David Ekaran Ariong, Monitor

    DAVID EKARAN ARIONG

    SHARE Motivator Since: 2021

    Wife: Ann Arot Ekaran

    Children: Shadrack, Miriam, Jecinta,
    Dorcas, Isaiah, Jarius, & Kevin

    Zone: Lokori

    Villages: Lokwii, Echoke, Nawoitorong,
    Katilia, Lopeduru, Kangisaja, & Morukomol

    # of Churches: 7

    Total Members: 558

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 36

    Church Progress:
    In December 2020, David became a SHARE Motivator replacing former Monitor Jacob Long’ol Ekai Topos. David’s mother church is located in Lokwii Village with 181 members – 18 men, 61 women, 31 young men, 28 young women, and 43 children.

    Note to Sponsor:
    Dear Sponsor, You and your family be blessed for supporting the work of Christ.


    Updates from the field:

    2022

    July

    In July, Motivator David ministered in the mother church, and about 134 believers attended each Sunday in the mother church and 492 in the 4 daughter churches combined. David is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village.

    June

    In June, Motivator David ministered in the mother church, and about 147 believers attended each Sunday. He also shared the Gospel in Namorototio Village, and 8 people accepted Christ as Savior. There are 36 disciples learning how to make disciples of others. David is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor.

    May

    In May, Motivator David ministered to his church families. Approximately 126 believers met weekly in the mother church in Lokwii Village and 582 met in the 5 daughter churches combined. He did an outreach in Ngakokes Village and 4 people accepted Christ. David is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him that the church would be able to get the materials to complete a structure for worship and also for strength as he walks from village to village.

    April

    In April, Motivator David held services in 6 of his churches. About 132 attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 611 attended in the 5 daughter churches combined.  David also ministered in Ngakokes Village, and 13 people accepted Christ as Savior. He is planning an outreach in Ekaburu Village, about 7 miles away, in May. David is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor and for the rain they received this month.

    March

    In March, Motivator David ministered to his church families and to Nayanae Katoan Village. Approximately 135 believers met weekly in the mother church in Lokwii Village and 464 met in the 5 daughter churches combined. He is planning an outreach in Ekaburu Village, about 12 kms/7.4 miles away, in May. David is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength for everyone as they all need to walk long distances to get water for their families and also for his brother who is very ill.

    February

    In February, Motivator David ministered to his church families and to Nayanae Katoan Village. Approximately 141 believers met weekly in the mother church in Lokwii Village and 484 met in the 5 daughter churches combined. He is planning an outreach in Nayokori Village, about 41 kms/25.4 miles away, in March. David is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength for everyone as they all need to walk long distances to get water for their families.

    January

    In January, Motivator David ministered to his church families. He has 6 ministry outreaches planned for 2022. David is grateful for the support that he receives.


    2021

    December

    In December, Motivator David held services in 6 of the churches. About 134 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 481 attended in 5 of the daughter churches combined. He did an outreach in Kangibenyoi Village and 29 people accepted Christ and 21 were baptized! He is planning an outreach in Lotubae Village, about 7 kms/4.3 miles away, in the new year. David is grateful for the support from his sponsor. He asks you to pray with him for strength as he walks long distances to get water.

    November

    In November, Motivator David held services in 7 of the churches. About 135 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 548 attended in 6 of the daughter churches combined. He is also planning outreaches to Nayanae-Katon Village, about 7 kms/4.3 miles away, in December. David is grateful for the support from his sponsor. He requests prayers for strength as he walks from village to village.

    October

    In October, Motivator David held services in all 8 churches. About 127 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 588 attended in the 7 daughter churches combined. They will begin constructing a church building in November. He is also planning outreaches to Lotubae and Nakwamekwi Villages, both about 10 kms/6.2 miles away, in November. David is grateful for the support from his sponsor. He requests prayers for his disabled child who is immobile and for strength as he walks from village to village.

    September

    In September, Motivator David held services in all 8 churches. About 130 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 600 attended in the 7 daughter churches combined. They will begin constructing a church building in November. David is grateful for the support from his sponsor. He requests prayers for his disabled child who is immobile.

    August

    In August, Motivator David held services in 7 churches. About 154 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 488 attended in the 6 daughter churches combined. David is grateful for the support from his sponsor. He requests prayers for continued protection from COVID and security.

    July

    In July, Motivator David met with his home church in Lokwii Village where 123 met each Sunday for services. Eleven new members were added. About 488 members met in the 6 daughter churches. He did an outreach in Nadoto Village, and 36 people accepted Christ and 21 baptized! David is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for strength and safety as he walks from village to village.

    June

    In June, Motivator David met with his home church in Lokwii Village where 113 met each Sunday for services. Two new members were added this month. About 288 members met in the 5 daughter churches. He has 4 Champions leading 4 Lighthouses, discipling 22 disciples! He is planning an outreach to Lotubae Village (6 kms/3.7 miles) in July. David is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village.

    April

    In April, Motivator David met with his home church in Lokwii Village where 131 met each Sunday for services. Three new members were added. About 273 members met in the 5 daughter churches. He did an outreach in Namorutunga Village and 13 people accepted the Gospel message. He has 4 Champions leading 4 Lighthouses, discipling 19 disciples! David is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor.