Moving Forward &
Allowing the Lord to Make it Happen

During SHARE’s annual Short-Term Outreach & Relief Mission (STORM) in Turkanaland, Kenya in Summer of 2017, the Turkana missionaries proclaimed “We are a ‘Missionary Tribe!’” In April 2021, SHARE commissioned 10 of those Turkana missionaries and 5 Toposa-tribe believers living in Turkanaland whom God has clearly called to reach the neighboring Toposa people of South Sudan.

With credible indigenous leadership, structure, provision of necessary tools, and financial support, we believe God will use these missionaries to reap unprecedented harvest of souls among the Toposa people in the next few years. We believe they will make disciples who will make disciples of others in fulfillment of Christ’s Final Mandate (Matt. 28:19-20)!

About Toposa

The Toposa People are Nilotic group speakers scattered in the Eastern Equatorial region of South Sudan, Eastern Africa. They speak Ng’atoposa language, and some speak Arabic and English. Their population in South Sudan alone is estimated at 533,811. There are also pockets of Toposa people in neighboring countries – Kenya (3,000), Uganda (54,000), and Ethiopia (18,000).

The Toposa and Turkana share a similar dialect and culture. They are considered an Unreached People-Group (UPG). The country they live in had been warring for over two decades – until 2011. Hardly any evangelical missionary could enter the community during war. The northern region of the greater Sudan was dominated by Islam. The Gospel has not penetrated due to lack of pastors that can reach them in their own language. They do not yet have the Bible in their language, although there is a ray of hope through an ongoing Wycliffe Bible Translation (WBT) project that has completed the books of Luke and Acts. WBT is currently translating the books of Genesis and Jonah. WBT has a goal to produce The Jesus Film in the Toposa language as well.

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The Initiative

SHARE’s strategy is to replicate among the Toposa people the contextualized Disciple-Making Movement/Church-Planting Movement (DMM/CPM) Curriculum and Methodology that the Turkana believers have successfully used among their own people.

First, the missionaries will carry out a “Gap Analysis” – a mapping exercise to determine exactly where the Gospel has not penetrated among the Toposa people. This will take place in June 2021. The analysis will be done in collaboration with the existing cluster of local mission agencies and missionaries in the Toposa region called “TNJ” (Toposa, Ng’aratom, and Jiye people-groups), which is a subset of the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication (GACX) – a coalition of churches and mission agencies working to saturate the world with multiplying disciples, leaders, and churches.

Following the analysis, the missionaries will begin replicating the DMM/CPM Curriculum & Methodology in the unreached villages.

Over the next 4-5 years SHARE plans to not only reach the unreached villages in Toposaland with the Gospel, but also teach them the DMM/CPM Curriculum & Methodology, secure land and construct a Training & Sending Center, ensure multiplication of disciples and continued spiritual growth of believers, develop ownership and sustainability by indigenous believers, and, eventually, hand-off leadership to indigenous believers.

The Missionary Team

Those Whom God Has Called to Reach the Toposa People with the Gospel

Alfred Morulem

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 28 years
  • Planted 4 churches
  • Established 11 Lighthouses and trained 11 Champions

Amos Erot Ekaale

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 16 years
  • Planted 2 churches
  • Established 2 Lighthouses and trained 2 Champions

Anjelina Napem

Toposa Tribe Evangelist

 

3-year experience including:

  • Evangelism and discipleship
  • Church treasurer
  • Leader of church choir

Peter Lomong Lochebe

Toposa Tribe Evangelist

2-year experience including:

  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Associate Pastor
  • Evangelist

Phanuel Loole

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 22 years
  • Planted 1 church
  • Established 4 Lighthouses and trained 4 Champions

Philip Ikaale Lokwamong

Toposa Tribe Evangelist

3-year experience including:

  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Bible Study Group Leader
  • Evangelist

Joseph Lopir Lotubae

Toposa Tribe Evangelist

10-year experience as:

  • Associate pastor
  • Evangelist
  • Music minister

Miramoe Nickleby

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 14 years
  • Planted 2 churches
  • Established 8 Lighthouses and trained 8 Champions

Peter Ekuwom

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 34 years
  • Planted 1 church
  • Established 2 Lighthouses and trained 2 Champions

Ekidor Ewoton

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 23 years
  • Planted 3 churches
  • Established 2 Lighthouses and trained 2 Champions

James Lomudang

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 5 years
  • Planted 2 churches
  • Established 2 Lighthouses and trained 2 Champions

John Eipa Lobuin

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 8 years
  • Planted 3 churches
  • Established 3 Lighthouses and trained 3 Champions

Simon Lotabo Naaki

Toposa Tribe Evangelist

10-year experience including:

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Translator

Stephen Lobolia Echom

Turkana Tribe Evangelist

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 17 years
  • Planted 11 churches
  • Speaks Toposa language fluently

William Boniface

SHARE Motivator

  • Served in pastoral and mission work for 14 years
  • Planted 3 churches
  • Established 3 Lighthouses and trained 3 Champions

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” – Matt. 28:19-20.

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”
– Matt. 24:14.