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SCFWB Vol 4 No 26

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 25

July 05, 2017

National News

The 2017 Free Will Baptist National Convention will be held July 16-19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Galt House Hotel will serve as the convention hotel, with convention events being held in the Galt House, the KFC Yum! Center, and The Kentucky Center.

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The SCFWB State Office is closed this week from Monday through Friday, and will reopen on Monday July 10th


Ladies News


Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th Secure your room before July 31, 2 queen $119.95 Sleep Inn, Conway. 843-995-2785 meeting will be held at 1st FWB Church Myrtle Beach. 67th Ave. N. Myrtle Beach, SC. There are a few rooms still available at the Mystic Sea Hotel 843-448-8446 Attendees may also seek other lodging as well. Please submit $20 to the attention of Cathy Logan, 1580 Potter Road, Lancaster, SC, 29720 to help cover expenses for the speaker and any other retreat expenses. Please pass the changes on to your ladies interested in attending the retreat.


If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active for Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE

Youth News


Summer Camp 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!


Summer Camp Approaching Fast!

Preacher Teddy Rabon # 843-520-6407

PLEASE round up your Junior Campers for camp! Junior Camp starts July 24th…All pastors,and youth workers please try your best to send junior campers!  …We also need ADULT counselors to come stay with your group….Also please let me know how many campers you have coming ASAP…. All paperwork is on scfwb.com…any questions please call me. Thanks we look forward to a Great Junior Camp….we need your campers….please round them up and send them!

Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.

The Theme for Junior camp will be “Glow in the Dark!”  Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9

The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C. Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th   Monday- Friday morning cost $135

… The Preacher for Junior week will be Rev. Kevin Bass 


Andy Moore (Brazil)  Our church here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil was priveleged to host the annual, regional fellowship of Brazilian FWB churches.  For most, it was the first time they had seen our new church building.  There were more than 150 participants from the region.  Our hearts were stirred by the preaching of God’s Word and through the God honoring music.

Please continue to pray for the movement of FWB to expand throughout  Brazil.



Bobby Poole (Brazil) The First FWB Church of Ribeirão Preto, baptized 20 new converts recently.  John has conducted 5 weddings, so far this year and at this point, they will have 7 babies born, this year, in the Church family. The Church, also is helping, with preachers, the Marincek Church. John does not want me to overload myself (at this point, I am doing fine, health wise). Thanks for your prayers.

Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Saifal The due date for the monsoon here was the 20th.  Places east of us are having floods.  It has still not reached us.  It is extremely hot unless you are right under a fan.  This is hard for our people.  Of course, it will still be hot when the monsoon comes but cools off while it is raining.  Many places water is rationed and the ration is even being cut.  We know how it is not to have enough drinking water in this heat.  Am so thankful we have enough and good water now. Please say a special ‘thank you’ to our South Carolina people for their prayers and support for us and His work here.0


David Aycock  (Brazil) Dear South Carolina partners, Annette and I share with you the following blessings: 1. The Lord has blessed our Seminary (Bible college level classes) with 16 people participating.2. Last Saturday we had our couples bi-monthly meeting with 23 couples were present.  3. The birth of our second granddaughter is due this month here in Barbacena, Brazil. 4. Salvation of two young people – Arthur and Leticia. Pray for their spiritual growth 5. We continue the construction of our Christian School building. We ask for your continued prayers and financial support. May God bless you, David and Annette



Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –    Please pray for safety of travel as my parents fly back to America tomorrow morning. They have been with us for about two weeks and we have had the privilege to take them to our two churches in Svishtov and Varna.

Please pray for the Trifonovs in Varna as their church is hosting an English and Music camp all week. A group of college students from America is helping them in this outreach event. In a little over a week, we will be going to our first of two camps. Amy and I will ministering in various ways at both camps. Please pray for us as we spend the next week getting all of our lessons and plans ready for our time at the camps and pray that the kids who come to the camp will learn more about Jesus and that those who don’t know him as their Savior and Lord will do so during their week of camp.



Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there.mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Over the last year, we have been taking full time classes in the University of Alcalá to fulfill the field requirement for cultural studies. We are glad to have finished our coursework. We only have one exam remaining this Friday. Please be in prayer for this final test. Over the last two weeks, all five of us have been sick with very bad colds, sinusitis, and tonsillitis. Also, Mandi had a small procedure this past Monday. Please pray for all of us to feel better soon and the results from Mandi´s procedure to come back good.



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). The Valandingham’s are in there home now. They had 61 people last recently for Father’s Day with 2 families joining recently and 2 Saved.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We have a record number of kids signed up for our VBS this year.  In fact, we have so many kids that we made the decision to have two separate VBS events going on at the same time each day.  The children (up to sixth grade) will be in our church for their classes while our teens will go to a local park area for their activities.  With both groups combined, we are expecting at least 60 kids each day.  Our kids are ready to BLAST OFF!


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. He did have a scare the other night with his heart but after an EKG everything looks good. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Recently Came home from an extended stay in the Hospital, and is undergoing rehab. He also continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.


MINISTER Events  *Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Will resume in September.

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Will Resume on September 12th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, July  31, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday July 18, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, in Lake City


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday July 8th, at 9AM Rains, Conway

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – October 6th Friday 5:30 PM Fellowship, FWB Church, Florence

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday July 15 9:30 AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA



July 9th-13th

Camp Meeting Freedom FWB Church, Lancaster  Kevin Smith, Chris Rumfelt, and Mike Hutsell Sun 6PM Mon-Thurs7PM  Singing by The Whisnants, The Nelons, Nth Hour, Jordan Family, and the Rumfelt Family

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

Thank God for the freedom to worship him without fear of reprisal or persecution. Happy Fourth of July from The State Office


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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