Compliments and Happy New Year to all our supporters & well-wishers!
Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms and Preaching during December:
Makinde E Olufemi, the director of the Southwest School of Evangelism, served as a guest speaker at a marriage ceremony of sister Morenike Ishola and brother Aderemi Barnigbade which took place at Meiran Lagos on December 1, 2012. He taught on “The three pillars of every successful home” to over 1,000 participants. On Sunday at the Meiran congregation, he admonished the church from 1 Samuel 17:33-37.
On December 7 and 8, our WBS team in the Western State of Nigeria were well represented at the marriage ceremony of brother Sugun Kumayon which took place at Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. On December 9, Makinde taught the Sunday morning Bible class on “How to face the trials of life” and admonished thirty one brethren at the Kute congregation in Ibadan.
On December 14, the SWSE-Ibadan closed for the year. Classes will continue on Monday of January 7, 2013, Lord willing. Thirty-two students have been admitted at the Ibadan campus and ten at the Lagos satellite campus for the 2012/2013 academic session.
On December 15, the brethren in Ibadan were well represented at the burial ceremony of PA Ogundijo. On December 16, Makinde taught on “No Denominational Christianity” while brother Okon S Udoh, one of the SWSE instructors, admonished the church.
During December, Brother Joseph Adeniji, one of the advanced diploma students of the SWSE-Ibadan, reported the baptism of a young man who was a WBS student of the West Olive congregation in Osun state. Brother Raphael Adeyehun, another SWSE advanced diploma student, reported the baptism of two old men at Igbotako congregation in Ondo state, and brother Monday Ofem, one of the graduates of the SWSE-Ibadan, reported the baptism of eight at his new field in Sabongida-Ora in Edo State.
On December 22, Makinde and two of the SWSE students, brother David Edor and brother Abraham Yeje, worked with the Butubutu congregation near the SWSE. On December 23, Makinde taught on “Shining for the Lord” at the Butubutu congregation. On December 24 and 25, brother Dele Shotola, brother James Waleola, and brother Makinde worked with the Ikoyi congregation in Osun state where he spoke on “God’s Plan of Salvation,” and brother Kayode Eniafe, one of the advanced diploma students at SWSE, taught on “Where will you spend your eternity” on day 2 of the program. On December 26, 27, and 30, Makinde taught at the Kute and Onikokoro congregations respectively.
Conversions by Instructors of the SWSE:
Brother Abiola Olusoji, one of the instructors at the Lagos campus of SWSE, reported three baptisms and one restoration during December 2012 at the Agege congregation where he is serving as one of the ministers.
Brother Kayode Eniafe, one of the instructors at Ibadan main campus, also reported the conversion of one and restoration of two brethren during December at the Asejire congregation, Osun state.
Southwest School of Evangelism Moves to New Site:
On December 10 and 11 the SWSE-Ibadan finally moved to her permanent site at Butubutu Village. The first building cost the sum of $25,000 while we have spent approximately $15,000 on the 2nd project which is the lecture hall. The 2nd project has now reached the roofing stage!
How Did We Get the Money?
- Sale of 14 Acres of Director Makinde’s farm land – $20,000
- Contribution by Nigerian brethren and churches – $3,300
- Gift from American brethren - $200
- Loan from the bank, community and friends $15,500
Appeal for Funds:
We humbly appeal to our supporters, well-wishers, and lovers of good work to assist us financially in completing our annual budget for the 2012-2013 academic year. The total budget was $27,000, and $16,000 was provided by brother Doug Wheeler for scholarships to support the students. We hope to raise at least ten percent of the current deficit from the Nigerian church. This leaves a deficit of approximately $8,000 that still needs to be raised.
Brethren, we give thanks to God Almighty for the successful completion of this year’s program. We appreciate your impressive fervent prayer, cooperation and relentless support! We pray that the Almighty God will continue to bless you and all yours more abundantly in the year 2013 and beyond.
Yours in His grace as a servant,
Makinde E. Olufemi (Director of studies)
Southwest School of Evangelism
(SWSE) Ibadan, Nigeria
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