Beloved in Christ ,
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. The students and some staff and members of the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan evangelized Gbongudu / Sooko junction on Saturday of November 14, 2015, where I spoke on “Worship in the Patriarchal, Mosaic and Christian Dispensations,” while brother Dada Lawrence and brother Emmanuel Okpachui spoke on “Marks of True Worshipers” and the “Benefits of True Worship” respectively.
On Sunday, November 15, I taught on “Pressing Toward The Goal” from Philippians 3:12-21 at the Kute congregation, Ibadan, while brother Sunday Samuel Adegoke, one of the graduates from the former Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan admonished the church on “Endurance.”
At the Onikokoro /Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan, one of our Saturday prospects was baptized by brother Dada Lawrence.
Second semester classes began at BVBIN-Ibadan with thirty-four students, eighteen students in the diploma program and sixteen students in the advanced diploma program from November 13, 2015 through January 29, 2016.
I (Makinde) will be handling the following subjects for this semester: Homiletics 1 & 2, Preacher's Life and Practical. Brother Kayode Solomon Eniafe will handle OT History-1, NT Church 2, and OT Wisdom 2. Brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji will handle Hermeneutics-1, Hebrews, and Denominational Doctrines. Brother Isaac Olaniyan will handle Life of Christ-2 and Galatians, while our campus minister, brother Abraham Idu Yeje will handle Acts of the Apostles and Prison Epistles.
At the campus congregation in Butubutu village, brother Abraham Idu Yeje taught on “Individual Challenges,” while brother Victor Dominic Edet, one of our year-one students admonished the church on “God’s Power.” Brother Shotola Segun, a year-two student taught on “The Challenges of Life” at the Egbeda congregation, and brother Akinade Oluwaseun Akinleye, another year-two student taught on “Spiritual Challenges” at the Kuede congregation, while brother Kayode S. Eniafe admonished the church at Kuede village on “Pressing Toward the Goal” (Phil.3:14).
Brother Benjamin Okon, a year-one student reported the conversion of two souls during their door-to-door evangelism at Lekki on Saturday, while brother Ezekiel Okorougo, one of the graduates of SWSE and BVBIN, reported the conversion of three souls (Elechi Olugu, Mrs. Ugo Blessing, and Nnenna Inya) during his mission work to Afikpo in Ebonyi state. He also reported that he attended three burials during his one month preaching trip to Ebonyi state, visited Afikpo and Abakaliki prison and used six cartons of Mission Printing tracts during his mission trip.
Brother Matthew Ikape, one of our year-one students will be assisting the church at Erinmo -Ijesha in Osun state as the the evangelist from December 18, 2015 till August 2016, when he hopes to complete his year-one courses and move to the advanced diploma certificate, Lord willing.
Brethren, always remember us in prayer as we do for you. May the Lord of blessing continue to bless all your endeavors in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Yours in His grace, as a servant,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi