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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 20

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 20                 

June 05, 2019

The Informer

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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) A young man came up to me a few days ago and said, “Pastor Bobby, I want to thank you and Da. Geni for the difference you both made in my life and in my family”. He and his family attend the First FWB Church of Ribeirão Preto. His story started about 45 years ago. It was after we had moved into our permanent location, his Great Grandmother and aunt started attending the Church. His Aunt later became our daughter-in-law. The family now attends the First Church. I thanked him for his comments and praise the Lord that we were used to make a “difference”.  How do we make a “difference”? There is no verse saying “go and make a difference in this world” Thinking about this, the Lord laid on my heart His message to Paul in Acts 26:17-18 “Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Think about these words: every person that we win to the Lord, their eyes have been opened, and turned from darkness to light and “turned” from the power of Satan unto God, and they have received the forgiveness of their sins and are now heirs of the Lord. I would say, from the above, that to lead a person to the Lord, on a mission field or in the States, we all are making a “DIFFERENCE”!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Pray for Brother Carlisle Hanna as he continues in India.  He is working with the pastors, church planters, and evangelist as they seek to reach several villages.  They hope to establish churches among these people. Pray for those several young men who wish to attend Bible College. Pray for several who were baptized recently. Praise the Lord for the good VBS in South India. Please continue to pray the villages where Pastor Phillip who died recently worked which need pastors.  Pray that Brother Carlisle will be able to renew his visa in August without difficulty. Praise the Lord for souls coming to Christ!

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 Evangelistic 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) Please continue to pray for the Moncks Corner mission. The Dillons were able to find a home, and now have a church to meet in as well! The Church is located at 398 Corner Square Plaza Moncks Corner. The Dillons would love an opportunity to come to your church and share about the work there in Moncks Corner. To schedule a service give them a call at @ 304-731-9192 or email them at fkellydillon@aol.com We pray for you all and your work . May Christ lay his hand on all your endeavors and prosper you.

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite (Bulgaria)

Right now I’m in southern Bulgaria in the city of Smolyan, volunteering as an English teacher in order to help out a Christian organization known as the Dynamis Foundation. Please pray that my time here will help them in their continued efforts to make the Gospel known in this region of Bulgaria and that my time with them will help me to be better equipped for our work in our area. Thank you for praying for our English Game Night last week. We were very happy with the turnout. We were able to connect with a few new people and to strengthen our relationships with some people with whom we have been working. Pray that will be able to maintain these relationships and that we will be able to find opportunities to help them understand the truth of salvation in Jesus Christ. This Saturday June 8th we will be hosting our third Explore God discussion group. The theme will be “Why does God allow pain and suffering?”. Please pray that we will have a good turnout for this event and that the time of discussion will help create opportunities for us to share the gospel. Thanks once again for your continued prayer support. Please let me know if I can do anything else to help you and/or your church to know more about the work in Bulgaria. 

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 be in prayer as the Esperanza church meets Wednesday night (1PM EST). The church will be meeting to discuss several ideas for future outreaches and ministry along with discussing several other important issues. Please pray for God’s guidance and godly discernment. 


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) Thanks to everyone who has been praying for outreach efforts in our new target area.  Last night we had an amazing English conversation session with 13 people in attendance.  We talked about “what is important in life”, and we were able to clearly share how our faith in Christ is important to us.  Continue to pray that God will allow these conversations to glorify Him.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) I thought I was finished with neck braces, but am back in a 

soft brace after a recent fall. I’m also in a splint for my left hand due to severe inflammation of arthritis. Mother just turned 95. She is failing more physically and mentally. Please remember her in your prayers and me as I care for her. 


*Rev. James Childers (Beaver Creek) Please continue to remember him in prayer, as he continues to have treatments.

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 –Tuesday, June 25th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

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

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday June 18th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM

*Central Conference Meeting –July 13th Free Welcome Conway 9AM

*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


3-6 Revival Oak Grove FWB Church Conway SC With Rev. Wesley Campbell. All are invited.

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

Above All

Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

We have an “Above All” kind of God. We should endeavor to keep him that way in our life. The Bible also mentions things in an “above all” manner. Let’s look at some of them.

  1. The “Above All” Armor-
    1. Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
  2. The “Above All” Attribute-
    1. 1Pe 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
  3. The “Above All” Answer-
    1. Jas 5:12a ¶ But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay;
  4. The “Above All” Adversary-
    1. Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
  5. The “Above All” Action-
    1. Ps 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Blessings in Jesus Dear Name!

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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