The SEED – January 2020
Lokori & Kachoda Zones Outreach & Church Planting Expedition:
December 16-20, 2019
In mid-December, one SHARE team traveled 88 miles southeast of Lodwar to the Village of Nakwakaal in Lokori Zone (formerly “Block”), and another team traveled 112 miles north of Lodwar to the unreached Villages of Lokaliban and Milimatatu in Kachoda Zone for the primary purpose of doing door-to-door outreach, open-air evangelism and screening The Jesus Film, church planting, and to initiate the contextualized disciple-making methodology alongside the motivators (missionaries) that serve in the two zones.
The three villages are dominated by witchcraft. Residents consult witchdoctors as their medium to the gods, worship their ancestors, and sacrifice animals to appease their gods. Like in nearly all the remote villages in Turkanaland, Nakwakaal, Lokaliban, and Milimatatu residents (pop. 300, 1,800, and 5,500 respectively) are pastoralists – raising camels, cattle, goats, sheep, and donkeys.
– 1,025 villagers viewed The Jesus Film and heard the salvation message
– 253 received Christ as Savior
– 69 were baptized
A total of 77 people attended the very first church service in Nakwakaal Village! Many of the new believers received and learned how to listen to God’s Word through the Turkana language Audio Bible that the SHARE team presented to them. The motivators in the respective zones are now actively teaching and training the believers the “3-Stones” methodology of making disciples of others. Early Childhood Development Education Programs and Adult Literacy Classes have also commenced in Nakwakaal Village.
Please pray for the following needs in the three villages:
– Spiritual growth for the new believers
– Worship shelters
– Provision of water
– Schools & health centers
All the communities were very grateful to SHARE for visiting and sharing the Good News of the Gospel with them. They requested the team to “return soon!”
Motivator, Longool Topos, praying during the door-to-door evangelism
Those who were baptized in Nakwakaal Village
SHARE Staffer, James Ewoi, and the Team distributing corn and beans
A Marvelous Gift of God
SHARE Staffer, Stanley Lokwawi, preaching at the open-air meeting
SHARE Staffer, Stanley Lokwawi, and Motivator, Jackson Ekai, ready to baptize the converts at Lokaliban Village
Some of SHARE’s Motivators:
Jackson Ekai – Kachoda Zone
Peter Ewoton – Kachoda Zone
Robert Ekalale – Lokori Zone
Motivators (Missionary) Updates
You may also mail your donation to:
SHARE International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1011
Wolfforth, TX 79382
2001 Annual STORM Team
Lokichogio, or “Loki” as it is commonly called among the locals, is situated about 30 km from the Kenya-South Sudan border. Loki is basically a small commercial center whose main activity is basket weaving. The town hosts UN offices and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as World Vision, Oxfam-GB, and others.