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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 19

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 19

May 17, 2017

National News

The 2017 Free Will Baptist National Convention will be held July 16-19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Galt House Hotel will serve as the convention hotel, with convention events being held in the Galt House, the KFC Yum! Center, and The Kentucky Center.

Pre-Registration Click Here



Ladies News


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


Summer Camps 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!


Summer Camps Approaching Fast!

PLEASE round your campers up for Summer Camps! We need numbers of campers for Teen Camp that each church has coming. Teen camp starts June 12th…please let us know how many you have attending. All paperwork is needed for Teens by end of next week …May 26th…or just let us know you are working on them. Thanks. Preacher Teddy Rabon # 843-520-6407

…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




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 



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) At the Marincek Church in Ribeirão Preto, we had 76 for our Mothers/Daughters Banquete! A number of unsaved attented and a good number that attended the Church when they were children. Pray that we will be able to reach out to all that attended. It was a blessing to see the Church working as a “Body” in the kitchen, cooking, serving the tables and washing and cleaning up.

Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Saifal Thanks for Good Friday and Easter Programs

Pray for Uncle’s visa and health, for Uncle’s Didi (older sister) for Don, Mark, Brenda Kay and Uncle Lee.

Pray for church building, land and church growth at Siliguri.  Pray for Upper Bagdogra Church, for Basant Tamang and believers working out of our area. Pray for Panighatta where we need land and a church building.  Pray for Jabra , Panitanki, Adhikari, Khoribari, Ropinjote, Panchavita, Bandarbari, Maheshpur, Baropothia, Kodagaon Churches. Pray for David Dulal, Barnabus, Budhrai’s daughter’s marriage to our pastor Madan Soren, Sandeep Biswakarma and his family. Pray for Dhantola Church.  Pray for Jivan’s marriage.  Pray for Biren, Dhiren, Joash and their families.  Pray for Nandajhar Church and for Noresh and his health and family.  Pray for Gaisal and Dhenkapara Churches and for Denabandhu and Manik Kisku. Pray for Peter and his family, for Bonita and her family and for Subhas and family and for my health.



David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you for your prayers for the work here in Barbacena, Brazil. We recently baptized five people. It was a joy to these participating in their first Lord’s Supper and Foot Washing.This week we begin teaching two Bible College level courses: History of the Church Part 2 and How To Study The Bible. These courses will run through the end of June. We have 16 students enrolled. We are rejoicing that the construction of our Christian School continues. God has been faithful! We continue to ask for your prayers and special offerings for this project. We understand that the Lord works through His people. Let Him work through you!


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  1. Tomorrow (Thursday) evening Amy will be hosting another woman’s gathering at our house. Several of the ladies who come are unbelievers. Please pray that this event will help these women to know the truth about salvation which is only found in Jesus Christ. 2. Continue to pray for the family of one of Anna’s classmates with whom we have built a relationship over the last several months. We gave their children Bibles for their birthdays recently and they seemed very appreciative. 3. As we are still in the early phases of our efforts to make disciples here in Pleven, we are still trying to do the initial work of making contacts and building relationships. Please pray that God will help us to find people who are ready to hear the truth of the Gospel message.




Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Will be leaving for Ecuador soon but they 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). 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) Please pray for the Alpedrete Church as we have four major events coming up in the next two months: “Collado Solidario” Fair on June 10th, where we will have a photo booth with proceeds to help the needy in a neighboring town, Baptisms of 7 people on June 11th, “Festival in the Park” (Evangelistic outdoor family event in a local Alpedrete park) “Galactic Starveyors” VBS (the last week of June)



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 some problems swallowing. 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 –TBA


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, May  29 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, June 6, 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 October 26th at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster

*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




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

21-24 Revival Mill Branch FWB Chrch, Johnsonville (Eastern) with Rev. Paul Lambert Sunday Evening 6pm Mon-Wed 7pm

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

Salt Life

Mt 5:13 ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Many of you know my story. I’m in a line of at least 4 successive generations of salt water fisherman. From oysters to shrimp to flounder, if it is born of the sea my family has found a way to live off of it. On the back of my truck is a decal that says Salt Life. It has nothing to do with sand or surf, but all about the way of life that was taught to me. For several years, living four hours inland prevented me from engaging in that life style very much, but I must say that God has called me to a new kind of salt life, one that is providing a catch of eternal value. I’m still fishing, only now I’m fishing for souls.

You don’t have to live at the beach, to live the salt life. God has called us to be the salt of the whole earth. Jesus said that if salt has lost its savour then it is good for nothing… How salty is your life?



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary







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