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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 43

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 43

November 21, 2018

SCFWB Disaster Response News

Many of our churches are coordinating currently with The SCFWB Disaster Relief board by helping victims of the hurricane and flooding, by donating funds, supplies, and volunteering for services. Thanks to everyone for helping during this time! 

2019 Couples Retreat

Will be held again at Beach Cove Resort, 4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC.  The dates are February 15-16, 2019.  Our speaker, again this year, is Bro. Jim McComas.  He will be singing and sharing his heart with us.  His messages in Word and song will be a blessing.  We hope to have some bluegrass music this year and some special surprises! $180 for “early-bird-pay-in-full” payment.  Otherwise, the cost is $190, with the deposit of $140 due when the names are sent in, and the remaining $50 due upon check in. Also, Pastor, if you have at least FIVE other couples coming from your church, then you and your wife can come for $150.   We will need the money and names sent in by Friday, December 14, 2018. Please have your couples make the checks out to “Donnie Miles”. 

Missions 

Andy Moore (Brazil) The ministry in Juiz de Fora, Brazil continues to progress. In July, we had V.B.S. and two teens from our church got saved at youth camp.  Currently, our family is in the U.S. and will be here through Christmas.  We are reconnecting with our churches, while our kids attend Christian school for a semester.  In our absence the associate pastor, Luiz Carlos, is leading the church and its ministries.

Bobby Poole (Brazil) Is Celebrating his first Great Grandaughter Luiza who is 10 months old and likes “Corn”. She is full of energy!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please remember Bro. Don Hanna as he leaves for India today. He and Brother Carlisle will return to the US on November 20th.  Please remember him in his travels and ministry. Please remember the works in North & South India as well as Nepal.

David Aycock  (Brazil) We are gearing up for Christmas activities and presentations. Materials are not always readily available so we normally have to write or translate our Christmas plays. These are opportunities to have new people to attend our special activities. Our Seminary classes are going well and we plan to finish the beginning of December. We are offering membership classes for those who were recently baptized. Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and financial support.

 

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite  This Sunday November 25th we will be hosting our monthly “gathering”. We are continuing our series “7 Stories of Hope” with a look at the woman at the well in John 4. Please be praying that we will have a good turnout. Pray that the Christians who attend will invite unsaved friends and that the unsaved people who are there will discover the living water that only Jesus can give. Please be praying for my friend Yaro. I spent several hours with him this morning and while we didn’t talk about any deep topics, I get the sense that he feels alone and is craving community. Yaro has come to a couple of “gatherings” in the past and I have had a few opportunities to talk to him about the Bible and about my faith. Please pray that Yaro will accept my invitation to come to our house Sunday night and that he will come to understand that Jesus can be a friend like no other who can meet the deepest needs of a person’s heart. We are thankful for a family who contacted us recently after they found our website. They are Christians from Italy whose two sons will be coming to study medicine in February. They will be visiting over the weekend to look at apartments and on Friday night they will be joining us for our English Bible study, for dinner, and maybe to play Catan. Please pray that we will be able to provide a good support system for these two young men as they come to a new country. Pray also for their parents as they prepare for their sons to leave home. **Last week I mentioned the proposed bill that would restrict religious freedom here in Bulgaria. There have been some changes proposed that would make it less restrictive, but it is still problematic. Here is an article with some updated information.

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. mattdeckard.10@gmail.com

 Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) We were really excited to have a college aged guy visit our church this past Sunday. He says he will be back next week. Please pray for him. Also, we are making many preparations for a Christmas program this year. Please pray for these preparations and that many will come to see the play. nmorgan@fwbgo.com

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

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain)   Our family continues to travel to visit our supporting churches here in the States.  Friday, November 30  Chapel at Welch College (Gallatin, TN)Sunday, December 2 (AM) Mill Branch FWB Church (Johnsonville, SC) Sunday, December 2 (PM) Unity FWB Church (Johnsonville, SC)Wednesday, December 5  Lebanon FWB Church (Effingham, SC)Sunday, December 9 (AM) Little Star FWB Church (Lake City, SC)Sunday, December 9 (PM) Sand Hill FWB Church (Coward, SC)

Mirial Gainer (Japan) I am healing slowly from my neck surgery. I also just had my other cataract surgery. Hopefully I’ll be seeing better in both eyes soon. Thanks for keeping me in prayer.

PRAYER/PRAISE

*Rev. James Childers (Beaver Creek) please remember him in prayer As Drs. have said that the cancer is all over his body and is inoperable. He will see a Dr. soon to discuss treatment options.

*Rev. James Sanders had the cochlear implant activated recently. Doctor said he did amazing for his first visit. He is able to hear somethings.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis please continue to remember him in prayer.

 

Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday December 11th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 11th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs

*Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast – November 27th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 04th, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

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

 

*Central Conference Meeting –January 12th  2019  9AM Damascus FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 06th 2019 Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

*True life Conference Meeting –  Jan. 19 Registration 9:45 Bethel, Fort Mill SC

*Eastern Conference Meeting – December 8th at Happy Home 9:30 AM

 

CHURCH NEWS

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

 

Thankfulness

Ps 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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