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SCFWB Weekly Vol 4 No 4

SCFWB Weekly, Vol., 4, No.,4                                                                    

January 25, 2017

State News


The 2017 SCFWB State Meeting

Theme (We Preach Jesus)


Preregistration is available Click Here


The meeting hosted by the South Carolina Conference will be held Thursday and Friday February 23th, and 24th at The Peace Free Will Baptist Church in Florence, located at 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence, SC. Registration begins at 8:30 am and services begin at 9 am.. General Board will convene on Wednesday February 22 at 10 AM.

2017 SCFWB State Meeting Hotel Accommodations

Country Inn & Suites (Headquarter Hotel) located at 1739 Mandeville Rd, Florence, SC 29501-7026 Hotel has been recently remodeled, has interior hallway access to rooms and is rated 4 stars by Tripadvisor. Reservations need to be made by phone (843) 317-6616 and mention the SCFWB State Meeting. Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the Church. Price is $89 per night. Reservations must be made by Feb 15th


Days Inn located at 2111 W. Lucas St. Florence, SC 29501 Hotel has exterior access to rooms and is rated 3.5 Stars by Tripadvisor.  Reservations need to be made by phone (800) 363-2297 and mention the SCFWB State Meeting. Hotel is approximately 7 miles from the Church. Price is $58-$68 per night depending on number of adults. Reservations must be made by Feb 8th



20th Anniversary Banquet for Rev. Sherwood Lee


Friday February 24th at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Peace FWB Church 897 Third Loop rd. in Florence. This will be a fun filled evening for everyone! We are looking forward to lots of laughter as we honor faithful service to our state. Please RSVP by clicking HERE



Church Treasurers


The 2017 Mileage rate is changing to $.535 per mile


Minister News

Rev. Teddy Rabon please pray for me and my family as I am praying and seeking the Lord’s will in ministry and that I am currently available to fill in at churches and also available for revivals….contact number is 843- 520-6407.

Ladies News


SCWAC State Meeting will be held on March 18th at North Spartanburg Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Diana Bryant, WNAC President will be our guest speaker. Lunch will be served.


Beaver Creek WAC District Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the Inman Free Will Baptist Church. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Nelda Highsmith (NC Vice President) and Sue Rutland will be our guest speakers. They will be sharing with us their involvement with the Hanna Project and the different countries they have visited. Please come and be a part of this important meeting that we might learn together the opportunities God may have us help serve in this important ministry of spreading the gospel.


Central District Convention to be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 am, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church, in Conway, SC. Our theme for this year is “For Such a Time as This, Bow the knee”. Our thought, “When things happen that we don’t understand, we need to bow the knee”.




Youth News

The State CTS Competition has two upcoming events:

CTS Practice Convention at Liberty FWB Church in Manning on January 28th beginning at 9 AM. Has Been Cancelled

CTS State Competition Convention at Peace FWB Church in Florence on April 28-29. (More details will follow.)




Andy Moore (Brazil)  This new year got off to a great start.  We had a watchnight service at our church with 40 people in which we prayed into the new year.  We are preparing this month for our first baptismal service since moving into our new building and we have recently started a new Sunday school class. Thank you for our prayers as we head into 2017!


Bobby Poole (Brazil) “What is the value of a human soul? I often ask a young child, “Are you worth 10 cents?” I use this as an ice-breaker, to start a conversation, with the child´s parents or others standing by. Some responded, “I don´t know!”, others, “I will have to ask Mom or Dad”, and a few say, “Oh, I am worth much more than that!” The Lord spoke to my heart and told me, “Bobby, let me tell you the value of this child, who is so valuable to Me, that I gave my only begotten Son, to die for him (or her)!”  All the money in the world cannot buy a human soul and save it from an eternal hell! They must hear the Gospel message! I plead with our FWB of South Carolina, to continue praying for and supporting out FWB missionaries, around the world. Souls, for whom Christ, our Lord died, are going out into eternity, lost, because they have never heard that God loves them and that our Lord Jesus died and rose from the dead, to save their precious souls.”

Carlisle Hanna (India) is currently stateside. Please pray for efforts to secure another visa.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are grateful for the way God is working here in Barbacena. In the month of November we baptized five people. They invited family members and friends to watch their baptism. We had many first time visitors. Fernando came forward two Sundays ago wanting to give his life to Christ. Pray for his spiritual growth. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray and consider giving toward the construction of our Christian school. We need your help! David and Annette

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite –  1. Pray for T, he is the 18 yr old son of the lady who has been a part of our work here in Pleven. Over the next few days he will be in the hospital for observation because of high blood pressure. 2. I have been asked to conduct evangelism training for a group of young Christians from various churches and villages. Pray that God will use this training to equip these young people to lead many of their friends to Christ.  3. We were contacted yesterday about an unbeliever who would be interested in English club with a Biblical emphasis. Pray that there will be other people interested and that we will be able to start this ministry very soon.



Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) 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) We are so excited that the mayor’s office has given our church a wonderful location to hold the community workshops. Fliers have been made and dates and times established. Please be in prayer for the final preparations for the workshops which will begin January 10. Please pray God will even now prepare hearts. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).The Home Mission Board was able to purchase a used mobile home for the Valandingham’s to live in. Pray for them as it is being set up and renovated.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We are thankful for many opportunities that we had during the Christmas holidays to share about Jesus in various towns.  (Alpedrete, Moralzarzal, Guadarrama, and Collado Mediano)  Pray that we will be able to continue developing relationships with the people we met, and that doors will open for more testimony to be shared.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) Had Major Surgery on Dec 5th to remove a mass. She is beginning to see improvements from the surgery and was just released from the doctor and is looking forward to the state meeting.


Sister Lossie Evans Wife of Rev. Johnny Evans has been through her first rounds of treatments, and is having some issues with her heart.

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) has started chemotherapy treatments and is seeing some improvements. Please remember them in prayer.

*Richie Miles(Son of Rev. Tony Miles) who has Parkinson’s will be having a procedure on his brain this coming Tuesday.

*Rev. Parvis Ashoori (Central) is in rehabilitation at Vibra hospital in Charleston. Please remember him in prayer.

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Is in long term care at Wesley Commons please remember him in prayer.

*Linda Wilson (Wife of Pastor Rodney Wilson, Low Country FWB Church) is currently receiving fulltime care and is likely facing surgery again. Please remember them in your prayers.

*Rev. Earl Stanley (True Life) had colon surgery and is recovering. Please remember him in prayer.

*Danielle Seaton (Wife of Rev Brad Seaton, St. John’s) (SC) Her back pain continues to get better week by week. Please continue to pray for progress for her.


*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) was released from Toumey Hospital yesterday


*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday February 14, at Bazen’s Restaurant, Florence SC 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday February 21, 10:30 AM at Rail Way Restaurant, Lake City SC

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Monday, February 13, at The Grapevine Restaurant, in Boiling Springs 11:30 AM

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

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, February 7, 2016, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting – TBA

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – Thursday January 26, 2017 at 1st FWB Simpsonville 5:00pm

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – January 19th-20th Annual Meeting Beulah FWB Church Pamplico. Thursday 5:30 PM & Friday 9:30 AM

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday March 18, 2017 at 9:30AM Bethel FWB Church

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday March 11, 2017 Olanta FWB Church 9:30 AM



29th Special Sunday morning service “On the Family” at Rains FWB10 am with Preacher Buddy Seay

29th– 1st Revival Mt Trolley FWB Church (Central) Jan 29th thru 1st of Feb with brother Wesley Campbell at service starts at 6pm on Sunday and 7pm Monday thru wend thanks this is from preacher Timmy Hodge

29th– 2nd Revival Liberty Lancaster With evangelist Mike Blanton and Evidence 7pm nightly


2-5 Camp Meeting  First Free Will  Baptist Church Myrtle Beach (Central) ,Thursday thru Saturday starts at 7pm Special guests Evangelist David Ring ( Thursday night)The Parsons  Dr.David Crowe, Rev Jim McComas

5th-9th Revival “It’s Pouring Down at Rains” Rains FWB Church Evangelist Rev. Teddy Rabon/ special music, The Parson’s Family, Sun-Tues, Savannah Rabon Wed. Sunday @ 6pm, 7:30 pm Mon-Wed


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

Where Satan Dwells


As the nation has gone through the nastiest presidential election of my lifetime, and has come to place where violent protests are common, we see one issue continue to rise to the forefront… Abortion. Call it choice, call it women’s rights, or whatever you may call it, this issue continues to rear its head. The plain and simple fact is it is the taking of human life. According to statistics the abortion rate in the US has reached 59,000,000. That is 48 million more babies killed than there were Jews killed during than Holocaust…. Let that sink in….


I feel that we are blind if we do not recognize the efforts and role of Satan in all this. This was brought soberly to my attention with a recent photo posted by a FWB Minister. With two apparently transgender men holding up a sign in protest that read “If Mary had had an abortion we wouldn’t be in this mess”.


In a letter to the church at Pergamos the Lord wrote that he knew where Satan’s Seat was. Today Satan’s Seat may be in the good ole USA. Let us be like the the Church at Pergamos and hold fast his name.


Re 2:13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.


“Prosphero Theos”

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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