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SCFWB Weekly VOl 5 No 46

SCFWB Weekly Vol 5 No 46

December 12, 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 Next Sunday December 23rd we will be hosting a Christmas service in a rented hall. I will be presenting a message about Jesus as the Light of the World. Please pray that many people will come and that God will use this service to move us forward in our efforts to make disciples here in this city. Please be praying for the various Christmas events in which we and our teammates will be participating. Throughout the next couple of weeks many people will hear the gospel message through skits, songs, and presentations. Please pray that God will use these events to plant the seed of the gospel in many peoples’ lives and that we will see disciples made because of our efforts throughout the coming year.  In the past I have mentioned J, an “agnostic Muslim” who is studying medicine here. I recently saw him and he asked me several questions about relationships that were prompted by a recent breakup. Pray that I will have another opportunity to talk to Jason soon and that God will help me to say the right words that not only help him to understand human relationships, but to also understand the fact that God desires to have a relationship with him.

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) As we finished off the month of November and move into the Christmas season we just want to take a minute and thank the Lord for all the great blessings He has given us here at Rejoice Fellowship. We are excited that we have two more to baptize in the next few weeks. God had been working in the lives of our people and souls have been changed. We have other new family that visited during our Thanksgiving service and had been faithful to every service since. Pray with us that God will direct them to become a part of our church family. We have seen a few past visitors in the last week. We pray that they will continue to join us through this holiday season and that God will show them their need for him. We thank everyone for their continual prayers and support for the work here at Rejoice Fellowship.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain)   Our annual Leadership Appreciation banquet will be on Friday, January 4th.  This is an event that the missionaries in Spain host to honor and thank the leaders from all of our Free Will Baptist churches.  Pray that many details will be worked out for all of our leaders to be able to attend, and pray for our team as we prepare for the evening.  (Pray especially for our family, as we arrive in Spain on the morning of the banquet!!)

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) Had his first treatment on Wednesday which made him very sick for two days. Please Continue to pray for him.

*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 January 08th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, January 08th 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, February 05th, 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 – TBA

 

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

Good Tidings of Great Joy!

Lu 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

The Gospel is STILL good news!

 

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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