Makinde’s Report

BVBIN & SWSE Newsletter

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

From the DIRECTOR’S DESK

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

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

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

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

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME 109 SHARED:

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

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

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MAY 24:

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

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

AJIA CHURCH AUDITORIUM:

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

BROTHER KEITH KASARJIAN’S VISIT TO NIGERIA:

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

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

ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING/BREAK AND JUNE WEEKEND EVANGELISM

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

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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

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

CHALLENGES:

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

SERMON: (Unknown Author)

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

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

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

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

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

G͟o͟d͟ i͟s͟ s͟a͟y͟i͟n͟g͟, ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

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

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

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

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

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

T͟r͟u͟s͟t͟ G͟o͟d͟.

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

By Bro. Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo

INTRODUCTION:

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

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

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

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

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

THE TRAINING

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

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

SUMMARY

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

ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

Brother Keith Kasarjian (Bear Valley Bible Institute USA).

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

By Bro. Victor Fasonu.

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

 During the meeting, the following were agreed upon;

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

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

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

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

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

SUCCESSFULL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 27, 2021 GRADUATION

A) Certificate: Azubuike Daniel Onyebuchi

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

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

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

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM, KIDDIES ACADEMY

Report by Bro. Oke Nwosu Jonathan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours in His service……Oke Nwosu Salvation Jonathan.

BVBIN & SWSE Newsletter

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

From the DIRECTOR’S DESK

Tel:  08056129310, 08126499577

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

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

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

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

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME 109 SHARED:

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

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

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MAY 24:

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

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

AJIA CHURCH AUDITORIUM:

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

BROTHER KEITH KASARJIAN’S VISIT TO NIGERIA:

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

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

ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING/BREAK AND JUNE WEEKEND EVANGELISM

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

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

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

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

CHALLENGES:

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

SERMON: (Unknown Author)

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

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

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

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

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

G͟o͟d͟ i͟s͟ s͟a͟y͟i͟n͟g͟, ‘I͟ K͟N͟O͟W͟’.

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

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

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

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

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

T͟r͟u͟s͟t͟ G͟o͟d͟.

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

By Bro. Emmanuel Chukwuka Odo

INTRODUCTION:

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

PURPOSE OF THE MEETING

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

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

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

THE TRAINING

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

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

SUMMARY

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

ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

Brother Keith Kasarjian (Bear Valley Bible Institute USA).

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

By Bro. Victor Fasonu.

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

 During the meeting, the following were agreed upon;

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

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

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

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

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

SUCCESSFULL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 27, 2021 GRADUATION

A) Certificate: Azubuike Daniel Onyebuchi

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

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

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

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM, KIDDIES ACADEMY

Report by Bro. Oke Nwosu Jonathan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours in His service……Oke Nwosu Salvation Jonathan.

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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

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

FEBRUARY 2021 FIELD 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.

OVERVIEW:

1. A month Break/Vocational Training

2. Third Semester Classes begins

3. WBSFUW team

4. VOTI MATERIALS aid in conversions

A  MONTH  BREAK/ VOCATIONAL TRAINING

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.

THIRD SEMESTER CLASSES BEGINS

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.

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP WORKERS

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.

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL AID IN CONVERSIONS 

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.

ABOUT ONE OF OUR YEAR-2 STUDENTS

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.

SPECIAL CHALLENGES

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.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENT

 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.

CONCLUSION:

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

JANUARY 2021 FIELD WORK REPORT

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

OVERVIEW

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.

MISCELLANEOUS:

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

NOVEMBER 2020 FIELD 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.

OVERVIEW

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

ii- Second Semester Classes begins.

iii- Voice of Truth International.

STUDENTS ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL TRAINING / TEACHING PRACTICE:

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.

SECOND SEMESTER CLASSES BEGINS FOR THE 2020/21 SET:

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.

VOICE OF TRUTH INTERNATIONAL VOLUME 107:

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.

ABOUT A STUDENT:

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

SPECIAL CHALLENGES:

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)

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:

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.

MISCELLANEOUS :

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

FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES & TESTS CONCLUDED:

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.

STUDENTS NOW IN FOUR WEEKS VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND PREACHING TRIP:

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.

WEEKEND EVANGELISM/CAMPAIGN:

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.

REROPT FROM FELLOW WBSFUW:

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.

ABOUT A STUDENT:

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.

SPECIAL ACCOMPLI SHMENT:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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 :
I.  FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES CONTINUE 
II.  WEEKEND EVANGELISM / MORNING GOSPEL  CAMPAIGNS 
III .  REPORT FROM SOME OF MY FELLOW WBSFUW
IV. VOICE OF THE TRUTH VOLUME 105 & 106 AID IN CONVERSION

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).

WEEKEND EVANGELISM / MORNING GOSPEL CAMPAIGNS:
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.

REPORT FROM WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP WORKERS :
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 !

ABOUT A STUDENT :
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.

SPECIAL  ACCOMPLISHMENT :
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.

FINANCIAL REPORT:

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