SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (SIBS) ACCRA
BEAR VALLEY EXTENSION PROGRAM
REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2017
GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION
So soon the month February in the year 2017 has come to an end. We have a good course to praise and thank the LORD God for such a blessing found in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Having said that as usual, the student body, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and management wish to thank our sponsors and donors to the SIBS for the wonderful contributions being made towards the welfare of students, workers and to the growth of the in particular and the kingdom of God in general.
We would like to draw our ccoordinator Brother Steven Ashcraft into the picture for his tireless efforts he is putting into the growth of the school and to make sure students and workers needs are met. We are much grateful.
CAMPAIGN AND EVANGELISM
There was a "Macecedonian Call" from the Central Region of Ghana to the students of the SIBS to join other preachers in that region to spread the powerful and saving message of the Lord Jesus Christ to the losing souls and to establish the Lord's church in a twin-town known as Gomoa Ada-Ngyiresi.
On the 13th on February, the entire regular students with their cook, left the campus to the twin-town. Information reaching the office indicated that, no sooner had they arrived in the town than it started to rain. As result no campaign was made on the first day. However, as from 14th the campaigners started their work to the end of 18th. The campaign was divided into four sections on each day as follows under the leadership of Brother Kojo Acquah Beenyi (one of the instructors of SIBS):
Section #1: Dawn Preaching between the hours of 5:00am -5:30am
Section #2: House to House Evangelism from the hours of 8:00-12 midday
Section #3: House to House Campaign Continued from 2:00-4:30PM
Section #4: Open Air Preaching as from 7:00-10:00pm
BAPTISM AND CHURCH PLANTING
The Lord blessed the efforts of these able men from the period of 14 to 18th (Tuesday to Saturday) with a total number of BAPTISMS were twenty-one (21) souls. It would interest all to note that, since there was not found in the twin-town the Lord's church, on the 19th (Sunday), the church of Christ met for the first time to worship the Lord. Total attendance was one hundred and sixteen (116). The break down were as follows: 59 Males; 29 Females; 17 Children and 11 Visitors made up of both males and females.
Praise the Lord, just after the worship, two other souls were baptized. Given a total baptisms of twenty-three (23). On that note the Lord's church is now established in the twin-town of Gomoa Ada- Ngyiresi.
Attached are Pictures of a soul being baptized; after church service; ladies about to be baptized.
The name of SIBS continues to travel far and near within the country. As a result of this, the students' population has increased from twenty-two (22) to twenty-five (25). Management has decided not to admit anymore students for now till current students complete their courses.
Compiled by: Emmanuel Amoo-Gyimah