Makinde’s Report

BVBIN & SWSE Newsletter

Vol. 16 No 3 (swsevangibadan2016@gmail.com)                                                         July.- September. 2021

From the DIRECTOR’S DESK

Compliments of the season to you all. We give God the Father all glory and honor for His Mercy and Love to us all. Here are the reports of some of our activities from first week of May through the first week of July 2021.

BIRTH OF THE LORD’S CHURCH IN ARAMOKO – EKITI , EKITI STATE:

In obedience to the Master’s order in Matthew 28:19-20, some of the staff, students and our graduates (preaching in Ekiti State) evangelized Aramoko town from early morning of  May 3 till 9, 2021. They started the first church worship in Chief Eluku’s house, (Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area of Aramoko town) with five converts, eleven students of BVBIN &  SWSE, Ibadan, one of the instructors named Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, a graduate of WNCC named Bro. Lawanson Akinola and a WBSFUW named Bro. Amos Olusegun.

We were lucky to get an uncompleted building for the sum of N200,000 in Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area and the school was able to assist in the payment of N100,000 while the remaining balance of N100,000 will be paid Lord’s willing on August.

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME 109 SHARED:

Free distributions and posting of VOTI Volume 109 commenced on May 3 and as of June ending our records show that about 5,750 copies of the recent publication of VOTI has been distributed across the Republic of Nigeria.

Report reaching our office shows that the recent publication also assisted the Lord’s church in converting many souls into Christ’s body during May and June Seminars/Campaigns while many brethren were edified.

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MAY 24:

Classes for the last semester of this session commenced on May 24 and will end Lord’s willing on July 23, 2021. Then, followed by a month practical work, that is, Teaching Practice between July 24 and August 22, 2021. The one month Teaching Practice will cost us between $500 to $700 because most of the students will be working with young congregations across the country, Nigeria.

The instructors for the fourth Semester at the Ibadan campus are Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Makinde John, Bro. Guda Silas, Bro. Oladokun Samuel, Bro. Lawrence Dada, Bro. Andrew Adeolu and I (Bro. Makinde Ebens).

AJIA CHURCH AUDITORIUM:

Work is progressing as we put to use, the recently roofed church auditorium at Ajia town, Ibadan , Oyo State. We were able to construct four iron doors for the four entrances, fix window frames, three doors and windows burglars, flooring and plastering of one bedroom in the preacher’s quarter between May 18 and 29, 2021; including the fixing of WC toilet in the first week of June 2021. We opened the auditorium for the Lord’s worship on June 13, 2021 with twelve brethren.

BROTHER KEITH KASARJIAN’S VISIT TO NIGERIA:

The Director of BVBID Extension program, Bro. Keith Kasarjian visited our troublesome country, Nigeria in spite the insecurity in our country between May 16 through 24 and met with most of the BVBIN campuses in the country starting from Lagos. He ended his trip in Abia State.

We greatly appreciate his great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. Our fervent prayer is that the Lord keep on blessing all the gospel ministers throughout the world  in Jesus Christ name, amen.

ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING/BREAK AND JUNE WEEKEND EVANGELISM

May 2021 Vocational training/break of this session resulted in the conversion of thirteen souls and restoration of eighteen erring brethren while the Lord added two denominational pastors to His body in the month of June (1 at Butubutu village and 1 in Ajia). All our students and staff were actively involved in the weekend evangelism/campaigns in their different locations and gratitude unto the Lord blessing our joint efforts.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In May 2021, with God on our side, coupled with the financial assistance rendered by the Austin Chapel Church of Christ, and Bro. Chad Wagner, we succeeded in planting the Lord’s Church in Aramoko town of Ekiti State. We also assisted in the payment of half of the funds for the purchase of an uncompleted building for the church meeting place at Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area in Aramoko town.

Another accomplishment this quarter is the conversion of two denominational pastors in the month of June 2021 in Ibadan as the result of our continuous evangelization of Ajia town and Butubutu Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Even though, we have received contributions to the tune of N98, 000 so far from our Nigerian brethren and $700 from brethren in USA ($200 from Bro. Doug Wheeler and family and $500 from Bro.Steven Archraft and associate) , the School is still in need of over $500 for the successful hosting of her 19th Annual Bible Lectureship and Graduation ceremony scheduled to come up from August 25th-27th, 2021 at Butubutu Village, Ibadan.
  2. We are in need of at least the sum of N30, 000 ($75) monthly supports to assist one of our graduates who have shown interest in ministering in the just planted congregation in Aramoko town, Ekiti State.
  • The school is also in need of a Mini Gospel Chariot for evangelization of both Urban and Rural areas of the Western States of Nigeria. This will cost us between $6,500 to $7,000 for truck, durable chairs, speakers, 2.5kwa generator, lectern, construction of a stage and other necessary things.

SERMON: (Unknown Author)

Trust In the Lord (Psalm 37 ;Jer.17:5-8; John 14:1,2; Hebrew 4:13)

I͟ t͟o͟o͟k͟ my c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟ t͟o͟ the t͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟ a͟n͟d͟ told h͟i͟m͟ t͟o͟ f͟i͟x͟ t͟h͟e͟ l͟i͟t͟t͟l͟e͟ o͟p͟e͟n͟i͟n͟g͟ n͟e͟a͟r͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟o͟c͟k͟e͟t͟. T͟h͟e͟ m͟a͟n͟ t͟u͟r͟n͟e͟d͟ t͟h͟e͟ c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟ i͟n͟s͟i͟d͟e͟ o͟u͟t͟ a͟n͟d͟ b͟e͟g͟a͟n͟ t͟o͟ T͟E͟A͟R͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟o͟c͟k͟e͟t͟ w͟i͟t͟h͟ h͟i͟s͟ h͟a͟n͟d͟s͟.

H͟a͟h͟! I͟ w͟a͟s͟ l͟i͟k͟e͟, “I͟ s͟a͟i͟d͟ y͟o͟u͟ s͟h͟o͟u͟l͟d͟ s͟e͟w͟, n͟o͟t͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟”. S͟o͟ I͟ s͟h͟o͟u͟t͟e͟d͟, ‘Y͟o͟u͟ a͟r͟e͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ m͟y͟ c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟?’

B͟u͟t͟ h͟e͟ r͟e͟p͟l͟i͟e͟d͟ “I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟”. T͟h͟o͟s͟e͟ t͟w͟o͟ w͟o͟r͟d͟s͟ s͟a͟n͟k͟ i͟n͟t͟o͟ m͟e͟ l͟i͟k͟e͟ a͟ h͟e͟a͟v͟y͟ s͟t͟o͟n͟e͟ s͟i͟n͟k͟s͟ i͟n͟ w͟a͟t͟e͟r͟. I͟ c͟o͟u͟l͟d͟n͟’t͟ t͟a͟l͟k͟ a͟g͟a͟i͟n͟.

H͟e͟ is͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟, a͟n͟d͟ I͟ am j͟u͟s͟t͟ a͟ c͟u͟s͟t͟o͟m͟e͟r͟. E͟v͟e͟n͟ t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟ I͟ c͟o͟u͟l͟d͟n͟’t͟ r͟e͟l͟a͟t͟e͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ w͟i͟t͟h͟ s͟e͟w͟i͟n͟g͟ b͟u͟t͟ t͟h͟e͟ T͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟ s͟a͟y͟s͟ “I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟”.

G͟o͟d͟ i͟s͟ s͟a͟y͟i͟n͟g͟, ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

H͟e͟ h͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ y͟o͟u͟r͟ c͟o͟m͟p͟l͟a͟i͟n͟t͟s͟. F͟a͟t͟h͟e͟r͟, M͟y͟ f͟i͟a͟n͟c͟e͟e͟ j͟u͟s͟t͟ l͟e͟f͟t͟ m͟e͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟o͟ m͟o͟n͟e͟y͟ t͟o͟ p͟a͟y͟ f͟o͟r͟ m͟y͟ r͟e͟n͟t͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ w͟a͟s͟ r͟e͟j͟e͟c͟t͟e͟d͟ & a͟b͟u͟s͟e͟d͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟o͟ m͟o͟n͟e͟y͟ t͟o͟ c͟a͟t͟e͟r͟ f͟o͟r͟ m͟y͟ n͟e͟e͟d͟s͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

S͟o͟ m͟a͟n͟y͟ t͟i͟m͟e͟s͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟ i͟s͟ f͟i͟x͟i͟n͟g͟ u͟s͟, H͟e͟ s͟t͟a͟r͟t͟s͟ b͟y͟ ‘t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟’ u͟s͟. T͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ o͟u͟r͟ c͟o͟n͟f͟i͟d͟e͟n͟c͟e͟ i͟n͟ o͟u͟r͟s͟e͟l͟v͟e͟s͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ a͟l͟l͟ o͟u͟r͟ p͟h͟i͟l͟o͟s͟o͟p͟h͟i͟e͟s͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ o͟u͟r͟ p͟r͟i͟d͟e͟ a͟n͟d͟ f͟a͟k͟e͟ h͟u͟m͟i͟l͟i͟t͟y͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟s͟ w͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ d͟e͟a͟r͟ a͟n͟d͟ g͟i͟v͟i͟n͟g͟ u͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟s͟ that are truly dear.

T͟h͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟ n͟e͟c͟e͟s͟s͟a͟r͟y͟ i͟s͟ w͟i͟s͟d͟o͟m͟. W͟i͟s͟d͟o͟m͟ t͟o͟ k͟n͟o͟w͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ i͟t͟ i͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟ a͟n͟d͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ i͟t͟ i͟s͟n͟’t͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟. T͟h͟e͟ d͟e͟v͟i͟l͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟o͟ k͟i͟l͟l͟, G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟o͟ fi͟x͟. G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ o͟l͟d͟ t͟o͟ g͟i͟v͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ t͟h͟e͟ n͟e͟w͟. G͟o͟d͟’s͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ f͟i͟r͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ r͟e͟f͟i͟n͟e͟s͟ H͟i͟s͟ o͟w͟n͟. G͟o͟d͟’s͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ a͟p͟p͟r͟o͟a͟c͟h͟e͟s͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ y͟i͟e͟l͟d͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟e͟a͟c͟e͟a͟b͟l͟e͟ f͟r͟u͟i͟t͟ o͟f͟ R͟i͟g͟h͟t͟e͟o͟u͟s͟n͟e͟s͟s͟.

S͟o͟ i͟n͟ r͟e͟a͟l͟i͟t͟y͟, G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ n͟o͟ m͟a͟n͟, H͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ m͟a͟k͟e͟s͟. W͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ i͟t͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟, H͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟s͟ i͟t͟ ma͟k͟i͟n͟g͟. W͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ i͟t͟ b͟r͟e͟a͟k͟i͟n͟g͟, H͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟s͟ i͟t͟ b͟u͟i͟l͟d͟i͟n͟g͟. H͟e͟ k͟n͟o͟w͟s͟ y͟o͟u͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟e͟e͟d͟ e͟v͟e͟n͟ b͟e͟f͟o͟r͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ a͟s͟k͟. T͟h͟a͟t͟’s͟ w͟h͟y͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ w͟e͟ c͟o͟m͟p͟l͟a͟i͟n; H͟e͟ r͟e͟s͟p͟o͟n͟d͟s͟ t͟h͟u͟s͟: ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

“F͟o͟r͟ I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟t͟s͟ t͟h͟a͟t͟ I͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟k͟ t͟o͟w͟a͟r͟d͟ y͟o͟u͟, s͟a͟i͟t͟h͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟O͟R͟D͟, t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟t͟s͟ o͟f͟ p͟e͟a͟c͟e͟, a͟n͟d͟ n͟o͟t͟ o͟f͟ e͟v͟i͟l͟, t͟o͟ g͟i͟v͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ a͟n͟ e͟x͟p͟e͟c͟t͟e͟d͟ e͟n͟d͟.” JE͟R͟E͟M͟I͟A͟H 29:11*                   

T͟r͟u͟s͟t͟ G͟o͟d͟.

Report of the meeting Bro Keith Kasarjian held with Directors of Bear Valley Bible Institute Lagos weekend schools, on Monday 17th may, 2021 at Ibi hotel Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria.

By Bro. Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo

INTRODUCTION:

Institutions grow because of innovations, which come because of new ideas, concepts and theories. Bear Valley Bible Institute is not an exemption. The need to grow the institution in the ever growing world have led diligent men like Brother Keith Kasarjian and the school faculty into research efforts which has resulted in new approaches intended to yield better results.

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

The main purpose of the meeting was to introduce the newly designed curriculum/syllabi to the directors of the Lagos weekend schools and give them the necessary information and training on how to use/implement the syllabi for efficiency and effectiveness in the teaching/learning processes of the schools.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

The aim of the meeting was to train the directors who would in turn train the instructors on the way to use the newly designed teaching outlines.

THE TRAINING

The training started at about 3:40pm with an introductory speech made by Brother Keith, where he stated that Bear Valley Bible Institute was in the process of standardization. According to him, the focus was to bring uniformity in the instructional outcome of the school wherever it exists in the world; a situation where the content of instructions, as well as the methodology would be the same everywhere with the intention of producing the same result. He presented the training on a video; using the video of how course 314 (God-head) could be taught as a model to explain how the rest of the forty-six (46) courses could be taught.

At the end of the video presentation, the participants asked questions which Brother Keith answered. He then presented to the participants, free soft copies of the courses’ outlines and instructional procedures with assessment and grading methods for further learning and training. A soft copy of E-Library was also presented to the Directors.

SUMMARY

Bro Keith made it categorically clear that what he had presented to us (the directors) was work-in-progress. According to him, work was still on-going in the development/upgrading of the courses’ materials as well as the school website. He requested our prayers for the success of the projects.

ATTENDANCE

Brother Etim Mfon (Director, Ikorodu Week-End School).

Brother Timothy Iwe (Director, Lagos Island Week-End School).

Brother Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo (Acting Director Agege Week-End School).

Brother Keith Kasarjian (Bear Valley Bible Institute USA).

Report of Bro Keith’s visit to Akure, the state capital of Ondo state.

By Bro. Victor Fasonu.

The purpose of Bro. Keith’s visit to Akure is about the need to set up a Bear Valley satellite Weekend Bible training in Ondo city, Ondo state. A meeting was set up in the auditorium of the Church of Christ, Ayedun quarter with Bro. Keith, Bro. Makinde, Bro. Victor Fasonu, Bro. Godwin Emmanuel, Bro Matthew Rowland, Bro. Philemon Ohaebuka, Bro. Timileyin Akilapa and Bro Awoniyi Kolawole all in attendance. 

 During the meeting, the following were agreed upon;

1. Bro. Keith agreed that there is a need to establish Bear Valley Bible School in the state to the glory of God.

2. For now the location should be in Ondo city, but, if need be; another satellite campus can come up in Akure city later too.

3. Bro. Keith agreed with the choice of the four instructors who chose to take up teaching responsibility in the proposed Bible-training program; with the hope of getting their credentials when he gets back to the USA for proper documentation of the school in Ondo city.

4.  A tentative agreement to kick-start the institute in the first week of July, 2021.

By the grace of God, the meeting ended around 11:35am. Bro. Makinde, Bro. Victor Fasonu and Bro. Godwin Emmanuel escorted Bro. Keith back to the airport.

SUCCESSFULL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 27, 2021 GRADUATION

A) Certificate: Azubuike Daniel Onyebuchi

B) Diploma in Theology: Afolabi Timothy Olamide, Akinrinade Sunday Hezekiah, Careson Oviri-Oghene, Idowu Jonathan Authority, Iyesele Ifeanyi Divine, Imbia Maxfield Elangwe, Nwosu Michael Chukwuemeka, Oke Micheal Ayobamigbe, Orogbemi Mercy Abimbola (Miss)

From Ikorodu: Akinyemi Jacob, Amaowoh Joseph, Etimeffiok Akpan, Oshifejo Sunday, Oyemade Kuburat (Mrs) , Tonteh Walters  and Uduak Akpan from Agege, Joseph Westgarth Udoh and Nwoyi Azubuike.

C) Advanced Diploma in Theology: Adeyemi Samuel Olorunsogo, Adewunmi Emmanuel Oluwaseyi, Ajayi Funsho Jeremiah, Armstrong Ehiedu Pat-Okunbo, Enyi Amos Chikodinaka, Falodun Olutola, Israel Tajomavwo, Jude Canox David, Odeyemi Durojaye Oluwatomiloye, Olabode Samuel Ayomide, Oyeleke Felicia Idowu (Advanced Diploma in Women’s ministry) and Wayne Chisom Silas.

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM, KIDDIES ACADEMY

Report by Bro. Oke Nwosu Jonathan

We give all glory, honor and adoration to God Almighty for his guidance, protection and provision for the SOUTH WEST KIDDIES ACADEMY, BUTUBUTU VILLAGE, IBADAN

Students: At present, the School has 73 pupils in the Nursery and Basic section and 10 Students in the Secondary section, making 88. Over forty of these pupils are children of less privileged people in the church and in the community. These children are counting on you once more.

Staff: With God’s help, coupled with the Supports from Gahanna-Jefferson Church of Christ via Zachary and Kim Van Tassel, Cherry Llord and family, the School hired nine (9) Standard and Qualified teachers, taking different subjects in various classes. We have five (5) full time and four (4) part-time teachers working with the School.

Classrooms: The School has nine (9) conducive classrooms for learning, a library with different editions of textbooks and literature books.

Development: Of recent, the school purchased two sets of computer, printer, UPS, standing fan, and photocopier for the help and improvement of the pupils and the school as a whole.

In addition, the school management changed the appearance of the school building by painting it with a new and beautiful color.

Plans: The School is looking forward to having a Science laboratory.

In addition, it is in our plan to change the School uniform to a better and well presentable one.

The ten Students sponsors by Zach Van Tassel and Gahanna-Jefferson congregation and Cherry Lloyd are expressing their gratitude for the generosity of their sponsors. They are saying: THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! for your support and care for the less privileged children.

Appeal for partnership: We humbly request your support financially in the advancement of knowledge and assisting the less privileged.

We observed that most of our pupils in Southwest School of Evangelism Kiddies Academy sometimes attend school without breakfast. Some hardly feed due to financial incapabilities of parents and gaudiance of these young children. So,we came up with a plan of feeding them, at least twice in a week (Monday and Wednesday). This plan will commence Lord’s willing from next academic session which will begin in September 2021 and it will cost us, at least, N10,000 ($25) weekly.

We shall be so glad and greatly grateful if you could become the source of joy to these less privileged children by partnering with us in this nation building to the glory of God.

May God continue to bless all our supporters, parents, well-wishers and the school management and lift the school higher unto greater heights in Jesus Christ name, Amen.

Yours in His service……Oke Nwosu Salvation Jonathan.

BVBIN & SWSE Newsletter

Vol. 16 No 3 (swsevangibadan2016@gmail.com)                                                         July.- September. 2021

From the DIRECTOR’S DESK

Tel:  08056129310, 08126499577

Compliments of the season to you all. We give God the Father all glory and honor for His Mercy and Love to us all. Here are the reports of some of our activities from first week of May through the first week of July 2021.

BIRTH OF THE LORD’S CHURCH IN ARAMOKO – EKITI , EKITI STATE:

In obedience to the Master’s order in Matthew 28:19-20, some of the staff, students and our graduates (preaching in Ekiti State) evangelized Aramoko town from early morning of  May 3 till 9, 2021. They started the first church worship in Chief Eluku’s house, (Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area of Aramoko town) with five converts, eleven students of BVBIN &  SWSE, Ibadan, one of the instructors named Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, a graduate of WNCC named Bro. Lawanson Akinola and a WBSFUW named Bro. Amos Olusegun.

We were lucky to get an uncompleted building for the sum of N200,000 in Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area and the school was able to assist in the payment of N100,000 while the remaining balance of N100,000 will be paid Lord’s willing on August.

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME 109 SHARED:

Free distributions and posting of VOTI Volume 109 commenced on May 3 and as of June ending our records show that about 5,750 copies of the recent publication of VOTI has been distributed across the Republic of Nigeria.

Report reaching our office shows that the recent publication also assisted the Lord’s church in converting many souls into Christ’s body during May and June Seminars/Campaigns while many brethren were edified.

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MAY 24:

Classes for the last semester of this session commenced on May 24 and will end Lord’s willing on July 23, 2021. Then, followed by a month practical work, that is, Teaching Practice between July 24 and August 22, 2021. The one month Teaching Practice will cost us between $500 to $700 because most of the students will be working with young congregations across the country, Nigeria.

The instructors for the fourth Semester at the Ibadan campus are Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Makinde John, Bro. Guda Silas, Bro. Oladokun Samuel, Bro. Lawrence Dada, Bro. Andrew Adeolu and I (Bro. Makinde Ebens).

AJIA CHURCH AUDITORIUM:

Work is progressing as we put to use, the recently roofed church auditorium at Ajia town, Ibadan , Oyo State. We were able to construct four iron doors for the four entrances, fix window frames, three doors and windows burglars, flooring and plastering of one bedroom in the preacher’s quarter between May 18 and 29, 2021; including the fixing of WC toilet in the first week of June 2021. We opened the auditorium for the Lord’s worship on June 13, 2021 with twelve brethren.

BROTHER KEITH KASARJIAN’S VISIT TO NIGERIA:

The Director of BVBID Extension program, Bro. Keith Kasarjian visited our troublesome country, Nigeria in spite the insecurity in our country between May 16 through 24 and met with most of the BVBIN campuses in the country starting from Lagos. He ended his trip in Abia State.

We greatly appreciate his great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. Our fervent prayer is that the Lord keep on blessing all the gospel ministers throughout the world  in Jesus Christ name, amen.

ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING/BREAK AND JUNE WEEKEND EVANGELISM

May 2021 Vocational training/break of this session resulted in the conversion of thirteen souls and restoration of eighteen erring brethren while the Lord added two denominational pastors to His body in the month of June (1 at Butubutu village and 1 in Ajia). All our students and staff were actively involved in the weekend evangelism/campaigns in their different locations and gratitude unto the Lord blessing our joint efforts.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In May 2021, with God on our side, coupled with the financial assistance rendered by the Austin Chapel Church of Christ, and Bro. Chad Wagner, we succeeded in planting the Lord’s Church in Aramoko town of Ekiti State. We also assisted in the payment of half of the funds for the purchase of an uncompleted building for the church meeting place at Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area in Aramoko town.

Another accomplishment this quarter is the conversion of two denominational pastors in the month of June 2021 in Ibadan as the result of our continuous evangelization of Ajia town and Butubutu Village, Ibadan, Oyo State.

CHALLENGES:

  1. Even though, we have received contributions to the tune of N98, 000 so far from our Nigerian brethren and $700 from brethren in USA ($200 from Bro. Doug Wheeler and family and $500 from Bro.Steven Archraft and associate) , the School is still in need of over $500 for the successful hosting of her 19th Annual Bible Lectureship and Graduation ceremony scheduled to come up from August 25th-27th, 2021 at Butubutu Village, Ibadan.
  2. We are in need of at least the sum of N30, 000 ($75) monthly supports to assist one of our graduates who have shown interest in ministering in the just planted congregation in Aramoko town, Ekiti State.
  • The school is also in need of a Mini Gospel Chariot for evangelization of both Urban and Rural areas of the Western States of Nigeria. This will cost us between $6,500 to $7,000 for truck, durable chairs, speakers, 2.5kwa generator, lectern, construction of a stage and other necessary things.

SERMON: (Unknown Author)

Trust In the Lord (Psalm 37 ;Jer.17:5-8; John 14:1,2; Hebrew 4:13)

I͟ t͟o͟o͟k͟ my c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟ t͟o͟ the t͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟ a͟n͟d͟ told h͟i͟m͟ t͟o͟ f͟i͟x͟ t͟h͟e͟ l͟i͟t͟t͟l͟e͟ o͟p͟e͟n͟i͟n͟g͟ n͟e͟a͟r͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟o͟c͟k͟e͟t͟. T͟h͟e͟ m͟a͟n͟ t͟u͟r͟n͟e͟d͟ t͟h͟e͟ c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟ i͟n͟s͟i͟d͟e͟ o͟u͟t͟ a͟n͟d͟ b͟e͟g͟a͟n͟ t͟o͟ T͟E͟A͟R͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟o͟c͟k͟e͟t͟ w͟i͟t͟h͟ h͟i͟s͟ h͟a͟n͟d͟s͟.

H͟a͟h͟! I͟ w͟a͟s͟ l͟i͟k͟e͟, “I͟ s͟a͟i͟d͟ y͟o͟u͟ s͟h͟o͟u͟l͟d͟ s͟e͟w͟, n͟o͟t͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟”. S͟o͟ I͟ s͟h͟o͟u͟t͟e͟d͟, ‘Y͟o͟u͟ a͟r͟e͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ m͟y͟ c͟l͟o͟t͟h͟?’

B͟u͟t͟ h͟e͟ r͟e͟p͟l͟i͟e͟d͟ “I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟”. T͟h͟o͟s͟e͟ t͟w͟o͟ w͟o͟r͟d͟s͟ s͟a͟n͟k͟ i͟n͟t͟o͟ m͟e͟ l͟i͟k͟e͟ a͟ h͟e͟a͟v͟y͟ s͟t͟o͟n͟e͟ s͟i͟n͟k͟s͟ i͟n͟ w͟a͟t͟e͟r͟. I͟ c͟o͟u͟l͟d͟n͟’t͟ t͟a͟l͟k͟ a͟g͟a͟i͟n͟.

H͟e͟ is͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟, a͟n͟d͟ I͟ am j͟u͟s͟t͟ a͟ c͟u͟s͟t͟o͟m͟e͟r͟. E͟v͟e͟n͟ t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟ I͟ c͟o͟u͟l͟d͟n͟’t͟ r͟e͟l͟a͟t͟e͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ w͟i͟t͟h͟ s͟e͟w͟i͟n͟g͟ b͟u͟t͟ t͟h͟e͟ T͟a͟i͟l͟o͟r͟ s͟a͟y͟s͟ “I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟”.

G͟o͟d͟ i͟s͟ s͟a͟y͟i͟n͟g͟, ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

H͟e͟ h͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ y͟o͟u͟r͟ c͟o͟m͟p͟l͟a͟i͟n͟t͟s͟. F͟a͟t͟h͟e͟r͟, M͟y͟ f͟i͟a͟n͟c͟e͟e͟ j͟u͟s͟t͟ l͟e͟f͟t͟ m͟e͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟o͟ m͟o͟n͟e͟y͟ t͟o͟ p͟a͟y͟ f͟o͟r͟ m͟y͟ r͟e͟n͟t͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ w͟a͟s͟ r͟e͟j͟e͟c͟t͟e͟d͟ & a͟b͟u͟s͟e͟d͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’. I͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟o͟ m͟o͟n͟e͟y͟ t͟o͟ c͟a͟t͟e͟r͟ f͟o͟r͟ m͟y͟ n͟e͟e͟d͟s͟… ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

S͟o͟ m͟a͟n͟y͟ t͟i͟m͟e͟s͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟ i͟s͟ f͟i͟x͟i͟n͟g͟ u͟s͟, H͟e͟ s͟t͟a͟r͟t͟s͟ b͟y͟ ‘t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟’ u͟s͟. T͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ o͟u͟r͟ c͟o͟n͟f͟i͟d͟e͟n͟c͟e͟ i͟n͟ o͟u͟r͟s͟e͟l͟v͟e͟s͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ a͟l͟l͟ o͟u͟r͟ p͟h͟i͟l͟o͟s͟o͟p͟h͟i͟e͟s͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ o͟u͟r͟ p͟r͟i͟d͟e͟ a͟n͟d͟ f͟a͟k͟e͟ h͟u͟m͟i͟l͟i͟t͟y͟, te͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟s͟ w͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ d͟e͟a͟r͟ a͟n͟d͟ g͟i͟v͟i͟n͟g͟ u͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟s͟ that are truly dear.

T͟h͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟g͟ n͟e͟c͟e͟s͟s͟a͟r͟y͟ i͟s͟ w͟i͟s͟d͟o͟m͟. W͟i͟s͟d͟o͟m͟ t͟o͟ k͟n͟o͟w͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ i͟t͟ i͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟ a͟n͟d͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ i͟t͟ i͟s͟n͟’t͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟o͟r͟d͟. T͟h͟e͟ d͟e͟v͟i͟l͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟o͟ k͟i͟l͟l͟, G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟o͟ fi͟x͟. G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ o͟l͟d͟ t͟o͟ g͟i͟v͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ t͟h͟e͟ n͟e͟w͟. G͟o͟d͟’s͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ f͟i͟r͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ r͟e͟f͟i͟n͟e͟s͟ H͟i͟s͟ o͟w͟n͟. G͟o͟d͟’s͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟ a͟p͟p͟r͟o͟a͟c͟h͟e͟s͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ y͟i͟e͟l͟d͟s͟ t͟h͟e͟ p͟e͟a͟c͟e͟a͟b͟l͟e͟ f͟r͟u͟i͟t͟ o͟f͟ R͟i͟g͟h͟t͟e͟o͟u͟s͟n͟e͟s͟s͟.

S͟o͟ i͟n͟ r͟e͟a͟l͟i͟t͟y͟, G͟o͟d͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟s͟ n͟o͟ m͟a͟n͟, H͟e͟ o͟n͟l͟y͟ m͟a͟k͟e͟s͟. W͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ i͟t͟ t͟e͟a͟r͟i͟n͟g͟, H͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟s͟ i͟t͟ ma͟k͟i͟n͟g͟. W͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟ i͟t͟ b͟r͟e͟a͟k͟i͟n͟g͟, H͟e͟ c͟a͟l͟l͟s͟ i͟t͟ b͟u͟i͟l͟d͟i͟n͟g͟. H͟e͟ k͟n͟o͟w͟s͟ y͟o͟u͟ h͟a͟v͟e͟ n͟e͟e͟d͟ e͟v͟e͟n͟ b͟e͟f͟o͟r͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ a͟s͟k͟. T͟h͟a͟t͟’s͟ w͟h͟y͟ w͟h͟e͟n͟ w͟e͟ c͟o͟m͟p͟l͟a͟i͟n; H͟e͟ r͟e͟s͟p͟o͟n͟d͟s͟ t͟h͟u͟s͟: ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

“F͟o͟r͟ I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟ t͟h͟e͟ t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟t͟s͟ t͟h͟a͟t͟ I͟ t͟h͟i͟n͟k͟ t͟o͟w͟a͟r͟d͟ y͟o͟u͟, s͟a͟i͟t͟h͟ t͟h͟e͟ L͟O͟R͟D͟, t͟h͟o͟u͟g͟h͟t͟s͟ o͟f͟ p͟e͟a͟c͟e͟, a͟n͟d͟ n͟o͟t͟ o͟f͟ e͟v͟i͟l͟, t͟o͟ g͟i͟v͟e͟ y͟o͟u͟ a͟n͟ e͟x͟p͟e͟c͟t͟e͟d͟ e͟n͟d͟.” JE͟R͟E͟M͟I͟A͟H 29:11*                   

T͟r͟u͟s͟t͟ G͟o͟d͟.

Report of the meeting Bro Keith Kasarjian held with Directors of Bear Valley Bible Institute Lagos weekend schools, on Monday 17th may, 2021 at Ibi hotel Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria.

By Bro. Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo

INTRODUCTION:

Institutions grow because of innovations, which come because of new ideas, concepts and theories. Bear Valley Bible Institute is not an exemption. The need to grow the institution in the ever growing world have led diligent men like Brother Keith Kasarjian and the school faculty into research efforts which has resulted in new approaches intended to yield better results.

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

The main purpose of the meeting was to introduce the newly designed curriculum/syllabi to the directors of the Lagos weekend schools and give them the necessary information and training on how to use/implement the syllabi for efficiency and effectiveness in the teaching/learning processes of the schools.

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

The aim of the meeting was to train the directors who would in turn train the instructors on the way to use the newly designed teaching outlines.

THE TRAINING

The training started at about 3:40pm with an introductory speech made by Brother Keith, where he stated that Bear Valley Bible Institute was in the process of standardization. According to him, the focus was to bring uniformity in the instructional outcome of the school wherever it exists in the world; a situation where the content of instructions, as well as the methodology would be the same everywhere with the intention of producing the same result. He presented the training on a video; using the video of how course 314 (God-head) could be taught as a model to explain how the rest of the forty-six (46) courses could be taught.

At the end of the video presentation, the participants asked questions which Brother Keith answered. He then presented to the participants, free soft copies of the courses’ outlines and instructional procedures with assessment and grading methods for further learning and training. A soft copy of E-Library was also presented to the Directors.

SUMMARY

Bro Keith made it categorically clear that what he had presented to us (the directors) was work-in-progress. According to him, work was still on-going in the development/upgrading of the courses’ materials as well as the school website. He requested our prayers for the success of the projects.

ATTENDANCE

Brother Etim Mfon (Director, Ikorodu Week-End School).

Brother Timothy Iwe (Director, Lagos Island Week-End School).

Brother Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo (Acting Director Agege Week-End School).

Brother Keith Kasarjian (Bear Valley Bible Institute USA).

Report of Bro Keith’s visit to Akure, the state capital of Ondo state.

By Bro. Victor Fasonu.

The purpose of Bro. Keith’s visit to Akure is about the need to set up a Bear Valley satellite Weekend Bible training in Ondo city, Ondo state. A meeting was set up in the auditorium of the Church of Christ, Ayedun quarter with Bro. Keith, Bro. Makinde, Bro. Victor Fasonu, Bro. Godwin Emmanuel, Bro Matthew Rowland, Bro. Philemon Ohaebuka, Bro. Timileyin Akilapa and Bro Awoniyi Kolawole all in attendance. 

 During the meeting, the following were agreed upon;

1. Bro. Keith agreed that there is a need to establish Bear Valley Bible School in the state to the glory of God.

2. For now the location should be in Ondo city, but, if need be; another satellite campus can come up in Akure city later too.

3. Bro. Keith agreed with the choice of the four instructors who chose to take up teaching responsibility in the proposed Bible-training program; with the hope of getting their credentials when he gets back to the USA for proper documentation of the school in Ondo city.

4.  A tentative agreement to kick-start the institute in the first week of July, 2021.

By the grace of God, the meeting ended around 11:35am. Bro. Makinde, Bro. Victor Fasonu and Bro. Godwin Emmanuel escorted Bro. Keith back to the airport.

SUCCESSFULL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 27, 2021 GRADUATION

A) Certificate: Azubuike Daniel Onyebuchi

B) Diploma in Theology: Afolabi Timothy Olamide, Akinrinade Sunday Hezekiah, Careson Oviri-Oghene, Idowu Jonathan Authority, Iyesele Ifeanyi Divine, Imbia Maxfield Elangwe, Nwosu Michael Chukwuemeka, Oke Micheal Ayobamigbe, Orogbemi Mercy Abimbola (Miss)

From Ikorodu: Akinyemi Jacob, Amaowoh Joseph, Etimeffiok Akpan, Oshifejo Sunday, Oyemade Kuburat (Mrs) , Tonteh Walters  and Uduak Akpan from Agege, Joseph Westgarth Udoh and Nwoyi Azubuike.

C) Advanced Diploma in Theology: Adeyemi Samuel Olorunsogo, Adewunmi Emmanuel Oluwaseyi, Ajayi Funsho Jeremiah, Armstrong Ehiedu Pat-Okunbo, Enyi Amos Chikodinaka, Falodun Olutola, Israel Tajomavwo, Jude Canox David, Odeyemi Durojaye Oluwatomiloye, Olabode Samuel Ayomide, Oyeleke Felicia Idowu (Advanced Diploma in Women’s ministry) and Wayne Chisom Silas.

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM, KIDDIES ACADEMY

Report by Bro. Oke Nwosu Jonathan

We give all glory, honor and adoration to God Almighty for his guidance, protection and provision for the SOUTH WEST KIDDIES ACADEMY, BUTUBUTU VILLAGE, IBADAN

Students: At present, the School has 73 pupils in the Nursery and Basic section and 10 Students in the Secondary section, making 88. Over forty of these pupils are children of less privileged people in the church and in the community. These children are counting on you once more.

Staff: With God’s help, coupled with the Supports from Gahanna-Jefferson Church of Christ via Zachary and Kim Van Tassel, Cherry Llord and family, the School hired nine (9) Standard and Qualified teachers, taking different subjects in various classes. We have five (5) full time and four (4) part-time teachers working with the School.

Classrooms: The School has nine (9) conducive classrooms for learning, a library with different editions of textbooks and literature books.

Development: Of recent, the school purchased two sets of computer, printer, UPS, standing fan, and photocopier for the help and improvement of the pupils and the school as a whole.

In addition, the school management changed the appearance of the school building by painting it with a new and beautiful color.

Plans: The School is looking forward to having a Science laboratory.

In addition, it is in our plan to change the School uniform to a better and well presentable one.

The ten Students sponsors by Zach Van Tassel and Gahanna-Jefferson congregation and Cherry Lloyd are expressing their gratitude for the generosity of their sponsors. They are saying: THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! for your support and care for the less privileged children.

Appeal for partnership: We humbly request your support financially in the advancement of knowledge and assisting the less privileged.

We observed that most of our pupils in Southwest School of Evangelism Kiddies Academy sometimes attend school without breakfast. Some hardly feed due to financial incapabilities of parents and gaudiance of these young children. So,we came up with a plan of feeding them, at least twice in a week (Monday and Wednesday). This plan will commence Lord’s willing from next academic session which will begin in September 2021 and it will cost us, at least, N10,000 ($25) weekly.

We shall be so glad and greatly grateful if you could become the source of joy to these less privileged children by partnering with us in this nation building to the glory of God.

May God continue to bless all our supporters, parents, well-wishers and the school management and lift the school higher unto greater heights in Jesus Christ name, Amen.

Yours in His service……Oke Nwosu Salvation Jonathan.

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