I pray may God protect you and keep you safe from all temptations, I strongly need your prayers in this period of hardship in Nigeria. The hardship situation is getting higher and higher every day coupled with the current inflation in the country.
In spite of the bad situation, the work of evangelism is progressing the more. The month of October, 2023 witnessed a great number of conversion in the following areas:
A World Bible School student was baptized at Atai Otoro, Abak after many periods of visitation and private Bible studies.
At African Christian Secondary School (ACSS), 2 World Bible School (WBS) students were baptized.
Ikot Esu in Ika is where 1 soul was converted in the area during the month.
Central Church of Christ, Abak Town, had 2 baptisms.
North side Church of Christ in Ukpom, Abak had 2 baptisms during an evangelism outreach in the area.
3 WBS students were baptized at Iton Ikono in Ikono Local Government Area (L.G.A.) of Akwa Ibom State.
3 souls were converted at Ikot Akpabio, Afahaobong in Abak L.G.A
Ikot Oku Ikono had 1 baptism.
The three-day intensive evangelism effort at Ikot Ekpene Correctional Centre had 32 conversions. Many items, including Bibles, were distributed to the inmates.
Also, Uyo Correctional Centre had 8 conversions.
The youth seminar at Ikot Okoro had no baptism but the attendance was great.
There was no baptism at Utu Abak No. 1 where a youth seminar occurred on 29th October, 2023.
MISSIONS UPDATES OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 2ND, 2023-25 BAPTISMS, 3 WBS SEMINARS, 1 MEN FELLOWSHIP AND 1 LADIES GOSPEL MEETING
I will continue to give God the glory for the fruitful results of the Lord’s work here in my area-Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria.
I am very thankful to you my supporters for providing regular financial support and prayers which has helped me immensely to preach the Gospel to lost souls and edify the body of Christ. The World Bible School (WBS) Abak Team met on 26th October at the Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC) WBS office and reported of 15 baptisms.
BAPTISM OF WBS STUDENTS: In the month of October, I was able to baptize three WBS students. Oct 1, 2023, I baptized Ekpeno Friday Akpan student of Wayne Duren of East Pointe Church of Christ (COC) in Alabama. October 19, I baptized Ediomi Etukudo, student of Clifton Parker of the Cottondale Church of Christ and Enobong Blesssed Udeme student of Dona Goulding of the Perry Church of Christ.
On 24th September, we conducted a WBS seminar at COC Urua Isiip Ibiakpan, a young congregation where we had one baptism.
At church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio, where I am preaching regularly, I baptized three souls this month: one soul on October 1 and 2 souls on October 22.
On 15th October, I was invited by the Church of Christ, Afaha Odon Ukanafun to preach during the morning worship service and the same day, in the afternoon, I spoke at a youth zonal fellowship at Ikot Okoro, Oruk Anam. My topic was “Looking Beyond Limitations.” It had a large crowd of youth from twenty congregations. October 22, I spoke at the Mens’ Fellowship at Church of Christ Ibesit Ekoi, Oruk Anam.
The Ladies’ Gospel Meeting was also held at Church of Christ No. I Ukpom, the same day where my wife Victoria led in songs.
October 21-23, I took some NCBC students for a weekend evangelism to Churches of Christ in Ukpom and Ikot Oku Mfang, Abak. They baptized two souls at North Side Church of Christ Ikot Akpan Adia, Ukpom on 22nd October.
On October 29, I took a one month leave from the Church of Christ Ikot Akpabio. During this period, I will visit some congregations that requested for my visits.
November 3, I will preach at Church of Christ Ibuo Nung Achat, Etim Ekpo with Fiokedu Okorie.
November 10, I will preach at Central Church of Christ Ukpom (my home congregation).
November 17, I will preach at Church of Christ Nung Oku Ubo, Oruk Anam.
November 22-24, I will travel to Ogoja, Northern Cross River State, where I am expected to speak in their annual lectureship.
My dear supporters, please I need your assistance to buy a new car for my work and personal use by next year. My old car is not good and has gone through many repairs. Please help me. Thank you for your support to achieve this purpose early next year. Please continue to pray for my mother who is having some health challenges.
Considering this difficult time in Nigeria, I am requesting for special, extra funds during this last quarter support. Prices of things have tripled. Petrol is very costly and life is unbearable. Secondly the hospital bill of my sick mother at Mercy Hospital is high. Any assistance will be highly appreciated about $300.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers. God bless you richly.
Greetings from Monday Akpakpan and family. We had a very big rainfall in July 2023. The heavy rain fall does not stop our Evangelism Work.
Here are the things that took place in July 2023:
We had 4 baptisms at Ekemkpong in Odukpani Local Government Area (L. G. A.) Cross River State.
There was 1 baptism and 1 restoration at Ukpom Central Church of Christ, Ukpom, Abak.
There were 4 baptisms at Effiong Otop, Odukpani L. G. A., Cross River State.
We had two baptisms at Two Towns Church of Christ, Manta/Midim, Abak.
M. B. Archibong reported 16 baptisms and 3 restorations in July 2023.
Monday Ezekiel reported 1 baptism from Mbaize, Imo State.
Womens’ Gospel Meeting took place at Church of Christ Utu Abak with very good attendance.
The Youth Bible Seminar that took place at Two Towns Church of Christ on July 30, 2023 was Very, very impressive. Youth from five denominational Churches attended the Seminar.
The monthly Bible Youth Seminars at usual places (Abak City Church of Christ, Ikot Oku Ubara Church of Christ, Manta No 2 Church of Christ, and Ebom Avenue Church of Christ) took place as usual.
The World Bible School (WBS) Follow Up Great Workshop that took place at Port Harcourt added 9 souls to Christ. The attendance was very good. The majority of the people at the Workshop were from Akwa Ibom State.
There was 1 baptism at Church of Christ Afaha Efiat, Etinan.
The Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC) Lectureship began yesterday and will end on Friday, August 4th, 2023.
Thank you very much for your prayers. Keep on praying for us.
Greetings to you in the mighty name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The work of evangelism is going on unabated as the Lord had promised that nothing on earth can prevail against the growth of the kingdom.
Despite many troubles, economic hardship, and the continued inflation in Nigeria, more souls are added to the Lord’s kingdom.
I am presenting the evangelism update from June, 2023:
The evangelism at Anua Obio, Uyo during the month of June, had 3 baptisms and 1 restoration. Many people in the area are very interested in World Bible School (WBS) teaching and have been registered in the course.
Despite heavy rain fall during the WBS seminar at Ibesit Ekoi in Oruk Anam Local Government Area (LGA), Akwa Ibom State, 2 souls were baptized and added to the newly planted church in the area and later, after the seminar, 3 more were baptized! This brought the total to 5 baptisms.
The WBS seminar at Use Ikot Ebio Offot in Uyo LGA was well attended. The seminar featured out-reach evangelism and open-air lectureship. But there was no baptism.
At Ebom Avenue, Abak, there were 4 converts in the area during the month.
1 baptism was recorded at Onuk Ukpom during the evangelism outing in the area.
The 2023 follow up workers “Great Workshop” will occur on July 26-29, 2023 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Please, may you keep praying for the growth of the Lord’s Kingdom. Thanks May God bless you.
Greetings to you and yours in Christ Jesus. Pray this note finds you well.
The month of May 2023 was very challenging in Nigeria due to the money scarcity in the banks, political transition, Government policies that raises the price of petrol and scarcity in the fuel station which is still ongoing . We lost a soul through death at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpan Eyo. In all of this, God blesses our little efforts in Christ Kingdom.
May 4:, I and my wife Ekaette went on a follow-up mission to World Bible School (WBS) internet Students at Eket Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State. They were referred to me by Doug Wheeler/ Jenifer Watson and I kept on teaching this family the Bible through the telephone in the past. On the day when we met them for the first time, the husband and wife, Mr. Monday Evans and Mrs Edith Evans, both were baptized into Christ and introduced to a congregation in the Eket area. Both of them received a Bible, Baptismal Certificates, and Gospel tracts to help them study the Scripture since they were of the denominational church. See attached photos.
May 6: I was an officiating minister at the funeral service of our late sister Roseline Ukut at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpan Eyo. Many denominational and Community leaders were in attendance and listened to our sermon.
May 7: During a follow -up mission at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpan Essien Village, a soul obeyed the Gospel and was baptized into Christ.
May 20: I and our Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team went on Evangelism at Ikot Inyang 1 and there were many prospects. We hope to revisit the area for a follow-up Lord willing.
May 20: My wife “Ekaette Mojima” was a guest speaker at the Women’s Gospel Seminar on the topic, ” WILL YOUR ANCHOR HOLD?” Over 200 Christian women gathered at the Church of Christ meeting place at Ikot Abasi Ikot Inyang in Oruk Anam Local Government Area. She reported of many questions arising from her presentation.
May 23 to 26: I was one of the guest speakers at the four (4) day Preachers and Church Leaders Seminar at the Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC) Ukpom Abak on the theme, ” BRACING THE PULPIT FOR CONTEMPORARY TIMES.” It was impactful with my wife in attendance.
May 28: I worshipped and preached the sermon at Church of Christ Ndot Ikot on the topic, ” RUNNING THE RACE” and from Hebrews 12:1-2, souls obeyed the Gospel and each of them received a copy of the Bible to help them learn about Christ and His Church.
* Also, at the Ndot Church, Twenty Seven (27) Children in the Childrens’ Bible Class received New Testament Bibles each to help them grow with the Word.
I need more of your prayers for our country Nigeria as some of our Governmental policies are making life difficult and also for the new President that was sworn in on May 29,2023 to lead with the fear of God though he is a Muslim.
Evangelism activities at Atai Otoro during the month of April 2023 brought 1 soul to the Lord.
The 3 day Youth Gospel Seminar on 4th – 6th April, 2023 at Afaha Uqua Obokidim in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State had 10 baptisms.
The one day Annual Lectureship at Ikot Obioko, Otoro in Abak L.G.A was well attended. We had different sections of Bible Studies, but there was no baptism.
7 souls were added to the new Church at Ikot Edung, in Uruan L.G.A of Akwa Ibom State during the month.
Ikot Ntan and Okobo in Oron L.G.A had 2 baptisms.
Ebom Avenue in Abak Town harvested 1 soul.
2 souls were baptized at Ukpom due to effective evangelism outreach in the area.
Ikot Oku Ikono – Uyo, Manta 2 Towns – Abak, and Mbiakpan Ikot Idim had a total of 4 restorations.
Evangelism in Ikot Ekpene and Uyo Correctional Centres brought a total of 27 souls to the Lord.
Some pictures are attached. World Bible School (WBS) Seminars and Evangelism are built up in different places in the month of May 2023. Continue to pray for us. God bless you the more in Jesus name, Amen.
May 1st, I was able to visit Obot Akara so as to see those widows and also visit the farm in which they do cultivate cassava, maize.
The following items were presented to them
Two bags of rice
Those dresses, bags, slippers and necklace (4) sent by women
The 8 of them were very grateful for those items received; even more so, they were praying for those women who had contributed for the growth of that program (widow’s farm) and they had promised to remain faithful to the Lord.
Greetings to you and yours in Christ Jesus’ name. I pray that this report finds you well. It was great meeting and working with you for Christ during your visit to Nigeria early January and February 2023. God bless you!
Report of our two days Bible Seminar, Evangelism and Free Medical Outreach (Eye Test/Glasses, Malaria, Blood sugar/Blood Pressure Test and Drug administration) at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpa Idem village, Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria on January 27-28, 2023.
The event’s theme: ” The Master’s Business” concentrated on the following topics:
Engage in the Business Till I come by Dr Ufon Urom
Are you doing it God’s Way? By Steve Hilton
Introduction to World Bible School lesson as an instrument to church growth by Steve Hilton
Come Unto Jesus by Dr Monday John Akpakpan
Jesus Christ the Sure Way by Mojima Etokudo
Door to door Evangelism by Ukanafun World Bible School (WBS) Evangelism Team etc.
Two erring brothers were restored
New WBS Students enrolled
The saved were edified while many souls were reached with the Gospel of Christ.
157 people received Free Medical care etc.
It is my hope that many lost Souls will come to the knowledge of Christ as we have put in place a follow-up mechanism to reach out to those we preached to, as well as many who benefited from our Free Medical Outreach, Eye Test/Glasses etc.
God bless our guest speakers for impactful messages of the cross.
Pray for God’s blessings and success in our mission for Christ and His Church. We need more of your prayers and kind support to further our work for Christ and His Church in Nigeria.
In Christian Love and Service, Mojima Etokudo
Preacher, Church of Christ, Ikot Odiong village Ukanafun Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Ukanafun
MISSIONS UPDATES FEBRUARY 2023 – 14 BAPTISMS AND 2 SEMINARS
I am glad to inform you that God continues to give blessings and increases to His work in my area.
The WBS Abak Team met on 23rd February during our monthly meetings and reported of twelve baptisms for the month of February on 12th February. I preached at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio and one soul, Emediong Emem John was baptised into Christ. That same day, the youths of Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio released and launched their first album “De Voice of Grace Accapella” and many ministers and congregations came to support the programme.
The Nigerian Christian Bible College, Ukpom celebrated her 69th Founders Day and Matriculation Ceremonies on the 18th February 2023. I supervised the programme and it was very successful. 39 students matriculated into Ministerial Program (N.C.B.C Main Campus). 11 students matriculated in Diploma Programme (Itigidi Study Centre, Cross River State). 8 students matriculated in B.A (Ed) Religious Studies and 7 students into B.A Religious Studies. More than One Million Naira was raised for the college vocational projects.
On the 26th February 2023, I spoke in a Youths Seminar at Church of Christ, Manta No. 2, Abak, there I met with some WBS students who were recently baptised and also enrolled new students for WBS courses.
We are experiencing a very difficult time in Nigeria during this elections time. There is no cash in many banks and money are being sold to owners. Petrol and food stuffs are very costly. We need your prayers and help to survive. We believe that before the end of this month, March, life will normalise and cash will flow to everyone. Chad Wagner will wire money for the first quarter of 2023 to Nigeria very early this March as he plans to make some trips. Please send your money to him early enough to catch up with his time. Please contact Chad to know exactly the time.
Thank you very much for your prayers and support for this ministry. God bless you all.