Josephat Lomuria Lapur

    JOSEPHAT LOMURIA LAPUR

    Wife: Mary Ayanae Lomuria

    Children:
    Eli, Zippor,
    Michael, Emmanuel,
    Christine, Josephine

    SIMI Class: 2017-18

    Zone: Chokchok

    Main Village: Naoros

    # of Churches: 8

    Total Members: 1,124

    Lighthouses: 11

    Champions: 11

    Disciples in Lighthouses: 65

    Note to Sponsor:
    Dear Sponsor,

    God bless you so much as you continue to support the minitry in Turkana.


    Updates from the field:

    2021

    August

    In August, Motivator Josephat ministered to 7 of his churches. About 229 members attended each Sunday in the mother church, and 844 attended in the 6 of daughter churches combined. He also did an outreach in Lochilil Village, and 20 people gave their lives to Christ! Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He requests prayers that the church members will continue to grow in their faith and fellowship together.

    July

    In July, Motivator Josephat ministered to 7 of his churches. About 220 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 830 attended in all 6 of the daughter churches combined. 24 new members were added to the daughter churches this month and 23 to the mother church. He also did an outreach in Lokitoe Aacheria Village and 32 people gave their lives to Christ and 15 people were baptized! He is planning to go to Lomunyen Village (12kms/7.4 miles) in August. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for rain for this drought stricken region and also that the Motivators can work in unity together.

    June

    In June, Motivator Josephat ministered to 7 of his churches. About 224 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 900 attended in all 6 of the daughter churches combined. 24 new members were added to the daughter churches this month. He also did an outreach in Lomunyen and 28 people gave their lives to Christ! He is planning to go back to Lomunyen Village (12kms/7.4 miles) in August. There are now 50 members being discipled in Lighthouses! Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for rain for this drought stricken region.

    May

    In May, Motivator Josephat ministered to 7 of his churches. About 229 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 627 attended in all 6 of the daughter churches combined. He also did an outreach in Akatuman, one of the daughter churches and 20 people gave their lives to Christ! Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor and asks that you pray with him for rain for this drought stricken region. He is planning an outreach to Lomunyen Village, about 12 kms/7.5 miles away, in August of 2021.

    April

    In April, Motivator Josephat ministered to 7 of his churches. About 222 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 639 attended in all 6 of the daughter churches combined. He also did an outreach in Akatuman, one of the daughter churches and 15 people gave their lives to Christ and 4 people were baptized! Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is planning an outreach to Lomunyen Village, about 12 kms/7.5 miles away, in July of 2021.


    2020

    November

    In November, Motivator Josephat ministered to 6 of his churches. About 196 members attended each Sunday in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 553 attended in 5 of the daughter churches combined. There are now 40 disciples attending Lighthouses! Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is planning an outreach to Lomunyen Village, about 7.5 miles away, in March of 2021.

    October 

    In October, Motivator Josephat ministered to the 7 churches he is responsible for. About 204 members attended in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 495 attended in the 6 daughter churches combined. 10 of the disciples in the Lighthouses have also led others to Christ. Josephat did an outreach in the Villages of Lotiira and Nasekon and 12 people gave their lives to Christ. He is planning an outreach in Naoros Village (11 miles away) in November.

    September 

    In September, Motivator Josephat resumed services in the 7 churches. About 192 members attended in the mother church in Naoros Village, and 698 attended in the 6 daughter churches combined. Josephat has established 8 Lighthouses (Discipleship Groups) with 40 disciples attending.

    March 

    In March, Motivator Josephat ministered in Nachok Village, and 80 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 183 students in Discipleship Class. An average of 228 people attended services at the mother church this month and 1,003 attended the 6 mother churches. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is planning an outreach to the Village of Lomunyen in the future.

    February

    In February, Motivator Josephat ministered in Lomunyen Village, and 50 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 112 students in Discipleship Class. An average of 200 people attended services at the mother church this month and 773 attended the 6 mother churches. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    January

    In January, Motivator Josephat ministered in Lokipetot Village, and 37 people gave their lives to Christ. He has 96 students in Discipleship Class. Josephat and his team of 6 evangelists hope to reach Lomunyen Village to spread the Gospel in the near future. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.


    2019

    December

    In December, Missionary Josephat ministered in Lotiira Village, and 28 people gave their lives to Christ. He has discipled 216 people. An average of 1,113 members attended service each Sunday in all of the 8 churches combined. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor. He is looking at doing outreaches in the Villages of Lomunyen and Lokipetot in the future. He has 4 evangelists who have been trained to help him with this ministry.

    November 

    In November, Missionary Josephat ministered in Lomuyen and Adopet villages, and 60 people gave their lives to Christ. He has discipled 40 people, who can now freely testify to nonbelievers courageously and are making disciples of others. An average of 840 members attended service each Sunday in all of the 7 churches combined. Josephat is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    October 

    In October, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Adopet. 30 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 40 people.  There are 785 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. Joseph is planning outreach trips to the Villages of Lomunyen, Adopet and Lokipetot in the future. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    September

    In September, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Katula. 25 people gave their lives to Christ and 21 were baptized. He is currently discipling 250 people. Two churches were planted this month – one is Katula Village and one in Nakuron Village. There are 637 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. Joseph is planning outreach trips to the Villages of Lomunyen, Adopet and Lokipetot in the future. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    August

    In August, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to the people in the Village of Lomunyen and Nachok. 50 people gave their lives to Christ and 26 were baptized. He is currently discipling 450 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Villages of Lokipetot and Katula. There are 906 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    July 

    In July, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to 360 people in the Village of Lomunyen and 41 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 60 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Village of Lokipetot. There are 815 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    June 

    In June, Missionary Josephat shared the Gospel to 400 people in the Village of Lomunyen and 12 people gave their lives to Christ. He is currently discipling 160 people. He is looking at doing a church plant in the Village of Lokipetot. There are 803 members attending church services in all branches of the mother and daughter churches. He is grateful for the support and prayers.

    May

    In May, Missionary Josephat Lomuria reached the Lokipetot and Lomunyen villages, and ministered to 328 people. 29 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. He struggles with the challenge of witchdoctors in the area. He planted a new church in the Lomunyen Village. He requests for Bibles to provide to those who are able to read. This month, 803 members attended church service in all branch churches and the mother church. Josephat is grateful for the help he received to build his house.

    April

    In April, Missionary Josephat had an average attendance of 177 people, with 30 new members. 30 people were saved. He has a discipleship class of 36 people; 8 of whom can freely testify to nonbelievers courageously.

    March

    In March, Missionary Joseph Lapur reached the Nachok Village (Pop. 350), and 30 souls came to Christ. 20 people are in discipleship class. He planted a new church in the Nakuron Village. He prays for transportation to reach the unreached villages and seminars to educate people more about God. 1048 members attended church servicse in all branch churches and the mother church. He is grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor.

    February

    Missionary Josephat is the pastor of the church in Kibish, where the average attendance was 49. They added 30 new members this month. They did an outreach in the village of Nachok, where 20 people accepted Christ. 22 people are enrolled in the discipleship class. Josephat has 5 elders to help him with the work of sharing the Gospel in the area. He also serves the villages of Nakuron, Lokam, and Akatuman, where the combined average attendance was 205.

    January

    In January, Missionary Josephat had an average attendance of 188 people. They added 16 new members, and 20 people are enrolled in discipleship training. They did an outreach in the village of Nochok, where 30 people gave their lives to Christ. Josephat has 3 elders and 5 evangelist that have been trained to help him with his work. They also serve the villages of Nakuron, Akauman, Lokam and Narii where the average combined attendance was 210. There were 120 new members added this month to these churches.