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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 22

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 22
June 07, 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

Bro. Erik Corcoran will be speaking at the next Lake City Area Minister’s Luncheon meeting on Tuesday, JUNE 20th at the Railway Restaurant, located at 114 S. Acline Street in Lake City, at 10:30AM for lunch. Please join us for this time of fellowship. He is from Columbia and, has accepted the invitation to speak for us. Erik is helping with the Palmetto Family Council and the Nehemiah Network among the pastors of SC. He helped organize the Pastor’s Day at the Statehouse in Columbia on February 14th, 2017. The first meeting of its kind. There was an article about this in our last Informer.

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 Camp 2017…Mark Your Calendars!!

Summer Camp Approaching Fast!
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 Junior camp 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. 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 are currently in India, Pray their efforts there will be fruitful.

David Aycock (Brazil) Dear South Carolina partners, Annette and I share with you the following blessings: 1. The Lord has blessed our Seminary (Bible college level classes) with 16 people participating.2. Last Saturday we had our couples bi-monthly meeting with 23 couples were present. 3. The birth of our second granddaughter is due this month here in Barbacena, Brazil. 4. Salvation of two young people – Arthur and Leticia. Pray for their spiritual growth 5. We continue the construction of our Christian School building. We ask for your continued prayers and financial support. May God bless you, David and Annette

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) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. Don’t know from day to day how things will be with him. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives. We take one day at a time.

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


*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 Luncheon – Tuesday June 20, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC Special Guest Speaker Erik Corcoran (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
How to Plow Straight Rows

Lu 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

It is spring of the year and many of my readers will have gardens at this time. I remember as a young boy about 8 or 9 my father put me behind something he called a “one row mule”. It was an awkward contraption with a 5hp Briggs and Stratton motor. It had one large wheel in the back and one smaller wheel in the front with a plow in the middle. And if this machine doesn’t sound awkward enough, all of this was attached to a set of handlebars. The driver was to let the clutch out and hang on until the plow reached the end of the row. My father would go to where he wanted the row to end up and drive a wooden stob down. His words to me were, “Son keep your eyes on this stob until you get to it, and don’t look away. So I set out, behind this contraption. Half way through the row, I realized something…I was doing a real good job. So as pride began to get the better of me I turned around to look behind me, to see just how good a job I was doing. When I got to the stob, my father was shaking his head, because right at the part where I turned around to look, the row was crooked. Today that moment still speaks to me when I read Luke 9:62. Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus and don’t turn around to see how good a job your doing, keep moving forward and you’ll get the prize at the end of the row.

“Prosphero Theos”
Chris Todd
SCFWB Executive Secretary


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