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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 16

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 16                                      

April 27, 2016

Announcement

CTS

The State CTS Competition will be held this Friday and Saturday at Sandhill FWB Church, 1090 W. Old #4 Hwy. P.O. Box 240, Coward, SC 29530. Registration starts Friday at 6:30 PM, and services begin Saturday at 8:30 AM 

National Convention

Pre-registration for the 2016 Free Will Baptist National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, officially opened April 1st. You may pre-register online at www.nafwb.org, by mail (PO Box 5002, Antioch, TN, 37011) or FAX (615.731.0771). A pre-registration form for mail-in/fax is attached. Forms are also available in the current ONE Magazine and on the NAFWB website.

Pre-registration closes June 17. 

Ladies News

Westside FWB Church – Johnsonville

3rd Annual Johnsonville Classic 5K Run & Walk, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM (registration from 7:00 – 7:45 AM).  The race will begin and end at Prosser Law Firm, located at 436 S. Georgetown Hwy., Johnsonville. This is a missions fundraiser sponsored by the Westside Women Active for Christ.  All money raised goes to support SCFWB missionaries.  For more info call Joey Postlewaite at 843-617-6646 or go online to coastaltiming.com/race-calendar/  .  You can also search “Johnsonville Classic” on Facebook.

WAC Combined Retreat

Sept 9-10, 2016

The SCWAC will be having a prayer retreat at White Oak in Winnsboro. Cost is $75 per lady. Deposits need to mailed by May 31, 2016 to :Cathy Logan , 1580 Potter Rd Lancaster SC 29720. Registration sheets will be available at the WAC State Meeting on March 19, 2016. Any questions please call Cathy Logan at 803-246-1486.

Youth News

Summer Camps The theme for this year is Heroes. 

Junior Camp July 25th -29th

Camp Pee Dee (Marion)- The preacher for the week is Rev. Steve Greenwood, Donnelson Fellowship FWB Church, Nasheville TN Cost is $135 per camper, this includes meals, activities and Canteen

Teen Camp July 11th – 15th The preacher for the week is Rev. Tommy Swindoll, Tupelo, MS.

The Cost is $175 per camper, This includes meals, canteen, bowling and activities.

Camp forms are available at scfwb.com

E-TEAM

Matthew Frazier (Horse Branch) Cuba

Kaylin Ridgeway (Liberty) Panama

DJ Pappas (Horse Branch) Uraguay 

Truth & Peace (Partial List)

Bayley Floyd – Horse Branch FWB Church

Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch FWB Church

William Sargent – Horse Branch FWB Church

Maggie Coker – Horse Branch FWB Church

Kelsey Hill – Horse Branch FWB Church

Denise Wiggins – Peace FWB Church

Alejandro Johnson – Spain

YET  

Madison Coker – Horse Branch FWB Church

Missions

Andy Moore (Brazil)  We are praising the Lord for His presence and blessings on the ministry here in Juiz de Fora.  Our new church building has encouraged many new visitors to attend our services.  We have also started offering again free English classes on Saturdays which is creating a lot of contacts for evangelism.  Please remember our family in your prayers as we start the 16th year of our ministry in Brazil.

Bobby Poole (Brazil) Healthwise, I am doing fine. I am serving as Pastor of the Marincek Church, This month we have a young pastor from the First Church (John´s Church) that is preaching two times a month. I preach the other 2 or 3 Sundays in the month. I am teaching the Adult SS Class and leading the service on Wednesday night. Marincek is about 8 or 9 miles from where I live. So I have to go all the way across town to make a visit. The traffic is about what it was in the States, some 50 years ago. Traffic jams are very common. So, for a retired preacher, missionary, I am doing pretty good.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is in India now, and will heading to South India for their Annual Conference. Pray for the work there that God would bless.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you for your prayers. After a five week Bible study, Roberto got saved today (Monday). Please pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. You made it possible!

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Please pray for us as we travel to Tennessee and then on to West Virginia, where we will stay until the end of June. Pray also about a bill that was recently put forward in the Bulgarian parliament. The bill is meant to target radical Islam, but because of its language it would affect the efforts of Christian missionaries as well.

Mirial Gainer God continues to work in hearts in Japan. Josh and Alicia Crowe live and work in the Tokyo suburb of Iruma. They enrolled their daughter Ruby in one of the many schools in the area. At a recent meeting of the mothers, Alicia began to talk with a woman named Sayuri. Sayuri was my roommate in hospital and my friend when I lived in that area. Only God could put Ruby in the same school and same class as Sayuri’s daughter so that the witness to her and her family could continue. They even live in the same neighborhood!

I look forward to an opportunity to share more of what God is doing in Japan. If you’re interested in my coming to share in your church or women’s group, I am also available for the WMO services if anyone needs me. Please contact me at 507-208-5808 or let Bro Chris know (chris@scfwb.com). Thanks for your faithful financial and prayer support.

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) The idea of the community workshops by the Christian Police Association were presented to and approved by the mayor of Alcalá de Henares last week. We are excited about this opportunity for outreach. Please join us in praying as we work out the details of when and where these outreaches will take place in the city.nmorgan@fwbgo.com

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken)! Have seen 7 people saved recently, and have 9 people to baptize. Please continue to pray for Rejoice FWB Fellowship as they minister in Aiken SC.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Pray for us as we work with our fellow missionaries to develop and carry-out our strategy for reaching more people in Spain with the Gospel. We recently spent several days meeting via video conference with our entire field team.  While it was encouraging to see what God is doing in each of our areas, we also realize that there are many ministries that still need to be filled.  Pray with us that God will give us wisdom as we fulfill His will, but also that He will provide new workers to help with the ministry.

PRAYER/PRAISE

*Rev. Buddy Seay was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and is undergoing treatments. Please remember him and his family in prayer.

*Rev. Chuck Thorton is recovering from a recent bout with Atrial Fibrillation, please remember him as he recovers.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) has stopped chemo treatments for cancer, so far things are going well, and is considering another surgery. Please remember him in your prayers.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) had surgery yesterday to remove her foot. Please pray for her as she recovers.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) had surgery recently in Charlotte, and is still in tremendous pain. She is home now and still has long road to recovery. Please continue to pray for her.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is recovering well from his recent bout with Cellulitis, he and Sister Mary are Still waiting to hear from DSS regarding a Medicaid bed approval. Please continue to pray for him and his family and for God’s will to be done.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to have regular Dialysis Please pray for him.

MINISTER NEWS

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, May 03, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday May 10, 2016 Bazen’s Florence 8:30 AM

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, May 9, 2016, Grape Vine Restaurant, Boiling Springs – 11:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, May 30, 2016, Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday April 28 at 5PM, Greenwood First FWB Church

*Palmetto Conference Meeting –   Palmetto Conference Annual Meeting May 21st at Bright Light FWB Church @ 10 A M Br. Henry King Pastor

*Eastern Conference Meeting – June 11, 2016, 9:30 AM at St. John’s FWB Church, Scranton

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at 9:45 Calvary FWB Church, Gastonia

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – Friday June 24th, 2016 at 5:30PM at Bay Branch FWB Church

*Central Conference Meeting – Sat, July 09, 2016, Mt. Trolly FWB Church, at 9AM

CHURCH NEWS.

18th-22nd Revival Evergreen FWB Church (Conway) with Pastor Todd Black prayer room begins at 6:45 services begin at 7:00 special singing each night. Come expecting great things.

24th-27th Revival Sand Hill FWB Church (Coward) with Rev. Chris Todd Sun 10am & 6pm, Mon – Wed 7pm  

25th-28th Revival Peace FWB Church (Spartanburg) with Rev. Bob McCurry

25-28th Campmeeting Liberty FWB Church (Lancaster) with Rev. Kevin Johnson and Rev. James Childers Sponsored by Lancaster County FWB Churches. 7pm Nightly

30th Mother-Daughter Banquet Mt. Ariel FWB Church (Conway) at 1PM

May

1st Temple FWB Church (Darlington) @ 10 am The Parsons Family from Goshen, Indiana  will be singing in the morning worship service.

2nd – 4th Revival New Town FWB Church (Lake City) 1891 New Town Rd, Lake City, SC will be having SPRING REVIVAL services starting on MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 through WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM NIGHTLY.  Reverend Scott Ard from Mill Branch FWB in Johnsonville, SC will be bringing the message for these services.  There will be special singing and good fellowship during each service.  EVERYONE is invited!!!  For questions or directions please contact Rev. Kenneth Upright at 803-840-1168. www.newtownfwbchurch.com and on FACEBOOK

1st-4th Revival White Savannah FWB Church (Conway) with Rev. Chris Todd, special singing nightly Sun 10AM- 6PM Mon-Wed 7:30PM

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

On This Day in History

According to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science, on this day in 4977 B.C., the universe was created. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

I’m not sure how Kepler came to this conclusion with regard to the birthday of the universe, nor how scientists can throw out large numbers like 13.7 billion with regard to its age, but I do understand that The Lord knows; after all he was there…

Da 7:9 I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit: his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire.

 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

Col 1:18

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