Dear fellow servants of God,
Grace, peace and mercy be with you all from God our Father and from Christ Jesus -our Redeemer and Sustainer.
Here is the summary of some of our activities in the month of March 2021.
WEEKEND EVANGELISM/CAMPAIGNS :As usual, the students and staff of the BVBIN & SWSE, Butubutu village Ibadan were divided into six groups for the evangelization of Butubutu village,Jago, Badeku, Egbeda, Ajia and Igbooloyin,all in Oyo State every weekend, starting from Friday evening through Sunday evening.To God be the glory,our joint effort were crowned with six conversions (3 in Ajia, 2 in Butubutu village and 1 in Badeku) and many prospects.
THIRD SEMESTER CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS. This semester classes begin on February 22 and will come to an end Lord’s willing on April 23 before the students will embarked on a month Vocational Training/ preaching trip.Bro. Isaac Olaniyan is handling Life of Christ-3(Luke) and 1, 2 & 3 John ;Bro. Andrew Adeolu is handling Biblical Eschatology and Wisdom Literature-2(Psalms and SOS); Bro.Emmanuel Godwin is handling Preachers’ Life & Works and New Testament Church-2(Worship);. Bro.John Makinde is handling 1&2 Thessalonians and 1&2 Peter & Jude ; Bro.Guda Silas is handling Romans 1&2; Bro. Lawrence Dada is handling Hebrews 1&2 and OTP(Minor Prophets) while I, Bro. Makinde Ebens is handling Marriage and the Home, Teach with Success and Bible Geography. Our lectures time has been extended by an hour in the evening (7:00-10:00pm) from Monday through Thursday.
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP TEAM. Our WBSFUW continue reaching more souls with the gospel of Christ through the WBS correspondence courses and VOTI booklets and Mission Printing International booklets in this month of March. A group led by Bro. Andrew Adeolu reached out to eight High Schools in Ona-Ara and Egbeda Local Government and shared about 300 WBS introduction lessons out of which 214 were returned. Another group led by Bro. Akinrinade Sunday reached out to four High Schools in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State and recruited over 100 students for the free Bible correspondence courses. Bro. Matthew Rowland, the preacher of Abusoro congregation in Akure, Ondo State recruited over 1,500 students from seven High Schools in and around Akure city in the months of February and March 2021.The WBS office in Ibadan posted three big packages of return lessons to WBSTC in California this month of March while more will be posted on or before April 15,2021 Lord’s willing to Bro. Joel Coppinger-International director of WBSTC, California. Brethren willing to teach more people the gospel of Christ through the free Bible Correspondence Courses should contact Bro. Joel Coppinger, WBSTC, P.O. BOX 3700, VISALIA,CA. 93278-3700(559)735-0944
19TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR 2021:The 19th Annual Leadership Seminar held on March 24-26 in Doug Wheeler Hall was graced by over 150 church leaders from 13 States of the Federation (Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Kebbi, Taraba, Enugu and Rivers). Over 2000 copies of VOTI volumes 106,106&108 and Mission Printing International booklets and our local tracts were freely distributed to all congregations present. Some of the dignitaries that participate actively in the just concluded Leadership Seminar are : Bro. Ayobami Akanji (SWSE-Board Chairman), Bro. Mfon Etim (Director, BVBIN-IKORODU), Bro. Timothy Iwe (Director, BVBIN-LAGOS ISLAND), Bro.Samuel Nwuoka (Instructor, BVBIN-ENUGU STATE), Bro. Paul Akinwale (WBSFUW-OGUN STATE), Bro. Amos Olusegun (WBSFUW-OSUN STATE). In addition, the three (3) days Seminar was moderated by Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Okoro Chinyere and Bro. Samuel Oladokun while Bro. Ohaebuka Philemon, Bro. Akilapa Samuel and Bro.Akinyoola Micheal served as our songs leaders.
ABOUT ONE OF OUR YEAR-2 STUDENTS: Bro.Falodun Olutola Samuel is a native of Ado Ekiti in Ekiti state. Born in the year 1976.Attended St, Micheal Primary School in Ado Ekiti where he obtained school leaving certificate and in Orin Ekiti Secondary School for Senior Secondary School certificate. Also he obtained Higher National Diploma at Federal Polytechnics Ado in Ekiti state in 2005. He had a post graduate diploma in education at National Open University Nigeria in Lagos(NTI) in the year 2015. He had Diploma in Bible at Southwest School of Evangelism, Ibadan in the year 2020. He love reading and singing. His mission is to be one of the competent ministers of God in Nigeria and beyond.
SPECIAL CHALLENGES:1. Filling of the floors and the two rooms with red sand and roofing of the meeting place of Ajia congregation will cost us between N960,000 to N1,350,000($2,500 to $3,500).NB: This we need to do before heavy downpour of rain in the months of April through June so as to prevent the Hall from collapsing during the raining season.2. Our outstanding debt of N865,000($2,200) been part of the money loaned in September 2019 for the upgrading of the school buildings plan need to be settled to friends that helped us out when we were pressed to the wall in 2019.
OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT: With God on our sides coupled with financial assistance from Bro. Doug Wheeler, Bro. Steven Ashcraft and associate, Bro. Chad Wagner and associate and Nigerian brethren, we were able to successfully host this year Annual Leadership Seminar from March 24-26,2021.MISCELLANEOUS:CHURCH PLANTING ON MAY 2-11,2021 @ ARAMOKO TOWN,EKITI STATE. Lord’s willing, the school will be working with some of her graduates(Bro. Emmanuel Godwin and Bro. Augustine Olorunda) and a graduate of WNCC(Bro. Lawanson Akinola) preaching in Ekiti State and a pioneer founder of SWSE, Ibadan ( Bro. Olayisade Adebowale) on May 2-11 in evangelization and planting of the Lord’s church in Aramoko town, Ekiti State, one of the biggest and ancient town in Ekiti State of over one million populace without the Lord’s church. We shall appreciate any financial assistance rendered by any of our supporters there in USA .The one week program will cost over N300,000 for accommodation and feedings of the participants and renting of meeting place for the church.
CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for your tenderness and compassion toward us in Nigeria most especially in BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan. May God in His mercy bless you richly with a happy life (that is) filled with joy , peace and love. May your cup always overflow in all good things of life is our fervent prayers in Jesus Christ name, AMEN.
Yours in His Grace as a servant…….. Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The chief servant of BVBIN & SWSE Ibadan And WBSFUW)
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