Beloved in Christ Jesus,
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and from our great Sustainer, Jesus Christ.
END OF FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES: We finished all classes and tests for the first semester classes at BVBIN-Ibadan main campus on October 16, 2015 and started a month of vocational studies for all our students. Sixteen students now in year one and seventeen in year two successfully passed the first semester tests with 70% and above.
Second semester classes begin, Lord willing, on November 16, 2015 at BVBIN, Butubutu campus in Ibadan, Oyo State with thirty-three students.
WEEKEND EVANGELISM: This month, weekend evangelism took us to Laboro, Kuede, Asejire-Oyo and Osun State, Sooko and Moronfolu villages of Lagelu Local Government of Oyo state. The weekend evangelism of October 3, 10, 17 resulted in the conversion of a Pentecostal church at Kuede village with five of their key members and their pastor-Oladele, Mr. & Mrs. Sabitu Adeyemo, Mrs. Latifat Adekunle, Mrs. Oladele Deborah, and Mrs. Ishmael.
I taught on Spiritual Challenges, October 4 at Mile-12 congregation, Lagos state and on the Communion with Christ, Oct. 11 at the Onikokoro congregation, Suffering of the Saints, October 18, and Does Christ Care…Part 1, October 25, 2015.
WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL: Our campaign team in Oyo, Osun and Ondo states of Nigeria recruited over four hundred names for free WBS correspondence courses that will be posted next week to our WBSTC office in California, USA. As designed in the Great Commission by our Master, Jesus Christ, Christ 's church grows when we (disciples) make other disciples through the spreading of the gospel of our Lord Jesus! And one of the ways of spreading the gospel is through the WBS correspondence courses. Therefore, if you are willing to reach more souls with the pure and undiluted Word of God, please, feel free to contact brother Joel Coppinger of WBSTC or brother Ron Pottberg of WBS of Texas, USA for details.
REPORT ABOUT SOME OF THE YEAR TWO STUDENTS: Brother Emmanuel Nwarorji continues his service at the Ilisan -Remo congregation in Ogun state, while brother James Oseni continues assisting brother Rufus Shotayo of the Alagbado congregation in Lagos state. Brother Destiny Sunday Elijah and brother Gabriel Ishom continue serving with brother Makinde John (year one student) and brother Moses Abidemi Bamidele (year one student) as the youth ministers at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation-Ibadan, and brother Godwin Ede is still active as the village evangelist at the Wasinmi congregation in Osun state, while our young evangelist, brother Isaac Phillip is working hard to bring the church at Erinmo-Ijesha, Osun state to maturity, and brother Lucky Meya and Ishidaomen keep on working for the Lord at Edo state. Brother James Olaosebikan Akanni continues assisting the church at Agoro in Ogun state and brother Ozobor Godwin continues his service as one of the evangelists of the Maryland congregation in Lagos state. The Lord has been working wonderfully through these men to increase the numbers of the true believers and in edification of the saints.
CAMPUS CHURCH AND OTHER BVBIN INSTRUCTORS: Brother Abraham Idu Yeje assisted by brother Akinade Oluwaseun Akinleye (BVBIN-year 2 student) continue ministering at the campus church while brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe, assisted by brother Ishukwu Samuel Chukwunikwe (year 1 student), continue to nurture the just converted denominational church at Kuede village, and brother Shotola Segun, one of our year two students and brother Balogun Stephen, one of our year one students is assisting the Egbeda congregation and brother Olorode Samuel continues to assist the Asejire congregation in Osun state.
Reports from brother Adeyehun Raphael shows the conversion of two souls in Ayede and Igbotako of Ondo state, while brother Matthew Adeyemi, who is now assisting one of the old congregations in Ondo town, reported the restoration of four brethren, and brother Biola Joseph Olusoji reports the conversion of two souls at Agege, Lagos and restoration of one. To God be the glory.
Beloved, we thank you all for the hard work you are doing for the Lord in Africa, most especially in Nigeria. Keep on moving toward the heavenly goal!
Your co-laborer in Christ Jesus,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Director of Studies & Chairman of BVBIN Administrative Council)
Bear Valley Bible Institute Nigeria, Ibadan