25th Anniversary Pig Pic’n – Y’all Come!

In his book, The 8 Steps to Success, Andy Albright made a profound statement that really hits home. He said “Great salespeople have a sense of urgency about what they do because they want their customers to enjoy the benefits of their products immediately. They are driven to succeed as soon as possible, because they realize there is no such thing as a “Practice Life.”  The life you are living now is the real thing – not a warm-up.”

I was thinking about this, this morning as I read Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Each day when we wake up we are given a special gift. It’s called TIME. Use it wisely. The best gift I can give is sharing my gift of time with the people I love. 

Next Saturday we will be celebrating 25 years of providing homes for missionaries here at Siloam Missionary Homes in Snow Camp. Hundreds of missionaries from around the world have called this place their home. 

Please come join us for a fun packed afternoon here on our campus at 1053 Quakenbush Rd., Snow Camp. We would love to see all of you.

We praise the Lord for your prayers and financial support, your time and effort over the years.  I thank the Lord for the wonderful opportunity and the privilege that He has  allowed Joyce and I and our family to help provide a place for missionaries to call home.

Mark you calendars and come spend a little time celebrating with us next Saturday, September 30th from 4-8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and a dessert and enjoy the music and food. 

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Why Do We Need Missionaries? Part 3

Continuing with a third reason we need missionaries, based on Paul’s writing in Romans 1, he says in verses 20-25, “20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (NKJV).

Paul explains that God has revealed Himself, His “invisible attributes,” His “eternal power” and His divine nature through “the things that are made.” People are “without excuse” regarding knowledge of God because His existence and character “are clearly seen” through what He has created, what we often call “nature.” Creation – the flora and fauna, the animate and the inanimate, the microcosm and macrocosm, the earthly and the heavenly – reveal God the Creator. Despite this fact, Paul says, people “did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (Rom 1:21).

This is why we need missionaries. Some think that the many religions of the world, even the ones that worship images “made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Rom 1:23), are mankind’s attempt to find God. While people try to make themselves acceptable to God or gods through their own efforts, adherents of these false religions have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie.” Rather than seeking God, they are trying to escape from the true God and worship the creation instead of the Creator (Rom 1:25).

People cannot escape the guilt of sin, but don’t want to give up their sin. Denying God’s truth in the darkness of their hearts, they think they are wise. God says they are fools because they don’t honor Him; they worship false gods and refuse to give up their sins. If they acknowledge the righteous, holy God, then that means they are guilty of the sins in which they continue. They fear having to account to God for their sins in the future.

All people have an inherent need and desire to worship, but also have sinful desires. To fulfill the need to worship, they make gods, idols (meaning anything worshiped other than the true God) they can worship, yet allow them to keep their sins.

Why do we need missionaries? To go to people without Christ, show them the revelation of the true God in Jesus Christ (who said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” John 14:7-11). Missionaries can help them see the danger to their souls. They can tell people how Christ can free them from slavery to sin and Satan and give them an eternal relationship with the one and only God, whom they can know and worship.

Siloam Missionary Homes is thankful to have a part in providing for the needs of missionaries to help them fulfill their ministry.

H. Milton Wilder
Missionary Pastoral Care

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Latest Donors and Total Financial Contributions to Date – April Update

We would like to thank the following donors that have recently contributed to the Anniversary Project from March 9th to April 26th:

 

  • Apple’s Chapel Christian Church

  • Sean & Sharon Debnam

  • Graham Animal Hospital

  • Ronald & Patricia Somers

  • Michael & Kathy Watson

  • Gail & Kenny Workman

 

With these latest contributions, the current total of financial donations to date is $49,638.49!

Please keep in mind that this amount does not include all of the contributions of resources and supplies for the construction of the home that have been donated.

Thank you to all those who have already given, and for those who continue to give!

 

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Latest Donors and Total Financial Contributions to Date – March Update

We would like to thank the following donors that have recently contributed to the Anniversary Project from January to March 9th:

 

  • Apple’s Chapel Christian Church

  • Braxton Sawmill (sale of lumber from clearing property) – $ 2,438.10

  • Dr. Wayne Moore

  • Workers For Christ SS Class, Apple’s Chapel Church

 

With these latest contributions, the current total of financial donations to date is $49,263.49!

Please keep in mind that this amount does not include all of the contributions of resources and supplies for the construction of the home that have been donated.

Thank you to all those who have already given, and for those who continue to give!

 

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Latest Donors and Total Financial Contributions to Date – January Update

We would like to thank the following donors that have recently contributed to the Anniversary Project in the month of January:

 

  • Calvary Faith Baptist Church

  • Floyd and Anna Barb Miller

 

With these latest contributions, the current total of financial donations to date is $43,800.39.

Please keep in mind that this amount does not include all of the contributions of resources and supplies for the construction of the home that have been donated.

Thank you to all those who have already given, and for those who continue to give!

 

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Can I Count On You To Pray?

For if you remain completely silent, who will pray?

In Esther 4:14, Esther had a choice to make. She chose to step outside her comfort zone and fast and pray for 3 days and nights. In fasting, she and her people went without water and food. She didn’t demand anything of God other than to humble herself before Him by saying, “First I will fast and pray and put this in God’s hands. And if I perish, I perish.”

As believers, we live in hostile territory and there are signs all around us today that Christians are under attack. There comes a time when God’s people dare not be silent.  I believe that the return of Christ is at hand – I see it everywhere I look and I am sure you do, too. God gives us strength to endure the battle if we will call upon Him.

For the past couple of years our staff has been bombarded with sickness and spiritual warfare. We need God’s blood covering every day. Our ministry to missionaries is to encourage them, provide a physical covering (a home, food and clothing) and a spiritual covering (praying for them and with them). Siloam is a place of healing, a place to send forth missionaries refreshed and renewed.

I desperately need your prayers today for Siloam Missionary Homes.

Pray for:

Milton Wilder and his wonderful wife, Betty, minister here at Siloam in Missionary Pastoral Care. This couple is in the battle for their lives. Milton health continues to be serious. He is too weak for much needed surgery and is having a feeding tube put in today. I for one am asking God to heal Milton.

Betty is also having extreme pain in her knees

Joyce and I as I battle Parkinson’s

Rachel hurt her shoulder and is having problems sleeping

Ross goes back and forth to Bible College and works for us part time

Henry has a bad back, and his wife, Linda’s, health

Bob is visiting his ailing mother in Costa Rica

Joan for physical rest

Pat and Wayne and their health

Nancy who broke her foot and is now having shoulder problems

Eric and Joe, Ken, Teri and T, April & Sarah, and our many other volunteers…

Remember what Mordecai said to Queen Esther (4:14). I say to everyone who names the name of Jesus, We need your prayers “for such a time as this”! 

Our prayer chapel here on the campus is open 24/7 and at the front we have created a prayer wall. We are asking you to help us pray around the clock for Milton and Betty and our staff. Please respond that you are praying with us and we will put your name and time of day or night that you will pray on our prayer wall. Many of you have already responded and this has been such a huge encouragement to us.  I am praying that together we can fill the chapel walls with people praying. Call your friends and share this message. I’m praying for over 1,000 names, 1,000 prayers. Can I count on you? It only takes a minute to respond and eternity to know what God has done. To God be the Glory

We cannot choose to remain silent.

Larry

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We would like to thank the following donors that have recently contributed to the Anniversary Project:

 

  • David and Carol Lilly

  • Jeffrey & Cynthia Smith

  • Daniel and Constance Snyder

  • Dan & Jan Thompson

  • Milton & Betty Wilder

  • Woodard Eye Care

  • Troy Woodard, Jr.

 

With these latest contributions, the current total of financial donations to date is $42,870.39.

Please keep in mind that this amount does not include all of the contributions of resources and supplies for the construction of the home that have been donated.

Thank you to all those who have already given, and for those who continue to give!

 

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Silver Bells by Bing Crosby

Silver bells, silver bells, It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (ting-a-ling)

Soon it will be Christmas day.

 

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile

And on every street corner you hear

Silver bells, (silver bells) silver bells (silver bells), It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling) Hear them ring, (hear them ring)

Soon it will be Christmas day.

 

Strings of street lights, even stoplights blinkin’ bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch This is Santa’s big day

And above all this bustle you hear

Silver bells…

 

I woke up this morning with the song “silver Bells” on my mind. Actually, I’m humming it right now. The song depicts the way we see Christmas – weeks of shopping, spending time with family and celebrating the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. I read the article below on the web from the History Channel and it reminded me once again that each of us needs to make the time and effort to celebrate Christmas. Let’s look back on the past year as a way of growing and spend the rest of this year and 2017 sharing the blessings we have received with those around us.

From our house to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

May God bless each and everyone,

Larry and Joyce George

According to the History Channel website, during World War I, on and around Christmas Day 1914, the sounds of rifles firing and shells exploding faded in a number of places along the Western Front in favor of holiday celebrations in the trenches and gestures of goodwill between enemies.

Starting on Christmas Eve, many German and British troops sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing. At the first light of dawn on Christmas Day, some German soldiers emerged from their trenches and approached the Allied lines across no-man’s-land, calling out “Merry Christmas” in their enemies’ native tongues. At first, the Allied soldiers feared it was a trick, but seeing the Germans unarmed they climbed out of their trenches and shook hands with the enemy soldiers. The men exchanged presents of cigarettes and plum puddings and sang carols and songs. There was even a documented case of soldiers from opposing sides playing a good-natured game of soccer. Some soldiers used this short-lived ceasefire for a more somber task: the retrieval of the bodies of fellow combatants who had fallen within the no-man’s land between the lines. The so-called Christmas Truce of 1914 came only five months after the outbreak of war in Europe and was one of the last examples of the outdated notion of chivalry between enemies in warfare.

It was never repeated—future attempts at holiday ceasefires were quashed by officers’ threats of disciplinary action—but it served as heartening proof, however brief, that beneath the brutal clash of weapons, the soldiers’ essential humanity endured.

During World War I, the soldiers on the Western Front did not expect to celebrate on the battlefield, but even a world war could not destroy the Christmas spirit.

 

 

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Merry Christmoose! Don’t you mean Merry Christmas?

Merry Christmoose! Don’t you mean Merry Christmas? Well, yes and no.

The first weekend of December we open the Siloam Missionary Homes Campus, which is a ministry of providing homes for missionaries, up to the general public and call this event “Catch the Spirit of Christmas,” with thousands of lights that makes our 33 acre village come alive with the dazzle and twinkle of Christmas lights, complete with hayrides and trolley rides and much more. A couple of years ago, my son in law was making a Christmas sign out of a red rope light and spelled out the words “Merry Christmas.” The problem was he had more letters than rope, so when he got to the end of “Christmas,” it looked like “Christmos.” So my friend Robby Dilmore, our radio producer with WTRU Radio, was helping me on the trolley, singing and talking to the passengers. As we rounded the corner with microphone is hand he looked up at the sign and said “Merry Christmoose?” Kind of like oops, sorry, but it’s already been said. I quickly replied, “I think that’s Merry Christmas in Vietnamese.” Lol! Every one laughed and it made the night.

So this year I’d like to invite you to come to “Catch the Spirit of Christmas” Friday, December 2 and 3, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. You can come see Mike’s famous sign and have a Merry Christmoose with us and Robby Dilmore.

For more information call 336-376-8200

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Latest Donors and Total Financial Contributions to Date

We would like to thank the following two donors that recently contributed to the Anniversary Project:

  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

  • Wake Chapel Christian Church

With their contributions, the total income to date is $39,420.39.

Please keep in mind that this amount does not include all of the contributions of resources and supplies for the construction of the home that have been donated.

Thank you to all those who have already given, and for those who continue to give!

 

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