JAMES EKIRU EMORU
Wife: Henricah Ebongon Ekiru
Florence Esekon Ekiru (12 years), Immanuel Ekopir Ekiru (9 years)
Gideon Lokitela Ekiru (5 years), Rael Itao Ekiru (3 years)
Alice Imoru (19 years), Egielan Imoru (4 years)
SIMI Class: 2017-2018
Block: Kalemungorok Block
With a population of more than 3,600, their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming during rainy seasons, while some are doing small scale business in the village. The village is known for general worship of idols under the control of demonic spirits in which the witch doctors are the mediums. Some common idols of worship in the area are the stars, moon, and charms. The villagers believe them as the source of life and protection.
As a result of evangelizing and witnessing by JAMES EKIRU EMORU, the church members and enrollment are increasing rapidly. A number of 45 have given their lives to Christ and worship together regularly under a tree. The number of born again youth is 15 and Sunday school children is 32.
Updates from the field:
Missionary James is the pastor of the church in Katioko where the average attendance at services is 57. He has 13 people attending discipleship classes. They did an outreach in the village of Padatum where a church was planted. About 20 people meet weekly. They added two new members this month. He has two elders who have been trained to help him in his work of evangelism.
– Pray for the church construction to be completed
– Pray for school fees for the children
– Adult class
– A means of transportation – motorbike
– Long distances between villages without transportation
– Traditional cultural beliefs