JOSEPH LOKURUKA EKAI
Wife: Veronica Nakutan Akeru
Daniel Erot, Anna Akamu
Dorcas Akiru, Joseph Erosipus
Peter Akuta, Robert Losike
SIMI Class: 2017-2018
Block: Katapakin Block
With a population of 1500, their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming, while some are doing small scale business in DERO 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 missionary JOSEPH LOKURUKA EKAI, the church members are increasing in a fantastic number.
Updates from the field:
In the month of February the average attendance was 122 in the village of Dero. Six new members were added to the church this month. They have six people enrolled in discipleship classes and ten people gave their lives to Christ.
– Pray for church construction to be completed
– Pray for children’s school fees
– Lack of medical clinic near by
– Lack of water
– Walking long distances to reach distant villages
Missionary Joseph is the pastor of the church in Katapakin where an average of 101 people meet each week for services. Six new members were added this month. They did an outreach to a nearby village where 5 people gave their lives to Christ. There are 6 people enrolled in the discipleship class. Missionary Joseph has six elders that have been trained to help him with evangelism in the area. He also ministers to the church in Nadoto Shakina where 95 meet weekly. They had seven new members join the church this month.
– Need for structure for my family
– Church structure
– Fees for my children
– Transportation means