Silvis Heights Baptist Church

silvis.jpgFrom April 29 through May 10, we were able to park at the Silvis Heights Baptist Church in Silvis, Illinois.  We started our ministry with their Awana Awards night and that night praise the Lord  one child trusted Christ as her Savior.  Then on Thursday, April 30, I spoke to the teens using my Bible study introducing the Sons of Proverbs.  On May 2, we helped put river rock around the church for landscaping.  That evening we took the teens out for an ice-skating youth outing and I presented the devotional.

For Sunday, May 3, we left our trailer in Silvis and drove a few miles to Coyne Center Baptist Church near Milan, Illinois.  That week one of the deacons had gone to be with the Lord after being in a nursing home for several years.  Because of the funeral several family members attended and through their tears both the congregation and the visitors were rejoicing to know that this dear loved one was in heaven.  His life was a testimony of the blessings of faithfulness: although he served as a deacon in a small church, he is the father or grandfather of five pastors or evangelists. 

That evening we went back to Silvis to minister to the needs of Silvis Heights Baptist Church.  Their Pastor Greg Javaux was graduating that week from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For Wednesday night I spoke for the Awana Workers’ Appreciation Dinner.  Then on Thursday, I presented the second lesson on the Sons of Proverbs to the teen group.  For Sunday for the teen class, I presented the final lesson on the Sons of Proverbs.  Then, I preached on the return of our Savior.  On Sunday night, I presented our ministry to the church closing with the pictures from my Philippines ministry. 

 

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