastor Michael Martin.  Our theme for the week was “Race to the Finish” so the church decorated the front of the auditorium with two large cars and one large trophy.  For the craft the kids worked together to build two go-carts that they raced on Friday night.  Each day they sang and heard a Bible story from my four friends.  The gospel was explained through the object lessons and I used power point to tell a flannel graph story to close each day. 

The church provided supper for the helpers and VBS students each night to encourage more attendants.  On Thursday night we had a picnic for the parents to close off the week.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not yet received Christ as Savior.  Keep praying that they will see one family join the church as a result of Vacation Bible School.

Baptist Evangelical Church

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

On June 30 & July 3, 2019, we held our second Vacation Bible School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at the Baptist Evangelical Church with Pastor David Christner.  On Sunday, I preached one gospel message and presented two of my Vacation Bible School lessons from our Race Car theme.  Then two days later on July 3rd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, I used Rodney for one more story for the week. 

Then on Wednesday night I used ventriloquism and object lessons for a special outreach evening at Eau Claire Gospel Center.  Many visitors and children attended this event.  Pastor Dan Stanley and his congregation will be able to follow up these and the church will be holding their own VBS the end of this month. Please pray that those who do not know our Savior will soon respond to the gospel.

For the Fourth of July, we are going to enjoy an outdoor grilled meal and a chance to see some fireworks in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.  Lord Bless you and have a Happy 4th of July. 

Sahuaro Baptist Church

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

We held a Vacation Bible School at Sahuaro Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona from July 15 – 20, 2018.  Pastor Kester opened each day with flag and Bible pledges and songs that promoted our theme for the week.  The children worked hard on the memory verses as Jane taught them the motions and several different ways to memorize verses.  Each story was introduced through ventriloquism as the gospel was taught through object lessons with a surprise ending.  We rejoice in the three children that responded to the gospel and trusted in Christ as their Savior.

Each day the children had homemade cookies and on Friday they ate ice cream bars.  The games were filled with action and lots of fun. On Friday, the kids had a water balloon battle and water bombed pastor.  Please pray for Sahuaro Baptist Church as they seek to reach this growing community on the southeast side of Tucson, Arizona.  We thank them for all their prayers and support for the Silcott Ministries.

Southeast Valley Bible Church

Monday, July 16th, 2018

From July 8 – 13, 2018, we held a Vacation Bible School at Southeast Valley Bible Church, one of our supporting churches in Gilbert, Arizona.  The week was very hot with haboobs (dust storms) and humid thunderstorms each evening.  Yet the children and the teenage helpers from the youth group were faithful each day. The children enjoyed singing using lots of motions to keep them active.

We enjoyed coming to the church early so that we could spend the 4th of July with our dear friends Gary and Jennifer Davis.  We loved the fireworks displayed over a local school a few miles from the church.  Please pray for Southeast Valley Bible Church as they seek to reach this growing community with the gospel.

Calvary Baptist Church

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman, Arizona did not have a pastor, so I called them to let them know that I was available to hold a Vacation Bible school the week of June 24 – 29, 2018.  The church invited us to come during the week for VBS and preach for both Sundays before and after the week.  While we were there Clinton Morris of Arkansas accepted the call to become their new pastor.

One of the ladies in the church was returning from the Philippines and had children in the Philippines draw a sign for our VBS in Kingman.  We posted the sign and invited the community to send their children to our Vacation Bible School “On Track for Christ”.  We trusted the Lord to send us children.  After the week was over we had an average of 9 children a day and one child trusted Christ as her Savior. Please pray for Calvary Baptist Church in Kingman, Arizona as they follow up with these new families.

The church owns the lot behind the church, so we were able to park with full hook-ups: water, fifty-amp electricity, and a sewer system set up for a mobile home.  Fifty amps is important when you are facing temperatures in the hundreds in desert conditions.  Our three air conditioners barely keep up during the hottest part of the day.

Elliot Road Baptist Church

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Our next Vacation Bible School was held in Gilbert, Arizona at Elliot Road Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Mooney.  Elliot Road Baptist Church is one of our supporting churches in the state of Arizona.  The church does not have very many children, so the goal was to reach out into the community for some new contacts.  We had around 12 children with visitors each day and three trusted Christ as their Savior.  Jane taught the children the verses using songs and motions.

One of the girls trusted Christ as her Savior on Monday and came back each day bringing a new friend with her for points.  On Friday the friend she brought also trusted Christ as his Savior.  He came back in the auditorium with a new Bible in his hand and a smile on his face.  A New Name Written Down in Glory.  Please pray for those who trusted in Christ as Savior and for the church as they seek to reach these families for Christ.

Open Door Baptist Church

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Vacation Bible School in Prescott Valley was held on June 10 – 15 at Open Door Baptist Church with Pastor Thomas Petro.  Pastor Petro and I first met at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.  It was a blessing to see Pastor Tom again and his wife Brenda as we served the Lord together in a week of VBS.  Silcott Ministries presented our theme “On Track for Christ” with Bible stories told through ventriloquism and the gospel clearly shared through object lessons with a surprise ending.   Each day the children worked hard on their memory verses and bringing visitors to join them in the fun.

The crafts this week were well thought out giving the children something to take home that would remind them of the Bible stories told during the week.  On the last day they drew a name of one of the children who could throw a pie in Pastor Petro’s face.  The children lined up to watch the fun.  Please pray for the six children who trusted in Christ as their personal Savior.  Also pray for us as we replace one of our air conditioners that quit working in this hot summer weather.

Santaquin Baptist Church

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

The week of June 3 – 7th, 2018, we held our first Vacation Bible School in Santaquin, Utah.  Santaquin sits in a valley with one mountain range to the west and one to the east: both ranges run from north to south. A local park where both ranges can be clearly seen is where the VBS was held, because this new work meets in a small rented office building and because about 30 children attended each day. Not meeting in the church also encouraged mothers from the local polygamist colony of Rocky Ridge to allow their children to attend. Please pray for these dear children as they seek the truth about God and eternal life. Pray also for Pastor DeMorell and his wife Rachel who is about to give birth to their first baby boy.

We are so thankful for our small car which allowed us to drive back and forth from Nephi where our motorhome was parked at a RV park. Praise the Lord the store front church – First Baptist Church of Nephi is finishing the final phases of the construction of their church building. They have been a store front church for 20 years.

Grace Baptist Church

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

We started August 26 on Saturday night in Cokeville with hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill followed by ventriloquism, an object lesson, and a singspiration. Pastor Hartman and Pastor Sprecher of Thayne are trying to start a new church in Cokeville which is halfway between the two communities.  These pastors are conducting a Bible study each week to grow a group of believers.

Then August 27 – 30 we were at Grace Baptist Church in Kemmerer, Wyoming with Pastor Richard Hartman.  We treated the meetings as a whole family Vacation Bible School and I preached every night using ventriloquism and object lessons.  Each service was well attended by members, visitors and friends from the community.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not responded by faith in Christ.

During the week Jane was able to spend time with quilting friends that live in town.  She finished several quilts with their long arm quilting machine which helps make the job much faster.  Jane even stayed back in Kemmerer as I traveled to Douglas, Wyoming so she could spend a couple more days with friends.

Friendship Baptist Church

Monday, August 21st, 2017

In Thayne, Wyoming at Friendship Baptist Church, we held an evening Vacation Bible School with Pastor Jay Sprecher.  One of the church members had a friend from work bring his son on Monday night for DVBS.  We are praying that he will come to church with the rest of his family.  One of the boys brought his brother to VBS so that he could get double visitor points.  The children enjoyed the ventriloquism each day and worked hard on their Bible verses learning the motions and songs for the daily points.  For an incentive to learn the verses and work on their daily work sheets they would earn an ice cream sundae on Friday night.  They would get one scoop for 1500 points; two scoops for 2500 points; and three scoops for 3500 points.  The one that had the most points for the week would win a bowl heaping full of ice cream with a banana, whipped cream, and a cherry on the top.

During the week people in the church helped me work on our driver side mirror which was falling off the motor home.  The bolts holding the mirror were stripped out and slowly getting very loose.  Being in a secluded area with no one close by to fix my problem, I looked for people in the church who could help me.  Each night after VBS church members helped me remove the mirror and look for solutions to fix the problem.  By Thursday night we got the mirror back up on the motorhome and fully secured.  Thanks to J.D. Fulbright and others in the church we are safe to go back on the road.  Please pray for Friendship Baptist Church as they seek to reach this community for Christ.