Winning the prize

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.

ACTIVITY :

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.
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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

RESTORATION :

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,
Mojima Etokudo

Harvest of Souls!

HARVEST OF SOULS! Today July 26,2020

4 Souls obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ at Two Towns Church of Christ Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu and Ikot Oku Ibesit villages in Oruk Anam LGA.

It was great to be found useful by The Master Jesus Christ in 3 different local congregations of the Lord’s church in Ikot Osute, Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu and Ikot Oku Ibesit villages. Though very hectic under the rain, God bless our efforts for Christ kingdom.

DETAILS :

The Church of Christ at Ikot Osute village send a clarion call for to come and teach on Conflict Management as the new congregation have the need for it.

61 was in attendance and many questions arose from the lesson and Bible answers was given.

I joined the brethren for condolence visit and prayers to the family of one of the brother (Etukowo) who departed this physical body last week at Ikot Osute.

I and the Ikot Osute Preacher left to Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu church were a couple Mr/Mrs Ufot & Emilia obeyed the gospel and baptized into Christ.  They received a Bible and Hymnal to help their new found faith in Christ.

I left again to the Two Towns Church of of Christ at Ikot Oku Ibesit who mark her 2 years old with Bible Seminar /Evangelism, 2 souls obeyed the Gospel as I preached the Gospel.

We went to the river under the rain walking on the jungle road to baptize the two souls ( Ibanga Aaron Akpan and Idara Friday) both of them received Bible, Hymnal and Baptismal Certificate. The Two Towns Church of Christ in Ikot Oku Ibesit village is one of the congregations planted during our rural evangelism efforts in July 2018.

I arrived home about 7.30 pm to reunite with my family.  I covert your continued prayers for my wife’s health.

Pray for the newly baptized, pray for more of His grace on us to do more for Christ and His church.

In Christian Love and Service,
Mojima Etokudo

Handling Conflict Seminar

Sunday June 28, 2020 was great and very hectic in my ministry, I worshiped and preached the sermon at church of Christ Ikot odiong-Ukanafun with 44 worshippers amidst the Covid 19, every member wore facemask. My sermon titled “Love”. After worship, we had church meeting to plan for more methods to reach out to our rural areas with the Covid 19 protocol, edification of the saved and our routine annual Bible seminar and evangelism in January/February 2021 Lord willing.

I depart Ikot odiong to Church of Christ Ikot Akpa Idem the venue for the second quarter Bible Seminar which has 63 participants drawn from 8 local congregations of the Lord church. The request for this Bible seminar on church conflict was made when the emergency food supply was distributed to the three local congregations at Ikot Akpa Idem on June 1. 

I was the guest speaker on the theme” STEPS FOR HANDLING CONFLICT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS” , Preachers, Church leaders and Brethren from 8 local churches was in attendance.

I attended to 17 questions arises from my presentation and Bible answers was given with His grace.

I bought 20 piece of facemask and distribute to those who could not afford to help them participate in the seminar in line with the Covid 19 pandemic protocol. 

It was indeed great, the brethren agree for such seminar to hold monthly at other church area to help churches with similar problems as conflict is everywhere even in our homes and if not check, May impair church growth.

Lord willing, the July edition will hold at church of Christ, Nkek on the last Saturday of the month Lord willing, we need your prayers.
Thank you for your kind thought, God bless you and yours.

In Christian Love and Service,Mojima Etokudo.

PS. Attached pictures shows photos taken at Ikot odiong and Ikot Akpa Idem

Emergency Food given

Mojima Etokudo reports on the food and pallatives given in his area from generous supporters in the US.

Your generosity continues to help needy brethren in the hinterlands of Nigeria as palliative to cushion the effect of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Today June 1, 2020 , a total of 42 needy brethren drawn from three (3) local congregations of the Lord church namely:

1. Church of Christ,Ikot Akpa Idem

2. Church of Christ, Nkek Ikot Umo

3. Church of Christ, Ikot Udo Mbang

The meeting point for the distribution of the palliative by the Shackle Island Church and other Staples was the Church of Christ meeting place, Ikot Akpa Idem village. 

One of the beneficiary your palliative was a denominational church member who just stop by and participate, he was glad to be treated as one of the brethren in our distribution fomula without discrimination. Hopefully, he will come to the knowledge of Truth as we will follow up with him.

Below are items purchased from the Shackle Island Church Emergency Food Fund this time for needy brethren drawn from three local congregations of the Lord church as stated above:

5 Bags of Rice

5 Bags of Garri (wheat)

4 Cartons of Noodles and a Token of funds to help each of them with other Staples.

The beneficiaries express their appreciation, prayed for God’s blessings on the donors and went home rejoicing. 

One of the newly baptized sister, a widows two little children who lost her husband recently also received a Hymnal from our stock. Thank you for donating funds to help in the purchase of Bibles and Hymnals to those who needs it to grow in their Christian Life. God bless you and yours.

Greet  all our brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island Church of Christ. Know that we mention you in our prayers daily.

The Akwa Ibom State government have lifted the ban on Sunday worship beginning April 7, 2020 but with all precautional measures,  Lord willing, we hope to have more worshippers and I plan to meet with our evangelism team (preachers) on Friday for mission update and strategy to further the cause of Christ and His kingdom in our rural areas. We need more of your prayers.

My wife Ekaette say hello.

In Christian Love and Service,
Mojima Etokudo

Mojima’s Nov and Dec 2019 Update

Greetings to you and all in Christ precious name, pray this report finds you well.

The month of November 2019 was great and and rewarding in my ministry, thank you for your continued prayers and kind support toward our work for Christ kingdom in Nigeria.

Series of Evangelism campaigns and follow up was carried out amongst our evangelism team members in different churches area, the church at Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu has two (2) souls (A couple) Baptized Into Christ. Pray for their growth.

Also in same November 17, I worshipped and preached the sermon at Three Towns Church of Christ, Ata Essien Obio Akpa were three (3) Obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ.

My wife also led other sisters to the 2019 All Nigerian Women Gospel Meeting at Obong University Campus Church of Christ, it was so rewarding.

A brother from the neighborhood (Bro Inem Ekanem) with his family visited the church at Ikot Osute and worship with the church when he sees the need of the Church as worshippers stand for lack of chairs, he donated Twenty (20) Plastic Chairs to the newly planted church at Ikot Osute . pray for God’s continue blessings on him above all for heaven at last.

On Sunday December 1,2019, I worshipped at Ikot Osute church as they mark her two (2) years old, Two (2) precious souls obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ, I also visited the Two Towns Church of Christ, Ikot Itor /Ikot Otu and preached the sermon.

We are having the 2019 Get Together Fellowship meeting for our Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team on Saturday December 7, 2019 which hope to feature:

* Prayers for Thanksgiving 
* Songs of praises 
* Evaluation of 2019 activities of the Evangelism Team progress, prospects and challenges. 
* Plans for 2020 mission and more. Lord willing.

We need your continued prayers for more fruitful and rewarding mission.

In Christian Love and Service, 
Mojima Etokudo

Mojima’s October 2019 Report

OCTOBER 2019 MISSION REPORT

Greetings to you and all my brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island church of Christ, pray this report meet you well.

The month of October, 2019 was great and hectic but very fruitful in my ministry.

On Sunday October 6, I and my family worshipped at Ikot Osute church were they worshipped first at their new church building. It was great to preach the sermon that brought a Soul into Christ through water baptism.

On Sunday October 13, I worshipped at Ikot Odiong were I preached the sermon and a Soul was restored to Christ as he confessed to his sin and ask for prayers of the saints. The church also meet after worship for planning on our forthcoming Bible Seminar /Evangelism in January 2020.

On same Sunday October 13, Two (2 ) Obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ at Ikot Osute.

Again, same October 13, another Two (2) precious souls obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village.

On Sunday October 20, I worshipped at Ikot Akpa Idem church my home village and place of birth, there I preached the sermon and teach the adult Bible class.

On Sunday October 27, I and my wife worshipped at Ikot Ideh village church in Ukanafun and preached the sermon, if not for the fact that I went along with a bottle of Communion Wine and Bread there would have been no Lord’s table on that day since they run out of their own.

Our Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team embark on series of follow up mission during the month and we had positive feedback. Pray some who promised to come to our worship respond in the coming months.

It was indeed great working for the Lord in obedience to the Great Commission. Thank you for being part of our labor for Christ.

There have been serious rainy day here this thereby affecting our rural roads, affected some of our Evangelism schedule etc, but in all God is magnify in the kingdom of Christ through our little efforts which you supported. God bless you and yours in Christ precious name.

Pray for our outlined kingdom expansion activities in November, December 2019 and January 2020.

We pray continually for you and your endeavors.

In Christian Love and Service,
Mojima Etokudo

PS. The attachment shows pictures of my worship at Ikot Ideh village church of Christ on Sunday October 27, 2019

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Denominational Preacher’s Wife Converted

Greetings to you and all my brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island church of Christ, pray this short reports meet you well.

God has added 2 Souls to Christ kingdom today as we (Ukanafun  Evangelism Team) embark on door knocking Evangelism at Ikot Anta Eneng Obom were the denominational Preacher who baptized into Christ last came from on a follow-up mission to preach to his family, Members of his denominational set and friends .

One of the convert is the denominational women leader who is the wife to Ubokutom Luke who obeyed the gospel last week during our Bible Seminar /Evangelism at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village.

When “Gift Ubokutom”  heard the real Gospel, she obeyed and baptized into Christ,

Because she had marked many things in her Bible promoting denominationalism, I now presented a new Bible to help her new faith.

She is a mother of 5 children and last 2 are twin babies. See photos.

The second convert is Esther a young students who also obeyed the Gospel.

Others we preached to during the door to door Evangelism campaign  promise to attend  church service tomorrow and we pray they obey the gospel. Even the disabled came out to hear our preaching as the entire community went agog for Ubokutom Luke and wife Gift decision to quit their exalted worldly dignified position of a Reverend Pastor.

This is the multiplier effects of our last week Evangelism campaigns at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village which was triggered by the Bible Seminar /Evangelism and Free Eye Test /Glasses the Shackle Island church of Christ supported at Ikot Akpan Eyo early this year.

Pray for Ubokutom Luke and wife Gift for their decision to quit denominationalism for Christ and pray also to his denominational members to follow his step.

Pray for me and my coworkers.

Pray for my health and that of my wife,  we are down in health. But Lord willing, I will be with the newly planted church at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village tomorrow as many promised to come.

In Christian Love and Service.
Mojima Etokudo 

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Idol Worshiper destroys his Idols

Today is another landmark in my ministry despite challenges in my health. God has been so gracious to using our little efforts to impact greatly in Christ kingdom in Nigeria. Thank you so much for being there for us. God bless you all.

I hired someone to take me to worship at our newest planted church at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village, on arriving there I made some visitations and 17 people turned up for worship as I preached on the topic “CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH” .

A young man (Ofonbuk  Udom) accepted the Gospel and baptized into Christ.

The converted Mormonism (Mr Akpan  Nnah) I mentioned in my last reports did exactly what happens to Apostle Paul at Ephesus in Acts of the Apostle chapter 19 when many who practice magic art brought their together to be burnt.  Mr. Nnah confessed that he has charms and other Idolatrous items/African Traditional Religious Pots and he is the keeper of his ancestry shrine as well as some Mormonism books.

IN HIS STATEMENT , HE ASKED :

Mr Nnah : What shall I do to be free?

Mojima : Believed in Christ with all your heart and repent from your sins of idolatry. Acts 2:37.

Mr Nnah : Are you assuring me that I will not be harm by the gods?

Mojima : No!  I took him to Acts of the Apostle chapter 19. But you must not go back to this evil practices.

Mr Nnah : Will you expose me to the whole  community?

Mojima : No, but your conduct in the community after this exercise must reflect the Gospel of Christ,  Philippians 1:27.

Mr Nnah : Let Us go to my house.

On getting to his house, he took me to his bed room and brought an object in the form of a calabash and some books from Joseph Smith of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saint. As we proceed to the river for the baptism of the convert we had today, I ask Mr Nnah to come with us, on getting there he denounced and we prayed and destroy same and throws away.

He Mr Nnah again said he has other similar objects in his ancestors shrine which he is the keeper and he is ready to denounced all with his family, promising to take us there on Sunday.

We need your prayers for God to preserve Mr Nnah from his decision to quit idolatry through our Gospel and pray for me and my teammates for more grace to serve Him as carry out this tedious for Christ at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village.

I am optimistic that the newly planted church at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village will make progress in soul winning,  We are praying for a Preacher who will serve the church but today two (2) of our students (Uyouko Umana Josiah and Nkereuwem George) both teach the Adult and Children Bible class while I preached the sermon.

Thank you so much for your generosity and continue support to me and my teammates for Christ and His church, God bless you and yours.

In Christian Love and Service,
Mojima Etokudo

More Kingdom Harvest

Two Souls (Mr Ubokutom Luke & Akpan Monday) obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ yesterday during our Day One WBS Seminar /Evangelism at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village and its neighboring Villages by Ukanafun World Bible School Evangelism Team.

Like the Philippian Jailer who obeyed the gospel in the night preached by Paul and Silas, Mr. Akpan Monday responded to our sermon on the topic “SALVATION IN CHRIST” at 9.00pm  and was taken to the river same night.

Mr Ubokutom Luke was a denominational Preacher and was caught up by our Gospel when I preached Christ and His church to him. His conversion story is very interesting, detailed story ahead.

Still in the field at Ata Essien Obio Akpa village and its neighboring villages with our Ukanafun WBS Evangelism Team.

Pray for more fruit as the church hopes to meet for the first time there for worship on Sunday, September 1, 2019

More ahead…

In Christian Love and Service,
Mojima Etokudo

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