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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 14

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 14

April 5, 2017

State News


Men’s Retreat

April 22 Registration 9:30 AM Start Time 10:00AM Chain Saw Certification, Basic Shingling, Obstacle Course, First Aid, Preaching, Equipment Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Prizes awarded for competitions.  And Much More! Registration is $15.00 lunch is included! Event will be held in Turbeville, just off HWY 378 beside the former Children’s Home


Ladies News

Greetings to each of you from Cote d’Ivoire. What a joy to reunite with some of the precious sisters we have met last year. Thank you for your investment in what God is doing here in Africa. Continue to pray for our trip. I love and appreciate each of you and your part in building the Kingdom of God. (Elizabeth Hodges, WNAC)


Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th at Evergreen FWB Church (Conway). Secure your room before July 31, 2 queen $119.95 Sleep Inn, Conway. 843-995-2785

If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active For Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE

Youth News


Youth Rally Saturday May 6, Starting at 1 PM, Hosted by the Eastern Conference For more information CLICK HERE


Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!


…PLEASE plan your VBS around these dates…..

Our Summer Camps have been scheduled and we are Excited for a great year coming up.

The Theme for both camps will be “Glow in the Dark!”  Theme verse is 1 Peter 2:9

The camps will be at Camp Pee Dee in Marion, S.C.


Teen Camp will be in June this year …June 12th-15th Monday-Thursday morning cost $175

…The Preacher for Teen Week will be Rev. Cory Boyd


Junior Camp will be in July…… July 24th-28th   Monday- Friday morning cost $135

… The Preacher for Junior week will be Rev. Kevin Bass


The State CTS Competition


CTS State Competition Convention at Peace FWB Church in Florence on April 28-29. Please send your completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162, by March 25, 2017.



Dustin Hancock – Araras, Brazil

Gracelyn Coker – Chicago

Maggie Coker – Nashville

Hunter Langston – Nashville

Bayley Floyd – Virgin Islands

Michael Pennell – Virgin Islands



Hannah Reid – Ecuador

Kaylin Ridgeway – Illinois


Truth and Peace

Jonathan Carlson – Liberty FWB Church

Maysey Floyd – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Nathan Ledford – First Freewill Baptist

William Sargent – Horse Branch Free Will Baptist Church

Denise Wiggins – Peace Free Will Baptist Church

Alejandro Johnson – Spain/West Side 



WMO Sunday April 30th


Andy Moore (Brazil)  As we continue to push forward in this new year, we are thanking the Lord for opportunities to serve Him here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

We have restarted our weekly outreach ministry by giving free English classes on Saturdays and we are preparing for a baptismal service this month.  Also, our church is now involved monthly in ministering to a group of twenty orphans.  Please pray that we can show the love of Christ to these emotionally and spiritually needy children.- The Moores



Bobby Poole (Brazil) The First FWB Church, Ribeirão Preto is having it´s 44th “Family Retreat”, which takes place during Carnaval (dias 24-28). Geneva and I started the Retreat 44 years ago to help get our youth, and the whole family, out of the terrible time (morally speaking) of the Carnaval days. Thousands of lives have been touched. They have some 150 registered for this Retreat. It will be at Camp Evangelandia in Jaboticabal.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please continue to pray for Bro. Carlisle’s VISA.

David Aycock  (Brazil) The Lord has really blessed! Thank you for your prayers! With gifts from our partners we have been able to keep the construction of our Christian school going through April. We are building by faith! We are counting on God’s people to help us get the project completed. Would you consider helping us? Pray for Amilton’s salvation. He works for the Brazilian Post Office. We have completed our second evangelistic Bible Study and he is really interested. Our Discipleship classes for our new converts will conclude this month. We plan to baptize five. Thank you, David and Annette


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  Please pray for some new people who came to their Sunday evening bible study. Please pray for them as spring has arrived and they are able to get out into the community to meet people an learn more about their community and that God will order divine appointments in which they can connect with people who will be receptive to the Gospel.


Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are stateside and raising support to go to Ecuador to work in the Christian school, Jungle Kids for Christ. To schedule services contact Matt at mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) This past Saturday our church met at our house for a cookout. We invited the students from our university class. Praise the Lord half of our class showed up! None of these students are Christians and most know absolutely nothing about the Gospel. They asked many questions and we had several good discussions. Pray for the seeds that were planted Saturday. Please also pray for our family as we are continuing to battle illnesses. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Are moving into much labored for home this week, continue to remember them in Prayer.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) are thankful for 92 people and 12 visitors that packed into their rented building this past Sunday.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is at home now but still has a long road of recovery ahead. Please remember he and his wife in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Paul is doing better at this time.  He is healing very nicely from his last fall out of the wheel chair. He is receiving therapy at this time hopefully they will get him back to at least standing and maybe getting up from the chair by himself.  Please keep praying for him.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) Continue to require fulltime care please pray for her and Bro. Rodney.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.


MINISTER Events  *Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday April 11, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday April 18, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast –The breakfast begins at 9 am on Thursday April 20 at the Grapevine Restaurant on Hwy 9 in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, April 24 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday April 8th, at 9AM Oak Grove, Conway

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday April 27th at First FWB, Church, Inman 5:00PM Rev. Earl Hendrix preaching. Offering will go to the missionary of Bro. Earl’s Church

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 7th Friday 5:30 PM Black River Andrews

*True life Conference Meeting –TBA

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday June 10, New Vision FWB Church 9:30 AM



Living Lords Supper Temple FWB 1660 N Governor Williams Hwy. Darlington, SC 29540 April 9th at 6pm (A live dramatization of the Lords Supper with the congregation partaking in the Bread and Cup) All of our sister churches, family and friends are invited to come and share with us as we act out and partake with you in the The Lords Supper experience.


10-14 Revival Lockhart FWB Church (Beaver Creek) with Rev. Chris Todd 7pm Nightly


23-26 Revival North Spartanburg FWB Church (Beaver Creek) With Rev. Monte Guffey, Sunday 10AM & 5PM Monday – Wednesday 7PM


21-24 Revival Temple FWB Church, Darlington (South Carolina) “A Call To Pray” Sunday 6PM Rev. Chris Todd, Monday 7PM Rev. Buddy Seay, Tuesday 7PM Rev. Jody Wynn, Wednesday 7PM Rev. Darren Squires

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

Just Bear With Me!


Have you ever had an important point to share, but your listeners were hanging up on little things that don’t matter? That seems to be just what The Apostle Paul had happening to him. In his letter to the Corinthians he had been trying to share with them a sincere spiritual admonition, first by letter and then later as he intended face to face. But some thought of him as though he had walked in flesh, and would not regard his admonition because of their own notions of him. It bothers Paul enough that he made the following statement to them 1 Corinthians 11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly; and indeed bear with me.

No matter how well seasoned we are and good at our jobs. As long as we are in this body of flesh we are prone to mistake upon mistake. We will need others to bear with us in our folly. We ought to do the same with others.


1Thess. 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary



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