NOVEMBER 2020 FIELD REPORT
Dear fellow soldiers of Christ Jesus.
Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Redeemer ,Jesus Christ, the Author and finisher of our faith. Here is the summary of our November 2020 activities.
i- Students one month vocational training/ teaching practice report.
ii- Second Semester Classes begins.
iii- Voice of Truth International.
STUDENTS ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING / TEACHING PRACTICE:
The one month vocational training by our year-1 students and Teaching practice by year-2 students from October 17 through November 15 resulted into the conversion of thirty-one and restoration of fifty erring brethren. Bro. Ifeanyi Iyesele, Bro.Akinrinde Sunday, Bro.Daniel Azubuikwe and Bro. Harry Chukwu recorded the highest numbers of five converts each while Bro. Silas Wayne and Bro. Armstrong Pat-Okunbor recorded the highest numbers of restoration.
The year-1 students who were on Vocational Training join hands together with the nearby congregation to their training venue in every weekend evangelism and visitation to the erring brethren which finally resulted into the conversion of souls and restoration of the erring brethren.
SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES BEGINS FOR THE 2020/21 SET:
The second -Semester classes began on November 16,2020 and will come to an end(Lord’s willing)on January 22 ,2021 with a week break on December 24 ,2020 through January 3,2021.
Sixteen Year-1 students and eleven Year-2 students returned for the continuation of their training.
VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL VOLUME 107:
We commenced the free distribution of VOTI volume 107 on November 18,2020. And at the time of this writing, we have shared 5,000 copies of this powerful gospel books to churches of Christ in Nigeria and those in our mailing list including friends of the Lord’s Church.
We appreciate the great commitment of Bro.Jerry Bates and the World Evangelism crew for making funds available for the printing. May the Lord keep on blessing their endeavor is our fervent prayers. Amen.
Also,the report reaching us from over 60% of the recipients of Volume 105 and 106 shows the conversion of 55 souls and restoration of 38 erring brethren across the country of Nigeria between the month of September and November 2020 during the Bible Seminars/lectureships conducted by the Churches of Christ (Using the VOTI 105&106 and WBS & Mission Printing International materials ).Among those restored is Bro.Etim Okon Ukpa of Okurikang town in Akwa-Ibom State by Bro. M.B.Archibong after 37 years of disfellowship.
ABOUT A STUDENT:
Bro. Armstrong Ehiedu Par-Okunbor ,a native of Sapele in Delta State. Born on April 1976 and became a member of the Lord’s church in 1990. An holder of Bsc from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in year 2001, MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife in 2014 and Msc from University of Port-Harcourt River State in 2018. His mission is to become a bonafide minister of God after his graduation in any part of the countr-Nigeria
Due to the economic instability and the rising cost of living in our country-Nigeria. It’s now mandatory for the school to balance up the remaining sum of N865,000($2,246)been loaned on September 2019 for the upgrading of the school buildings plan before this year runs out.
We therefore ,humbly appeal to you all to come to our rescue! No amount will be too small or big to help us out! Kindly send your contribution to us through Bro. Steven Ashcraft(Director- BVBID, West Africa Region) or Bro.Chad Wagner (Patron-SWSE,Ibadan,Nigeria & Coordinator of BVBIN)
With God on our side,coupled with the financial supports from our brethren in Nigeria and America, we were able to mold about 2,000 pieces of five inches block for the construction of meeting place for the Church of Christ in Unity Estate,Ajia town,Oyo State.
Lord’s willing,laying of the foundation and setting of the blocks for this meeting place will commence by first quarter of year 2021.
My aged father (Mr.Makinde Olapade Julius) departed this sinful world for the great beyong on the 6th of November. Similarly, my mother-in-law(Sister Comfort Olowe)also departed this sinful world three months to her 70years birthday in the night of November 9,2020 after a brief illness.
My father will be buried on the 29th of January 2021 in our village Onikokoro-Ibadan while my mother-in-law was committed to mother earth on November 28th 2020 in OSU,Osun State. To God be the glory.
CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for all your great contributions toward the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa, Nigeria in particular.
May the Lord continue to bless our endeavors in Christ Jesus,amen.
Sincerely His & yours……Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The chief servant of BVBIN & SWSE,Ibadan )