Desert Hills Baptist Church

As Senior Pastor of Desert Hills Baptist Church, I would like to welcome you to our PRAISE Blog!
Everyone (members, non-members, anywhere in the US or other countries) will have the opportunity to blog their PRAISES
as often as you feel led to and we will be compiling all PRAISES on our website blog, to make a MOUNTAIN OF PRAISE.

Years ago in my own life, I was going through a particularly hard time, (yep, Christians/Pastors have problems too).
I counseled with my Pastor at the time and he gave me the keys to unlocking all despair. A formula of sorts to dealing with darkness. Simply put, PRAISE GOD!

Not only is He worthy, but praise requires the believer to meditate on all of God's Wonder, Grace, Mercy, Love and Compassion.
Upon reviewing all God has done, is doing, and frankly who He is, one's own countenance cannot help but be lifted up.
Besides that, the Bible itself declares, it is comely for the righteous to Praise God, Psalm 33:1. It is a form of sacrifices that
God Himself sponsors and inhabits, Hebrews 13:15.

Our Mountain of Praise will become a place of refuge and encouragement for the lost and the saved alike!

As we offer our praises for God and how He has forgiven us through the shed blood of His son, Jesus.
We can also post how He has answered specific requests, delivered from temptations, and blesses us beyond belief.

MOUNTAIN OF PRAISE has the potential to literally reach the world and change it one praise at a time!

Until we are called home, and the church is raptured, let us build this Mountain together as a permanent testament to God's Goodness.
Be blessed! Then PRAISE about it! Psalm 145:4-12 (Look it up!!!!)

Always Praising Him,
Pastor Scott


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Enjoy the Praise song above while posting & reading others PRAISES!



GLEN said 7/19/2019 11:35:06 AM :
PRAISE God! 16 years CLEAN from meth, but BY THE GREACE of God...THERE GO I
MARIO SMITH said 7/18/2019 1:53:09 PM :
Update on my nephew: still our prayers. He is now having a problem with pneumonia but is under treatment. The doctors have said that he can go home when he is able to walk around without difficulties, is off of IV's, and he uses the BIPAP.
MARIO SMITH said 7/16/2019 1:01:58 PM :
God is STILL WATCHING OVER my nephew! My brother told me that my nephew's co2 count was in the 120's (normal is under 40 and for a smoker, which he is, normal is under 60). Doctors stated he should have been in a coma, but God HAS BEEN MERCIFUL! He woke up and wanted to eat and all they brought him was Jell-O! It's a BLESSING that he is ALIVE!
SHARON said 7/16/2019 11:39:17 AM :
Hi I am THANKFUL that God SAVED me and that I can HAVE a RELATIONSHIP with HIM and it is FREE!!
MARIO SMITH said 7/15/2019 4:01:41 PM :
THANKING the Lord that my nephew DID NOT have a STROKE! He was not exhaling enough to clear his lungs and the gases that built up were causing the disorientation. They have put him on a bipap to help with his breathing. THANKS ALL for the PRAYERS!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 7/15/2019 2:59:21 PM :




Wayne’s HANDLING of the chemo and radiation treatments amazed his doctor!

Pastor Scott’s SERMONS are NOW ON Station 1060AM on Saturdays at 9 am!

THREE of the four people Ed and Sharon visited this week were IN CHURCH TODAY!
LINDA said 7/10/2019 9:23:49 AM :
I PRAISE God that HE ie is our ROCK, our HELPER and COMFORT in our CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES! THANK YOU God..our HOPE is in YOU Lord!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 7/9/2019 4:27:44 PM :


Vivian having 2nd infusion of iron.

Eileen's rehab and PT going WELL!

Marilyn G will begin as teacher's assistant at Wycliff tomorrow.

Rescue Mission Bag next week!

Senior Saint Luncheon next Tuesday at Golden Corral on Lamb at 11:30!
STEVE OLAFSON said 7/2/2019 7:01:26 AM :
O Sovereign and almighty Lord, bless all Your people, and all your flock. Give Your peace, Your help, and Your love unto us your servants, the sheep of your fold, that we may be united in the bond of peace and love, one body and one spirit, in one hope of our calling, in Your divine and boundless love. Amen.
From the Liturgy of Mark, 2d Century A.D.
EDITH said 7/1/2019 3:20:12 PM :
I want to PRAISE God and give THANKS for our BIBLE TEACHERS, Judy, Terry, and Georgia Ann for their continuous LOVE and PATIENCE in their MINISTRY! I THANK God for our PASTORS, LEADERS, DEACON, and ALL in their chosen ministries! They are God’s GIFTS to us members and make DHBC a GOOD church! THANK YOU Lord for ALL YOUR BLESSINGS to us all!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 7/1/2019 3:19:38 PM :




Hensons were BACK with us!

Jesus with Jack and Fran’s help was able to get the MEDICATION he NEEDS!

Linda S is THANKFUL that the medication is HELPING circulation and kidneys!

PRAISE the Lord! The CHURCH has NOT had to pay electricity bill for 3 months. Solar is amazing!!

Marilyn Gordon’s niece got the last slot available at Wycliff!

GeorgeAnn’s friend at the Credit Union is HEALING from his cancer surgery!
IRIS MARTINEZ said 6/28/2019 11:12:55 AM :
First I want to PRAISE God for HIS LOVE and FAITHFULNESS! HE is so GOOD! So LOVING and FORGIVING! I want to PRAISE God that HE supplies ALL my needs! I also almost hit a car yesterday (weird corner backing up from a driveway..suddenly a car was right there... the car was making a left into the street). PRAISE YOU for that and ALL Lord. YOUR MERCIES are newNEW every morning! GREAT is your FAITHFULNESS Lord!
DHBC OFFICE said 6/27/2019 1:17:42 PM :

Shaquiece Bagsby, PRAISE that she was able to BE AT CHURCH last Wednesday!!

Pam Saga is THANKFUL that her cataract surgeries went WELL, and that she is doing GREAT!

PRAISE God for our DHBC Visitation Teams, Ministry Leaders, Teachers
and Pastor Scott and Kim, Pastor Roger and Shirley!
ADULT SUBDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 6/26/2019 10:23:42 AM :


Our Country!

For all Church ministries!

Karlene was back with us!

Our church has NOT had to pay electricity bill for 3 months. Solar is amazing!

Alex Paz has been offered a couple of record deals!
STEVE OLAFSON said 6/24/2019 11:22:34 AM :
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
This is PROOF that ALL people of every part of the world CAN BE SAVED!
IRIS MARTINEZ said 6/22/2019 11:53:49 AM :
I have visited your church a couple of times and have started to come to your website. Today I want to PRAISE God for ALLOWING me to MEET my FAMILY again after such a long time!
DHBC OFFICE said 6/20/2019 2:49:47 PM :

Linda Wood’s THANKFUL that her leg is much BETTER!

The Hensen’s start BACK HOME on Monday the 24th!

Edith is PRAISING God that her blood test is NEGATIVE!

Matthew Coyle giving PRAISE for his JOB!

Gabe Hilton PRAISE for being able to TALK to roommate about CHURCH!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 6/18/2019 11:59:57 AM :

He is Risen!

Our Country!

Nettie moved her letter to Desert Hills today!

Richard’s mother came forward for baptism and church membership today

Linda Wood’s leg is much better

Wayne has finished four weeks of treatment with no bad affects thus far and still has enough hair to comb!

GA”s friend at her credit union--Brian West—had surgery for cancer; he is healing nicely!

Eileen—felt better this week than she has since heart surgery!

Marie L is back from Kansas!

Hensens start back from Illinois on Monday the 24th.

Doris R took 84 hygiene bags to the Rescue Mission this week!

Linda J—15th month old who has cancer received first treatment and is now at home!

For all who seek strong spiritual walk and please pray they will grow in their faith!

All Church ministries!
DHBC said 6/13/2019 1:07:23 PM :

Our DHBC Church Picnic was a SUCCESS!

Wayne is doing GOOD after half of his treatments!

GeorgeAnn’s physical therapy on knee is HELPING!

Eileen Andersen GOOD REPORT from heart doctor!

We have VISITATION TEAMS, Ed and Sharon, Marie and Cindy Hughes, Barbara and Chris and Bill and Larry Miles!
ANONYMOUS said 6/11/2019 10:31:49 AM :
PRAISE God for our GREAT worship service Sunday! THANK YOU Lord for CONSTANTLY opening my eyes toYOUR LOVE and MERCY!
BARBARA said 6/10/2019 11:45:42 AM :
PRAISE God we have 2 NEW VISITATION TEAMS! We need one more team of 2 men. God is SOOOOOO GOOD!
PASTOR SCOTT HOCKER said 6/9/2019 8:46:39 AM :
PRAISE YOU Lord forANSWERED PRAYER! YOU have said to cast all of our cares on YOU (no matter how BIG or SMALL) for YOU CARE for us! Truly YOU areFAITHFUL to YOUR WORD!
JUDY said 6/5/2019 3:19:55 PM :
PRAISE God for our church family and the LOVE and MERCY that is shown each and every day! God is so GOOD and is WORTHY of PRAISE!!
JEAN said 6/3/2019 12:05:33 PM :
I want to PRAISE God for LISTENING and ANSWERING my PRAYERS and HELPING me find aCHRISTIAN FRIEND in my life friend! THANK YOU Lord!!
DHBC OFFICE said 5/30/2019 12:46:21 PM :

Rosa Cadena’s co-worker is home from hospital and also named crossing guard of the year!

GeorgeAnn is THANKFUL that her physical therapy on knee is going to HELP!

PRAISE God for our SALVATION and BAPTISMS this year!
ELLEAN ANDERSON said 5/28/2019 3:07:38 PM :
Dear Lord, I have been so BLESSED with ALL the PRAYERS that have been lifted to YOU on my behalf! I give YOU all the HONOR and GLORY for my RECOVERY and ask YOU to BLESS those who have BLESSED me!

I am PRAYED for each week at church and I do THANK YOU for ALL that has been GIVEN to me from my brothers and sisters! Their SUPPORT, their HUGS, their SMILES, I COULD’NT even COUNT the MANY PRAYERS that they have all BLESSED me with!

YOU are WITH me THROUGH the GOOD days and the days that I STRUGGLE! I am NEVER ALONE in this recovery! I LOVE YOU Lord.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 5/28/2019 2:56:38 PM :

He is Risen!

Our Country and those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom

Wayne’s chemo and radiation treatments went well with no bad after affects this week!
Linda Selby’s boss is very understanding about her need to go to doctor
on lunch hour; her doctor takes no appointments after 12 noon.

Rosa’s co-worker is home from hospital and was also named Crossing
Guard of the Year!

Karlene’s husband Bob drove this week for first time since his accident!

Manny was here this Sunday morning!

Eileen was back this Sunday morning!

Jesus’ great granddaughter is improving, is able to drink milk!

Nettie, our visitor’s allergies were better this morning!

GA’s bill in Nevada Legislature passed Assembly unanimously this week; now just Governor’s signature and it will become law July one!

GA—think the physical therapy on knee is going to help!

Jack had two more come for counseling and one more person joined Celebrate Recovery!

All Church ministries!
STEVE OLAFSON said 5/27/2019 10:59:28 PM :
5-27-2019 Memorial Day

Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Thy Name. We, your children, come with very GRATEFUL hearts for ALL YOU have DONE for us as individuals and as citizens of this great nation! We recognize it is because of YOUR GRACE and the SACRIFICE of so many that we can call ourselves Americans and can be a part of the most BLESSED nation in the world! On this Memorial Day enable us to REMEMBER! To REMEMBER those who have GIVEN their ALL for the VALUES we hold as Americans. To REMEMBER those who have returned with wounds so physically and emotionally deep, that they may never be the same as before. May we SYMPATHIZE with THOSE who will NEVER SEE the birth of their child, their child’s graduation, SEE their daughter as the beautiful bride, or stand with their handsome son as the groom! May we also SYMPATHIZE with the MANY who will NEVER hold a grandchild, cruise the oceans, or live to see old age. YOUR WORD says, “No greater sacrifice can be given than to give one’s life for his friends.” That is what so many have DONE! They have GIVEN their LIVES for their COUNTRY, for the FREEDOM and VALUES we hold so dear!

Father, as we remember on this Memorial Day, help us JOIN with the grief-stricken families that live every day with the sorrow their loss has brought. May we who live in FREEDOM bow our heads and grieve for the many that have died in war and out of our grief we urgently pray for peace and the end of war! Heavenly Father, Creator of this world, as we remember this day, let us also be THANKFUL for the men and women who are WILLING to lay it ALL on the line and die so their families and friends can live in one of greatest countries on earth. Help us to remember with sincere gratitude those who’s final resting place may be in one of our beautiful national cemeteries or in a small family plot as well as those whose resting place has yet to be found. Oh God, our Help in Ages Past, on this Memorial Day we must also give homage to YOU, upon who’s TRUTH and LOVE this nation was founded. Out of the GREAT AWAKENING came our Founding Fathers who were willing to give up fortunes and their lives if necessary so that a people could be FREE to WORSHIP as they chose and to live their lives in freedom as well. THANK YOU for the people who desired to establish laws and life according to YOUR Precious WORD; to govern with fairness to all, rich and poor alike; to give all an equal chance for success. And Father that gives us reason to join with those, our deceased brothers and sisters, to give THANK YOU give us a reason not just to live but a cause for which to die! Those we remember today died for a purpose. It was not to further Communism, Nazism, or some dictator’s or emperor’s fancy but to provide freedom to the oppressed and hope for the hopeless. We THANK YOU that those who died can truly be counted with those who returned as victors over such oppression and hopelessness. They may have lost their lives and all that goes within the years they did not have, but they won the wars by fighting for rights and dignity of the individual. We remember, Father, our freedom and our prosperity today is a product of their victory even in death. God Bless those who have given their lives; God BLESS their families who grieve, and God bless America that we will never become a nation like most others. May we hold CLOSE and DEAR the values for which our men and women died! On this Memorial Day we pray for peace in America, Israel, and the Middle East. We pray for the protection of our soldiers today who are in harm’s way. We pray the world will know YOU are the TRUE and LIVING God! In the Name of the One who died and ROSE again, Jesus Christ. AMEN!
EDITH said 5/26/2019 12:46:01 PM :
PRAISE the Lord, my sister’s swollen legs were now OKAY! Her breast cancer fight is taking a toll on her but she continues to PRAY and LEAN on God for her STRENGTH! THANK YOU Lord for YOUR DIVINE MERCY, for LOVING me, and FORGIVING me of my sins, and DYING for me for my SALVATION!!
MARIO SMITH said 5/18/2019 11:16:53 AM :
PRAISE God!! NO SURGERIES for either Bonny or myself! That is a GOOD THING!
DHBC OFFICE said 5/16/2019 3:21:22 PM :

Ken Rainey joined church on Sunday!

Vanessa Braunstein had her baby, mom and baby are doing good!

Youth Car Wash!

Mens and Ladies Bible Studies

Mixed Adult Bible Study

Young Adult Bible Study
STEVE OLAFSON said 5/12/2019 10:08:22 AM :
Heavenly Father, on this Mother`s Day, we THANK YOU for our mothers through whom YOUR GIFT of LIFE begins and through whom we are NURTURED into great human beings! We LIFT UP all mothers to YOUR LOVE and CARE! We pray for them, for their needs of STRENGTH and SUPPORT to continue to NUTURE a family of LOVE, in HONOR and LOVE for YOU, our God! Amen
MARIO SMITH said 5/10/2019 5:11:57 PM :
Bonny's CT scan became a PET scan when their machine broke this morning - and it ALL WENT WELL! Now we wait for the results - and made a new friend in the waiting room!
DHBC OFFICE said 5/10/2019 12:07:11 PM :

Kathleen Turner’s surgery went well, she is now home and recouperating
Jean Drury is cancer free after 5 years
Nick is in line for a promotion
Barbara’s daughter, Tahnee is engaged

EDITH said 5/9/2019 4:43:31 PM :
I want to THANK ALL of the Monday Night Ladies Bible Study group for their card I received yesterday. THANK YOU ladies for your PRAYERS, HE KNOWS I need them! Your HOPE and FAITH, PRAYERS and your LOVE make grieving a little EASIER to bear! BLESSINGS to you ALL!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 5/6/2019 2:11:07 PM :


Very THANKFUL for DHBC Security Team!

Kathleen Turner PRAISING God that her surgery was WITHOUT complications, and is taking steps and preparing for rehab!

Karlene’s Bob continues to IMPROVE and hopes to be on a cane soon!

Wayneis THANKFUL that he had the feeding tube inserted on Sunday!

Jean D PRAISING the Lord that she is is CANCER FREE after 5 years!

Ken H is THANKFUL that he is BACK after a bout with low blood pressure!

Marilyn Gordon had her swamp cooler repaired!

Nick is in line for a promotion!
MARIO SMITH said 5/3/2019 8:43:48 AM :
THANK YOU Desert Hills! YOU all are a BLESSING to us!
DHBC OFFICE said 5/3/2019 8:42:02 AM :
Colleen Pitre is THANKFUL that she is walking WITHOUT a walker, and is doing GOOD!

Nancy Jones’ was hit by a truck and PRAISES that she was NOT hurt!

Karlene’s husband, Bob is getting BETTER!


PRAISES for our DHBC SECURITY TEAM and USHERS and for the GREAT job they do!
JEAN said 5/1/2019 12:54:35 PM :
Jesus, THANK YOU for EVERYTHING YOU’VE done FOR me and IN me and THROUGH me!! Lord, YOU are the GREAT I AM! NOBODY or NOTHING is GREATER than YOU! THANK YOU for YOUR LOVE and for being my SAVIOR and oh MIGHTY God, THANK YOU for being my FRIEND!!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 5/1/2019 11:56:40 AM :

He is RISEN!

Nancy Jones' car was hit by big Ford truck and very THANKFUL that she was NOT hurt!

Karlene’s Bob is IMPROVING!

Jack is PRAISING God that his knee is back to NORMAL!

Collen came WITHOUT NEEDING the walker!
A BLESSED DAD said 4/27/2019 4:04:37 PM :
THANK YOU Jesus for GIVING me such a WONDERFUL FAMILY and TIME to spend with them!!
PASTOR SCOTT said 4/25/2019 10:12:28 AM :
PRAISE for FRESH FRUIT on a WEDNESDAY NIGHT! ANOTHER for the GLORY of the KINGDOM came FORWARD last night! Oh God of ALL CREATION SHATTER STRONGHOLDS, break the back of FEAR and DOUBT! MOVE among us FREELY without offense! Be GLORIFIED in our midst. We are YOUR people YOU ARE our God! Please find us WORTHY of the HIGH CALLING TOU have GIVEN us! Bring down SHOUTS from heaven as YOU DELIVER the lost into YOU GRACE filled FORGIVENESS. May the hounds of heaven be SET LOOSE in our community! May the GREAT HARVEST be in HONOR of HIM who was SLAIN, was BURIED, and HAS RISEN!!!! HEAR these PRAISES from a GRATEFUL HEART! Let our EVERY BREATH be INABITED by YOUi in YOUR PRAISE! For YOU are WORTHY oh God! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
PASTOR SCOTT said 4/25/2019 8:47:36 AM :
Lord forgive me for not posting this sooner. But honestly YOU know I have been on a HIGH since Easter Sunday! PRAISE YOU Lord for our TWO BAPTISMS! PRAISE for the 6 SALVATIONS!!! THANK YOU for the couple that JOINED! PRAISE YOU Lord for the RICHES YOU GIVE to us! THANK YOU for NEVER GIVING UP on us! PRAISDE YOU for MAKING us a BLESSABLE body of believers. Please, please, please CONTINUE to be BLESSED by us Lord. Please, please, please make us FRUITFUL!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/22/2019 1:09:36 PM :


Jackie was BAPTIZED today!

Karlene’s Bob is doing GREAT!

Marilyn Gordon got NEW PAIN MEDICATION for her nerve disorder!

Manny is IMPROVING and even plans to be back next week!

Jesus’ was BACK today; he was very HAPPY that his stay in the hospital did NOT cause him to miss a Sunday—he is special!

Marie B got a second opinion that she does NOT need a bone marrow biopsy! At this point; they will monitor the blood every month, great relief!

Linda Selby finally saw a kidney specialist. He believes her problem is caused by her blood pressure medicine; he CHANGED the medicine!

Marcell and Don back safely from Mexico!

Linda J’s son Robert came to see her; saw her audio Bible and ASKED to TAKE it!!
GLEN said 4/21/2019 2:56:37 PM :
HAPPY Easter to everyone!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/19/2019 2:01:11 PM :

Manny got to go HOME on Monday, and is doing BETTER!

Karlene’s husband, Bob is doing GOOD!

Jack Anderson is doing GREAT!

Susan Rainey is THANKFUL that her granddaughter, Hailey, is doing BETTER!

Sandi and Don Gabbert PRAISE the Lord that their granddaughter is in SAFEHOUSE and off the streets in CA, doing GOOD! Also there were 13 people baptized at their church in Salina, CA.

Kali Woods PRAISES God for her mom’s HEALTH and for her aunt coming to VISIT!

Colleen Pitre had her knee replacement and is doing GOOD!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/19/2019 10:58:38 AM :
Good Friday Jesus, THANK YOU for WALKING the way of SORROW and MAKING a WAY for us to be RECONCILED to God. Amen.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS said 4/17/2019 10:55:25 AM :

We have finished Revelation, beginning the review!

Jackie JOINED the Church today and will be baptized!
Karlene’s Bob is doing GREAT!

Marilyn Gordon got a neurologist appt!


Jack was back, fit as a fiddle!

Doris R will be taking hygiene bags to Rescue Mission this week!

Fran and Larry are very THANKFUL to get a new car to replace the one that was totaled in car accident!

Larry—became a Marine 45 years ago today!

Susie and Sina were back today!

Sina is THANKFUL her radiation is done for the removed cancer.

George Ann got an injection of cortisone in her knee!
STEVE OLAFSON said 4/13/2019 11:15:25 AM :
Lord Jesus THANKS for the GOOD reports from the Dr. today that my health will be fine! I love the fact that YOU have brought to fruition that, what I PRAYED for to make happen for five months!
THANKS to YOU Jesus my Lord God!
DHBC OFFICE said 4/11/2019 12:25:25 PM :

Winnie O’Malley so THANKFUL for the GOOD report on her eyes! The Dr said he has never seen this before and said her left eye is improving beyond medical help!

Jack Anderson is IMPROVING, and was able to go to Sr. Lunch on Tuesday!

Yollie’s PRAISING God that her eye surgery is done and she was able to WITNESS to a friend this last week!

DeVona PRAISES the Lord for herJOB!

Matthew Coyle PRAISE God for my Grandmother not having cancer!

Colleen Pitre THANKFUL that her knee surgery went well, and she is already doing physical therapy!
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