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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 16

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 16       

May 01, 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.

***NEW ANNOUNCMENT*** for a select group of participants that day we will conducting an operation saturation in local neighborhoods.

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 THIS 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

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 

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)

We are praising God for the great turnout for our bilingual Easter service last Sunday. The total attendance was 29 people – several of whom had never been to church or heard the gospel. We were so blessed to see so many people from different backgrounds interacting with each other after the service. Please pray that the message of hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ which was presented will take root in peoples’ lives and that they will trust in him as their Lord and Savior. We have seen several positive developments in our relationships with people in the village of Odarne lately. Several families traveled to Pleven over the last two weekends to attend our Palm Sunday and Easter service. We have also had several people express interest in helping us restart our weekly kid’s Bible club. We also feel like there are several adults who might be interested in attending a weekly time of worship and Bible study. The big question that is we have to answer is “where?”. After some negative experiences with the last two places we are praying that God would give us wisdom in choosing another location. Would you please pray that God would lead us to the place that would best suit our needs and that would help us reach the most possible people in the village and the surrounding area. This Saturday, May 4th we will be hosting the next “Explore God” discussion group in English on the theme of “Is there a God?”. Please be praying that we will have a good turnout like we did for the first meeting. Pray that God will give us the right words to say to help people understand that the answer to the question “Is there a God?” is definitely yes and that He desires a relationship with every person. 

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 performed 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) Here are a few upcoming events on our schedule:

May 4—Lunch with one of our contacts from our target area May 6—Team meeting to make plans for upcoming evangelistic events May 8—Ministry in a local nursing home May 11—Evangelical Olympics in Madrid stadium for all churches May 13—Alejandro flies to Spain for the summer (YAY!) May 16—Social Outreach ministry in Villalba May 19—Baptisms with the Alpedrete Church

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. Bennie Turner went to be with The Lord this week. Visitation is Friday evening from 5-7PM and the funeral is 2PM Saturday at Cornerstone Fellowship in Manning. For his obituary Click Here.

*Rev. Tim Hackett Please pray for him as he continues to recover from elevated ammonia levels and siezures.

*Rev. James Childers (Beaver Creek) He goes tomorrow the 26th for another PET scan, 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 –May 28th 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 –July 13th

*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

CHURCH NEWS

APRIL

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

MAY

MAYDAY MONDAY REVIVAl New Prospect FWB Church (Johnsonville) Every Monday in May 6th, 13th 20th 27th. Rev Frank Dillon will be the evangelist. Special offerings will be taken up to assist with the Church plant in Monk’s Corner.

May 19 – 22 Revival Mill Branch FWB Church Sun @ 6pm Rev. Larry McAllister, Mon @ 7pm Rev. Carroll Bazen, Tues @ 7pm Rev. Kevin Johnson, Wed @ 7pm Rev. Tim Larrimore 

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

Are you sending mixed messages?

While at a particular business the other day I looked a bright, lighted sign over a door that clearly said EXIT. But as I looked at the glass door below it there was a sign on the glass in 3 inch letters that said “NOT AN EXIT”. I thought to myself, “now that’s a mixed message”. The world we live in is so confused. People don’t know if they are gay or straight, male or female, democrat or republican. They are even confused about which bathroom to use. While the devil does his fair share of sowing confusion, we as God’s people should not be helping him. Our lives should not be preaching a different message than our words.

Jas 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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