John Ebei Lokiria, Monitor

    JOHN EBEI LOKIRIA

    SHARE Missionary Since: 2018

    Wife: Everline Akalale Ebei

    Children: Gladys, George, Susan,
    Nait, Judy, Hellen, Emmanuel,
    Brian, Rejoice, Nimrod, & Lavender

    Zone: Kachoda

    Villages: Nakalale-Lokitaung,
    Mannalongoria, & Kao

    # of Churches: 3

    Total Members: 900

    Lighthouses: 3

    Champions: 3

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 18

    Note to Sponsor:
    Dear Sponsor, Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the ministry and also for my family.


    Updates from the field:

    2022

    June

    In June, Monitor John ministered in the mother church, and about 219 members attended each Sunday. 10 people accepted Christ as Savior. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor. He prays for peace during the election in Kenya happening in August.

    May

    In May, Monitor John held services in all 3 churches. About 260 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 461 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined. 5 people accepted Christ as Savior. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor. He prays for peace during the election in Kenya.

    April

    In April, Monitor John held services in all 3 churches. About 199 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 705 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined. There are 18 disciples learning how to make disciples of others. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor and for the rain they received this month.

    March

    In March, Monitor John ministered to 2 of his church families. About 199 believers met for worship in the mother church in Lokitaung Village and 434 believers met in the two daughter churches combined. Nineteen people accepted Christ when he shared the Gospel with them. He is planning 3 outreaches in 2022 to the following villages: Lokumwai, Kakelei, and Kopotea. He is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength to walk from village to village, for safety, for good health and to remain strong against the traditional beliefs of witchcraft.

    February

    In February, Monitor John ministered to 2 of his church families. About 171 believers met for worship in the mother church in Karioreng Village and 390 believers met in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village. John is grateful that he has been chosen to do the work of God among the Turkana people. Nine people accepted Christ when he shared the Gospel with them. He is planning 3 outreaches in 2022 to the following villages: Lokumwai, Kakelei, and Kopotea. He is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength to walk from village to village, for safety, for good health and to remain strong against the traditional beliefs of witchcraft.

    January

    In January, Monitor John ministered to his church families. He is planning outreaches to 8 different villages over the year ranging in distance of 8 kms/ 5 miles to 25 kms/15.5 miles from the mother church. John is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor.


    2021

    December

    In December, Monitor John ministered to his church families. Approximately 171 believers met weekly in the mother church and 529 in the two daughter churches combined. John is grateful for the support that he receives. He is planning outreaches in the coming year and asks that you pray with him to stay strong in his faith and for strength as he walks from village to village.

    November

    In November, Monitor John ministered to his church families where approximately 246 believers met weekly in the mother church in Karioreng Village and 557 in the two daughter churches in Manaalongoria and Kangipusia Villages. When the Gospel was shared this month 23 people accepted Christ! John is grateful for the support that he receives and is excited to have an Educational Center soon to be constructed in his village so that the youth can not only learn to read and write, but also learn about God and learn to share their faith with others so that they can become missionaries of the Gospel to the countries around them. He is asking for prayers as he needs to replace his house as it was recently blown away in a strong wind.

    October

    In October, Motivator John replaced his mentor and spiritual father, the late Motivator, Peter Ewoton. John has handed off leadership of his churches in Kariworeng, Kangipusia, and Kajukjuk to a new pastor, Meshack Ikai. John will now oversee the churches in Lokitaung, Mana-alongoria, Kachoda, and Kao Villages. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor. He prays for strength as he walks long distances between villages, safety along the borders, protection from diseases, and for his family as the roof was blown off their house recently.

    September

    In September, Motivator John held services in all 3 churches, and 8 people were saved. About 189 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 558 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai Village, about 11 kms/6.8 miles away, Kakelai Village, about 25 kms/15.5 miles away, and Kopotea Village, about 10 kms/6.2 miles away, sometime in the future. He is also grateful for the donors who are providing funds to build Sending Centers in Kangipusia and Sasame Villages to train the children to be Christ’s ambassadors.

    August

    In August, Motivator John held services in all 3 churches, and 12 people were saved. About 114 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 522 attended in the 2 daughter churches combined. John is grateful for the continued support from his sponsor. He requests prayers for peace to reign along the border and for God to provide for the construction of his home, as it was blown away by strong winds.

    July

    In July, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 132 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 165 attended in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village and 265 in the daughter church in Kangipusia Village. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai, Kakelai, and Kopotea villages (15 kms/9 miles, 25 kms/15.5 miles, and 20 kms/12 miles away) in the future. John is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village and for protection against the diseases that are prevelent and for both physical and spiritual protection.

    June

    In June, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 67 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 160 attended in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village and 175 in the daughter church in Kangipusia Village. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai, Kakelai, and Kopotea villages (15 kms/9 miles, 25 kms/15.5 miles, and 20 kms/12 miles away) in the future. John is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village and for protection against the diseases that are prevelent and for both physical and spiritual protection.

    May

    In May, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 89 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 160 attended in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village and 175 in the daughter church in Kangipusia Village. John did an outreach to Lokumai Village this month. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai, Kakelai, and Kopotea villages (15 kms/9 miles, 25 kms/15.5 miles, and 20 kms/12 miles away) in the future. John is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village and for protection against the diseases that are prevelent.

    April

    In April, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 68 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 195 attended in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village and 176 in the daughter church in Kangipusia Village. He now has 9 Champions leading 9 Lighthouses with a total of 50 disciples attending classes. John did an outreach to Lokumai Village this month and 8 people accepted Christ as their Savior. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai, Kakelai, and Kopotea villages (15 kms/9 miles, 25 kms/15.5 miles, and 20 kms/12 miles away) in the future. John is grateful for the support that he receives and asks that you pray with him for strength as he walks from village to village.


    2020

    October

    In October, Motivator John ministered to 2 churches. About 57 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 35 attended in the daughter church in Manaalongoria Village. Four new Lighthouses were added this month with a total of 38 disciples attending classes. John did an outreach to Kariworeng Village this month and 11 people accepted Christ as their Savior. He is planning outreaches to Lokumwai, Kakelai, and Kopotea villages (9, 15.5, and 12 miles away) in the future.

    September

    In September, Motivator John resumed services in 2 churches. About 41 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Karioreng Village, and 15 attended in the daughter church in Kangipusia Village. John has established 3 Lighthouses (Discipleship Groups) with 18 disciples attending.

    March

    In March, Motivator John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria, and Kangipusia and  10 people accepted Christ. An average of 911 members attended church each Sunday in the mother church and 2 daughter churches combined. 10 new members were added to the mother church this month and 10 new members were added to the daughter churches as well. He has 15 students in his discipleship class. He is planning on doing outreaches in the Villages of Kakeli, Kopotia and Lokumai in the future. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    February

    In February, Motivator John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria, and Kangipusia and  3 people accepted Christ. An average of 856 members attended church each Sunday in the mother church and 2 daughter churches combined. He has 10 students in his discipleship class. He is planning on doing outreaches in the Villages of Kakeli, Kopotia and Lokumai in the future. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    January

    In January, Motivator John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria, and Kangipusia and at this time there were no new converts. An average of 742 members attended church each Sunday in the mother church and 2 daughter churches combined. He has 10 students in his discipleship class. John has 3 evangelists trained to help him in the ministry. He is planning on doing outreaches in the Villages of Kakeli, Kopotia and Lokumai in the future. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.