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SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 44

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 44

November 28, 2018

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”. 

Ignite The Flame

Welch College is planning the SC ITF pastors and wives orientation dinner at Little D’s Dugout in Florence on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Invitation go out soon.

The SC ITF dinner for SC and Eastern Conferences is planned for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Lebanon FWB Church at 6:00 pm.

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) The Marincek Church has a new pastor. Pr. Myron. Please pray for him and all our pastors, here in Brasil. FWB have invested a lot over the years and our missionaries and Churches have made a “Difference”. To our Lord all the glory!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Is stateside. Please remember him in his travels and ministry. Pray for pastor Phillip Das as he was in an accident recently. 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 Pray for M and C, two female international students who Amy had in our house last night. M is a Muslim from Iraq who grew up in Canada and C is from Germany. Throughout the course of their conversation they talked quite a bit about religion and Amy was able to tell them what we believe about Jesus Christ and about salvation. Please pray that the seed of the gospel that was planted will take root and that these two girls will make a decision to give their lives to Christ. Please pray for the various Christmas events that we have begun to plan for the month of December. We are waiting to find out if the mayor of Odarne, the village where we lead a kids’ Bible club, will allow the kids from the club to perform a couple of skits at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. We will host a party with Operation Christmas Child boxes for the children of workers in a clothing factory in another village called Koinare. Also, Instead of meeting in our house for our monthly “gathering” in December, we will be conducting a Christmas service in the same building where we have held services in the past and where we currently host our English clubs. Please pray that through these events we will be able to make known the true meaning of Christmas and that we will be expand the kingdom in our area.  Pray for H, a guy who came to the event we conducted with the group from France in August and with whom I have met for coffee a couple of times. He has shown an interest in the Bible, but I haven’t yet been able to get him to do a Bible study with me. Based on the messages I have received from him lately, I believe that he may seriously struggle with fear and insecurity over certain things. Please pray that God will give me the wisdom to say the right things to help him with this problem and that he will come to know that Jesus can help him deal with his fears.

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) Things have been going great here at Rejoice Fellowship in Aiken. In October we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary with a great service and dinner following. We also saw one soul saved. As we moved into November we have seen another soul saved and had a baptism. We have several that our planning on being baptized in the next few weeks. On November 18th we had a family Thanksgiving service and had three new families visit that morning. Pray with us as we continue to serve the Lord here at Rejoice Fellowship.

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 –January 29th 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 Evergreen 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

January

31st-Feb 3rd Coastal Campmeeting First FWB Church Myrtle Beach David Crowe, Jim McCommas, Jacob Berry, Special Singing by the Children of Promise, Tammy Jones Robinette, and The Parsons. More Info (843) 449-6711 anchortothecross.org

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

Be of Good Cheer

 

Pr 17:22 ¶ A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones

 

  1. God is good to his word.

Ac 27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

2Pe 3:9 ¶ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

 

  1. Jesus is with us.

Mr 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

Mt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

  1. Jesus has overcome the world.

Joh 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 

  1. Your sins are forgiven

Mt 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

 

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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