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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 13

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 13       

April 03, 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.

2019 Youth Camp

Registration forms and flyers are available on the Website. Click Here

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

Missions 

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 praise the Lord for the health He has given me over these 83 years. I have never had an operation of any kind, nor put in the hospital for something. But it looks like that within the next 10 days I will be having Cataraca surgery on both eyes. I would like to ask for the prayers of our people, especially during these next couple of weeks. Also remember the Marincek Church. The Church elected a new pastor but unhappily some did not like the one that was called. We had 5 families to leave the Church (two of the men were deacons) and I feel that they did not leave in love and some are doing their best to take some that stayed with the Church, out! Pray for Pr. Myron and his dear wife, as they are working hard to get the church going in the right direction, for the glory of our Lord! I am hurt as these that left the Church would not accept the majority vote of the Church to call Pr. Myron. The devil, also works, here in Brazil!!!

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)

Thank you for praying for the discussion group which we hosted last Saturday March 30th. We are praising God for the good turnout. There were a total of 8 people who attended, 6 of whom were non-Christians. The discussion remained civil the entire time and there was even a positive response to the references to faith and the Bible as they relate to the question of whether or not life has a purpose. Please pray that we will be able to follow up with the people that came and that we will be able to have more conversations in which we can share the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ. Please be praying for us as later on today we will be going on an excursion to a nearby waterfall with a few families from the village of Odarne (the kids are on spring break right now). Two of the moms who will be going are not Christians and this will be another great opportunity for us to live out our faith in front of them and to share the gospel. Pray that God will keep everyone safe and that our time together will bear eternal fruit. This weekend the annual woman’s retreat will be held in the city of Varna. Amy and a couple other ladies from Pleven as well as women from other cities in which we have works will be traveling there on Friday and returning on Sunday. Please pray that God will give all the coordinators and speakers (including Amy) the strength and wisdom they will need. Pray that all those who attend will be encouraged and challenged by their time away and by the messages they hear. Pray that any unbelievers who might be in attendance will come to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 

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) Several of our church members have recently had amazing opportunities to share their faith with unsaved friends and family. Please be in prayer for God to continue to open the door for conversations and for these people to come to Christ. Also, our church is planning an Easter skit. Please pray for our preparations and that it will impact those who see it. 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 looking forward to several upcoming events:

…On Thursday, we will pick up our residency cards, which we have been in the process of renewing since we returned to Spain in January.…This coming Sunday is “Youth Day” at the Alpedrete Church, where the children and youth will be in charge of the entire service.…Also pray for our kids:  Alejandro will be performing in “The Wizard of Oz” at Welch College on April 9-13 and Ana will be taking the ACT in Madrid, Spain, on April 12.

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. 

PRAYER/PRAISE

*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, May 7th, 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

CHURCH NEWS

APRIL

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 

Determining Worth

Have you ever thought about how value is given to things? From gold, silver, and diamonds, to houses, land, and even people. Value throughout the years has been determined by what price someone is willing to pay for something.

Aren’t you glad that God spared no expense when he purchased our salvation. You are valuable in the eyes of God!

Mt 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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