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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 NO 17

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 17       

May 15, 2019

The Informer

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DRT News

Men’s Day This Saturday!

Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church 7434 Five Chop Rd. Santee, SC 29142

***NEW ANNOUNCMENT***

Registration opens at 8:00 AM

There will be a brief safety meeting followed by instructions and work assignments. The work will be divided into categories, with each category having a team leader to assign to specific work orders.

Lunch will be served at 12 noon

Participants that day we will be able to participate in an operation saturation in local neighborhoods.

Participants are encouraged to be on site and ready to work by 8 AM. Volunteers are asked to bring basic hand tools that correspond with the area they desire to work in.

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) Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and financial support. The Lord is giving increase as we plow, plant and water. He has  provided opportunities to conduct Evangelisric Bible Studies, helping new converts through Discipleship studies as well preparing others for church membership. The men of our church are volunteering every Saturday to paint the primer on the interior walls of the school. We are grateful for the special offerings given toward the construction of our Christian School. With gratitude, David and Annette

Frank and Tarri Dillon (Monk’s Corner) Frank and Tarri Dillon, Please continue to pray for the Monk Corner mission. The field is definitely WHITE ALREADY FOR HARVEST. We’re excited about what God’s going to. Do pray for us that we would be the Labors in the field that pleases Christ. If the spirit leads you and you would like us the come to your church by all means call us @ 304-731-9192 or email us @ fkellydillon@aol.com we pray for you all and your work . May Christ lay his hand on all your endeavors and prosper you. fkellydillon@aol.com

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite (Bulgaria)

Please continue to pray for our efforts to reach interested people in the village of Odarne. Very soon we hope to pursue one idea as far as a place to meet and are praying that God will give us wisdom in making the decision. Please continue to pray for our efforts to establish relationships through our English Clubs. While most of the people who show interest end up dropping off after a short time there are a few people who have attended faithfully for a while. Just yesterday a new guy contacted us about practicing his English, we will get together on Friday to find out how I can help him. Pray that God will bless our efforts and that we will be able to help people to discover salvation which can only be found in Jesus Christ. Pray for M, the young daughter of Slavka, a Christian widow from Odarne. While we are not clear on all of the details we know that yesterday she had to come to the hospital here in Pleven because of something that happened to her stomach. Later today we will go visit them in the hospital. Please pray that there is nothing seriously wrong with her and that she will be able to return home soon.

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) Yesterday Alejandro arrived in Spain, after completing his first year at Welch College.  Needless to say, it is great to have him back with us for the summer.  Last night we had another English conversation time in our target area with 15 people there!  WOW!  Pray that we will find time and creative ways to nurture each of the relationships that are forming during these sessions.  We appreciate all of you!

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 June 11th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday June 11th 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, June 4th, 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

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.

19-22 Revival First FWB Church Kingstree Sun AM & PM Rev Chris Todd Preaching and Monday-Wednesday Rev. Todd Black Sun 10AM And 6PM Mon-Wed 7PM

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 fit to lead?

What do you think of when you hear the word leader? Do you think of prestige, honor and glory, maybe the satisfaction of making all the decisions? If this is your idea of what leadership is then you are probably not fit for leadership in the church. I think it is time for some spiritual fitness. Here are some signs that you are not fit to lead.

  1. If you think you are where you are because of your own capacity.
    1. If you look at your life and the dominant thought is that you deserve to be here because you worked so hard, then you aren’t fit to lead
    1. This was kind of the problem the disciples had with James and John. Mom wanted them to be in the top two positions of leadership. She probably felt that they had worked hard and deserved it.
    1. Lu 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  2. If you are not grounded in the word.
    1. Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
  3. If you are not willing to serve
    1. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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