Paul Lochakan Edapal

    PAUL LOCHAKAN EDAPAL

    Wife: Dorcas Arukudi

    Children:

    Nicodemus Ekunoit, Dalmus Lowoya

    Deborah Atabo, Titus Arot

    Miriam Ekai

    Adopted Children:

    Lydia Ekitela, Simon Ekai

    Evans Etiir, Basil Ekaale

    Sefania Epiding, Evans Lokaala

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Kalobeyei

    Village: Naduat

    Naduat has a population of 3,558, mostly nomadic pastoralists. The village is known for idol worship, witchcraft, and worshipping the moon. Their economic activities are livestock and small scale business.

     

    Church Progress:

    The church consists of 28 men, 81 women, 43 youth, and 215 Sunday school children, and they worship in a permanent church.

     


    Updates from the field:

    January 2020

    In January, Motivator Paul continued to share the Gospel with the people of Naduat. 297 members attended Sunday church services this month. He has 15 students attending Discipleship Class regularly. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there. Paul is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – That the children would be able to continue their education

    – Literacy

     

    Challenges

    – Traditional beliefs

    – Long distances to travel

    – Economy


    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Paul continued to share the Gospel with the people of Naduat, and one person accepted Christ. 358 members attended Sunday church services this month. He has 15 students attending Discipleship Class regularly. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there. Paul is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Water

    – Literacy

     

    Challenges

    – Worship of idols

    – Traditional beliefs

    – Long distances to travel

    – Water


    November 2019

    In November, Missionary Paul continued to share the Gospel with the people of Naduat, and two people accepted Christ. 346 members attended Sunday church services this month. He has 15 students attending Discipleship Class regularly. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there. Paul is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Worship of idols

    – Traditional beliefs

    – Long distances to travel

    – Illiteracy


    October 2019

    In October, Missionary Paul shared the Gospel with the people of Naduat. 330 members attended Sunday church services this month. He has 15 students attending discipleship classes. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there. Paul is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Literacy for the people

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Worship of idols

    – Traditional beliefs

    – Long distances to travel

    – Floods


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Paul continued sharing the Gospel with the people of Naduat. 321 people attended Sunday church services this month. 4 new members joined the daughter church. He has 12 people attending discipleship classes. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there. Paul is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – An Adult Literacy Class

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Rain & water

     

    Challenges

    – Worship of idols

    – Traditions

    – Long distances to travel


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Paul shared the Gospel with 388 people at a Sunday church service, and 1 person accepted Christ. 2 new members joined the church this month. He has 15 students attending Discipleship Class regularly. He is looking to do outreaches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the hopes of planting churches there in the future. Paul is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    Prayer Needs

    – An Adult Literacy Class

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Worship of idols

    – Traditional beliefs


    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Paul shared the Gospel with 415 people at a Sunday church service, and 4 people got saved. He is looking to plant churches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the future. Paul is thankful for Share International.


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Paul shared the Gospel with 415 people at a Sunday church service, and 4 people got saved. He is looking to plant churches in the villages of Lotete and Kayarangorok in the future. He prays for an Adult Literacy Class to come to his area. Paul is thankful for Share International.


    February 2019

    Missionary Paul is the pastor of the church in Naduat, where the average attendance at services is 65. Three new members were added to the church this month. Seven people accepted Christ this month. 7 are enrolled in discipleship classes.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction to be completed

    – That the children would be able to attend school

    – Rain

     

    Challenges

    – Lack of a medical clinic nearby

    – Lack of support to the needy church members

    – Low church attendance due to migration of people who are searching for food and water for their families and livestock