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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 19

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 19

May 23, 2018


**SPEACIAL UPDATE**Leonard Restoration Project


WORKDAY THIS SATURDAY-  Handicap ramp construction, landscaping, electrical setup, plumbing tie-in, etc. Not looking for experts just people willing to work. We will meet at 8AM at Sand Hill FWB Church.


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 is open now. Hotel and other convention information is available at www.nafwb.org/convention.  


Pre-registration closes June 22.



Youth News

Summer Camps coming Fast…Only 2 Months Away! ..Churches Please get your campers ready for a Great Camp Experience  this Summer! Theme is VALUABLE and we are working on all details to make it even better this year! All info is on website, if any questions  just call Preacher  Teddy  Rabon. Again PLEASE try your best  to send campers this Summer. ..we need them! Price is only $135 for both Teen and Junior Camps.

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


WORKDAY THIS SATURDAY-  Handicap ramp construction, landscaping, electrical setup, plumbing tie-in, etc. Not looking for experts just people willing to work. We will meet at 8AM at Sand Hill FWB Church.


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) On Saturday, the 12th of May, the Marincek FWB Church had its anual Mother/Daughter Banquet. Our fellowship hall was filled with some 80 registered for the event. The program was a blessing along with the food and the fellowship. Some who attended do not go to church anywhere. Others, attended as children and later dropped out of church. It was a blessing to me to see the church, working together, to make this Banquet a sucess! During the service, the group paid special honor to Geneva, because she was she one that started and organized the Banquets, over the years.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please pray for the continuing persecution of Christians in India, as well as the upcoming elections. 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  This coming Sunday, May 23rd, we will have another monthly “gathering”. We will be meeting in the same space that we used for our Easter service. We will be discussing the significance of the Bible in the development of Bulgarian culture and in our daily lives. Please pray that we will have a good turnout and that people will be encouraged to look to the Bible and the Savior who it reveals in order to find guidance in their lives. Next week Amy will be substituting at a local school. Please pray for her to be able to have a positive impact on the students and the other teachers. Pray that the kids will be well behaved and that Amy will be able to have patience in dealing with them. Pray also that she will be able to make some contacts through whom she can promote our English clubs. Tomorrow, May 24th, is a very big holiday for Bulgaria. It is the national day of Bulgarian education and culture and Slavic literacy. On this day Bulgarians celebrate the work of the two missionaries Cyril and Methodius. Unfortunately, many Bulgarians do not realize that the two brothers’ purpose in creating their unified written language was to be teach the Bible and other religious texts as Christianity was spreading in this region. Please pray that more Bulgarians will understand the significance that the Bible has played in their history and culture. Please pray for us as we will be out and about like many other people watching the parade of students and just enjoying the day off from school, pray that we will see many people we know, that we will be able to demonstrate the hope which we have in Christ for them, and that we will be able to invite them to our event on Sunday.


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) We were thrilled with the response to our “Café Concierto” (Coffee Concert) last weekend at the Alpedrete Church.  In the two different sessions, we had 76 people in attendance.  We were especially happy to have 17 non-churched visitors who came to hear the Gospel message through testimony and song.  Thanks for your prayers for this event!



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) went home to be with The Lord Earlier this week, please pray for Bro. Tony and the family during this time. The Visitation will be Thursday Evening from 6-8 at Cox and Collins Funeral Home in Mullins, and the Funeral will be 2PM Friday also at Cox and Collins.

*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 June 19th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM


*Central Conference Meeting –July 14 9AM Location Wildwood, Nichols

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

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – June 22 Faith FWB Church, Services at 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 chris@scfwb.com




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


May 20th – 23rd Revival Mill Branch, Rev. Joel Stone Sunday night at 6pm Mon – Wed night at 7pm



Leading From Behind

I thought long and hard about a man in the scriptures who led in the background. People like Barnabas, and Joshua, came to mind.  But there also is man whose quiet leadership is a wonderful example to all, whom, we can look and see how that his service set him at the forefront of the early church. We never see him vying for power. Nor do we see him jockeying for position. Instead he seems to rise out of obscurity, and is appointed the leader of the early church. James the half-brother of Jesus


Advice from  a behind the scenes leader.


Jas 1:9  Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:


Jas 3:1 ¶ My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.


Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.


 “Prosphero Theos”                                                             

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary





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