Joseph Lokuruka Ekai

    JOSEPH LOKURUKA EKAI

    Wife: Veronica Nakutan Akeru

    Children:

    Daniel Erot, Anna Akamu

    Dorcas Akiru, Joseph Erosipus

    Adopted Children:

    Peter Akuta, Robert Losike

    David Emuria

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Katapakin

    Village: Dero

    The population of Dero Village is 1,500. Their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming, while some are doing small scale business. The village is known for general worship of idols under the control of demonic spirits, in which, witchdoctors are the mediums. Some common idols of worship in the area are the stars, moon, and charms. The villagers believe these idols are the source of life and protection.

     

    Church Progress:

    As a result of evangelizing and witnessing by Missionary Joseph Lokuruka Ekai, the church members enrollment is increasing.

     


    Updates from the field:

    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 151 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Spiritual support

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    November 2019

    In November, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 221 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Spiritual support

     

    Challenges

    – Long distance travels


    October 2019

    In October, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 245 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. 12 new members were added to the  church this month. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Spiritual support

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances to reach distant villages


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 4 people came to Christ. An average of 210 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. 14 new members were added to the church this month. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Strength to walk the long distances between villages

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances to reach distant villages


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 243 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He prays for his family’s needs. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Family needs

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of water

    – Walking long distances to reach distant villages


    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 164 members attend church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He prays that God would give him strength to walk the long distances between the villages.


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 162 members attend church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He is praying that God would give him the strength he needs to travel on foot between all the villages he visits. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – Prayer support

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of clean water

    – Traveling long distances to reach villages


    May 2019

    In May, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 4 people were saved. He disciples a class of 6 members.

    Prayer Needs

    – Prayer support

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of clean water

    – Traveling long distances to reach villages


    April 2019

    In April, Missionary Joseph gained 6 new members in the mother church. The daughter church in Nadoto Village gained 8 new members.

    Prayer Needs

    – Joseph’s family

    – Teaching generosity within the local church

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of clean water

    – Traveling long distances to reach villages


    February 2019

    In February, the average attendance was 122 in Dero Village. 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.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – That the children would be able to attend school

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of medical clinic nearby

    – Lack of water

    – Walking long distances to reach distant villages


    January 2019

    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. He also ministers to the church in Nadoto Shakina, where 95 meet weekly. They had seven new members join the church this month.

    Prayer Needs

    – Need for structure for Joseph’s family

    – Church structure

    – That Joseph’s children would be able to attend school

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between the villages

    – Famine