Beloved in Christ Jesus,
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you all from God our Father and from Jesus Christ, the strength of the saints.
A day Bible lectureship in Yoruba tongue on March 19, 2016 featured brother Ayobami Ogunjimi while one of the SWSE graduates, brother Joseph Olaleye, served as interpreter and some of us contributed to the discussion on God's plan for the home. The program commenced by 9:00 am and ended by 3:00 pm. Over 200 brethren graced the occasion which was held at Owode-Egba congregation in Ogun state.
On March 25-26, the students and staff of BVBIN/SWSE - Ibadan traveled to Wasimi, Osun state to work with one of our year-two students named Godwin Ede in evangelizing his area.
On our way back, our school bus broke down completely at Adekanra village. We were later forced to get the students back to the school campus in Butubutu through three hired taxi, while I used my Jeep to tow the van to the mechanic workshop in Butubutu village.
On March 20 I taught on “Why the Early Church Grew” at the Onikokoro/Gbongudu congregation and concluded on March 27 with “How to Save Our Youth” to give room for divided classes for the next Lord's day that will also center on “Church Growth.”
Report from BVBIN/SWSE Campus Church: Brother Abraham Idu Yeje, our campus minister, taught on “Evangelism” March 20, while brother Nzunyang Rimamskwe admonished the brethren from Romans 12:1-12.
On March 27, 2016 brother Shotola Emmanuel, one of our year-two students taught on “Choices” (Deut. 30:15-20), while another year-two student named Nnamdi Blessing admonished the church from John 15:1-10.
Report from Co-WBSFUW and BVBIN/SWSE Graduates: Brother Matthew Adeyemi, one of my fellow WBSFUW in the Western state of Nigeria, reported the conversion of sister Janet Ediboh on March 27 at his new station in Ogun state. Brother Lawrence Abiodun Peter reported the conversion of two souls and the restoration of one at Owode-Yewa in Ogun state, while brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji reported the conversion of two souls at the Agege congregation in Lagos state in this month of March 2016.
We are posting a package of 100 introduction lessons just recruited for free from WBS correspondence courses to WBSTC in California, USA. Those willing to teach more souls the gospel of Christ by correspondence should contact brother Joel Coppinger (International Director), WBSTC (firstname.lastname@example.org). And another 700 introduction lessons just arrived at my table for cross checking before posting to USA for grading by early April from brother Gbenga Ilori, one of our graduates who is now working with a Lord's church in Igbara-Odo, Ekiti state.
Southwest Kiddies Academy: Our kiddies academy is growing rapidly. The school started their 2nd term examinations today (March 29) and will go on vacation on April 8 through 29, 2016.
Ghana Trip: Lord's willing, I and brother Isaac Olaniyan will travel by road to Ghana on April 16 for a week of classroom instruction in the Bear Valley Graduate School in Accra, Ghana, where brother Ralph Williams will teach on “Leadership” in continuation of our Master’s program. Please keep on praying for our successful trip to and from Ghana.
While in Ghana, brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji, brother Kayode Eniafe, and my wife will help to supervise and monitor both the BVBIN/SWSE and SW Kiddies Academy.
Our Need: Since our old school van continues to give us problems whenever we travel out of Butubutu, we think the best thing for us is to get another fairly newer bus for our evangelism trip within the Western state of Nigeria. It will cost us not less than N1,500,000 ($7,500) to get a better van for this assignment.
In Conclusion: We are very, very grateful to you all for your love, care, prayer, and financial support for the Lord's work in Africa, Nigeria in particular. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all our joint efforts in Christ name, Amen.
Yours in His service,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Minister)