Beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Below are reports from BVBIN and my fellow WBSFUW in the South West state, Nigeria.
FIRST SEMESTER SCHEDULE AT BVBIN: This semester began as scheduled on August 17 with 38 students. Brother Biola Joseph Olusoji is teaching on “The Fundamentals of Faith,” “Church Problems” and the “Scheme of Redemption.” Brother Isaac Oluwole Olaniyan is teaching on the “Life Of Christ 1,” “Biblical Eschatological” and “The Pentateuch.” Brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe is teaching on “Evangelism 1,” “2 Corinthians,” “Old & NT Survey,” and “OT Wisdom 1.” I, brother Mak, am teaching on “NT Church 1,” “1 & 2 Thessalonians,” “Ministerial Counseling,” and “Teaching With Success.”
Our campus minister, brother Abraham Idu Yeje, continues coordinating our weekend evangelism, while our computer instructor, Miss Esther Oyenuga, continues training students in basic knowledge of computing every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
WEEKEND CAMPAIGN: We campaigned at Asejire, Osun state on September 5, and two souls were converted. On September 12 at Ilisan Remo, Ogun state, brother Dele Shotola and one of our year 2 students, brother Emmanuel Nwaorji as the host ministers, and two restorations were reported by the host ministers on September 13, 2015.
On September 19, I and brother Kayode, and some BVBIN foundational members (brother Paul Akinwale, brother Dairo Joseph Abiodun, brother James Gbolahan, etc.) were part of the marriage ceremony of brother Bode Olowe, the last male child of my in-laws, that was held at Monatan - Ibadan, Oyo State.
On September 26, we evangelized Kuede and Laminin villages, Ona-Ara Local Government of Oyo state, and a denominational pastor named Nathaniel Oladele was converted. Brother Kayode Eniafe and brother Abraham Idu Yeje will attend their Bible Studies today (Tuesday) while two of our year two students is now assigned to worship with them from next week on, if the whole church embraces the New Testament doctrine this week.
WBS SEMINAR AT AKURE, ONDO STATE: A one-day WBS seminar, organized by the Abusoro congregation in Akure, Ondo state and brother Matthew Roland, was held on September 20 and resulted in the conversion of five souls on September 21.
TEACHING / PREACHING AT ONIKOKORO / GBONGUDU CONGREGATION IBADAN: Brother Maknde Emmanuel taught on the “Second Coming of Christ” on September 6, while brother Lawrence Dada admonished the church on “Faithfulness.” Brother Moses Bamidele, one of our year-one students taught on “Why we are not Growing” on September 13, while brother Makinde John admonished the church on “Walking with God.” Brother Gabriel Ishom was the teacher of September 20, while brother Destiny Elijah admonished the church, and brother Makinde Emmanuel again taught on the “Marks of a Growing Church” on September 27, while brother David Oyekanmi admonished the church from Acts 11:28.
On September 20, I taught on “The Cost Of Discipleship” at Oke-Ofa Atipe, Ibadan, and on September 27, I taught on “Spiritual Challenges” at the Oniyere congregation, Ibadan and, Lord willing, I will teach the same topic at the Mile-12 congregation in Lagos state.
REPORT FROM OTHERS: Brother Dairo Abiodun Joseph and the church at Ota in Ogun state continue their prison and hospital ministry that resulted in the conversion of a soul in the month of September 2015, while brother Ezekiel Okorougo and his team continue their morning campaign at Ipaja and the environ using the Mission Printing and WBS materials in their daily campaign. Also, two of our August 28, 2015 graduates named Adedoyin Sola Rotimi and Ilori Gbenga Dare have just been appointed as the ministers of the Ido-Ekiti and Igbara -Odo congregations in Ekiti state. These two brothers will assume duty on October 1, 2015, Lord willing.
CONCLUSION: We thank you all for your partnership with us, to aid us, and lighten our heavy burden. May the Lord continue to bless our work together in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Yours in His Grace as a Servant,
Brother Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi
Director of studies - Bear Valley Bible Institute Nigeria.
Minister-Church of Christ, Onikokoro / Gbongudu, Ibadan
Proprietor - Southwest Institute, Butubutu, Ibadan