Joseph Apem Lokasirim, Monitor

    JOSEPH APEM LOKASIRIM

    Wife: Hellen Achuka Apem

    Children:
    Magdaline Muya Apem, Micah Ekuwom Apem,
    Naomi Awoko Apem, Catherine Lonyia Apem,
    Boaz Eleman Apem

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Kalobeyei

    Village: Nachuchukait
    Nachuchukait Village has a population of 3,000. Alcoholism is common among the villagers. Their economic activities are the sale of alcohol, some drugs (like tobacco), local mandazi (breads), firewood, and charcoal.

    Church Progress:
    They worship in a permanent building with approximately 170 members, including 50 women, 30 men, 20 youth, and 50 Sunday School children.

     


    Updates from the field:

    March 2020

    In March, Monitor Joseph ministered in his home village, where 193 members attended church each Sunday. About 185 members attended Sunday services in the 2 daughter churches combined. Joseph is grateful for the prayers and support he receives from Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Peace

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    February 2020

    In February, Monitor Joseph continued to minister to his church family. 336 members attended Sunday services this month in both the mother churches and the 2 daughter churches in Nanam and Nalanacha. He is praying that the construction of the daughter church in Nalamacha will progress. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction in Nalamacha

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    January 2020

    In January, Joseph became a Monitor of Kalobeyei Zone! He continued to minister to his church family. 350 members attended Sunday services this month in both the mother churches and the 2 daughter churches in Nanam and Nalanacha. He is praying that the construction of the daughter church in Nalamacha will progress. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction in Nalamacha

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Joseph continued to minister to his church family. 346 members attended Sunday services this month. He is praying that the construction of the daughter church in Nalamacha will progress. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction in Nalamacha

     

    Challenges

    – Diseases

    – Walking long distances between villages


    October 2019

    In October, Missionary Joseph continued to minister to his church family. 334 members attended Sunday services this month. He is praying that the construction of the daughter church in Nalamacha will progress. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction in Nalamacha

     

    Challenges

    – Diseases

    – Walking long distances between villages


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Joseph continued to minister to his church family. He had 2 new members join the church. 312 people attended Sunday services this month. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future. Joseph is grateful for the support.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

     

    Challenges

    – Migration


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Joseph ministered to his church family, the mother church and daughter churches. He had 18 new members join the church. 324 people attended Sunday services this month. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lokudule in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – For more Turkana people to know more about God

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel. He is currently discipling a class of 10 students. He prays for the construction of the church building in his area. 158 members attended Sunday services this month. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 6 people came to know Christ. He is currently discipling a class of 10 students. 158 members attended Sunday services this month. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Need for peace

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    May 2019

    In May, Missionary Joseph gained 2 new members in the mother church. An average of 158 members attended service each Sunday.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – More Turkana people to know God

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    April 2019

    In April, Missionary Joseph preached in the mother church, and 8 people gave their lives to Christ. He targets to reach the Lokudule Village in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    March 2019

    In March, Missionary Joseph reached the Nalamacha Village, and 20 people gave their lives to Christ. An average of 147 members attended service each Sunday in the mother church, with 2 new members. Joseph has 10 students in Discipleship Class, 5 of whom can freely testify to nonbelievers courageously.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – The believers to grow stronger in their faith

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Walking long distances between villages


    February 2019

    In February, the average attendance at the church in Nachuchukai was 112. At the village of Nanam the attendance was 70.

    Prayer Needs

    – Building a church

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    January 2019

    Missionary Joseph is the pastor of the church in Nachuchukai, where about 174 people meet weekly for services. They added ten new members this month. Five people accepted Christ, and six others are enrolled in the discipleship classes. Missionary Joseph has two elders who have been trained and help him with evangelism in the area. He also serves the village of Nanam, where about 56 people meet weekly for worship. He is planning an outreach to the village of Nalamacha in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Building the church

    – Pray for believers to be strong in northern Turkana

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages