Turkana Believers Reach Another Tribe!

In July 2023, a team of SHARE Turkana Staff and Motivators crossed the border into Ethiopia to take the Gospel to the largely unreached Nyang’atom tribe! They were joined by a team of the few Nyang’atom believers that had invited them. Together, they conducted homestead-to-homestead evangelism, screened The Jesus Film, and carried out age/gender-appropriate teaching sessions in three villages – Koutom, Narus, and Kangaten. A new church was planted in Koutom Village!

The combined team also taught the DMM Methodology at an existing church facility in Kangaten Village, with a total of 109 attendees. A total of 204 people received Christ as Savior during the outreach. Only 29 could be baptized due to lack of water. Those baptized had to be transported in SHARE vehicles to a puddle of water about 4 miles away.

The new church in Koutom Village is doing well. They are currently worshipping outside under a tree and are looking for a trained evangelist to lead their church. Pray with us that the believers in Koutum Church will continue to grow in their faith and become disciple-makers. The SHARE Team plans to travel back to Koutom in February of 2024 for follow-up and more training.

The Nyang’atom people are thirsty for the Word of God. They are keen listeners; they ask hard questions! They are very hospitable and hardworking people. Their land is arable. Besides keeping herds, they also practice sustainable agriculture.

The Nyang’atom Missionary Team has not formally been commissioned, but plans are underway for this to happen by January of 2024. This Team consists of 12 indigenous Nyang’atom people and 3 Turkana Missionaries (see pics below). The Team has already mapped out the unreached villages in Nyang’atomland and developed a 5-year plan of how to proceed. This plan will be the marker for their progress.

The Nyang’atom Missionary Team

Those Whom God Has Called to Reach the Nyang’atom People with the Gospel

Top (L-R): Bekele Loubin Lukucho, Elias Echom Loutien, Gabriel Napeiwi Lochege, Ilikori Ekuwom Lokuja, Jeremiah Tebakol

Middle: John Ebei Lokiria, Kennedy Egiron Lokiriama, Kula Mama Lokoel, Lochampa Namuya Lopiao, Lochin Ekeno Alemoe

Bottom: Loreng Achok Tikapel, Lucas Akidor Nakotoi, Michael Ekolor Ekuwom, Mitiko Tikapel Lokwaat, Samuel Lokiriama Esinyen

(Those in green are SHARE’s indigenous Turkana Missionaries/Motivators. Click on their name to view their profile.)

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age– Matt. 28:19-20.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”
– Matt. 24:14.