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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 21

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 21

May 31, 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 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!

———-We have around 25 teen campers that I know of as of now…..—–We NEED 50 teen campers!!!———-So Preachers…Churches…Youth leaders 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 ASAP…and let us know you are working on them.

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) The First FWB Church of Ribeirão Preto, baptized 20 new converts yesterday morning (28th).  John has conducted 5 weddings, so far this year and at this point, they will have 7 babies born, this year, in the Church family. The Church, also is helping, with preachers, the Marincek Church. John does not want me to overload myself (at this point, I am doing fine, health wise). Thanks for your prayers.

Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor Saifal Please remember Bro. Carlisle and Dr. Don as they leave for India today, also remember Bro. Carlisle as his Sister passed away.



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 –   Tomorrow (June 1st) is The International Day of the Child. I will be participating in a kids event with some volunteers from Child Evangelism Fellowship and a scouting club here in the city. Please pray that through my participation I will be able to start some relationships with unbelievers with whom I can share the Gospel. On Saturday, the monthly men’s gathering will take place in Svishtov. Please pray that there will be a good turnout and that those present will be encouraged as they study God’s Word together. Pray that any unbelievers who attend will surrender their lives to Christ as a result of what they learn. One of our biggest goals throughout the summer will be to connect with people so that we can invite them to some sort of meeting (English club, Bible study, etc…) in the fall. Please pray that as we get out into the city throughout the week God will lead us to people who will be interested in our work here in Bulgaria and our faith.


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) 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.


*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, June  26 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 LuncheonTuesday June 13, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC Special Guest Speaker Eric Corcharan (Palmetto Family Council)


*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 chris@scfwb.com

The Searchable Riches Of God


Those things which man deems to have value don’t often have value in the eyes of God. Silver and Gold may be rare here but in heaven they pave the streets with it. Precious jewels may be rare here but in heaven it’s rock for foundation. Man with his eyes that seems to see nothing more than that which is right in front of him can barley comprehend the searchable riches of God. But tonight we will take a look.


Jer 9:23 ¶ Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.



 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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