MARCH 2021 EDITION
I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery! I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or ‘the Secret’.
– Colossians 2:2-4 MSG
Motivators in Lokori Zone, like David Koriang, Robert Ekalale, and David Ekaran, are continuing Sunday services, DMM training, and homestead-to-homestead evangelism. There are currently 22 churches, 30 Lighthouses, and 30 Champions active in this zone. A total of 150 disciples attend the Lighthouses and are learning how to share their faith with others. Disciples are leading new members to join Lighthouses. Motivators are grateful for the Audio Bibles that were delivered in February, that they can now distribute to disciples.
The area is still in a severe drought. Believers are praying rains will come to bring some relief.
Congregation at Lokwii Village
Motivator David Koriang leading a Lighthouse
Lighthouses are thriving in Nakiria Zone as new converts join every week! Currently, there are 41 Lighthouses with 36 Champions leading. The 247 disciples are eager to learn more and share their faith with others. In the coming months, a few Lighthouses in outlying villages will become full-fledged churches.
In February, the evangelism teams planted two new churches, in Lodetek and Kakim villages! A total of 61 people placed their faith in Christ, and 36 were baptized! Motivators and Champions continue to teach the DMM curriculum, conduct group fellowships, do homestead-to-homestead evangelism, screen The Jesus Film, and take care of the poor in the villages. They are grateful for the new supply of Audio Bibles that they received and are handing them out to the Word-thirsty disciples to aid them in their Christian walk.
Baptisms and new church plant in Kakim Village
New church in Lotedek Village holding Sunday Service at the DMM Center in Nakiria Zone
My name is Nelly Alimlim. I attend church in Katapakori Village, Chokchok Zone. Before coming to Sunday School, I did not know anything about church. My job was to look after the young animals for my parents. One day, when I was taking the animals to water, I overheard someone teaching children what it meant to obey their parents. I wanted to hear more, so I walked closer and sat under a tree a short distance away; I did not want to get too close. When the teacher was finished teaching, I quickly scurried away.
The next Sunday I took the animals for water at the same place. This time I left my flock to graze and drink and joined the other children. After that, I continued to go to Sunday School. At that time, my parents did not attend church, but they do now. They have since accepted Christ as Savior, and so have I, and now we attend church regularly.
I thank God that I am now a changed person. God has taught me to respect and obey my parents.
Patrick Etiir’s Sunday School Class in Katapakori Village, Chokchok Zone
Jackson Erus teaching AL Teachers
In early-March, a 5-day Adult Literacy (AL) Training Seminar was held at the SEND Center in Lodwar. A total of 30 Adult Literacy teachers from 7 of the 10 Zones traveled to Lodwar to learn new teaching techniques and to be encouraged in the work that they do.
Topics covered included: Methods of Teaching DMM Curriculum to Adults, Psychology of Adult Learning, Effective Evaluation in Adult Learning, Adult Curriculum Development in Teaching, and Human Relationship & Communication Skills.
The teachers went back to their respective villages encouraged and equipped. They will continue to teach more adults not only how to read and write, but, more importantly, how to share the Gospel with others.
Katapakin Zone DMM Center is complete!
Now to invite the people!
Building materials and supplies have arrived at the Lokori Zone DMM Center building site. Preparations are underway to begin building the 10th and final DMM Center!
- Protection against COVID-19
- The Construction of the DMM Center in Katapakin Zone is complete. Only one more center to go – in Lokori Zone!
- Many have been saved, healed, and protected as God’s Word continues to be shared by Motivators
- Increased number of disciples, Lighthouses, and spiritual growth in Nakiria and Lokori Zones
- Two new churches planted in Nakiria Zone this month
- More Audio Bibles were delivered to Lokori Zone
- Continued care of the DMM Centers by the local church members
- Establishment of an Adult Literacy Class at the Nakiria Zone DMM Center
- For clean drinking water across Turkanaland
- Strength for Motivators to help grow spiritually strong and healthy congregations
- Safe travel for Motivators as they traverse the villages and DMM Centers for ministry
- More men to answer the call to become Champions
- Cessation of insecurity within the neighboring communities that border Turkana County
- Provision of funds by local believers towards fencing DMM compounds
- For moderate rain to grow pasture for livestock so as to keep people from frequent migration
- Food during this time of drought
- Containment of rising water levels in Lake Turkana
- More projectors to screen The Jesus Film
- Cessation of tradition of early marriages for girls
Please pray for these Motivators in Nakiria Zone:
Chales Topos Adung
Daniel Lobali Tukoi
Motivators profiles have now been updated through February. We invite you to visit shareint.org/missionary-updates
anytime to read about what the Lord is doing through them.
We are grateful to the Lord for His provision through faithful supporters like you – to enable continued harvest and multiplication of souls for Christ all across Turkanaland. Thank you for being available to the Lord to be a channel of blessing to many in Turkanaland through SHARE. As we approach the end of First Quarter, we request you to pray and consider a generous donation to meet the financial needs of the remainder of the Quarter, which amount to $46,182. Please see below for different ways to make your donation. You can always reach me – anytime if you have questions at 318-243-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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