Archive for December, 2015

Bethel Baptist Church

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015




For the month of December, we parked our trailer at Bethel Baptist Church in Britt, Iowa. Pastor Baum and the church family allowed us to stay at the church as we ministered in area churches introducing our ministry, speaking in Awana, and presenting our Christmas program. On December 6th we started in Charles City at Temple Baptist Church. It was good to see the church family again and meet their new pastor Adam Whitty and his wife Erin. They are expecting their first child in a few months. On December 13th I preached for Pastor Greg Baum to help him with a very busy schedule: his daughter had her first baby and he had extra responsibilities in the community. On December 16th I spoke in Forest City at Calvary Baptist Church for their Awana program at 3:00, then at 7:00 for their prayer meeting service, I gave an update and Christmas message from the Gospel of Luke.

ChristmasOn December 20, we presented our Christmas program during the morning service at Bethel Baptist Church in Britt and at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Algona, Iowa in the evening. Caleb was with us and added several new songs to our program two solos on the piano and one with his tin whistle.

Being close to Forest City, we were able to get some much needed work done on our heating system in our motor home. Our Aqua Hot system that heats the water and runs the furnace had broken down. Now it is up and running and working much better. Our home is warm and we are able to take hot showers. Thanks for your prayers for Silcott Ministries.

First Baptist Church

Saturday, December 12th, 2015


At the end of November, we parked our home at First Baptist Church in Cumberland, Iowa. Pastor Mike and Dawn Martin are so gracious to let us park there for almost three weeks as I worked on harvesting some venison during bow hunting season. During our stay I spoke for the church on Sunday, November 29th, 2015. On the 22nd, the church held their Thanksgiving service and meal. I also spoke for their children’s meeting and nursing home ministry on Wednesday the 18th.

During the week I took Levi, one of pastor’s kids, with me to enjoy nature from a tree stand. Their son Sam also rode with me as we traveled out to our different locations for an evening hunt. I had a great time enjoying the outdoors and successfully harvesting a nice deer for our future needs.

Please pray for America and our needs on the road in the ministry of evangelism.