Beloved in Christ Jesus,
Greetings from your fellow laborers in Christ Jesus. This year’s 2014 Workshop at Ikom, Cross River state, near Cameroon Republic was another success attended by over 500 brethren from all states of Nigeria and a few brethren from Republic of Cameroon.
The 3rd day of events witnessed a convert during the door-to-door mass evangelism and the last day events was another success because over five different books from brother John Waddey and another lover of God were freely distributed with Bibles by brother Doug to all the participants.
Brethren, on behalf of Nigerian brethren and churches, I thank all who have made this Great Workshop a successful one! Thanks and God blessed.
Brethren, on Sunday at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregations in Ibadan, I taught on “Worship in Patriarch and Mosaic Dispensation” while brother Arowolo Samuel, a year 2 student of SWSE-Ibadan led in songs.
In the afternoon at the women’s Bible class, I taught on “The Sweetness of Christian Fellowship.”
At the campus church in Butubutu village, Ibadan, brother Festus Ayoo, one of the SWSE year 1 students, taught on “The Bible-Final Authority in Religion of Christ” while another year 1 student named Godwin Ede admonished the church from John 15:1-10.
Beloved, the SWSE-Ibadan main campus resumes 3rd semester classes on Monday, February 3, 2014. I, Makinde, will handle Life of Christ 3, Doctrine 1 & 2, Hermeneutics 2, Practical, 1 Corinthians and Bible Geography (now penciled down for brother Steven Ashcraft during his March 31 to April 4 visit); brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe will handle OT History 2, OT Prophets-Minor and the Book of James; brother Isaac Olaniyan will handle 1 & 2 Peter & Jude and John 1, 2, & 3 John; brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji will handle Christian Home and World Religions and brother Okon Sunday Udoh will handle Romans, Evangelism 2 and Christian Evidences.
We thank you all for your partnership! May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all your undertaking in Jesus Christ name, Amen.
Stay blessed and be strong in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sincerely in Christ,
Dearest in Christ,
Grace and mercy be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan main campus resume classes on Feb. 3 as scheduled.
On Feb. 6, our August visitor in the month of February, brother Bill Pennell visited our permanent site at Butubutu-Ibadan, Ona-Ara L.G.A. Oyo state and on February 7, Friday, we went to WNCC campus in Abeokuta, Ogun state for the same purpose.
On Saturday, February 8, our students and staff of SWSE-Ibadan evangelized Alagbede and Tadi villages between 9:00am - 3:00pm.
On Wednesday, February 5 at Onikokoro congregation, Ibadan I taught on “Our Purpose in Life” (Phil. 1:20, 21 & Matt. 5:13-16) during our mid-week Bible class. On Sunday, brother Arowolo Samuel, one of the year 2 students of SWSE-Ibadan admonished the church from Prov. 6:16-23.
At the campus church in Butubutu, one of the year 1 students named Eze Ikechukwu (from Enugu state) taught on “Christian and Temptation” while another year 1 student named Festus Ayoo Kwaghchimin (from Benue state) admonished the church on “The Truth.”
On Tuesday, February 11, one of our prospects named David Dele was baptized by brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe, one of the SWSE-instructors.
Beloved, we shared 7,000 WBS introduction courses during this year Great Workshop at Ikom in Cross River state to all the participants while the remaining 3,000 are for recruitments of students in Western states of Nigeria. On Monday and Tuesday evening, our WBS team visited two high schools in Oyo and Osun state and 1,000 introduction lessons were freely shared.
If you are interested in teaching more people the gospel through the WBS correspondence courses, please contact brother Joel Coppinger of WBSTC, California firstname.lastname@example.org or brother Ron Pottberg of WBS, Texas email@example.com.
Brethren, due to the number of students admitted this section (2013 /2014) at SWSE-Ibadan & Lagos campus, which is 37 in all, against our budget which is for 30 students, the school is in need of extra $3,200 (N480,000) for balancing the budget and $2,700 (N400,000) for digging a water bore hole at the school site.
Those willing to assist us should please contact one of the men of God below:
This coming Saturday has been set aside for us to evangelize the Felele area of Ibadan with brother Dele Shotola and the WBS team.
Thanks for your love and care! May the Lord of blessing continue to bless our joint efforts in Christ name, amen.
Sincerely in Christ,
Makinde E. Olufemi (Director of studies)
Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan & Lagos campus, Nigeria