MJA’s Report of Work

REPORT OF WORK – February 2021 

Dear Brethren, 

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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2021 Big Focus: EVANGELISM

WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL

MANTA JUNCTION

P. O. BOX 470, AbakE-MAIL: mjakpakpan@yahoo.commjakpakpan@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                                               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.

In His service,Monday J. Akpakpan. 

MJA’s Nov Report

Dear Brethren,
November is the second to the last month of 2020.
What is going on in the World today should make all of us to sit up and discharge our duties well.
1.   Perilous time and perilous men are seen globally today.  II Tim. 3:1 – 5.2.   The devil walks about as a roaring Lion, seeking whom he may devour.  I Pet. 5:8.3.   What should we do, if we see that we are in a bad crowd?
It is our responsibility to carry out our Assignment effectively.  Our Assignment is to preach the Word of God always.  II Tim. 4:1 – 5, to all Nations.  Matt. 28:19, to every creature (body).  Mk. 16:15.
Here are some of the things that took place in November, 2020 in our area.
.  Church of Christ Oku Ikot Edung had 4 baptisms..  A new Congregation was established in Ikot Edem, Ikot Ekpene L. G. A..  We had WBS Seminar at Ikot Oku Mfang and 2 WBS students were baptized on November 22, 2020..  Anameti Akpan brought 2 people from denominational Churches to Christ..  Bro. M. B. Archibong reported 8 baptisms and 1 restoration..  A new Congregation started at Ikot Ekon, Mkpat Enin invited me and my follow workers to come  
   and introduce WBS to her.  We did so and also did house to house evangelism in the area..  The Women monthly Gospel Meeting took place at Nigerian Christian Bible College (NCBC) on    November 28,2020..   Moses Ogar reported 2 baptisms during WBS Seminar in November, 2020..   There was 1 baptism at Church of Christ Ekom Iman Junction.
APPRECIATION:
We thank God, our Great Physician, Mediator (Jesus Christ) for protecting, empowering and guiding us to carry out the work entrusted in hand. 

Special thanks to all the brethren who are supporting us in our Evangelism work.
Mission Printing Press, The Voice of Truth International, World Bible School Lessons, WBS Teachers and all those who are sending us Bibles, Bible Lessons/Materials are highly appreciated.  May God bless all of you.
Please keep praying for us.
 Your Partner in Soul Winning Business,

M. J. A.

MJA October Work Report

Greetings from Monday Akpakpan and WBS Co-workers.

The violent going on in our Country Nigeria cannot and will not stop our Evangelism work.

Here are what took place in October 2020.

–  Youth Seminar at Church of Christ, Manta 2, Abak had

    Very good attendance.  Many people were enrolled in WBS.

    We had 2 baptisms at Edem Idim Manta Church of Christ.

–   We had WBS Seminar at Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono.  Many non

    Members of the Church attended the Seminar.  There were 2

    Baptisms at Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono.

–  Youth Seminar at Ikot Ekang, Etinan L. G. A. had good

    attendance.  Many people were also enrolled in W.B.S.

–   A Pastor in Apostolic Church was converted.

–   A husband and a wife were converted from New Life Church

    of God.

–   At Two Towns Church of Christ 3 people were restored (a

    husband and a wife and another young man).

–   M. B. Archibong reported 7 baptisms and 3 restorations from

    Akamkpa, Cross River State.

Thank you all for standing with us in our Evangelism work.

Yours in His service,

Monday John Akpakpan.

August WBS Report from MJA

REPORT WORK – AUGUST 2020

COVID 19 Pandemic cannot stop or hinder our work of Evangelism.

I want us to note what Job was told in Job 37:14; “STAND STILL AND CONSIDER THE WONDROUS WORKS OF GOD”.

I just want to mention some of the things that happened in August 2020 Evangelism work in our Area.

–  At Two Towns Church of Christ where I am worshipping there was

   1 Baptism and 1 restoration.

–  At Church of Christ Edem Idim Manta 3 souls were added to the

   Church, (Husband and wife).

–  Church of Christ Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono recorded 4 Baptisms, 2

    Restorations.

–  At Church of Christ Atai Otoro, Abak 1 person accepted Christ and

   was baptized.

–  Ikot Akpabio, Afaha Obong Church of Christ brought 2 souls to

   Christ.

–  At Adiasim Ikot Ekon Church of Christ 2 people, a husband and a

   Wife were baptized.

–  Evangelism in Odukpani Community brought 9 souls to Christ.

REMINDER:

Dear Brethren,

Please do not be offended.  I want to remind you of the Financial Appeal that I made last month.

They were:

Financial assistance to complete the LAB SCIENCE BUILDING in African Christian Secondary School (ACSS) for Government Approval of Examination Center.

The Second Appeal was for assistance in Transportation in our Evangelism work.

We have enrolled many people in WBS Lessons and distributed a lot of Tracts to people.  The work is ongoing.  Pray for us.

MJA.

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MJA/July 2020

Dear Brethren,

Covid-19 Pandemic cannot stop us preaching the word.  We must  preach the word in season and out of season.  II Tim. 4:1 – 2;

–  In Odukpani, Cross River State, we had 10 converts in July 2020.

–  One Lady, a retired Nurse, her husband is a Lecturer in University of Calabar, is working with us in evangelism.  She always come for Tracts and Bibles for Evangelism.  What she is doing has brought establishment of a new Congregation in Calabar, Cross River State.  No wonder why Paul commended Phoebe to Church at Rome, because she was “A SUCCOUR” of many. Rom. 16:1 – 2

–  There were 6 baptisms where Nelson Akpan is doing the WBS Follow Up Work in Cross River State.

–  One restoration in Two Towns Church of Christ Manta/Midim Abak.

–  There were 2 baptisms at Ikot Akpayak Church of Christ, Uyo.

TWO APPEALS:

I made an appeal many months ago for financial assistance to complete the LAB SCIENCE BUILDING in African Christian Secondary School (ACSS) for Government Approval of Examination Center.

The second Appeal was made two months ago for assistance in Transportation in our Evangelism Work.

I know that many of you have deep desire to assist me in many ways.  Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Economic of the people is Lock down.

Please if any one has any way to assist us in any of those appeals it will be highly appreciated.  May God’s blessing be on you all.  Amen.

Please keep on praying for us.

In His service,
Monday Akpakpan.

MJA’s June 2020 Report

Dear Brethren,
Covid 19 Lock down make people to send me many phone calls with funny messages.  Their messages
become big encouragement in my work.
Here are some of the messages.
(a)  MJA you helped me to accept Christ in Baptism 45 years ago.  The topic of your sermon was “FAITH OR FEAR – what is your choice”.  For the Pandemic of Covid 19 going on in the World now, what is your Choice, Faith or Fear.  Answer was “FAITH”.
(b)  Another call was “Peace man who or what will separate you from the love of Christ?,  Will Covid 19?  Read Rom. 8:35 – 39”.  Covid 19 cannot separate us from the love of Christ, was my answer.
(c)  Another call was M. J. Akpakpan, your sermon during the burial of my grand Daddy two years ago was “BLESSED ARE THE DEAD  WHICH DIE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH.  Rev. 14:13;  So many people are dying now.  How many of them are dying in the Lord?  Those who are baptize into Christ and live in Christ faithfully will receive blessing from God when he or she dies.  That was my answer.  There were very many calls that make me to sit up well in my work of fishing of souls for the Lord.
Here are what took place in June 2020.
–  At Odukpani we had 5 baptisms and 2 restorations.-  Adiasim in Essien Udim, 5 WBS students were baptized.-  At Church of Christ Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono, Uyo, 5 people were baptized.-  Abak Itenghe Congregation 2 people (a grand mother/grand son) were baptized during Wednesday
   Bible Class.-  Anameti reported 1 baptism from Ikot Oku Mfang Congregation.
A big thank you to the person that sent $500 to me to buy Bibles.  Total number of Bible bought for that money was 200 (100 big KJV  and 100 big RSV). 

The problem I am having is transportation.  I am facing this problem for more than two years.


I appreciate your support financially, materially and Spiritually.  Thank you all.  Keep praying for us.

Your Partner in Evangelism work, Monday Akpakpan.

Report of Work from MJA

Dear Brethren,
Greetings from Akwa Ibom State, Monday Akpakpan and family.
The 2020 LOCK-DOWN ORDER by Government does not mean Lock-In and close doors for our Evangelism work.  We are to preach the word, in Season and out of Season.  The Lord is still using some of His workers to do the work of Evangelism.
Here are few small thing that took place in May 2020.
–  In Two Towns Church of Christ, Manta/Midim, Abak 1 person accepted Christ through baptism.
–  Church of Christ Number Two, Manta, Abak 4 people were baptized including a Pastor from the
    Apostolic Church.
–  In Odukpani County, Cross River State 7 souls were added to the Church.
–  In Ikot Ekpeyak Ikono, Uyo there were 2 baptisms.
–  In Obot Akara 2 people were converted to Christ.
–  Ikot Ubo Waterside Church of Christ reported 1 baptism.
Brethren the spread of Covid-19 cannot stop our Evangelism work completely.  Even though we are not as effective as usual but we must try our best.
The lock-down makes many people to die because of hunger.  Keep praying for us.
May God be with you all.

M.J.A.

Report of Benevolence by MJA

In early May 2020, funds were sent to Monday John Akpakpan for help during this coronavirus crisis in Nigeria. We are thankful for all of the donors who have helped make this possible. Below is his report:

FOOD ITEMS BOUGHT: 20 bags of rice and 3 1/2 bags of beans.

The food items were distributed to more than 229 members of the Church at Two Towns Church of Christ Manta/Midim.  This include the widows and bed-ridden members.
Half Bag of Rice was given to Bro. Emmanuel Ntia to give to the needees at Church of Christ No. Two Edem Idim Manta.
Another half Bag of Rice was also given to the needees at Church of Christ Atai Otoro through Sunday Solomon.
More than 30 non-members of the Church of Christ who were in desperate needs were also a part of the benevolence.
We really appreciate your kind gesture.  Two Towns Church of Christ told me that they will send an appreciation letter to you.  Thank you Brother Chad.
Please extend our appreciation to all those who are involved in this great event.

Your Brother,M.J.A.

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.