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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 6

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 06       

February 06, 2019

2019 SCFWB State Meeting

The 77th annual meeting of the SCFWB State Association will be held on February 28-March 1st. This year’s meeting is hosted by the Central Association and will take place at White Savannah Free Will Baptist Church located on State Highway 65, Conway SC. The meeting this year will have a strong emphasis on prayer. IM director Clint Morgan will be our Thursday night speaker. More information, including a program will be made available soon. To Preregister for the State Meeting CLICK HERE

Click Here To view the program for the State Meeting

*HOTEL Reservations* are available now at The Sleep Inn and Suites 3345 West Highway 501, Conway, SC 29526 call 843-365-2828 for $79 dollars per night. If you have AAA or are a senior be sure to ask about rates through them as they might provide a larger discount. Rates are available from Wednesday February 27-Friday March 1st

Rev. Larry McAllister has retired as pastor of Gilead FWB Church in Lake City, and would like to be considered for supply preaching and revivals. He can best be reached at 843-394-8887

2019 Couples Retreat

Will be held again at Beach Cove Resort, 4800 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC.  The dates are February 15-16, 2019.  Our speaker, again this year, is Bro. Jim McComas.  He will be singing and sharing his heart with us.  His messages in Word and song will be a blessing.  We hope to have some bluegrass music this year and some special surprises!

3rd Annual Pastor’s Day at the State House

Tuesday February 26th. Lt. Governor Pamela Evette will be our keynote speaker. The meeting will begin at 1st Baptist Church of Columbia. To register follow the link: Click Here  Password: pastor 

Women’s News

SCFWB State WAC Meeting

Will be held March 16 at Liberty FWB Church in Lancaster. Sister Carolyn Riddick will be the guest Speaker

Shine Conference

Shine! conference is scheduled for March 30, 2019 at New Hope FWB in Joelton, TN. More information can be found on our website www.wnac.org or at https://shinefwb.com/

Beaver Creek District WAC Meeting

March 2, 2019 at North Spartanburg FWB Church in Spartanburg. Sis. Kris Valandingham will be the speaker. Registration is at 9AM and the theme is “Through Water and Fire: GOD IS WITH US” Isaiah 43:2

SC District WAC Meeting

February 23, 2019 Temple Free Will Baptist Church in Darlington for registration at 9:30 and meeting at 10:00. State President, Pam Hackett, will be our speaker and will challenge us as we continue to serve Christ and support missions.

Central District WAC Meeting

Central District Convention to be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 am, at Damascus FWB Church, in Conway, SC. Our theme for this year is “God’s Promise”. Our thought, “A New Heart and A New Spirit”.  Ezekiel 36:25-28

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

Ignite The Flame

The SC ITF dinner for SC and Eastern Conferences is planned for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Lebanon FWB Church at 6:00 pm.


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 plaque on the wall of the “Marine Corps Museum” in Washington D.C. President Ronald Reagan says, ““Some people wonder all their lives if they´ve made a difference. The Marines don´t have that problem.”  I truly believe that our International Mission Program has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people around the world. Recently I was talking to one of our disciples about this very thing “make a difference in the world in which we live. I remember telling him there is no verse in the Bible saying, “Go and make a difference”. But this week I felt I had to backtrack on what I said above. The Lord brought to my mind words that He spoke to Paul in Acts 26. V. 15 The Lord Himself was speaking!  V. 16 “I have appeared unto thee for this purpose… v. I send you to the people and the gentiles” Look at the ministry the Lord had for Paul! To “open people’s eyes, to turn them from darkness to light and to turn them 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”. Do you see the “Difference” here? Every time a person accepts the Lord Jesus into their hearts by us shearing the Gospel with them, WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! From darkness to light, from Satan to God, receiving the forgiveness of their sins… Yes, a DIFFERENCE is being made each time a person hears the Gospel and receives it. To our Lord be the glory!!!

Carlisle Hanna (India) is stateside. Please remember him in his travels and ministry. Pray for Annual Conference coming up in March (Speakers, provisions for those attending, safety, moving of the Holy Spirit, etc). Theme: Philippians 3:14 Pray for Hostel (Boy’s Home) ministry. Pray for South India and Nepal ministry.

David Aycock  (Brazil) Thank you for your prayers and financial support! In the past few weeks we have had five people to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Pray for their spiritual growth and development. We are currently doing an evangelistic Bible study with a newlywed couple. Pray for their salvation. This quarter we are offering the college level course – Character Development. Twenty three people registered for this course. The construction of our Christian School continues. We appreciate the special offerings toward this project. David and Annette  

Jonathan/Amy Postlewaite (Bulgaria) Right now new international students are arriving to start studying at the medical university here. Pray for our efforts to reach out to these students and also to the Bulgarians students. Soon we will be resuming our weekly Bible study with some Christian guys (2 from India and 2 new students from Italy). We have also been able to connect with several students who are not Christians and have been able to have discussions about faith with a few of them. At the beginning of March we are going to launch a monthly video-guided discussion group in English that will target non-Christian students and Bulgarians who are looking for an opportunity to practice their English. At the beginning of this week our teammates came to Pleven for our winter team meeting. We had a great time of fellowship and shared about our successes and disappointments, planned for the future, and prayed for our respective ministries. Please pray that God will bless our teams’ efforts to make disciples, plant churches, and expand the Kingdom here in Bulgaria. Pray also that God will call more laborers to join our team in this harvest. Pray for my friend Yaro. This Sunday Feb 10th he will be travelling with us to Svishtov (where Tim and Lydia Awtrey work) with me because there are some famous monuments outside of the city that he wants to visit. Before we go see the monuments we will attend church, where I will be preaching on the parable of the sower from Mark 4. Yaro has only been to a Protestant church 1 or 2 times in his entire life. Please pray that God will use everything he experiences to help him understand his need for an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. 

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) We had our first Women’s Outreach this past Friday night. We hosted a painting party at our house. Seven ladies came, including two visitors. One of the visitors was a lady that we have been praying for, so we were very excited to have her join us. The women all had a great time and were told how God created each of them uniquely. Thanks so much for praying for this outreach. Also, as many of you know, our church has been looking for a new building. Neil and our pastor went to visit a possible location this past Saturday. Please join us in praying for God’s provision and wisdom as we continue the search.  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 them as they start the year off with discipling new believers on matters of stewardship.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Pray for the Spain missionaries in the coming weeks as we begin to make plans for two groups who will be here this summer (Spain ETEAM and a group from Kirby FWB Church in Michigan).  Having these visiting teens on the field gives us extra opportunities to have evangelistic events and youth meetings.  It also seems to spark interest not only in our believers, but also in the non-believers they come in contact with. 

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) Is dealing with the side effects of Cancer treatment, and goes on the 7th for a PET scan. Pray for favorable results and relief from treatment side effects.

*Rev Galen & Barbara Dunbar  please remember both of them as they have been quite under the weather lately. Mrs. Dunbar has been in the hospital recently

*Rev. Bennie Turner (Eastern Conference) continues to receive regular dialysis and had a recent surgery to improve circulation in his leg. Please continue to remember him in prayer.

Minister Events

*Florence/Darlington Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday February 12th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday February 12th at 9:00AM at the Grapevine Restaurant in Boiling Springs

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

*Conway Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday, March 5th, 2017, at Mt. Ariel FWB Church in Conway, 8:30 AM

*Lake City Area Minister Luncheon – Tuesday February 19th at The Shrimper, Lake City 10:30 AM

*Central Conference Meeting –April 9th  2019  9AM Hamlet First FWB Church

*Beaver Creek Conference Meeting – April 06th 2019 Registration 9:30 AM Services 10AM

*South Carolina Conference Meeting – TBA

*True life Conference Meeting –  March 16 Registration 9:45 Glory landYork, SC

*Eastern Conference Meeting – March 8th at Beacon FWB Church in Ladson at 9:30 AM



18th-22nd Revival Temple FWB Church (Darlington) 7pm nightly Pastor Lon Howle will be our guest speaker Special singing each service


17-20 Turning Point FWB Church (Spartanburg) Old fashioned Revival with Dr. Joe Arthur and Wesley Campbell, Singers featuring The Parsons, The Rogers Family, and The Joyairres, Sun 10:30 &6 Mon-Fri 7PM

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

The Problem With This Life

Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Job is quoted as saying this in Job 14:1 but we also see Jacob saying the same thing to pharaoh in the verse below.

Ge 47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.

What would make a man who is a hundred and thirty describe the years of his life as few?

          Perhaps it is because he understood that “for him to live is Christ”.

What would make a man that has been named Israel describe his years on this earth as evil?

          Probably because of the sorrow and loss he felt with Rachel and Joseph.

          Perhaps he also understood that “for him to die is gain”.

Php 1:21 ¶ For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary


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