Archive for February, 2014

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


This week we held meetings at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi with Pastor Matthew Stahl.  We rejoice in the two young children that trusted Christ as their Savior on Sunday morning.  Then on Monday, Pastor and I went out on visitation and led a man to the Lord on his front porch.  Pastor and his family need prayer as they seek to reach this Gulf Coast city with the gospel.  Because of Marti Gras, Pastor was not sure if anyone would come to church on Sunday morning.  But in the morning, it rained hard and the parade was postponed from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Even though the parade was running and loud, we still had a great group of people in all of the services.  They all enjoyed Rawley and Randy and they heard the gospel preached.

DSCF4008Please pray for Emmanuel Baptist Church as they seek to reach the lost and get this church established in Bay St. Louis.  They are also trying to raise enough money to purchase a new sign for the front of the church.  What a joy to be a part of the services on Sunday, to see men learning to lead singing and work in children’s church,  and see what God is doing in the lives of those being reached.

Silcott Ministries in Louisiana

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


In Louisiana, thus far, we have ministered in four churches: Bible Baptist Church in Pine with Pastor Harold Gaddy.  First Baptist Church of Arcola with Pastor Robert Simpson, Faith Bible Baptist Church in Oakdale with Pastor Lester Hobbs, and Victory Baptist Church in Lake Charles with Pastor Wayne Dartez.  For an added blessing, I also preached at Victory Baptist School.

As we spent weekends preaching and teaching, I was hard at work trying to solve our water problem.  Because of the cold weather up in Richmond, Indiana, we broke our water pump that delivers fresh water to the motorhome.  We also broke the Mana Bloc that provides a water shut off system for the bathroom and kitchen area.  Although only one seal broke, I still had to purchase the whole block because they do not just sell one seal.  The new system had different size output hoses than the original and the original size is no longer being manufactured, so I had to find a way to connect 12 water lines without leaks.  Once that was installed, I discovered a leak in a filter canister, but was able to bypass it until it could be shipped.  Praise God today the canister arrived from the north, in spite of a bad weather delay.

2005 Imperial by Holiday Rambler

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014



On January 17 – 23, 2014 we moved into our new-to-us home in the middle of a cold winter storm at Tom Raper in Richmond, Indiana.  After moving into our home, Timothy headed south for our meetings in Louisiana.   Jane and Caleb traveled north to see her Mom and Dad in Pierceton, Indiana and visited her dentist for a quick check up.  Fortunately, they found that the root canal was alright, but very sensitive around her gums and one filling had partially fallen out.  Pray that Jane will find ways to keep the pain down.


After arriving in Louisiana, we found that the cold damaged our water system: the damage has been a challenge to fix.  Fortunately after four weeks, we now have running water which we don’t have to run and get.   We have a few more glitches to work through, but having a motorhome has given us some great blessings.  In May, we purchased a Saturn Ion to teach our son Caleb how to drive.   The Saturn gets about 30 mpg, whereas the truck averaged 6.5 mpg.  We are pulling the Saturn behind the motorhome.     

Silcott Ministries Project in New Mexico

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Five Month Project in New Mexico



“Working with youth group, Skateboard Park Ministry, Truck Stop Ministry”
Desert Hills Baptist Church

1119 86th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM  87121


“Filling the Pulpit on Sunday’s”
Charity Baptist Church

5501 Oberegon Rd,
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87144