Rivers State ACTION!

Breaking News!

Students of Bear Valley Bible Institute Rivers State, Nigeria were sent out for two weeks practical field work in January 2021. The report sheets gathered from various congregations visited showed that the 53 students visited 53 congregations in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo States in Nigeria.

The students conducted Sunday services, Bible classes, prayer meetings, visitations and evangelism programs.

They had a total of 15 baptisms, 21 restorations and encouraged many weak brethren.

Bear valley is indeed, working in Rivers state Nigeria.

REPORT BY ANTHONY OLOURIA, SCHOOL DIRECTOR

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1st QTR 2021 Report from Mike Udam

REPORT OF WORK FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021

I am delighted to share with you the report of work for the months on January, February, and March 2021.

The church witnessed 20 New birth through baptism, and one very significant restoration – a man that was baptized in the early 1990 and whose wife was converted to the faith six years ago turned himself in and reconciled with God.

Under this period, we did not record any withdrawal of fellowship even though we are still having members that are very epileptic in their attendance.

In February, the church organized her annual couples retreat to help shape the tone of couples living with each other in proper Bible-defined harmony. Over 80 couples attended and the bond of friendship in marriage was renewed.

In March, the church planted a very big farm for me to cater for my feeding. Since it is a rural congregation, that is the best they can do to support the work of their preacher.

Arrangements have been concluded to establish a congregation this year in a neighboring village. For the next quarter, all my evangelism efforts shall be focused in that area, and with God on our side, we will set up a congregation there.

Keep us in your prayers.

Within this first quarter, follow-up work with WBS students was resumed. We hope to have a WBS seminar sometime in July Lord willing and if the funds are available.

We are also struggling to finish our mission house where we hope to be keeping most of the visitors that come here to work with us. We have plastered and now we are at the stage of fixing doors and windows.

Thank you for supporting me to work out here. I am grateful.

My family shall be heading to Enugu state tomorrow April 1st for a four-day Family Retreat. It is a time once in every year where we go out and meet other Christian families and spend time together in fellowship during the Easter period.

I am doing well in health and the Lord is faithful to me.

God bless you all.

**If you’d like to help in Mike Udam’s good work, you can do so HERE.

Ilori Gbenga’s Jan-Mar 2021 Report

JANUARY  -MARCH 2021

The WBS students from different denominations churches who study with the WBS correspondence courses  have completed there seven lessons course and now graduated. Now, some are studying the advance course. “Christian Life” and “The Church”. About 12students graduated and two have been baptized and added to the church of Christ Ewupe. Brother Gbenga Ilori(Evangelist COC Olugba),Brother Yakubu Jundu(Evangelist COC Ewupe) and Brother Dairo Joseph(Evangelist COC Ota) are the WBS Team workers doing these great Work in Ogun stare, Nigeria.

The 🎓 took place at Church of Christ Ewupe, Ogun state where we presented the graduant Certificate of completion and a copy of Bible to encourage them in 17th, January 2021. I enroll 200students with the WBS correspondence courses at “Legacy model seed school” Olugba, Ogun state in February and also enroll 150students at Imeko Comprehensive College, Imeko Ogun state, in March last week. 

I am now grading all my WBS students lessons with my WBS Team members. The WBS work in Ogun state is bringing more fruit in the kingdom of God Nigeria. 

Thanks. Gbenga Dare Ilori (WBS follow-up worker/Evangelist)

**If you’d like to support Ilori’s good work, you can do so HERE.

Sunday Solomon Udoh’s January-March 2021 Report

Greetings from my family.

I wish you the best in the Lord’s vineyard as we are partnering together in the spread of the gospel.

The 1st quarter of the year 2021, which is ending today has witnessed tremendous growth and success in the Lord’s kingdom due to WBS activities.

This is the summary of my report during the quarter:

·        Ikot Abasi Local Government: Six souls were baptized in the area during the 1st Sunday of January, 2021

·        Atai Otoro Abak: between 24th January and 7th February 2021, a total of two souls were baptized at Atai Otoro.

·        Another round of evangelism took place at Ikot Obiofuk in Atai Otoro on 14 February, 2021, there was no baptism. Many people were interested to study the Bible with the WBS.

·        A WBS student was baptized at Ukpom during the quarter after some period of Bible teaching.

·        Ikot Akpabio in Afahaobong also had one soul during the period.

·        In a bit to start a congregation at Obio Ndot in Abak, tremendous efforts are on the making. The 3rd week of February witnessed a large number of people in the area for house to house preaching and Open Air Service.

·        Abak Preachers/Leadership workshop: Took place at Ukpom during the period.

·        WBS Seminar/Evangelism, Ika L.G.A./Manta Edem Idim and Ikot Akwa Ebom, Abak, were well attended during the quarter. Bibles and other reading materials were given to some of the students.

·        Ikot Ekpeyak witnessed the conversion of four souls in the area during the quarter.

·        A Church was planted at Nto Oyom in Obot Akara L.G.A. during the weekend of 21st and 22nd March of 2021 with one soul added to the Lord during the occasion.

·        The three day evangelism at Ikot Edung in Uruan L.G.A brought ten souls to the Lord. Some pictures of events and baptisms are attached.

I wish your continued cooperation and support in the Lord’s work.

May God be with you.

Sunday Solomon Udoh

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Sekeme’s March Update

Greetings everyone,

It’s been a while and we hope that this update finds you well and staying safe as you continue to serve God faithfully.

We are doing well and staying safe even in the midst of prevalent economic hardship and insecurity that characterized our dear nation, Nigeria. We really need your prayers in relation to the numerous and  incessant attacks on the Christians by both the Boko Haram sects and the Fulani Herdsmen. Thousands of innocent souls have been led to their early graves! We live on the great mercies of God and the kindheartedness of people like you!

I was privileged to take my covid 19 vaccine last week. Nse is yet to take hers but will do that soonest. Two of our children had their birthdays recently: our last son Mmemaobong and Iniemem. Our last child was one on the March 23 while Iniemem was 12 on March 29. We celebrated both of them wonderfully and thank God on their behalves too.

My son Kufremfon will commence his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations on April 24. Please pray for him as well as others across West Africa that are taking the same examination.

Peace has gradually returned to Afaha Ikot Ebak area following the dust to dawn curfew enforced in the area by the government. Our brethren are doing fine including our recent convert Serena Usoro( on black dress in the pictures). Please remember this congregation and our brother, FearGod in your daily prayers. Abasiakan continues to do a wonderful work in that area with my help.

The campus Church of Christ in Ebonyi State have gotten a new student preacher who will lead the church in the next two years. His name is Idongesit Sunday Udoh to be assisted by brother Akanimo Udouko. They took over from Ernest Kalu( see Ernest having a handshake with Idongesit in the pictures). I will make another visit sometime in September or thereabout to Ebonyi State to encourage this brethren. Pray for the campus church in Ebonyi State! One baptism was recently reported from there as you can see in the pictures.

We were privileged to follow up on the four young people we met at the river while baptizing Okon Sampson. They are eager to study with us and with their zeal we visited their school recently and distributed over 400 Bible correspondence course enrollment forms. In company with me during this visit was brother Anietie, my wife and brother Micah. When school resumes after the easter break, we will make another visit to the school. A very good privilege brethren!

The church at Utu Ikot Ekpo continues to grow with all our new converts remaining committed to all the weekly activities. Brother Okon and Anietie are doing a very encouraging work likewise other old members. With their commitment to the Lord’s work, I am greatly encouraged in my preaching work with them.

Our studies on the Book of Acts continues to inspire and encourage the brethren. Last Sunday, we studied chapter 12. The past Sundays, I have been preaching on: “The Spiritual needs of others”, ” Lessons from Philip, the evangelist “, and ” Philip, the Evangelist and lessons on evangelism”.

I want to immensely thank many of you that have been a part of this wonderful work. I am greatly encouraged through your generosity and prayers.

Many brethren have responded to my request for funds to enable me purchase another Van following the total breakdown of our former 2000 model Sienna Bus . As I am writing this update, we’ve so far received $7,600 of the $10,000 needed for this Van purchase leaving a balance of $2,400 to complete the needed amount. Will you assist us with a one time financial gift to complete the needed amount? We will greatly appreciate and you can simply send your check to Chad Wagner at:

Austin Chapel Church of Christ, P.O.Box 98, Scotts Hill, TN 38374-0098.

Phone: (615)-542-6282. Email: Wagner.chada@gmail.com. May God richly bless you as you continue to support the cause of Christ.

Once again, thanks immensely for your love, financial support and prayers!

We will continue to do our best in reaching out to the lost with the gospel as long as the Lord allows us. Pray for us, our country and work as we do for all of you!

In Christian love,

Sekeme Ekaiko

**If you’d like to support Sekeme’s good work, you can do so here: SEKEME WORK FUNDS

**If you’d like to give toward Sekeme’s vehicle purchase, you can help him BUY A CAR

Fish Farming at Dorris-Chad

Farming is becoming a major way of sustaining  households in Nigeria. Things continue to go high and higher in prices in Nigeria daily.


To survive in our preaching work in Nigeria with a large family and large responsibilities, there is high need to farm.


Hence, we are into cassava farming on the school land. We are into Fish farm and newly into poultry farm.


Instead of buying fish or meat which is very costly now in Nigeria we can easily catch our fish or bird for our feeding, feed the widows through it and use the proceeds for other benevolent work including WBS work.


My wife is hardworking and she is a sweet partner/ coordinator especially in the cassava and poultry Farms.


The farms are creating much hope of sustenance in times of adversity.
Any support to improve and expand the farms will be appreciated. Contact Chad Wagner for any inquiries. Chad will be wiring funds to Nigeria end of this month of March, God willing .

 
Our humble appreciation goes to those  brethren whose supports have helped us to go into these ventures to sustain the gospel work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Remain blessed.

In His Service, Reuben Uche Egwu.

**Reuben is doing a good work in eastern Nigeria. It is so vital that he build revenue streams in Nigeria to support his family and work. If you can help, you can do so HERE

SWSE March Update

Dear fellow servants of God,

Grace, peace and mercy be with you all from God our Father and from Christ Jesus -our Redeemer and Sustainer.

Here is the summary of some of our activities in the month of March 2021.

WEEKEND EVANGELISM/CAMPAIGNS :As usual, the students and staff of the BVBIN &  SWSE, Butubutu village Ibadan were divided into six groups for the evangelization of Butubutu village,Jago, Badeku, Egbeda, Ajia and Igbooloyin,all in Oyo State every weekend, starting from Friday evening through Sunday evening.To God be the glory,our joint effort were crowned with six conversions (3 in Ajia, 2 in Butubutu village and 1 in Badeku) and many prospects.

THIRD SEMESTER CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS. This semester classes begin on February 22 and will come to an end Lord’s willing on April 23 before the students will embarked on a month Vocational Training/ preaching trip.Bro. Isaac Olaniyan is handling Life of Christ-3(Luke) and 1, 2 & 3 John ;Bro. Andrew Adeolu is handling Biblical Eschatology and Wisdom Literature-2(Psalms and SOS); Bro.Emmanuel Godwin is handling Preachers’ Life & Works and New Testament Church-2(Worship);. Bro.John Makinde is handling 1&2 Thessalonians and 1&2 Peter & Jude ; Bro.Guda Silas is handling Romans 1&2; Bro. Lawrence Dada is handling Hebrews 1&2 and OTP(Minor Prophets) while I, Bro. Makinde Ebens is handling Marriage and the Home, Teach with Success and Bible Geography. Our lectures time has been extended by an hour in the evening (7:00-10:00pm) from Monday through Thursday.

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP TEAM. Our WBSFUW continue reaching more souls with the gospel of Christ through the WBS correspondence courses and VOTI booklets and Mission Printing International booklets in this month of March. A group led by Bro. Andrew Adeolu reached out to eight High Schools in Ona-Ara and Egbeda Local Government and shared about 300 WBS introduction lessons out of which 214 were returned. Another group led by Bro. Akinrinade Sunday reached out to four High Schools in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State and recruited over 100 students for the free Bible correspondence courses. Bro. Matthew Rowland, the preacher of Abusoro congregation in Akure, Ondo State recruited over 1,500 students from seven High Schools in and around Akure city in the months of February and March 2021.The WBS office in Ibadan posted three big packages of return lessons to WBSTC in California this month of March while more will be posted on or before April 15,2021 Lord’s willing to Bro. Joel Coppinger-International director of WBSTC, California. Brethren willing to teach more people the gospel of Christ through the free Bible Correspondence Courses should contact Bro. Joel Coppinger, WBSTC, P.O. BOX 3700, VISALIA,CA. 93278-3700(559)735-0944

19TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR 2021:The 19th Annual Leadership Seminar held on March 24-26 in Doug Wheeler Hall was graced by over 150 church leaders from 13 States of the Federation (Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Lagos, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Delta, Kebbi, Taraba, Enugu and Rivers). Over 2000 copies of VOTI volumes 106,106&108 and Mission Printing International booklets and our local tracts were freely distributed to all congregations present. Some of the dignitaries that participate actively in the just concluded Leadership Seminar are : Bro. Ayobami Akanji (SWSE-Board Chairman), Bro. Mfon Etim (Director, BVBIN-IKORODU), Bro. Timothy Iwe (Director, BVBIN-LAGOS ISLAND), Bro.Samuel Nwuoka (Instructor, BVBIN-ENUGU STATE), Bro. Paul Akinwale (WBSFUW-OGUN STATE), Bro. Amos Olusegun (WBSFUW-OSUN STATE). In addition, the three (3) days Seminar was moderated by Bro. Emmanuel Godwin, Bro.Okoro Chinyere and Bro. Samuel Oladokun while Bro. Ohaebuka Philemon, Bro. Akilapa Samuel and Bro.Akinyoola Micheal served as our songs leaders. 

ABOUT ONE OF OUR YEAR-2 STUDENTS: Bro.Falodun Olutola Samuel is a native of Ado Ekiti in Ekiti state. Born in the year 1976.Attended St, Micheal Primary School in Ado Ekiti where he obtained school  leaving certificate and in  Orin Ekiti Secondary School for Senior Secondary School certificate. Also he obtained Higher National Diploma at Federal  Polytechnics Ado in Ekiti state in 2005. He had a post graduate diploma in education at National Open University Nigeria in Lagos(NTI) in  the year 2015. He had Diploma in Bible at Southwest School of Evangelism, Ibadan in the year 2020. He love reading  and singing. His mission is to be one of the competent ministers of God in Nigeria and beyond.

SPECIAL CHALLENGES:1.  Filling of the floors and the two rooms with red sand and roofing of the meeting place of Ajia congregation will cost us between N960,000 to N1,350,000($2,500 to $3,500).NB: This we need to do before heavy downpour of rain in the months of April through June so as to prevent the Hall from collapsing during the raining season.2.  Our outstanding debt of N865,000($2,200) been part of the money loaned in September 2019 for the upgrading of the school buildings plan need to be settled to friends that helped us out when we were pressed to the wall in 2019.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT: With God on our sides coupled with financial assistance from Bro. Doug Wheeler, Bro. Steven Ashcraft and associate, Bro. Chad Wagner and associate and Nigerian brethren, we were able to successfully host this year Annual Leadership Seminar from March 24-26,2021.MISCELLANEOUS:CHURCH PLANTING ON MAY 2-11,2021 @ ARAMOKO TOWN,EKITI STATE. Lord’s willing, the school will be working with some of her graduates(Bro. Emmanuel Godwin and Bro. Augustine Olorunda) and a graduate of WNCC(Bro. Lawanson Akinola) preaching in Ekiti State and a pioneer founder of SWSE, Ibadan ( Bro. Olayisade Adebowale) on May 2-11 in evangelization and planting of the Lord’s church in Aramoko town, Ekiti State, one of the biggest and ancient town in Ekiti State of over one million populace without the Lord’s church. We shall appreciate any financial assistance rendered by any of our supporters there in USA .The one week program will cost over N300,000 for accommodation and feedings of the participants and renting of meeting place for the church.

CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for your tenderness and compassion toward us in Nigeria most especially in BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan. May God in His mercy bless you richly with a happy life (that is) filled with joy , peace and love. May your cup always overflow in all good things of life is our fervent prayers in Jesus Christ name, AMEN.

Yours in His Grace as a servant…….. Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The chief servant of BVBIN & SWSE Ibadan And WBSFUW)

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Anameti’s report

Dear Brothers in Christ,

May God’s sufficient blessings be upon all of you in Jesus name-Amen.

Firstly, in January, 2021 one of the student of the Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom, behold a new convert from Christ Faith Church got baptized through WBS lesson and also a personal Bible class with him in the world Bible School office. Here is the picture enclosed to all.

Again, most of the ex-students of the Nigerian Christian Bible College came to the World Bible School office and obtained gospel tracts for evangelism and also World Bible School materials.

Behold, the present students of Nigerian Christian Bible College obtained gospel tracts from my office for evangelism to various congregations in Akwa Ibom State.

On 6-02-21 The Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom sent out various students to various congregations for evangelism. They are 6 students to central C.O.C Ukpom, 10-students to COC No. 1, Ukpom, 10 students to COC Two towns/Midim, 8 students to COC No. II Ukpom, 6-students to Northside C.O.C Ukpom, 10 students to COC No. 18 Ebom Avenue Abak and finally 10 students to where I preach for evangelism. I had to joined with the 10 students for house to house evangelism, it was very interesting and I have recorded many prospects during the evangelism and I can still pursuing them. I am in need of your prayers in such time like this.    

On February 2021 Abak Preachers which I am a member organized men fellowship on the topic: “Leadership” it was very unique, many of my members took active part, I thank God for them. Here is the picture enclosed.

Moreso, women held their women gospel seminar at the Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom on the topic “GODLY RELATION IN THE HOME.” Many of the ladies in where I preach took active part, it was very interesting. I advised ladies in my congregation to attend the women seminar. Here is the picture enclosed to all.

Thirdly, I took four cartons of gospel tracts to Obot Akara for Chruch planting soon. I am in need of your prayers as I had planned to do Church planting in one of the village in Obot Akara where there is no Church. The plan is on ground. Here is the picture enclosed.

On 27-02-21 Nigerian Christian Bible College held her 67th birthday. It was very interesting as many congregations on that day came and sang some songs to the glory of God based upon what the Lord had done for NCBC, many of my members were in attendances. Here is the picture enclosed to all. My prayer is may God continue to bless all in the name of Christ-Amen.

I have appreciate all you have done, our God will reward all –Amen. Planed to host WBS seminars/evangelism in 13 units of AKS and also to attend WBS great workshop in Lagos in August, 2021.


Anameti Akpan

Anameti Akpan is doing a good work in Akwa Ibom State. You can support his evangelistic outreach HERE.