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Valley Baptist Church

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Valley Baptist Church

For Sunday, February 23, we drove west from Albuquerque, New Mexico and headed to Winslow, Arizona.  Pastor John and his wife Diane are missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions and have served the Lord for several years reaching the Navajo for the Savior.  We confirmed the details for Bible Camp this summer at Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp south of Gallup, New Mexico.  I preached for all three services on Sunday with a whole family Sunday School and morning and evening services.  For lunch we all meet at their other building across town and had a fellowship dinner.  Sunday night they requested to see my friend Rosie.  So, Rosie came out and helped me tell the story of Ruth and her desire to serve the Lord. 

During our stay in Winslow, we took some time to drive the 40 miles to Holbrook to see our dear friends Pastor Richard and Annarae Zehrung.  Pastor Richard is fighting skin cancer and is doing very well with his recovery.  Because of the chemo, he is developing cataracts in both eyes.  He hopes to get those removed so he can travel to Phoenix to complete his needed treatments.   Please pray for Pastor Zehrung in Holbrook and John and Diana Woods in Winslow as they serve the Lord reaching the lost in Northern Arizona.

Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship

Because Jane’s recurring cornea erosion became an eye infection and corneal ulcer, she stayed in Pierceton, Indiana while I took the motorhome and headed to our next meeting in Texarkana, Arkansas.  Lighthouse Baptist Fellowship has been one of our supporting churches for years.  They also helped us with Caleb’s education.  We thank the Lord for their faithful prayers and support all these years. 

Sunday morning, January 19 I spoke for a whole family Sunday School and preached for the morning service.  Then for Sunday night I presented another story through ventriloquism and preached a message from the book of Genesis.   It is always a joy to see friends and their children that we have been praying for and seeing them grow.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

I remained in Texarkana so that the motorhome could be worked on. Then on January 28 I drove the little car up to Missionary Acres in Silva, Missouri while Jane’s parents John and Jean Baughman and Jane connected with me. (The Acres is almost halfway between Texarkana and Pierceton.) Jane’s ulcer has healed, but the eyesight in her right eye is affected by the remaining scar tissue. She can drive short distances in the daylight; but because of her light sensitivity, she prefers cloudy days and at this time cannot drive at night.

Whosoever Ministries

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

After speaking for Glory Bound Ministries (the video recording) through Hillcrest Baptist Church, I was introduced to Pastor Denver Conway.  Pastor Conway is the pastor of Whosoever Ministries located in Fountain City.  This ministry is unique as it reaches out to the community with services that start at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon. 

This new church which is Baptistic in doctrine is reaching out to people in the community that have been asked not to attend other churches in the area. Sunday, January 12, I told the story of Jonah and the Great Fish with a clear gospel presentation.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel but have not trusted in Christ as their Savior.

Karen Street Baptist Church

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Last Sunday, November 24, 2019, I filled the pulpit at Karen Street Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  Next Sunday, December 1, 2019, is going to be their last Sunday.  Karen Street Baptist Church is closing their doors and merging with Gretna Baptist Church in Gretna, Nebraska.  My goal was to encourage the congregation and give them some joy in all the mixed emotions.  The plan is that those who merged with Gretna will in the future regroup and try to start the church again in four or five years.  The problem that they ran into was that they were not able to find a pastor after several years of looking.

Pleas pray for those in the church that are still looking for a church home that is not too far to travel and would meet their spiritual needs.  Pray for Karen Street’s future and for other churches in America that have the same problem.  Several churches are looking for pastors, but the need is not being filled.  Pray for reapers for the harvest field.

Calvary Baptist Church

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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

Saturday, 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.