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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 NO 1

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 1

January 27, 2018

 

Date Set/ Registration Open – Active Shooter Training How to implement appropriate security measures that will not impede ministry, should the leadership be armed, what does the bible say about all this?” This will be a one day event January 27, 2018 available to the leadership of all of our SC Free Will Baptist Churches. This will be held at Lebanon FWB Church at 9:00 AM it is FREE to the Leadership of your Church IE Pastor, Deacons, Ushers, SS Teachers (Lunch will be provided). Churches must register for this event. Registration is open Today Click Here

 

Feb 22-23 76th Annual SCFWB State Meeting hosted by the Beaver Creek held at Turning Point FWB Church 104 Fairview Church Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29323. Theme: Revival, Renewal, and Revitalization Isaiah (40:31) Speakers Include Dr. David Crowe, Rev. Kenneth Akers, Rev. Jim McComas, Dr. Brad Ransom, and Thurs. Evening Dr. Joe Arthur

 

Registration Open Click Here

 

Hotel Accommodations-

 

Comfort Inn and Suites $89.00 154 Candlenut Lane Spartanburg, SC 29316

(864) 814-2001 Mention (Turning Point Rate)

 

(Closest) $99.00 Holiday Inn Express and Suites 161 Sha Ln. Spartanburg, SC 29307

(864) 504-3333 (Mention Church Rate)

 

Days Inn (External Rooms) $69.00 115 Rogers Commerce Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29316 (864) 814-0560 (Mention Church Rate)

 

 

Pastors and Church Leaders we are updating all church information on the website. We would like to have the most accurate information available for you. Please visit www.scfwb.com and search for your church’s name in tool bar. Email me back with any corrections to services times and addresses. Please provide an updated picture of your church if you would like it included on the site.

 

 

Disaster Relief Efforts

 

Leonard Restoration Project Work will soon commence on the home of Pastor Mark and Myra Leonard. This is a combined effort of the SCFWB Disaster Relief Board, Minister Ministry, Hands Held High (North American Ministries), as well as various churches and Individuals.

If you are interested in volunteering in this project visit: http://www.scfwb.com/ministries/disaster-relief/ and fill out the volunteer form.

Couples Retreat 2018 : The place will be the same at Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach. The dates for the retreat are February 9th and 10th, 2018. Brother Jim McComas will be back with us singing and preaching. The cost will be the same as last year. The cost is $190 with the deposit of $140 due to secure the room and $50 due when they check in. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Missions 

Andy Moore (Brazil)  This November, our church celebrated 8 years of ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Please pray for God´s power on the service and for the continuing ministry here in this spiritually needy city of over 550,000 souls. –Andy Moore and family

 

Bobby Poole (Brazil) On New year celebrations, being a Sunday, we had regular services and after the night service we had a meal and then to close out the old year and enter the new, we had songs, testimonies and then held hands for prayer. The service was a blessing to me. On New Year´s day, John and I went to a funeral. The father of two young men that attended the First Church, 35 or so years ago. I met folks that I have not seen for about this number of years. One thing that caught my attention was, a number of those that, thanked me for the “seed” that was planted, many years ago, in their hearts! Quite a few mentioned what a blessing the youth camps were to them, with many accepting the Lord, as Saviour, at the Camps! Only the Lord know how many seed that has been planted, others watered, and the Lord gave the increase! I pray that all of the Lord´s people will be blessed and experience His blessings on their families, their churches and their work, during this new year!

           

 

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle and Mark as they are traveling to India tonight. Also please be in prayerful consideration of Bro. Carlisle’s deficit account as well as the ongoing ministry in India.

 

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are hoping to complete the construction of the Christian School by July of 2018. We need $65,000 to restart the construction after a pause after we depleted our funds. Please continue to pray with us and give as the Lord directs. Annette and I are grateful for you partnering with us. Pray for the following prayer requests: 1) funding for the construction of the Christian School, 2) six students who are studying Old Testament Survey, 3) three young people who are doing our discipleship class and 4) Rodney (our son-in-law) is providing an evangelistic English class for adults and has reached several unsaved adults.

 

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite- As I was preparing to write this email I received a call from someone at the office of immigration. They would like us to come in to talk to them either today or tomorrow. For the first time this year we are applying mostly without the help of a lawyer and so we will be on our own when we go in. The conversation could be just a formality, but we would still appreciate your prayers that God would grant us the wisdom to say the right things and that we will find favor with the person to whom we will speak. Please pray that God would grant us wisdom in planning for 2018. We already have several things in the works and are excited to see what God will do this year. Please pray that throughout 2018 we will see new Bible studies started, that we will make new contacts with whom we can share the Gospel, and that we will be able to make disciples. Just a few days ago we started a new Facebook group for the people that we have worked since we arrived here in Pleven. One of the first things we did through it was to introduce a plan for reading the Gospels in 90 days. Everyday we are posting a short comment and a question related to day’s reading. Please pray that the group (many of whom are not Christians) will read with us and that the truth about Christ which they find in the Gospels will impact their lives.

 

 

Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) Greetings from Sunny or Rainy (depending upon the time of day) Ecuador. We want to first say thank you all for praying for us as we are in language school!  The Lord certainly is blessing here as we continue our time in full time study! He is also opening doors for us to share with our language teachers as well. Just this week I, Matt, have had the opportunity to talk with my professor about the church, persecution, and various other topics in the New Testament. Also, next week we, along with two teammates also in language school, have the opportunity to have our professors in our home for Thanksgiving to share this wonderful part of our culture with them. Please pray that God would produce fruit from these opportunities. mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

 

Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We arrived safely to the states late Saturday, December 16. Since then, we have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with our family. Now, we are preparing to begin traveling to churches in January. Please pray for our travels and pray specifically that God would provide the needed funds for us to return to Spain.

nmorgan@fwbgo.com

 

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken).  Pray for them as they continue to minister in Aiken.

 

 

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) FELIZ NAVIDAD to all of our friends and supporters in South Carolina!  Our last few weeks have been filled with a lot of special Christmas outreach events and we are thankful that God has given us these opportunities.  This past Sunday evening, we shared our Christmas program called “What is Christmas?” in the Municipal Theater of a nearby town called Moralzarzal.  We had around 125-150 people there, including the local Catholic priest and many invited guests.  Please pray that the Truths they heard through drama, music, and the message will resonate in their hearts throughout the holidays.

 

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

 

PRAYER/PRAISE

* Rev. Paul Reid (Beaver Creek) Went to be with The Lord, early last Thursday morning. Please continue to remember his family in your prayers.

* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) Please remember her as she has taken a 6 week break from  her treatments.

 

*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 January 09th at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday, January 09th at 11:30AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs

 

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – January 30th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, February 6, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday January 9th at The Railway Restaurant, Lake City 10:30 AM

 

*Central Conference Meeting – January 13th 9AM at Unity FWB in Johnsonville.

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – TBA

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – Thursday Evening and Friday Morning January 25th,26th Location TBA

*True life Conference Meeting – Saturday January, 20 9:30 AM Bethel, FWB Church, Fort Mill

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, March 10th 9:30 AM New Prospect FWB  Church Sheminally

CHURCH NEWS

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

January

14-17 Revival  ENOREE FWB Church (BC) with Westley Campbell on January 14th at 10:30am & 6pm January 15-17 at 7pm                                                                                                                                      

This is the view from the State Office window.

Phil 4:8b whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

Looking  at all this beautiful snow coming down, I cant help but be in awe of how pure and undefiled it is. Makes me more in awe of how because of Jesus, his red blood, when applied to my black heart, can make me whiter than snow.

 

Ps 51:7 ¶ Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow

 

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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