Archive for October, 2022

Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

From July 17 – August 28, 2022, I was able to fill the pulpit for Rapid Valley Faith Baptist Church in Rapid City, South Dakota.  This opportunity gave me a chance to achieve several things.  I was able to help the church by preaching for 7 weeks of services, so they could continue their search for a senior pastor.  During these seven weeks I had my eye surgeries to remove cataracts and perform laser surgery for my severe astigmatism.  I was so thankful that I could be a blessing to the church as I had these surgeries and recovery in Rapid City with the doctors who have seen me since childhood.

During the month I was able to drive my dad (Pastor Ralph Silcott) back east to Merrillville, Indiana where we took my step-mother Loma Davies Silcott’s remains to be buried next to her first husband.  During my stay I also helped my dad by driving him to his different doctors’ appointments and errands around town.  This trip to South Dakota even presented an opportunity to try and do some work in his house.  Our dear friend Pastor Ron Fanning and his helper Pete Rodolph came to town and installed trim in the living room and dining room, so Dad might put down flooring.  Please pray for Ralph Silcott and the church as they seek a pastor to come to Rapid Valley and serve the Lord in Southwest South Dakota.