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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 31

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 31

August 09, 2017

Announcement

“You Can Break the Chains of Addiction’ Service

Dynamic testimony and message of Hope from speaker Jim McComas

If you are battling an addiction or know someone who is please come, and invite others to attend. August 13th @ 11 am Temple Free Will Baptist Church 1660 North Governor Williams Hwy. Darlington, SC

 

College News

Welch College will sponsor a fellowship and appreciation dinner for the pastors and their wives on Monday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Western Sizzlin, 2688 David H McLeod Blvd, Florence, SC 29501.

 

This dinner will provide Welch representatives Mike Edwards and David Williford opportunity to express gratitude for the support provided by the South Carolina and Eastern Conferences, bring college updates, and promote the upcoming SC ITF Dinner on Saturday, September 16, 6:00p.m. at the Lebanon FWB Church.

 

 

Ladies News

 

Combined Women’s Retreat will be held September 15,16th. The 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

Missions 

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) I found out since last month that I am going to be a Great-granddaddy!   John, our youngest son, is pastor of the First FWB Church and they have a wonderful mininstry with “Couples”. John said that during this year and up to March next year, they are expecting 11 babies to be born into the Church family. Pray for these young couples and for the Church as they minister to the couples and to the babies, as they grow up in the Church. In Marincek, we had a Bible Club meeting on the 22an and had 32 children. Geneva is missed by all as she had a nack to get things rolling to reach out into our community. We moved to Ribeirão Preto in 1962 and since then the city has grown at the rate of over 10,000 people per year.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Bro. Carlisle was granted a 1 year visa. Glory! Please continue to remember the work there in Inida

 

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 –    In one week, a team of young people from the Kirby FWB Church in Michigan will be arriving to assist the ministry of our teammates the Trifonovs by doing various service projects around the city of Varna. Please pray that God will use their time in Bulgaria to help the church in Varna make connections with new people and that souls will be saved as a result of their efforts.

 

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 so much for your prayers for the growth of the Esperanza Church. They are currently in need of supplies for Sunday School as well as more room for their people to meet!

nmorgan@fwbgo.com

 

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Will be having some heart tests run today and tomorrow. Rejoice fellowship in Aiken has been experiencing a great summer so far. We had VBS in June and it was a great success. We had 20 – 25 kids from K4 through 5th grade. We have had two new families join us since VBS. Thank the Lord for His blessings as we our faithful to His call. Pastor Randy

 

 

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

 

PRAYER/PRAISE

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) as her tumors have increased in size a little and one is effecting her right kidney. They might have to put in a stint but Dr. is concerned it might not be possible to get to area. He said nephrostomy tube might be what he will do and she wears a bag on her leg. Pray that next couple of treatments will begin to shrink tumors. We still need prayers for God’s Will in our lives.  We take one day at a time. Bro. Tony Miles

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) From Sis. Mary. Paul is doing better at this time. Please continue to remember them in prayer.

 

*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.

 

MINISTER Events

*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, September 5, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday August 15, 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 Community, FWB Church, Florence

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday October, 21 9:30 AM

*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA

 

CHURCH NEWS

August

13th “You Can Break the Chains of Addiction’ Service

Dynamic testimony and message of Hope from speaker Jim McComas

If you are battling an addiction or know someone who is please come, and invite others to attend. 11 am Temple Free Will Baptist Church 1660 North Governor Williams Hwy. Darlington, SC

 

September

 

3-6 Revival 1st FWB Church Kingstree with Rev. Chris Todd Sunday 11&6 Mon-Wed 7PM

 

10 Homecoming Lockhart FWB Church Rev. Chris Todd 10 AM

10-13 Revival Lockhart FWB Church with Rev. Chris Todd Sunday 6 PM Mon-Wed 7 PM

24-30 Fall Tent Meeting Hosted by Socastee Original FWB Church & Heavenly Grace Ministries 8299 HWY 707  Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 

 

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

Bearing The Armor

1Sa 14:1 ¶ Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines’ garrison, that is on the other side. But he told not his father.

 

In the days of Samuel the prophet we hear of kings and armies in the protection of Israel. One such character we are introduced to is the armor bearer. What and invaluable but often unrecognized person this is. Jonathan’s armor bearer is mention ine the passage for today and even a statement by him but to my knowledge we don’t get his name. We still have armor bearers today in the church and they are often just as unrecognized.

 

Today with the help of the Lord I want to speak about the calling of GOD’S people to be armor bearers.

 

The armor bearer was assigned to a king, or officer.

 

  1. He trusted his officer. 7 And his armourbearer said unto him, Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.
  2. He assisted his officer. 13 And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armourbearer after him
  3. He followed his officer. 13 And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armourbearer after him   1Co 11:1 ¶ Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
  4. He protected his officer. V 13 b and his armor bearer slew after him.

 

 

The people as a whole benefit from being an armor bearer.

 

  1. The faithful. They were encouraged. 20 And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.
  2. The Fearful. There fear was turned to Strength.. 22 Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle.
  3. The Fallen. Those that had deliberately fallen into the hands of the enemy were emboldened to fight as well. 21 Moreover the Hebrews that were with the Philistines before that time, which went up with them into the camp from the country round about, even they also turned to be with the Israelites that were with Saul and Jonathan.

 

chris@scfwb.com

 

 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

 

 

 

 

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