Beloved in Christ Jesus,
Greetings from staff and students of Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan and Lagos satellite campus, Nigeria. Below is the summary of our March 2013 activities.
ON EVANGELISM: The staff, foundation members and all the students of SWSE took an active part at Iyana-Ilogbo 2 day mass evangelism of March 15 & 16 in Ogun State which resulted in the conversion of two young ladies. We also participated at Owode-Egba 2 day evangelism and Christian workshop that centered on The Sweetness of Christian Fellowship on March 22 and 23. And lastly, a the three day mass evangelism organized by Ayedun congregation in Akure, Ondo State at Igbara-Oke, Ondo State were dominated by staff and students of SWSE-Ibadan on March 28-30 which resulted to the birth of the Lord's church at Igbara-Oke town, Tokotaya Elere-meji area, Igbara-Oke, Ondo State on March 31. Brother Dele Shotola, brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe, brother Emmanuel Onabanjo and myself served as a public preachers during the evening open-air from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
REPORT FROM TWO OF OUR GRADUATES: brother Ezekiel Okoh and brother Thomas Adebayo, two of SWSE-graduates, reported the conversion of 14 souls during their joint works with some preachers of Lagos and Ogun State at Ajakurama in Edo State on March 1-4, 2013 which also resulted in the birth of the Lord's church at that city in Edo State, Nigeria.
Brother Adekunle Olanrewaju, one of our year 2 students also reported the conversion of 3 souls at Iju-Ota congregation in Ogun State of Nigeria where he is now serving as an evangelist on March 3, 2013. TO GOD BE THE GLORY !
THE SCHOOL: The SWSE-Ibadan campus will start their 3rd semester examinations on April
2 -5 while the 4th semester classes begins on April 15, 2013 because of the 2 weeks special classes of May 27-June 8, 2013 where two powerful ministers from Bear Valley Bible Institute will be lecturing at SWSE-Ibadan, Oyo Atate, Nigeria, Lord's willing.
Brethren, we have spent N7,963,000=($53,087) so far on the two school building (pictures attached). N4,120,000=($27,466) on the administrative blocks) and over $25,000 on the SWSE-events centers / Lecture Hall!
This is how I raised the funds for this two buildings:
1. Loan from the Bank =N2,300,000=($15,333)
2. Sales of 14 acres of my farm land =N3,000,000=($20,000)
3. Contributions from friends, relative, brethren /churches =N1,198,300=($7,988)
4. Loan from sales of another 6 acres of my farm land= N1,000,000=($6,666)
5. Loan from friends =N464,700=($3,098)
OTHER ACTIVITY: On March 3,10, & 24, I taught the Sunday morning Bible classes at Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation-Ibadan and on March 17, I taught on the book of Revelation at Isheri-Oshun congregation, Lagos State and on March 24 afternoon, we (my self and some SWSE students and brother Kayode Eniafe) visited some WBS students of West Olive congregation, Peoria, AZ which resulted to conversion of the souls on March 24, 2013 at Asejire in Osun State.
OUR NEEDS: Apart from funds for completion of our lecture hall and instructors pay, we are in need of 4 tires for our school van and $500 for students teaching practice of June 8 to July 7, 2013. Those who are willing to assist us in any of this items should please contact our school Patron & Special Adviser, brother Doug Wheeler (email@example.com)
CONCLUSION: We appreciate brother Steven Ashcraft’s gift of N30,000= and N10,000= from brother Doug Wheeler in February 2013 which has enabled our van and jeep to be fit for the preaching trip. We also thank you all for your partnership and your contribution in one way or the other toward the growth of the Lord's church in Nigeria and the world as a whole. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all our joint efforts in Christ name, Amen.
Your fellow laborer in Christ Jesus,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Director of Studies)
Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan & Lagos Satellite campus, Nigeria