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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 27

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 27

July 12, 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.

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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 meeting will be held at 1st FWB Church Myrtle Beach. 67th Ave. N. Myrtle Beach, SC. There are a few rooms still available at the Mystic Sea Hotel 843-448-8446 Attendees may also seek other lodging as well. Please submit $20 to the attention of Cathy Logan, 1580 Potter Road, Lancaster, SC, 29720 to help cover expenses for the speaker and any other retreat expenses. Please pass the changes on to your ladies interested in attending the retreat. Please plan to bring gift cards for the WNAC Provision’s Closet to help our missionaries if you are attending the retreat on Sept. 15th – 16th. Gift cards are an excellent way to help our missionaries. Please contact Pam Hackett, 864-680-3150 if you have any questions. Thank you for being a blessing to those who serve as our faithful missionaries.


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 round up your Junior Campers for camp! Junior Camp starts July 24th…All pastors,and youth workers please try your best to send junior campers!  …We also need ADULT counselors to come stay with your group….Also please let me know how many campers you have coming ASAP….
All paperwork is on scfwb.com…any questions please call me. Thanks we look forward to a Great Junior Camp….we need your campers….please round them up and send them!

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 


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 recently.  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 Budhrai

Praise for Uncle’s visa.  Pray for the one he now needs.  Pray for our son Eliyon as he stays in Shivmandir now and is not able to come home each day.  Pray for peace where there is much unrest in Darjeeling area.  Pray for these churches:  Raikota, Hatkhola, Ammjamni, Singhvita, Foudijote and Kumargachh.  Pray for Madan Soren and for our South India work.



David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you for your prayers! We completed the two Bible College level courses – Church History II and How to Study the Bible – we offered for this semester. It has been gratifying to see the interest and spiritual growth our students manifested during the courses. We are preparing a young man João Paulo and a married couple Fernando and Paula for church membership. Pray for the salvation of an eighty year old man named Carlos who in his latter years has lost family and home due to wrong choices he has made throughout his life. We continue to build the Christian School building. The Lord has provided thus far. Would you consider giving a special offering for this cause? May God continue to bless, David and Annette



Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –    Please pray for safety of travel as my parents fly back to America tomorrow morning. They have been with us for about two weeks and we have had the privilege to take them to our two churches in Svishtov and Varna.

Please pray for the Trifonovs in Varna as their church is hosting an English and Music camp all week. A group of college students from America is helping them in this outreach event. In a little over a week, we will be going to our first of two camps. Amy and I will ministering in various ways at both camps. Please pray for us as we spend the next week getting all of our lessons and plans ready for our time at the camps and pray that the kids who come to the camp will learn more about Jesus and that those who don’t know him as their Savior and Lord will do so during their week of camp.



Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Are in Ecuador and are getting settled in. Pray for them as they transition into ministry there.mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Thanks for your prayers for the Esperanza church. We are so excited to see the church growing. For the last two Sundays, we have had every seat full. Please continue to pray for the church, for wisdom, and for continued growth. Thanks also for your prayers for Mandi’s procedure. Praise the Lord the results were good.



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). The Valandingham’s are in there home now. They had 61 people last recently for Father’s Day with 2 families joining recently and 2 Saved.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Tim & Kristi Johnson (Spain)—Our “Galactic Starveyors” VBS was a huge success.  We had 46 kids and 23 teens who participated.  About 1/2 of them came from unsaved homes.  Please pray with us that God will use the Truth they heard to speak to their hearts and change them.


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. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. He did have a scare the other night with his heart but after an EKG everything looks good. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) Recently Came home from an extended stay in the Hospital, and is undergoing rehab. He also continues to receive regular dialysis. Please remember him in prayer.



*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Will resume in September.

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Will Resume on September 12th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, July  31, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday July 18, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, in Lake City


*Central Conference Meeting – Saturday October 10th, at 9AM South Conway FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday October 26th at Liberty FWB, Church, Lancaster

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – October 6th Friday 5:30 PM Fellowship, FWB Church, Florence

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday July 15 9:30 AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA



July 9th-13th

Camp Meeting Freedom FWB Church, Lancaster  Kevin Smith, Chris Rumfelt, and Mike Hutsell Sun 6PM Mon-Thurs7PM  Singing by The Whisnants, The Nelons, Nth Hour, Jordan Family, and the Rumfelt Family

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

Disaster Relief: A Ministry of The Early Church

Ac 11:27 ¶ And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. (KJV)


Most of us believe the early church is the closest representation as to what the church should be. IE: the days of the early church were not far removed from the ministry of Jesus. The Apostles were present to help guide them. The Holy Spirit seemed to be working tremendously in the lives ordinary believers, and God was adding to the church daily such as should be saved.


We see here in Acts 11 an example of one important ministry of the early church (Disaster Relief).


The Dearth or Famine occurred according to historical writers likely in 42 A.D. There were massive shortages of food and many people died. (But the Church was ready) Through the help of the Holy Spirit God’s people came together to do the following things:


  1. Store up for the disaster ahead. The church determined to send relief for a disaster that had not yet occurred. V28
  2. No one was exempt. Then the disciples, every man V29
  3. They gave what they were able to give. according to his ability V29
  4. They Sent Relief. They provided assistance to those in need, by trusting many of their goods to people who had the means to distribute it to the victims. V30


The SCFWB Disaster Relief Board realizes the importance of this vital ministry and would like to share it with your church or men’s group. We have several Field representatives. To schedule a service time please contact chris@scfwb.com


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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