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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 14

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 14

April 18, 2018


WMO Sunday is April 29th!


National News


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Free Will Baptists Annual Meeting will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas July 22-25.  The theme is “Called”

(2Timothy 1:9A- “Who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling”) Sunday Morning- “Called us to Salvation”

Sunday Night- “Called us to Holiness”

Monday Night- “Called us to Unity”

Tuesday Night- “Called us to Suffer”

Wednesday Night- “Called us to Preach the Gospel”

Pre-Register Online


Convention housing opens Monday, May 14, 9:00 a.m. CDT. Hotel and other convention information is available at www.nafwb.org/convention.  


Pre-registration closes June 22.



Youth News

Junior Summer Camp  will be July 30th through August 2nd

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 28thAll 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.


WAC News


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


Youth News

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


The Old home has been demolished and the lot has been prepared for the new home. Once it is in place we will need some help with Handicap ramp construction, landscaping, electrical setup, plumbing tie-in, etc. If your church would like to assist with this project please contact Chris Todd at 843-657-2092


Thank you for your continued prayers for sister Myra Leonard.




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
  • Plumbing
  • Preaching
  • 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) This last Saturday night, the Gideons had a banquet and invited all the pastors and their wives, along with the Gideons and their wives. Had some 250 people present. I, unexpectedly, was called to the stage and given a Gideon New Testament, for mine and Geneva´s part in getting the Gideons Camp started in Ribeirão Preto. They announced that the Organization has given out over 200 million portions of the Bible, here in Brazil, since being organized here. Praise our Lord!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Carlisle as he is currently stateside but is  recovering from the shingles. 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) The Lord continues to bless His work here in Barbacena, Brazil. Please pray for Vanessa. Annette and I are doing an Evangelistic Bible study with her and we hoping she will make a decision soon. We have 18 people enrolled in our Seminary (Bible College level courses). The work continues on the construction of the Christian School. We appreciate your prayers and financial support.  Please prayerfully consider having a special offering for the construction of the school. Thank you, David and Annette Aycock


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite . Last Wednesday our team and our church family suffered a tremendous loss when Radostin, a young man in Svishtov, passed away unexpectedly. Radi was the newest member of our church-planting team here in Bulgaria. He was playing basketball with some kids in Svishtov when he collapsed. Radi was a true servant. He served the church in Svishtov faithfully in various capacities during the time that he was there and never complained. The young people in the church loved Radi and he loved them and was able to connect with them in a deeper way than anyone else in the church had been able to do previously. The plan had been for Radi to move with the Provow family to their new city and to be a part of their efforts to reach Turkish Muslims. This loss has hit all of us very hard and we are still trying to make sense of everything. Please pray for all of those who knew Radi and who are still grieving over this loss. Pray for his mother as she raises his sister who is severely autistic and tries to figure out what to do next. Pray that someone will be able to connect with Radi’s brother and to help him to understand the Gospel that Radi believed and shared. Pray for the kids who were close to Radi – pray that through this tragedy God will reveal Himself to them and that they will draw close to Him. Pray that more people in the church in Svishtov will step up to help in the areas where Radi’s absence will be felt. Pray for our team as we grieve the loss of our friend and teammate. Pray for the Provow family as they move forward with their plans to move to the city of Shumen without the help of one of their best friends who would have served a valuable role in their efforts.


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) 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. nmorgan@fwbgo.com


Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). We had a great Easter Sunday service. We had 48 in attendance and the Lord was moving. Had an Easter egg hunt and had a great turn out. Pray for us as we continue to outreach into the community here in Aiken.  pastorrandyv51@gmail.com or cell 803-306-4429.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) This past Sunday at the Alpedrete Church, we had a special Youth Day. Thirty-eight teens and children joined together to lead the whole service, including music, drama, and even the message.  We were especially proud of Alejandro and Ana, who participated with the youth group in a mime and also played the piano, guitar, and bass guitar during the praise time.  Alejandro also brought the morning message from Romans 1:16.  We are so thankful that the youth of our church are “not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”.tjohnson@fwbgo.com.


Mirial Gainer (Japan) recently had decomposition and fusion on several of her cervical vertebrae. My recovery will be 6-8 weeks and is staying with  friends in Lexington SC. Please remember her 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.

*Sister Cindi Mosley-  (Wife of Rev Charles Mosley) Please remember sister Cindi as she is taking chemotherapy.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday May 08th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, May 08th at  9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – April 24th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, May 1, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday May 15th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting –TBA

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – October  06th Enoree FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

*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 chris@scfwb.com



26th-30th Oak Grove FWB Church  Conway, Wesley Campbell Speaking


22-25 Revival 1st FWB Church Kingstree Kingstree SC, Sunday Rev Chris Todd, Mon-wed Rev Todd Black 7pm Nightly                                        

22 – 25.  Revival Fairview FWB Church, Spartanburg with Rev. Shiloh Hackett from Ashland City, Tennessee.


29-May 2 Revival Bay Branch FWB Church, Timmonsville with Rev. Reuben Cason NC Promotional Director 11&6 Sunday and 7 PM nightly


God Loves


We say that God is Love. It is often an easy thing to say at convenient moments. But, have we thought about who or what God Loves. I personally would like to experience more of God’s love. So my thoughts are to line my life with those things that God Loves.

God Loves an Underdog.

Ps 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

God Loves The Stranger

De 10:18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

God Loves Righteousness

Ps 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

2Co 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

God Loves His Son, and those that love His Son

Joh 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

 Joh 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.



 “Prosphero Theos”                                                             

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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