BEAR VALLEY BIBLE INSTITUTE NIGERIA
& SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM IBADAN
Vol. 15 No 3 (Swsevangibadan2016@gmail.com) July – Sept. 2020
A Quarterly Publication of BVBIN & SWSE Located in Butubutu Village via Badeku/Jago, Ona-Ara L.G.A Box 35606, Agodi, Ibadan.
FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
Tel: 08056129310, 08126499577
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Rm. 8:28)
DAILY AND WEEKEND EVANGELISM
In spite of the global pandemic, the staff and students of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan continue carried out their Master’s order (Mk. 16:15,16) using public address systems for the proclamation of the gospel of Christ, from remote towns / one village to another and in sharing of gospel tracts (both locally printed and that from Mission Printing). Several villages and towns were covered in Ona-Ara and Egbeda L.G.A. on Weekends of April through June 2020.
Also, Bro. Dele Shotola, Bro. Adeolu Andrew and Bro. Peter Ortserga and some of our students covered some villages/towns in remote areas of the state every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of May using motor bikes for morning gospel campaigns and sharing of the gospel tracts in Kuede,Lamini, Bamsinda, Ogidi, Bioku, Fasade, Kupalo, Jago etc.
Although, no conversion was recorded in the early weeks of our campaigns, but thanks be unto the Lord that our efforts was blessed with two converts on May 18th at Egbeda, and another convert on June 1st at Butubutu village.
REPORT FROM SOME OF OUR GRADUATES / CHURCHES PLANTED BY THE SCHOOL
Report reaching us from some of our graduates (Bro. Godwin Johnson, Bro. Olorode Samuel, Bro. Daniel Onifade, Bro. Akilapa Samuel, Bro. Obey Rimamskwe, Bro. Rotimi Adedoyin, Bro. Peter Orsterga, Bro. Tobi Godwin Emmanuel, Bro. Baruch Okpulor, Bro. Olorunda Augustine, Bro. Philemon Ohaebuka, etc) shows the conversion of 23 souls and restoration of 18 erring brethren between February and June 2020. To God be the glory and honour.
SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CHALLENGES
with God’s help and the encouragement from our dynamic Patron-Bro. Chad Wagner coupled with contributions by our Nigerian brethren, we were able to purchase a plot of land for the Lord’s church at Ajia Town in May 2020. This young congregation is now in need of atleast N250,000 ($715) for the construction of a temporary meeting place that will take them for at least four years.
FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES
As God would have it our 4th semester classes commenced on the 1st of June through July 24th before the final year students embarked on a month preaching trip/teaching practice on July 25th through August 29th 2020.
Our instructors as usual are: Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro. Kayode Eniafe, Bro. Guda Silas, Bro. Abiola J.Olusoji, Bro. Andew Adeolu and Myself (Bro. Makinde Ebens)
In conclusion: We deeply appreciates the Almighty God for our American and Nigerian brethren for their great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. May the Lord keep on using each and every one of us till the end is our fervent prayers.
I remain Yours in His Grace As a Servant,
MAKINDE EBENS OLUFEMI
(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE and WBSFUW)
Topic: Lockdown (By Bro. Silas Wayne)
Text: Isaiah 26:20
Aim: To let Christians know that this kind of event has occurred before and they should go back to God.
Introduction: Before now, many people have started deviating from God and trusting in their medical and scientific advancements, disregarding God.
Body: God may have allowed this Corona Virus issue to occur to allow man to recognize His omnipotency and come back to Him. Virus according to scientific explanation is very small even smaller than bacteria and cannot even be classified as a living or non living thing because it takes the from of a crystal lattice outside the host yet it has ravaged the world.
In November 2019, there was a report of persecution of Christians in China and within December the Virus came. No human would have believed that upon the advancement in Medicine and science in China that this disease would have lasted so long in China.
The world trusts the medical achievements of U.S.A. yet the Virus has killed highest in U.S not because they are sinful but to tell man that human knowledge is still limited and we should fall back to God to heal our land. (Jer. 17:5-7).
Many Atheists today will now know that there is a Supreme Being, that all does not depend on human knowledge.
During this pandemic time, U.S.A. has declared a national prayer and China looks up to heaven showing that man cannot help himself but come back to God to help him (Rm. 9:16).
CONCLUSION: This will also pass away just as it passed away in time past
SEVEN KEYS TO LIFE (By: Bro. Adewunmi Emmanuel Oluwaseyi )
1} God first (Joy – J for Jesus – Deut. 6:4-9;10:12; Heb. 10:25f;Mt. 6:33. O for others -Matt. 25:35-40,1 John 4:19f. Y for yourself )
2} Love one another (Lev. 19:18; Mt. 22:39. I Sam. 25: 1ff)
3} Good Associate (Gen. 34:1-5; I Cor. 15:33)
4} Give Generously ( Prov. 11:25; 22:9; Lk. 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-12; Eph. 4:28; Prov. 12:24;13:4
5} Live Simple (Phil. 4:10-19; I Cor. 9:19f; Phil. 2:5-9)
6} Forgive Others (Mt. 18:15f; Eph. 4:31,32; Lk. 23:34; Gen. 42-45)
7} Be Kind Always (Prov. 19:17,28;Lk. 10:25ff; Eph. 4:32; II Pet. 1:7; Col. 3:12; I Cor. 13:4 – Charity is kind
CONCLUSION: I Thess. 3:12 ; Paul’s prayer : Increase in love.
REPORT OF BVBIN DEGREE PROGRAM OF JUNE 15 -29, 2020
By Bro. Mfon Erin Adeh
The Bachelor degree program was to commence in the month of April but due to the lockdown order by the Federal Government of Nigeria to contain the spread of the Corona virus (Covid -19)in our nation, the program commenced on the 15th June, 2020. The following were in attendance for the two weeks Program : Bro. Mfon Etim, Bro. Okoro Chinyere, Bro. Fasonu Victor, Bro. Unoke Monday, Bro. Eze Mbaraoye, Bro. Godwin Emmanuel, Bro. Shotola Segun, Bro. Eniafe Kayode, Bro. Andrew Adeolu and Bro. Odulaja Opeyemi.
Bro. Makinde Ebens delivered lecture on The Fundamentals of the Faith -2 from 15th to 19th June and Bro. Isaac Olaniyan lecture on Research and writing -2 from 22nd to 26th June 2020.Each of the class ended with test and exam.
All the lectures started by 8:30am to 5:30pm and 7:30 to 9:00pm daily. We hope to meet again God ”s willing on August 17 through 27, 2020 for Advanced Biblical Hermeneutics & Exegesis -2 and Advanced Homilectics -2
We are grateful to the BVBID ,USA and Bro. Steven Ashcraft and associates for the opportunity. May God bless all their efforts in Christ name, amen.
Yours in His Vineyard…… MEA
SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 28 ,2020 GRADUATION
A- FROM BVBIN – AGEGE FOR DIPLOMA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (19)
Ademola Adeshina, David Nwankwo, David Orimogunje, Edet Dickson, Edidiong Friday Akpakpan, Emmanuel Antia, Esinwang Regina (Mrs.) Ibanga Umoh, Joachin B. Olorode, Kingsley Sunday, Mukolu Dickson, Musiliu Odutola, Nyong John Etim, Ofonime Sampson, Ogbonna Friday, Ogunsola Olusola, Otuwho Noel Brain, Peter Pius, Sunday Taiwo.
B- FROM BVIBIN – IKORODU (8)
Balogun Benson, Falodun Olutola Samuel, Efula ThankGod, Idiong Iniobong (Mrs.) Jumbo Adeola (Mrs.), Odeyemi Durojaiye, Tolefe Augustine, Israel Tajomavwo.
C- FROM BVBIN $ SWSE – IBADAN
i. Diploma (I2): Adewunmi Oluwaseyi E. Afolabi Olamide T., Ajayi Funsho J., Armstrong E. Pat-Okunbor, Enyi Amos C, Imbia Maxfield E, Jude Canox D., Olabode Ayomide S., Otozi Sanders , Oviri Iruo – Oghene C., Silas Wayne C., Ugo David Ugo.
ii. Advanced Diploma (12): Ajayi Victoria O. (Miss), Akerele Olajumoke (Mrs.) Awoyale Gabriel, Gospel Opeyemi Odulaja , Jarikre Bolatito (Mrs), Oba Justice Ugochukwu, Okpachui Denis U., Okpulor U. Baruch, Oladejo Alaba O., Olorunda Augustine Oloruntunmise, Ojomo Olusola Edward, Victor Yiron Smarser.