Joseph Echomo Lolele Ichom

    JOSEPH ECHOMO LOLELE ICHOM

    SIMI Class: 2016-2017

    Zone: Nayada

    Main Village: Kaabangang (pop. 1,500)

    Village of Daughter Church:
    Morukiteng (pop. 250; 10 kms/10 miles away)

    # of Churches: 3

    Total Members: ~100

    Lighthouses: 1

    Champions: 1

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 12


    Updates from the field:

    March 2021

    In March, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church family. About 51 members attended each Sunday in the mother church.


    February 2021

    In February, Motivator Joseph held services in 3 churches. About 54 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 46 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined.


    January 2021

    In January, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church families. About 48 members attended in the mother church each Sunday, and 64 attended in the daughter churches. Three people accepted Christ while Joseph shared the Gospel.


    December 2020

    In December, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church families. About 74 members attended in the mother church each Sunday, and 70 attended in the daughter churches. Joseph asks that you pray for his congregation as some of them are migrating in search of food and water for their livestock during this time of drought.


    November 2020

    In November, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church families. About 67 members attended in the mother church each Sunday, and 70 attended in the daughter churches. There are 12 disciples learning how to become disciple-makers.


    October 2020

    In October, Motivator Joseph resumed services in the 2 of the churches. About 44 members attended in the mother church each Sunday, and 28 attended in the daughter church. There are 5 disciples learning how to become disciple-makers.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Water

    Challenges

    – Corona pandemic


    September 2020

    In September, Motivator Joseph resumed services in the 3 churches. About 37 members attended in the mother church each Sunday, and 58 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined. There are 10 disciples learning how to become disciple-makers.


    January 2020

    In January, Motivator Joseph continued to minister to the people in his church. An average of 197 members gathered to worship on Sundays at the mother church and 2 daughter churches in Lokorikipi and Morukiteng. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

    – Water

     

    Challenges

    – Need for Bibles

    – Walking long distances to visit other villages

    – Chairs


    December 2019

    In December, Missionary Joseph continued to minister to the people in his church. He currently has 8 students attending the discipleship classes. An average of 149 members gathered to worship on Sundays. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Church construction

     

    Challenges

    – Need for Bibles

    – Chairs


    September 2019

    In September, Missionary Joseph continued to minister to the people in his church. He currently has 10 students attending the discipleship classes. An average of 148 members gathered to worship on Sundays in the mother and daughter churches combined. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – The unsaved to be saved

    – Church construction

     

    Challenges

    – Drought

    – Migration


    August 2019

    In August, Missionary Joseph ministered to the people in his church, and 10 people got saved. He currently has 10 students attending the discipleship classes. An average of 273 members gathered to worship on Sundays in the mother church and daughter churches combined. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Lack of water

    – Church construction

    – Bibles

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    July 2019

    In July, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel in Nayada Village, and 10 people got saved. An average of 92 members gathered to worship on Sundays. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Water

    – Church construction

    – Bibles

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    June 2019

    In June, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel in Nayada Village, and 7 people got saved. An average of 71 members gathered to worship on Sundays. Joseph is thankful for Share International.

    Prayer Needs

    – Water

    – Church construction

    – Bibles

     

    Challenges

    – Walking long distances between villages


    April 2019

    Joseph is the Missionary/Pastor to the church in Lopusiki, where the average attendance in April was 64. They added three new members this month. Joseph has trained one other person to help him with the duties of evangelism. There are 6 students in the discipleship class. In the daughter church of Morukiteng, about 35 members attend each week. Fifteen new members were added this month. They are planning an outreach to the Village of Lochor-angilimo in the near future.

    Prayer Needs

    – Food and water

    – Need for an Adult Literacy Teacher

    – Church construction

    – Strength to walk long distances in order to visit other villages

     

    Challenges

    – Insecurity

    – Walking long distances between villages