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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Nigeria’s part-time schools

Beloved in Christ Jesus.

Greetings from Nigeria.

Report reaching me from BVBIN-WEEKEND SCHOOLS in  Lagos State shows that 21 students are in class today in Agege, 16 in Ikorodu and 11 in Lagos Island.

As for the full time program in Butubutu village Ibadan, the six groups of students were busy with the weekend evangelism/ campaigns.

We, the instructors after the morning session join the  members of Onikokoro congregation with some friends in the burial ceremony of one of our brothers, Bro. Ayodele James Waleola who died three weeks ago in the city of Ibadan after a brief illness. The burial ceremony is one of the most grieving moments for families and friends of the deceased especially if his/her children are young. Our late brother’s body was finally lay to rest and people wish him goodbye to mother earth by 3:00pm. 

Brethren, it seems this month is month of harvest for the school because we have recorded five  baptism so far. A couple on March 1st at Butubutu village and a family of three today in Ajia. To God be the glory and honor.

Thanks for your partnership and encouragement expressed through your unconditional love and support.

May the Lord continue to bless our work together in Christ Jesus, amen.

Sincerely yours in His Grace….. Makinde.

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SWSE February Report


Dear fellow ministers of God,

Grace and peace be with you all from God our Father and from Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

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


1. A month Break/Vocational Training

2. Third Semester Classes begins

3. WBSFUW team

4. VOTI MATERIALS aid in conversions


During the one month break/vocational training,all our students and instructors were actively involved in the church weekly activities and weekend evangelism in their different locations.

Most of our year-1 students went on vocational training while our year-2 students engaged in preaching and teaching programs with their respective congregations.

Report reaching the school from both the students and instructors shows that twenty-three souls were converted and eighteen erring brethren restored back to the fellowship of the saints during the month of February 2021.


As the Lord will have it, our 3rd semester program commenced as scheduled on February 22,2021 and the instructors for this semester are: Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro.Andrew Adeolu,Bro.Emmanuel Godwin,Bro. John Makinde,Bro.Silas Guda,Bro.Lawrence Dada and myself,Bro.Makinde Ebens.

All classes and tests are expected to end on April 23,2021.


Our WBSFUW team A led by Bro.Andrew Adeolu visited 19 High Schools in Ona-Ara and Egbeda Local Government Area. Bro. Sunday Akinrinade who is a leader of team B reported that they visited 12 High Schools in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State and 3 High Schools in Ipetumodu of Osun State while Bro. Matthew Roland and his team visited 5 High Schools in Akure municipal of Ondo State in this month of February. Over 2,000 WBS introduction lessons were Shared and about 1,500 returned so far and will be posted next week to WBSTC,Tulare County, California after we might have cross-checked the names and addresses on the returned lessons.


Report reaching out office in Ibadan from some of the recipients of VOTI materials shows that the materials is one of the useful materials used to converts souls for Christ Jesus during the month of January and February Gospel campaigns and WBS seminars across the country, Nigeria.

Bro. M.B. Archibong of WBS office in Uyo,Akwa -Ibom State reported that the the VOTI volumes 107&108 aided in him during the January and February Gospel meeting and WBS seminar that led to the conversions of 11 souls. Bro. Akilapa Samuel,a WBSFUW in Ondo State also reported that the just printed VOTI volume 108 is one of the materials that helped in the conversions of 2 souls in his area  . Likewise,Bro. Olorode Samuel informed us that the VOTI volumes 106,107&108 with two packs of Mission Printing booklets and our local tracts aid them in the conversions of five souls in Ode-Ajagba and Ode-Aye in Ondo waterside during this month Gospel campaigns and house- to -house evangelism.


Israel Tajomavwo is my name. I was born into a Christian family in Lagos State in Nigeria, on the 14th of July 1971, as a first child of five children. My father’s name is George Akpovhekaire Tajomavwo and my Mother’s name is Alice Omoyioma Tajomavwo. Both of my parents are members of the Church of Christ. I was baptized into the church of Christ in 1990 and continued to participate actively in the works of the church till date.

I attend 512 Road Primary School in Festac Town Lagos State, from 1977 to 1983 and obtained a First school leaving Certificate. After my primary school education, I attended Festac Grammar School in Festac Town for my secondary school Education from 1983 to 1989 and obtained a West African Certificate of Education. Following this was my University Education at the Edo State University, where I studied Mechanical Engineering from 1990 to 1997 and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Degree. This institution is currently known as Ambrose alli University. In 2011 I received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree of the Federal University of Technology Akure in Ondo state. In view of my quest for more knowledge on the word of God, I attended the Southwest School of Evangelism & Vocational Studies from 2019 to 2021, and I received a Diploma in Bible and a Leadership award. This institution is affiliated with the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, Co. USA.

From 1997 to 2001 I worked with Aluminium Gold engineering as a Steel fabrication and erection supervisor.  From 2001 to 2002 I worked with corporate Success Nigeria limited as Procurement Engineer. From 2002 to 2001 I worked with Ajamy Oil & gas limited as a Procurement Manager. From 2011 to 2015 I worked with Lekki Concession Company as a Procurement Manager. From 2016 to 2020 I worked with GT Vision Consult as a Procurement Manager. 

Since 1997, I have worked in various capacities in the church of Christ, attending to the need and goals of the church. On the 1st of November 2020 I was appointed as the Minister of the Church of Christ, Ebute in Ikorodu Lagos State after my two years training at Southwest School of Evangelism Ibadan. It is my desire to continue to develop myself in the knowledge of God’s word and to work with full commitment in vine yard of the Lord, as long as God’s strength dwells in me.


1 . The forth coming 19th Annual Leadership Seminar of March 24-26 will cost us the sum of N455,800(about $1,200) for provision of food and water for over 200 church leaders expected from within and outside the South Western States of Nigeria. Thanks be unto Bro.Doug M.Wheeler for already send us$100 for this purpose.

2. 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.

3. 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.


 Thanks be unto the Lord for seeing us through this month (February): two major preaching trips to Ode-Ajagba in Ondo State (February 5-7) and Ilogbo-Ekiti (February 19-21)in Ekiti State.

Though no conversion was recorded during these two outreach, but thanks be unto God for the numbers of prospects recorded in this two cities.


From our hearts to yours,we thank you all for being a part of our success at BVBIN & SWSE, IBADAN. May the Lord keep on blessings our work together is our fervent prayers.

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

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January at SWSE


Compliments of the season to you all! Here are some of our activities for the month of January 2021.


End of the year program.ii- Second Semester Classes and Examinations concluded.iii- Bro. Keith Kkasrijian’s Visit to Nigeria.iv- Materials for Great Workshop 2021 Shared.

END OF THE YEAR PROGRAM:The students and staff of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan were actively involved in the just concluded end of the year program that commenced on December 19,2020 through January 3,2021 across the South West State of Nigeria including Abia and Ebonyi States.The just concluded end of the year program featured Open-Air Bible Lectureship, House to House evangelism and morning campaigns. The program was blessed with the birth of two Lord’s church in Lagos State and conversions of over 50 souls and restoration of two erring family in Igbesa-Ogun State and Butubutu campus church in Oyo State. Our present year-1 students’ leader,Bro. Ifeanyi Iyesele and three of our year-2 students,Bro.Odeyemi Durojaiye,Bro. Israel Tajomavwo and Bro. Silas Wayne were blessed with five converts each while Bro. Adeyemi Godwin and Bro. Amos Enyi recorded two conversion in their different locations.One of the just planted congregations in Lagos was as a result of joint effort of one of our year-2 students, Sister Oyeleke Felicia and one of our August 2020 graduates, Sister Akerele Olajumoke with the church of Christ in Mile-12, Lagos State . To God be the glory and honor!
SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES  AND EXAMINATIONS CONCLUDED: All Classes and Examinations for 2nd Semester came to an end as scheduled on January 22,2021. All our year-1 students are now in a month vocational training while year -2 students on preaching tour to the churches of Christ in the South West States of Nigeria that requested for our students services.School will resume for 3rd semester program Lord’s willing on February 22,2021.

BRO.KEITH KKASRIJIAN’S VISIT TO NIGERIA:Our august visitor in January 2021,Bro. Keith Kkasrijian(International Director- BVBID Extension program) visited the BVBIN schools in Nigeria between January 16 through 24. During his visitation, he met with staff and students of the school in Butubutu village ,Ibadan on January 21 and encourage us to be more effective in the work of the Lord since our labours in the Lord is not a labour loss.

MATERIALS RESERVED FOR FEBRUARY GREAT WORKSHOP 2021 SHARED:About 2,600 copies of VOTI volumes 104,105 & 106 and 400 copies of BVBIN & SWSE 2021 calendar reserved for the annual WBSFUW workshop popularly known as The Great Workshop slated for February 2021 was shared to WBSFUW,BVBIN SCHOOLS in Nigeria and some recipients of VOTI materials in the month of January 2021 due to the global pandemic that prevents the public gathering in Lagos State.

ABOUT A STUDENT:AUTO BIOGRAPHY OF BRO DUROJAIYE ODEYEMI, one of our year-2 students: My name is Durojaiye Oluwatomiloye Odeyemi. I was born on February 10, 1973 into the family of Pa. Ojo Lasisi Odeyemi and Madam Olaperi Akanke Odeyemi of Arogbatesun compound, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. I attended SS Peter & Paul (RCM) Primary School, Ajigbayin, Ile-Ife, Nigeria between 1979 and 1985. In the same year, I was admitted to St. David Grammar School, Lagere, Ile-Ife, in 1985 but I dropped out of school due to my parents’ financial stress.In February 1987, I was taken to Lagos by my brother who sponsor me to learn the art of Printing at a reknown Christian brother Printing firm: Okusanya Printer Nigeria Limited, Itire, Lagos for a period of 5 years (1987-1993). During this period, on September 18, 1988, I was baptized into Christ at the Church of Christ, Itire, Surulere, Lagos.After the expiration of my apprenticeship in February 1993, I worked with Bro Okusanya’s firm for a period of 2 year and in 1995 began to work privately until 2003 when I gained admission into Lagos State University after attending evening coaching classes which was self sponsored to sit for an exam that finally helped me obtain a West African Senior School Certificate(WASSC).During my first year in University and due to problem of financing my academic, I joined UAC Foods, as a factory worker.I am married to Olufunke Deborah Odeyemi (Nee Oyesola) in 2007 and blessed with three children: Moyinoluwa, Moyosoluwa and Mofetoluwa.I graduated from Lagos State University in 2009 with Second Class Honour (Upper Division) in History and International Studies.In August 2010, I was relieved of my work in UAC when the company was downsizing it’s staff strength.In 2013, I joined Goldlink Insurance Plc as a Life Business Marketer until February, 2019 and continues with my printing profession.In March, 2018, I enrolled for Diploma in Bible at South West School of Evangelism, Ibadan, Nigeria and graduated in August, 2020.I am presently enrolling for Advance Diploma in Bible at the Bear Valley Bible Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria.I am presently worshipping and serving as the preacher of the Church of Christ, meeting at #16, Lateef Ayinde Ekun Street, Oloye Estate, Erunwen, Ikorodu, Lagos.My mission is to serve the Lord’s church as a servant of God till death.

ABOUT A STAFF : Bro. Kayode Solomon Eniafe is one of the instructors working with the school in Butubutu village, Ibadan since year 2013 when we finally moved to our permanent building in Butubutu village Ibadan. He is 45 years old. Married and blessed with four kids. He is presently engaged with a young congregation in Ondo State. His mission is evangelism.SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:i- Construction of Church auditorium : With the help of the Lord coupled with the support of $1,200 which we received on January 25 from Dorman & Donna Lough, we were able to set blocks for the auditorium of the Lord’s church in Ajia ,Ona-Ara L.G.A,Oyo State from foundation to level stage.ii- Two Working tools purchased: With the generosity of the BVBID and Bro.Steven Ashcraft concern, the school were able to purchase two new Motor bike for two of the instructors as working tools for evangelism.

 OUR CHALLENGES:The school is yet to balance up the remaining sum of N865,000($2,246) loaned on September 2019 for the upgrading of the school buildings plan.


i- My father was buried on January 29,2021 in our home town, Onikokoro -Ibadan. 

ii- BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan 19th Annual Leadership Seminar is coming up on March 24-26,2021.     Theme of the Seminar: Satan & his mission.    Note: Free accommodation and feedings plus Free Gospel materials to all participants.** We are expecting between 150 to 200 church leaders from South Western States, Kwara, Kogi, Kebi, Edo, Abia and Ebonyi States of Nigeria.

CONCLUSION:Brethren,we are very grateful for your great contribution towards the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa most especially in Nigeria. May the Lord continue to shower His abundant blessings on you and your associate is our fervent prayers. Have a great season!Sincerely in His Grace as a servant …..Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE,Ibadan and WBSFUW)

Makinde’s Nov Report


Dear fellow soldiers of Christ Jesus.

Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Redeemer ,Jesus Christ, the Author and finisher of our faith. Here is the summary of our November 2020 activities.


i- Students one month vocational training/ teaching practice report.

ii- Second Semester Classes begins.

iii- Voice of Truth International.


The one month vocational training by our year-1 students and Teaching practice by year-2 students from October 17 through November 15 resulted into the conversion of thirty-one and restoration of fifty erring brethren. Bro. Ifeanyi Iyesele, Bro.Akinrinde Sunday, Bro.Daniel Azubuikwe and Bro. Harry Chukwu recorded the highest numbers of five converts each while Bro. Silas Wayne and Bro. Armstrong Pat-Okunbor recorded the highest numbers of restoration.

The year-1 students who were on Vocational Training join hands together with the nearby congregation to their training venue in every weekend evangelism and visitation to the erring brethren which finally resulted into the conversion of souls and restoration of the erring brethren.


The second -Semester classes began on November 16,2020 and will come to an end(Lord’s willing)on January 22 ,2021 with a week break on December 24 ,2020 through January 3,2021.

Sixteen Year-1 students and eleven Year-2 students returned for the continuation of their training.


We commenced the free distribution of VOTI volume 107 on November 18,2020. And at the time of this writing, we have shared 5,000 copies of this powerful gospel books to churches of Christ in Nigeria and those in our mailing list including friends of the Lord’s Church.

We appreciate the great commitment of Bro.Jerry Bates  and the World Evangelism crew for making funds available for the printing. May the Lord keep on blessing their endeavor is our fervent prayers. Amen.

Also,the report reaching us from over 60% of the recipients of Volume 105 and 106 shows the conversion of 55 souls and restoration of 38 erring brethren across the country of Nigeria between the month of September and November 2020 during the Bible Seminars/lectureships conducted by the Churches of Christ (Using the VOTI 105&106 and WBS & Mission Printing International materials ).Among those restored is Bro.Etim Okon Ukpa of Okurikang town in Akwa-Ibom State by Bro. M.B.Archibong after 37 years of disfellowship.


Bro. Armstrong Ehiedu Par-Okunbor ,a native of Sapele in Delta State. Born on April 1976 and became a member of the Lord’s church in 1990. An holder of Bsc from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in year 2001, MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife in 2014 and Msc from University of Port-Harcourt  River State in 2018. His mission is to become a bonafide minister of God after his graduation in any part of the countr-Nigeria


Due to the economic instability and the rising cost of living in our country-Nigeria. It’s now mandatory for the school to balance up the remaining sum of N865,000($2,246)been loaned on September 2019 for the upgrading of the school buildings plan before this year runs out.

We therefore ,humbly appeal to you all to come to our rescue! No amount will be too small or big to help us out! Kindly send your contribution to us through Bro. Steven Ashcraft(Director- BVBID, West Africa Region) or Bro.Chad Wagner (Patron-SWSE,Ibadan,Nigeria & Coordinator of BVBIN)


With God on our side,coupled with the financial supports from our brethren in Nigeria and America, we were able to mold about 2,000 pieces of five inches block for the construction of meeting place for the Church of Christ in Unity Estate,Ajia town,Oyo State.

Lord’s willing,laying of the foundation and setting of the blocks for this meeting place will commence by first quarter of year 2021.


My aged father (Mr.Makinde Olapade Julius) departed this sinful world for the great beyong on the 6th of November. Similarly, my mother-in-law(Sister Comfort Olowe)also departed this sinful world three months to her 70years birthday in the night of November 9,2020 after a brief illness.

My father will be buried on the 29th of January 2021 in our village Onikokoro-Ibadan while my mother-in-law was committed to mother earth on November 28th 2020 in OSU,Osun State. To God be the glory.

CONCLUSION: We appreciate you all for all your great contributions toward the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa, Nigeria in particular.

May the Lord continue to bless our endeavors in Christ Jesus,amen.

Sincerely His & yours……Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The chief servant of BVBIN & SWSE,Ibadan )

October SWSE Report

Grace and mercy be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and from our Lord and Field Commander, Christ Jesus.

Here is our October 2020 field report:

i- First Semester classes and tests concluded

ii- Students now in four weeks Vocational Studies and….

iii- Weekend Evangelism in progress

iv- Report from fellow WBSFUW


As scheduled, our first session classes and tests came to an end on October 16,2020 with fifteen students in year one and thirteen in year two.

The evening chapel of October 16 was led by Bro. Andrew Adeolu while Bro. Kayode Eniafe gave a 20 minutes words of encouragement to the students. The announcement and closing prayer was led by me, Bro.Makinde Ebens.


All our year one students are now in four weeks Vocational Studies in Oyo,Osun,Lagos and Ogun States of Nigeria. The four weeks Vocational Studies commenced on October 17 through November 13,2020. They are expected to assist the local churches nearest to their training centers during this four weeks.

As for the year two students, they have all embarked on a four weeks preaching trips to Oyo ,Osun,Ogun,Kwara, Ekiti,Abia and Akwa Ibom States. The year two students are expected to return to school on November 16,2020.


The staff and students evangelized the following towns/villages: Ajia,Egbeda, Jago ,Elewura,Fasade,Asejire and Butubutu on October 1,2020 and weekends of October 3 , 10,17 & 24 and our joint effort was blessed with two souls. Bro. Andrew Adeolu and Bro. Dele Shotola baptized a Muslim priest ,Alfa Kasimu Wahab in Fasade and Adebayo Ayodele was baptized in Butubutu village by Bro.Kayode Eniafe on October 1,2020.

In spite of the short Vocational Studies/ preaching trips, our weekend Evangelism/campaign in the six centers continue. Bro.Andrew Adeolu and Bro. Peter Orterga are working with the brethren in Jago and Butubutu village for weekend Evangelism. Bro. Dele Shotola and Bro.Adedoyin Rotimi are working with two of our year two students in Ajia,Badeku and  Fasade. I, Bro.Makinde and one of our graduates,Bro.Denis Okpachui are working with Egbeda congregation while Bro.Kayode Eniafe is working with two of the students in his area ,Asejire -Osun State.


i- Bro. Kayode Eniafe and Bro.Dele Shotola visited five schools in Ikoyi ,Osun State  and a guest house to share the WBS correspondence course and also collect the completed lessons from the  students of Precious International College,Pillar of Destiny,Anthony College, Vine Model Schools, Immaculate College and Fortress Hotel & Guest House in this month of October.

ii- Bro.Adedoyin Sola Rotimi visited Ola David Compressive College, Badeku and City of Peace College, Oluwa -Ibadan for recruitment.

iii- Bro.Godwin Emmanuel visited Methodist Compressive High School, Aye-Ekiti,Ekiti State and Anglican Girls College, Iludun-Oro in Kwara State to recruit and collect the completed WBS correspondence lessons from students.

iv- Bro. Olorode Samuel visited two schools in Ajagba and Irele of Ondo State, while

v- Bro. Andrew Adeolu extends the preaching of the gospel to Iju-Jago Community Junior School and Ogidi Community Junior High School, Ona-Ara Local Government Area,Oyo State .He was able to recruit over 100 students from this two schools for free Bible Correspondence Courses.


Bro.Ajayi Oluwafunmiso Jeremiah is one of our year two students. A native of Omun-Aran in Kwara State. Converted in 2016 during a WBS seminar held in Omun-Aran congregation. Born to Bro. & Sister Jeremiah in the year 2002. His mission is to become one of the missionaries in the Northern part of Nigeria and beyond after his tertiary education.


With the help of the Almighty God coupled with the partnership of our American brethren, we were able to embark on molding of 1,800 blocks for the construction of the auditorium of the Church of Christ in Ajia town,Ibadan on October 24,2020.


We are very grateful to you all for your great contribution toward the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa, Nigeria in particular.

May the Lord keep on blessing our work together in Jesus Christ name, amen.

Sincerely His & yours,

Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (The Chief servant of BVBIN & SWSE,Ibadan And  WBSFUW)

September Field Report

Dear fellow ministers of New Covenant.
Greetings to you all from students and staffs of The BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan and fellow WBSFUW in the Western States of Nigeria.
Below is the summary of this month of September 2020 .

      OVERVIEW :

FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES CONTINUE : This session 2020/2021 classes for first semester enter its 7th week. I,Bro. Makinde Ebens is handling Evangelism-1,Book of James and Church Problems.
Bro. Kayode Eniafe is handling  OT wisdom-1(Job & Eccles.) and OT & NT survey . 
Bro. Isaac Olaniyan is handling Life of Christ -1( Matthew), The Godhead and 1,2,3 John .
Bro. Andrew Adeolu is handling The Pentateuch and Denominational Doctrines. 
Bro. Emmanuel Godwin is handling Scheme of Redemption and NT Church -1 while Bro. Guda Silas is handling  Prison Epistles and OT History- 1 (Joshua – Esther).

The students and staffs of the BVBIN & SWSE- Ibadan continued in the evangelization of Butubutu village and its environment; Jago, Badeku ,Ajia ,and Egbeda towns of Oyo State and Asejire and Ikire towns of Osun State. 
Bro. Iyesele Ifeanyi ,who is presently our students leader is the group leader for the group that evangelized Butubutu village and environs . Bro. Andrew Adeolu and Bro. Peter Ortserga led the Jago , Kupalo and Elewura group. Bro. Kayode Eniafe led the group that evangelized Asejire and Ikire towns of Osun state. Bro. Adedoyin Sola Rotimi led the Badeku group and Bro. Dele Shotola led Ajia group while I led the Egbeda group.
Thanks be unto God for crowning the effort of Bro. Kayode and his group with a convert . And that of Butubutu group with a convert on September 24,2020.

i-  Bro. Emmanuel Godwin and Bro. Gbenga Ilori reported that their evangelism outreach of September 10 through 13  in Imeko ,Ogun state resulted into the planting of the Lord’s church in Imeko town and conversion of two souls.
ii- Bro. Johnson Godwin also reported that the Lord adds three souls to the church in Ode-Aye in Ondo state as a result of their house – to- house weekend evangelism in the months of August and September 2020.
iii- Bro. M.B.Archibong of WBS ,Uyo reported the conversion of two souls  in the month of  August and September as a result of his follow up and weekly evangelism with other WBSFUW in Okurikang Okoyong,Akwa-Ekim and Ndong Nyom Okoyong towns of Akwa Ibom state.
He ,Bro. M.B. Archibong, requested for the prayer of the saints for one of his co-WBSFUW ,Bro. Daniel Isonguyo that lost his wife recently after a brief illness.
iv- Bro. Obey Rimamskwe reported the conversion of a couple in Kapakya town of Taraba state as a result of their continuous evangelization in USSA Local Government Area Taraba state. He also reported the receptive attitude of some of his denominational friends as a result of the free distribution of VOTI volumes 105 & 106 .

VOTI VOLUMES 105 & 106 AID IN CONVERSION : Report reaching our office from some of the recipients of the VOTI volumes 105 & 106 in Nigeria  shows that the VOTI publications  aid in the conversions of over twenty souls during the WBS seminars conducted in some States in the months of August and September 2020. To God be the glory !

Bro. Jude Canox David  is one of our  present year- 2 students. A native of Ososo in Edo state. Born on August 17,2000 to Bro. and Sister John Jude of the Church of Christ, Jaleoyemi -Oniyere ,Ibadan. Became a member of the Lord’s church in year 2016 after his secondary school education. He is also studying Graphics and Print as his Vocational training in addition to the ministerial studies. His mission after his tertiary education is to assist the church of Christ Saki town,Oyo State and in the evangelization of that northern part of Oyo State.

In spite of our present financial state, the school was able to reprint four thousand copies of each of our six local tracts for the purpose of evangelization of both rural and urban areas of the Western States of Nigeria in this month of September 2020.
Permit me to give kudos to the supporters of the BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan for working together to achieve this victory. The school management and instructors who wholeheartedly accepted the proposal of our evangelism team to get another set of our local tracts printed also deserve to be appreciated.
Brethren, the quarterly request for this local gospel tracts from young congregations in the Western States of Nigeria including Kwara and Kogi States also shows that our brethren/churches here actually  know the value of gospel tracts /literatures both locally and internationally printed.


CONCLUSION: We thank you all for your great contributions toward the growth of the Lord’s church in Africa, Nigeria in particular. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all our joint efforts in Christ Jesus, amen.
I remain yours in His grace as a servant….. Makinde Ebens Olufemi ( The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan and WBSFUW)

Final Year Students at SWSE

The final year students of BVBIN & SWSE, Butubutu-Ibadan finish the defending of their projects this afternoon.
Report reaching me from Lagos schools shows that students arrived in classes early today in spite the cool weather .
The teachers are in third weeks of there studies.  The classes will be concluded next week with examination.
Twenty – four students in Ikorodu, twenty- six in Agege and eleven in Lagos Island.
Big thanks for your partnership and supports.
Have a wonderful worship tomorrow with the Lord.
Sincerely yours in His Grace as a servant…..Makinde 



Vol. 15 No 3 (Swsevangibadan2016@gmail.com) July – Sept. 2020

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

Tel: 08056129310, 08126499577

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Rm. 8:28)

In spite of the global pandemic, the staff and students of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan continue carried out their Master’s order (Mk. 16:15,16) using public address systems for the proclamation of the gospel of Christ, from remote towns / one village to another and in sharing of gospel tracts (both locally printed and that from Mission Printing). Several villages and towns were covered in Ona-Ara and Egbeda L.G.A. on Weekends of April through June 2020.

Also, Bro. Dele Shotola, Bro. Adeolu Andrew and Bro. Peter Ortserga and some of our students covered some villages/towns in remote areas of the state every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of May using motor bikes for morning gospel campaigns and sharing of the gospel tracts in Kuede,Lamini, Bamsinda, Ogidi, Bioku, Fasade, Kupalo, Jago etc.

Although, no conversion was recorded in the early weeks of our campaigns, but thanks be unto the Lord that our efforts was blessed with two converts on May 18th at Egbeda, and another convert on June 1st at Butubutu village.


Report reaching us from some of our graduates (Bro. Godwin Johnson, Bro. Olorode Samuel, Bro. Daniel Onifade, Bro. Akilapa Samuel, Bro. Obey Rimamskwe, Bro. Rotimi Adedoyin, Bro. Peter Orsterga, Bro. Tobi Godwin Emmanuel, Bro. Baruch Okpulor, Bro. Olorunda Augustine, Bro. Philemon Ohaebuka, etc) shows the conversion of 23 souls and restoration of 18 erring brethren between February and June 2020. To God be the glory and honour.

with God’s help and the encouragement from our dynamic Patron-Bro. Chad Wagner coupled with contributions by our Nigerian brethren, we were able to purchase a plot of land for the Lord’s church at Ajia Town in May 2020. This young congregation is now in need of atleast N250,000 ($715) for the construction of a temporary meeting place that will take them for at least four years.

As God would have it our 4th semester classes commenced on the 1st of June through July 24th before the final year students embarked on a month preaching trip/teaching practice on July 25th through August 29th 2020.

Our instructors as usual are: Bro. Isaac Olaniyan, Bro. Kayode Eniafe, Bro. Guda Silas, Bro. Abiola J.Olusoji, Bro. Andew Adeolu and Myself (Bro. Makinde Ebens)

In conclusion: We deeply appreciates the Almighty God for our American and Nigerian brethren for their great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. May the Lord keep on using each and every one of us till the end is our fervent prayers.

I remain Yours in His Grace As a Servant,

(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE and WBSFUW)


Topic: Lockdown (By Bro. Silas Wayne)
Text: Isaiah 26:20
Aim: To let Christians know that this kind of event has occurred before and they should go back to God.
Introduction: Before now, many people have started deviating from God and trusting in their medical and scientific advancements, disregarding God.
Body: God may have allowed this Corona Virus issue to occur to allow man to recognize His omnipotency and come back to Him. Virus according to scientific explanation is very small even smaller than bacteria and cannot even be classified as a living or non living thing because it takes the from of a crystal lattice outside the host yet it has ravaged the world.
In November 2019, there was a report of persecution of Christians in China and within December the Virus came. No human would have believed that upon the advancement in Medicine and science in China that this disease would have lasted so long in China.
The world trusts the medical achievements of U.S.A. yet the Virus has killed highest in U.S not because they are sinful but to tell man that human knowledge is still limited and we should fall back to God to heal our land. (Jer. 17:5-7).
Many Atheists today will now know that there is a Supreme Being, that all does not depend on human knowledge.
During this pandemic time, U.S.A. has declared a national prayer and China looks up to heaven showing that man cannot help himself but come back to God to help him (Rm. 9:16).

CONCLUSION: This will also pass away just as it passed away in time past

SEVEN KEYS TO LIFE (By: Bro. Adewunmi Emmanuel Oluwaseyi )
1} God first (Joy – J for Jesus – Deut. 6:4-9;10:12; Heb. 10:25f;Mt. 6:33. O for others -Matt. 25:35-40,1 John 4:19f. Y for yourself )
2} Love one another (Lev. 19:18; Mt. 22:39. I Sam. 25: 1ff)
3} Good Associate (Gen. 34:1-5; I Cor. 15:33)
4} Give Generously ( Prov. 11:25; 22:9; Lk. 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-12; Eph. 4:28; Prov. 12:24;13:4
5} Live Simple (Phil. 4:10-19; I Cor. 9:19f; Phil. 2:5-9)
6} Forgive Others (Mt. 18:15f; Eph. 4:31,32; Lk. 23:34; Gen. 42-45)
7} Be Kind Always (Prov. 19:17,28;Lk. 10:25ff; Eph. 4:32; II Pet. 1:7; Col. 3:12; I Cor. 13:4 – Charity is kind

CONCLUSION: I Thess. 3:12 ; Paul’s prayer : Increase in love.

By Bro. Mfon Erin Adeh

The Bachelor degree program was to commence in the month of April but due to the lockdown order by the Federal Government of Nigeria to contain the spread of the Corona virus (Covid -19)in our nation, the program commenced on the 15th June, 2020. The following were in attendance for the two weeks Program : Bro. Mfon Etim, Bro. Okoro Chinyere, Bro. Fasonu Victor, Bro. Unoke Monday, Bro. Eze Mbaraoye, Bro. Godwin Emmanuel, Bro. Shotola Segun, Bro. Eniafe Kayode, Bro. Andrew Adeolu and Bro. Odulaja Opeyemi.
Bro. Makinde Ebens delivered lecture on The Fundamentals of the Faith -2 from 15th to 19th June and Bro. Isaac Olaniyan lecture on Research and writing -2 from 22nd to 26th June 2020.Each of the class ended with test and exam.
All the lectures started by 8:30am to 5:30pm and 7:30 to 9:00pm daily. We hope to meet again God ”s willing on August 17 through 27, 2020 for Advanced Biblical Hermeneutics & Exegesis -2 and Advanced Homilectics -2
We are grateful to the BVBID ,USA and Bro. Steven Ashcraft and associates for the opportunity. May God bless all their efforts in Christ name, amen.
Yours in His Vineyard…… MEA

Ademola Adeshina, David Nwankwo, David Orimogunje, Edet Dickson, Edidiong Friday Akpakpan, Emmanuel Antia, Esinwang Regina (Mrs.) Ibanga Umoh, Joachin B. Olorode, Kingsley Sunday, Mukolu Dickson, Musiliu Odutola, Nyong John Etim, Ofonime Sampson, Ogbonna Friday, Ogunsola Olusola, Otuwho Noel Brain, Peter Pius, Sunday Taiwo.

Balogun Benson, Falodun Olutola Samuel, Efula ThankGod, Idiong Iniobong (Mrs.) Jumbo Adeola (Mrs.), Odeyemi Durojaiye, Tolefe Augustine, Israel Tajomavwo.

i. Diploma (I2): Adewunmi Oluwaseyi E. Afolabi Olamide T., Ajayi Funsho J., Armstrong E. Pat-Okunbor, Enyi Amos C, Imbia Maxfield E, Jude Canox D., Olabode Ayomide S., Otozi Sanders , Oviri Iruo – Oghene C., Silas Wayne C., Ugo David Ugo.
ii. Advanced Diploma (12): Ajayi Victoria O. (Miss), Akerele Olajumoke (Mrs.) Awoyale Gabriel, Gospel Opeyemi Odulaja , Jarikre Bolatito (Mrs), Oba Justice Ugochukwu, Okpachui Denis U., Okpulor U. Baruch, Oladejo Alaba O., Olorunda Augustine Oloruntunmise, Ojomo Olusola Edward, Victor Yiron Smarser.

Makinde Olufemi’s Report

Greetings from Nigeria in Jesus Christ name. I trust all is well with you all during this global pandemic.
Below is the summary of this month activities from all of us in BVBIN & SWSE ,IBADAN.


WEEKEND EVANGELISM /GOSPEL CAMPAIGNS : The students and staffs of the BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan were busy in all the weekends of the month of June 2020 in the evangelization of towns and villages of Oyo and Osun States. We divided ourselves into five groups in the evangelization of Butubutu and environment, Jago and environmental, Ajia and environmental, Egbeda and environment and Asejire -Ibadan and Osun State. Even though, their is no conversion recorded but thanks be unto the Lord that the group that evangelized Butubutu and environmental were able to restored the Lord’s Church in Kuede village after five or six years of their apostasy.

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES :Our last semester for this session, 2019/2020 begins on June 1 and will be ending Lord’s willing on July 24,2020.
Bro. Kayode Eniafe is handling 1st Corinthians and Christian Ethics, Bro. Andrew Adeolu is handling 1 & 2 Timothy  & Titus and Revelation, Bro. Isaac Olaniyan is handling Life of Christ -4(The Book of John) and Leadership, Bro. Guda Silas is handling  Elementary  Greek and Church History, Bro. Abiola Olusoji is handling Church Growth and NT & mission and I (Bro. Makinde Ebens) is handling Homiletics -2(Practical),Fundamentals of the Faith, Advanced Homiletics and Islamic Religion

VOTI VOLUME 104 & 105:Report reaching our office from some of the recipients of the VOTI volume 104 shows that the materials aided in the conversions of seven souls in Uyo by Bro. M. B. Archibong and restoration of over fifty erring brethren in the Northern and Western States of Nigeria. Also, we have start the distribution of VOTI volume 105 since last and over 100 packages will be posted in two weeks time to churches in Eastern and Northern part of our country, Nigeria Lord’s willing .

BVBID DEGREE PROGRAM :The degree program commenced on June 15 through 26,2020 at Butubutu village. I (Bro. Makinde Ebens) taught on The Fundamentals of the Faith -2 from June 15 -19 while Bro. Isaac Olaniyan taught on Research and writting -2 from June 22-26. Classes commenced by 8:30am and ends by 5:30pm with two hours break between 12:30-2:30pm and 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Ten students were in attendance.

WBSFUW VISITATION TO REMOTE TOWNS :Our  World Bible School Follow Up Team in spite of the tension in the country, Nigeria visited some remote towns in Kwara and Ogun States and over 150 Introduction Lessons shared and about 100 collected back from those willing to know more about God, Christ and His Church during this global insecurity.
Lessons collected will be posted to WBSTC %Bro. Joel Coppinger immediately the Nigerian Government lift band on International flight.

ABOUT A STUDENT :Bro. Olabode Ayomide Samuel is one of our year- 2 students. Born in Omu-Aran, Kwara state on July 2001. He is one of the children of Bro. Dare Olabode one of the leading members of the Lord ”s Church in Kwara State. He is presently assistant students welfare officier. His mission is to be one of the competent gospel ministers in Igbona land after his tertiary education.

UPCOMING EVENT:Lord’s willing, our students will embark on a month Teaching Practice on July 25th through August 30th, 2020 to the six geographical location of Nigeria. As usual the school will be in need of about N150,000($428.57) for transportation fare to their stations and re-printing of our local tracts for this one month’s outreach.
In spite of the global pandemic, some congregations have start showing their interest in joining us in these training program.

OTHER COMMENT: I taught throughout the Sundays in this month of June at Egbeda congregation, Egbeda Local Government, Oyo State on The Marks of The Sound Church and two souls were restored as the result of this powerful teaching from VOTI volume 104.

CONCLUSION :We appreciate you all for your great commitment to World Evangelism. May the Lord continue to bless our work together in Jesus Christ name, amen.
I remain your fellow Soldier of Christ,
Makinde Ebens Olufemi
(The Chief Servant of BVBIN &SWSE  Ibadan and WBSFUW)