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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 12

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 12       

March 27, 2019

The Informer

was recently voted to change from a quarterly publication to a Bi-annual. It will go from 8 pages black and white to 24 pages full color printed as a magazine. Single editions of The Informer will be mailed to individuals rather than in bulk to churches. To sign up for the latest edition of The Informer (currently in assembly) Click Here  SCFWB Ministers and their families are automatically enrolled and need not sign up.

DRT News

Men’s Day (May 18)

The SCFWB Disaster Relief board introduces “Adopt a Church Initiative” after careful assessment The Board recently decided that in lieu of a traditional Men’s retreat, That Free Will Baptists could better be served by coordinating repairs to existing Free Will Baptist Churches. The church adopted this year is Immanuel FWB Church in Santee, Rev. Pete Minor is the pastor. On May 18th men and women from across SC will gather together to provide help and support in the form of painting, electrical, plumbing, pressure washing, carpentry, cleaning and landscaping. More information will be forthcoming as details and plans finalize.

Youth News

The SC State CTS Competition Convention will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Horse Branch FWB Church in Turbeville. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the competition beginning at 9AM. Please send completed Competition Event Entry forms and fees to Kim Driggers at 2894 Hicks Road, Turbeville, SC 29162, by April 6th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her any time.

Youth Camp

Teen Camp 7/26-28 Junior Camp 7/29-8/01 Sailing away with the savior $135 June 30 Deadline More Information to come soon.

Women’s News

Shine Conference

Shine! Conference is scheduled for March 30, 2019 at New Hope FWB in Joelton, TN. More information can be found on our website www.wnac.org or at https://shinefwb.com/

Carolina Women’s Retreat

What happens when women pray? Sept. 6-7 2019 Look up Lodge, Traveler’s Rest, SC

registration Friday September 6th@4:00 More Information Coming Soon!

ETEAM Students From SC

Brazil Maggie Coker Horse Branch
Brazil Olivia Hefner Fairview FWB Church
Chicago Elijah Purvis Grace FWB Church
Chicago Raegan Price Fairview FWB church
France Bayley Floyd Horse Branch
Panama Gloria Todd Horse Branch Free Will Baptist
St. Croix Elizabeth Hicks Horse Branch Free Will Baptist
St. Croix Kaia Thomson Grace Free Will Baptist Church
Japan Dustin Hancock Horse Branch FWB Church

Truth and Peace Students

Caelie Crews, Temple FWB Church

Anna Johnson, Westside FWB Church


Andy Moore (Brazil) Our family is back in Brazil after spending six month in the U.S. It was so nice to get back to some warm weather and a blessing to see our Brazilian church family and to enter the new year together with them.  We are excited and optimistic as we enter this year with all it’s opportunities and challenges.  Please continue to pray for our church as we transition to national leadership. Thank you for your prayers and support in 2018. –The Moores

Bobby Poole (Brazil) I would like to thank all who remembered to pray for the 46th Family Retreat during Carnaval, here in Brazil. They had a good attendance and from what I have heard, people were blessed by the program and the studies that were given. A good number from the Marincek Church went over on Monday and spent the day. Now diferent ones are making plans for a special Easter program. Also, as in years past, the Church is preparing to participate in the WMO that is set for April 29. Our new pastor, Pr. Myron, has taken the leadership in this and this past Sunday small containers were given to the children in SS and also to each family present. I have been asked to share with the SS and the evening service information about International Missions and the areas of the world where we are working. I tried to encourage each one present, that they can be a missionary, right here in Ribeirão Preto, tell our families, friends, and contacts about the Good News of the Gospel. Pr. Myron has started a prayer chain, asking us to pray each night for salvation of lost souls around us.

Carlisle Hanna (India) Please pray for Bro. Carlisle, Don, Mark, and Sis.  Milly Hanna as they traveled to India on March 10,and 12. Pray for Hostel (Boy’s Home) ministry. Pray for South India and Nepal ministry.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Now that Carnaval is over here in Brazil, the country is ready to start a new year. In the meantime we have finished the Developing Your Character college level course, progressing in three evangelistic Bible studies, preparing for  the children’s program for the year (we appreciate our two oldest daughters and their  families involvement in the work) and putting in place volunteer Sunday School teachers for the year. Thank you for your prayers and your financial support. Please keep the construction of the Christian School in your prayers. Funds are needed to be able to finish by the middle of the year. Thank you! David and Annette 

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite (Bulgaria)

This Saturday, March 30th, we will be hosting the first discussion group from a series called “Seven Big Questions”. The theme will be “Does life have a purpose?”. The discussion will be in English and will target international students and Bulgarians who are interested in practicing their English. Several people have already said that they plan on attending or have shown interest. Please pray that this event will open up opportunities to have deeper conversations with people through which we can lead them to truth and to salvation that can only be found in Jesus Christ.As of right now, two children, two teenagers, and two mothers from the village of Odarne are signed up to go to camp this summer! These individuals and families all have a desire to learn more about God, and we believe that this experience could have a HUGE impact on their lives. Please be praying even now that God will be preparing their hearts for their time at camp. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of being able to restart the Bible club in a new location in Odarne, but it turns out that we are still not able to do it because of more opposition from the mayor. We are trusting in God’s timing for this. Pray that a new mayor would be elected in the fall who would be open to working with us. Pray also that our regular visits to the homes of various people in the village will bear fruit for the gospel. Thank you once again for your prayer support. Please contact me if you have any questions about our ministry. We are available to Skype and would love to talk live and share about our ministry with your church, youth group, Sunday school class or anyone else. 

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) Please pray for the dad of one of the members of our church in Alcalá de Henares. The father is having some health issues and had surgery this past weekend. He is home now recovering. He is not saved. Pray for his physical recovery, but pray also that he will see his need for Christ. nmorgan@iminc.org  

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken) We thank everyone for their continual prayers and support for the work here at Rejoice Fellowship. Please remember them as they start the year off with discipling new believers on matters of stewardship.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We are praising God for the good group of people who attended our first session of “English Connection” conversation time in our new target area.  We have sensed His leading in many ways, and we are looking forward to continuing the relationships that were started last week.  Pray for seven different individuals who have attended so far.  THANKS for your prayers!

Mirial Gainer (Japan) My eyes are doing well after cataract surgery. I’m using glasses for reading but not for driving. I’m finally finished with my neck braces. So thankful that the surgery was successful and the numbness in my hands is gone. I would appreciate continued prayers for Mother and for me as I care for her. 


*Rev. James Childers (Beaver Creek) Is dealing with the side effects of Cancer treatment, please continue to remember him in prayer.

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) is recovering at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter following complications from a recent surgery. He still continues to receive regular dialysis. Please continue to remember him in prayer.

Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday April 9th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

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

 *Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast –March 23th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, April 2nd, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday April 16th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM

*Central Conference Meeting –April 13th  2019  9AM Hamlet First FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 13th 2019 Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – April 5th 2019 FWB Bible Church Theme: Discipleship Meal is at 5:30 and services at 7PM

*True life Conference Meeting –  TBA

*Eastern Conference Meeting – June 8th at St. John’s FWB Church in Pamplico at 9:30 AM



24-28 Revival Williams Hill FWB Church Hemingway Sun Larry McAllister, Mon-Tues Lon Howle, Wed-Thurs Lanney Ard 7:30PM

25-29 Saved By Grace FWB Church (Socastee) 03/25 – 03/26 Preacher Tony Miles.

03/27 – 03/29 Preacher Wayne Skipper. Special singing each night. More information contact 843-742-4633


7th Easter Program New Vision FWB Church (Hemingway) at 6PM Everyone Welcome

13th Fairview FWB Church Golf Tournament Captains Choice April 13 2019 Heddles Hideaway Proceeds go for Eteam For questions call Brian Webb at 864-327-7532

14-18 Revival Lockhart FWB Church (Lockhart) With Rev. Chris Todd 11AM & 6PM Sun, Mon-Thurs 7PM

22nd-25th Unity Revival held at Liberty FWB (Lancaster) with Rev. Buddy Seay, Special Singing by The Parsons 7PM Nightly Sponsored by area churches

April 28-May 1: Revival at Bay Branch FWB (Timmonsville) with Randy Sawyer—
Sun. at 11 & 6; Mon.-Wed. at 7

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

Jesus Has Risen!!!

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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