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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 14

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 14       

April 17, 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.

The work will be divided into categories, with each category having a team leader to assign to specific work orders. Participants are encouraged to be on site and ready to work by 8AM. There will be a brief safety meeting followed by instructions on assignments. The DRT Board would like to have an Idea of how many are coming from your church. Please have one member from each church email chris@scfwb.com with an estimate of how many are coming along with a contact phone number. We will be contacting groups in the next couple of weeks to discuss further details.

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

Carolina Women’s Retreat

The South Carolina Women’s Retreat will be held at Look Up Lodge in Traveler’s Rest, SC, Sept. 6th and 7th. Registration fee is $40 to be sent by June 30th to Cathy Logan, 1580 Potter Road, Lancaster, SC, 29720. The remaining monies can be paid upon arrival at registration. Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sept. 6th. Our theme for this year’s retreat is: “What Happens When Women Pray.” Please make arrangements to be with us for a great time together. Ladies are responsible to bring their own towels and bed linens.

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 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 

Frank and Tarri Dillon (Monk’s Corner) Pray for the Dillon’s as they have already begun having services in the Monk’s Corner area. Please remember them as they labor in this community to build a new church. If you would like Bro. Frank to come to your church he can be contacted at fkelleydillon@aol.com

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite (Bulgaria)

This Sunday April 21st is Palm Sunday here in Bulgaria. We are having a special service at a park that will include a time of worship and a devotion as well as activities for kids. This will be the first time that the three “groups” with whom we work (Bulgarians in Pleven, International students, people from the village of Odarne) will be together in one place. Please pray for the organization of this event to go well, for the weather to be nice, and for many hearts to be pointed toward Jesus through this time. Next Sunday April 28th is Easter Sunday. On that day,  we will be having a more formal “Easter Service” in a rented hall. Please be praying that there will be a good turnout for this event and that those who attend will understand more fully how Christ’s resurrection can give them hope despite their pasts, for every day of the present and into their future. Please pray for the five Christian international students who regularly come to our weekly Bible studies. All of them have friends at the medical university who are not Christians. Please pray that God will help them as they strive to live out their faith in front of their friends and that God will give them boldness to share the gospel.  

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) Our youngest daughter attends a public school in our neighborhood. There are 25 students in her class. We have invited all of them to an Easter egg hunt this Thursday after school in a nearby park. Since egg hunts are not common in Spain, this will be a new experience for all of those in her class. Many have said they are coming and excited about it. Please be in prayer that through this we will be able to build deeper relationships with the parents.Please also be in prayer for our Easter services. We are preparing a skit to be preformed during the morning services. Please be in prayer for the skit preparation, that we will have many unsaved guests, and that they will see the power of the resurrection through every aspect of the service.  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 Bro Randy as he recovers from a recent stint.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) We had a wonderful “Youth Sunday” at the Alpedrete Church this recently.  All of the children and youth of the church participated in a very special service with music, Scripture, puppets, and devotional thoughts.  We are thankful for their willingness to share their God-given talents for His glory.

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) He has four treatments left out of 10 and will go on the 26th of this month for another PET scan, 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 May 14th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday May 14th 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 May 21st  at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM

*Central Conference Meeting –TBA

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – TBA

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – June 28th 2019 Grace FWB Church 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



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

 April 28th – May 1st Peace F.W.B Church, (Florence) Rev. Scott Ard Sun 6 pm  Mon. – Wed. 7 pm

28th Living Lord’s Supper Temple FWB Church (Darlington) 6pm The Church will follow the drama with partaking in Communion Preacher DonSquiresfor more info: text or call 843-855-4264

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

Hope In The Redemption of Christ

1Pe 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

We have hope because of

  1. What we were redeemed from-, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; v18
  2. What we were redeemed with
    1. 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
  3. What we were redeemed to- that your faith and hope might be in God. 22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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