Josephat Lomuria Lapur

    JOSEPHAT LOMURIA LAPUR

    Wife: Mary Ayanae Lomuria

    Children:
    Eli Ekamais, Zippor Akal,
    Michael Ekalapatan

    Adopted Children:
    Emmanuel Ekamais, Christine Atabo,
    Josephine Ngikito

    SIMI Class: 2017-18

    Zone: Chokchok

    Village: Akatuman, Lotiira, & Lomunyen
    The population of Akatuman Village is 4,500 people. Their economic activities are mostly fishing, irrigation farming, and animal mongering.

    Church Progress:
    The mother church has about 169 adults and 106 children who attend service each Sunday. They worship in a semi-permanent structure.

     


    Updates from the field:

    March 2020

    In March, Motivator Josephat ministered in Nachok Village, and 80 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 183 students in Discipleship Class. An average of 228 people attended services at the mother church this month and 1,003 attended the 6 mother churches. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lomunyen in the future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Strength for Josephat in walking long distances to visit other villages

    – Musical instruments

     

    Challenges

    – Witchcraft

    – Drought

    – Diseases

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    Be blessed for standing to support me as a missionary in Turkana. Thank you.


    February 2020

    In February, Motivator Josephat ministered in Lomunyen Village, and 50 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 112 students in Discipleship Class. An average of 200 people attended services at the mother church this month and 773 attended the 6 mother churches. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    Prayer Needs

    – Strength to walk the long distances to visit other villages

    – Church construction

     

    Challenges

    – Witchcraft

    – Drought

    – Diseases

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    Be blessed for standing to support me as a missionary in Turkana. Thank you.


    January 2020

    In January, Motivator Josephat ministered in Lokipetot Village, and 37 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 96 students in Discipleship Class. Josephat and his team of 6 evangelists hope to reach Lomunyen Village to spread the Gospel in the near future. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    Prayer Needs

    – Strength to walk the long distances to visit other villages

     

    Challenges

    – Witchcraft

    – Drought

    – Migration

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    Be blessed for standing to support me as a missionary in Turkana. Thank you.


    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Josephat ministered in Lotiira Village, and 28 people gave their lives to Christ. He has discipled 216 people. An average of 1,113 members attended service each Sunday in all of the 8 churches combined. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is looking at doing outreaches in the Villages of Lomunyen and Lokipetot in the future. He has 4 evangelists who have been trained to help him with this ministry.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Strength to walk the long distances to visit other villages

     

    Challenges

    – Witchcrafts

    – Hunger

    – Walking long distances between villages

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    Be blessed for standing to support me as a missionary in Turkana. Thank you.


    November 2019

    In November, Missionary Josephat ministered in Lomuyen and Adopet villages, and 60 people gave their lives to Christ. He has discipled 40 people, who can now freely testify to nonbelievers courageously and are making disciples of others. An average of 840 members attended service each Sunday in all of the 7 churches combined. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.


    October 2019

    In October, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Adopet. 30 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 40 people.  There are 785 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. Joseph is planning outreach trips to the Villages of Lomunyen, Adopet and Lokipetot in the future. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    Challenges

    – Witchcrafts

    – Floods

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Sponsor,

    I thank you so much for the love, care, material and spiritual support that my family and the church has been receiving from you. God bless.


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Katula. 25 people gave their lives to Christ and 21 were baptized. He is currently discipling 250 people. Two churches were planted this month – one is Katula Village and one in Nakuron Village. There are 637 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. Joseph is planning outreach trips to the Villages of Lomunyen, Adopet and Lokipetot in the future. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    Challenges

    – Migration of people in search of food and water for their families and livestock

    – Resistance to the Gospel message

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    Be blessed for standing to support me as a missionary in Turkana. Thank you.


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Lomunyen and Nachok. 50 people gave their lives to Christ and 26 were baptized. He is currently discipling 450 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Villages of Lokipetot and Katula. There are 906 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    Challenges

    – Drought and famine, which also affect attendance

    – Witchcraft

    Note To Sponsor

    Dear Sponsor,

    I thank you so much for the love, care, material and spiritual support that my family and the church has been receiving from you. God bless.


    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

    – 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

    – 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.