Joseph Lokuruka Ekai

    JOSEPH LOKURUKA EKAI

    Wife: Veronica Nakutan Akeru

    Children:
    Daniel Erot, Anna Akamu,
    Dorcas Akiru, Joseph Erosipus,
    Peter Akuta, Robert Losike,
    David Emuria

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Katapakin

    Main Village: Dero

    # of Churches: 2
    Daughter Church:
    Nadoto Village

    Total Members: 252

    Lighthouses: 5

    Champions: 5

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 25


    Updates from the field:

    2021

    August

    In August, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 96 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 110 in the daughter church in Nadoto Village. Joseph is asking you to join him in praying for water during this time of drought. He is also grateful for SHARE International and the support that he receives.

    September

     

    June 

    In June, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 128 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 145 in the daughter church in Nadoto Village. 2 people accepted Christ when the Gospel was shared this month. Joseph is asking you to join him in praying for water during this time of drought. He is also grateful for SHARE International and the support that he receives.

    July

    In July, Motivator Joseph ministered to his mother church family in Dero Village where about 132 believers met weekly for services and to his daughter church in Nadoto Village where 110 believers met to learn more about God. Joseph asks that you pray with them for rain for the area as many are suffering from drought and famine. He is grateful to SHARE International for their support.

    May

    In May, Motivator Joseph ministered at the mother church where 175 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village. 2 people accepted Christ when the Gospel was shared this month. There are now 6 Champions leading 6 Lighthouses with 28 disciples learning how to share their faith stories with others. Joseph is asking you to join him in praying for water during this time of drought. He is also grateful for SHARE International and the support that he receives.

    April

    In April, Motivator Joseph ministered at the mother church where 123 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village. About 70 members attend the daughter church in Nadato Village where he did an outreach and 117 people accepted Christ and 80 people were baptized. This month 7 disciples have shared their faith stories and led others to Christ. Joseph is asking you to join him in praying for water during this time of drought. He is also grateful for the support that he receives.


    2020

    November 

    In November, Motivator Joseph ministered at the mother church where 156 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village. 4 people accepted Christ. 5 Lighthouses (Disciple-Making Groups) have been established with 25 disciples attending. This month 4 disciples have shared their faith stories and led others to Christ. Joseph is asking you to join him in praying for water during this time of drought. He is also grateful for the support that he receives.

    October

    In October, Motivator Joseph ministered to both churches. About 122 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Dero Village, and 130 attended in the daughter church in Nadoto Village. Joseph has established 7 Lighthouses (Disciple-Making Groups) with 17 disciples attending. 5 disciples have shared their faith stories and led others to Christ. 15 Audio Bibles have been distributed as well as 45 Bookmarks that are used in helping the disciples share their faith story.

    September 

    In September, Motivator Joseph resumed services in both churches. About 150 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Dero Village, and 155 attended in the daughter church in Nadoto Village. Joseph has established 4 Lighthouses (Disciple-Making Groups) with 17 disciples attending.

    March 

    In March, Motivator Joseph shared the Gospel, and 5 people accepted Christ. About 132 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and 75 in the daughter church. There are still 6 students in Discipleship Class. Joseph is grateful for the prayers and support from Share International.

    February

    In February, Motivator Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 201 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    January 

    In January, Motivator Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 214 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.


    2019

    December

    In December, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 151 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    November 

    In November, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people accepted Christ. An average of 221 members attended church services each Sunday in the mother church and daughter church combined. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    October 

    In October, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 245 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. 12 new members were added to the  church this month. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    September 

    In September, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 4 people came to Christ. An average of 210 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. 14 new members were added to the church this month. Joseph is grateful for Share International.

    August 

    In August, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 243 members attended church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He prays for his family’s needs. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    July

    In July, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 164 members attend church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He prays that God would give him strength to walk the long distances between the villages.

    June 

    In June, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel with 80 people, and 5 people came to Christ. An average of 162 members attend church services each Sunday. He is currently discipling a class of 6 students. He is praying that God would give him the strength he needs to travel on foot between all the villages he visits. Joseph is grateful to Share International for making it possible for him to be a missionary and do God’s work.

    May 

    In May, Missionary Joseph shared the Gospel, and 4 people were saved. He disciples a class of 6 members.

    April 

    In April, Missionary Joseph gained 6 new members in the mother church. The daughter church in Nadoto Village gained 8 new members.

    February

    In February, the average attendance was 122 in Dero Village. Six new members were added to the church this month. They have six people enrolled in discipleship classes, and ten people gave their lives to Christ.

    January

    Missionary Joseph is the pastor of the church in Katapakin, where an average of 101 people meet each week for services. Six new members were added this month. They did an outreach to a nearby village, where 5 people gave their lives to Christ. There are 6 people enrolled in the discipleship class. Missionary Joseph has six elders that have been trained to help him with evangelism. He also ministers to the church in Nadoto Shakina, where 95 meet weekly. They had seven new members join the church this month.