Ondo State, Nigeria Report

Report of Bear Valley Bible Weekend School, Ondo State Between November 2021 – January 2022.

Glory be to God in the Highest for His blessings, protection, and divine provision we all received from the Lord’s presence, we blessed the name of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, Amen. We thank God for another quarter in the life of the Bear Valley Bible weekend School in Ondo state. We have successfully concluded the first semester. I want to especially thank our international director of Bear Valley Schools, Brother Keith Kasarjian for his wonderful visit to the School in Ondo State on the 4th of December, 2021. His visit has boosted our morale for competitiveness in promoting sound and Biblical education among the students and all the brethren in our state, Ondo State. We all in the School appreciate his visit. God bless you, Sir. He also provided the sum of $700 for the need of the School including naira cash of #14,000 only, for the purchase of a Computer Laptop, three in one scanner photocopier, a printer, and tables for the use of learning for the students. I have bought all the items for the good use of the school.
Evangelism: in pursuant of the goal of Bear Valley Schools, the school in Ondo State went out to propagate the gospel in our respective areas (Ondo City & Akure City). We were out preaching the gospel of Christ on the 29th of January, 2022. In Ondo City, we were 13 in number that went out preaching the gospel including 3 instructors in the Odosida area of Ondo City. We had more than 10 prospects that we will work on and gladly directed them to a nearly Church of Christ for further Biblical discussion. We are praying for a fruitful preaching exercise.
Also, Akure Study Center is not left out of the work of preaching the gospel. 11 students went out to preach the gospel including 3 of our instructors who worked with them in the field. Their prospects show a willing heart for more study of the word. We pray that our God works through their hearts in believing the gospel.
Classroom activities: we blessed God for the successful completion of the First semester in the history of the School in Ondo State. So far, we have had 6 courses. From November to January 2022. We have had 3 courses completed both in the two study centers ( Ondo City & Akure City) the courses are, (1) Life of Christ – 2 (Mark). (2). Life of Christ -1 ( Matthew). (3). Life of Christ – 4 (John). 
In Ondo Study center, in November 2021, we had Life of Christ – 2 (Mark) by brother Philemon Ohaebuka as the instructor, while in the Akure study center in the same month of November 2021, brother Rowland Matthew taught Life of Christ -1 (Matthew). In December 2021, the Ondo study center had Life of Christ- 3 (Luke) by brother Timileyin Akilapa, while in the Akure study center, we had Life of Christ -4 (John) by brother Damilola Oke as the instructor. In January 2022, in the Ondo City study center, we had Life of Christ – 4 (John) by brother Damilola Oke, while in the Akure study center, we had Life of Christ – 3 (Luke) by brother Timileyin Akilapa. 
Honestly, Bear Valley Bible weekend schools in Ondo State are blessed with serious and active students, one of such students is brother David Eniafe. David Knife is one of the students at the Akure study center. David Eniafe is a Ph.D. student at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. Brother David Eniafe said that the MLA style of writing research has opened his eyes to the high standard of the School. He is very humble and willing to learn the Bible in Class. He is a blessing to the school, my loving brethren. He is one of the active members of the Church of Christ, 13, Leo Street.
Financial Report: as a School, we have received support for the school from August 2021 to December 2021. 
Miscellaneous: we have received support for the things we need as a school, when brother Keith visited us at the School on the 4th of December 2021. We are grateful for the support. God bless the Bear Valley School and the supporter of this noble work of training men for the service of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
We are indeed grateful for the privileges given to Ondo State to be part of history with Bear Valley Bible weekend Schools. On behalf Of our instructors and students here in Ondo state. We wish to reiterate our commitment to actively do our best in promoting the frontier of the School to a greater height in our dear state. 
Bear Valley Bible weekend School Coordinator, Fasonu Victor

SWSE Jan 2022 Field Report

Beloved in Christ Jesus.
On behalf of the staff, management of BVBIN &  SWSE- IBADAN and fellow WBSFUW team in Nigeria, we hereby express our profound gratitude for the support and kindness you all expressed towards the progress of the above ministry throughout the year 2021. We are very excited and proud to have you as our partners in the business of the Lord Jesus! Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy New Year.

Below is the summary of our January 2022 field reports:

OVERVIEW:

i- Second Semester Classes Concluded.

ii- School’s Schedule Ammended.

iii- Weekends Evangelism/Outreach.

iv-  20th Annual Leadership Seminar

SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES CONCLUDED: With God’s help coupled with the cooperation of my fellow instructors, we were able to conclude all 2nd Semester Classes, tests and projects successfully on January 28,2021.Lord’s willing, the 3rd Semester Classes will begin on January 31 through March 25 ,2022 before the students will embark on a month Vocational Training/preaching trips.
SCHOOL’S SCHEDULE AMMENDED: Since the Great Workshop has been shifted to August from February due to the global pandemic coupled with insecurities in almost all States of Nigeria, the school authority also decided to adjust the school’s schedule as follows: i- 3rd Semester Classes: January 31 through March 25ii- Vocational Training Weeks: March 26 through April 29iii- 4th Semester Classes: May 1 through July 1,2022iv- Final Teaching Practice for 2021/2022 Session: July 2 through August 14,2022v- 2022/2023 Session Begins: August 15,2022vi-  20th Annual Bible Lectureship & Graduation : August 24-26,2022
WEEKENDS EVANGELISM/ OUTREACH: The staff and students of BVBIN & SWSE-IBADAN continue in the evangelization of several towns across the Western States of Nigeria such as Butubutu Village, Jago, Badeku, Ajia, Igbooloyin, Egbeda, Felele, Asejire in Osun State, Asejire in Ondo State, Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti State, Idanre in Ondo State, Ifo in Ogun State, etc and the Lord crowned our joint efforts with six(6) conversions and seventeen(17) restorations of erring brethren between January 10 till date. The Lord also added 58 souls to His body and 14 erring brethren restored during the end of the year activities and a congregation planted in Ibeju area of Lagos State as a result of the efforts of our students, instructors, graduates and WBSFUW team.
20TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR 2022:Lord’s willing, our 20th Annual Leadership Seminar is coming up on March 9 through 11,2022 in Butubutu village Ibadan. This year Seminar will centered on “Practical Christianity- Studies from the Book of James”. Season ministers of God within and outside of Nigeria will ministers during this program. Bro. Chad Wagner is expected to serve as our guest speaker. The school is in need of $1,300 to $1,500 for the provision of three meals food, water and transportation fare for some of the speakers and sisters in the kitchen/Cooks
ABOUT A STUDENT: Bro. Akinrinade Sunday Hezekiah is one of our year-2- Students. Admitted in our ministerial department three years ago. Born in 1992 to Akinrinade family. He was converted through the VOTI book in 2018 at Ipetumodu, Osun State. He is presently the evangelist of Aramoko Ekiti congregation in Ekiti State. His mission is to be one of the bonafide ministers of God in and outside Nigeria.

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:

i- With the help of the Almighty God coupled with financial supports from Austin Chapel COC, Strickland COC, Liberty COC / VOTI, we were able to assist the Lord’s Church in Egbeda town ,Ibadan to purchase the church auditorium from the Omotunde family for the sum of N1,500,000.

ii- With the  financial supports from the brethren , we were able to get a better open space to erect a temporary meeting place for the Church of Christ in Badeku town. The Lord’s church in Badeku is one of the congregations planted through the school efforts some years ago. I worship with them on January 23 and they are growing rapidly. We were 26 in attendance (Men= 7. Women= 7. Children=  12) with total contribution of N2,050.

iii-  Also, the Lord used Bro. Chad Wagner and The Austin Chapel COC to assist us in the printing of over 30,000 copies of our local gospel tracts for this year’s outreach within and outside the Western States of Nigeria.


OUR CHALLENGE: i- The school is in need of $1,300 to $1,500 for the hosting of Church leaders and their wives and friends of the Lord’s Church in the forth coming 20th Annual Leadership Seminar that by God’s grace will be held at Butubutu Village, ” the home of BVBIN & SWSE-IBADAN” between March 9 through 11, 2022.ii- We are planning to purchase a plot of land in an open place for the Lord’s Church in Badeku before the end of this year so  they can start building on their permanent Church auditorium in Badeku town, one of the famous towns in Ona-Ara Local Government of Oyo State. Those willing to partners with us should kindly contact our amiable patron, Bro. Chad Wagner of Austin Chapel COC. No amount of money is too small or big to assist us in hosting over 200 brethren and friends of the Lord’s Church in this year annual Leadership Seminar and in helping the Lord’s Church in Badeku town having a land of their own.

CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for your love, care and supports towards the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa most especially in Nigeria. May the Lord continue to bless you all with sound health and wellness and prosperity in Jesus Christ name, amen. May your Joy be full. May God manifest His greatness in your life and family. May you live a victorious life throughout the year 2022 is our fervent prayers in Christ Jesus, amen.
I remain yours in His Grace as a servant,

Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE-IBADAN and WBSFUW)

Aramoko-Ekiti Outreach

Good afternoon from Oro town in Kwara State ,Nigeria.

We are here for a brief visit to a congregation planted some years ago by the SWSE foundation chairman, Bro. David Akinola where one of our graduates is now ministering since the exit of Bro. David Akinola two years ago.

As for the work in Aramoko-Ekiti, our students are still there working with Bro. Akinrinade Sunday till tomorrow noon.
The Aramoko-Ekiti outreach was graced by the three instructors from BVBIN-Lagos Island, two from Ikorodu, two from Ondo, ten from Ibadan (3 instructors and 7 students).
Even though no conversion yet as the results of the outreach that begin on Tuesday morning by Lagos team, but we are blessed with many prospects.
The Lagos team left yesterday morning due to this weekend assignments.
We conduct house to house evangelism in the morning and open-air Bible Lectureship in the evening in two centers. My team visited a community college in Aramoko-Ekiti to share the WBS correspondence courses on Thursday noon and over 300 introduction courses were distributed which will be collected back next week by Bro .Akinrinade Sunday.
In BVBIN -Agege, 19 students were in class,15 in Ikorodu, 7 in Lagos Island, 7 in Akure center and I’m yet to hear from Ondo center in spite my several sms to them.
Thanks for your concern and help in many ways.
I will be going back to Ibadan after tomorrow morning worship.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Our best regards to your family and associate.

September Field Report

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.

WEEKEND EVANGELISM

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.

OUR CHALLENGES:

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. 

CONCLUSION

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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Lagos Island for Aug-Oct 2021

LAGOS ISLAND CENTER REPORT August – October 2021.

INTRODUCTION: Greetings from Lagos Nigeria. As you read this report from Lagos Island Part Time Extension Program, we extend our hand of fellowship to all of you in different parts of the world benefitting from the great work of our mother school. May God’s strength be with every one of you as you work hard to achieve your set goals in the kingdom. Thanks to God for finding all of us worthy as veritable tools in His hands for the work of the kingdom.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: The last three months had been a very successful one in our classes as Christian Evidence was taught by Oluwafemi Adewuyi, James Luka took The Book of Job while Tim Iwe guided the students in the Scheme of Redemption. Adewuyi will be teaching Homiletics 1 from this weekend.

We need your devotional prayer for Lagos Island church for Lagos State Government is indiscriminately demolishing buildings in Obalende and its environs. A newly completed four-story building opposite the church hall was demolished last week Monday. Even some who have their complete documents were affected. We pray that God guides the church hall from the eye of these government officers. The school’s door is always open to new students at the beginning of each course. Two new students were admitted to our center in this last quarter of 2021.

We will be having the 1st Lagos State Study Centers Combine Seminar in Lagos Island church Hall on the 13th of November 2021. We hope that teachers and church leaders in Lagos will be in that meeting to discuss how to synergize in working for the Lord. Aids to Biblical Hermeneutics will also be part of our focus.

CAMPAIGN PROGRAM/MARKET EVANGELISM: We thank God as schools in the West of Nigeria are developing a working force in evangelism. For the second time, we all put forces together to visit and evangelize Aramoko in Ekiti State. Some of us spent 5 days and 3 days respectively. All the Instructors in Lagos Island Center were part of the team that did the work in Ekiti. The Market Evangelism program which involves some of our students is ongoing.

Our goal is to visit and work in new places two to three times yearly in the West of Nigeria. Pray with us that God leads the work.

WBS ONLINE STUDY HELPER: Thanks to God for the Online Study Helper work as it yielded to the conversion of a soul in Port Harcourt, Nigeria last month. Bro Anthony Oluria helped in following up with the young lady that got baptized.

On the Online Work: Am having the following records

Active Students: 259

Under Follow Up: 3

Competed Lessons: 4568

Certificates Awarded: 1040

Two souls also obeyed the gospel in my congregation last Sunday.

CONCLUSION: We will be perpetually grateful for your partnership in the Lord and the financial support that Stoney Point Church of Christ and their minister in the person of Terry Stinson has continued to provide for the work in Lagos Island.

Thanks and God bless you.

TIM IWE

Lagos Island Center Director

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Lagos Island Report

REPORT OF THE BEAR VALLEY BIBLE INSTITUTE – LAGOS ISLAND CENTER, May 2021 – July 2021.

INTRODUCTION: We thank God for holding us with gracious hands till date.We plead that you continue to remind us in Nigeria in your prayer. The level of insecurity in our Country continue to increase from day to day. However, Lagos is relatively peaceful and our work is going on well. In Lagos Island Center, getting more students has become our biggest challenge.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: As academic activates continues, we have taken 20 courses so far with Etim Nfon  taking Minor Prophets,  2 Corinthians taken  by  James Luka and How We God The Bible taught by Tim Iwe. One of our students in the person of Bro Friday Umoren relocated from Lagos to Akwa Ibom last month. We hope that he will continue with the new school over there.

CAMPAIGN PROGRAM/MARKET EVANGELISM: We thank God that our by monthly market evangelism is ongoing. We were in Cross River Plaza Trade Fair Complex for two weeks. Jasper Ndionuka and I are part of the main speakers in the program. I also visited one of the new congregations planted by Lagos Preachers located in Etegbin on Ojo. The church is doing well however, the effect of wind due to rain the day I visited was a challenge to the young congregation. Join us in praying for Etegbin church. The Landlord of the present meeting place was coincidentally celebrating his birthday the same Sunday and visited the church. I presented to him a copy of the Bible. 

WBS ONLINE STUDY HELPER: Thanks to God for finding one useful in helping students understand the mind of God through the WBS Online platform. The new formation in the site has helped in simplifying summary of ones activities.  

CONCLUSION: We are grateful to those partnering with us in the kingdom work. As we prospect for more students and think of greaterway to improve in bringing more students to Lagos Island, your prayer will be highly appreciated.

Thanks and God bless you.

TIM IWE                            

Lagos Island Center Coordinator. 

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.

If you’d like to support Makinde’s school, you can do so here.

Makinde’s May 2021 Report

Dear fellow servants of Most High God.

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Below are the summary of our activities in this month of May 2021.

OVERVIEW:

1. Birth of the Lord’s church in Aramoko Ekiti, Ekiti State.

2.  Voice of Truth International Volume 109 shared.

3. Fourth Semester Classes Commenced.

4.  Ajia Church Auditorium.

5. Bro. Keith Kasarjian’s visit to Nigeria

BIRTH OF THE LORD’S CHURCH IN ARAMOKO TOWN, EKITI STATE: In obedient to the Master order in Matthew 28:19-20, some of the staff, students and some of our graduates preaching in Ekiti State evangelized Aramoko Ekiti town from May 3 till 9,2021 and started the first church worship in Chief Eluku house, Temidire Steet, Oke-Egbe Area of Aramoko town with five converts, eleven students of BVBIN &  SWSE, Ibadan and one of the instructors named Bro. Emmanuel Godwin. We were lucky to get an incomplete building for the sum of N200,000 ($560USD) 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. **Can you help that? Please consider that HERE.

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL VOLUME 109 SHARED: Free distributions and posting of VOTI Volume 109 commenced on May 3 and as of May 20,our records show that over 5,000 copies of the recent publication of VOTI has been distributed across the Republic of Nigeria. Reports reaching our office shows that the recent publication also aid the Lord’s church in converting many souls into Christ’s body during this month seminars and campaigns..

SWSE FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MAY 24 :This session last semester classes commenced on May 24 and will come to an 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 4th Semester Classes at Ibadan are :Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Makinde John, Bro. Guda Silas, Bro. Oladokun Samuel, Bro. Lawrence Dada, Bro. Andrew Adeolu and myself (Bro.Makinde Ebens).

AJIA CHURCH AUDITORIUM: Work continue in other to put the just roofed church auditorium into use. We were able to construct four iron doors for the four entrances, fix the window frames, three doors and windows burglaries, flooring and plastering of one bedroom in the preacher’s quarters between May 18 and 29,2021 with the sum of N720,000.

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 Schools in our country starting from Lagos and ended his trip in Abia State. We appreciate so much is great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. May the Lord keep on blessings all the gospel ministers throughout the world is our fervent prayers in Jesus Christ name, amen.

ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING/BREAK: The just concluded Vocational training/break of this session resulted in the conversion of thirteen souls and restoration of eighteen erring brethren. All our students and staff were actively involved in the weekend evangelism / campaigns in their different locations and thanks be unto the Lord for making the month fruitful.

REPORT FROM FELLOW WBSFUW:

1. Bro. M.B.Archibong, one of the World Bible School Follow Up Workers in Uyo reported the conversion of four (4) souls on Wednesday, May 19 as the result of the just concluded WBS seminar in Mkpara Otop Village.

2. Bro. Lawanson Akinola, one of the WBSFUW in Ekiti State reported that two souls were added to the Lord’s body on May 23 as the result of his follow up in Ilogbo -Ekiti, Ekiti State.

ABOUT ONE OF OUR YEAR-2 STUDENTS : Bro.Silas ,Wayne Chisom is one of our year-2 students. Born on March 14,1988 at Aba, Abia State by Bro. & Sister Silas of Okpuala Umugwor Village. Become a member of the Lord’s church in 2006. A BSC holder from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia, Abia State. His mission after the August graduation is to become one of the seasoned ministers of God in the Eastern States of Nigeria.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT: With God on our sides coupled with the financial assistance of $820 rendered by Austin Chapel Church of Christ, we were able to evangelized Aramoko Ekiti from the early morning of May 3 through the noon of May 9,2021. We give  God be the glory and honor for making our dream of planting the Lord’s Church in Aramoko town a reality.

CHALLENGES:

1. The school is in need of at least $1,500 for the successful hosting of her 19th Annual Bible Lectureship and Graduation ceremony that by God’s grace is coming up from August 25-27,2021 at Butubutu village Ibadan. As usual, we are looking unto Bro. Steven Ashcraft and associate for the gift of at least $500 and to Bro. Chad Wagner and associate for the gift of at least $700 while I hope to raise the balance of about $300 within the brethren in Nigeria.

2. 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.

CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for your partnership and great support. May the Lord keep on blessings all our joint effort in Christ Jesus, amen.

I remain yours in His Grace as a servant……Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan and WBSFUW)


NB: Pictures of Aramoko Ekiti Evangelism, Church building and several Evangelism in the month of May 2021

Lagos Island Report

REPORT OF THE BEAR VALLEY BIBLE INSTITUTE – LAGOS ISLAND CENTER,  February 2021 – April 2021.

INTRODUCTION: Greetings from the staff and students of Lagos Island Center of Bear Valley Bible Institute Extension Programme, Nigeria. We once again thank God that we are found worthy to be part of this great work in Nigeria and Africa in general. The new normal is becoming part of our life these days in our nation. Nigeria needs your prayer as we are facing serious insurgency. Insecurity has taken over many parts of the Country. However, God is faithful in caring for the elect. Lagos where Am working is relatively peaceful and secure as it is the commercial nerve of the country.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: We have successfully completed 17 circles in our center. In this last quarter: Marriage & Family life was taught by Odoh Emmanuel, Genesis to Deuteronomy handled by Oluwafemi Adewuyi and Congregational Development was just concluded by Godwin Emmanuel. 10 students were regular in this quarter out of 14 students who registered in the school presently. I was in Butubutu Ibadan for their 19 Annual Bible lectures. It was a great and eye opening discussion about Satan and his Mission. Happy to serve as one of the speakers. I also witnessed the ordination of additional Elders in Jakpa congregation in Warri Delta state where Bro Abiodun Adegeroge also spoke during the program.

CAMPAIGN PROGRAM/MARKET EVANGELISM: The Market Evangelism Public Preaching in the month of April was successful. We visited Ondo Plaza in Balogun in the popular International Trade Fair Market Ojo, Lagos. I spoke from Mark 5 on the topic: Only Jesus Can Help You. We will be going there coming Thursday on one on one discussion. We had a soul obey the gospel two weeks ago from this effort. Also I just came back lst night from Aramoko in Ekiti state where Bro Ebens Makinde, his students and Preachers in the area spent a week in campaign for Christ. 3 souls were added to the church as the time of filling this report and we hope that a congregation will start worshipping this Sunday in this area.

WBS ONLINE STUDY HELPER: I want to thank Bro Doug Wheeler for helping me out in contacting Edie Connel who has been of help in navigating the new platform of the Online WBS Site. Helping students learn online is a very interesting work with its challenges. Am having 561 Certificates awarded, 3741 lessons completed and 20 active students presently.  

CHALLENGES: Electricity is the main challenge I am having presently in the ongoing work.

CONCLUSION: Glory be to God for the good work going on in this part of the world through your prayer and support. Thanks to Stoney Point Church of Christ for their support and prayer for us. Also thanks to the authority fo Bear Valley Institute for increasing our support. Studies are continuing in our center and we hope more students will come in soon.

Thanks and God bless you.

TIM IWE                            

Lagos Island Center Director

**If you’d like to help the school there, you can do so HERE.

Southwest School of Evangelism 1st QTR Report

BVBIN & SWSE NewsletterVol. 16, No 2 (swsevangibadan2016@gmail.com)   

April – June2021
A Quarterly Publication of BVBIN & SWSE Located in Butubutu Village via Badeku/Jago, Ona-Ara L.G.A Box 35606, Agodi, Ibadan ,Oyo State, Nigeria.

We Praise Thee, O God, For the Son of Thy love. For Je-sus who died, and is now gone above Hal-le-lu-jah! Thine the glo-ry, Hal-le-lu-jah… (SOC:446; Yoruba 361)

Both the students and staff of BVBIN & SWSE IBADAN offered this and many songs of praises unto God on February 22 as we see the beginning of Third Semester Classes happily and successfully.

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, 105,106&108) and Mission Printing International booklets, free gospel cassettes from West Olive congregation, AZ and packs of our local tracts were distributed freely to many of the congregations present. Some of the dignitaries that participated 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)Bro. Olorode Babatunde (representing Bro. Abiola Joseph Olusoji, Director-BVBIN, Agege, Lagos state), others include: Bro.Taiwo Sunday, Bro. Otuwo Brain, and many others.
In addition, graduates of BVBIN & SWSE-Ibadan such as Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Okoro Chinyere and Bro. Samuel Oladokun moderated the Three-Day Seminar while Bro. Ohaebuka Philemon, Bro. Akilapa Samuel and Bro. Akinyoola Michael served as our songs leaders.

WEEKEND EVANGELISM / CAMPAIGNS: In spite of our tight schedule, our weekend evangelism/ campaigns were effective in the six centers as our tradition -Bro. Oke Michael and his group evangelized Butubutu village and environment throughout the weekend in the months of February through third weeks of April. Bro. Iyesele Ifeanyi and his group evangelized Jago, Kupalo and environment. Bro. Abel Asang (one of the students from English speaking area of Cameroon) and his group evangelized Badeku town .Bro. Idowu Jonathan and his group evangelized Egbeda town from Friday evening until Sunday evening. Bro. Ozie Thomas and his group evangelized Ajia town while Bro.Akinrinade Sunday and his group evangelized Igbo-Oloyin town. All in Oyo State. Over 2,500 WBS correspondence courses were freely shared during the month of February through April while about 2,000 were returned by the students and have been posted to WBSTC (c/o Bro. Joel Coppinger in California, USA).

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: This quarter recorded great achievements – the Lord made these possible by the financial supports from both our supporters in USA and Nigeria. Firstly, we thank the Lord and all our supporters for the successful hosting of our 19th Annual Leadership Seminar of March 24-26.Secondly, the school was able to pay off her outstanding balance of N865, 000 being part of the money loaned in September 2019 for the upgrading of the school building. Thirdly, the Lord assisted us to complete the roofing of the auditorium of Ajia congregation, filling up the floor, digging of the soak-away and setting up the blocks for the soak away. Lastly, the South West Kiddies Academy blocks now wear a new look. To God be the glory and honor!

APPRECIATION: We deeply appreciate the Lord for His goodness and mercies towards us. We equally appreciate all our supporters (both home and abroad). And in particular – Bro. Joel Coppinger & associate, Bro. Steven Ashcraft & associate, Bro.Chad Wagner & associate, Bill & Anita Pennel, Zach & Kim Van Tassel, Dorman & Donna Lough, Doug & Diane Wheeler, Sister Faye Bach & family, Sister Cherry Lloyd & family, Sister Lella Holley & associate, Oceanside congregation & Bro. John Branard, Westolive congregation & Bro.Bob Milstead, Bro. Jerry Bates & VOTI family, Austin Chapel congregation, SWSE Board members, Bro. Keith Kasarjian & BVBID family and all other well wishers.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Lord’s willing, the BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan will be working with her graduates and some preachers working in Ekiti State in the evangelization of Aramoko town in Ekiti State with the aim of planting the Lord’s church in that town of over two million populace without the Lord’s church from evening of May 2 through 9,2021.We appreciate the Austin Chapel congregation for their support towards this mission work. 

CONCLUSION: We thank all our supporters in Nigeria and America for the moral and financial assistance rendered towards the growth of the Lord’s work in Nigeria. May the Lord keep on blessings all our work together in Christ name, Amen. Sincerely Yours in His grace as a servant, Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi

BVBID DEGREE PROGRAMME: Two of the Instructors (Bro. Makinde Ebens & Bro.Isaac Olaniyan) for the BVBID degree programme have been putting head together a week before the supplementary class of March 22-24 on Research and Writing-1.Seven out of the twelve students for the BVBID Degree Programme arrived on Sunday evening of March 21. By 8:00am on Monday, the course instructor, Bro. Isaac Olaniyan started the presentation on Research and Writing-1 following the MLA 8th Edition format and by Wednesday afternoon, the class was concluded to allow the degree students participate in the 19th Annual Leadership Seminar that was held in Doug Wheeler Hall, Butubutu Village Ibadan. Students present are Bro. Mfon Etim, Bro. Okoro Chinyere, Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro. Shotola Segun, Bro. Unoke Onyekachi, Bro. Eze Mbaraoye and Bro. Fasonu Victor. We thank the BVBID team and Bro. Steven Ashcraft for giving us such a great privilege. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless the Board of Directors of BVBID, USA and their supporters. We are now looking forward to welcoming the Director of the programme, Bro. Steven Ashcraft for the next class of August 2021.Yours in the Soul Winning Business, Mfon Etim Adeh.

   MARCH 24 – 26, 2021 LEADERSHIP SEMINAR (By Bro. Oke Michael Ayobamigbe)Over 150 church leaders witnessed the leadership program that came up between March 24- 26, 2021 from 13 states of the Federation in which all students and instructors were actively involved in the program.The program started with registration, followed by opening hymn and prayer at 02:30pm. The speakers on the first day were Bro. Makinde Ebens, Bro. Israel Tajomavwo, Bro. Guda Silas and Bro. Timothy Iwe. They spoke for 50 minutes each on the theme of the program: “SATAN AND HIS MISSION.” At 06:00pm, dinner was served, subsequently followed by evening devotion led by Bro. Tobi Emmanuel as the song leader while Bro. Mfon Etim delivered the sermon. During the course of the programme, the drama group also came up to present a short drama on the theme: “Satan and his Mission”. Light out at 11:45pm.Day 2 – Bro. Akinlapa Samuel was the song leader while Bro. Imbia Maxfield was the sermoner. We gathered for breakfast after that the opening hymn and prayer was said, while Bro. Ayobami Akanji, Bro. Ayobami Ogunjimi, Bro. Noel Brain Otuwo, Bro. Sunday Taiwo, Bro. Armstrong Pat-Okunbo were the speakers. We gathered for dinner by 6:30pm after which the devotion came up, Bro. Ajiteru Olufemi anchored the prayer section and light out was at 11:50pm.Day 3 – Bro. Oviri Careson was the song leader while Bro. Samuel Nwoeka was the sermoner. After this, breakfast was served. Followed by opening hymn and prayer – the speakers for the day were Bro. Victor Fasonu, Bro. Paul Akinwale, Bro. Adekunle Adeyemi and Bro. Adekunle Sunday. After the question/answer session, announcement, closing hymn, and prayer, group pictures followed by 3:34pm on Friday. We ate lunch and everyone departed to their various destinations with different gifts/packages. Lastly, we express our sincere gratitude to all the donors, moderators, interpreters, ushers, school management, school foundation and board members.

admission form STILL on sale. Application forms for admission into 2021/2022 Academic Year for 1-Year full time studies of the Bible and 1-Year Advanced Diploma programme at the Ibadan main campus are now on sale. Also, forms for 4 years part-time studies at Lagos BVBIN- Agege,  Ikorodu, and Lagos Island are now on sale in the School Campus, Butubutu Village, Ibadan and The Church of Christ at Agege, Owutu-Ikorodu & Lagos Island for N500/ N1,000 only.1-Year training for brethen who are 2 years and above in the faith, with excellent performance both on the field and in the class. Prospective applicants must be faithful members of the Church of Christ and must possess at least a Secondary School Leaving Certificate with four Credits for Diploma Program, and a Diploma in Bible Related Courses from any of the Bible School organized by the members of The Church of Christ, for those applying for Advanced Diploma program. In addition, candidates must provide a letter of recommendation from the local church where the applicant placed his/her membership.

VOCATIONAL STUDIES AVAILABLE AT IBADAN – for two to three years are Modern Agric, Motor Mechanic, Carpentry & Joinery, Block & Concrete, Catering, Electrification, Computer, Graphic & Prints, Fashion Designing, NAPPMED, Aluminum & PVC Ceiling & Windows, etc. Examination and Interview for 2021/2022 Session will come up on July 10&24, 2021 @ Butubutu Village, Ibadan by 10:00am.Resumption Date for Successful Students: August 16, 2021 Lord’s Willing. A warm welcome awaits incoming student!
Note: Please, remember that tuition and accommodation are free in addition to weekly allowance for faithful students.
APPLY NOW!
Bro. Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The Chief Servant of BVBIN & Swse, Ibadan)

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