Beloved in Christ,
Greetings from the students and staff of Bear Valley Bible Institute Nigeria-Ibadan, the staff of the Southwest Institute, and my fellow WBSFUW in Oyo, Ogun, Oshun, and Lagos state.
Southwest Kiddies Academy Butubutu-Ibadan closed for the remember of the year on December 18 and will reopen, Lord willing, on January 11, 2016 for second term classes.
Twenty-six students are enrolled from Kindergarten 1 to Basic 4. Most of these students are a ward/child of less privileged people in Butubutu, Akinwande, Elesu, Panu, and Eletu villages.
Our school and exam fees for Kindergarten and Nursery are N2,500, while that of Basic class is N3,500 per term. My primary aim is to give hope to the hopeless and to catch them young for the Lord.
Registration of the Kiddies Academy just commenced and will hopefully complete before June 2016 due to the sum of Naira involved.
I taught on “Man's Journey from Earth to Heaven” (Ex. 25-30) on December 6 at the Onikokoro /Gbongudu congregation and at Bale Ayo, Asejire in Osun state on December 13 and Sunday evening, December 20, at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation-Ibadan.
The students and staff of BVBIN and my co-WBSFUW in the Western state of Nigeria and staff of SWI teamed up with brother Dele Shotola, and these few brethren evangelized Parainuewe near the Ibadan airport on December 6. The Felele brethren evangelized Felele area of Ibadan yesterday. I also served as one of the guest speakers in Saturday evenings Open-Air Bible lectureship, while brother Kayode Eniafe was the second speaker, and two souls were reported to be converted to the Lord’s church by brother Dele Shotola as the result of the mass evangelism at the Felele area of Ibadan on December 20.
Brethren, success is to be measured not by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he overcomes while trying to succeed! When our school van broke down several months ago, we taught that is the end of our evangelism trip for year 2015, but as the Lord will have His way, as the old truck is back to the road for the Lord’s use!
A few students were recruited for WBS correspondences courses. Those willing to speed the truth through the WBS correspondence course should please contact brother Joel Coppinger of WBSTC, California or brother Ron Pottberg of WBS Texas, USA.
Brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji just reported the conversion of four souls at the Oke-Odo area of Lagos state as the result of the efforts of students and staff of our Lagos campus together with that of Lagos WBSFUW team and brethren in the Saturday mass evangelism.
Brethren, we thank you all for your partnership and great contribution toward the spread of the gospel of Christ in Africa. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all our joint effort in Christ’s name, Amen.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Yours in His grace as a servant,
Brother Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi ( Minister)