Dear fellow soldier of the cross,
Greetings from your fellow brethren in SWSE Nigeria.
We, the staff and students of the Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan main campus, evangelized Kuede, Akinwande and Butubutu villages of Ona-Ara Local Government ,Oyo state on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Even though there is no conversion yet, the villagers were receptive and we are planning to repeat our visit into those three villages before we end the 2nd semester in January 2015.
On Sunday at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan, I taught on “What Hurt The Church?” (Acts 5:1-11) and also admonished the church on “No Blessing Without Bleeding” (Matt.27:32-50). We were 45 in attendance due to the relocation of some of our members and the progress of some of our youth who now get admission to various University and Polytechnic classes for higher leaning.
On Sunday morning, at the campus church, brother Abraham Idu Yeje, our campus minister, taught on “Why I Want To Go To Heaven When I Die,” and brother Adedoyin Sola Rotimi admonished the campus brethren on “Faithfulness.”
Brother Isaac Olaniyan, one of the SWSE Ibadan instructors, and one of the ministers of Ijoko-Ota congregation Ogun state, reported the conversion of one soul. By God’s power, brother Ossai, one of the SWSE graduates, reported the restoration of a sister who left the church some years ago to marry a Muslim man.
Beloved, the SWSE Ibadan students will evangelize Asejire, Osun state this coming Saturday, while the instructors attend the burial of brother Dele Shotola 's mom in Ilisan-Remo, Ogun state on November 14 & 15, 2014, Lord's willing.
Beloved, we thank you all for your faithful commitment to the cause of Christ. May the Lord keep us save till death is our fervent prayer, Amen.
We (staff and students of the Southwest School of Evangelism, Ibadan) divided ourselves into two groups for Friday and Saturday activities in Ilisan -Remo, Ogun state and Asejire, Osun state. Brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe led the first group on Friday afternoon to attend the burial service of brother Dele Shotola's mum in Ilisan -Remo, Ogun state. Service of songs came up on Friday evening at the Shotola's compound, while Saturday morning was for the burial service at the same venue and entertainment of visitors came up between 12:00 pm until dawn. The burial was well attended by brethren from the Southwest state of Nigeria.
The second group was led by brother Samuel Olorode and brother Segun Idowu to evangelize Asejire and Ikoyi town of Osun state with the SWSE Ibadan students and the report reaching me this afternoon shows that five of the prospects worshiped with the Asejire and Ikoyi congregations in the morning.
At the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan, before we went out by 10:00 am through noon for this month house to house evangelism, I taught on “The Model Church” (Acts 2-6). This lesson will take us four Sundays.
During the Saturday burial service, my sweetheart (sister Esther Makinde) and I sang with hundreds of brethren that graced the occasion.
At the campus church in Butubutu, Ibadan, brother Nnamdi Blessing Eze led the Church in songs. Brother Abraham Idu Yeje taught on “Looking unto Jesus” (Heb. 12:1-2) and brother Adedoyin Sola Rotimi admonished the church from Mal .3:3.
Lord willing, we are to evangelize Bamisinde village this coming Saturday.
Brother Matthew Roland, one of the WBSFUW in Osun state, visited two schools in Ilesha town and discussed the Bible with the WBS students there and also collected the 6 completed lessons for the West Olive congregation, Peoria, AZ, which will be posted to our office (WBSTC California) with other lessons from the students before the end of this month.
Brethren, we are very proud of been one of the servants of the Lord serving the Lord in this part of the world! Thanks for your partnership. May the Lord keep us safe and sound until death, in Jesus Christ name, Amen.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Director of Studies)
Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria