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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 40

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 40                    

November 20, 2019

Mission North America Offering- This Sunday!

SCFWB State Meeting

The 2020 SCFWB Free Will Baptist State Meeting hosted by the Eastern Conference will be held February 27-28 at Gilead FWB Church in Lake City, with the General board convening on Wednesday February 26. The Thursday Evening speaker will be newly elected NAFWB Executive Secretary Dr. Eddy Moody. The Thursday evening offering will go to the Monck’s Corner Church plant. Also area churches are asked to combine Wednesday services with Gilead FWB Church as Missionary to Monck’s Corner Rev. Frank Dillon will be speaking.

More details like preregistration and convention housing will be listed as time progresses.

Couples Retreat

Held at Beach Cove Resort, 4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC.  The dates are a little earlier this year, January 24-25, 2020.  Our speaker this year is Bro. Rueben Cason.  He is the North Carolina FWB Promotional Director and a seasoned attendee at our Couples’ Retreats.    We look forward to him sharing his heart with us.  He and his wife, Terry, will be a blessing to us.  Singing and heading up the music for us this year will be Bro. Karl Rice, formerly with the group, “The Williamsons”, and presently the Minister of Music/Children at Peace Church in Florence.  The cost this year is $185 for “early-bird-pay-in-full” payment.  Otherwise, the cost is $195, with the deposit of $145 due when the names are sent in. The remaining $50 of the deposit will be due upon check in. Also, Pastor, if you have at least FIVE other couples coming from your church, then you and your wife can come for $150.   We will need the money and names sent in by Friday, December 13, 2019. Please have your couples make the checks out to “Donnie Miles”.

Please send your lists (with the individual checks) to: Donnie and Trudy Miles

3419 W. Hampton Pointe Dr. Florence, SC 29501

Help Request Victory FWB Church (York)

We are asking any large congregation that may be able to help us by donating a used Mini bus or 12 passenger van as part of their home mission project budget. We have the means to operate one but insufficient funds to buy one make it a matter of prayer for us and send it up the flagpole to see if anyone will salute it thank you Victory FWB York

Missions 

Andy Moore (Brazil) After a decade of praying, laboring, building, and organizing, the First FWB Church of Juiz de Fora has transitioned into the hands of a Brazilian pastor. This local church has reached the measures of an autonomous church which are: self-governing, self-propagating, and self-supporting. The new pastor, Ricardo has previously pastored two FWB churches in this region.  He is a talented musician, singer, and an excellent preacher and teacher of the Word of God. He is also gifted in the area of administration and has great organizational skills. Our family will continue ministering in Juiz de Fora in a support role into 2020 to ensure a smooth transition. We are still excited and burdened to take the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to Brazil and Beyond. There is still so much to be done.Thank you for your prayers, partnership, and support that makes what we do here in Brazil possible. Every soul that is reached in this church from now until eternity will be due, in part, to your support and prayers for this ministry.  The Moores

Bobby Poole (Brazil) We baptized 4 this past recently and our attendance is picking up some, for which I praise the Lord. During the month of November, John (our youngest son and pastor of the First Church, Geneva and I started, here in Ribeirão Preto) will be in the States. It is a short visit but I hope we will be able to see many of you, who have prayed and supported the Poole family, working in Brazil, for almost 60 years. We will be traveling quite a bit, but will be in SC for about 2 days. Love to all our people in SC!

Carlisle Hanna (India) Is Currently Stateside. Please pray for the work in India as well as for the pastors and evangelists currently serving there; many amid daily persecution.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you South Carolina for your prayers and financial support. We are rejoicing over the spiritual growth that several in our church have manifested. We are preparing and training leaders to take on different roles in the church including Sunday School teaching. The Lord has given us progress in the construction of our Christian School. We hope to finish the construction soon and organize and train our staff and teachers for the 2021 School year (Feb-Dec). David and Annette Aycock

Frank and Tarri Dillon (Monk’s Corner)  Greetings in the Lovely name of Jesus. God is moving in Monks Corner at Lamb Of God FWB Church. Through prayers and seeking Jesus and one on one visits the Spirit is moving. Please continue to Pray for us as we continue to serve Christ in this work. We ask you to Pray bout investing spiritually and financially into this work of Christ. We would love to come and be with you in service and share his work. Please pray as were soon to go into Tent Revival as a outreach to the souls in the area we will inform you later upon this. Always praying for your ministries that God anoint and bless all YOUR endeavors in Christ.

Love n prayers The Dillons

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) This Sunday November 24th we will have a dedication service for our new meeting place here in Pleven. We will invite several non-believers who have expressed interest in our work in the past. Please pray that these guests will be drawn to know more about authentic Christianity because of their time around Christians. Please continue to pray for our efforts to find places where we can organize Christmas parties using Operation Christmas Child boxes. Yesterday I was finally able to talk to the mayor one village and it looks we will definitely be able to do something with the kids there (it turns out that this will be very strategic because the kids will actually be from several different villages and not just the one.) We are also waiting to hear about the possibility of going to several kindergartens throughout the region. Please pray that God will open doors for us to not only share His love with these kids, but also that through these efforts we may be able to see disciples made and churches planted in various places in the future. Please pray for all of the people with whom work through our English teaching activities. Over the last few weeks I have started teaching a new English class for beginners and Amy has added a few new students. Please pray that we will be go beyond simple student – teacher relationships with these individuals and that we will be able to reach.

 Neil/ Mandi Morgan (Spain) Please pray as they are laboring diligently in the Alcala Church as well as for some new opportunities in the neighboring town. nmorgan@iminc.org 

Randy/Kris Valandingham (Aiken) Please pray for the Church in Aiken as they are currently in a remodeling program

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) This past weekend, a 98-year-old man whose family attends our church passed away.  Several people from our church were able to go to the funeral a few hours away and be with the family during this time of loss.  Please pray for the family, but more importantly for family members who aren’t believers.  Pray that God will reveal Himself to them during these days, and that they will open their hearts to the One who can bring true peace to them.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) My cast has now been removed and I am doing Occupational therapy to regain full motion of my left arm, fingers and wrist.On Oct 8th, I sustained a crushing injury to my left leg. My surgeon will decide Nov 6th if he will do surgery on it since it is not healing properly. I will begin physical therapy for that leg in November also. Thank you for all the prayers for my mother and for me as we deal with different problems.

PRAYER/PRAISE

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

*Sis. Lisa Evans (Rickey) Please pray for her as she has started treatments following a recent surgery

Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday December 10th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday December 10th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs

 *Lancaster Area Minister Breakfast –Tuesday, November 26th Jomar’s Restaurant Lancaster, 9AM

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, December 3rd, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday December 17th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM

*Central Conference Meeting –January 12th, 9:30AM, Mt. Ariel FWB Church Johnsonville

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – May 2nd, Registration 9:30am, Business 10am, Worship 11am, at Canaan in Lancaster. Rev. Mitch Gulledge preaching. 

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – January 23 and 24 at Horse Branch FWB Church.

*True life Conference Meeting –  TBA

*Eastern Conference Meeting – December 14th Flat Creek FWB Church 9:30 AM

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

November

24th Bay Branch FWB Church  Joint Thanksgiving service with Peace & Lighthouse at Bay Branch at 6 p.m.

January

11th Annual Coastal Camp Meeting First FWB Church Myrtle Beach SC With Dr. David Crowe, Rev. Jacob Berry, and Special singing by The Parsons, Tammy Jones Robinette, and The children of Promise. January 30th – February 2nd 2020 for more info call Pastor Snipes at 843-449-6711 or visit anchortothecross.org

Failure

When you hear the word failure what thoughts come to your mind? Do you think of a decision or do you think of a person? Is that person you? I want to encourage you today with the words of Dr. David Jeremiah. “Failure is a fact of life, but it should never be a way of life.”

Blessings in Jesus Dear Name!

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                      Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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