SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 34
September 19, 2018
SCFWB Disaster Response News
As a whole SC seems to have been spared much of the damaging winds associated with Hurricane Florence. However, the effects of massive rain fall both here and in North Carolina have our local river systems flooding their banks. The elevated river levels will likely flood many homes. SCFWB Disaster Response is coordinating with various other agencies to help with relief efforts. Immediate help among our FWB brethren in NC is needed as churches and church members try to dig out and dry up from the effects of the storm. If your church would like to assist in the relief efforts there please email the NC Promotional office. firstname.lastname@example.org Assistance will likely be needed in the coming weeks for SC, so please be considering how you or your church can help.
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) The leadership of the First FWB Church in Ribeirão is meeting with the Directory of the Marincek Church the middle of this week. One of the pastors at the First Church is willing to go in as pastor of the Marincek Church. Please ask prayer for this meeting and everyone involved. I will be returning to Brasil on the 11 of September. Please pray for my return trip. I hope to visit all of our churches and try to encourage our pastors and lay leaders. As Free Will Baptists, we have made a difference, for the glory of our Lord. Thousands have heard the Gospel and lives have been changed. The seed of the Gospel has been sowed, watered and the Lord is giving the increase!! Praise His name!
Carlisle Hanna (India) Brother Carlisle has arrived back in India. His VISA was granted and we are praising The Lord the giver of every good and perfect gift. 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 Last week we met with Chris and Mary, a couple who visited our JPense event because of a Facebook ad. Chris is a teacher and Mary is going to school to learn how to paint icons (Pictures of Jesus, Mary, and saints, which Orthodox people pray to). They enjoyed the event and said they would be interested in coming to something else that we hosted. They are both “seekers” who have read the Bible and watched sermons on the internet, yet they do not have any Christians friends that they know about. They had a lot of questions about various topics. We invited them to study the Bible with us and they both seemed interested. Please pray that they will accept our invitation to study the Bible together and that we will be able to help them grow closer to Christ. This weekend we will be attending and helping with the worship at our annual church retreat. Christians from the cities in which we have works will be there as long as many of their unchurched and unsaved friends and family members from other parts of Bulgaria. Casey Cariker, pastor of Rejoice Church in Owasso, OK, will be our guest speaker and will be speaking on the theme of faith. Please pray that God will use this time away to encourage the Christians and to reach the unsaved with the glorious gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. Last Saturday we conducted our first official “Christian values clubs” in two of the three villages in which we worked during the week-long campaign with Child Evangelism Fellowship a few weeks ago. Please pray that both of these will lead to opportunities not only to teach kids about the Bible, but to also share the Gospel with their families. Pray that soon we will see better attendance than we saw last weekend in the village of Slavyanevo, where we had two families besides our own – we are concerned parents won’t want to keep bringing their children if they don’t see others coming.
Matt/Hailie Deckard (Ecuador) 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. email@example.com
Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We started this year’s English class this past Monday. Most of our students from last year are returning and we have at least one new one. Please pray for this class and for the relationships we are able to build with these students. Mandi has started meeting with a new believer for discipleship classes every week. This sister in Christ has a real hunger for the word of the Lord. It is such a blessing to see her grow and hear how the Lord is working in the lives of those around her. She has been witnessing to her mom who was adamantly against all that her daughter was telling her. Her mom is now saying that she is considering visiting our church one Sunday. Please be in prayer for our friend and her mom.
We are in the final stages of preparation for an outreach event at two different gyms in the area. One of the gyms is in our town of Alcalá de Henares and the other is in a nearby town that has no evangelical church. We are praying these events will connect us with many unbelievers and provide us the opportunity to share Christ with them. firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken). God is blessing us here at Rejoice. We are continue to see fruits from our VBS. We are thankful for the families that God has given us here that are faithful in sharing the work and inviting the people they come in contact with. Pray for us as we have a special Sunday August 12th in the am service with Preacher Jacob Berry. Thank you for all your prayers and support.
Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain)
September 7-8 People in Spain are getting back to “normal” life again after their vacation month. Children and teens have started back to school and ministries are resuming. This week in the Alpedrete Church, there will be a visit to the nursing home, ladies’ prayer time, and also the youth group will be having a meeting and worship time with a sister church in Madrid. Ask God to use these events to encourage believers and bring unsaved contacts to a relationship with Him.
Mirial Gainer (Japan) 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.
*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.
*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday October 09th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence
*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 09th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs
*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – August 28th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM
*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, October 2nd, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM
*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday October 17th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM
*Central Conference Meeting –October 13th 9AM Damascus FWB Church
*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – October 06th Enoree FWB Church Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM
*South Carolina Conference Meeting – October 5th, 7PM Location 1st FWB Church Darlington
*True life Conference Meeting – October 20 Registration 9:45 Location TBA
*Eastern Conference Meeting – TBA
Please email church news and upcoming events to email@example.com
17th-21st Carolina JubileeTurning Point FWB Church Spartanburg with Evangelists, Mike Blanton, Mike McCoy, and Roger Duncan, Special Singing by Mike Blanton and Evidence, and The Rogers Family 7PM Nightly
23rd Homecoming at PineGrove FWB Church Hwy 903 1616 McBee Hwy Jefferson SC 29718 Singing at 10:00 with Candice Snipes and Preaching with Rev. Mike Hynes
24th-27th Revival Liberty FWB Church Lancaster, with Rev. Kevin Johnson preaching. 7PM Nightly
30th – Oct.5th. Socastee Tent Meeting. 8299 Hwy 707 Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Sun. 11AM & 6pm. M – F 7pm
24-27 Revival Cypress Fork FWB Church Manning, with Rev. Nat Brown preaching. Special singing nightly. 24th-26th 7PM 27th 6PM
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Ok so I hope I brought you in with the title. Does anybody really love discipline? Nope, not me, not as a child or as an adult. I think two reasons for this fact are as follows; 1. It hurts! It is painful, and our natural tendency toward pain is to avoid it. That is why pain tends to be an effective discipline tool. 2. It requires admitting fault. Let’s face it nobody likes to be wrong. Especially when we have to suffer for it.
However, the writer of Hebrews has a different take on it and for these reasons I think we can love discipline.
- It proves sonship
- Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he
- Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
- Perhaps one of the greatest assurances of our salvation is whether or not we receive discipline from the Lord!
- It produces discipleship
- Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
- The root word in discipline is
- we tend to think of discipline as punishment but that isn’t correct at all.
SCFWB Executive Secretary