July 2020 Mission Report :
Greetings to you and all my brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island church of Christ, It is my hope that this report finds you well.
It’s been a very challenging and hectic month for me, my family and in my Ministry of Preaching Christ and His church to the lost souls.
Despite the dreaded COVID 19 pandemic outbreak which ravage nations of the world, series of activities outlined during the month was accomplished while I and my fellow servants of Christ work in strict adherence to the COVID 19 protocols.
July 3, the Ukanafun Evangelism Team met for a Bible Seminar on the Theme “Following the examples of Joshua”, Meeting on mission strategy in line with COVID 19 pandemic was shared to further the cause of Christ even in times like these.
July 5, I worshipped with John Solomon my school mate who baptized into Christ after 16 years of relationship, his wife who was not happy with with his decision followed him to the church last week but not yet baptize into Christ , pray she comes to the knowledge of Truth.
July 18, the church at Ikot Osute lost another brother “Etukowo” to dead in the the physical body. Late brother Etukowo according to the Preacher, the day he died came to the place of worship with his neighbor and ask the Preacher to let him know more about Christ, as he returned home he died. We are glad he fought a good fight. Last Sunday I worshipped with the church at Ikot Osute, I visited the prospect and I am hopeful he will obey the gospel. Pray for the prospect and the family of late brother Etukowo.
July 19, I preached at the indoor Bible lecture at Church of Christ, Ikot Odiong on the topic ” The Christian First Love”
July 21, Emem my daughter (age 14) won a prize from the Ministry of Education in Akwa Ibom State on School on Radio quiz. A digital Radio set was presented to her by the Honorable Commissioner for Education. We’re proud of her outstanding academic performance.
July 25, Church Leaders Seminar at Church of Christ in Nkek village, Ukanafun on the theme ” MAINTAINING A SPOTLESS CHURCH ” . 78 participants drawn from 8 local congregations participated.
July 26, I preached at the Indoor Bible lecture at Church of Christ in Ikot Osute on the theme ” CONFLICT MANAGEMENT”, many issues and questions arises and Bible solution was made available.
On same day, I visited the Two Towns Church of Christ in Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu.
Finally on same July 26, I spoke at the Two years anniversary of the planting of Two Towns Church of Christ at Ikot Oku Ibesit were I serve as the guest speaker. Church of Christ at Ikot Oku Ibesit village was planted in July 2018 during our rural evangelism efforts by our Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team effort.
MAJOR CHALLENGE IN THE MONTH :
My wife Ekaette is sick and she is diagnosed of ulcer of womb with serious headache, Waist pain and high blood pressure. The medical Doctors are doing their best BUT I trust God for healing. I need your prayers for her and for me, my children and my work for Christ. It is very challenging considering her role in the family when I am away on rural mission.
EFFECT OF OUR WORK FOR CHRIST IN JULY:
1. BAPTISM : The following church area record the below 8 baptism for Christ and 1 restoration:
* Ata Essien Obio Akpa village church, Two souls obeyed the Gospel :
1. Mary Isaiah Jimmy baptized on July 5
2. Hope Ikasa baptized on July 26
* Ikot Akpan Eyo church, Two souls obeyed the Gospel :
1. Comfort Okorie baptized on July 17
2. Nne Okon James baptized on July 17
* Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu church, 2 souls (a couple) obeyed the Gospel :
1. Sunday Ufot baptized on July 26
2. Emilia Sunday Ufot
* Ikot Oku Ibesit church, Two souls obeyed the Gospel :
1. Ibanga Aaron Akpan baptized July 26
2. Idara Friday baptized on July 26
Ikot Odiong church, one Udeme Sam was restored back to faith.
PLANS FOR AUGUST 2020 :
Friday August 7, Preachers Seminar /Evangelism at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpa Nkuk in Ukanafun
Saturday August 29, Bible Seminar /Evangelism at Ikot Anta Eneng Obom by the Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team. Lord willing. Pray for successful mission.
In Christian Love and Service,