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Leon Bible Church

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Rodeo at Leon, Iowa

The church in Leon, Iowa is still without a pastor, so I came on Sunday, July 3, and preached in the morning for Sunday School and morning service.  Sunday night I had a short Bible study so that we could take some time and pray for the Vacation Bible School.  On July 4th, I sat in the Leon Bible Church parade float with Rawley and promoted the Vacation Bible School that would start on Tuesday night and go through Saturday night with a closing program on Sunday night.  This was a whole family VBS that resulted in a great turn out for the week.

Each night I told a Bible story with one of my four friends and presented the gospel through object lessons with a surprise ending.  Then I led the adult class through the daily worksheet and quoting and listening to the memory verses for each day.  The church served a light meal for everyone and we closed with the missionary story told with flannel graph on the multimedia projector.   Please pray for the Leon Bible Church in Southern Iowa that they will soon find a pastor.

Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp

Saturday, July 9th, 2022

For the next two weeks, June 12 – 17, 2022 and June 19 – 24, 2022, I preached for Bible camp at Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp in Vanderwagen, New Mexico. Joseph Lee with Baptist Mid-Missions is the Camp director and pastor of the church, on the campgrounds near the Navajo Reservation.  The first week we had around thirteen teens that listened well and took part of all the activities throughout the week.  For Thursday noon they all dressed up in their best clothes for the banquet where they served two turkeys with all the Thanksgiving trimmings.

The second week we had four girls and eight boys for the three teams during the Jr. week of camp.  They all worked on my Bible workbook covering the eight Sons of Proverbs, starting with the Simple Son and ending with the Righteous Son.  This study seeks to encourage the campers to develop a desire to be a righteous son in a world of Foolish. The Girls team won for the week and got to enjoy a little treat after chapel on Thursday night.  Please pray for these boys and girls as they go home and face an ungodly world.

Loma Geyer Davies Silcott

Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Loma Geyer Davies Silcott 1934 – 2022

Loma Geyer Davies Silcott went home to be with the Lord on April 9, 2022. Loma was born on July 14, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Fred Harry and May Belle (Perry) Geyer.

Loma was an American freelance writer, and an English educator. Loma received a Bachelor of Science degree from Valparaiso University in 1970 and a Master of Science from Purdue University in 1975.

With her education, she became a legal secretary for Gavit and Richardson, in Gary, Indiana from 1954-1958. From 1970-1987, Loma was an English teacher for Hobart (Indiana) High School.  In 1995, Loma began teaching as an associate professor at the Oglala Lakota Indian College in Rapid City & Kyle, South Dakota, and at the National American University from 2007—2008.  On top of all that, she was a successful freelance writer since 1975 and the author of Nuts & Bolts Writer’s Manual copyright 1991 and 1993.

Loma Geyer Davies Silcott has been listed as a notable writer and language educator by Marquis Who’s Who. Loma was a Member of the National Writers Association in the Black Hills Christian Writers Group and served as their leader.  Her interests were sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, piano and organization.

Loma married Robert Eugene Davies on September 5, 1954. They had four children: Kathleen, Daniel, Joel, and John.  Robert Davies, passed away in November of 1982.

Loma married Ralph Ra Silcott on January 8, 1994. She then became a help mate serving the Lord with Ralph who was the pastor of Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Together they traveled to Israel, Hawaii, Alaska, Germany, Holland, Scotland, Canada, England, Italy, Rome, Greece, Turkey, and Africa.

Loma is survived by her children, Kathleen Pulley, Daniel Davies, and Joel Davies.  By her two stepchildren: Timothy Ray Silcott and Shirley Kay Johnson. And several grandchildren.

Loma Geyer Davies Silcott 1934 – 2022

Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

On March 30, 2022, I flew from Arizona to South Dakota to spend some time with my dad, Pastor Ralph Silcott.  My dad was scheduled to have blood clots removed from his leg after they removed an infection from the bottom of his foot.  While I was there in Rapid City, I filled the pulpit for Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church.  Preaching four times for Wednesday Prayer meetings and for 5 Sunday Morning and Evening services which included Easter Sunday, One Communion Service and leading the church in voting a new member into the church roles.  On April 4 – 6, I attended the Northern Plains Independent Baptist Fellowship that was held in Upton, Wyoming.

On April 9, 2022, Loma Silcott went home to be with the Lord.  Because of Loma’s health, she was being taken care of in a local nursing home in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Loma Silcott was my stepmother: she married my dad soon after I finished seminary at FBBC.  For her Memorial service, I preached from I Thessalonians 4 sharing all of God’s promises that Loma trusted in for eternity.  Please pray for my dad as he goes through this tragic loss of his wife and for Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church as they continue to look for a senior pastor.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Monday, December 13th, 2021

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.