Beloved in Christ,
Greetings from students and staff of BVBIN & SWSE-Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.
We thank the Almighty God for granting us safe journey to and from Ghana. The one week is as interesting as a month lectures. Brother Ralph Williams of Bear Valley Bible Institute International, USA taught us on “Leadership” on Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and 8:00 am to 5:20 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The twenty-one students (17 old and 4 new students) were well fed, both physically and spiritually. It cost each one of us N20,000 from Agege -Lagos to Tundu-Accra in Ghana and N25,000 back to Lagos from Ghana. We thank brother Seth Larbi, our host, for his love and care. May the Lord keep on using him, his family, and all of us for His glory in Jesus Christ's name, Amen.
We Nigerian brethren are now looking forward to host the Master's program in the church of Christ, Onikokoro / Gbongudu, Ibadan, Oyo state in the year 2018 through 2020/2021 since the issue of Boko-Haram are now put to rest in our country.
Brethren, in line with the word of God in 2 Tim 2:2, our May 23-27, 2016 “Leadership Seminar” at BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan will centered on Leadership Development and we are going to share some of what we learn from our able instructor, brother Ralph in the Leadership class with our brethren by discussing on : Leadership Development by me, brother Makinde Ebens; “The Book of Revelation” by brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji; “How To Established Scriptural Authority” by brother Dairo Joseph Abiodun; “Evangelism 3” by brother Isaac Olaniyan, and “Methodology” by me, brother Makinde Ebens.
We are expecting between eighty to hundred brethren from Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Kogi, Kwara, Edo, Delta, etc. to participate in this coming seminar with the aim of assisting the Lord 's church here in the Western part of Nigeria to be scripturally organized, sound and be more evangelistic in nature. We budgeted N100,000 for this five day seminar for feedings and photocopies of seminar materials for some of the participants.
The BVBIN & SWSE, Ibadan will end the third courses on April 29 to allow our students go for vocational studies till May 13, 2016 and resume for fourth semester classes on May 16, Lord's willing.
I'm 52 years old today. Please, always remember me, my family, and ministry in your prayer!
Beloved, we are very grateful for your moral and financial supports toward the growth of the Lord 's church here in Africa.
May the Lord of blessing continue to blessed our joint efforts in Christ name, amen.
I remain yours in His grace as a servant,
Makinde Ebens (Minister)