Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, I hope you will take a moment to read about the sacrifice made by Airman First Class Pittsenbarger:
____________________________________________________________________________________On 11 April 1966, near Cam My, Republic of Vietnam, while assigned as a Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recover Squadron, Airman Pitsenbarger was aboard a rescue helicopter responding to a call for evacuation of casualties incurred in an on-going firefight between elements of the United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division and a sizable enemy force approximately 35 miles east of Saigon.

With complete disregard for personal safety, Airman Pitsenbarger volunteered to ride a hoist more than one hundred feet through the jungle, to the ground. On the ground, he organized and coordinated rescue efforts, cared for the wounded, prepared casualties for evacuation, and insured that the recovery operation continued in a smooth and orderly fashion. Through his personal efforts, the evacuation of the wounded was greatly expedited.

As each of the nine casualties evacuated that day were recovered, Pitsenbarger refused evacuation in order to get one more wounded soldier to safety. After several pick-ups, one of the two rescue helicopters involved in the evacuation was struck by heavy enemy ground fire and was forced to leave the scene for an emergency landing.

Airman Pitsenbarger stayed behind, on the ground, to perform medical duties. Shortly thereafter, the area came under sniper and mortar fire. During a subsequent attempt to evacuate the site, American forces came under heavy assault by a large Viet Cong force.

When the enemy launched the assault, the evacuation was called off and Airman Pitsenbarger took up arms with the besieged infantrymen. He courageously resisted the enemy, braving intense gunfire to gather and distribute vital ammunition to American defenders. As the battle raged on, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to care for the wounded, pull them out of the line of fire, and return fire whenever he could, during which time, he was wounded three times.

Despite his wounds, he valiantly fought on, simultaneously treating as many wounded as possible. In the vicious fighting which followed, the American forces suffered 80 percent casualties as their perimeter was breached, and Airman Pitsenbarger was finally fatally wounded. Airman Pitsenbarger exposed himself to almost certain death by staying on the ground, and perished while saving the lives of wounded infantrymen.

Who said Airmen are wimps?

I'm home now from my trip to the Bible Conference in Ontario, California. The Theme of the conference was "The Incarnation" I Tim. 3:16. It was wonderful. I preached twice. First on "The Person of the Incarnation" and next on "The Prophesy of the Incarnation".

A painting contractor starts work tomorrow on our house and I take Marion in for a MRI in regard to the pain in her pelvis and hip area from a fall that she took. Pray for her.

Larry Killion
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Sunday, May 20, 2007



A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible; Psalm 23.

She gave the youngsters a month to learn the verse.

Little Bobby was excited about the task. But, he just couldn't remember the Psalm.

After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Bobby was so nervous.

When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly,

"The Lord is my shepherd and that's all I need to know "
So True!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

TLBC 07 1st Q Report

The Lord’s Baptist Church
11102 Yakima Avenue South
Tacoma, WA. 98444
Pastor Larry J. Killion Phone: 253-537-0129


Greetings from TLBC in Tacoma, Washington. This is our Newsletter and Quarterly Report for the 1st quarter of 2007. The outlines of Pastor’s most recent sermons are on the front page of our church website. We finished our series on the Sermon on the Mount and have been preaching evangelical sermons.

We began 2007 with a grand meeting in January to celebrate the 27th anniversary of our church. It was a wonderful time with sermons from Elder Garner Smith of Clarksville Tennessee. It was great to fellowship with sister Augusta too.

Our church attendance still needs improvement. Be in prayer. We have started to canvas the neighborhood around the meeting place. God is faithful to send visitors. Our membership is aging and becoming frail in regard to physical health. The younger members are not as faithful as the older ones however. Is this a sign of the end times? We are also saddened by news that brethren in formerly sound churches are departing from the old landmarks of the faith. Pastor is planning to attend the Memorial Day Bible Conference in Ontario, California where Elder George Kelley is Pastor. The church there remains faithful to the truth.

Both of our Missionaries, brother Cresencio Baldemor in the Philippines and brother Bob Ellis in Ireland are doing well and we continue to receive good reports from them about the mission work in those places. Brother Baldemor has a building program going at the Lawa-an Mission work in the Northwestern part of Mindanao. Brother Ellis is planning to come home on furlough some time this summer with his wife Dee and their daughter Leta. We also prayerfully support missions in Mexico, Honduras, Romania, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. We enjoy reading the reports from the brethren in these places and praying for them in our mid-week prayer meeting service.

Pastor retired from his secular job last summer and so far it has been a wonderful first year of retirement. He helps supplement his retirement with a small home business. The freedom is very enjoyable. Pastor’s mother is doing much better now health wise. He sold her car and mobile home for her and helped her get moved into a new SHAG apartment this quarter. Pray for us that we would be found faithful. Surely the coming of the Lord is drawing near.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Higher Power


A Sunday school teacher said to her children, "We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times.

But, there is a higher power, Can anybody tell me what it is?"

One child blurted, "Aces!"

Happy Mothers Day.

All the Moms and all the rest of us had a great time worshipping the Lord today at TLBC. My sermon was on the subject of Baptism by Heavenly Authority. Study the outline here:


Here is a rotator page with some of my home biz pages. Please let me know if any are of interest to you and I can help you with getting you own. Don't tell me you couldn't use a few extra bucks every month. This is an easy way to do it.

Larry Killion

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Home Again.

Marion and I had a GREAT time on our two week vacation in Kauai. I missed the Bible Conference in Mt. Morris, Michigan this year but am geared up for the Memorial Day Conference in Ontario, California the end of this month. We also learned that the So. Park Missionary Baptist Church in Seattle is planning a Labor Day Conference. I'll attend that one too, Lord Willing.

We got home Friday and the services went well today at TLBC. I preached on "The Mystery of Godliness" and my sermon outline is listed on our church website as usual:

When we checked our mail at the Post Office we had two tubs. It was nice to see the checks there from some of my online biz efforts. I really LIKE coming home from vacation and having checks to cash. This is what helped me retire from my secular job. This is also the first time I have ever returned from vacation and did not have to report to work. What a thrill! If you have ever thought about making money from home, let me help you get started.

Larry Killion
My email and phone are in the upper left corner of the Killion site.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

ALOHA !!!!

Greetings from the Garden Isle.

It has been a while since my last log in. Marion and I have been on vacation in Kauai with my sister Dea and her husband Wally since April 19th.

Brother Jim Turner stood in for me at TLBC while we were gone. My sister Debby checked in on Mom for us. Mom broke her tooth and wound up having to go in for emergency treatment for it. All is well now.

We fly to Oahu tomorrow night from here on Kauai and then on to SeaTac. We should get in around 5:35 AM Friday. Looking forward to being back in church again on Sunday. We had Bible studies here at the Condo because we did not know of any good Sovereign Grace Landmark Baptist churches in this neighborhood.

I checked my email from time to time ande cleared the"junk". New prospects and customers are logging in to my sites and I'm sure there will be some checks at the Post Office when we get home. We had the mail carrier hold our mail for us until we get home.

Larry Killion