Archive for August, 2019

Golden Hills Baptist Church

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

On Sunday morning, August 25, 2019, I was able to fill the pulpit for Pastor Gordon Phillips in Lead, South Dakota.  Pastor Phillips and his wife Linda took their oldest son to Bible college in Florida.  During the service Rodney helped me tell the story of Noah and the world-wide flood, then I preached from the book of Daniel.  It was a blessing to meet some new families, as well as, see some friends that I grew up with: Skip and Racquel Rice and Raul and Lona Coriano.  Skip and his wife Racquel have moved up to Lead to take care of their parents Harold and Marge Parks who are in a nursing home in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.  Racquel’s brother Raul and his wife Lona are visiting from Omaha, Nebraska.

After the service we ate lunch in Spearfish with our friends the Rice family and the Coriano’s; then, Jane and I took a Sunday afternoon drive through the Black Hills along Highway 385 seeing Pactola Reservoir (where I proposed and Jane said yes), Sheridan Lake and Mount Rushmore.  On Sunday night, we stopped at Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church and saw my Dad and fellowshipped with the church family.  That night we returned to Sturgis, South Dakota where our motorhome is parked.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

From Monday – Wednesday, we’ve spent the days helping my Dad Ralph Silcott with wiring a phone line and other odd jobs.  

Murray Baptist Church

Monday, August 19th, 2019

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, we left our motorhome in Altoona and drove one hour south to preach at Murray Baptist Church in Murray, Iowa.  Alex Bauman and his wife Jan are dear friends that we have ministered with in several other churches. They have been in Murray for several years now encouraging the saints and reaching out in the community for Christ.  To open Sunday School, Rodney and I told the account of Noah and the worldwide flood.  Then I preached a message from the book of Daniel to encourage the saints to stand up for the Lord.   In the evening, I used ventriloquism for the young at heart and preached a message from the gospel of John.

Please pray for Pastor Alex Bauman and his wife Jan as they look into retiring from the church and moving to Omaha.  Please pray for the church family as they begin looking for a new pastor to continue the ministry in this small community in southern Iowa.  It was good to see friends again in the church and hear about how God is using this church to shine a light of hope in a dark and perverse nation.

Altoona Regular Baptist Church

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Joshua & Krista Robinson

We left Minnesota and headed south to Altoona, Iowa and Altoona Regular Baptist Church, our sending church. Altoona now has a new pastor Josh Robinson.  Josh’s wife Krista with her family attended and served at Altoona throughout her childhood.  As adults, Josh and she began serving first as our Assistant Pastor and now as our Senior Pastor.  It was our privilege to update and to preach in the morning and evening services on August 11, 2019.  My dear friend John and his wife Dorothy Rullman were able to join us on Sunday night for the evening service. 

During the week I had a doctor’s appointment with my cardiologist and I do not need to see him until next August.  Because Altoona is our home address, we have had many errands to do in storage and other responsibilities in the local area.  Please pray for us as we work on medication issues and our ministry in evangelism.

First Baptist Church

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
First Baptist Church

Our last week of meetings this summer was held at First Baptist Church in Lake Benton, Minnesota with Pastor Rich Riley and his wife Heather.  We started on Sunday, July 28th with Vacation Bible School and went through July 31st.  Next on August 2nd  & 3rd (Friday and Saturday) at the Lincoln County Fair in Tyler, Minnesota, Pastor, his family, the church family and Jane and I, we handed out tracks and information on the church.  To draw a crowd, we had some puzzles and games that would invite spiritual questions from onlookers.  Pastor even gave a way candy if they would answer a Bible trivia question. 

Then on Sunday, August 4, 2019 I preached for the morning service at Hole in the Mountain Campground in Lake Benton for the Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous Benton-Fremont Days.  I used Rawley as the introduction to the message and three object lessons to present the gospel.  As I was preaching, behind the pavilion, they were preparing buffalo stew and boiling corn.  A local newspaper reporter took some pictures and interviewed me for an article coming out soon. 

Here’s a link with photos from the rendezvous.

We closed off the week of meetings Sunday night with the last message in our Vacation Bible School theme.  It was on what I call “The Greatest Man in the Bible – Moses”.  Pastor invited a fellowshipping church just over the border in South Dakota.  I got to meet a new pastor and present the gospel to a large crowd to close off the meetings.  Please pray for those who heard the gospel, but have not trusted in Christ as their Savior.  Thanks for your prayers for the Silcott Ministries.