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SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 8

SCFWB Weekly Vol 6 No 08        

February 20, 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)

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.

Eastern Conference Youth Rally…..Mark Your Calendars!!

Our Eastern Conference Youth Rally will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019

with New Prospect Free Will Baptist hosting this Youth Rally at their Church in Pamplico..  It will start at 1 pm with singing by our youth groups attending, and the Preacher for our Youth Rally will be   Rev. Cory Boyd from Conway, S.C.  There will also be singing and/or skits by different youth Groups attending. There will be a meal provided for everyone after the services. There will also be games for everyone to enjoy!  Remember the Church with the most in Attendance with their church (all ages) will receive the Attendance Banner!  All Churches are invited to come and bring their youth/church family for a Great day in the Lord as we Worship The Lord together and Encourage our Youth to Live for and Lift up our Lord!  Please share this info with your Church and your Youth!  Please let me know if your church and youth are planning to come and if they plan to sing or do skit, this way we can plan for services and meal preparations, and for more info please call Brother Teddy Rabon at 843-520-6407…We are looking for a Great Day and would love for your youth and church family to come!

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 Sunday February 24th we will be hosting our monthly “gathering” in our house. We will continue the series “stories of hope” and we will talk about the woman who was healed after teaching Jesus’ robe and the raising of Jairus’ daughter. Because of the recent growth of our international student group we have decided to promote this as a bilingual event. Please pray that there will be a good turnout and that those who come will want to start being  a part of a weekly opportunity to study the Bible. Last week I asked you to pray for us as we were planning to return to the village of Odarne in order to visit some people who had been resistant to the gospel in the past. We are praising God that we left their house feeling like they are still somewhat open to continue their relationship with us and to listen to us when we talk about the Bible. We also met with F, a woman who Amy first met at our Christmas event there. F’s husband is working in England while she is at home taking car of their adult son who has developmental problems. F told us that she has been to some sort of Christian gathering in the past and would be interested in going to something in the future. When I left I challenged her to read her Bible every day and to be ready to ask questions when we saw her again. Would you please pray for these two families and for their village. Pray that God will help us to plant a healthy church there. Next Saturday March 2nd, we will be hosting an English game night at a local coffee shop through which we hope to make some new connections. The plan is to invite people whom we meet at this event to a video-based discussion group in English, through which we hope to reach non-Christian international students and Bulgarians who are interested in practicing their English. Please pray that we will be able to connect with many people through this event. 

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) Please remember Pr. Randy as he had a stint put in today.

Tim/ Kristi Johnson (Spain) Please pray for several opportunities in the coming days…Tim will be speaking at the nursing home this evening and Ana and Kristi will be leading the music.  Pray that the patients will have attentive ears and receptive hearts. Kristi will be at her photography class in a target pueblo on Friday evening.  Pray for good conversations that will stimulate deeper relationships.  Also pray for Kristi as she will be translating an English photography tutorial video for the class this week. Sundays are always full of activities in the Alpedrete Church.  Kristi will continue her Bible study with one of the teen girls before church and Tim will be preaching on 2 Peter 1.  Pray that we will have time for preparation in the midst of many things that are filling our schedules this week.

Mirial Gainer (Japan) I would appreciate continued prayers for Mother and for me as I care for her. Her mother recently came home from the hospital

PRAYER/PRAISE

*Rev. James Childers (Beaver Creek) has had a few good days dealing with side effects of Cancer treatment. Results from a recent PET scan have shown that some of the cancer is gone, and revealed two more spots that DR.s believe are treatable. Thank you for your prayers.

*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 20th 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

11-14 Revival New Prospect FWB Church (Johnsonville) With Rev Alan Sailors Special Singing 7PM Nightly

11-15 Revival Damascus FWB Church (Conway) with Rev. Buddy Seay 03/11-14, and Rev Chris Todd 03/15 7PM Nightly

17-20 Revival Mt. Elon FWB Church (Pamplico) 7pm nightly Tennessee Promotional Director Glenn Poston preaching

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

25-29 Saved By Grace FWB Church (Socastee) 03/25 – 03/26 Preacher Tony Miles.

03/27 – 03/29 Preacher Wayne Skipper. Special singing each night. More information contact 843-742-4633

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

The Dog IS Part of The Family Too

In my house our dog isn’t just a pet. Our little shih tzu has earned her spot in the family. Now of course I don’t mean she takes out the trash or anything like that. She has earned her place in our family by persistence. She will climb up on each of us and look us right in the face until we give her affection. She also does this when we are eating. She will sit there quietly looking at us and waiting on a little morsel from her master. Sometimes annoyed; I will speak harshly to her, but she never gets discouraged, and always comes back. A desperate woman begs at the feet of Jesus on behalf of her daughter, and Jesus speaks harshly to her. “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.”

I don’t recommend Christians adopt this type of ministry. This could have went south quickly. Jesus however, knew her heart and proved his words true when he said “blessed is he whosever shall not be offended in me.” My favorite words are from the woman in this story. Mt 15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

I’m Glad the Dog is part of the family too!

 “Prosphero Theos”                                                                     

Chris Todd

SCFWB Executive Secretary

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