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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 7

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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 07       

February 13, 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 (Physical Copies Available at the State Meeting)

*HOTEL Reservations* Must be made by Next Monday. Location: 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

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.

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) 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) This Friday Feb 15th we will be returning to the village of Odarne to visit several families there. Please pray with us that God will help us to find some new open doors after others were closed to us at the end of the year. Pray also that God will help us to have wisdom in knowing how to communicate the gospel with some people who have shown resistance to our previous efforts. Please continue to pray for our weekly opportunities to connect with people through our English clubs. Several people come to our house every week to work with Amy and I lead an advanced group every Wednesday night. There have been a few opportunities to talk about church, the Bible, and other religious topics during some of these interactions. Pray that the people with whom we work will see the love of Christ in us even if we are not explicitly sharing the gospel with them. Pray that we will be able to build more personal relationships with some of these people through which we can directly share our faith. Last week I asked you to pray for Yaro because he was planning on going to church with me in Svishtov. Unfortunately he was not able to go because of a mix-up in his schedule. Please continue to pray for Yaro. Pray that I will be able to have more opportunities to speak to him about Jesus and to just be his friend. Pray that he will understand his need for a relationship with Jesus Christ and that he will begin to seek God’s will for his life.

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) A Catholic family visited our church this past Sunday. We were delighted to get to know the couple and their little boy. The couple said they noticed that our church was very different. It felt comfortable and natural, and they are interested in returning and learning more. Praise the Lord with us for this family’s willingness to come and pray with us for them as they continue questioning and searching. 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) This has truly been a “Valentine’s Day” themed week for our ministry.  We shared at the nursing home about God’s love, having each of the residents hold a heart with a different section of 1 Corinthians 13 which we strung onto a banner that hangs in their sitting room.  Then last night at our ladies’ Bible study, Kristi served heart-shaped cookies to the ladies.  For her photography group, she took chocolate-covered strawberries for everyone to enjoy.  And on Thursday, we will be giving out some bookmarks with 1 Corinthians 13:13 at the clothing ministry in the Villalba Church.  Please pray that as each person receives these messages of God’s love that it will truly sink into their hearts and take root.  Have a GREAT Valentine’s Day!

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. 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 March 12th 8:30 AM at Bazen’s Restaurant Florence

*Spartanburg Area Minister Breakfast – Tuesday March 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

CHURCH NEWS

February     

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

March

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 Sons of Korah

The sons of Korah emerge in The Psalms; therefore in order to understand who they were you must understand who their father was. History describes Korah as a presumptuous usurper. He presumed that God would speak through him in the same fashion that God spoke through Moses. One day there was a show down of sorts where the earth opened up and swallowed Korah and his family.

This fact speak volumes about the Sons of Korah as they are not only mentioned in the scriptures but one of the most beloved Psalms was written to them; Psalms 46

Ps 46:1 ¶ <<To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth.>> God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

What confident words that speak of a God who restores and redeems? If the sons of Korah could sing “2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed,” then no doubt we should have confidence before the Lord, who come by way of the Cross!

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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