SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 11
March 21, 2018
WMO Sunday is April 29th!
Junior Summer Camp will be July 30th through August 2nd and the
Teen Summer Camp will be a three day weekend on Friday July 27th through July 29th
For more information CLICK HERE
The theme for our summer camps this year is “Valuable” and the theme verse comes from 1st Peter chapter one verses 18 and 19 …camps at Camp Pee Dee in Marion and more info coming soon! Please plan your VBS around these dates.
Eastern Conference Youth Rally Saturday April 28th: All churches and youth groups are invited in or out of conference church with most attendance when’s attendance Banner and for every 10 people in attendance preacher Tommy Haselden will eat a hot dog so if there’s 200 people he has agreed to eat 20 hot dogs please help us make this happen it will be held at Black River Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews preacher Bruce Jones will be preaching the service and fun and games will be provided as well starts at 1 p.m.
The SC WAC Retreat will be held September 7th and 8th at White Oak Conference Center in Winnsboro. Kristi Johnson will be our guest speaker and we have an exciting time planned for our ladies. We will have a ‘gift card shower’ for their family at the retreat. Gift cards may be purchased at Walmart, Target, and Restaurants. These will be greatly appreciated by the Johnson’s as they are home and will benefit them with their needs as Alejandro will be a freshman at Welch College this coming fall. Mark your calendars to attend the retreat and more information will be available at the state women’s meeting.
Luke Tanner (ETEAM St. Croix) Westside FWB Church
Bayley Floyd (ETEAM Cuba) Horse Branch FWB Church
Maysey Floyd (ETEAM Panama) Horse Branch FWB Church
Gracelyn Coker (ETEAM Panama) Horse Branch FWB Church
Maggie Coker (ETEAM Uruguay) Horse Branch FWB Church
Elizabeth Hicks (ETEAM Nashville) Horse Branch FWB Church
Olivia Hefner (ETEAM St. Croix) Fairview FWB Church
Hunter Langston (ETEAM Japan) Peace FWB Church
Truth & Peace
Denise Wiggins Peace FWB Church Florence
Hannah Ridgeway Liberty Manning FWB Church
Gloria Todd Horse Branch FWB Church
Anna Johnson Westside FWB Church
Alejandro Johnson Westside FWB Church
The CTS State Competition Convention will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Temple FWB Church in Darlington. (This will be a one-day event unless there is a need for Friday night.) Please send Completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers (Competition Director) at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162 by March 28, 2018.
Disaster Relief Efforts
**SPEACIAL UPDATE**Leonard Restoration Project
After the removal of interior household items from the house and with further inspection of the existing structure it was deemed a better use of funds and time to demolish the structure and bring in a manufactured home. Though this is a change from the specifics of our original intentions, it is a given that when dealing with structural issues on homes over 40 years old that there can be many hidden costs which are unable to be foreseen until actual work begins. Thank you for your continued prayers for sister Myra Leonard.
Current Scheduled work days are put on hold and will be announced as the need arises
DRT Men’s Retreat
Saturday May 5th Registration: 9:30 AM Start Time: 10:00 AM Cost: $10.00 per person (Lunch will be provided) Our Speaker will Be Randy Johnson with God’s Pit Crew
- Backhoe Basic Operator Training
- Equipment Demonstrations
- Prizes awarded for competitions.
- Much More!
Participation in Competitions is completely voluntary.
Event will be held @ Fairview Free Will Baptist Church – 2058 Chesnee Hwy., Spartanburg, SC.
WMO Sunday is April 29th
Andy Moore (Brazil) The Lord continues to move here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. We have seen an increase in families visiting our church recently, many who do not know the Lord. Help us pray for the power of God to convert souls. Also, we have a praise item. After two years of preparation and paperwork, our church passed the fire department´s rigorous inspection. Our next step is to register our building at the town hall and we will finally be able to cover our terrace for some much needed Sunday school rooms and a fellowship hall.
Bobby Poole (Brazil) Sunday night I visited the first Church that Geneva and I started in Ribeirão Preto. A baby dedication was part of the service. I was invited because the baby was my first “Great” Granddaughter! She and my second “Great” grandaughter (born just two days before this service) are 2 of 17 babies born to young couples in the First Church, in the last year and a half! The First Church must be doing something right to have that many young couples in the Church! Praise our Lord!
Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is currently in India. Conference was a great success! Please remember Binita (wife of Rev. Evan Guha) as she continues to recover from medical complications during childbirth and their newborn son Ryan. Please remember the works in North & South India as well as Nepal.
David Aycock (Brazil) Two people have come to Christ since the beginning of the year. Flavio is a realtor and Danielle is in the Brazilian Air Force. Please for their spiritual growth and that they will have courage to stand for Him among their family members and friends. Our second daughter Breeana and her husband, JD (the Webbs) have been cleared to arrive the first of May to work in the Barbacena area. Pray for them as they make preparations. We are happy to announce that we have restarted the construction of the Christian School. We hope to finish the building in August (2018) and start the Brazilian school year in February of 2019. We need $70,000 to finish this project. Would you pray that God would meet this need? Would you consider giving a special offering for this cause?
Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Praise God for that last weekend’s women’s retreat went well. Around 30 women from our three works in Pleven, Svishtov, Varna and two visitors from West Virginia attended and were encouraged by the seminars, testimonies, and time of fellowship. There were several non-Christians in attendance who heard the gospel for the first time. Please pray that we will see some lasting results in the lives of those who attended. This coming Sunday, March 25th we will be hosting our monthly “gathering” in our house. The theme will be “Why did Jesus die?” There will be a very clear presentation of the necessity of Christ’s sacrifice on account of our sin. Please pray that people who have never heard these truths will come. Please begin praying for a special Easter service that we have started planning for Sunday, April 8th (Easter is a week later here). Rather than hosting it at our house, we are going to rent a conference room or other large room. We will also advertise this more widely than we have done with previous events. We are hoping that this will serve the dual purpose of sharing the truth of the resurrection with those in attendance and connecting
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) The last few weeks have been super busy, but it has been a blessing to worship and share about our ministry with so many of you. Please continue to pray as we travel and report about what God is doing in Spain. Please specifically pray for the funds we need to return to the field. We currently need about $1275 more a month to be able to leave in June.
Our church in Spain will begin a new Bible study/discipleship class tomorrow night. Please continue to pray for our church and its continued growth. The church is still looking for a larger facility to rent. Please continue to pray for the right location to open up quickly.
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). God is continuing to bless us here at Rejoice Fellowship. We had a family join the church the last Sunday in February. We are in Revival this week through Wednesday night with Dr David Crowe and The Parsons. We would love to share our ministry with your church. If you would like to schedule us to come on a Sunday Night and share our ministry please contact us either email: email@example.com or cell 803-306-4429.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Even though we still have several months left before we leave Spain, we are already starting to make plans for our Stateside Assignment the second half of this year. We will be in South Carolina from mid-August through mid-December. If you would like for us to come and speak at your church, Sunday School, youth group, ladies’ group, men’s group, or other event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re looking forward to seeing as many of you time will allow!
Mirial Gainer (Japan) Please remember her as she is at home recovering from a small stroke she had recently.
*Paula Gilbert wife of Rev Gene Gilbert (Jefforson rd FWB Church) was in an accident while coming home from work, and has a fractured C2. She is home but still recovering.
*Wanda Carlson wife of Rev David is home but continues to recover due to complications from a recent heart surgery. Please continue to remember them in prayer.
* Sister Faye Miles (Wife of Rev. Tony Miles) Please remember Sis Faye and Bro. Tony as doctors have ceased her cancer treatments. Ask God to give them grace and strength for the days ahead of them.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday April 10th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence
*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 10th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – March 27th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday April 17th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM
*Central Conference Meeting –April 14th 9AM at White Savannah FWB in Conway.
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 14th North Spartanburg FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 6 at 1st FWB Church Kingstree, 7PM
*True life Conference Meeting – TBA
*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, June 09th 9:30 AM Williams Hill FWB Church
Please email church news and upcoming events to email@example.com
18-23 Old Fashioned Revival Turning Point FWB Church with Dr. Tommy Steele and Evangelist Wesley Campbell, special singing by The Joyaires, The Parsons, and The Rogers Family
19th – 21st Revival at Saved by Grace FWB Church 7pm Nightly with Pastor Ray Cribb of South Conway FWB Church
26th-30th Oak Grove FWB Church Wesley Campbell Speaking
8-11 Revival Peace FWB Church Florence SC, Rev. Chris Todd 7PM Nightly
15-18 Revival Lockhart FWB Church Lockhart SC, Rev Chris Todd 7PM Nightly
22-25 Revival 1st FWB Church Kingstree Kingstree SC, Sunday Rev Chris Todd, Mon-wed Rev Todd Black 7pm Nightly
SERIOUSNESS OF SIN
By: Rev Mike Jones
In writing about the tremendous pain and suffering that Christ endured for us, Isaiah the prophet explains why sin is so difficult to control and so dangerous to allow to continue unchecked- “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
First, Sin is serious because it is PART OF OUR NATURE- “All we like sheep have gone astray”. You do not teach sheep to wander, you must provide a shepherd to guide them. Man is born with a sin nature and will go astray at the first opportunity; and every opportunity after that. Love for family and respect for the law defers man from many open acts of sin but the sin nature remains within.
Second, Sin is serious because it is AN ACT OF REBELLION- “We have turned every one to his own way”. Not only is it our nature to do wrong, it is our will to satisfy self above all else. We want to BE God; not SERVE God. We prefer wasting our inheritance in the far country over living under the authority of the father’s house. We are determined that rules will not rule us.
Finally, Sin is serious because of THE PRICE OF ITS DEBT- “The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all”. The wages of sin is death. Death is not simply ceasing to exist in this life. Death is eternal separation from God, who is life, in the place of punishment designed for those who rebel against God.
The good news is that Jesus paid the price of this debt on Calvary’s cross. We can now come to God and receive pardon for past sin, strength for present living, and the promise of eternal bliss simply by Faith in the sacrifice of Christ. Glory!
SCFWB Executive Secretary