"Helping Those Who Help Others"

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 37

SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 37

September 20, 2017



Randall House has launched FreeWillBaptistAuthors.com, a website that features all Free Will Baptist authors, regardless of where the book was published. Authors in good standing with a member church of the National Association of Free Will Baptists may submit books to be included on the website. Go to http://freewillbaptistauthors.com for details.


Disaster Relief Efforts

It looks like the Lord spared South Carolina for the most part from major effects of Hurricane Irma. However, there was some significant flooding in some of our coastal areas. If you or your family are in need of some assistance tree/debris removal etc you can submit your request to chris@scfwb.com and put “Disaster Relief” in the subject line. Let us continue to remember our brothers and sisters in both Florida and Texas as they deal with ongoing rebuilding efforts. If you would like to donate to the hurricane relief efforts you can make your check payable to SCFWB State Office and mail to PO Box 9 Turbeville, SC 29162 (Please put SCFWB DRT Hurricane Relief) in the memo line.


Youth News

SCFWB Fall Youth Retreat ;

Our fall youth retreat is scheduled for November 3-4 2017, in Myrtle Beach, SC. The theme will be “Glow in the Dark” and 1 Peter 2:9 is our theme verse. Rev Tim Larrimore is the guest speaker. The hotel will be the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach. We will have great preaching, awesome singing, fun and fellowship for everybody. We plan to go to bowling Friday night after service and Grand Prix Speed Park (Go-Carts) on Saturday. Price is $115 for youth and adults each. Price includes Motel Lodging, Breakfast- Saturday morning, Bowling and Go-Carts and a T-shirt. During bowling on Friday night pizza will be served and a $10 Arcade card will be included. Ages 12 and Up welcome and remember an adult will need to be in each room with their youth.

More information and paper work for the fall youth retreat will be coming soon on our website scfwb.org/youthministries


Ladies News


Shine Conference November 18, 2017 Seffner Florida, Seffner Christian Academey. Register at www.shineFWB.com


If you would like to learn more about beginning a Women Active for Christ group in your church, please CLICK HERE


Andy Moore (Brazil)  The Lord continues to give us opportunities to reach people.

We have had 15 visitors come to our church services in the last two weeks.  Continue to pray that the Lord will work in people’s hearts and that His Word will not return void.  Please pray specifically for Fabiana and Jéssica, two ladies that were saved in our church last year, but who are now struggling spiritually.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) I preached a series of sermons on What we “are” (Sinners, hearers, believers, saved, born into the family of our Lord, Children of the Lord, reconcilators, ambassadors, witnesses…) Recently, at the close of the service, I ask everyone to join hands and we repeat together the Apostolic Blessing (II Cor. 13:13) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God (the Father), and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you (us, all) now and for evermore”. It seems to be a blessing to all and helps give the feeling that we are one family! I then ask everyone to shake hands with those around them, and if they are visitors, give them a good welcome.


Carlisle Hanna (India) From Pastor  Bikas: Pray for Pastor Chandra’s complete healing. Pray for ministry in Nepal and South India. Pray for Raiganj area and for flood affected people. Pray for my family who are all unsaved. Pray for my ministry.


Jiten: Pray for all flood affected people. Pray for Junglabhita and Malagachh churches. Pray for revival and unity. Pray for some who are sick — Peter’s wife, Rajen Murmu’s mother. Pray for all the youth, evangelists and church planters. Please remember three unspoken requests.


David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your faithful support and prayers. In the month of September we are having a special drive to raise $13,000.00 to finish our Christian School building. Please consider a special offering for our project.  Please pray for Marcos and Jeane. We are having a weekly Bible study with them. They have many hurdles to overcome. We are trusting the will allow the grace of God to bring salvation and victory in their lives. May God continue to bless your ministry as you faithfully serve Him, David and Annette – Barbacena, Brazil



Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite – Please pray for our efforts to minister among the international students who attend the medical university. It seems like more opportunities are starting to come our way. Last night a girl from the United Kingdom rang our doorbell because she was looking for one of our neighbors. We were able to talk to her for several minutes and share our contact information. This afternoon I will be meeting with a guy from Sweden in order to help him study Bulgarian. In the next couple of weeks I am hoping to start a Friday night gathering / Bible study in English to which we will invite students. I told you last week that our daughters Anna and Jonna both started back to school on Friday September 15th. We are thankful that so far they are doing well. We are also thankful that we have able to reconnect with other parents, especially from Anna’s class. Please pray that these connections will provide opportunities for evangelism. Our annual church retreat will take place this weekend from Friday September 22nd to Sunday September 24th. This will be a gathering of people from four different places where our team is working, including four people from our city. There will be both Christians and nonbelievers. Please pray that God will use this time to encourage and strengthen the Christians and that someone who is not a believer will give their lives to Christ during this time.

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) We began our community workshops and then we were told that our permission to use the community center had not been renewed. We have submitted the appropriate requests and now we are waiting to hear from the city government. Will you please join us in praying that our request will be renewed, that the workshops will be able to begin again in October, and that many will come to the Lord through them? Also our English classes at the university will begin this Wednesday. Will you please be in prayer for these classes and the relationships we are able to build with the students?



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Today he received the results from the mass they removed during his surgery, and we are praising the Lord there is no cancer! Continue to pray for the church in Aiken as they move forward for The Lord!



Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) September is here and we are gearing up for lots of activities in the coming weeks and months.  Please pray for our family as we will be carrying the entire load of the Alpedrete work by ourselves, as Anthony and Lea Edgmon are in the States for six months.  Pray that God will continue to raise up leaders in our church who will take on more responsibilities during this time.  We are starting our 20th year here in Spain, and we appreciate all that you have meant to us over the years.


Mirial Gainer (Japan) Continues to care for her mother. Please remember them both in prayer



* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) 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) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday October 10th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, October 10th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – Monday, October  30, 2017, at Jomar’s Restaurant, Lancaster, SC – 9 AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday October 17, 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






17-20 Revival 1st FWB Church Myrtle Beach with Evangelist Neal Latham, special singing with The Dosses. Sun 17th at 6pm, 18th – 20th 7pm

18-22 Carolina Jubilee Turning Point FWB Church Spartanburg Mike Blanton, Mike McCoy, Roger Duncan Special Singing By Mike Blanton and Evidence, and the Rogers Family. &PM Nightly

23 2nd Annual Fall Women’s Conference FWB Bible Church, Darlington 10am-2pm, with Dr. Brenda J. Robinson. $10 lunch will be served.


24th Homecoming Fellowship FWB Church, Florence SC. Special singing by the Millers from 11am-12 lunch following.


24-27, Fall Revival FWB Bible Church, Darlington with Preacher Dan Robinson and New Desire. Sunday morning at 11, Sunday evening at 6, Monday – Wednesday night’s at 7.

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

30th Youth Rally North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church on

Rev. Chris Rumfelt from Hayesville NC will be preaching. Rally will begin at 9 a.m.  Church is located at 145 Belcher Road in Boiling Springs, SC. Lunch will be served, so if you are bringing a group please call Pastor Sammy Sutton at 864.279.7737.”


30th 12th Annual Bible BBQ Bluegrass Festival Mount Carmel FWB Church (York, SC) Starts 12:00 Noon  End 6:00 PM Featured Groups The Molded Clay- 12:00 – 1:00. RDR Bluegrass -1:00 – 2:00, Trinity Bluegrass 2:00- 3:00,   The Jacobs Family 3:00 – 4:00, Supper Break 4:00 – 5:00, Open Mike 5:00 – 6:00, There will be a Christian Motorcycle Competition and Activities for the Children Barbeque Plates $8.00 Each. Proceeds for benevolence and Church Building Projects Everyone Welcome


8-11 Revival 1st FWB Church Inman Sunday, October 8th, 2017 thru Wednesday, October 11th, Rev. Wesley Campbell, Speaker Sunday Service Times: Sunday Morning 11:00 am/Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Monday – Wednesday Services 7:00 pm

Nursery will be provided.


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

A Life Made Over


Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.


1.The Potential of a life that Responds-


  1. The Problem of a life that Resists-


  1. The Promise of a life that Repents-


  1. The Peril of a Life that Rebels-


 “Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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