Archive for July, 2021

Lakeland Baptist Church

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

After leaving Arkansas, I drove to northern Minnesota to hold a Vacation Bible School at Lakeland Baptist Church in Gilbert, Minnesota.  Our dear friend Nathan Lobb passed away, but now his son Caleb Lobb is serving the Lord as Senior Pastor.  I enjoyed serving the Lord with Caleb and his wife Megan for our VBS, July 18 – 23, 2021.  It was a joy to stay with them in their home and speak at the church in the morning for VBS. 

We had a great group of children in attendance each day as the children learned new songs and memorized their verses.  On Friday we closed the week with a final program for the parents.  The children quoted their verses and Randy came out to tell the story of Samson and what he learned about sin.  Pray for the children and adults who need to respond to the gospel before it is too late.  Each evening we headed out to several local lakes to try our hand at fishing for northern pike and large mouth bass.  We can truly say that our week was full of fishing for men and for food for the freezer.

First Baptist Church

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

July 11 – 14, 2021, I held a Daily Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church in Ash Flat, Arkansas with Pastor Lynn Raby and his wife Cheryl.  We have known Pastor Raby for several years and have also held meetings with him in Hardy, Arkansas just down the road.  This year we held an all-family Bible School and put the adults and children together on teams for the week.  Even the adults jumped in and quoted the memory verses and competed in the offering contest.  Rosie’s team came from behind and won the contest at the end of the week. 

Pastor Raby is bi-vocational and owns a screen-printing business. He also makes pinned buttons to promote special events.  For our VBS he made buttons for each one of us to be our name tag and the way to indicate which team each person was assigned.  Each day visitors came to join the fun and learn new songs.  Pray for those who heard the gospel, but have not trusted in Christ as their Savior.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries and our outreach in Ash Flat, Arkansas.

Berean Baptist Church

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

For the week of June 28 through July 2, 2021, I helped with the Vacation Bible School at Berean Baptist Church in San Tan Valley, Arizona.  They used their own theme, “Mystery Island: Tracking Down the One True God”.  The children enjoyed the Bible lessons each day provided by Answers in Genesis.  For the last 25 minutes, I focused on the daily theme telling a story with one of my friends and presenting the gospel through object lessons.  With this combined ministry, we saw five trust Christ as their Savior and others respond to living for the Lord.

Many stepped in and helped with Vacation Bible School.  The church was very encouraged on how well the lay people planned the VBS and how smoothly it ran.  Plans for next year are underway as they study what went well and areas that need to be improved.  Please pray for Pastor Skylar as he continues his fight to defeat Covid and pray for the church family as they seek to reach the lost in Arizona.