I am delighted to share with you the report of work for the months on January, February, and March 2021.
The church witnessed 20 New birth through baptism, and one very significant restoration – a man that was baptized in the early 1990 and whose wife was converted to the faith six years ago turned himself in and reconciled with God.
Under this period, we did not record any withdrawal of fellowship even though we are still having members that are very epileptic in their attendance.
In February, the church organized her annual couples retreat to help shape the tone of couples living with each other in proper Bible-defined harmony. Over 80 couples attended and the bond of friendship in marriage was renewed.
In March, the church planted a very big farm for me to cater for my feeding. Since it is a rural congregation, that is the best they can do to support the work of their preacher.
Arrangements have been concluded to establish a congregation this year in a neighboring village. For the next quarter, all my evangelism efforts shall be focused in that area, and with God on our side, we will set up a congregation there.
Keep us in your prayers.
Within this first quarter, follow-up work with WBS students was resumed. We hope to have a WBS seminar sometime in July Lord willing and if the funds are available.
We are also struggling to finish our mission house where we hope to be keeping most of the visitors that come here to work with us. We have plastered and now we are at the stage of fixing doors and windows.
Thank you for supporting me to work out here. I am grateful.
My family shall be heading to Enugu state tomorrow April 1st for a four-day Family Retreat. It is a time once in every year where we go out and meet other Christian families and spend time together in fellowship during the Easter period.
I am doing well in health and the Lord is faithful to me.
God bless you all.
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The WBS students from different denominations churches who study with the WBS correspondence courses have completed there seven lessons course and now graduated. Now, some are studying the advance course. “Christian Life” and “The Church”. About 12students graduated and two have been baptized and added to the church of Christ Ewupe. Brother Gbenga Ilori(Evangelist COC Olugba),Brother Yakubu Jundu(Evangelist COC Ewupe) and Brother Dairo Joseph(Evangelist COC Ota) are the WBS Team workers doing these great Work in Ogun stare, Nigeria.
The took place at Church of Christ Ewupe, Ogun state where we presented the graduant Certificate of completion and a copy of Bible to encourage them in 17th, January 2021. I enroll 200students with the WBS correspondence courses at “Legacy model seed school” Olugba, Ogun state in February and also enroll 150students at Imeko Comprehensive College, Imeko Ogun state, in March last week.
I am now grading all my WBS students lessons with my WBS Team members. The WBS work in Ogun state is bringing more fruit in the kingdom of God Nigeria.
I wish you the best in the Lord’s vineyard as we are partnering together in the spread of the gospel.
The 1st quarter of the year 2021, which is ending today has witnessed tremendous growth and success in the Lord’s kingdom due to WBS activities.
This is the summary of my report during the quarter:
· Ikot Abasi Local Government: Six souls were baptized in the area during the 1st Sunday of January, 2021
· Atai Otoro Abak: between 24th January and 7th February 2021, a total of two souls were baptized at Atai Otoro.
· Another round of evangelism took place at Ikot Obiofuk in Atai Otoro on 14 February, 2021, there was no baptism. Many people were interested to study the Bible with the WBS.
· A WBS student was baptized at Ukpom during the quarter after some period of Bible teaching.
· Ikot Akpabio in Afahaobong also had one soul during the period.
· In a bit to start a congregation at Obio Ndot in Abak, tremendous efforts are on the making. The 3rd week of February witnessed a large number of people in the area for house to house preaching and Open Air Service.
· Abak Preachers/Leadership workshop: Took place at Ukpom during the period.
· WBS Seminar/Evangelism, Ika L.G.A./Manta Edem Idim and Ikot Akwa Ebom, Abak, were well attended during the quarter. Bibles and other reading materials were given to some of the students.
· Ikot Ekpeyak witnessed the conversion of four souls in the area during the quarter.
· A Church was planted at Nto Oyom in Obot Akara L.G.A. during the weekend of 21st and 22nd March of 2021 with one soul added to the Lord during the occasion.
· The three day evangelism at Ikot Edung in Uruan L.G.A brought ten souls to the Lord. Some pictures of events and baptisms are attached.
I wish your continued cooperation and support in the Lord’s work.
May God be with you.
Sunday Solomon Udoh
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May God’s sufficient blessings be upon all of you in Jesus name-Amen.
Firstly, in January, 2021 one of the student of the Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom, behold a new convert from Christ Faith Church got baptized through WBS lesson and also a personal Bible class with him in the world Bible School office. Here is the picture enclosed to all.
Again, most of the ex-students of the Nigerian Christian Bible College came to the World Bible School office and obtained gospel tracts for evangelism and also World Bible School materials.
Behold, the present students of Nigerian Christian Bible College obtained gospel tracts from my office for evangelism to various congregations in Akwa Ibom State.
On 6-02-21 The Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom sent out various students to various congregations for evangelism. They are 6 students to central C.O.C Ukpom, 10-students to COC No. 1, Ukpom, 10 students to COC Two towns/Midim, 8 students to COC No. II Ukpom, 6-students to Northside C.O.C Ukpom, 10 students to COC No. 18 Ebom Avenue Abak and finally 10 students to where I preach for evangelism. I had to joined with the 10 students for house to house evangelism, it was very interesting and I have recorded many prospects during the evangelism and I can still pursuing them. I am in need of your prayers in such time like this.
On February 2021 Abak Preachers which I am a member organized men fellowship on the topic: “Leadership” it was very unique, many of my members took active part, I thank God for them. Here is the picture enclosed.
Moreso, women held their women gospel seminar at the Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom on the topic “GODLY RELATION IN THE HOME.” Many of the ladies in where I preach took active part, it was very interesting. I advised ladies in my congregation to attend the women seminar. Here is the picture enclosed to all.
Thirdly, I took four cartons of gospel tracts to Obot Akara for Chruch planting soon. I am in need of your prayers as I had planned to do Church planting in one of the village in Obot Akara where there is no Church. The plan is on ground. Here is the picture enclosed.
On 27-02-21 Nigerian Christian Bible College held her 67th birthday. It was very interesting as many congregations on that day came and sang some songs to the glory of God based upon what the Lord had done for NCBC, many of my members were in attendances. Here is the picture enclosed to all. My prayer is may God continue to bless all in the name of Christ-Amen.
I have appreciate all you have done, our God will reward all –Amen. Planed to host WBS seminars/evangelism in 13 units of AKS and also to attend WBS great workshop in Lagos in August, 2021.
Anameti Akpan is doing a good work in Akwa Ibom State. You can support his evangelistic outreach HERE.
I greet you all in the precious name of Christ. I sent thanks and love to each and everyone for helping me in my work.
God will continue to bless all-Amen.
On 19-20 March, 2021 I took 18 students of the Nigerian Christian Bible College Ukpom and also 8 students of the C.A.O. Essien Bible College Ikot Usen to come and assist on the two days evangelism and also open Air Lecture in Ikot Eyem, Obot Akara.
On 19-03-2021, we have arrived around 3pm in Ikot Eyem, Obot Akara, around 4pm I went out with the students for house to house evangelism. Then around 6pm open air lecture got started, none members came and listened to the message and also the gospel tracts were given to them. On 8pm, the open air lecture came to an end, all the students and I went back to where we had slept in a brother’s house.
On 20-03-21 around 10:00am all the students embarked again on house to house evangelism and we had many prospects who had listened to the gospel, series of questions, was asked and the students and I were able to answer it from the Bible.
It was very interesting, I also used the opportunity to tell them about WBS lessons and besides I enrolled them many of them into the programme.
On 21-03-2021 Church planting was done in a renting room. Many of the prospect, whom we had preach to were able to attend the Church and promised to baptize, it needs follow-up by me and also by the preacher. Again, one of the new convert got baptized into Christ. Here is the picture of the new convert/other pictures enclosed to all.
Finally, Church of Christ, Ikot Eyem in Obot Akara got started by me through going there for WBS seminars and also evangelism. The place were the Church have been established is a fertile land and there is no Church of Christ in that village. The Church will grow, we need your prayers. My place to Obot Akara is far, is just a three miles journey to Obot Akara. My plan is to be there on a daily basis for evangelism and also follow-up those prospects and also for WBS programme.
Bro. Anameti Akpan
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Grace and peace of God be with you all in Jesus Name. Amen.
As I have said in my Report of work in January 2021 that “This year begins with a big focus for Evangelism”. That statement was made because of what is going on globally.
. People are trying to turn Spiritual Worship into Idol Worship. Political Leaders may turn away minds of people to do what God says people should not do. E.G. Legalizing Homosexuality.
It is a big excellence to us to be very very effective in Evangelism work now.
Here are what were done in February 2021.
. At Church of Christ Atai Otoro, Sunday Solomon reported one Baptism.
. Anameti reported 1 baptism.
. M. B. Archibong reported 9 baptisms.
. There was 7 baptisms in Uyo Prison Yard.
. We had Youth Seminar at Abak City Church of Christ on February 7, 2021.
. There was Youth/WBS Seminar at Edem Idim Manta.
. Women Gospel Meeting took place at Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC).
. Men/Preachers/Leaders Seminar was held at Church of Christ No. 1 Ukpom on February 20, 2021.
. WBS was held at Township Church of Christ Urua Inyang, Ika on February 21, 2021.
. There was one baptism at Ikot Akpabio, Afaha Obong reported by Uyai Joshua.
. There was Youth Seminar by Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC) and Nigerian Christian Secondary School (NCSS) at NCBC Campus on February 28, 2021.
. We should encourage our women in the work of Evangelism. “THEY ARE THE WORLD POPULATION INCREASERS”. Our Youth as “THE POWERS AND ACTORS OF OUR EVANGELISM”. And our children for “A BRIGHTER FUTURE”.
Dear Brethren, thank you for all the materials sent to us for Evangelism. May I assure you that your labour, time, energy and financial support sent to us for the Evangelism cannot and will not be in vain.
May God continue to empower and bless you all in your good work. Please keep praying for us.
Your Co-worker in Soul Business, Monday Akpakpan.
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For all of us who were looking forward to the new year after a challenging 2020, it seems that so far 2021 is just building on tips of what happened last year. Brethren, things may settle down eventually, but for now I suppose we just need to take it one day at a time.
I hope all of you are doing well and staying safe as the number of people infected by the virus continue to rise. Akwa ibom State recently lost three prominent personalities including a former Governor to death following COVID-19 complications! We continue to pray and rely only on God for the final solutions to great health malady.
It is very sunny here with much dust making many to suffer from cough and catarrh. Everyone here is busy preparing for farm work for the season. In most areas, bush clearing have started and I and Nse will not be left out.
Schools resumed on Monday February 1 for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. My children have gone back to their different schools. Kufremfon will write his final West African Senior School Examination by May/June this year.
Our work for Christ in January 2021 was very successful and we really thank you brethren for being a part through prayers, financial supports, and provisions of Bible study materials to enable us do our work effectively.
On Sunday January 17, two student preachers from the Nigerian Christian Institute (NCI), Uyo visited our congregation at UTU Ikot Ekpo. The two students were: Brother Paul Bassey and Sister Ekaette Ukana. Brother Paul Bassey taught the adult class on the topic, ” Why do Bad things happen to good People? ” using Job as a case study for his lesson. Brother Paul does not understand nor speak our dialect fluently, so he used English language to teach while I interpreted for him. Sister Ekaette taught the children’s class while I delivered the sermon on the topic, ” Some things that are more Valuable than Gold”. Our hearts were filled with joy as we had another family placing their membership with us and another man, Okon Sampson (leaving near our church building) worshipped with us from that day till today and also attending all our weekly activities. We are doing our best to help him obey the gospel but he continue asking why he should be baptized twice after having been baptized by a Reverend pastor in a denomination. I have had deep bible discussions with him and his family and pray he and his family will take the decision to obey the gospel. Please pray for our efforts in this community. There are over nine denominations and prayer houses surrounding us here with contradictory teachings but we thank God that Covid-19 has made so many here to reinvestigate their faith!
Similarly, I visited the church at Afaha Ikot Ebak in Essien Udim for the first time this year with my son Dopse Lance on January 31. It was uplifting to see the growth of that congregation within it few years of existence. The people in the area are very receptive compared to that of UTU Ikot Ekpo. I preached on, ” Reaping the results of Bad choices” using Genesis 21:8-21. It was wonderful to meet with my brother and coworker, Apollos Adolf who initiated the efforts in establishing the church in this area. It was also Wonderful to meet the family of brother Emmanuel Idio whom we baptized recently with his wife and two children. They are very happy to be in the body of Christ! I have provided several bible study books that will help him, his wife Margaret, and two children Enyiekere and Maria grow their faiths! Please do not forget this new and young family. Brother Abasiakan Ekpetor is helping with the work there and has done a wonderful work for our Lord! It may interest you to know that I taught Abasiakan when he was a student of the defunct Christian Vocational School that I established in Ika in 1997. Christian schools can create wonderful impacts in the lives of its students that’s while I continue to advocate for the establishment of one in Etim Ekpo area! I thank many of you that have already indicated interest and prayed for this proposed Christian school. Continue to
Pray about this dream and if possible support it!
The campus church of Christ at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic in Ebonyi State will be raising funds to buy a land for a permanent worship Hall on Saturday January 20. I am billed to speak on, ” Gathering Stones for the Mansion”. The theme is, ” Laying the foundation “. Recalled that I helped in establishing this congregation with the helps of brother Reuben Egwu, Dickson Emmanuel and supports from the churches of Christ at Afikpo and Ibio Nnung Achat. It is amazing the wonderful way this church is growing and the influence it has had on many around that community. God willing, I will leave for Ebonyi State on the 17th to return on the 22nd February. It will afford me the opportunity to work with the campus brethren for at least two days, visit Afikpo correctional Center and possibly visit some of my converts and those discharged from prisons after serving their various jail terms. As always, pray for a safe and successful trip!
Last two weeks, our coworkers embarked on follow-up works on many of our students after the pandemic and it turned successful even though many of our students in Ukanafun area have relocated. We pray that those that we met will obey the gospel as they continue to study God’s words.
An Automobile mechanic finally assessed our 2000 Toyota Sienna Van and after removing the floor rug carpets, we saw the level of rust on the chassis. Moreover, he discovered the suspension is damaged, radiator leaking, malfunctioning of the sensors, and alternator failure. You can see the picture. There is a great need for another Van for our work. Join us to pray that there will be funds to acquire another Van!
Before I close, I want to thank many of you that have made all that we’ve achieved possible. Without your supports and prayers, many of our achievements will be impossible. Thanks for being a part of this great work!
Continue to pray for us as we do for all of you! Indeed the fields are all white, but the laborers and resources are limited. Would you want to help? Please do if God has bless you to do this.
May God bless and keep all of you safe in His everlasting arms! Amen.
In Christian love,
Sekeme’s Bus Fund
As you can see in Sekeme’s report, he is in need of a new vehicle. We currently have $4,000 toward the $10,000 needed. Can you help?
P. O. BOX 470, AbakE-MAIL: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org 1st February, 2021 Dear Brethren, The year 2021 begins with a big focus for Evangelism. . Uyo Prison Evangelism in Akwa Ibom State is what can make us not to relax in Evangelism. . On 1st Sunday of January 2021 we had 39 baptisms and we had 16 in other Sundays of the month, making a total of 55 baptisms in January 2021. . Bro. M. B. Archibong reported 8 baptisms in January 2021. . The Women Gospel Meeting that took place at Ebom Avenue Church of Christ was very very impressive. . Anameti reported baptism of 4 people during the period. . Uyai Joshua reported 1 baptism. . On 1st Sunday of January, 2021 3 women were baptized at Church of Christ Manta II, Abak. . At Church of Christ Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono, 2 people were baptized. . At Two Towns Church of Christ Manta/Midim, Abak, Christ added 1 soul to the Church. . Nelson Akpan reported 4 baptisms from where he works in Cross River State. . Church of Christ Ebom Avenue, Abak L.G.A. recorded 5 baptisms in January 2021. . Sunday Solomon reported 1 baptism from Atai Otoro Church of Christ. . At Township Church of Christ Ikot Abasi L. G. A. 8 men and women were baptized on 1st Sunday of January, 2021. Dear Brethren Covid Pandemic should not make us to be afraid of our work of Evangelism. We should rather sit up, look up and be active in our work of evangelism. The promise of Christ to us is, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the World. Amen.” Matt. 28:20. We plan to conduct many WBS, Youth, children, preachers/Leadership Seminars this year and strongly encourage women monthly Gospel Lectureship within the year also. The monthly report will show the picture of what I am saying. NEEDS: I need your prayers. I need some Bibles. Reason for Bible’s need are: 1. For Prison Evangelism.2. For new converts.3. For High School and Higher Schools students enrolled in WBS.4. Awards for Youth/Children Bible Quiz. Thank you brethren. Keep praying for us.