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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No. 1

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,1                                                           

January 04, 2017

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State News

 

The 2017 SCFWB State Meeting

Theme (We Preach Jesus)

 

Preregistration is available Click Here

 

The meeting hosted by the South Carolina Conference will be held Thursday and Friday February 23th, and 24th at The Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Florence, located at 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence, SC. Registration begins at 8:30 am and services begin at 9 am.. General Board will convene on Wednesday February 22 at 10 AM. Hotel information will be forthcoming.

 

Church Treasurers

 

The 2017 Mileage rate is changing to $.535 per mile

 

Couples News

 27th ANNUAL COUPLES’ RETREAT

Here are some of the details:

When:  February 17-18 2017

Where:  Beach Cove Resort (4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach,SC)

Price:  $190 per couples (or deposit of $140 due by January 9, 2017)

Early Bird Price:  $180 per couple– if paid in full by January 9, 2017 (includes room, Friday night buffet seafood at Captain Bennett’s Calabash Seafood, Buffet Breakfast Saturday morning at Tradewinds Cafe at resort, includes tax and tip at restaurants, goody bags, etc.)

Special for Pastors:  If you have at least 5 other full paying couples from your church attending, you and your wife may attend for $155.00.

Speaker/Singer Back by Popular Demand:  Rev. Jim McComas, FWB North American Ministries Director of  Church Revitalizaiton

For the resort to guarantee the rooms, we need a $140.00 deposit per couple by January 9, 2017With your deposits, please include a listing with first and last names of all couples.  This would make a great gift for couples to give each other for Christmas!  All those who opt to PAY IN FULL by January 9, 2017 will receive a reduced rate of $180.00–(as mentioned above). Please make checks payable to DONNIE MILES.  897 3rd Loop Rd. Florence, SC 29505  Also, if some of your people would like to come a day earlier or stay later, let me know and we can get you the reduced rate. If you have any questions, please call 843 667-8798.

 

 Missions

 

Andy Moore (Brazil)  This new year got off to a great start.  We had a watchnight service at our church with 40 people in which we prayed into the new year.  We are preparing this month for our first baptismal service since moving into our new building and we have recently started a new Sunday school class. Thank you for our prayers as we head into 2017!

 

Bobby Poole (Brazil) Should a Christian have “Pride”? Some might misunderstand “Pride” so I will use the word “Thankful”! Geneva and I started the First FWB Church in Ribeirão in 1962. Today it is pastored by our son, John. During December the Church Choir gave 10 presentations! According to the person responsible for “Evangelism” in the Church, during December a group of 150 people distributed some 4,000 invitations for their Christmas program and gave out over 7,000 Gospel tracts. I´m “proud”, no, I rather use, “I´m thankful”. The First Church touched the lives of hundreds of people during December. Praise the Lord!

Carlisle Hanna (India) was granted an extension on his visa until February 17, 2017 He is Currently on his way back to the US from India. Please pray for safe travel.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are grateful for the way God is working here in Barbacena. In the month of November we baptized five people. They invited family members and friends to watch their baptism. We had many first time visitors. Fernando came forward two Sundays ago wanting to give his life to Christ. Pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray and consider giving toward the construction of our Christian school. We need your help! David and Annette

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Pray for T. T’s mother is a Christian whose late husband was a pastor. He and his mother and brother will very likely end up being a part of the church that we are trying to plant. I am trying to spend time with him in order to provide some male influence, to encourage him, and to help influence him to make upcoming life decisions in light of Scripture.

 

Matt/Hailie Deckard (Honduras) Are stateside and raising support to go to honduras to work in the Christian school. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We are so excited that the mayor’s office has given our church a wonderful location to hold the community workshops. Fliers have been made and dates and times established. Please be in prayer for the final preparations for the workshops which will begin January 10. Please pray God will even now prepare hearts. nmorgan@fwbgo.com

 

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).The Home Mission Board was able to purchase a used mobile home for the Valandingham’s to live in. Pray for them as it is being set up and renovated.

 

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Happy New Year to everyone!  In Spain, we eat 12 grapes at midnight on December 31st, as we listen to the 12 dongs of the clock.  (Thankfully we can buy seedless grapes or it would be impossible!)  Legend says that the 12 grapes will bring you 12 months of good luck.  While we don’t believe in luck, we are looking forward to 12 months of God’s blessings as we continue in the ministry.  Thanks for being a part of what God is doing here in Spain!

 

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Had Major Surgery on Dec 5th to remove a mass, and is home now recovering

 

PRAYER/PRAISE

Sister Lossie Evans ( Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans as they are seeking The Lord’s Will regarding some recent test results

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments again due some recent cancer spots found. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) has had a second stroke, and is in rehabilitation in Georgetown. Please remember him in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is in long term care at Wesley Commons please remember him in prayer.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) is currently receiving fulltime care and is likely facing surgery again. Please remember them in your prayers.

*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) Her back pain continues to get better week by week. Please continue to pray for progress for her.

 

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

 

MINISTER NEWS

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday January 10, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday January 17, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, January 09, 2016 at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 10:30 AM

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

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, January 7, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

 

*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday January 14, 2017 at Mullins/Marion FWB Church 9am

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 26, 2017 at 1st FWB Simpsonville 5:00pm

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – January 19th-20th Annual Meeting Beulah FWB Church Pamplico. Thursday 5:30 PM & Friday 9:30 AM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9:30AM Calvary FWB Church, Gastonia

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday March 11, 2017 Olanta FWB Church 9:30 AM

 

 

 

CHURCH NEWS.

February

2-5 Camp Meeting  First Free Will  Baptist Church Myrtle Beach,Thursday thru Saturday starts at 7pm Special guests Evangelist David Ring ( Thursday night)The Parsons  Dr.David Crowe, Rev Jim McComas

 

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

An Attitude of Gratitude

 

1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

What are your dominating personality traits? Are you normally happy, sad, nonchalant, critical, carefree, or dramatic? How about thankful? Now that is a personality trait worth developing.

I would like to point out some traits of those that are thankful.

  1. They are aware of the fragility of life.
  2. More precious is that life
  3. More of that life is lived fully
  4. They are aware of the fleetingness of riches.
  5. How temporary they are.
  6. They are aware of the worth of others.
  7. The value of a soul
  8. They are aware of the graciousness of God.
  9. They know that they exist because God is gracious

 

 

“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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