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 

BVBIN & SWSE NEWSLETTER

BEAR VALLEY BIBLE INSTITUTE NIGERIA
& SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF EVANGELISM IBADAN

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.

FROM THE DESK OF THE DIRECTOR
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)

DAILY AND WEEKEND EVANGELISM
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 FROM SOME OF OUR GRADUATES / CHURCHES PLANTED BY THE SCHOOL

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.

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CHALLENGES
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.

FOURTH SEMESTER CLASSES
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,

MAKINDE EBENS OLUFEMI
(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE and WBSFUW)

SERMON

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

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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.

REPORT OF BVBIN DEGREE PROGRAM OF JUNE 15 -29, 2020
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

SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS FOR AUGUST 28 ,2020 GRADUATION
A- FROM BVBIN – AGEGE FOR DIPLOMA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (19)
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.

B- FROM BVIBIN – IKORODU (8)
Balogun Benson, Falodun Olutola Samuel, Efula ThankGod, Idiong Iniobong (Mrs.) Jumbo Adeola (Mrs.), Odeyemi Durojaiye, Tolefe Augustine, Israel Tajomavwo.

C- FROM BVBIN $ SWSE – IBADAN
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.

      OVERVIEW
1. WEEKEND EVANGELISM / GOSPEL  CAMPAIGNS
2. FOURTH  SEMESTER  CLASSES BEGINS AS SCHEDULED ON JUNE 1,2020
3.VOICE OF THE TRUTH VOLUME 104 & 105
4.BVBID DEGREE  PROGRAM
5. WBSFUW  VISITATION TO REMOTE TOWNS.

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)

Update from SWSE

Greetings from Nigeria. I am writing to inform you that the BVBIN WEEKEND SCHOOL in Nnyanya -Abuja resume Classes on June 9  and also have class on June 12 during the public holiday while that of Kado -Abuja resume classes today.
Other BVBIN WEEKEND SCHOOLS are doing well.
Twenty five students were in class today in Ikorodu, twenty-four in Agege and eleven in Lagos Island.
I work today with the group that evangelized Egbeda town today and other three groups evangelized Ajia town, Jago and Butubutu and the last group evangelized Asejire -Osun State.
We are also doing fine in Butubutu village, Ibadan.
NB :Attached pictures are some of the pictures of classes held in Butubutu village for the Diploma programs  .
I will continue my teaching on The Marks of the Sound Church at Egbeda congregation tomorrow Lord’s willing .
Thanks for your great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity.
Have a great worship tomorrow with the Lord.
Sincerely yours in His grace as a servant…… Makinde

Degree Class Concluded

Greetings from Butubutu village, Ibadan.
We conclude this week degree program with ten students happily this evening .
I taught on The Fundamentals of the Faith -2 with two tests.  One on Wednesday and the second this Friday .
Most of our students are now in four different centers for this weekend Evangelism.
I am working with a group in Egbeda till tomorrow evening.
Big thanks for your great support.
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely yours in His Grace as a servant……. Makinde

Classes Resume in Lagos

Greetings from Nigeria. Report reaching me from the three BVBIN in Lagos shows that 26 were in Agege for today’s class and examination; 24 in Ikorodu and 9 in Lagos Island. From June 6-27 (Only Saturdays), Bro.Frank will be teaching on Denominational Doctrines in Agege, Bro.  Emmanuel Odo on Godhead in Lagos Island and Bro.Mfon Etim on 1,2&3 John in Ikorodu. 

As for us, I worked with the group that evangelized Ajia town and his environment from 9:30am ,after the national sanitation program till 2:00pm. The group were divided into two. We used the megaphone to preached in Ipara village, Kanku Ifedapo Estate, Dalegan Estate and Temidire Estate about 45 minutes treck to Ajia while the other group were busy in house -to -house evangelism in Ajia town.

Lord’s willing,the full-time students in Butubutu village will start classes on Monday. We are very very grateful for your help in many ways.

Makinde Olufemi

SWSE May 2020 Report

Beloved in Christ Jesus.
Greetings from students and staff Of Bear Valley Bible Institute Nigeria and Southwest School of Evangelism Ibadan.
You are all in our prayers for God’s Grace and Peace during this global pandemic. Below are some of our activities for the month of May 2020.


Weekend Evangelism

As usual, the ten students that remain in the school campus and three staffs continue every weekend in the evangelization of the remote villages and towns in Ona-Ara and Egbeda Local Government of Oyo State in the month of May 2020. We divided ourselves into three groups in the evangelization of Ajia town,Egbeda town and Butubutu and Eletu villages while villages such as Kuede, Lamini, Banshinde, Gbada, Ogidi,Alabama, Jago, Ogunbunmi, Arikusa, Giwa and many other villages were visited with the gospel of Christ Jesus on every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday by our students under the leadership of Bro.Andrew Adeolu and Bro.Dele Shotola.
Although, no conversion is recorded yet in the groups that evangelised Ajia town and Butubutu village but thanks be unto the Lord that two of our prospects in Egbeda town were baptized on May 18,2020 at Asejire River, Osun State. They are Mrs.Timileyin Abiodun and Miss Busayo Oladunjoye.

Reports from SWSE Graduates

1. Bro.Godwin Johnson reported the conversion of a couple in Ode-Aye congregation,Ondo State.
2.Bro.Olorode Samuel reported the restoration of an erring brother and sister in Ode-Ajagba, Ondo State.
3. Bro.Daniel Onifade reported about the growth of the Church in Ode-Irele,Ondo State from 35 membership to 48,children inclusive. The global pandemic has led some erring brethren to return to the Faith. To God be the glory!
4. Bro. Akilapa Timileyin reported the conversion of two brothers and restoration of an erring family of five in Odo-Sida ,Ondo State.
5. On May 1st,Bro.Dele Shotola and one of our present year -1 students, Bro.Oviri Careson stated the need for the young congregation in Ajia town via Ibadan to look for a better place of assembling because the prospects after coming two or three times to where they are, will stop coming due to the havoc committed by the owners of the Hall rented for worship presently.
6. Bro.Obey Rimamskwe reported the conversion of two of his family members in Kapakya congregation,Taraba State. He also invited us for two weeks gospel campaign by July 2020.
7. Bro. Adedoyin Sola Rotimi of Badeku congregation and Bro. Peter Orterga of Jago congregation reported the need for the school to think of assisting them with two to four students for weekend Evangelism as it was in 2019 .
8. Bro. Emmanuel Godwin reported the restoration of two erring aged brothers and conversion of an aged woman in Igbara-Odo, Ekiti State.
9. Bro. Okpulor Baruch and his Evangelism team could not progress further since the total lockdown because of Covid-19. The last Evangelism held was in Egbuoma town,Uguta L.G.A. ,Imo State in the early days of March 2020. Nevertheless, they were instrumentals to the planting of a Lord’s Church in Imo State in the early week of May 2020 due to gradual lockdown ease.
10. Bro. Samuel Oladokun reported that the Church in Igbo-Oloyin, Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State is gradually growing and that they have just succeeded in purchasing a plot of land with the help of Gahanna -Jefferson congregation, Blacklick,USA.
11. Bro. Olorunda Augustine reported the conversion of a soul and restoration of two erring brethren in Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State where he is presently ministering. He also reported the conversion of eleven souls during the one week mass Evangelism of March in Ijebu-Jesha, Obokun-Ijesha and Esa-Oke with group of Evangelists /WBSFUW in Osun State.

Voice of Truth International/WBS

On May 11,we succeeded in posting 130 packages of VOTI Volume 104 (i.e. 3,940) to brethren and friends of the Church of Christ in Nigeria.
Also, 23 packages of 50 booklets each (i.e.1,150) plus 6,000 WBS Introduction lessons were delivered by hand in this month of May 2020.

ABOUT: Afolabi Timothy Olamide

Bro. Afolabi Timothy Olamide is one of the children of the less privileged brethren from Arandun town, Kwara State. He was sent to the school immediately after his conversion in 2017 by the  Preacher of The Church of Christ, Arandun, Bro. Jeremiah Dada to learn the Bible and Vocational Studies (Tailoring). He was born on November 20 in the year 2000 at Oloje compound, Arandun-Kwara State. He is presently our time keeper.
His mission is to learn the WORD of God and be a good Christian fashion designer and to be useful for the work of God within and outside the Western States of Nigeria.

New Semester starts at SWSE

Lord’s willing, this session fourth semester classes will commence on June 1st through July 24, 2020 before the students embark on a month Teaching Practice between July 25 to August 29, 2020. However, all of these plan are subject to Government’s decision on inter-state travels and gradual lockdown ease of the country’s economy.

Special Accomplishment

With God on our sides coupled with the encouragement from Bro.Chad Wagner and associates, we were able to purchased a plot of land for the young congregation the Lord planted through us in late 2019 in Ajia town with the sum of N250,000 on May 5, 2020.

Now that we have succeeded in getting a plot of land for the Lord’s Church in Ajia town at Unity Estate, we are now in need of at least N240,000( about $700) to build a temporary 14 by 22 feets wooden meeting place for this young congregation that can last for four to five years.

Conclusion

We are very very grateful for your great commitment to serving the Lord and humanity. May the Lord keep on blessings all you do for His name in Jesus Christ name, amen.
I remain your fellow labourer in the vineyard of Master Jesus,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi
(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE Ibadan And a WBSFUW)

March 2020 SWSE Field Report

Dear fellow workers in the vineyard of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace, peace and mercies be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
We always appreciates God for all your supports  for the growth of the Lord’s church in Africa, Nigeria in particular.
  Below is the summary of our activities for the month of March 2020.

                       OVERVIEW
1.Third Semester Classes.
2. Weekend Evangelism.
3. World Bible School Follow Up Team.

THIRD SEMESTER CLASSES COMMENCED:
As God will have it,the 3rd Semester classes commenced as scheduled on March 6, 2020 and will come to an end Lord’s willing on May 2, 2020.
Bro. Kayode Solomon Eniafe is handling: OT Wisdom-2;OTP(minor) & The book of Hebrews.
Bro.Abiola Joseph Olusoji is handling Marriage & The Home.
Bro.Silas Guda Mazi is handling The book of Romans and 1st Corinthians.
Bro.Isaac Oluwole Olaniyan is handling LOC-3(Luke ); Bible Geography and Biblical Eschatology.
Bro.Andrew Adeolu is handling 1&2 Thessalonians and 1&2 Peter and Jude . And I, Bro. Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi is handling NT Church-2(Worship); Preacher: His Life & His Work  and Teach With Success.


WEEKEND EVANGELISM:
Our students and staff continue actively in the evangelization of Butubutu, Ajia,Egbeda and Asejire town-Osun State every weekend in the month of March and the Lord crowned our joint effort with two souls in Butubutu village and two in Asejire town of Osun State with many prospects in Ajia and Egbeda town

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP TEAM: 
Our WBSFUW were able to recruit over 600 Students from two schools visited in Omu-Aran, Kwara State and Osun State before the compulsory closure of all Government and private schools in all most all the States of the country, Nigeria. These lessons will be posted to WBSTC % Bro. Joel Coppinger in the early week of April, Lord’s willing.

ABOUT A STUDENT:
Bro. Enyi Amos Chikodinaka is from Eboyi State.Born in 1986 at Ilesha, Osun State. An active member of the Lord’s Church in Abakaliki and formerly the pulpit Preacher of Campus Church of Christ in Ilorin ,Kwara State. 
His mission is to be one of the ministers of the Lord’s Church in Ebonyi State after his two years training in BVBIN AND SWSE IBADAN.

SPECIAL CHALLENGE:
We are still indebted to the tune of N1,615,000($4,614.28)being part of money loaned on September 2019 for the upgrading of the school building plan and purchasing of the School Bus for Evangelism / Outreach.

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:
With the help of God coupled with my regular visit and placement of membership of one of our students in Egbeda congregation, Egbeda Local Government of Oyo State, we were able to restore the New Testament pattern of worship in Egbeda  congregation.

UP COMING PROGRAMME:
Due to the directive from the executive Governor of Oyo State on the Corona (Covid-19)pandemic and the State’s effort to curtail the spread of the virus from nearby States; After all ” prevention is better than cure”. The School authority therefore postponed the BVBID degree program of April 6 through 17 to April 20 through May 2,2020.

CONCLUSION:
We deeply appreciate your partnership and support for the Lord’s work here in Nigeria and the world as a whole. May the Lord continue to bless all you do for His name is our fervent prayers.
Sincerely in His Grace as a servant……
Makinde E.Olufemi
(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE Ibadan and WBSFUW)