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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 20

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 20                                      

May 25, 2016

 

Announcement

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.

The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel has made some additional King rooms available for the Convention.

Marriott and Crowne Plaza hotels are SOLD OUT.

If you have a reservation you would like to transfer to another individual (and avoid the cancelation fee), you can post your information here

Convention Cancelation Policy: A nonrefundable cancelation fee of the first night’s room and tax will be charged to any canceled reservations. Attendees will be able to post available rooms on this website for transfer to another attendee.

Rates do not include 16.85% tax and a $1.75 city occupancy fee.

 

Ladies News

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  and Retreat Information are be available on the WAC Web Page at the State Website Click Here 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.

 

All 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) The Lord is working in the Marincek Church (Ribeirão Preto, Brasil). We are praying for revival, our attendance is picking up, we have two young people to baptize and a wonderful spirit of love and fellowship. Pray for the young pastor that is preaching two Sunday nights a month.  This week, a person suggested that he may be the one that the Lord has, to become pastor of the Church. Please pray with us.

 

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is in India. The South India Conference was a great success as they honored 65 years of faithful service! They have broken Ground on the New Life Church!

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 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) We had our first two English classes at the university. We have been really encouraged at the turn out. There were so many students that we have even had to divide the class and offer it two days a week. One of the students invited us to join her family this weekend for a picnic. We are praying the Lord will use this opportunity for His glory! Please join us in praying for this. Please also pray for God’s provision for Pastor José Manuel and his family. He was recently laid off from his job as an electrician.

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 in these things

May 29Baptisms (We have three candidates this year.  One of them is our daughter, Ana.) June 17—ETEAM Spain arrivesJune 19—Youth Sunday in Alpedrete Church June 25—End-of-the-year party for kids in Alpedrete in a local park June 29—ETEAM Spain leaves (and also Alejandro will fly with them to the States for “Truth and Peace”)

 

 

 

PRAYER/PRAISE

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) had surgery recently to remove her foot. She had a heart attack last week and is in ICU at MUSC Please pray for her as she recovers.

*Rev. Buddy Seay was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and has wrapped up his treatments, Please remember him and his family in prayer as he has to wait a month until he can take his PSA test to see how effective the treatments were.

*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.

 

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) had surgery recently in Charlotte, and as her back is healing she 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

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

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, June 07, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday June 03, 2016 Bazen’s Florence 8:30 AM

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, May 13, 2016, Grape Vine Restaurant, Boiling Springs – 11:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, May 14, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

 

 

*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

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – TBA

 

 

 

CHURCH NEWS.

May

23-27 Revival New Life FWB Church (Conway) Preacher Mack Hudson will be the guest evangelist and there will be special singing nightly. Our services begin at 7 PM nightly and we will be having food after the service on Friday Night. Please come and be a part of the service if we ever need revival in our country it is now.

June

26th Homecoming Temple Free Will Baptist Church (Darlington), Preacher Eddie Carter will be bringing the message and The Carter Family from Red Springs, NC will be singing starts at 10 am Dinner on the grounds immediately following the service Everyone invited!

 

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

Are You Fit to Lead

Matthew 20:20-28

 

What do you think of when you hear the word leader? Do you think of prestige, honor and glory, maybe the satisfaction of making all the decisions? If this is your idea of what leadership is then you are probably not fit for leadership in the church. Here are some signs that you are not fit to lead.

  1. If you think you are where you are because of your own capacity.
  2. If you look at your life and the dominant thought is that you deserve to be here because you worked so hard, then you aren’t fit to lead.
  3. This was kind of the problem the disciples had with James and John. Mom wanted them to be in the top two positions of leadership. She probably felt that they had worked hard and deserved it.
  4. Lu 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  5. If you are not grounded in the word.
  6. Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
  7. If you are not willing to serve
  8. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

Col 1:18

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