Joseph Lokuruka Ekai

    JOSEPH LOKURUKA EKAI

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Wife: Veronica Nakutan Akeru

    Children: Daniel, Anna, Dorcas,
    Joseph, Peter, Robert, & David

    Zone: Katapakin

    Villages: Dero & Nadoto

    # of Churches: 2

    Total Members: 252

    Lighthouses: 6

    Champions: 6

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 25


    Updates from the field:

    2022

    March

    In March, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church families. About 75 believers met each week at the mother church this month and 102 met in the daughter church in Nadoto Village. Three new members were added to the mother church this month. Joseph is grateful for the support that he receives from SHARE International and asks that you pray with him for water for this drought stricken region.

    FEbruary

    In February, Motivator Joseph ministered to his church families. About 78 believers met each week at the mother church this month and 130 met in the daughter church in Nadoto. Joseph is grateful for the support that he receives from SHARE International and asks that you pray with him for water for this drought stricken region.

    January

    Motivator Joseph is the pastor of the church in Katapakin, where an average of 104 people meet each week for services. He also has a daughter church in Nadoto Village, about 10 kms/6 miles away. He walks between these villages to minister to the people there. The people in his village are pastoralists. Joseph is grateful for the support that he receives from SHARE International.


    2021

    December

    In December, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 107 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 130 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.

    November

    In November, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 87 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 130 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.

    October

    In October, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 90 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 130 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

    In September, Motivator Joseph ministered at both the mother church and the daughter church. 118 members attended each Sunday in Dero Village and 135 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.