Sekeme’s May/June Report

Hi everyone,
I know certainly that many of you might have wondered why I haven’t sent any update for a month as usual! I have had busy schedules since May 9 till today and I am thankful that in all these busy mission and family schedules, God has been strongly behind my efforts, family and fellow workers.

On May 9, I made an unscheduled visit to Afikpo Correctional Center in Ebonyi State following a follow up invitation from one of the inmates channeled through the prison Warden. The trip was successful as it resulted in one of the inmates, (Orji Ajah) being baptized. I was escorted to the nearby stream by armed policemen. Moreover, I was restricted from taking any picture within the correction facility and even at the stream for security reasons but I thank God that brother Orji is in Christ even though he is incarcerated. Pray for him in his new walk with God!

On returning, we visited Grace Dieu Schools, Obong Ntak for our routine Bible studies, Bible Correspondence course enrollment as well as tracts and literature distribution including some used Bibles made available by some kindhearted brethren in the USA. It was wonderful seeing the zeal these students have for God’s words. Many of them used that avenue to return their completed lessons. The management of the school gave us full permission to come there anytime for Bible Lessons. The Director, Mr. Christian Iwok, is an elder of the New African Apostolic Church. He and his teachers are gradually following our teachings and we do hope that someday, these lessons will help them to take the decision to obey the gospel.

At Northern Anang Secondary Commercial School where we also visit on timely basis, 118 completed lessons were received. Our earlier tracts and literature distribution campaign  scheduled was put off following the mid term break but the school are making arrangement for our visit towards the end of this month. The same is applicable to Community Secondary Commercial School, Ikot ESE.

Our Bible Correspondence course and evangelism campaign has grown to Essien Udim ( where the recent violence occurred). Two preachers in that area will be helping in the work there. Emmanuel Ukpong and brother David Eyo Bassey led us to Okon Secondary Commercial School where a Catholic Reverend father is the chaplain. Contrary to our thoughts that we may not be privileged to address the students, the reversed was the case as we were given about 45 minutes to tell the students and staff about our programs. That visit climaxed with the distribution of enrollment forms to students. The students duely completed the forms and returned same through the two brethren to our office. They are now anxiously waiting for the introduction lessons. What an opportunity in this area that is predominantly Catholics? May God help us in our efforts.

The church at Utu Ikot Ekpo continues to do and grow well. On Sunday, my son, Kufremfon did the preaching while I taught the Bible class. I was amazed but thankful for his timely and well prepared sermon! That was his first sermon after his baptism few years ago. Sister Blessing Pious is still down and hospitalized!  Brother Sampson Thomas is weak and hardly make it to the service due to his health and age. They both needs your prayers!

Saturday 5th June was the day we embarked on a massive distribution of evangelism literature (Finding the Priceless Pearl by Roger Dickson) and Bibles to churches in our communities. Many churches of Christ including denominations benefitted from the free books distribution and it is our belief that many that we may not know will obey the gospel by following this adventure with John to discover the gospel way into eternal life.
The 2021 Great Workshop scheduled to hold in Lagos has been suspended indefinitely. This is following the security challenges that our country is facing making travelling to most parts of the country unsafe and risky. We pray that the situation will calm next year so that we can meet for this great Annual event.
We are gathering funds for the  second phase of work(moulding of blocks)  at our proposed Christian School. Your $10 contribution will buy us a bag of Cement to help in this work, while $35 will buy a trip of sharp moulding sand. $70 will buy a trip of gravel. We are in need of 150 bags of cement ($1,500). Can you help financially? If you cannot, please remember our efforts prayerfully. We can bank on biblical principles. When God says to give and it will be given back to you, it’s a fact. He doesn’t promise fabulous wealth, but He does promised to meet your needs – with enough left over to keep the supply of blessing flowing to others, like those here desperate for quality Christian education. The potentials and spiritual influence that this school will have on the lives of the young people here cannot be overemphasized and the present challenges faced by our dear country Nigeria can only be addressed by providing an education that is grounded by the words of God to the younger and future generations. You’ll be helping to change the mindset of several Nigerian children by being a part of this Christian school project! I will be sending a video showing, the site, level of work and future plans at the end of this month. This will give you a clear picture of what we are trying to do.
My family is doing well and we thank God for His blessings and protection on us and many others. Continue to pray for my safety  and that of my family as I daily travel from one place to another expounding his divine will to mankind.
I commend all my sponsors and WBS teachers for their prayers and generosity over the years! I want to thank you for being a giver and encourage you to keep giving even when it doesn’t feel safe. In so doing, you’ll experience the God ” who will supply all your needs according to His riches” (Phil 4:9)
May God richly bless you in all your life endeavors.

Until there is a witness for Christ in Every Nation,
Sekeme Ekaiko

Akwa Ibom State-Nigeria.

Sekeme’s March Update

Greetings everyone,

It’s been a while and we hope that this update finds you well and staying safe as you continue to serve God faithfully.

We are doing well and staying safe even in the midst of prevalent economic hardship and insecurity that characterized our dear nation, Nigeria. We really need your prayers in relation to the numerous and  incessant attacks on the Christians by both the Boko Haram sects and the Fulani Herdsmen. Thousands of innocent souls have been led to their early graves! We live on the great mercies of God and the kindheartedness of people like you!

I was privileged to take my covid 19 vaccine last week. Nse is yet to take hers but will do that soonest. Two of our children had their birthdays recently: our last son Mmemaobong and Iniemem. Our last child was one on the March 23 while Iniemem was 12 on March 29. We celebrated both of them wonderfully and thank God on their behalves too.

My son Kufremfon will commence his West African Senior School Certificate Examinations on April 24. Please pray for him as well as others across West Africa that are taking the same examination.

Peace has gradually returned to Afaha Ikot Ebak area following the dust to dawn curfew enforced in the area by the government. Our brethren are doing fine including our recent convert Serena Usoro( on black dress in the pictures). Please remember this congregation and our brother, FearGod in your daily prayers. Abasiakan continues to do a wonderful work in that area with my help.

The campus Church of Christ in Ebonyi State have gotten a new student preacher who will lead the church in the next two years. His name is Idongesit Sunday Udoh to be assisted by brother Akanimo Udouko. They took over from Ernest Kalu( see Ernest having a handshake with Idongesit in the pictures). I will make another visit sometime in September or thereabout to Ebonyi State to encourage this brethren. Pray for the campus church in Ebonyi State! One baptism was recently reported from there as you can see in the pictures.

We were privileged to follow up on the four young people we met at the river while baptizing Okon Sampson. They are eager to study with us and with their zeal we visited their school recently and distributed over 400 Bible correspondence course enrollment forms. In company with me during this visit was brother Anietie, my wife and brother Micah. When school resumes after the easter break, we will make another visit to the school. A very good privilege brethren!

The church at Utu Ikot Ekpo continues to grow with all our new converts remaining committed to all the weekly activities. Brother Okon and Anietie are doing a very encouraging work likewise other old members. With their commitment to the Lord’s work, I am greatly encouraged in my preaching work with them.

Our studies on the Book of Acts continues to inspire and encourage the brethren. Last Sunday, we studied chapter 12. The past Sundays, I have been preaching on: “The Spiritual needs of others”, ” Lessons from Philip, the evangelist “, and ” Philip, the Evangelist and lessons on evangelism”.

I want to immensely thank many of you that have been a part of this wonderful work. I am greatly encouraged through your generosity and prayers.

Many brethren have responded to my request for funds to enable me purchase another Van following the total breakdown of our former 2000 model Sienna Bus . As I am writing this update, we’ve so far received $7,600 of the $10,000 needed for this Van purchase leaving a balance of $2,400 to complete the needed amount. Will you assist us with a one time financial gift to complete the needed amount? We will greatly appreciate and you can simply send your check to Chad Wagner at:

Austin Chapel Church of Christ, P.O.Box 98, Scotts Hill, TN 38374-0098.

Phone: (615)-542-6282. Email: Wagner.chada@gmail.com. May God richly bless you as you continue to support the cause of Christ.

Once again, thanks immensely for your love, financial support and prayers!

We will continue to do our best in reaching out to the lost with the gospel as long as the Lord allows us. Pray for us, our country and work as we do for all of you!

In Christian love,

Sekeme Ekaiko

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Sekeme’s Great News!

Dear brethren and Family,


I am writing this quick update now that I am home again by God’s good grace after having safe trip from Afikpo in Ebonyi State to Etim Ekpo in Akwa Ibom State! And by God’s good grace, all is well and I have recovered fully from the malaria/typhoid attack likewise my children!

I thank God for granting me the privilege to labor again in Afikpo area of Ebonyi State. They are always an inspiration to me and I hope and pray that my efforts will always be edifying and encouraging to them. Due to their efforts in opening many doors, I have scheduled another visits  to the area in May and October, God willing. I have been told, three precious souls baptized into Christ and His Church after my visit last week. God gives this increase through the power of His Holy word ( Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 3:6-8). I am often reminded of David’s words in Psalms 107:8, ” Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men”.

My heart is filled with joy and thanksgiving as I arrived home few days ago to kiss again my beautiful wife NSE! My heart is filled with thanksgiving for her help in more ways than I can count, and also for the help, support, and prayers of so many saints who make my work for Christ in Nigeria possible!

Today has been another full- and humid- day, but no one has complained rather we rejoice with the angels of heaven because two more souls( Okon Sampson & Serena Usoro) were rescued from Satan and hell, being washed in the blood of the Lamb. Okon Sampson is the man that lives opposite our church and had Bible studies with us regularly while Serena Usoro worship with the church at Afaha Ikot Ebak where Abasiakan Ekpetor is the preacher!  Many saints were edified and admonished to keep fighting the good fight of faith.

Our worship service today Sunday February 28 was inspiring and encouraging. Brother Anietie Michael’s ( Our new convert and student preacher at Nigeria Christian Institute, Uyo) teaching on, ” the plan of Salvation ” was excellent, and then I preached on, ” Why people do not receive Jesus” (John 1:11-12). The teaching and sermon respectively resulted in the baptism of the duo. Attendance today was 33!

Our evening service and other weekly activities continue to hold with encouraging attendance. We are teaching the book of Acts in our evening services. 

I pray God to shower all of you with His spiritual blessings in Christ as you draw near His throne of mercy and grace in serving Him!

Thanks for your supports and partnership! And please do remember and pray for some of our needs and our work for Christ in Nigeria!

In Christian love,
Sekeme Ekaiko

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Visit to Ebonyi State

Greetings, everyone!

I’ve been under the weather and dealing with very serious Malaria and typhoid attacks for the past two week. I am pretty much feeling better as I continue to take dozes of the drugs given to me at the hospital even as I traveled for a mission trip to Ebonyi state. From dealing with this conditions, I didn’t have the time and even the needed strength to update you on the progress of work in the early part of this second month. Lord willing, I am catching up with my emails and other correspondence. I apologise for the delay!

There are a lot of people dealing with difficulties related to our recent harmattan weather. Three of my children were victims before me and I pray for all those who have been impacted.

Wherever you are reading this update from, I hope you’re staying safe and well!

I departed for Afikpo, Ebonyi State on Friday February 19 for a four days evangelism trip. Remember this trip was planned since October last year but due to COVID-19,  I suspended and thankfully this time, I was able to respond to this ” Macedonian call”.  It was almost a five hour trip from Akwa Ibom State to Ebonyi state and I really needed to rest for at least an hour plus before any other thing.

On Saturday 20th February, we gathered for the gospel lectures at the 1000 seating capacity lecture theatre of the school where I was billed to anchor the thematic analysis( “Laying the Foundation “) as well as speak on, ” Gathering Stones for the Mansion”. God was with me and I made a wonderful and soul touching presentation. Brother Eteka Umoh spoke on, ” The Power of Unity”. Several questions were asked during the open forum and we really tried to answer them scripturally. The event climaxed with a dinner in which funds were raised for the purchase of land for the permanent worship hall of the campus Church. Every activity went smoothly with all glory ascribed to God!

Today being Sunday February 21, I also worshipped with the campus brethren alongside other past preachers(whom yo see me stand with in the pictures). Brother Johnson Samuel and Victor Nwaguru taught the Bible class and preached respectively while I precided on the Lord’s table.  79 were in attendance and the sum of N14,000 realized!  I feel very happy in the way this church is growing and impacting lives in this academic environment. Be reminded that this congregation was established in 1994 while I was studying mechanical Engineering in the school.

I am billed to speak at Amaizu/Amangbara Church of Christ this evening and I will be teaching on “Man’s Limitations” Using Ezekiel 28: 1 -2, as study text. This will be the third year since I last visited this congregation. It will be exciting and glamouring meeting with these saints tonight and break “the bread of life”.

Tomorrow, God willing, I will be teaching the inmates at Afikpo Correctional Center from 11am to 2pm. I will distribute some few tracts and New Testament Bibles that I came with as well as give out some toiletries. In the evening, I will visit few families before returning to my hotel room to get ready to return home on Tuesday February 23 and meet my family with the saints. I consider this trip very successful and uplifting to many. Praise God!

Due to the very poor conditions of our Van which would have afforded my fellow laborers the opportunity to accompany me on this trip, I came alone through public transportation and lodged in one of the nearby hotels from where I operated to the venues of these outreaches still via public transportation!

I thank you all for your prayers and most especially my supporters. You’ve been wonderful people with great love for me and my work for Christ! Without your prayers and supports, we wouldn’t have achieved all that we’ve achieved!

For those who wish to also support our work and mission efforts, you are highly welcome! Your support will help us meet some of our pressing needs like the Van purchase, Bible purchase, block moulding work at the proposed Christian school etc. We have the mind and the men to work if you are out there getting ready to help!

Pray for my safe trip back on Tuesday from where I will update you on other issues relating to our work for Christ!

May God richly bless each and everyone of you!

In Christian love,

Sekeme Ekaiko

January Update from Sekeme Ekaiko

Dear brethren, family and friends,

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 Ekaiko

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Update-June 28 2020

Dear brethren & family,

Greetings from my lovely family and the saints  at Utu Ikot Ekpo!

I do hope that all of you are staying safe and well during this pandemic.

Nigeria continues to have  growing cases of the virus after the government eased the lockdown partially last month. As at yesterday Nigeria had 21,077 confirmed cases, 8625 discharged cases and 558 deaths. In Akwa Ibom State, we have 83 confirmed cases, 43 discharged cases and 2 deaths. The government is planning another lockdown because of incessant flouting of the Covid-19 directives by people and we are afraid that things will become more difficult while hunger will be the order of the day.

But we do not loose hope on God who controls the universe!

We had an inspiring worship service today. Our new brother Imeh Monday led in songs. I taught the Bible class on the topic ” Habits” I taught about good and bad habits as well as making some suggestions or examples of good habits that Christians needs to be incorporating in their daily lives. These include daily bible reading, daily bible study, daily prayer, daily cross bearing, daily meditation, daily exhortation, daily teaching and daily growth. I also pointed out some bad habits that the Christians need to break to include: putting other things before God, laziness,  poor stewardship, murmuring and complaining etc. I concluded that cultivating good habits in the above areas will help one to have a fuller and more meaningful lives as Christians, and also enable one to have a good influence on all those who observe our lives ( Col.3:9-10). I also preached on ” why one must go to every service of the church”.

The attendance today was 24 with a visitor.

On Sunday June 21, the church in my village had one baptism and today the preacher, brother Jackson reported another two married women obeying the gospel. I would be meeting with these three converts today since they all come from my village in order to encourage them. Their names are: Emediong Eseme Abijah(m), Idorenyin Christopher (F),  and Mrs. Mbakobong Johnson Charles. Please join us to pray for this new family!

As I stated earlier, we still have several completed lessons that we will be sending to your end once international mail is allowed. Few days ago, I was privileged to have a bible discussion class with over 30 young people in Etim Ekpo county headquarters. The discussions was quite successful as I shared some printed articles to these young people. I also received their contacts and phone numbers so that Bible correspondence course introductions can be sent to each of them as soon as the pandemic is over.

Our office at Abak continues to open and we continue to receive lessons as well as gives out tracts and other study materials to those that are interested.

Continue to pray for our efforts and thank you for being a part!

Finally, I wish to remind you to prayerfully and financially consider my earlier appeal for some financial assistance $1200) to enable us buy a strong and better generator that will help us pump our borehole water. For some months now my family have had very stressful moments going to fetch water in a far place. Moreover, those around us who benefitted from the free water are grossly affected as they now have to trek a considerable distance to buy water even with their very low income and  poor conditions resulting from this COVID-19 pandemic. You can also help us buy food for most of these people that are victims of this pandemic. It will be a big relief and a good work. Send whatever you wish to contribute to Chad Wagner at wagner.chada@gmail.com.

Thank you all for being a part of this work. Remember Godwin Frank in your prayers as well as the new ‘babes’.

May God bless you richly as you help to spread the word.(1 Corinthians 15:58).

In Christian love,

Sekeme Ekaiko

N/B: Below are pictures of me & Mmemaobong, my wife and my mother Jenny.