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SCFWB Weekly Vol 3 No 23

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 3, No., 23                                      

June 15, 2016


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 Combined Retreat at White Oak in Winnsboro. Cost is $75 per lady.

The Speaker is Izabella McMillon. (Operation Christmas Child)

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

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


Madison Coker – Horse Branch FWB Church


Andy Moore (Brazil)  Remember Nathan Kimbrell (missionary assisting Andy & Andrea Moore) in your prayers. Several weeks ago he woke up & has lost almost total hearing in one ear. The Dr.’s are treating him with antibiotics to hopefully clear this up. Things are continue to go great for Brazil & Beyond Ministries. We are continuing to see visitors & had the opportunity to lead a lady to the Lord this past week in our services. Please pray for Fabiana that the Lord will continue to do a work in her life as we continue to minister to her. Also, we are planning our first VBS this year in the month of July. We are excited about this new outreach to our community. God is continuing to bless & souls are continuing to be reached. Thank you for your support & most of all your prayers.

Bobby Poole (Brazil) The Marincek Church Board asked Pr. Lucas Vieira to come and preach and teach the Adult class in SS, during the time that I will be in the States (July, through part of September). Pr. Lucas is a young pastor in the First Church and graduated from our Seminary and Bible Institute. He is a good preacher and John says he does a good job teaching (he was teaching an adult class in the First Church.). He is married and they are expecting their first child, about the end of the year.  I told him that when I returned to Brasil, the Church Board would discuss with him the possibility of being elected, the pastor of the Church.  Please pray with us.​

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please continue to remember the work in India, pray especially for the pastors, and evangelists as they preach the gospel.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Praise the Lord for the salvation of Mauricio, an anesthesiologist in our local hospital. We have been conducting an evangelistic Bile study with him for six weeks. Please pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and faithful support.

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.

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.


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) This past Sunday, four people were baptized in the Alpedrete Church.  We are especially happy that our daughter, Ana, was one of this group.  It was a beautiful day, which filled both our hearts and our eyes (with tears)!  We are thankful that God is working in the hearts of people here in our town and bringing them into a relationship with Him.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Is now retired to Florence SC, and is taking care of her mother.



Rev. Neil Hinson (Central) Is in Hospice care now, please remember him and his family in prayer.

*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.

*Rev. Tim Hackett (Beaver Creek) Had back surgery recently and has started rehabilitation. Please remember him in prayer.

*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 will took his PSA test Tuesday to see how effective the treatments were and should know something Tomorrow afternoon.

*­Family of Rev. Reedy Saverance (South Carolina) as he passed away this past week.

*Family of Rev. Timothy Snipes (Lancaster) as he passed away Last Week.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) had colon surgery and is recovering. Please remember him in prayer.

*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. 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.


*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30am

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, June 27, 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 July 12, 2016 Bazen’s Florence 8:30 AM

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

*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

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA


Mt Carmel Church in Rock Hill has an Adjustable Childs wheel chair. If you or someone you know is interested contact Byron Scherer at BLS56@hughes.net


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!


17th -21st Revival Mullins- Marion FWB Church (Mullins) Evangelist Wesley Campbell 6pm Sunday Night, 7pm weeknights

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

Choosing Rather

(Perspective on the Orlando Massacre)

Last week when we awoke to the news of yet another terrorist attack on American soil, it seemed as if Christian people were horrified, until they heard where the attack took place and whom it was upon. Many were quick to chalk this act up to God’s Judgement and just move on. But I say not so fast Christian….

Each victim of that terrible act, regardless of lifestyle choices was a soul, and a person who was created in the image of God. Their death should impart upon each of us more horror than even that of fifty “righteous peoples that need no repentance.” We can choose to go on like at least it’s them and not us, or we can Choose Rather to weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn

But, Weather it is the most important decision of our lives, or simply choosing between blue jeans or khakis, our choices affect us and those around us. Rather than choosing to site the judgement of God in this situation we should be the Christians God called us to be by having compassion. Moses chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than the pleasures of sin for a season. Let us choose rather to see these as people in need of a savior.

Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

Col 1:18


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