SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 20
May 25, 2017
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.
Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th 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
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) Our church here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil was priveleged to host the annual, regional fellowship of Brazilian FWB churches. For most, it was the first time they had seen our new church building. There were more than 150 participants from the region. Our hearts were stirred by the preaching of God’s Word and through the God honoring music.
Please continue to pray for the movement of FWB to expand throughout Brazil.
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 – Last Saturday we were able to spend several hours with a family that we’ve only recently met. During this time we were able to talk about the reason we came to Bulgaria and what we believe. Please pray that we will have more opportunities to spend time with this family and that soon they will decide to follow Christ.
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 email@example.com
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Over the last year, we have been taking full time classes in the University of Alcalá to fulfill the field requirement for cultural studies. We are glad to have finished our coursework. We only have one exam remaining this Friday. Please be in prayer for this final test. Over the last two weeks, all five of us have been sick with very bad colds, sinusitis, and tonsillitis. Also, Mandi had a small procedure this past Monday. Please pray for all of us to feel better soon and the results from Mandi´s procedure to come back good.
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) went to be with The Lord earlier this week, Funeral will be tomorrow in Greenville,NC
*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
Please email church news and upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Role of The Rock
1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
- A precious treasure to believers (v. 6-7)
Peter asserts that believers will not be ashamed or disappointed in Christ, because He is the chief cornerstone. Quoting Isa 28:16, Peter discusses the sure foundation that God has laid in Christ. God, Himself, speaks of His estimation of Christ’s value here. “A stone, the chief cornerstone, precious in My sight.” The word used means “unequalled in value, irreplaceable or extremely costly.” God views Christ as the most valuable thing in existence. Cornerstones in that day were of the utmost value. It was the stone that held together the building, that gave alignment to every other stone, that set the standard for other stones, and that determined whether or not a building would stand. It was invaluable to have a cornerstone that was properly cut and placed.
That is the question. What place does The Chief Cornerstone have in your life?
SCFWB Executive Secretary