Josephat Lomuria Lapur

    JOSEPHAT LOMURIA LAPUR

    Wife: Mary Ayanae Lomuria

    Kids:

    Eli Ekamais, Zippor Akal

    Michael Ekalapatan

    Adopted Kids:

    Emmanuel Ekamais, Christine Atabo

    Josephine Ngikito

    SIMI Class: 2017-18

    Block: Chokchok Block

    Village: Akatuman, Lotiira, & Lomunyen

    Population of Akatuman village is 4500 people whose economic activity is mostly fishing, irrigation farming, and animal mongers.

    Church Progress:

    The church has a population of 169 adults and 106 children who attend service on Sunday. They worship under a semi- permanent structure.

     


    Updates from the field:

    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to 360 people in the Village of Lomunyen and 41 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 60 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Village of Lokipetot. There are 815 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to 400 people in the Village of Lomunyen and 12 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 160 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Village of Lokipetot. There are 803 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.


    May 2019

    In May, Missionary Josephat Lomuria reached the Lokipetot and Lomunyen villages, and ministered to 328 people. 29 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. He struggles with the challenge of witchdoctors in the area. He planted a new church in the Lomunyen Village. He requests for Bibles to provide to those who are able to read. This month, 803 members attended church service in all branch churches and the mother church. Josephat is grateful for the help he received to build his house.


    April 2019

    In April, Missionary Josephat had an average attendance of 177 people, with 30 new members. 30 people were saved. He has a discipleship class of 36 people; 8 of whom can freely testify to nonbelievers courageously.

    Prayer Needs

    – Spiritual maturity of the Body of Christ in the area

     

    Challenges

    – Drought and famine, which also affect attendance

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear friend,

    Thank you for your support of constructing the house. Very soon I will send you the full report of the house.

    May the Almighty bless you abundantly.


    March 2019

    In March, Missionary Joseph Lapur reached the Nachok Village (Pop. 350), and 30 souls came to Christ. 20 people are in discipleship class. He planted a new church in the Nakuron Village. He prays for transportation to reach the unreached villages and seminars to educate people more about God. 1048 members attended church servicse in all branch churches and the mother church. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.


    February 2019

    Missionary Josephat is the pastor of the church in Kibish, where the average attendance was 49. They added 30 new members this month. They did an outreach in the village of Nachok, where 20 people accepted Christ. 22 people are enrolled in the discipleship class. Josephat has 5 elders to help him with the work of sharing the Gospel in the area. He also serves the villages of Nakuron, Lokam, and Akatuman, where the combined average attendance was 205.

    Prayer Needs

    – Transportation means

    – Church construction

    – Drought to end

     

    Challenges

    – Traditional beliefs

    – Drought and hunger

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Sponsor,

    Thank you for your generous support and prayers. God bless.


    January 2019

    In January, Missionary Josephat had an average attendance of 188 people. They added 16 new members, and 20 people are enrolled in discipleship training. They did an outreach in the village of Nochok, where 30 people gave their lives to Christ. Josephat has 3 elders and 5 evangelist that have been trained to help him with his work. They also serve the villages of Nakuron, Akauman, Lokam and Narii where the average combined attendance was 210. There were 120 new members added this month to these churches.

    Prayer Needs

    – Transportation means (motorcycle)

    – Pray for the believers to be strong in the north

     

    Challenges

    – Witchcraft and witch doctors in the area

    – Lack of enough teaching in some communities

    Note To Sponsor

    Thank you for your support. Thank you for also giving toward a class for Adult Literacy. May God bless you and your family.