What Crossed Your Mind?

What Crossed Your Mind? I don’t know about you, but my heart was deeply moved when I saw this photograph of the ‘Newly constructed church building in Koutum Village’ in Nyang’atomland, Ethiopia, built by/with ‘sweat equity’ of new believers Notice what they used for nails! I wonder how this would compare with your current church [...]

Let’s Be “Rich Toward God”!

Let's Be "Rich Toward God"! I believe it’s the same all over the U.S. and perhaps elsewhere around the globe – construction of new storage facilities is rapidly multiplying. Have you observed that? More stuff! Homes running out of room! Run to the nearest storage facility! Store! Store! Store! More! More! More!… It’s a heart-mind [...]

Nyang’atom Outreach Update – March 2024

On March 11th, the SHARE Team traveled 260 miles to Kakuta Village in Ethiopia to aid the Ny'angatom Missionary Team with evangelistic outreach. Entering Ethiopia was challenging. The normal route was impassible due to flooding of a river, so they had to find a new route. The only other route was very dangerous. Fortunately, an [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – March 2024

The Word of God continues to saturate Toposaland! In March alone, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) revisited 40 villages and shared the Gospel in 31 new villages! Through sharing the Gospel one-on-one, screening The Jesus Film, and Champions and disciples sharing their faith stories using the DMM methods, 160 people accepted Christ as Savior, and 3 [...]

The SEED – April 2024

April 2024 "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." -  Romans 1:16 On March 11th, the SHARE Team traveled 260 miles to Kakuta Village in Ethiopia to aid the Ny'angatom Missionary Team [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – February 2024

In February, the Toposa Missionary Team revisited 37 villages, and reached 18 new villages with the Gospel! They screened The Jesus Film in two of those villages, and as a result 54 villagers surrendered their lives to the Lord! A total of 129 were saved and 5 baptized. A total of 55 villages have established Lighthouses, with [...]

The SEED – March 2024

March 2024 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart [...]

Nyang’atom Outreach Update – January 2024

COMMISSIONING OF THE NYANG'ATOM TEAM     The formal launch of Nyang’atom mission work has been long awaited. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”. It is now time for the Nyang’atom people of Ethiopia to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!   [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – January 2024

January was a very busy month for the Toposa Team. The Team revisited 41 villages to encourage the believers and mentor the Champions. They also did outreaches in 12 new villages, sharing the Gospel and screening The Jesus Film, with 68 people giving their lives to Christ. No baptisms were done this month. The numbers of Champions [...]

The SEED – February 2024

February 2024 “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  - Romans 6:22&23 January was [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – December 2023

In December the Spirit of God was moving in Toposaland! The Team revisited 42 villages and 18 new villages with 118 people accepting Christ and 57 believers baptized! In villages where there is not water readily available for baptism, the Team has adapted another method of baptism, as depicted in one of the photos below. [...]

The SEED – January 2024

January 2024 “We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we will certainly also be united [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – November 2023

The Toposa Team has been very active this month; the Gospel of Christ has been spreading quickly! God has even touched the hearts of some of the witchdoctors in the area! The Team revisited 46 villages, teaching and encouraging the Champions as they lead Lighthouses. Since our October report, the Champions, Lighthouses, and Disciples that [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – October 2023

The Kingdom of God continues to grow in Toposaland! In October, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team shared the Gospel message in 62 villages (18 of these villages were previously unreached!). The response to the Gospel was great, with 43 people saved and 9 baptized. The new believers were encouraged to join one of the [...]

The SEED – December 2023

December 2023 “So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured [...]

The SEED – November 2023

November 2023 “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”  - Romans 3:22-24 A [...]

Where is my conscious love for the Lord in my “works” for Him?

Where is my conscious love for the Lord in my “works” for Him? I look back to the past nine months of 2023 with much gratitude to the Lord for the grace and the love He has extended and expressed to us all in so many ways. At the same time, I am realizing more [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – September 2023

The Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team continues to reach more people in Toposaland with the Gospel. They revisit the same 35 villages on a weekly basis, ministering to the people and encouraging the Champions and believers to stay strong in their faith. Lighthouses are expanding and growing. There are now 60 Lighthouses, led by 60 [...]

The SEED – October 2023

October 2023 “That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things.”  - 1 Timothy 4:10-11 The Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team continues to reach more people in Toposaland with [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – August 2023

August 2023 The Toposa Outreach Initiative Team had a very busy month in August. They revisited 36 villages, following up with believers and encouraging them in their walk with God, and visited 18 new villages conducting homestead-to-homestead evangelism. Missionary Phanuel Loole screened The Jesus Film in two villages. A total of 120 people accepted Christ. There was [...]

The SEED – September 2023

September 2023 “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”  - Romans 3:22-24 The [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – July 2023

July 2023 In July, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team revisited 31 villages, encouraging the believers there and reached 24 new villages. They screened The Jesus Film in most of the villages. The outreached resulted in 45 people accepting Christ!  The Team continues to revisit each of the reached villages on a weekly basis to encourage and instruct [...]

The SEED – August 2023

August 2023 "When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’" - Luke 10:8&9 In July, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team revisited 31 villages, encouraging the believers there and reached 24 new [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – June 2023

JUNE 2023 In June, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team reached 24 new villages with the Gospel and 28 villages were revisited, resulting in 75 more people accepting Christ!  The new believers are constantly being encouraged to join a Lighthouse. Plans are in process for training more Champions to lead the increasing number of Lighthouses, [...]

The SEED – July 2023

July 2023 "This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you:  God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all." - 1 John 1:5 The SHARE Outreach, Church-Planting and Disciple-Making Movement (CPM/DMM) ministry in Turkanaland marked 26 years this year, with a total of 480 fully functional churches planted and 663 [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – May 2023

May 2023 In May, the Toposa Missionary Team reached 22 new villages! They also revisited 30 villages they have been ministering in. The Jesus Film was screened in 2 villages, and 10 people gave their lives to Christ as a result. A total of 96 Toposa people were saved and 5 baptized this month. Lighthouses have officially [...]

The SEED – June 2023

June 2023 "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  A team of 8 Americans, including SHARE Founder, Sammy Murimi, is visiting Turkanaland June 23rd through July 1st [...]

Seeing the Finish Line!

SEEING THE FINISH LINE! WHAT NEXT? Sustaining a Healthy Church in Turkanaland I have participated in the Texas Senior Games’ 1500M and 5K Power Walk races in San Antonio the past three years. Even though the inevitable aging process alerts me the energy level I had three years ago has diminished to some degree, I [...]

Storing Up Treasures

Dear SHARE Friend and Supporter, Every born-again Christian looks forward with great anticipation to seeing and enjoying eternity in heaven with the Father's most precious "Treasure" of all - His Son Jesus Christ, our Redeemer! Besides, Christians also look forward to seeing and enjoying eternity with fellow precious "treasures" - brothers and sisters – especially [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – April 2023

April 2023 In April, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team visited 15 new villages, in addition to the 35 villages that they have been ministering in over the past year. The team has remained focused on training the 50 Champions who will continue to share the Gospel in the reached villages. That has been going [...]

The SEED Highlights – January – May 2023

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and support!

The SEED – May 2023

May 2023 "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with His own blood." - Acts 20:28 SEEING THE FINISH LINE! WHAT NEXT? Sustaining a Healthy Church in Turkanaland I have participated in the Texas Senior [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – March 2023

March 2023 In March, the 15 Missionaries returned to the villages that they have been reaching with the Gospel. Right now, the Team is focused on 36 specific villages, with each missionary responsible for 2-4 villages. They are living in the homesteads with the people, fulfilling the mission of SHARE  '...we were delighted to share [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – February 2023

February 2023 Majority of the Toposa Team returned to Toposaland in late January and early February. There is still some unrest near the border between Kenya and South Sudan which at times makes travel difficult for the Team. Please continue to pray for the Team’s safety in Toposaland. The Team’s relationship with the indigenous people [...]

The SEED – April 2023

April 2023 "Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers."    - Acts 9:31   Between March 20th and 24th the SHARE Team traveled to Nachampa Village for the purpose [...]

1Q 2023 – Note from Sammy

Dear SHARE Prayer Warrior and Supporter, Hardly any Christian has ever suffered the perils, hardships, and trials that the Apostle Paul had to endure to spread the Gospel and plant churches in non-Jewish communities in Asia Minor, Greece, Macedonia, Cyprus, Judea, and Syria. He was stoned and left for dead, nearly drowned in the sea, [...]

The SEED – March 2023

March 2023 "... My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace." - Acts 20:24      Between February 20 and 24, the SHARE Team traveled to the villages of Kakali and Katogun in Sopel Zone [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – January 2023

January 2023 Since beginning of January, there have been insecurity issues on the main route to Toposaland in South Sudan, especially at the border crossing Township of Nadapal. The SHARE missionaries to Toposaland and other Kenyans using this route are not safe. They have been held back in Kenya until this issue deescalates. Please pray [...]

The SEED – February 2023

February 2023 "As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my Word that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – December 2022

December 2022 During Sammy's (SHARE Founder) stay in Lodwar, Turkana in December, he was able to travel to Toposa to visit and encourage the missionaries there. Later that month, the missionaries traveled back to Kenya to spend time with their families, visit their home churches, and get their children settled in school after the break. [...]

The SEED – January 2023

January 2023 "I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." - Psalm 9:1 Thank you so much for your support in 2022. The Lord provided, and the 2022 budget has been met! All that has been accomplished could not have happened without YOU, and [...]

Giving Tuesday 2022

Dear SHARE Prayer Warrior and Supporter, Every-now-and-then, a uniquely inspired and uplifting Gospel song reaches "off-the-charts" and seems to become a theme song on the lips of multitudes of Christians across the globe. Such is the song "Jireh" by Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music that reminds us that our "God Is Enough". I like [...]

3Q 2022 – Note from Sammy

Dear SHARE Prayer Warrior and Supporter, All through Year 2022, by way of SHARE’s monthly “SEED” and quarterly “Update” bulletins, we have invited you to “Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind” (Ps. 66:5) in Turkanaland and Toposaland. Together, we have witnessed His grace and love reach out and draw many to [...]

2022 Year End Thank You Video

Dear SHARE Prayer Warrior and Supporter,  I am sending out this note from Lodwar, in Turkanaland, Kenya, where I've been serving with the SHARE staff since December 9th, 2022. I'll return to the U.S. on January 5th, 2023. Here is a short video clip that highlights a church that SHARE planted in 2001. The SHARE [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – November 2022

November 2022 The Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Missionaries continue to share the Gospel message in 33 villages. Training is starting for the proposed Champions as new believers are eager to learn how they can share their newly-found faith with their families and friends.      In November, 74 Toposa men and women committed their lives [...]

The SEED – December 2022

December 2022 "Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him." - Isaiah 64:4  I am sending out this note from Lodwar, in Turkanaland, Kenya, where I've been serving with the SHARE staff since December 9th, 2022. I'll [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – October 2022

October 2022  In October, the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Missionaries continued to share the Gospel message in 31 villages. They are developing relationships with the Toposa people by staying in the villages, living with the people in their huts. In this way, they are able to spend one-on-one time with the proposed Champions, teaching them [...]

The SEED – November 2022

November 2022 "In this way the Word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power." - Acts 19:20 Financial Update You all have been a tremendous encouragement to all of us serving the Lord through SHARE. Many, many thanks for your prayers and donations.  We are almost there! We have $139,226 to go to meet this year's $800,000 [...]

The Lost Sheep, STORM 2022

STORM 2022, Team 2 I was very grateful to join STORM team and had a life changing experience. I was able to share part of my testimony and share my life with the parable of the lost sheep Matthew 18:10-14. I learned a lot from the team, the wonderful women Linda and Amy thank your for being [...]

A Boy Named Nicholas

STORM 2022, Team 2 There was one boy named Nicholas who participated in the kids ministry. He’s the one in the bright blue shirt with a huge smile on his face! His transformation was incredible. Initially Nicholas was a little shy, but as we all got to know each other through teaching and playing games, [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – September 2022

September 2022 The Gospel continues to spread among the Toposa people of South Sudan through the SHARE missionaries. In September, the missionaries shared the Gospel in 32 villages, where 82 adults put their faith in Christ as Savior, and 44 believers were baptized. A total of 50 believers have indicated a desire to become Champions; [...]

The SEED – October 2022

October 2022 "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom." - Isaiah 40:28 Financial Update We thank the Lord for the marvelous things He continues to do [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – August 2022

August 2022 God's Word continues to be proclaimed among the Toposa people of South Sudan. In August the Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) team shared the Gospel in 27 villages, with 47 men and women accepting Christ as Savior. Although rains came this month, there still is not enough water to baptize. The team is meeting [...]

The SEED – September 2022

September 2022 "For in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’" - Romans 1:17 Special Appeal by Founder, Sammy Murimi The end of Year 2022 is approaching fast! And so is the reality of reaching [...]

STORM-2022, Team 2, Summary

STORM-2022 Team 1 July 16-29th The second team arrived Lodwar on July 18th. This team comprised of members from three churches: Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, TX; Galena Bible Church in Galena, IL; and Bridge Community Church in Ruston, LA. Like Team 1, Team 2 used the DMM Curriculum to minister in three villages [...]

STORM-2022, Team 1, Summary

STORM-2022 Team 1 July 5-17th On July 6th this year, the first STORM team since summer 2019 embarked upon a trip to Kenya to share the Gospel message with the Turkana people in three villages. The majority of the team members attend Covenant Church of Naples in Florida. The team ministered to various age/gender-appropriate groups for four days in two [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – July 2022

July 2022 All the 15 missionaries serving among the Toposa people of South Sudan traveled back to Turkanaland, Kenya for the month of July to visit their families, participate in STORM, and to vote in the general election. They will return to Toposa to continue ministry there in August.     THANK YOU SO MUCH [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – June 2022

June 2022 The missionaries continue to be well received by villagers in Toposaland. In June, the team ministered in 30 villages, with 53 people accepting Christ as Savior. Lack of water kept the new believers from being baptized. A total of 39 Champions have now been identified. They are being trained to form Lighthouses and make disciples [...]

The SEED – August 2022

August 2022 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.  - 2 Timothy 2:15-16 STORM Team 1 - July 5-17 [...]

The SEED – July 2022

July 2022 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 This month, SHARE conducted two Short-Term Outreach [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – May 2022

MAY 2022 In May, the Toposa Missionary Team continued sharing the Gospel and developing relationships in 33 villages. The villagers have been receptive to the Gospel and hospitable toward the missionaries. The resistance from the Catholic Evangelists in the area is being addressed by local authorities, and the missionaries have now been permitted to share [...]

The SEED – June 2022

June 2022 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – April 2022

APRIL 2022 In April, the Toposa Outreach Initiative Team (TOI) visited 34 villages. The villagers were very receptive to the Gospel message. There has been some resistance from the Catholic Evangelists in the area, but the area sultans (chiefs) and government commissioners are addressing this. This past month, 73 people made a decision to become [...]

The SEED – May 2022

May 2022 "Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites (Turkana) is that they may be saved.. " - Romans 10:1 Just before Easter, the SHARE team, consisting of Jacktan Kachi, Ann Karmojiong, Simon Akuta, Mary Esinyen, Peterson Lokaabuk, Wilson Ekamais, Sarah Esekon, Andrew Edan, and Mary Tukei, working with Josephat Lomuria, [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – March 2022

MARCH 2022 The Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team visited 24 villages in March, sharing the Gospel, screening The Jesus Film, and discipling new believers. They continue to experience that the Toposa people are thirsty to hear God's Word and want to learn more. Thirty-eight people accepted Christ in March! The team is currently traveling and spending about [...]

The SEED – April 2022

April 2022 "It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known." - Romans 15:20   In March, the SHARE Team traveled to Loalony Village in Nakiria Zone. They spent 4 days in the area; screening The Jesus Film in several nearby villages; holding open-air meetings; and teaching the 3-Walk, 3-Circles, and [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – February 2022

FEBRUARY 2022     The Toposa Outreach Initiative (TOI) Team visited 19 villages in February, sharing the Gospel, screening The Jesus Film, and discipling new believers. They have found that the Toposa people are thirsty to hear God's Word and want to learn more. Thirty people accepted Christ in February! The team is currently traveling [...]

The SEED – March 2022

March 2022 "So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.." - Acts 16:5     During the last week of February, the SHARE Staff in Lodwar joined with the Zone Motivators and planted a church in Kaalem Village, Kachoda Zone. They held open-air meetings, screened The Jesus Film, DMM training, and [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – January 2022

JANUARY 2022 In January, the Toposa Missionary Team visited 12 villages, screening The Jesus Film, sharing the Good News, and starting the discipleship process using the DMM methodology. During this outreach, 28 people gave their lives to Christ. No one was baptized due to lack of water. The goal is to now establish DMM Lighthouses in [...]

The SEED – February 2022

February 2022     In this edition of The SEED we will not be focusing on a specific zone in Turkana as the Team is in the process of surveying, evangelism, DMM Training, and possibly planting a church in Kachoda Zone. Be watching for the March SEED for the update! "Assemble the people—men, women and [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – December 2021

DECEMBER 2022  In December, the Toposa Missionary Team was able to visit six villages - two in Kapoeta North and four in Kapoeta South. They travelled through the villages praying for people, sharing their testimonies, and screening The Jesus Film. The Toposa people are very open to hearing the Gospel message. As a result, 33 people were [...]

The SEED – January 2022

January 2022   URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Lokori & Kalemng'orok Zones     We request urgent prayers for residents in Lokori and Kalemngorok Zones. Our Lodwar Office reports that raids by bandits have occurred in 8 villages in the two zones - Lokwatuba, Kaadeng’oi, Echo Lodge, Nakisila, Karenyang and Nariamao in Kalemngorok Zone and Napeitom and [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – November 2021

NOVEMBER 2021    The Toposa Outreach Missionary Team has now entered and is settled in among the Toposa people of South Sudan! The missionaries reached three previously unreached villages in November – Naminiot, Nateregat, and Kop in Kapoeta North region where they carried out homestead-to-homestead evangelism and screened The Jesus Film. They are now set to [...]

The SEED – December 2021

December 2021 A new year always brings changes. At SHARE International, we will also be undergoing some changes in the way that we communicate with you - our valued readers and supporters. Beginning in January 2022, we will be combining all of our communications into one monthly SEED bulletin. We will feature one Turkana Zone, [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – October 2021

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2021      It had been hoped that the Toposa Outreach Missionary Team would be back in Toposaland earlier, but Kenya's National Transport & Safety Authority (NTSA) equipment in Eldoret that captures the required images and fingerprints for driver's licenses delayed departure. The equipment has been undergoing upgrading and may take even [...]

The SEED – November 2021

November 2021 (Note: 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.)  For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "I have [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – September 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021     In September, the Toposa Missionary Team traveled back to Kenya to obtain valid motorbike driver's licenses and ensure that all needed documents to allow them to share the Gospel in Toposaland are acquired.     The Team is grateful to have received motorbikes, as well as driving training and motorbike maintenance skills. [...]

The SEED – October 2021

October 2021 (Note: 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.)  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They [...]

3Q 2021 – Note from Sammy

Dear SHARE Prayer Warrior and Supporter, Considering “our present sufferings”, the Apostle Paul makes the astounding and conclusive statement - “If God be for us, who can be against us?” Not “…trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword…” (Rom. 8). Paul encourages the believers in Rome to trust the [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – August 2021

AUGUST 2021 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 [...]

The SEED – September 2021

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; [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – July 2021

JULY & AUGUST 2021 Immigration Paperwork: We are thankful for God providing the necessary immigration documents for the missionaries to enter South Sudan.   Preparation: On August 13-15th, the Toposa Team met at the SEND Center in Lodwar where they went over the Outreach Implementation Plan following the Gap Analysis exercise in Toposaland. Director Dalmas Esekon moderated the discussion that laid [...]

Toposa Outreach Update – June 2021

JUNE 2021   Entry has begun! Some of the Turkana and Toposa Missionaries have entered Toposaland, South Sudan and started their new ministry! "Gap Analysis" has begun, with 41 unreached villages identified so far   Prayer Requests: Wisdom of the Holy Spirit to guide and lead the missionaries so as to know and understand the Toposa people [...]

The SEED – August 2021

August 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.)  And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation." - [...]

The SEED – July 2021

July 2021 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.  - 2 Corinthians 3:5 Updates from Kachoda & Chokchok Zones (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 [...]

Called to be Executors of God’s Will

God has allowed us the privilege of being custodians and executors of His will, which has been revealed and lived out through His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. He has placed that will before our very eyes for us to read, understand, assimilate, then execute, first in our own individual lives, then in the communities […]

Toposa Outreach Update – May 2021

MAY 2021 Immigration Documents: Nine of the ten Turkana missionaries have picked up their passports. The last passport is scheduled to be picked up on July 7th. Four of the five Toposa missionaries will pick up their paperwork at the Kenya-South Sudan border when they cross in early July.   Gap Analysis One of the [...]

The SEED – June 2021

June 2021 Take care, brothers and sisters, that there will not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. But encourage one another every day, as long as it is still called “today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. [...]

On the Verge of Entering Toposaland in South Sudan!

I had the privilege of participating in the quarterly Zoom meeting of the “TNJ” (Toposa, Nyang’atom, Jiye) consortium on May 21st. The consortium consists of at least 22 Missions organizations (including Big Life and The Timothy Initiative) that are actively collaborating to reach the three tribes in South Sudan. SHARE has now joined the group! […]

The SEED – May 2021

MAY 2021 EDITION So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily. – Acts 16:4      The Word of God continues to change people’s lives! A total of 26 people accepted Christ as Savior in April, and 18 believers were baptized. There are now 78 churches in Nayada Zone. The DMM is going strong as the Motivators […]

The SEED – April 2021

APRIL 2021 EDITION “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19 & 20   Launch […]

The SEED – March 2021

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 […]

The SEED – February 2021

FEBRUARY 2021 EDITION So we preach Christ to everyone. With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature individual in union with Christ.. – Colossians 1:28 GNT     Motivators continue to do homestead-to-homestead prayer meetings in their villages to encourage church members. They also […]

The SEED – January 2021

JANUARY 2021 EDITION ‘So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.’ – Colossians 2:6-7 NIV   Updates from the Zones indicated in blue are featured in this newsletter.       CHOKCHOK In […]

1Q 2021 – Note from Sammy

    Despite the devastating physical, social, economic, and spiritual impact of restrictions caused by COVID the past 12 months around the globe, SHARE has witnessed rapid traction in the Disciple-Making Movement all across Turkanaland. This time in 2020, SHARE had a total of 37 Lighthouse Champions with 564 disciple-maker trainees in Turkanaland. A year […]

Toposa Outreach Update – April 2021

APRIL 2021 Immigration Documents: The Turkana missionaries have completed the application documents and have been booked for appointments to collect their passports from Eldoret, Kenya by end of June. The Toposa missionaries will receive their entry documents at the border with South Sudan. All fifteen will receive vaccination for Yellow Fever at the border before [...]

The SEED – December 2020

DECEMBER 2020 EDITION ‘I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service…The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus…I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus […]

The SEED – November 2020

NOVEMBER 2020 EDITION ‘I am telling you the truth: those who hear My words and believe in Him who sent Me have eternal life. They will not be judged, but have already passed from death to life.’ John 5:24   Updates from the Zones indicated in blue are featured in this newsletter.   Katapakin  There […]

The SEED – October 2020

OCTOBER 2020 EDITION Every day they continued to meet together… praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2:46-47   Updates from the Zones indicated in blue are featured in this newsletter. Lokori Motivators and Champions are engaging in […]

3Q 2020 – Note from Sammy

October 15th, 2020 Dear Share Friend and Supporter,   We stand amazed at the marvelous acts of God in Turkanaland, even in the midst of the COVID pandemic. This 3Q report (click here to view) demonstrates the impact of your prayers and support. It reminds me of the lyrics of the song “Lion and the […]

The SEED – September 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020 EDITION And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12   Updates from the Zones indicated in blue are featured in this newsletter. Kalobeyei Believers in Kalobeyei Zone have been meeting in Lighthouses to share the Word […]

The Momentum is On!

September 2020 As we all continue to call upon the Lord in earnest for mercy and physical healing, and purging of the COVID pandemic, we are also witnessing amazing spiritual awakening and healing taking place in hidden pockets in Turkanaland. Even with stern restrictions caused by COVID, SHARE-supported Motivators reported that 211 people put their […]

The SEED – August 2020

AUGUST 2020 EDITION To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, […]

The SEED – July 2020

JULY 2020 EDITION I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being. Ephesians 3:16   Updates from the Zones indicated in blue are featured in this newsletter Sopel Zone Leaders Meeting     On July 3rd, all the missionaries and teachers in Sopel […]

2Q 2020 – Note from Sammy

    Planning and executing the annual Short-Term Outreach & Relief Mission (STORM) this time of the year has been routine for many years. However, God has directed our steps differently this year (Prov. 16:9). For the first time in 24 years, STORM will not happen because of COVID-19! Despite the downside of coronavirus, we are witnessing the fruit of the firm faith [...]

The SEED – June 2020

JUNE 2020 EDITION We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 2 Thess. 1:3   COVID-19 Update    As of June 22nd, sixteen coronavirus cases had been reported in Turkana […]

The SEED – May 2020

MAY 2020 EDITION Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:4-5   COVID-19 Update     As of May 18th, no COVID-19 cases had been reported in Turkana. […]

April 2020 – Note from Sammy

   Like presumably most people, this has been a soul-searching season for me. We all stay busy in our regular and normal life routines – wake up, devotional/prayer, perhaps workout, get ready, have breakfast, commute to work (or walk to our “home office” in the next room), enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or soda […]

The SEED – April 2020

APRIL 2020 EDITION Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19: Remaining Vigilant While Turning to Higher Power   A brief message from Sammy Murimi regarding Turkana and Share International’s response to COVID-19.    

The SEED – March 2020

MARCH 2020 EDITION If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9-10     COVID-19: Remaining Vigilant While Turning to Higher Power     You may also mail your donation to: SHARE International, Inc. P.O. Box 1011 Wolfforth, TX […]

The SEED – February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 EDITION In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians […]

The SEED – January 2020

  Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8   Lokori & Kachoda Zones Outreach & Church Planting Expedition: December 16-20, 2019 In mid-December, one SHARE team traveled 88 miles southeast of Lodwar to the Village of Nakwakaal in Lokori Zone (formerly “Block”), […]

Enos Lomorukai’s Testimony

STORM 2019   Among those in Sasak Village, Lorugum Block that attended teachings by the STORM Men’s Team was an evangelist named Enos Lomorukai. He walked many kilometers from another village to hear God’s Word. He got very excited when he heard the Word of God in his own language from the Turkana Audio Bible […]

The SEED – December 2019

  For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11   Follow Up in Nakiria, Chokchok, and Lorugum Blocks: Nov. 11th-15th In November, the SHARE Team traveled back to the Villages of Long’em, Sasak, Katula, and Kekoroe-akwan for a follow-up visit. They had planted […]

The SEED – November 2019

  “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.”  Joshua 1:3   Kachoda Block Visitation: October 6th – 10th Village: Kibish (pop. 21,471) Kibish Village is approximately 210 miles north of Lodwar. It borders the southern tip of Ethiopia and South Sudan. There are two […]

The SEED – October 2019

  “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it?  And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders.  When […]

The SEED – September 2019

  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16   Lorugum Block Mini-STORM August 8th – 11th Villages Reached: Kakiyook, Lochor-angikalalio, Kekoroe-akwan, and Lokiriama Total Population: 8,010 Activities: – Outreach, homestead-to-homestead – Screening of the Jesus Film – Church planting – […]

The SEED – August 2019

  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. Matthew 28:19   STORM 2019: July 9th – 16th Between July 9th and 16th this year, the Short-Term Outreach & Relief Mission (STORM) team of 21 Americans and 1 […]

The SEED – July 2019

  I became a servant of this Gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of His power. Ephesians 3:7   Mini-Storm in Nayada Block – June 3rd – 7th At the beginning of June, the SHARE staff traveled 7.5 miles to the village of Nadapal for a Mini-STORM. The primary purpose […]

The SEED – June 2019

  And the Word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7 Mini-Storm in Katapakin Block – May 13-17th About 40 miles from Lodwar, the SHARE Team and missionaries held a mini-storm hosted at […]

The SEED – May 2019

I do all this for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share in its blessing. 1 Corinthians 9:13 Mini-STORM in Lokori Block – April 8-12 On Monday, April 8th, the SHARE Kenya team traveled 111 miles south from the SEND Center in Lodwar to Lokori Block. They were specifically traveling to the villages of Napetet (pop. 400), Emanman […]

The SEED – April 2019

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. Psalm 91:1-3 God’s Protection in The Village of […]

The SEED – March 2019

1st Quarter Report “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in […]

The SEED – February 2019

Greetings! God continues to use Share to fulfill His mandate to – “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) Share ministry has been actively accomplishing that commission throughout its established 10 Blocks across Turkanaland, Kenya. Mini – STORM in Kachoda Block In Kachoda Block alone, the Share team of staff and […]

The SEED – January 2019

New Years Greetings! Greetings! Since our last email a lot has been happening in Turkana. This year we are going to try and keep you up-to-date on the monthly mission outreaches that happen throughout the year and give you a few trips down memory lane with photos of past STORM Alumni groups. We will also update you […]

Witchdoctor Salvation

STORM 2018 – Sammy Murimi   Nangolol Napotkan was a witchdoctor until Wednesday, July 25 th, 2018 when he put his faith in Christ as Savior and Lord during the STORM-2018 ministry outreach at Kangatotha (Kangatosa) village. He was baptized the following day in River Turkwel. Nangolol, who was a famous witchdoctor in Kangatotha and […]

Peter’s Story

STORM 2018 – Robert Hinnen   This story is about Peter. He and his family live in the village of Nabwel-pus. It was a village some 18 miles from Lodwar, but because of poor road conditions it took about an hour to get there in our rented Diguna trucks, WWII trucks used by the Nazi’s […]

Breath to Share

In my devotions this morning the Lord spoke to me from Job 34:14-15: “If it were His intention and He withdrew His Spirit and breath, all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.” (NIV) It was a fresh reminder for me that it’s not God’s intention right this very moment to withdraw His breath from me (though He could any […]

Partnerships

In my research on principles that govern evangelical-based partnership recently, I gleaned from the publication “Partnership: The New Direction in World Evangelism” by recognized authorities in Missions – Lorry Lutz and Luis Bush, 1990, InterVarsity Press. Lorry and Luis write, “Partnership enhances the business of each partner and offers the customers better service… These partnerships […]

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