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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 28

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 28

July 25, 2018


National News


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Free Will Baptists Annual Meeting is being held in Little Rock, Arkansas  The theme is “Called”

(2Timothy 1:9A- “Who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling”) Sunday Morning-

The meeting has been a great success. There has been present a wonderful spirit of unity and worship. We have heard excellent messages on holiness, suffering, salvation and so on.

Exec. Secretary Keith Burden announced on Tuesday his retirement from the position of Executive Secretary effective the end of the National Association of Free Will Baptists 2019


Youth News


Summer Camps coming fast. SUMMER CAMPS…….start in TWO DAYS!!!  IT IS NOT TOO LATE!


Please try your best to round campers up these last couple weeks before camp…we have been planning and getting things ready for a GREAT summer camp….now we need you to send your youth. Please let Brother Teddy knowhow many you have coming. 848-520-6407

Churches Please get your campers ready for a Great Camp Experience  this Summer! Theme is VALUABLE and we are working on all details to make it even better this year! All info is on website, if any questions  just call Preacher  Teddy  Rabon. Again PLEASE try your best  to send campers this Summer. ..we need them! Price is only $135 for both Teen and Junior Camps.

Junior Summer Camp will be July 30th through August 2nd

Teen Summer Camp will be a three day weekend on Friday July 27th through July 29th

 For more information CLICK HERE

The theme for our summer camps this year is “Valuable” and the theme verse comes from 1st Peter chapter one verses 18 and 19 …camps at Camp Pee Dee in Marion and more info coming soon! Please plan your VBS around these dates.

WAC News


The SC WAC Retreat will be held September 7th and 8th at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro. Kristi Johnson will be our guest speaker and we have an exciting time planned for our ladies. We will have a ‘gift card shower’ for their family at the retreat. Gift cards may be purchased at Walmart, Target, and Restaurants. These will be greatly appreciated by the Johnson’s as they are home and will benefit them with their needs as Alejandro will be a freshman at Welch College this coming fall. Mark your calendars to attend the retreat and more information will be available at the state women’s meeting.



The $25 registration fee for the South Carolina can be sent to the ATTN: of Cathy Logan, 1580 Potter Rd, Lancaster, SC, 29720 by July 30th. The remainder of $50 will be paid upon arrival at White Oaks Conference Center on September 7th.


Disaster Relief Efforts


Leonard Restoration Project


Electricity is on an hopefully she will be moving in soon



Andy Moore (Brazil)  This year is shaping up to be a great year for our church.  We have started several new ministries, our attendence has picked up, and we are having a great spirit in our meetings and services. Thank you for your prayers and support of the ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) We have 19 hospitals in our city.  Doctors and administrative personnel recognize the importance ​of “Spiritual help” as they treat  those that are under the hospital´s care. Yes it is open to all groups but our First FWB Church has an active participation in this ministry. John at this moment as I write, is in the Children´s division of the University of São Paulo´s Clinica Hospital. Pray for those that are involved in this ministry.


Carlisle Hanna (India) Brother Carlisle has arrived back in India. P,ease pray for his VISA renewal efforts. Also Binita (wife of Rev. Evan Guha) went back for the first time to work today since her stay in the hospital from medical complications during childbirth and their newborn son Ryan.  Please remember the works in North & South India as well as Nepal.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are grateful for your prayers and financial support. Recently a married couple gave their lives to the Lord after an evangelistic Bible study.Pray for their spiritual growth.We have been preparing several new converts and transfers for membership. The construction of the Christian School building continues. our target is to finish this Fall. We are need of funds, but the Lord is faithful and we believe He provides through His people. If you haven’t yet given toward this project, we trust you will pray about it and give as the Lord leads. Thank you, David and Annette Aycock


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite We are praising God for the way we have seen several things come together for the big outreach event we are planning with the help of our friends from France next month. We really feel like God is blessing us in the planning process and we have been very grateful for the support we are receiving from other Christians in the city. Please pray that many nonbelievers will attend the event and that they will be willing to participate in the discussion groups that we hope to host in the following months. Next week we will be getting together with the rest of our church planting team for a few days of rest and fellowship. Please pray that God will use this to refresh everyone and that we will be all leave encouraged as we seek to make disciples and plant churches throughout Bulgaria. Pray for T, a young man who is working in England. He has a hard time adjusting to the change and is very lonely. Please pray that he will take the initiative to find a good church and that he will be able to learn hard work and persistence through his experience. Pray that he will grow in his dependence on God through this time as well.

Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are Currently Stateside and are attending the National Convention. Please pray for endurance for our team; as we all will be very busy over the next couple of months, and also safety and prepared hearts of the people that will be coming down to serve with us. mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) As most of you know, our church sold its building and began the search for a bigger location several months ago. We are still without a building.  This has caused some discouragement. Please pray that we will find one quickly and that the church members will be encouraged during this process. Also, we will be meeting Wednesday with a couple from the church that stopped attending while we were in the US. Please pray that this meeting will go well and specifically pray for this couple.



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). God is blessing us here at Rejoice. We are continue to see fruits from our VBS. We are thankful for the families that God has given us here that are faithful in sharing the work and inviting the people they come in contact with. Pray for us as we have a special Sunday August 12th in the am service with Preacher Jacob Berry. Thank you for all your prayers and support.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain)

This past week, we took Alejandro and Ana to the “Truth & Peace” Conference in Moore, Oklahoma.  As we drove off, our hearts were so full of gratitude that God is allowing them to have this incredible opportunity this summer.  Thanks to each of you who have supported them with special gifts to help pay some of their expenses.  We’re looking forward to reuniting with them (and also many of YOU) next week in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the National Association of Free Will Baptists.  We’ll be spending a lot of time at the IM Booth in the exhibit area.  We will also be conducting a part of the “GPS Experience” for kids on Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00.  We’d love to see you if you have a chance to stop by one of these areas while you’re at the National!


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Monday I saw my surgeon again. I will continue wearing the bone fusion stimulator 4 hours each day for 6 more months. Thankfully, I can begin to wean off the neck brace which I had been wearing 24/7. The swelling hasn’t completely gone and I’m still having some pain. The decompression seems to have been successful in relieving pain and numbness in my hands. The fusion will take months to heal.

I came back to Florence April 22 and continue to look after Mother although I am limited in what I can do right now.




*Rev. Mike Bishop (Eastern) As his mother passed away recently

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday August 14th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence Rev Mike Edwards (Welch College) will be speaking

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, August 14th at  9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – July 31st Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, August 7, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday August 21St at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting –October 13th 9AM Location TBA

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – October  06th Enoree FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – October 5th, 7PM Location TBA

*True life Conference Meeting – October 20 Registration 9:45 Location TBA

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA



Please email church news and upcoming events to chris@scfwb.com


28th Gospel Singing Flat Creek FWB Church  (2951 Society Hill Rd. Darlington 29540) with the awesome group ATONED from Kentucky it starts at 6pm and we will have a meal following the singing. Everyone is invited.



12th Jacob Berry Rejoice Fellowship FWB Church Aiken

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary




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