Beloved in Christ Jesus.
Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the hope and the spirit of the saints.Below is the summary of our activities in the Lord in this month of September 2021.
FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS
This session began on August 16 ,2021 and will come to an end Lord’s willing on November 15 followed by a month Vocational Training for our year-1-students while the year-2-students will embark on preaching trip within and outside the Western States of Nigeria. Bro. Isaac Olaniyan is handling Life of Christ-1(Matthew), 1,2 & 3 John and Church Problems; Bro. Kayode Eniafe is in-charge of Scheme of Redemption, OT & NT Survey and OT History; Bro. Andrew Adeolu is handling Godhead and The Pentateuch; Bro. John Makinde is handling Research and Writing-1 and NT Church-1; Bro. Silas Guda Mazi is handling Denominational Doctrines and OT Wisdom-1(Job & Ecclesiastes) while I (Bro. Makinde Ebens)is in-charge of Evangelism-1(Personal Evangelism), Prison Epistles and Systematic Theology.
As scheduled, the year-1 Students and staff of the BVBIN & SWSE IBADAN embarked on what they love most, that is, weekend outreach in all the Saturdays and Sundays in the month of September. We were divided into five groups while our year-2 Students now attached with some young congregations within the Western States of Nigeria.
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP TEAM
Our WBSFUW team continue in reaching more souls with the gospel of Christ through the WBS Correspondence Courses. Bro. Kayode Eniafe and Bro. Dele Shotola visited four Schools in Osun State (Community High School, Ayepe; Orile-Owu Grammar School; Field Street and Smammah Comprehensive College, Apomu) and 114 enrollment was recorded. Bro. Matthew Rowland visited two High School in Akure, Ondo State ( Fiwasoye Grammar School and Oba-Ile Junior High School) and 555 Introduction collected out of 600 distributed in the first week of September. And Bro. Akilapa Samuel enrolled 155 people for WBS Correspondence program in the city of Ondo in Ondo State. All these were part of the parcel posted this month to World Bible School Tulare County, California under the directorship of Bro. Joel Coppinger.
NEXT PREACHING TRIP
Lord’s willing, the Instructors of BVBIN-Schools in the Western States of Nigeria (Ibadan, Lagos and Ondo State) will be re-visiting the young congregation in Aramoko-Ekiti ,Ekiti State from October 19-24,2021.The BVBIN & SWSE IBADAN will be represented by myself (Bro.Makinde) Bro.Kayode Eniafe and Seven of our year-2-Students. And on October 23, I will be visiting the Church of Christ in Oro, Kwara State with Bro.Kayode Eniafe to encourage the Church planted there by our foundation chairman (Bro.David Akinola) during his active service in Kwara State. One of our graduates (Bro.Akindele Joseph)is now ministering in Oro congregation.
COVID HELP FROM WORLD EVANGELISM TEAM
The one time Covid help from World Evangelism and Sister Betty Choate and associate will be shared with twelve brethren from ten congregations in Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun and Lagos States and for feeding over fifty children of the less privileged people in our South West Kiddies Academy located in Butubutu village, Ibadan from September through December 2021.We deeply appreciate the kind-gesture extended by the World Evangelism Team, USA to those who are badly affected by this global pandemic. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all you do for His name is our fervent prayers. Amen.
ABOUT ONE OF OUR STUDENTS
Bro. Daniel Salvation hail from Ogbe, Edo State, Nigeria. Born in the year 1996 to the family of Bro. and Sister Daniel Ayomide Goodness. His father is from Ogbe, Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State and mother from Otuo in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State. He was added to the Lord’s Church in January 2010 through the effort of Bro. Paul Ajeh (Minister of Church of Christ, Ogbe). At the age of ten, he had his First School Leaving Certificate from Orukpa Primary School in Ogbe in the year 2006. He began his secondary school education in 2007 at age eleven. Due to the death of his grandparents In 2006, his family relocated to Igarra (a town in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State) where he started school at Universal Group of Schools. In 2009 his father took him to another school (Saint Paul’s Anglican Grammar School also in Igarra town) where he obtained West African Examination Council (WAEC) results in the year 2012. During this time, he worshipped with Idiba Church of Christ Igarra. He was admitted into BVBIN & SWSE IBADAN in year 2020. His greatest desire in life is to serve God and win souls for His kingdom after his tertiary education.
ACCOMPLISHMENT: I loaned the sum of N1,500,000 on August 10 for tilling School’s Hall (popularly known as Doug Wheeler Events Center) between August 13 through 21 which I hope to pay back in installments with my BVBIN assistant director’s allowance and other Supports from Oceanside Church of Christ and that of Dorman & Donna Lough from the last quarter of this year through the last quarter of year 2022 Lord’s willing.
1. We are in need of at least the sum of N30, 000 ($75) monthly supports to assist one of our year-2-students (Bro. Akinrinade Sunday Hezekiah) who have shown interest in ministering in the just planted congregation in Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti State.
2. The school is also in need of a Mini Gospel Chariot or a Twelve Seater Bus for evangelization of both Urban and Rural areas of the Western States of Nigeria. This will cost us at least $7,000 for truck, durable chairs, speakers, 2.5kwa generator, lectern, construction of a stage and other necessary things or $4,500 for a first class second hand used bus.
We deeply appreciate you all for your moral and financial supports toward the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa most especially in Nigeria. May the great God keep on blessings all you do for His name is our fervent prayers.
I remain your fellow servant of God,Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi
For & On behalf of the BVBIN & SWSE IBADAN
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