The SEED – September 2021

 In The SEED

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September 2021

(The SEED bulletin includes personal testimonies to demonstrate the power of the Gospel to change lives, with the hope that the Holy Spirit would touch and encourage the reader through them, and hopefully share with others that do not know Christ.) 
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8

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UPDATES FROM NAKIRIA & LORUGUM ZONES

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    In late August, the SHARE Team traveled 65 miles southwest of Lodwar to the previously unreached village of Locher-Elim in Lorugum Zone to plant a church. Earlier in August, a team searched for villages that had not yet been reached with the Gospel of Christ in this area. Motivator Enos Lomorukia had identified Locher-Elim Village as unreached.
    After evangelism, screening The Jesus Film, and other ministry events, a church was planted!  A total of 174 people attended the screening with 59 of them giving their lives to Christ, and 6 of them were baptized. A total of 196 people attended the ministry teaching times, and 89 people were present for the first church service in Locher-Elim Village! Below are pictures from this joyous event.

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Lighthouses are continuing to grow in the Zone. There are now 33 Champions leading Lighthouses with 231 Disciples attending. The 33 churches in Lorugum Zone that have been established through SHARE are ministering to 2,717 believers! These churches are led by 7 SHARE Motivators, Abraham Lokuwom, Enos Longoli Lomorukai, Peter Esinyen, Moses Ng’akipi, Ayengyen Atoom Eloiloi, Samuel Aiyo Lomarani and Silas Ekai Ekomwa. Abraham Lokuwom, is the pastor of 9 different churches, with a total congregation of over 1,400! Please keep these men in your prayers as they continue to spread the Gospel and plant churches within the Zone. Below is a testimony of how God met Dorcas in her time of need.

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Through SHARE, 43 churches have been established in Nakiria Zone, ministering to 2,260 believers. The 12 Motivators in the Zone continue to minister to these churches and to other villages nearby. In August, 12 people became Christ followers! No baptisms were held, as there is still a shortage of water. The Motivators have now discipled and trained 43 Champions, who are leading 47 Lighthouses with 513 disciples in attendance! Within the next couple of months, Motivator Philip Asuroi will be leading a survey to an unreached village for a possible church plant, and Champion Daniel Ekai will be leading a new church plant in Nabulon Village!
    Church attendance has been inconsistent due to the many villagers who are moving to a new area for the fishing market. Also, many others are still migrating in search of food and water for their livestock during this drought season. This makes it challenging to disciple these people. Despite these challenges, Lighthouses are continuing to grow, and disciples are sharing the Word of God with their friends and neighbors, as depicted in the story below.

 

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The Impact of the Audio Bible

   My name is Elizabeth Asuroi Ejure. I live in Nachamae Village in Nakiria Zone and fellowship at Kapua Baptist Church. I am a Champion of a Lighthouse. I enjoy listening to the Word of God on the Audio Bible. It speaks of many good things that bless our hearts. When I play the Audio Bible for my friends who come and visit me, they feel the same way. I turn on my Audio Bible when visitors drop by, so that they can hear the Word of God. Some are delighted to hear the Word and ask how they can get an Audio Bible for themselves so that they can listen to the teachings on their own.

   There are still many people who have not heard the Word of God. Through my Audio Bible a few more have heard. I play the Audio Bible whenever I can, so that those who may not have heard the Bible can hear God’s Word and respond.

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Champion Elizabeth Ejure with her Lighthouse.
The members are proudly holding their Audio Bibles.

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GAP Analysis: The team has been traveling in a 30-mile perimeter around Kapoeta Town, sometimes on foot and sometimes on motorbike. They have identified an additional 19 unreached villages. The total identified unreached villages is now at 33. The team plans to group the villages into 3’s and minister to 3 villages during each trip. Currently, they are doing homestead-to-homestead evangelism and developing relationships with the villagers that will lead to sustainable evangelism, discipleship, and eventually church plants!
   The team has had a very positive experience during their contact with the Toposa people so far. Within the first 2 weeks in Toposa, they had already reached more villages than planned! During homestead-to-homestead evangelism, 28 people accepted Christ and pledged to share the Gospel with others in their neighborhood. This has greatly encouraged the team! They are planning to revisit these new converts after the initial survey is complete. The 15 motorbikes that were purchased for this team have arrived in Lodwar. Once the bikes have been inspected, they will be dedicated, commissioned, and handed over to the Toposa Team. In fact, that might have already occurred!
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TURKANALAND

PRAISES
  • Protection from COVID-19
  • Grateful for the DMM Tools: Audio Bibles, DMM bookmarks and Projectors
  • The continued DMM training of Champions has greatly impacted the people and more people are coming to Christ through the Lighthouses and listening to Audio Bibles
  • Continued spiritual growth through Lighthouses
  • Continued care of the DMM Centers by the local church members
  • A water borehole has been drilled in Chokchok Zone!
  • The new church plant in Locher-Elim Village
REQUESTS
  • Clean drinking water across Turkanaland
  • Peace between the Jie of Uganda and the Turkana
  • For Motivators to grow spiritually strong and healthy congregations, and for the ability to walk the long distances between villages especially when reaching believers as they migrate in search of pasture for their livestock
  • Coordination of fencing the DMM Compounds by local believers
  • Continued moderate rainfall to provide pasture for livestock and keep believers from frequent migration
  • More schools in the area for both adults and children
  • Relief for those experiencing famine and drought
  • Follow up with the church in Locher-Elim Village in mid-October
  • For these Motivators in Nakiria Zone:

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Peter Ille

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Joseph Ewalan

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Motivators profiles have now been updated through August. We invite you to visit shareint.org/missionary-updates anytime to read about what the Lord is doing through them. If you would like to send the Motivator whom you support an encouraging message, you may do so via the “SEND A MESSAGE” button on their webpage.

TOPOSALAND

PRAISES
  • The Toposa people are friendly and sharing
  • A generous donor has provided funds for 15 motorbikes to aid the team in their travels!
REQUESTS
  • Most roads are very treacherous, especially in the rainy season
  • Some people who are of the Catholic faith have stirred up hatred to those who are not of the same faith in South Sudan
  • The process of acquiring land for a central Sending Center to be purchased without much opposition
  • That the strategy of grouping the villages into groups of 3 in North, South and East Kapoeta will be effective in reaching the lost
  • Availability of clean water

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  SHARE Founder, Sammy Murimi; SHARE Board member, Wayne Wuebbels; and Pastor Brent Whitefield, from one of our supporting churches, are visiting Kenya this month. Part of their mission is to visit two of the sites for the proposed Sending Centers. These Sending Centers are part of the Next-Gen Initiative. The dots on the map below represent where the proposed Sending Centers for this initiative will be built. Be on the lookout for an update in next month’s SEED!

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TURKANALAND MINISTRIES
    Needed by the end of 3Q: $31,700/KShs.3,170,000

TOPOSALAND OUTREACH
    Remaining Budget Needs: $12,846/KShs.1,284,600

NEXT-GEN INITIATIVE
    Remaining Budget Needs: $282,000/KShs.28,200,000

Click the button below to make a donation. If donating online, you may assign a donation using the designation box. After you have chosen ‘PayPal’ or ‘Credit or Debit Card’, the next screen will allow you to designate which project you would like your donation to go to. To do so, click where it says “Designate ministry to receive funds below”, and type your response there (i.e. Turkanaland, Toposaland, Next-Gen). Then complete your transaction. If donating by mail, you may assign your donation by writing it on the check’s Memo line or including a note.

You can always reach Sammy, SHARE Founder, at 318-243-4243 or sammymurimi@shareint.net or Dalmas, SHARE Director, at +254-711565644 or dalmas@shareint.net if you have questions.

We also request you to consider sponsoring one or more of our Motivators that are in need of support at $2,400/KShs.240,000 per year (or $200/KShs.20,000 per month). You can sign up to support one here.

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and support!

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