BVBIZ continues to make her own history. Many are slowly choosing to be part of this process. Indeed many things continue to be achieved. This could not be possible without the moral, spiritual and financial support we keep receiving from far and wide. Because of this support, BVBIZ confidently gives the following report of what transpired in May.
BVBIZ now has a new Full time class currently consisting of 10 men. It started its classes on the 15th of May. Of these, one is married while the rest are single. We are expecting a couple to join the class this week.
Besides the biblical courses, there shall be training in the following areas this term
· Drip Irrigation
· Poultry Production
· Vegetable production
· Sign Language Basics
DONNIE ESTEP’S VISIT
We were blessed yet again to have Donnie Estep with us from the 27th of May to the 2nd of June. He spend the greater part of the week teaching the “Scheme of Redemption” to the new class. He had an opportunity of teaching at a mid-week service at the Nashville congregation.
God answers prayers at his own time. It has been almost 2 years waiting for the Ministry of lands to act on our application for land for the school. On the 24th of May, we were alerted that the papers are ready. The land measures 6 hectares and is located about 9km from where the school presently operate from. The land shall be on lease. The gazetted lease fee is $208 per month for schools culminating to $2500 per year. This is compared to $7200 the school is paying annually in rentals. The $2500 need to be paid at once. Once it is paid, operations on the land can start. The present challenge is the $2500. BVBIZ is appealing to individuals and congregations to help. Whatever amount will be greatly appreciated.
FIELD PROGRAM REPORT
This year’s field practicum came to an end on the 28th of May. This 2 month program gives a student the opportunity to practice what he would have learnt from the class. Our appreciation goes to various congregations and individuals who managed to accommodate the students and the expenses they went through to feed them. Some fell ill along the way, but funds were provided by the congregations and individuals for the students to receive medical attention. BVBIZ remains grateful to this partnership. 2 congregations where started during this two-month period and 105 souls were baptized.
We keep praising God for what he continues to do at BVBIZ. To Him be all the glory! Thank you all for the support. In the next report, we shall give the highlights of the school’s first ever graduation ceremony.