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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 NO 17

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 17

May 02, 2018


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.

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



Disaster Relief Efforts


**SPEACIAL UPDATE**Leonard Restoration Project


The new home is in place, and 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.




Andy Moore (Brazil)  This year is shaping up to be a great year for our church.  We have started several new ministries, our attendence has picked up, and we are having a great spirit in our meetings and services. Thank you for your prayers and support of the ministry here in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.


Bobby Poole (Brazil) These past few months, the First Church has been co-operating with the Marincek Church with speakers and Adult SS teacher. ( for the last 3 months or so, I preach only on the first Sunday of each month and the First Church sends a Adult SS teacher, for that Sunday. The rest of the Sundays, I teach the SS class and the First Church supplies a preacher for the night service.) John thinks that I am pushing myself, a little too much. Maybe so, as I am not as young as I used to be!


Carlisle Hanna (India) Please pray for the upcoming Friends of India Meeting Scheduled for the 18th of this month. 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  Please continue to pray for Yaro; a man who I have been able to get to know over the last several months. Last Saturday we rode bikes together for the second time and were able to talk for a while. There are times when he seems interested in church and the Bible and other times where he doesn’t. Please pray that I will have more opportunities to get together with him and that he will see the difference that Christ has made in my life and that I will be able to clearly communicate the gospel message to him. Please pray for our friends Mr. and Mrs. H and their three children. Their middle daughter is in the same class as our oldest daughter Anna. They came to our Easter service in April and responded very positively. Throughout the time we have known them have shown interest in the Bible and in what we believe. They are both doctors and are therefore very busy which means that we aren’t able to get together with them as much as we would like. We are hoping to invite them to send their two oldest daughters to Christian camp with us during summer. Please pray that we can continue to have a good relationship with them and that they will be able to attend some of the events that we will be involved in throughout the coming months.



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) )  It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the month of May!  We have a lot of activities planned for this month and we’d like to ask you to pray for: May 3, 7, and 9  Alejandro will be taking his final exams for the French part of his high school diploma May 4-6  Tim will be attending an Evangelical Forum a few hours away, with a focus on reaching Europeans with the Gospel May 9 and 23  We will be ministering to the residents in a local nursing home. May 12  The children in the Alpedrete Church will be competing in the Evangelical Olympics in Madrid. May 19  The Alpedrete Church will be hosting two “Café y Concierto” (Coffee and Concert) events, where we will be inviting many of our unsaved friends and contacts. May 20-24  Clint and Lynette Morgan will be visiting in Spain. May 25  Alejandro will be graduating from high school.



Mirial Gainer (Japan) recently had decomposition and fusion on several of her cervical vertebrae. Her 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 and her continued treatments


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday June 12th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, June 12th at  9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – May 29th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, June 5, 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



7-11 New Prospect FWB Church Pamplico, SC Mon-Tues –  Rev. Kevin Johnson Wed –   “Little Thad” Jacobs, Jr.(Youth Night) Thurs-Fri –  Rev. Tim Larrimore


21-23 Revival, New Town FWB Church, Lake City, SC Mon-Wed with Rev. Leroy Lowery 7PM Services


Crossing The Rubicon

It wasn’t as simple as just crossing another river. By law, no Roman general could lead armed troops into Rome. So when Julius Caesar led his Thirteenth Legion across the Rubicon River and into Italy in 49 bc, it was an act of treason. The impact of Caesar’s decision was irreversible, generating years of civil war before Rome’s great general became absolute ruler. Still today, the phrase “crossing the Rubicon” is a metaphor for “passing the point of no return.”

Sometimes we can cross a relational Rubicon with the words we say to others. Once spoken, words can’t be taken back. They can either offer help and comfort or do damage that feels just as irreversible as Caesar’s march on Rome. James gave us another word picture about words when he said, Jas 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.                                                    

Excerpttaken from Our Daily Bread


 “Prosphero Theos”                                                             

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary




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