John Eipa Lobuin, Toposa Team

    JOHN EIPA LOBUIN

    SIMI Class: 2016-2017

    Location: Toposa, South Sudan

    Note to Sponsor:
    Thank you for your continued support. God bless you.


    Updates from the field:

    2022

    June

    In June, Missionary John shared the Gospel in 2 Toposa Villages – Napusitirae and Nataaba. 2 people accepted Christ as Savior. John distributed another 5 Audio Bibles and 5 signage bookmarks to believers. John is training 1 believer how to start his own discipleship group. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco in these villages is a concern. John prays that God will intervene, and many users will come to know Christ.

    May

    In May, Missionary John shared the Gospel in 3 Toposa Villages – Napusitirae, Nataaba, and Ngibuin. The people have been welcoming and eager to hear the Word of God. 7 people accepted Christ as Savior. John distributed 10 Audio Bibles and 5 signage bookmark to believers. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco in these villages is common. John prays that God will intervene, and many users will come to know Christ.

    April

    In April, Missionary John shared the Gospel in 2 Toposa Villages – Nakwaare and Nariama-alim. The people have been welcoming and eager to hear the Word of God. 3 people accepted Christ as Savior. John distributed 5 Audio Bibles to believers. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco in these villages is common. John prays that God will intervene, and many users will come to know Christ.


    2021

    September

    In September, John and the rest of the Toposa Missionary Team traveled back to Kenya to attend driving lessons and receive their new motorbikes. The Team will head back to Toposa soon to continue with surveying, evangelizing, and establishing their mission base. John has handed off leadership of his churches in Turkanaland to a trained pastor, John Logilae Lokweyu. More information on John Lokweyu and the churches/villages he serves will be available soon.

    August

    On August 16th, John (along with 6 other missionaries) left for their new calling to minister to the people of Toposa, South Sudan. However, John’s mother church in Lochor-ekuyen Village continued to meet each Sunday with about 71 members. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He requests prayers for God’s favor and protection in his new mission field in Toposaland and also for thanksgiving as water is now available in Lochor-ekuyen Village.

    July

    In July, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 72 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church and 115 in the two daughter churches. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber Village (15 kms/12.4 miles away) sometime in 2021. He continues to share the Gospel in Napetan Village. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks you pray for strength for him as he walks from village to village. He is gratefulf for the rains that have come in July. He has completed his paperwork that he needs for his new mission field of South Sudan. He will be leaving for his new assignment as soon as every one has completed all the necessary paperwork. 

    June

    In June, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 77 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber Village (15 kms/12.4 miles away) sometime in 2021. He did an outreach in Napetan Village and one person accepted Christ. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks you pray for strength for him as he walks from village to village. He has completed his paperwork that he needs for his new mission field of South Sudan. He will be leaving for his new assignment in July. 

    May

    In May, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 71 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church alone and 115 in the 2 daughter churches combined. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber Village (15 kms/12.4 miles away) sometime in 2021. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks you pray for strength for his church as they are rebuilding their structure after strong winds tore it down. He is continuing to work on his paperwork that he needs for his new mission field of South Sudan. He will be leaving for his new assignment, hopefully by the end of June. 

    April

    In April, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 66 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church alone and 114 in the 2 daughter churches combined. He did an outreach in Lokiding Village and 1 person placed their faith in Christ. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber Village (15 kms/12.4 miles away) sometime in 2021. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor and asks you pray for strength for his church as they are rebuilding their structure after strong winds tore it down. On April 25th, he was commissioned along with 14 other missionaries to be embassadors of the Gospel to the Toposa People of South Sudan. He will be leaving for his new assignment, hopefully by the end of June. 


    2020

     

    November

    In November, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 69 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church alone. He did an outreach in Napetan Village and 1 person placed their faith in Christ. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber and Lodakach Villages (15 miles away) in March of 2021. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor.

    October 

    In October, Motivator John ministered to his churches. About 76 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church alone. He did an outreach in Napetan Village and 2 people placed their faith in Christ. Napetan was a previously unreached village. He and his team plan to do an outreach in Kangagetei-ber Village (15 miles away) in 2021. He is grateful for the support that he receives from his sponsor.

    September 

    In September, Motivator John resumed services in his churches. About 90 members attended services each Sunday in the mother church alone. John has established 3 Lighthouses (Discipleship Groups) with 30 disciples attending. He and his team plan to reach Kangagetei-ber Village and plant a church there in November.

    March 

    In March, Motivator John shared the Word with the Village of Loding and at this time no one accepted Christ. An average of 179 believers attended the church services each Sunday in the mother church and the churches in Nayanae-Esikiriat Village and Elelea Village. One new member was added to the daughter church. John is grateful for the continued support and prayers from his sponsor. He is planning an outreach to Kangagetei Village in the future.

    February 2020

    In February, Motivator John shared the Word with the Village of Loding and one person accepted Christ. An average of 202 believers attended the church services each Sunday in the mother church and the churches in Nayanae-Esikiriat Village and Elelea Village. John is grateful for the continued support and prayers from his sponsor.

    January 

    In January, Motivator John shared the Word again with the people in the his village and 2 people accepted Christ. An average of 173 believers attended the church services each Sunday in the mother church and the churches in Nayanae-Esikiriat Village and Elelea Village. John is grateful for the continued support and prayers from his sponsor.