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SCFWB Vol 5 No 10

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 10

March 14, 2018


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WAC News


The South Carolina Women Active for Christ State Meeting will be held Saturday, March 17th at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church in Spartanburg, 2058 Chesnee HWY. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.


We will be honoring Sherwood and Vada Lee for the many years they served as missionaries in Cote d’Ivoire and in our state as faithful leaders. Our scripture theme is from Joel 1:3, “Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.” Bro. Sherwood was privileged to return to Cote d’Ivoire last spring and he was able to witness the many changes that have occurred since he left the mission work to return to SC.


Hotel Accommodations are: Comfort Inn and Suites, ($89), 154 Candlenut Lane, Spartanburg, SC, 29316, 864-814-2001 (mention Turning Point Church Rate). Holiday Inn Express and Suites, ($99), 161 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC, 29307, 864-504-3333, (mention church rate). Days Inn, ($69), 115 Rogers Commerce Blvd., Spartanburg, SC, 29316, 864-814-0560.


South Carolina has several students who have been accepted to serve this coming summer in different mission stations. An offering will be taken to help these students with their financial goals. We want to always be supportive of investing in the lives of the young people in our state as they seek to follow the Lord in these areas of service.


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.



Youth News


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

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.

Eastern Conference Youth Rally  Saturday April 28thAll churches and youth groups are invited in or out of conference church with most attendance when’s attendance Banner and for every 10 people in attendance preacher Tommy Haselden will eat a hot dog so if there’s 200 people he has agreed to eat 20 hot dogs please help us make this happen it will be held at Black River Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews preacher Bruce Jones will be preaching the service and fun and games will be provided as well starts at 1 p.m.


Luke Tanner (ETEAM St. Croix)                Westside FWB Church

Bayley Floyd (ETEAM Cuba)                     Horse Branch FWB Church

Maysey Floyd (ETEAM Panama)              Horse Branch FWB Church

Gracelyn Coker (ETEAM Panama)           Horse Branch FWB Church

Maggie Coker (ETEAM Uruguay)             Horse Branch FWB Church

Elizabeth Hicks (ETEAM Nashville)         Horse Branch FWB Church

Olivia Hefner (ETEAM St. Croix)               Fairview FWB Church

Hunter Langston (ETEAM Japan)                        Temple FWB Church

Truth & Peace

Denise Wiggins                                           Peace FWB Church Florence

Hannah Ridgeway                                      Liberty Manning FWB Church

Gloria Todd                                                   Horse Branch FWB Church

Anna Johnson                                             Westside FWB Church

Alejandro Johnson                                      Westside FWB Church


Youth News

The CTS State Competition Convention will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Temple FWB Church in Darlington. (This will be a one-day event unless there is a need for Friday night.) Please send Completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers (Competition Director) at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162 by March 28, 2018.


Disaster Relief Efforts


**SPEACIAL UPDATE**Leonard Restoration Project


After the removal of interior household items from the house and with further inspection of the existing structure it was deemed a better use of funds and time to demolish the structure and bring in a manufactured home. Though this is a change from the specifics of our original intentions, it is a given that when dealing with structural issues on homes over 40 years old that there can be many hidden costs which are unable to be foreseen until actual work begins. Thank you for your continued prayers for sister Myra Leonard.


Current Scheduled work days are put on hold and will be announced as the need arises



DRT Men’s Retreat

Saturday May 5th Registration: 9:30 AM Start Time: 10:00 AM Cost: $10.00 per person (Lunch will be provided)


  • Backhoe Basic Operator Training
  • First Aid
  • Preaching
  • Equipment Demonstrations
  • Prizes awarded for competitions.
  • Much More!


Participation in Competitions is completely voluntary.

Event will be held @ Fairview Free Will Baptist Church – 2058 Chesnee Hwy., Spartanburg, SC.



WMO Sunday is April 29th

Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to move here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  We have seen an increase in families visiting our church recently, many who do not know the Lord.  Help us pray for the power of God to convert  souls. Also, we have a praise item.  After two years of preparation and paperwork, our church passed the fire department´s rigorous inspection.  Our next step is to register our building at the town hall and we will finally be able to cover our terrace for some much needed Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) I tell people that working for the Lord is not always “a Sunday School Picnic”! There were hard times, but our FWB people stood with us in prayer, support and love! I praise the Lord for allowing Geneva and me to represent Him and our Church people, here in Brasil!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is currently in India. Conference was a great success! Please remember the works in North & South India as well as Nepal.


David Aycock  (Brazil) Two people have come to Christ since the beginning of the year. Flavio is a realtor and Danielle is in the Brazilian Air Force. Please for their spiritual growth and that they will have courage to stand for Him among their family members and friends. Our second daughter Breeana and her husband, JD (the Webbs) have been cleared to arrive the first of May to work in the Barbacena area. Pray for them as they make preparations. We are happy to announce that we have restarted the construction of the Christian School. We hope to finish the building in August (2018) and start the Brazilian school year in February of 2019.  We need $70,000 to finish this project.  Would you pray that God would meet this need? Would you consider giving a special offering for this cause?

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Please be praying for the women’s retreat that will be taking place outside of Svishtov over the weekend. It will be attended by women from our three works in the country (Pleven, Svishtov, Varna) as well as by two ladies visiting from West Virginia. Please pray that God will use this time to encourage and strengthen those who attend. Next Sunday March 25th we will be hosting another monthly “gathering” in our home. The theme for this meeting will be “Why did Jesus die?” and will present a very clear picture of how sin separates us from God and how Christ came as a sacrifice for our sins. Please pray that there will be people in attendance who have never heard this message before and that God will use His Word to show them the truth of their sin and the wonderful news of salvation. Please pray that God will give us wisdom in how best to take advantage of the Easter season to share the truth about Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (Easter is on April 8th here in Bulgaria). There is the possibility for us to be able to hold a special Easter service, but we are still waiting to see if it is going to work out. Whatever ends up happening please pray that we will be able to share the truth and that people will be open to understanding who Christ truly is and what he wants to do in their life.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Greetings from Sunny or Rainy (depending upon the time of day) Ecuador. We want to first say thank you all for praying for us as we are in language school!  The Lord certainly is blessing here as we continue our time in full time study! He is also opening doors for us to share with our language teachers as well. Just this week I, Matt, have had the opportunity to talk with my professor about the church, persecution, and various other topics in the New Testament. Also, next week we, along with two teammates also in language school, have the opportunity to have our professors in our home for Thanksgiving to share this wonderful part of our culture with them. Please pray that God would produce fruit from these opportunities. mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) The last few weeks have been super busy, but it has been a blessing to worship  and share about our ministry with so many of you. Please continue to pray as we travel and report about what God is doing in Spain. Please specifically pray for the funds we need to return to the field. We currently need about $1275 more a month to be able to leave in June.

Our church in Spain will begin a new Bible study/discipleship class tomorrow night. Please continue to pray for our church and its continued growth. The church is still looking for a larger facility to rent. Please continue to pray for the right location to open up quickly.




Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). God is continuing to bless us here at Rejoice Fellowship. We had a family join the church the last Sunday in February. We are in Revival this week through Wednesday night with Dr David Crowe and The Parsons. We would love to share our ministry with your church. If you would like to schedule us to come on a Sunday Night and share our ministry please contact us either email: pastorrandyv51@gmail.com or cell 803-306-4429.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Even though we still have several months left before we leave Spain, we are already starting to make plans for our Stateside Assignment the second half of this year.  We will be in South Carolina from mid-August through mid-December.  If you would like for us to come and speak at your church, Sunday School, youth group, ladies’ group, men’s group, or other event, please contact us at tjohnson@fwbgo.com.  We’re looking forward to seeing as many of you time will allow!


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Please remember her as she is at home recovering from a small stroke she had recently.



*Paula Gilbert wife of Rev Gene Gilbert (Jefforson rd FWB Church) was in an accident while coming home from work, and has a fractured C2. She is still recovering.

*Wanda Carlson wife of Rev David continues to recover due to complications from a recent heart surgery. Please continue to remember them in prayer.

*Nauvard Baker  Grandfather of Mandi Morgan (SC Missionary to Spain) continues to recover due to a recent heart attack. Please remember him in prayer.

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) Please remember Sis Faye and Bro. Tony as doctors have ceased her cancer treatments. Ask God to give them grace and strength for the days ahead of them.

*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 March 13th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, March 13th at  9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – March 27th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday March 20th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting –April 14th 9AM at White Savannah FWB in Conway.

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 7th North Spartanburg FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 6 at 1st FWB Church Kingstree, 7PM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March, 17 9:30 AM Mt. Calvary, FWB Church, Gastonia

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, June 09th 9:30 AM Williams Hill FWB Church


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


4-7 Revival Rejoice Fellowship FWB Church with Dr . David Crowe and the Parson family singing the Sunday morning at  1030 am Sunday night 6:00 pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday nights 7:00 pm


5th-9th Revival Mt. Ariel FWB Church with Preacher Rick Bowling, special singing each night. 7:30 PM


March 18-21 Revival Sand Hill FWB Church with Brother Eddie Carter.


18-23 Old Fashioned Revival Turning Point FWB Church with Dr. Tommy Steele and Evangelist Wesley Campbell, special singing by The Joyaires, The Parsons, and The Rogers Family


19th – 21st Revival at Saved by Grace FWB Church 7pm Nightly with Pastor Ray Cribb of South Conway FWB Church


26th-30th Oak Grove FWB Church Wesley Campbell Speaking


Blessings to you in Jesus dear name!


 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary







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