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)

February 2020 SWSE Reports

Grace, peace and mercies from God our Father and from our Lord and Redeemer Christ Jesus be multiplied unto you all. Below is some of our activities for the month of February 2020 at the Southwest School of Evangelism, Butubutu, Nigeria.

OVERVIEW:

1.  Students one month Vocational Studies/Break concluded.

2. Great Workshop 2020 in Abuja …..A great reunion.

3.World Bible School Follow up Team.

STUDENTS ONE MONTH VOCATIONAL STUDIES/BREAK CONCLUDED:
Our students start returning from their one month Vocational Training/ Break this morning. During their one month break they were actively involved in weekend Evangelism and other Church activities which resulted into conversion of ten souls and restoration of twenty-five erring brethren.
We got two baptism (Saheed Abubaka and his wife Mariam)on February 10,2020 as the results of our follow up of January 28,2020 Open- Air Bible Lectureship where Bro.Chad Wagner spoke on God’s way of Salvation in Butubutu village.

GREAT WORKSHOP 2020: 
This year Great Workshop held in Nyanya congregation, Abuja from February 5 through 9 was a great reunion. About 570 WBSFUW/Evangelists from 25 State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria graced the occasion. The absence of free Bible and VOTI publications make the workshop unusual, nevertheless, Bro.Chad Wagner and the local organizers  make use of the available materials by freely distributing Cartons of Mission Printing International booklets to all the participants.Also about 500 BVBIN AND SWSE IBADAN calendars were freely distributed.
The BVBIN AND SWSE IBADAN were represented by myself (Bro.Makinde), Bro.Dele Shotola, Bro.Lawrence Abiodun, Bro.Gbenga Ilori, Bro.Okesami Stephen, and Bro. Paul Akinwale.

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL FOLLOW UP TEAM:
Our WBSFUW visited two schools in Ibadan Oyo State and two in Ondo town, Ondo State during the month of February. Five hundred Introduction lessons were distributed and over four hundred collected back and posted to WBSTC % Bro.Joel Coppinger.

ABOUT A STUDENT:
Bro. Ugo David Ugo is one of our year-2 students. Born on January 17,1989 at Adikpo London, Benue State. Converted in 2002 in Kado congregation, Abuja. His mission after his graduation is to plant the Lord’s Church in his home town in Adikpo London.

SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:
As the Lord will have it,we were able to tiles our guests house and change some doors to the befitting one.

SPECIAL CHALLENGES:
We are still indebted to the tune of N1,615,000($4,615)been loaned last year for the upgrading of our school buildings plan and for the purchase of our School Bus for both rural and urban Evangelism .
Those willing to assist us can contact any of these men of God:
Bro.Chad Wagner, Bro.Steven Ashcraft or Bro.Keith Kkasarjian. No amount of money is two small or big to help us out!

UPCOMING EVENT:
The School management in her meeting of February 26 decided in evangelizing Egbeda town -Oyo State and Asejire town-Osun State in the Saturdays of the month of March 2020.
Lord’s willing, we shall embark on the preaching trip immediately after the school’s hours on Friday and return on Saturday evening with some students while some will be left behind with Egbeda and Asejire congregations for the first day of the week worship.

FINANCES:
A- Revenue :
1. Balance Brought forward =N1,264,050

B- Expenses:
1. BVBIN & SWSE(15 students Vocational Studies)=N50,000
2.  Three workers pay(instructors and secretary)=N120,000
3. Electrification=N40,000
4. Tiling of the guest house=N399,000
5. Re-printing of 20,000 of five of our local tracts=N135,000
6. Great Workshop 2020 (February 5-9) in Nyanya,Abuja(Transportation and hotel  accommodation)=N55,000
TOTAL EXPENSES=N799,000

NET INCOME=N465,050

CONCLUSION : We are very thankful unto the Lord for His mercies on us all and to you all for your support for World Evangelism .Most especially, your love toward the growth of the Lord’s Church in Africa. May the Lord keep on blessings all our work together in Christ Jesus name, amen.
Sincerely in His Grace as a servant,

Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi

(The Chief Servant of BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan And WBSFUW)

MEET Baruch Okpulor

Post-Graduation  Report from September to November 17, 2019


Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Appreciating supremely the infinite mercies of God demonstrated in diverse and uncountable ways, we appreciate immensely the training received from the School through the instructors and the support of the management to equip us as useful vessels in the hand of the Master.

From the graduation ground, I moved to the Church at 117 Olatunji Street where I served for two weeks before moving to Anambara State where I spent two Sundays working with the new congregation at Oguta in Imo State, where I helped in teaching, sermon, mid week activities and resolution of matters successfully among two families.

By the 24th September 2019, I moved to Aba and has been working with these Congregations:
1. Church of Christ, Osusu in the women class, Sunday teaching and midweek activities and open air preaching with Bro Wayne Silas as one of the speakers.
2. Church of Christ, Umuogele Mbaato. A congregation without a preacher presently meeting in a rented primary school hall.I usually handle them on doctrinal issues according to their request and visits on Sundays to handle teaching or sermon and help in some issues facing the congregation and encourage the brethren.
3. Church of Christ, Nnentu. The new congregation established by the Church at Osusu when the preacher, Bro. James travelled on a mission work. I am assigned to teach the brethren to impact the knowledge of the truth to prevent apostasy and backsliding and encourage them on unity, love and evangelism.
Presently, I received a letter of invitation from the Church of Christ at Obegu in Ugwunagbo LGA to moderate and coordinate the youth classes on a 3 day lectureship/evangelism from Thursday 19th till Saturday 21st December 2019.

We humbly pray the Lord to continue to support the School, the Instructors and the management in Jesus Name Amen.

Yours in the Christ,Bro. Baruch Okpulor


NB: Even though our programs at Southwest School of Evangelism are two years course, nevertheless, most of our students runs for three years using the third years for practical work

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