Beloved in Christ,
Grace, peace, and mercy be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer.
I bring greetings from the students and staff of the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Nigeria, Southwest School of Evangelism, Ibadan, and from my co-WBSFUW in Oyo, Osun, and Ogun state. We are grateful to you all for your concern, care, prayers, love, financial support, and the goodwill you have extended to this Bible Institute since her inception in year 2003. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer for you all, in view of your partnership and faithful commitment to the course of Christ from many years ago until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Our students will complete their one month vocational studies on February 26 in preparation for the third semester classes of February 29 to April 29, 2016.
The students and staff of BVBIN & SWSE-Ibadan and my co-WBSFUW were actively involved in the weekend evangelism of February 6, 13 & 20 at Egbeda -Oyo state, Ilisan-Ogun state and Oroge / Aronfolu / Oriapata of Oyo state which resulted in the conversion of five and restoration of five erring Christian.
As scheduled, I start teaching on Church Growth at Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan on February 14 and hopefully will conclude the first part on February 28 due to my assignment with three Lagos congregations from March 4-6, 2016 where I will be speaking on “Factors To Church Growth,” Meiran on March 4, Owutu on March 5, and Isheri-Oshun on March 6.
World Bible School: Five thousand WBS Introduction Lessons were shared during this year’s Great Workshop 2016 and three hundred returned introductions were posted on Tuesday to WBSTC, brother Joel Coppinger for teachers in USA to grade and order next lesson for the students.
Coworkers: Brother Matthew Adeyemi reported the conversion of one and restoration of three in the month of February at Lusada-Ogun state. Brother Dairo Abiodun Joseph and his team in Ogun state continue their monthly preaching trip around villages in Ogun state with the intension of planting the Lord's church in any of the receptive villages. Brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji also reported the conversion of one and restoration of one family at Agege congregation in this month of February, while brother Mfon Etim and brother Okoro Chinyere and the WBSFUW in Ikorodu-Lagos continue in their joint efforts in the preaching of the sound gospel within Ikorodu town and villages.
Southwest Kiddies Academy: Our kiddies academy is growing rapidly. We now have 35 students.
We received the approval from Ministries of Health, that of Work & Environment, and Lord willing, before May we shall complete the registration of the Kiddies Academy with Oyo state Ministry of Education.
Borehole: Due to the scarcity of water during the dry season, I decided to borrow the sum of N1,200,000= from my banker on Friday, February 19, 2016 before the arrival of $5,000 from brother Doug Wheeler and associates and the balance of $1,000 from brother Steven Ashcraft and associates in March 2016, so that one of the best borehole companies in Western states of Nigeria will help us dig the borehole at our main campus in Butubutu village-Ibadan in this dry season.
We commenced the digging of a borehole at our main campus in Butubutu with hope to complete the job before March 7, 2016. We thank you all for your love, care, and goodwill. May God keep you all, our partners, strong and healthy and extend your days of usefulness in His earthly kingdom, is our fervent prayer.
Yours in His grace as a servant,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Minister)