Archive for October, 2015

Round Robin Missions Conference

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015


On October 18 – 22, we participated in a Round Robin Missions Conference in northern Minnesota. Our host church was Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Sunday night, we headed up the road to Brainerd. Then after the evening service we traveled back to our motorhome parked in Sauk Centre. Next, we spoke at Southbrook Baptist Church in Wadena; Woodland Baptist in Fergus Falls; and Grace Baptist Fellowship in Sartell. On Thursday, we all came together in Brainerd for the closing service. Each Missionary had 5 minutes for closing remarks and a challenge from the Word of God from Missionary Jim Leonard.

For each service, I told a story with Rawley and introduced our whole family ministry. Then I preached a message from Acts to thank each one of the churches for their desire to be involved in missions around the world. It was enjoyable to spend time with the other missionaries. Tim Manes and his wife are beginning a Hmong church in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is home world’s largest population of Hmong in America. Roger Hatch was also with us; he has built and currently funds orphanages in Central Africa and Sierra Leone. Jim Leonard and his wife Julie were classmates of mine at Faith Baptist Bible College. Now they are veteran missionaries in northeast Brazil helping nationals as they start and lead growing churches. The final Missionary family was the Laidlaw family who are starting a church in Rice, Minnesota. Thanks for your prayers for the Silcott ministries and missions around the World.

Calvary Baptist Church

Saturday, October 17th, 2015


We held a Bible Conference on October 11 – 15, 2015. For Sunday Morning I preached from Mark 16 a message –“A Living Portfolio: A picture of a Sinner, A Picture of a Saint, and a Picture of a Servant.” “A Living Portfolio” tells the story of where we have come from, where we are, and what we can do for Christ. Then starting on Sunday night I presented the series of seminars on “What Every Christian Should Know” giving people the proof texts and facts on the deity of Christ, the reality of creation, the inspiration of Scripture, and the reasons for suffering. Pastor Gerhardt said that more people came for this week of meetings than what he has seen for the last 15 years in special meetings.

One night a young man came who has told others that he did not believe in God. After the meeting he shared with his mother that now he thinks that there is a God. Please pray that God will continue to work in his heart and he will soon trust Christ as his Savior. Please pray for Pastor and his family as they continue to reach Cambridge with the gospel. The church also has a Christian School and pastor ministers to other Christian schools in the West by representing A.C.E.

First Baptist Church

Saturday, October 17th, 2015


For the week of October 4 we ministered at First Baptist Church in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Pastor Brad Berglund and his wife Linda have been dear friends for many years. I was able to speak to the church on Wednesday night, then on Thursday, I spoke in a retirement home twice: once on the main floor, then upstairs in the Alzheimer’s unit. For Sunday I preached for Sunday school and for the morning service. We enjoyed a potluck for lunch at noon, then preached for Sunday night. Then on Tuesday, I spoke to their youth group. They played dodge ball and enjoyed hot dogs and chips. Rawley came out and helped me tell the Story of Jonah and the Great Fish.

LuthrenIn the past the church building was owned by the local Lutheran church. They have beautiful stained glass windows with portraits of founders of the Lutheran faith. Please pray for Pastor Brad as he serves the Lord in Cannon Falls in the church and in his jail ministry.

First Baptist Church

Thursday, October 1st, 2015


For the last Sunday in September, we enjoyed attending the church in Oakland Minnesota, First Baptist Church with Pastor Bernie Boldt and his wife Nicole. This small work in southern Minnesota has a Christian school and a bus route that reaches out to children and adults in the city of Austin. During our stay at the church, I was able to attend the Minnesota Pastor’s Conference held in Austin. I spoke for the Sunday School opening, children’s church, and on Sunday Evening, I preached and gave an update on our ministry in evangelism.

During children’s church five of the young people responded to the gospel and trusted in Christ as their personal Savior. Two of them were visitors from South Dakota and the rest were regular attenders of the church. Please pray for these new believers as they grow in their newfound faith. Please continue to pray for Pastor Boldt as they counsel and encourage the church family to grow in Christ.