MICHAEL MEYEN MERIYO
Wife: Selina Nangem
Eunice Longol Meyen, Jennifer Arukudi Meyen
Sarah Awar Meyen, Jamilla Esinyen Meyen
Susan Meriyo Meyen
Purity Apur, Samwel Echarait
SIMI Class: 2017-2018
Block: Nayada Block
They have a population of more than 450 and their economic activities include nomadic pastoralists and farming, while some are doing small scale business in Lopeisajait 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 the evangelization/witnessing by missionary Michael, the church members and enrollment is increasing rapidly.
Updates from the field:
Missionary Michael is the pastor at the church in Lopeisajait where the average attendance in February was 43. They added five new members this month. They did an outreach to the villages of Kaloboi and Kabila Asonyok where 10 people gave their lives to Christ and 27 were baptized. There are 10 people enrolled in the discipleship classes. Missionary Michael has 2 elders who have been trained to help him with evangelism to the area.
– Pray for the church construction to be completed
– Pray for water provision for the community
– A motorcycle to ease travelling the long distances to the villages
– Lack of a medical clinic
– Lack of support for the needy church members