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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 23

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 23

June 14, 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



ETEAM- Pray for these! Many are on their trips right now!

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 –    I am currently planning a movie night for next weekend. We will invite several of our contacts to come and watch a Christian film with us. Please pray that God will use this time to speak to their hearts and that we will be able to share the Gospel with the unbelievers who attend. Please for Mrs. D, a lady who works at a small store around the corner from our apartment. Recently she responded with tears when I asked her if we could pray for her. Please pray that God will work in her life and will use us to help her to find salvation through Him.



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 continue to remember them during this busy time of year.



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.


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 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 Erik Corcoran Speaking

*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

Why Worry?


Mt 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Someone once said “Worry is fear’s extravagance. It extracts interest on trouble before it comes due. It constantly drains the energy God gives us to face daily problems and to fulfill our many responsibilities. It is therefore a sinful waste. A woman who had lived long enough to have learned some important truths about life remarked, “I’ve had a lot of trouble — most of which never happened!” She had worried about many things that had never occurred, and had come to see the total futility of her anxieties.”

Walter Kelly Said “Worry is faith in the negative, trust in the unpleasant, assurance of disaster and belief in defeat…worry is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles. A dense fog that covers a seven-city-block area one hundred feet deep is composed of less than one glass of water divided into sixty thousand million drops. Not much is there but it can cripple an entire city.  When I don’t have anything to worry about, I begin to worry about that.


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary










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