Beloved in Christ,
Greetings in Jesus name from Bear Valley Bible Institute of Nigeria & Southwest School of Evangelism, Ibadan,Oyo State.
ANNUAL BIBLE LECTURESHIP & GRADUATION: This year 14th annual Bible Lectureship & 13th Graduation at the premises of BVBI-N & SWSE, Butubutu, Ibadan was held in Doug Wheeler's events hall, August 24-26. In attendance wereBro.Steven Ashcraft, Bro.Timothy Iwe, Bro.God'spower Ossai, Bro. Makinde, Bro.Ayobami Akanji and others .
This year lectureship focused our attention on ACTIVE CHURCH. Over 300 brethren, friends, and well wishers graced the occasion from 73 congregations of the federation .
The remaining VOTI (Voice of Truth International) volume 88 was shared to all the participants plus a pack of 30 pieces of VOTI volume 88 to the 73 congregations represented from Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara Kogi, Edo, Delta, Imo, Tabara, and Osun states.
GRADUATION: 14 students graduated with SWSE Diploma in Theology and 16 students with Advance BVBI certificate which equivalent to Bachelor of Bible Studies(BBS).
THIS FINAL PRACTICUM: This year, the one month Practicum (Teaching Practice) was blessed with 31 conversions and 38 restorations . We thank Bro. Doug's associates which provides us with 60 Bibles for some of this converts .
SPECIAL AWARD: The three sisters who was part of the recent graduates went home with The Wise Women award (Prov.14:1). Bro.Emmanuel Okpauchi (SWSE) and Bro.James Yaya Osen(BVBI) won the best academic students award, while Sister Olajumoke Akerele won Pricilla award and Bro. Isaac Adeyiwolu and Bro.Godwin Ede won Leadership award .
APPRECIATION: Thanks be unto Almighty God for granting us success in this year lectureship and graduation.
Please permit me to mention some brethren that their moral or financial help contributed beyond measures to the success of this program. We appreciate Bro.Joel Coppinger & associates, Bro.Doug Wheeler & associates, Bro.Steven Ashcraft & associates, Bro.Jerry Bates & VOTI crew, Bro.Eddie Cloer & Truth for The World Bible Mission, Bro.Richard Renfro & Mission Printing group, and you all for your prayer supports .
May The Lord of blessing continue to bless all our joint effort in Christ name,amen.
I remain your co-soldier of Christ ,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi (Director of Studies)
BVBIN & SWSE,Ibadan,Oyo State