"Helping Those Who Help Others"

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 23

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 23

June 20, 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 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.



ETEAMS (Pray for these as they are currently on station)

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


Leonard Restoration Project


An inspection was conducted this week (Passed) we are currently awaiting electricity.



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) We have 19 hospitals in our city.  Doctors and administrative personnel recognize the importance ​of “Spiritual help” as they treat  those that are under the hospital´s care. Yes it is open to all groups but our First FWB Church has an active participation in this ministry. John at this moment as I write, is in the Children´s division of the University of São Paulo´s Clinica Hospital. Pray for those that are involved in this ministry.


Carlisle Hanna (India) Please pray for Brother Carlisle as he is making plans to travel back to 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) We are grateful for your prayers and financial support. Recently a married couple gave their lives to the Lord after an evangelistic Bible study.Pray for their spiritual growth.We have been preparing several new converts and transfers for membership. The construction of the Christian School building continues. our target is to finish this Fall. We are need of funds, but the Lord is faithful and we believe He provides through His people. If you haven’t yet given toward this project, we trust you will pray about it and give as the Lord leads. Thank you, David and Annette Aycock


Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite Thank you for praying for the kids’ English camp that Amy has been conducting this week. The first half of the week has gone really well. Please continue to pray that everything will continue to go well. Pray also that we will be able to build relationships with the new families we have met through the camp and that we will be able to share the Gospel with them. Pray for Michelle and Sarah, two teenagers who Amy met with yesterday. The two of them are interested in improving their English. Like a lot of other Bulgarian young people they are very interested in clubs and partying and not very interested in school. Please pray that Amy will have many more opportunities to talk to them and to help them to understand that only Christ can bring them true satisfaction. Please be praying as we are preparing for an outreach event in August that we will be conducting with the help of a mission team from one of our Free Will Baptist works in France. Pray that God will give us wisdom as we continue to iron out the details, that we will be able to draw in unsaved young people, and that there will be many people in attendance.



Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) We will be traveling back to the states on July 9th. This will be an overnight flight, as Ecuador very rarely does flights to the US during the day. Please pray that things will go smoothly and that we all will be able to rest some on our way back to the States. Pray especially that Samuel will do well on the airplanes and in the airport. He hasn’t flown since we arrived almost a year ago. Our short term team season has officially kicked off. We will have at least one team here every week from now until the time we leave. Please pray for endurance for our team; as we all will be very busy over the next couple of months, and also safety and prepared hearts of the people that will be coming down to serve with us. mattdeckard.10@gmail.com


Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Please continue to pray for our family as we get settled back in here in Spain.  While we were in the states the program that allowed us to teach English in the local university was discontinued.  However, we have been in touch with our students, and they wish to continue learning.  We have a meeting scheduled next Tuesday, June 26 around noon South Carolina time.  Please pray for this meeting and as we organize this class to hopefully begin in September.  Also, please pray for us as we look into organizing some future community outreach projects.  Thank you for all your faithful support and prayers!



Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). Things are going great at Rejoice Fellowship. We had a baptism on June 3rd and had 53 in attendance for our worship service. We are getting ready for VBS June 24th – 28th. We have had several families register online that have no affiliation with Rejoice Fellowship. Continue to pray for us as we reach out into the community that God will open the doors for us.


Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Tim and Kristi Johnson (Spain)

We are thankful for the opportunity that the Alpedrete Church had this past Saturday to be a part of the fair in a nearby town to help raise money for the needy.  Our photo booth and candy skewers raised over $200 for their fund.  But the best part was that this year they allowed us to sing some praise songs in the main plaza area during the event.  Pray that God will use this opportunity to bring souls to Him.



Mirial Gainer (Japan) Monday I saw my surgeon again. I will continue wearing the bone fusion stimulator 4 hours each day for 6 more months. Thankfully, I can begin to wean off the neck brace which I had been wearing 24/7. The swelling hasn’t completely gone and I’m still having some pain. The decompression seems to have been successful in relieving pain and numbness in my hands. The fusion will take months to heal.

I came back to Florence April 22 and continue to look after Mother although I am limited in what I can do right now.




*Sister Cyndi Squires (wife of Rev. Don Squires) Recently had Back Surgery please remember her in prayer.

*Rev. Bruce Jones (Black River) continues to have elevated blood pressure, please to pray for him.

*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) We are rejoicing that her cancer is in remission, please pray for her as she continues to have regular checkups.


Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday August 14th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, July 10th at  9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs


*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – June 26th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, July 3, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday July 17th 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 A meal will be served at 5:30PM

*True life Conference Meeting – July 21 Gloryland FWB Church, Registration 9:45

*Eastern Conference Meeting – Saturday, June 09th 9:30 AM Williams Hill FWB Church



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


27th Homecoming Temple FWB Darlington, SC 10AM with Rev. Paul Collins will preaching & Danny ONeal w/ One Step Closer will be singing for us. Lunch will be served immediately following our service.


Committed Unto Making Disciples

2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Does anybody really care that there are other people all around us going to hell every day?


We have the answers that will keep them from that awful place.  But often we remain silent when we know that we can help?


ILL.- Erma Bombeck is quoted as saying, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

It would be a shame to get to Heaven and Have God show us all the people that are in Hell because we did not share the Gospel with them…




 “Prosphero Theos”                                                             

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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