Dear fellow servant of God Almighty,
Greetings from Nigeria. Below is the report from the month of August 2015.
On August 1 the WBSFUW in Oyo and Osun States evangelized the Felele area of Ibadan with brother Dele Shotola and the brethren of the Felele congregation and few students of former Southwest School of Evangelism (SWSE), Ibadan.
We divided ourselves into four groups and each group was led by those of us who are already a pulpit preacher. Brother Kayode Eniafe, brother Dele Shotola, brother Joseph Adeniji, and myself served as the group leaders. Though no conversion was recorded, brother Dele Shotola reported the return of two of their erring brothers on August 2, 2015 as the result of August 1 exercise.
On August 2 brother Destiny Sunday Elijah, one of our year-one students taught at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan on “Be Strong in the Lord,” (Eph. 6:10-18) and on August 23, brother Makinde Emmanuel Anuoluwapo, one of our year-two students taught on “The Gift of the Holy Spirit,” while brother Moses Abidemi Bamidele, one of our new students admonished the church at Onikokoro /Gbongudu, Ibadan on “The Fruit of the Holy Spirit,” (Gal.5:21-26).
While in Ghana, I taught at the Sarpenman 2 congregation in Accra on “The Wit’s End” (Psalm 107:27-28), while brother Emmanuel Atanji, another student of Bear Valley Bible Institute School of Graduates, Ghana-Accra admonished the church on “Why Suffering?”
On August 30, brother Tsado Jonathan taught on “The Judgment Day” at the Onikokoro / Gbongudu congregation, Ibadan, while I admonished the church from Dt. 28:1-14.
From August 13-15, 2015, brother Abiola Joseph Olusoji, one of our instructors at BVBIN-Ibadan campus, worked with the Ikeja congregation with some of our students at the Lagos campus to evangelize the Ifako area of Lagos State in a three-day mass evangelism that resulted in the conversion of two souls, the restoration of one, and the planting of the Lord's church at Ifako, Lagos State, and one of the graduates of the former SWSE-Agege satellite campus named brother Emmanuel Odoh was appointed as the minister of that new congregation in Lagos State.
On August 6 and 7, I joined hundreds of brethren at this year’s annual Bible Lectureship organized by the West Nigerian Christian College, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where I taught on “The Resurrected Christ - The Hope of a Sacrificed Life.”
Brethren, we have just returned from our weekend evangelism in Osun State and by this coming Friday we will travel to work with the Ilisan congregation in Ogun State for another mass evangelism with staff and some students of BVBIN-Ibadan.
We deeply appreciate you all and we plead with you not to withdraw your moral and financial support for this great work in Nigeria. Thank you for your great contribution to help save souls from eternal condemnation. Stay blessed.
I remain yours in His Grace as a servant,
Makinde Ebenezer Olufemi
Director of Studies - Bear Valley Bible Institute Nigeria
Proprietor - Southwest Institute Butubutu, Ibadan
Minister - Church of Christ, Onikokoro / Gbongudu, Ibadan