The words of Jesus in Luke 10:2 keeps on remains alive at BVBIZ. He said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” The school is pleased to be doing her part in this ministry of winning the lost to the Christ and to keep the saved, saved. In this report, we give a glimpse into the role of the school in achieving Jesus’ desire towards lost souls.
The current class is now through with its classes. All subjects were completed successfully including all examinations. We appreciate the teachers (both full time and part time for imparting knowledge into these students and all sacrifices they made to make this happen. We also recognise the effort that students put in to make this possible. Despite the rigour, they held on. The following batch of subjects were the last for the current class; Minor Prophets, Foundation of Missions, Elementary Hebrew, Research Methods, Christian Evaluation of Contemporary Ethics, Community Development and Poverty Alleviation, Preacher’s Life and Work, Geography of the Bible and Revelation.
The term ended with students having a preaching competition. This took place on the 24th of March and each was tasked to present a textual sermon. The idea was for the students to display the knowledge and skills they accumulated as they were studying the various books, homiletics, public speaking, hermeneutics, languages amongst a variety of others. Two who excelled than above others shall be awarded during their graduation.
PART TIME PROGRAM CONTINUES
Classes for the part time program that started in January have continued taking place. Classses are being held both at Dzivarasekwa in Harare and here in Gweru. This course takes longer to finish compared to our normal program. There are 22 students meeting in Harare whilst 5 meet in Gweru. Classes are being held during weekends.
Our appreciation goes to members of the Prison Ministry in Harare for donating the following to the school; 1 Case ball point pens, 10kg rice, 6x2kg sugar, 10 bars washing soap, 1 case surf, 12x750ml cooking oil, 20x250g bathing soap, assortment of clothes, 11 counter books.
We also appreciate the Sande family and Dururu family for their monetary donations that keep coming into the school as highlighted in the financial report. May God bless these families and the Prison Ministry. The opportunity to partner with the school in one area or another remains open.
BVBIZ now has her own first vehicle. This is indeed a major development. Our evangelism task has been made easy. The vehicle was bought at Messina in South Africa. Appreciation goes to Brothers I.Mutichu, M. Muchingami and P. Kufa for making the journey. Bro. Kufa’s expertise in vehicles and engines was of much help. Our major appreciation goes to Bear Valley Bible Institute International for providing the funds.
BVBIZ emphasizes on practical. Almost every weekend each student is expected to put in at least 6 hours of evangelism every Saturday and be active in one or another every Sunday. Besides this, each student is expected to undergo an eight week intensive practical every year. The student will be expected to put into practice the theory that he would have learnt.
We thank God for what he has been able to do through BVBIZ in March. This would not have been possible without encouragements we keep receiving from you. Our appreciation continues to go to our sponsors for their unwavering support and to many others for their moral and spiritual support. The next report you shall be reading from us, shall be a report mainly based on the field program. To God be the glory!