Dearest in Christ,
We give God glory for all we are able to do through His grace. We are thankful to God and you for all you have done to see the commencement of the CAMEROON BIBLE INSTITUTE OF WOTUTU, a seat of wisdom for the word of God.
We are overwhelmed with the grace God granted our partners from the USA to come and be part of the opening. We appreciate God for all their courageous sacrifices toward the cross, especially in Cameroon.
The Bible college in Wotutu is complete as we have those who are coming from the French speaking zones and also a student from Nigeria.
I am here to share some of the highlights of the four days event that led in a wonderful way the commencement of the school.
On the 1 January 2011, I was at the airport to welcome the coordinator and other key persons to the school (CBIW).
On the 2 January, students started arriving at the campus from their different congregations and villages.
On the 3 January, we already had 19 out of the 20 students who were admitted. They were welcomed on campus by the director, Elangwe Esowe, some leaders of the Wotutu congregation, the staff from CBIW, and our partners from the USA.
These are the principal officers from the BVBID in the USA standing beside the new school sign board in Wotutu, after the formal orientation of students. It is great to see identification of the Bible Institute for the people who live in this area.
These are some students cleaning up their rental dormitories, 10 meters away from the Wotutu church hall which will serve as the lecture hall for now for the Cameroon Bible Institute. It is a blessing to have a place for these students to live so close to the classroom.
These are the pioneer students of CBIW ready to march into the hall for the first matriculation ceremony on 4 Jan 2011. It was a day to be remember for many years to come in training men to preach the gospel throughout Cameroon and West Africa.
God sees and blesses those who work for Him. God blessed the visit with a soul accepting the gospel on the campus of Baird Memorial College, the only Christian secondary school in the south west region of Cameroon. CBIW will do more for the lost souls. Pray fervently for us here, because Satan is not happy with what is happening here.
We do appreciate God for helping us in our effort to fully work for Him. We appreciate you, whom God has used to be stepping stones for this big dream to be realized Wotutu, Cameroon. Just know that your names will be for ever remembered in the history of the church in this great Nation.
Pray for us because this is just the beginning. More is ahead for us to accomplish for the Lord’s glory. Your prayers, advice and support will help us reach our goal, which is to take Cameroon and the world for Christ. (Phi. 4:13) WE ARE NOT ALONE.
NOTE: CLASSES HAVE ALREADY STARTED AND ARE MOVING ON WELL. THE FIRST CLASS WAS OLD TESTAMENT ONE. SOME NON-STUDENTS CAME TO BE PART OF THE CLASS. IT WAS WONDERFUL AND INTERESTING TO HAVE THEM IN THE CLASS, FOR THEM TO SEE WHAT WILL BE HAPPEING HERE IN CBIW,WE ENCOURAGED THEM TO ALWAYS COME.
Classes are going on well, and we are entering into the second week of studies. Some students went to some congregations to preach, because some of them that came to the school were preaching in congregations without any formal training. So they saw a lot of loop holes in their ministry. Therefore, I permitted them to go and do their work. Help them in your prayers.
Elangwe Esowe Greg
By His grace. Director CBIW