The SEED – July 2022

 In The SEED, The SEED Newsletters of 2022

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July 2022

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

This month, SHARE conducted two Short-Term Outreach & Relief Mission (STORM) trips in Turkanaland. These are the first STORM trips since 2019, due to COVID halting trips in 2020 and 2021. A total of 43 believers from the U.S., along with our staff, participated in the mission trips. The teams ministered in a total of 6 remote villages, including 2 where they spent the night and planted a new church! They witnessed many villagers come to a saving faith after learning about our Lord and Savior for the very first time! The first team – from Covenant Church of Naples, Florida – returned to the U.S. on July 17th. The second – a combined team of participants from Galena Bible Church of Galena, Illinois; Turning Point Community Church of Lubbock, Texas; and The Bridge Community Church of Ruston, Louisiana – return to the U.S. today (July 29th). You will notice this month’s SEED bulletin is shorter than usual, this is due to our dedicated, hard-working staff being out in the mission field and/or accommodating the STORM teams. Be on the lookout for an official update on the STORM trips in next month’s SEED!
STORM Team 1

On June 13-17th, the SHARE Team, along with 4 area Motivators, visited 4 remote villages in Kalemng’orok Zone. During these visits, they screened The Jesus Film, held open-air meetings, conducted ministry teachings and DMM training, distributed foodstuffs, and even planted a new church! A total of 685 villagers attended the screenings, where 216 accepted Christ as Savior. A total of 397 people attended the ministry teachings to men, women, young men, young women, and children, which resulted in another 72 converts. The grand total of people who became followers of Christ during this 5-day outreach is 288. The villagers were so grateful that the SHARE Team came and taught them about Jesus and how to share their new-found faith with others.
    There were 193 members during the very first church service in Lochor-edome Village. Eight believers were baptized after the service. Two believers volunteered to become Champions. They will now be trained and start their own Lighthouses, teaching the other members how to make disciples of others. Motivator Rose Ekudo will oversee this newly planted church and train the 2 proposed Champions.
    There are now 30 active churches in Kalemng’orok Zone overseen by 13 Motivators and 7 Evangelists. Nearly 2,000 believers attend these churches regularly. The total number of Lighthouses in the Zone is now at 109, with 554 disciples attending. We praise God for the evident spiritual growth and multiplication of disciples happening in this Zone!
Coordinator James Muchu inviting people to accept Christ after screening The Jesus Film in Lochor-edome Village
Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Sarah Esekon, praying for new the converts
The Team with those who were baptized
Distributing food to those in need
There are nearly 5,000 young women attending church regularly throughout the SHARE-planted churches in Turkanaland. Migration of believers continues to greatly affect consistency of attendance and Lighthouse meetings. However, there are 125 young women who are leading Lighthouses, where they are teaching disciples how to make disciples of others! Another 395 young women are involved in Lighthouses; learning how to share their faith with others. In June, 153 of these disciples successfully led others to a saving faith in Christ!
Young Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Anne Karimojong, teaching young women the 3-Walk methodology

The Next-Gen Sending Center in Lomilmil Village, Kalobeyei Zone is complete! This is the 2nd of the 14 proposed Sending Centers; it’s ready to be used for educating children and training them to be disciple-makers. The 3rd Center is underway in Nakoros Village and should be completed by the end of August. We are so grateful for the generosity and commitment of the donors to ensure all the Centers are built and the Next-Gen Initiative become a reality! Praise the Lord!

The new Sending Center in Lomilmil Village

PRAISES

  • The 288 new converts and 554 disciples in Kalemng’orok Zone
  • Simplicity and effectiveness of the DMM curriculum
  • Official opening of second Sending Center in Lomilmil Village, Kalobeyei Zone
  • Continued commitment and dedication of SHARE staff, Motivators, Evangelists, and Champions
  • Donors providing the necessary tools to reach the Turkana and Toposa people with the Gospel
  • Continued openness by the Toposa people to the SHARE Missionaries living and sharing the Gospel among them
  • Current rainy season in South Sudan will allow for baptisms of believers
  • STORM Teams’ successful ministry

REQUESTS

  • Security in Kalemng’orok Zone
  • More Adult Literacy Classes, Lighthouses, Early Childhood Schools, and provision of the necessary supplies in Turkanaland and Toposaland
  • Ongoing construction of the Sending Centers in Kachoda and Kalobeyei Zones
  • Motivators to grow spiritually strong and healthy congregations and Lighthouses
  • Rainfall in Turkanaland
  • Drilling boreholes of clean drinking water and relief for starving masses throughout Turkanaland and Toposaland
  • Peace during the elections in Kenya on August 9th
  • Kidnapping of girls in Toposa along the South Sudan-Ethiopia border to stop
  • Healing for Motivators Samwel Lomuria (growth on foot), Joseph Napak Ekal (dislocated shoulder), and John Akeny Lorukieny (broken leg)

Thank you for your continued support for this ministry. As you can tell, your partnership with us is bearing amazing fruit for eternity. Thank you SO MUCH! We urge you to continue supporting this ministry. The remaning budget for 3Q is $201,868/KShs.20,186,800

You may reach Sammy, SHARE Founder, at 318-243-4243 or sammymurimi@shareint.net or Dalmas, SHARE Director, at +254-711565644 or dalmas@shareint.net.

We also request you to consider sponsoring one or more of our Motivators that are in need of support at $2,400/KShs.240,000 per year (or $200/KShs.20,000 per month). You can sign up to support one here.

Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and support!

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Want to learn more about the amazing things God is doing through SHARE?
Watch our updated Overview Video below!
The Toposa language is a Nilotic language. It belongs to the Turkana group,
which also includes Karamojong of Uganda, Nyangatom of Ethiopia, and Turkana of Kenya.
The Turkana and Toposa languages are so close that they are mutually intelligible.

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