SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 15
April 19, 2017
Men’s Retreat (THIS SATURDAY)
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! $5.00 to compete in Obstacle Course, Grand Prize Stihl 180 Chainsaw, Event will be held in Turbeville, just off HWY 378 beside the former Children’s Home
Rev. Donnie Miles is trying to downsize his pastoral library. He is willing to sell books at a good price to any interested pastor. If anyone is interested, his cell number us 843 982-4290.
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
Open House New Prospect Christian School Friday April 28th at 7PM A tour of the school will be given and refreshments served afterward. For More info Contact the School at Phone: 843-493-2189
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 Please send your completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162, by March 25, 2017. The CTS State Competition Convention will be held on April 28-29 at Peace FWB Church in Florence. Activities will begin at 7 PM on Friday night and at 9 AM on Saturday morning. Registration begins 30 minutes before the start of the competition each day. Some of the Bible entries and all music entries will take place on Friday. All other entries along with Bible entries will take place on Saturday. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Driggers.
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 – I have been asked to lead a discussion about Easter as a religious holiday at a local coffee shop. Please pray that many will come who do not know the truth about the resurrection and that my participating in this event will open a door for further interaction down the road. This coming Saturday a group of students from a Christian school in North Carolina will be in Svishtov to participate in a cultural exchange with students from one of the high schools there. Tim and Lydia Awtrey will be leading the team. Pastor Ken Cash from Trinity FWB Church in Greeneville, NC will also be coming and will conduct a seminar next Saturday. Please pray for this group as they travel and minister in Bulgaria. Easter is one of those times where Bulgarians seem more open to talking about religion. Please pray that we will be able to take advantage of this openness and share about the resurrection of Christ.
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Valandingham’s are in there home now. They are averaging 50-55 people on Sundays, recently with 1 saved 8 baptized.
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) had two pints of blood recently at the Cancer Center, in Greenwood. His potassium had dropped very low again and they decided to have him go for the transfusion. He has gone back to Wesley Commons Nursing Home now. He said he was feeling much better after the transfusion.
*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 – Will resume in September.
*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
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday May 16, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC
*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday July 8th, at 9AM Rains, 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 – June 23rd Friday 5:30 PM Columbia, FWB Church
*True life Conference Meeting –TBA
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday June 10, New Vision FWB Church 9:30 AM
23-26 Revival North Spartanburg FWB Church (Beaver Creek) With Rev. Monte Guffey, Sunday 10AM & 5PM Monday – Wednesday 7PM
1-5 Revival New Prospect FWB Church (Eastern) 7:30 Nightly with Rev. Mike Wilson
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 email@example.com
How a Parent Prays for their Children
Col 1:9 ¶ For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Now we need to understand how the apostle Paul viewed his relationship with the churches. He viewed them as his children and he as a parent. You will find in his writings to churches as well as individuals phrases like “mine own son in the faith, my Children” and other terms of affection as well as rebuke. Here we see Paul as he addresses the church at Collosse, telling them the manner of His prayers for them. That is a great thing. I feel quite sure that you have prayed for your children, but have you told them you prayed for them, or have you ever told them what you prayed for them. I could imagine if done in a right manner that could stand to enhance your relationship with your children. That is what Paul did, so let us look at it as well.
He prays for a
- Supernatural Knowing- v9
- Knowledge of His will
- Knowing the will of God is outside of the realm of the natural man. We do not have in our capabilities the ability to come to that understanding on our own. What is the mind of the Lord for us?
- Ro 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
- Spiritual Understanding- v9
- Ro 8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
- To pray for your children to have spiritual understanding is to pray for them to have a life of peace.
- Selfless Walking-v10
- Walk Worthy
- We cannot walk worthy of the Lord if we are living selfishly.
- Simple Producing- v10
- Fruitful in every good work
- Sometime we might pray for blessings in all we do, but that is dangerous.
- I don’t want my bad choices to succeed that way there is no confusion as to the right path
- Specific Knowing- v10
- Increasing in the knowledge of God
- Not just knowing about God but knowing God
- As well as Knowledge from God
- Steadfast Waiting- v11
- All patience hupomone Cheerful endurance
- Longsuffering makrothumia Bearing Through
SCFWB Executive Secretary