Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Trip to Michigan and KY.

The trip to Michigan and Kentucky went well. I had a very uplifiting time at the Bible Conference with Home Baptist Church in Mt. Morris, Michigan. Their hospitality always is an amazement to me.

After the Conference I traveled with Kenneth and Nathon Long down to Sellersburg, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. I preached in the AM and PM services at the Providence Baptist Church.

It was a blessing to be with the Long family again. They were our Missionaries to Vladivostoc Siberia Russia for a while back in the mid ninties. They have a nice piece of property out in the country and plenty of room for all the animals. Sister Sharon is a real animal lover. They have two creeks that run through their 9 acres. One evening we hiked up the hill to the source of one of the creeks. It was a small lake on their neighbors property.

We did a little fishing. Nathan did the best of us. He caught this catfish, some bass and some crappies. Nathan is Pastor of Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Hazard, Kentucky. Remember the Dukes of hazard? :)
Anyway, they have a TV program called "Seeking the Truth" that reaches Eastern Kentucky and Nathan interviewed me for the program about the up and coming Missionary trip to Ukraine and will air it soon. It was quite an experience and opportunity. These pictures were taken with my cell phone.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

We are not THAT stupid are we?

Boy am I confused. Listening to the Partisan 'politicals', I haveBeen hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I find that to be RIDICULOUS.

Now ...... I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistanceprograms such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegalaliens.
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondaryschool education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for theAmerican-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegalaliens.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal alie ns. ;
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens forWelfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wagesare caused by the illegal aliens.
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime ratethat's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. Inparticular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegalaliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroine and marijuana, crossed into the U.S. from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report:
12. The National Policy Institute, 'estimated that the total costof mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion ann ually over a five year period.'
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One MillionSex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States '. ; total cost is a whopping: $ 338.3 BILLION dollars a year .

Are we THAT stupid???If this doesn't bother you then just forget it. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every legal resident in the country including every representative in Washington , D.C.& ; - for as long as it takes to restore some semblance of intelligence in our policies and enforcement thereof.

God promises us a safe landing, not a calm passage.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

08 MS Walk and Conference DVDs

Greetings again. We had a good day today in the house of the Lord. I preached on “Salvation and Service” and you can see the sermon outline on the front page of our church website. Click Here

Saturday was a beautiful day here in western Washington and my wife Marion and I went over to Silverdale to walk in the MS Walk on my sister Deanna’s team “Baby Steps”. We all walked on behalf of my niece Niki Sue, Dea’s daughter. Niki is a beautiful young woman. She has survived MS for over 18 years and is still able to walk today because of the research for new medications paid for by the funds raised at events like the annual MS Walk.

The DVD set of the Granite Bay, California Bible Conference that I attended last weekend arrived and we can make copies for anyone who wants them. We do not charge for these. If God burdens a heart to give a special love offering, it will not be refused. Here is the list.

The Glory of the Lord. Larry Killion, Tacoma, WA.

Glory Which Shall Be Revealed. Gordon Wiegold, Roseville, CA.

God’s Glory. Fred Roberts, Sacramento, CA.

Glory in the Church. Don Kallner, Salinas, CA.

The Providence of God and Glorying in the Lord. Troy McGahan, Nancy, KY.

Examples of God’s Glory. Rodney Spears, Missionary to Peru.

Back to Glorifying. Sean Kallner, Salinas, CA.

When Glory Fills The House. David Lee, Medford, OR.

The Transfigured Glory of Christ. Peter Santisteban, Buckhannon, WV.

The Invitation to Exaltation (Glory). Joe Collins, Crag, WV.

Exorcize in Storms or Glory in Tribulation. Rod Fox, Roseville, CA.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

TLBC 1Q08 Report

The Lord’s Baptist Church

11102 Yakima Avenue South

Tacoma, WA. 98444

Pastor Larry J. Killion Phone: 253-537-0129


This is our Newsletter and Quarterly Report for the 1st quarter of 2008. See our church website for the outlines of the latest sermons preached on Sunday mornings. In our afternoon services we continue to study a survey of things in the New Testament. The guest speaker for our anniversary services in January was Elder Garner Smith, Faith Missionary Baptist Church, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Sister Augusta came with him and we all had a wonderful time. They really liked the egg rolls at Yen Ching’s.

Pastor attended the Bible Conference in Granite Bay, California in March where Elder Mike Prater is Pastor. My message on “The Glory of God” was well received and I was also privileged to preach in the Sunday evening service for Cordova Missionary Baptist Church where Elder Fred Roberts is the Pastor. My message there was on “Bricks in the Wall.” I submitted this message in article form to the “Voice in the Wilderness” paper published by Elder Mark Minney in West Virginia. I submitted another article entitled “Arminian Verses?” to the Berea Baptist Banner published in Mantachie, Mississippi.

We created a new page on our church website called “Click and Listen.” It has several old audio sermons on it by brethren that have gone on to glory before us. You might like to listen to some good old time preaching. Pray also for our Radio program on KLAY 1180AM radio. It is called “The Beacon of Truth” and airs each Lords Day morning from 8:45 to 9AM.

Pastor’s back and leg (sciatic nerve) pain is gone. Thank you for your prayers. Plans for the Mission trip to Ukraine with Elder Kenneth Long have been delayed until later in the spring due to medical problems with brother Alex and his family in Chernigov. Alex needs to acquire vacation now in order to host guests from America. We will let you know more as things begin to happen. A couple of Grace Brethren guys have tried to interfere but it is no problem. The local Baptist Union organization in Chernigov is also hindering somewhat. Alex and our people had to stop holding services in the auditorium they were using due to politics. Pray that God will give them an even better place for worship.

Our church attendance here needs improvement. I posted an ad in a weekly paper for a FREE Bible Study for the Military. I hope to reach some of the personnel on Ft. Lewis and McCord AFB with this study on Basic Bible Truth. As the weather turns nicer and my sciatica is gone now, I will be out in the neighborhood again passing out gospel tracks. As I tell our members, “If we want God’s blessing on our outreach, we must outreach.”

Our Missionaries are always thankful for your prayers. Brother Bob, our Missionary in Ireland is finishing his chemotherapy for a lymphatic lesion on the optic nerve of his right eye. Brother Baldemor, our Missionary in Philippines is well. The financial needs in the Filipino work are the Lawa-an building project and brother Baldemor’s travel expenses. Sister Sue Kaley needs prayer regarding inoperable cancer. Her son is in prison. I visited him and am sending Bible Studies to him and his wife. Sister Turner might have Parkinson’s. Remember our older members in prayer and those in distant places. Thanks again for your faithful prayers. AMEN.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


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Friday, April 04, 2008

Here is that story (down below) I read at our last prayer meeting.

Quote of the day: "We live in the greatest nation in the world. I want to work for a change."Barach Obama

Something to thnk about: "If we want God's blessing on our outreach, we must outreach." Larry Killion

Larry J. Killion, Pastor
My Blog:
Isaiah 65:24

This story was written by a doctor who worked in Africa.

One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter.We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive, as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

We also had no special feeding facilities. Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates). 'And it is our last hot water bottle!' she exclaimed.

As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles They do not grow on trees, and there are no drug stores down forest pathways.

'All right,' I said, 'put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts. Your job is to keep the baby warm.'

The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

During prayer time, one ten-year old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. 'Please, God' she prayed, 'send us a water bottle. It'll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.'

While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the he prayer, she added, 'And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she'll know You really love her?'
As often with children's prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say,'Amen'. I just did not believe that God could do this. Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything, the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren't there?

The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever received a parcel from home. Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator! Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses' training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door.

By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there, on the veranda, was a large twenty-two pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot.. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly.

Excitement was mounting.. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. From the top, I lifted out brightly colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas - that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the.....could it really be? I grasped it and pulled it out - yes, a brand-new, rubber hot water bottle.

I cried.

I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could. Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, 'If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly too!'

Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted! Looking up at me, she asked: 'Can I go over with you and give the dolly to that little girl, so she'll know that Jesus really loves her?'

That parcel had been on the way for five whole months. Packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God's prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator and one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child - five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old..... to bring it 'that afternoon..'

'Before they call, I will answer' (Isaiah 65:24)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Home from California

Well, Here I am home again from the trip to California. It was a good trip. The church in Granite Bay put me up in the Orchid Suites Motel and shuttled me back and forth to the services and all the food and fellowship was wonderful. Elder Mike Prater is doing a fine job as the new Pastor there. Due to a late cancelation by the first scheduled speaker Mike moved me from last to first (can you think of a scripture for that?) and I started off the Bible Conference with a message on "The Glory of God." It was well received. After the Conference at Landmark, Elder Fred Roberts asked me to preach for them over at Cordova Missionary Baptist Church in the Evening service at Sacramento. I still had the outline in my Bible from when I preached "Bricks In The Wall" here in Tacoma. So I brought that message at Cordova and they seemed to be blessed by it too. Again, outlines for these sermons are on the front page of TLBC website. Click Here

Things went well here at home while I was gone and I'm thankful for brothers Turner and Russell who held the fort and covered for me while I was gone. I am looking forward to prayer meeting tonight. My flock is very small compared to a lot of other churches but they are special to me. Pray for us as we press on by God's grace here in Tacoma.

Yours in the old landmarks by sovereign grace,

Larry J. Killion

PS: I found another source for free goodies if you are interested in that kind of thing. Here is the LINK for that. Click Here