John Ebei Lokiria, Monitor

    JOHN EBEI LOKIRIA

    Wife: Everline Akalale Ebei

    Children:
    Susan Aibitar Ebei, Beatrice Ekiru,
    Judy Amanikor Ebei, Hellen Amuria Ebei,
    Emmanuel Kunyuk Ebei, Brian Lomala Ebei,
    Lavenda Ingola Ebei, Rejoice Akipetet,
    Nimrod Lojerei, Nancy Ebei

    SIMI Class: 2017-2018

    Zone: Kachoda

    Main Village: Karioreng

    # of Churches: 3

    Total Members: 183

    Lighthouses: 9

    Champions: 9

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 61

    Note to Sponsor:
    Thank you, my sponsor, for being generous to us through supporting my family and the ministry in Turkana.


    Updates from the field:

    2021

    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.


    2019

    December

    In December, Missionary John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria, and Kangipusia and 4 people gave their lives to Christ. An average of 746 members attended church each Sunday in the mother church and 2 daughter churches combined. Missionary 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.

    November

    In November, an average of 910 members attended church each Sunday in the mother church and 2 daughter churches combined. Missionary John has 3 evangelists trained to help him in the ministry. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    October

    In October, Missionary John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria and Kangipusia, and 8 people accepted Christ. He is discipling a class of 10 people. 849 members attended Sunday services this month. John is looking to do outreaches in the Villages of Kakili, Kopotia, and Lokumai in the future.

    September

    In September, Missionary John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria and Kangipusia and four people accepted Christ. He is discipling a class of 10 people. 662 members attended Sunday services this month. 8 new members were added this month. John is looking at doing outreaches in the Villages of Kakili, Kopotia and Lokumai in the future.

    August

    In August, Missionary John shared the Gospel in the Villages of Manalongoria and Kangipusia and one person accepted Christ. He is discipling a class of 10 people. 849 members attended Sunday services this month. John is looking at doing outreaches in the Villages of Kakili, Kopotia and Lokumai in the future.

    July

    In July, Missionary John discipled a class of 10 people. 840 members attended Sunday services this month. John is grateful for the continued prayer and support that he receives.

    June

    In June, Missionary John shared the Gospel with the villages of Manalongoria (pop. 217) and Kangipusa (pop. 220). He is discipling 10 people. 840 members attended Sunday services this month. John is grateful for the continued prayer and support that he receives.

    May

    In May, Missionary John Ebei reached the villages of Manalongoria and Kangipusia where he ministered to 217 and 220 people, respectively. He disciples a class 10 people. An average of 845 people attended Sunday services in the mother and daughter churches. He prays that the Lord provides funds to construct the church and for security. John is grateful for the training he received in SIMI. He thanks the sponsor for their support and prayers.

    April

    In April, Missionary John Lokiria had an average attendance of 157 people, with 5 new members added. 5 people were saved and baptized this month.

    March

    In March, Missionary John Lokiria reached the Kangipusa Village, and 10 people were converted to Christianity. He disciples a class of 10 people. 261 members attended church services this month. Insecurity is a big challenge. John is grateful for the continued prayers and support.

    February 

    In February, the average attendance at the church in Kariworeng was 230. They did an outreach to the village of Manalongoria. There are 23 people enrolled in the discipleship classes. The church in Kangipusia had an average of 105 people, and the church at Manalongoria had 97 people.

    January

    Missionary John Lokiria is the pastor of the church in Kariworeng, where the average church attendance is 155. They added 8 new members this month. They did an outreach to the village of Kangipusia, where 50 people gave their lives to Christ. There is now a church in Kangipusia. There are 10 people enrolled in the discipleship class.