REPORT OF WORK – MARCH 2020

Here is the report of work of March 2020.

– 1ST Sunday of March 2020, there was Youth Seminar at Abak City      

   Church of Christ.

–  2nd Sunday of March 2020 Youth Seminar and Song practice at    

   Church of Christ Ikot Okubara, Ediene Abak.

–  3rd Sunday of March 2020, Youth Seminar at Edem Idim Manta.

–  There was ordination of Elders and Deacons on March 28, 2020 in

   Abak City Church of Christ, Akwa Ibom State.

–  At Ukana Ikot Akpan Essien we had 3 baptisms.

–  W.B.S Seminar was conducted at Ukana Mkpa Eyop Church of

   Christ on March 22, 2020.

–  Indoor Inter House Sport was conducted at African Christian

   Secondary School (ACSS) on 2nd week of March, 2020.

–  M. B. Archibong reported 14 baptisms from Odukpani.

–  Nelson Essien Akpan reported 9 baptisms from February to March,

   2020.

–  At Adiasim Ikot Ekon Church of Christ, there were 2 baptisms.

–  Atai Otoro 1 baptism was recorded.

–  Women Annual Gospel Meeting was done at Ikot Akpabio, Afaha

   Obong on 3rd Saturday March 2020.

–  Saint Anne Christian Secondary conducted their Maiden Inter

   House Sport competition on 21st March, 2020.  A Christian School that is one mile away from African Christian  School (ACSS).  I was one of the Invitees to Chair the Program.

Jesus Christ made a statement that “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; AND THE GATES OF HELL (HADES) SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT“.

The Corona-Virus (Covid-19) going on now globally cannot prevail against the Lord’s Church.  It cannot stop us from preaching the word of God.  Keep praying for us.In His service,
Monday John Akpakpan.

March 2020 Report

REPORT OF WORK FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020

– 1 BAPTISM, 1 SEMINAR AND 1 ORDINATION OF ELDERS/DEACONS

God is love, His love and mercies endureth forever. It is the Lord mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. God’s love is new every morning great is thy faithfulness.

     The coronavirus – COVID 19 that is claiming lives of many Americans and Nigerians will not touch any of us in Jesus name, Amen. This virus will soon end.

On Sunday March 1, 2020, I preached the Gospel of Christ at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio, one soul responded and was baptized.

On 22nd March, 2020, I conducted W.B.S seminar at Church of Christ, Ukana Mkpa Eyop, Abak. We thank God that this dangerous virus has not reached Akwa Ibom State, so the seminar attracted a good number of Christians. We also preached from house to house and enrolled many into W.B.S courses. What we are doing in my congregation is that we do not allow many members to sit together, we try to space them and they wash hands with sanitizers and running water before they enter the Church hall. Large congregations split their services into four sessions. This week the federal and state Government has declared no work, stay at home from Monday to Friday and restriction of flights and closure of boarders. But workers are paid their salaries so that they may have food to eat with their families.

On Saturday 29th March, 2020 I participated in the ordination service of the first batch of Elders and Deacons at Church of Christ, No 3 Udoekpo Lane, Abak where three Elders and Deacons were ordained. It was a grand ceremony because only few congregations have Elders and Deacons here in Nigeria, many people came out to see the ordination.

Brother Chad, let me ask, I will like to attend this year’s ACAC at Eswatini-Mozambique if there are some assistance from Austin Chapel, let me know sir. Thank you

        It is our daily prayers that God will continue to protect us from all harms and infections especially this Corona Virus-COVID 19. May this virus ends soon.

Thank you and God bless you richly.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

Two Baptisms & One Restoration

I bring to you greetings of Love from Nigeria.

Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do to assist in the spread of the Lord’s kingdom in Nigeria. May God continue to bless you all in Jesus name – Amen.

 I am reporting the good work God has used me to accomplish in the month of February to 1st March, 2020.

February 5 -8, I travelled with other ministers to Abuja to attend the great workshop 2020 arranged for Nigerian World Bible School Evangelists. The theme was “fixing the broken links”, about 600 ministers attended the workshop, seven keynotes speeches were delivered, one soul was baptized into Christ during the evangelism outings.

On 22nd February 2020, I helped to organize a seminar at N.C.B.C. Ukpom for WBS students on the theme “Christ and His church”

Two keynotes lessons were delivered – I have come that they may have life John 10:10 by Samuel Okon and II identifying the Lord’s church by Monday Akpakpan. Many WBS students from Nigerian Christian School Ukpom and Area churches attended and many new students were enrolled into WBS.

I need a WBS teacher in U.S.A. to send names of students to.

On 23rd February, 2020 I taught in an indoor lectureship at Church of Christ Ikot Akpabio on the subject of “Christian Faithfulness”.

Imo Friday Okon who had wondered away from the fold for three years and was disfellowshipped came out for restoration. He was restored and prayed for his steadfastness.

On 1st March, 2020, I preached again at Church of Christ Ikot Akpabio and one soul by name Goodnews Eugene responded for baptism.

Jane Uyai Joshua, my first daughter received a gift of smart phone for answering many questions during Sunday school. The gift came from Usen Augustine who was the moderator during the service.

The Church of Christ has appreciated one widow Arit John Uko for her steadfastness over the years. She has no children. On Sunday 1st March, the church decided to buy some clothes and give her some money for feeding. This was the first time the brethren here showed such benevolence. We will be doing this as we have the opportunity.

Thanks for your prayers and financial support.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

February Work Report

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL

MANTA JUNCTION

P. O. BOX 470, ABAK

EMAIL: mjakpakpan@yahoo.commjakpakpan@gmail.com                                                                                                                          February 29, 2020 Dear Brethren,

SECOND MONTH OF THE YEAR 2020 WAS NOT NEGATIVE MONTH IN EVANGELISM.-  At Two Towns Church of Christ, Manta/Midim we had House to House Evangelism.  There were 5 baptisms.


–  Attendance of WBS Great Workshop at Abuja was very encouraging.  The was 1 baptism.Some people were given Awards to motivate them to work harder in their evangelism work I was one of the Awardees.
–  One senior retired Police Officer that always come and take tracts and Bibles for Evangelism        reported 9 baptisms in February 2020.
–  At Ikot Akpabio, Afaha Obong – 1 soul was restored to Christ.
–  Sister Ani S. Udoh, a retired Nurse and her husband is a Lecturer in University of Calabar, she always come to get Tracts for Evangelism, she reported conversion of 2 Denominational Pastors.
–  WBS Seminar was conducted at NCBC on February 22, 2020.
–  Anameti reported 2 baptisms.
–  Ikot Ekpene/Abak Prison had 6 baptisms in February, 2020.  There is Skill Acquisition Training   going on there.  It’s Annual Bible Lectureship will take place in April, 2020.
–  Uyo Prison recorded 14 Baptisms during the month.
–  Monthly Women Lectureship is in a steady progress.
–  Monthly Youth Seminars is very very effective.
–  M. B. Archibong reported 10 Baptisms and 3 restoration.
–  African Christian Secondary School is in a steady progress.  We have an approval of Examination   Center for the students at School.  

   We are not able to complete Science Lab building that we appealed for financial help.  We did not receive enough money to complete it.
Please Brethren, keep praying for us and our work.

In His service,Monday J. Akpakpan.

February Evangelism Update

Greetings from the Lord, and may the Almighty God be with you and your family.

After the great workshop at Abuja on February, evangelism is still progressing in Akwa Ibom State. On the third week of February, 2020, Church leaders gospel seminar was organized at Manta Two Towns, Abak. Many preachers/church leaders in Abak and its environment were in attendance.

World Bible School Seminar at the NCBC on 22 February, 2020 was a wonderful one as many WBS students including Secondary School students across the road were in attendance. Many of them were enrolled for WBS teaching.

Evangelism at Abiaokpo, Uruk Uso, Ikot Ufen, Ikot Akpabio Afahaobong all in Abak and Nung Ukim and Ikot Ekpeyak in Uyo brought four souls to the Lord. Pictures are attached.

Please Sir, May I remind you of my appeal for funds for my roof replacement ($4,000). May God bless you as we partner in the spread of the Gospel in Nigeria.

Yours in the Lord’s kingdom.

Sunday Solomon Udoh.

“Success all the way”

As the year 2019 is drawing to a close, I am very thankful to God and my dear supporters at Austin Chapel Church of Christ for providing financial support and your prayers which has enables me to preach the Gospel of Christ successfully this year. God is faithful and cannot forget your labour of love.

This month of November has a success story all the way.

October 31st November to 4th, I travelled to Abuja, the Federal capital of Nigeria, I participated in the National Ministers Forum and N.C.B.C. Alumni meeting.

I worshipped at Church of Christ Kado, Abuja; we had one baptism during the morning service.

On 10th November, I conducted WBS Seminar and evangelism at Church of Christ, Ikot Esu, Ika, we had one baptism. 

On 16th and 24th November I attended a marriage ceremony between Goodnews Peter and Ruth Ikpat. The traditional marriage was at Etinan while the wedding was at Church of Christ, Etonko Street, Calabar. On the 17th November, I took sixty N.C.B.C Students for house to house evangelism at Ikot Akpaetong, Midim Abak, there we preached to many non Christians who promised to worship with the Church of Christ.

On the same day, November 17, a degree student of N.C.B.C. by name Enono Charles serving as a chaplain at St. Annie Christian College, Obio Ndot Abak reported to me that he preached on “the things we must forsake because of Christ” when he extended an invitation  12 souls responded and were baptized.

Last week Wednesday November 20, I baptized Joy Emmanuel, a degree student of N.C.B.C after a series of Bible Studies.

On 28th November, I took ten N.C.B.C. students to participate in evangelism and a Golden Jubilee celebration of the church of Eka Uruk Eshiet, Etim Ekpo. The Golden Jubilee celebration of this church will end tomorrow December 1st, 2019 with thanksgiving service. I will give detail report on this by next week.

Today, November 30, I preached a funeral of a devoted Christian Lady Grace Charles Umoh who lived for one hundred years at Ikot Akpabio, Afaha Obong. It was a celebration of life well spent.

Summary of work for November, 2019

No. of Baptism – 17

No. of Seminars held – 3

No. of Funeral Preached – 2

No. of Wedding Officiated – 1

May God bless you richly for your prayers and financial support.

Brother Chad and Gary, I need your assistance of about $250- $300 to conduct seminars and buy Bibles for new converts. Thank you Sirs.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

Report from Monday John Akpakpan

We were called to be Fishers of men (men/women).

In October 2019 many Fishes men/women were caught for the Lord.

–  Bro. Christian Etukuko reported 15 Baptisms in October 2019.

–  Sunday Solomon reported baptisms of 2 WBS students.

–  Anameti Akpan reported 7 baptisms in October 2019.

–  At Two Towns (Manta/Midim) Church of Christ 1 souls accepted Christ in baptism.

–  Women Bible Lectureship took place at Church of Christ Oku Abak on 3rd Saturday of October       2019.

–  Another Women Bible Lectureship was conducted at ASUTAN EKPE CHRISTIAN WOMEN     FORUM on 5th October 2019.

–  At Campus Church of Christ African Christian Secondary School (ACSS) 4 students were baptized on 20th October, 2019.

–  A one year old Congregation at Nung Oku Ikot in Etim Ekpo had “Official Opening of WBS Office” on October 27, 2019 and 2 people were baptized.

–  A WBS Seminar/Evangelism at Church of Christ Nkwot Edem Edet on October 25, 2019 brought 8 souls to Christ in Baptism, and we were taken to one Public School to enroll students and their teachers into WBS Lessons.

–  The one at Church of Christ Edem Idim Manta Church of Christ on 3rd Sunday in October 2019 was also encouraging.

–  The attendance of Youth Seminar at Abak City Church of Christ on 1st Sunday in October 2019 was also encouraging.

–  M. B. Archibong reported 9 baptisms during the month of October 2019.

–  Uyai Joshua reported 1 baptism and restoration of a trained Preacher who became a Preacher in a Denomination (Mount Zion Church).

Keep on praying for us.

In His service,

Monday John Akpakpan.

New Baptisms in local congregation

Dear Brothers in Christ,

On 25-09-2019 World Bible School Office was opened for me by Bro. Chad Wagner in the Nigerian Christian Bible College, for me to manned the place, am grateful for what the Lord has done, God will bless Bro. Chad Wagner more. Amen. Here is the picture of the place. Brothers, I need more lessons/materials.

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I told you that on 24-08-19. I held W.B.S Seminar in the Christ Faith Church. The Pastor and the leaders were very thankful & they told me to come back and  conduct the W.B.S Seminar. I told you between Oct, Nov. Dec. 2019 I will conduct W.B.S Seminars/Evangelism in the 13 Units of Akwa Ibom State.

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On 24-05-2019 I met husband/wife on my way to Obot Akara and introduced W.B.S Lesson for them to study. Both of them worshipped at Mount Zion Light House but on 31-08-2019 both of them baptized into Christ, they are your students, here is the picture of the husband and wife. I am in need of your collective prayers.

Bro. Anameti Akpan

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Great Report from the Field

    THIRD QUARTER NEWSLETTER AND EVANGELISM REPORTS 2019

Dear Brethren,       

     Kingdom’s greeting to you in the precious name of our Lord and saviour. I pray this letter finds you faithfully serving our master Jesus in His Kingdom, Amen. On behalf of our evangelism Team, I write to appreciate you for the sacrifice, love and support which you have put forth to see about the continual spread of the gospel and growth of the church in this part of my world.

          Am glad that my determination to evangelise the world as an alumnus of Nigerian Christian Bible College is helping in expansion of the Gospel of Christ which is one of the founding aims of the college here in Nigeria some sixty five years ago. Am glad that I am among the first set of students who passed through the college and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies. Having received such preparation from the College, it worth reciprocating same through our investment in soul winning. Working with others in doing this work and with my experience serving in different Christian Institution such as:

  1. Mfon Abasi Orphanage, Abak 2001 – 2005 (Bible Teacher)
  2. Eracare Christian Academy, Yala, Cross River State 2006 – 2008 (Campus minister/ Bible Teacher).
  3. Rhema Christian Academy,Uruk Otong- Bible Teacher
  4. Obong Christian University—2010 to 2015 (Student Affairs Officer)
  5. African Christian Secondary School, Abak from 2015 till date where I serve as the Administrator assisting Brother Monday John Akpakpan in structuring of a Christian Institutions. In the afore mentioned areas for the past eighteen years, countless souls have been converted to the glory of our God. While serving the church of Christ Ibio Nnung Achat as a Gospel Minister (2009 to 2018), where WBS courses sent by Northport Church of Christ, Alabama was our main tool for evangelism. Many baptisms were recorded as many completed their jail term and came out of prison to become useful to themselves, family and the society after studying through WBS.

However, am glad to bring you our “2019 Third Quarter Reports” under the following sub-headings:

  1. SERVICES TO CONGREGATION:having worked with church of Christ Ibio Nnung Achat for 10 years, I am presently serving a new congregation (Central Church of Christ, Abak) where most members are new souls converted through World Bible School. We have seen the joy serving Christ as a family and a Team under this platform.
  2. OUTREACH EVANGELISM:within the quarter in view, we have launched different outreach campaigns in places like; Etinan (Asuna), Prisons, Hospital and “Nto Ndang: in Obot Akara Local Government in Akwa Ibom State. Last month, Tuesday to Friday 6th to 9th August, 2019 about 400 congregations from different states, across Nigeria gathered in NCBC for 65th Annual Lectureship to discuss the great theme: “ The Book of Ecclesiastes”. The great event ended with a total on 128 baptisms, induction of the NCBC Alumni, Bible Lectures and strengthening of the brotherhood here in Nigeria.

III. ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE LAST QUARTER: our WBS Evangelism Team Members have registered many students in WBS courses, over 47 souls converted to Christ, 22 restorations and many congregations in the rural areas strengthened to the glory of God. Among these is the recent greatest prospect and conversion of a “Drug Addict” a man who sells Indian hemp and has a good number of non Christian youths gathered in his place to smoke and cause troubles around the community (picture attached). With this greatest achievement of our Team, we hope and pray that many of these youths around these new convert will be converted soon to Christ soon.

CHALLENGES:  Brethren, we have the following challenges on the course of this evangelistic effort.

  1. Means of transportation to help us conveying our Team members to and from different places of evangelism to cut down the transportation expenses.
  2. Bibles for the students and the new converts
  3. Used Hymn Books for the rural congregation.

We are indeed very grateful to the East Pointe Church of Christ and the Cottondale Church of Christ for sending most of the material we are using for evangelism, we pray God to bless this effort.

Warm regards from the brethren and our evangelism team.

In Christian love,

Solomon Solomon

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