Archive for August, 2021

Oakland Baptist Church

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

The week of August 15 – 18, 2021, I held a whole family VBS at Oakland Baptist Church in Oakland, Minnesota with Brother Dale Wicks.  Brother Wicks and the church family have been seeking a Senior Pastor for this growing church in Southern Minnesota.  This church has potential for growth and would be a great church for a young pastor to start serving the Lord in ministry.  During the week we had active attendance and first-time visitors.  We are praying that these families will start coming and be a part of the church in the future.  We praise the Lord for the girl that trusted Christ as her personal Savior.

Each evening after the service Brother Dale and I had fellowship at a local restaurant in Austin, Minnesota.  On Tuesday night, I told our waitress that we were about to pray for our evening meal.  We asked her if she had any issues that she would like us to pray for.  She quickly answered that her mother was in a car accident and had bleeding in her brain.  We asked her  the name of her mother and we quickly thanked the Lord for our food and requested that the Lord would put His healing hand on her mother “Jessica”.  Please pray for Jessica and her up-coming surgery and that this young waitress would start back to church.  Before we left the restaurant the waitress left this note on our table.

“Thank you for the prayer. Our family has had a bad month and though we aren’t believers it means a lot. You made my night.  Thank You!”


Calvary Baptist Church

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

We had a great week of meetings in Granada, Minnesota with Pastor John Schofield at Calvary Baptist Church.  We held a whole family Vacation Bible School, August 8 – 11, 2021.  The meetings were well attended with visitors each day.  We started with our theme “The Bible Stands” with a whole family Sunday school presenting the first story with Jonah told by Rawley.  We included Rodney’s story of Daniel and his accusers for the morning message.  We continued with the theme Sunday night through Wednesday. With this schedule I was able to include all the messages in this year’s theme. 

Through the week Pastor and I were able to finish some projects that we were working on and enjoy a few hours of fishing in the state of Minnesota.  We caught enough pan fish to have a fish fry on Monday night and enjoy some great fellowship.  The church has a very comfortable prophet’s chamber that I was able to stay in for the week of meetings.  Please pray for Pastor John and his family as they serve the Lord in Southern Minnesota and for the church family, as they seek to reach their community with the Gospel.  Thanks for praying for the Silcott Ministries.

Highland Park Baptist Church

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Sunday, July 25 – Wednesday the 28th we held a Vacation Bible School for Highland Park Baptist Church in St. James, Minnesota.  The Interim Pastor Larry Smetak and his wife Vera served as VBS director, leading songs and helping with extra toys for rewards for saying verses and bringing in visitors.  They used our theme, “The Bible Stands” they decorated the church with cardboard Bibles hanging from the rafters and from behind the pulpit.  The children as well as their parents attended each day with some visitors indicating that they will be back in the future.

The Pastors wife, Vera grew up in Wessington Springs, South Dakota where I was born and where my dad was the pastor of the Baptist Church.  As expected, she had lots of stories to tell about me and the day that I was born.  Please pray for Highland Park Baptist Church as they continue their search for a senior pastor and for those who heard the gospel at Vacation Bible School that they will soon trust Christ as their savior and learn to serve Him.