Uyai Joshua’s latest mission report


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.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

25, 3, and 21! What!?



This is the eleventh month of the year, I am so thankful to you my dear supporters for all your prayers and support for this year which has helped me to preach the gospel to the lost souls and continue to edify the body of Christ in Nigeria.

For the past two months, I have been involved in evangelism, laying foundation for new Church building, Gospel Chariot Open Air Preaching and W.B.S Seminars and contacts. God has really blessed our efforts with twenty-five baptisms at different places.

On 17th September 2022, One Hundred and Fifty (150) Church Leaders gathered at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio where I am preaching for Men Fellowship and discuss strategies for Church Growth and expansion of the kingdom of Christ.

On 25th September 2022, after a series of Bible Studies, I baptized Glory Emem John who was formerly an Apostolic member, she now worships faithfully at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio.

I took one month leave from Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio in the month of October after serving there for ten years without a leave. This enabled me to visit younger congregations which I have planted and also to preach at my home congregation, Central Church of Christ, Ukpom Abak. On 9th October, I helped in laying foundation for Church of Christ, Ikot Edung Uruan new Church building.

In the afternoon of that same day, I spoke in a W.B.S Seminar in a young congregation at Ikot Oku Ikono, Uyo Flyover, which resulted in two baptisms.

14th – 16th October, I worked with N.C.B.C Staff and Students to weekend evangelism at Itighi Idi, Abi LGA, Cross River State, while there we visited seven small congregations preaching open air and house to house and God blessed our efforts with four baptisms.

On 17th October, I baptized Abasifiok Aniedi Usen, a W.B.S Student of Donna Goulding of Perry Church of Christ, Ohio.

On 23rd October, I preached at Central Church of Christ, Ukpom my home congregation. That same day in the afternoon, I spoke in a W.B.S Seminar at Church of Christ, Obio Itak, Ikono.

I participated in the Gospel Chariot Evangelism which took place from 9th – 30th October 2022, Abak and its environs which employed house to house evangelism and night open air preaching at twenty-one different locations and eight souls were baptized.

On 30th October 2022, I visited Church of Christ, Ibuonung Achat by the invitation of Dr. Fiokedu Okorie I preached there at his home congregation.

I am grateful to inform you that I requested for a borehole from the Healing Hands International for Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio, and they have graciously provided one borehole for this congregation and the community it is about to be commissioned. After spending one month preaching for other congregations, on November 6, I resumed at Ikot Akpabio and was warmly received by the brethren.

Thanks and God bless.

Uyai S. Joshua

12 Baptism, 3 Restorations and 1 Burial


I bring you greetings from your brothers and sisters in Nigeria. I am very thankful to you for your regular financial support you have been sending to me and your prayers which has enabled me to spread the good tidings in my area of work in Nigeria. God has really blessed my work with fruitful results.

I.     WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL SEMINARS – world Bible School seminars and follow-up has continued to yield fruitful results in my area. On 27th June, 2021, we conducted WBS seminar at church of Christ Anua Obio Uyo. We went out for house to house evangelism for two hours and enrolled many students for WBS Courses as a result of these efforts, four souls were baptized into Christ. I also went out with Nigerian Christian Bible college Students for weekend evangelism and recorded eight Baptisms in the following places, Atan offot uyo, one baptism, Nsukara Offot two baptisms, Mainland church of Christ Ikot Mbon – Uyo, three baptisms and church of Christ Ikot Ekpeyak – Ikono Uyo = one baptism. Enono Charles, N.C.B.C. student also reported to me of one baptism at St. Anie Christian college, Ndot Abak, where he serves as a Chaplain.

We are planning to hold seminars at the following places: church of Christ obio ibiono – 11th July 2021, central church of Christ Ukpom –  25th July and City church of Christ, Abak  – 1st August, 2021.

II.   FOLLOW-UP WORK WITH EAST POINTE CHURCH OF CHURCH AND COTTONDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST, ALABAMA – presently I am handling over six hundred WBS students from East Pointe church of Christ AL and seventy-six students  from Cottondale church,  AL. and Eleven of their students have been baptized since I started to follow-up last year. Thank you Brothers Wayne Duren and Clifton Parker for providing money for postages of these lessons.


I continue to serve as the pulpit minister with the church of Christ Ikot Akpabio, where I have served for the past eight years. Last month my work has resulted in three restorations and some new members transferring membership to our fold.

I continue to teach Bible classes every Wednesday at church of Christ Abak Itenge which I helped to establish two years ago.

IV.    SISTER DONNA GOULDING OF PERRY CHURCH OF CHRIST, OHIO has stocked a number of items containing bags, clothes, shoes etc ready to depart U.S.A. in a container to Nigeria for Uyai Joshua from Akwa Ibom State and Chinedum Nwankwo from Abia State to be given out to needy brethren in our congregations. When Bro. Chad Wagner returns from Tanzania, he will finalize all the arrangements for the container to leave U.S.A. to Nigeria. Thank you very much Brother Joe and Sister Donna Goulding for your love and care for the needy brethren in Nigeria. Thank you Bro Chad Wagner for making arrangements to send those things to us in Nigeria.

    I am appealing to you my dear supporters to assist me financially to contribute my quota in the burial of my father in law as i earlier requested. i have been given a list of items to contribute in cash and kind as the Nigerian culture and in-law relationship demand, please assist me to fulfill this obligation, thank you sirs and God bless you please send your donations to Chad Wagner before he sends the next wire on or before 10th 2021. 

Thank you very much for your love and support for the ministry of Christ in Nigeria.

God bless you in Jesus name – Amen.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

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Preacher Support




        This is my last report for 2020, I am using this medium to express my heartfelt appreciations and love to you for all your prayers and financial support you have given to me to spread the Gospel of Christ in Nigeria throughout the year 2020. Your monies has assisted me in many ways to preach and baptized about 120 souls, 40 restorations, conduct 10 weddings, preached in 15 funerals and conduct 17 WBS Seminars in the year 2020. May God bless you abundantly in Jesus name – Amen.

        In the months of November and December 2020, the following were accomplished for the Lord:

1.   WBS SEMINARS YIELDED FRUITFUL RESULTS: We conducted WBS Seminar in three places. On 22nd November, 2020 I spoke in a WBS Seminar at Church of Christ, Ikot Oku Mfang No. II where Anameti Akpan is preaching and two souls were baptized. On 29th November, we held a WBS Seminar at a Young Congregation, Church of Christ, Ikot Ekong, Mkpat ENin and many new students were enrolled into WBS . 6th December 2020, we were at Church of Christ, Ikot Obio MKpong, Ikono for WBS Seminar and many were in attendance. At Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio where I am preaching, one restoration and one baptism were recorded. Mandu Asuquo wandered away from the truth to Qua Iboe Church came back after a series of visits and was restored back into fold on 15th November, 2020. On 2nd December 2020, Rose Ekerette Peter decided to be baptized after hearing the Gospel in the Church for over five years but was not fast but waited for a long time.

2.   THE NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN BIBLE COLLEGE, UKPOM LECTURESHIP, MATRICULATION AND CONVOCATION CEREMONIES: The NCBC Ukpom conducted Annual Bible Lectureship from December 9-11, 2020 on the theme “Evangelism in times like this”. I supervised the lectureship, it had a large attendance 14 souls were baptized, 63 students convoked and received Diplomas in Theology while 36 Matriculated and were admitted into the College.

3.   EVANGELISM BY THE GOSPEL FOR ALL RACE FOUNDATION: On the 11th and 12th December, the Gospel for all Race Foundation organized evangelism outreach at Church of Christ, Afaha Odon, Ukanafun. I took part in this evangelistic programme, preaching open air and personal calls and 9 souls were baptized and added to a newly established church there.

Even though the year 2020 has been a difficult year because of the COVID-19 and EndSars Protests. The Gospel has been preached, souls have been converted and the church edified, Glory be to God.

My family is now getting large, four children and one foster son and we are expecting a baby soon.

Thank you and God bless you all.

Mission Updates



I bring you goodnews and blessings from the brethren in Nigeria. We love you and are praying for you daily for the good work you are supporting in Nigeria. I am particularly grateful for the money you have been sending to assist me in preaching the gospel of Christ to my people in Nigeria. May God continue to bless you abundantly in Jesus name, Amen. I am glad to share with you Mission Updates for the months of September and October, 2020.

  1. WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL SEMINARS RESULTED IN MANY BAPTISMS: On 13th September, 2020, we conducted WBS Seminars at Church of Christ, Manta II, Abak. I spoke on Christ and His Church. Many visitors from denominations attended and asked many questions. Many non-Christians enrolled into WBS courses and two souls were baptized.

I sent Uforo Udosen, N.C.B.C Students to go and preach at Church of Christ, 62 Bende Road, Umuahia, Abia State. 19-20 September, he came back and reported of one baptism.

We also conducted WBS Seminar at Church of Christ, Oyubia, Oron on 4th October, 2020. Etim Esang, N.C.B.C Student directed us to meet with WBS Students and two souls were baptized.

Clinton Bassey, N.C.B.C Student also reported of one baptism at Church Christ, Obingwa, Abia State during his evangelism on 11th October, 2020.

On 17th October, I participated in the Men Fellowship at Church of Christ, Ediene, Ikot Akwa Ebom, Abak. It had a large crowd of Church Leaders.

On 18th October, I spoke at a Youth Seminar held at Church of Christ, Ikot Ekan, Etinan where many youths gathered to discuss on “Preparation for Marriage”.

  1. WORLD BIBLE SCHOOL, ABAK TEAM: On 23rd and 27th September and October 29th, WBS Team, Abak met at N.C.B.C WBS Office to plan for WBS Seminars and Evangelism. These meetings will be held monthly every last Thursday of the month.

This Team conducted a seminar on 25th October at Church of Christ, Ikot Ekeyak, Ikono, Uyo. It had a large attendance and many WBS enrollment.

  1. CHURCH OF CHRIST, ABAK ITENGE, ABAK: I helped to establish the Church of Christ, Abak Itenge on 20th January, 2019. Since then, this young congregation has been meeting in somebody’s compound. They 20th January 2021 and celebrate her second anniversary.
  1. MULTIPLYING MINISTRY – II TIMOTHY 2:2: My Late Grandfather (maternal), Jerome Udofia Obot took the Gospel to Ikot Obong, Afaha Obong and established the Church of Christ, Ikot Obong, Afaha Obong. My Late Father, Sunday Joshua Ukpong was a gospel preacher and Elder at Central Church of Christ, Ukpom, he baptized me into Christ in 1983.

I also preached and converted Nse Sunday Edet who was from a Qua Iboe Church background in 1987. Today, Nse Sunday Edet is a very powerful preacher and his two sons who are good song leaders in the Church of Christ. To God be the Glory.

Thank you brethren for your support and prayers. The harvest is great. May God help us to reap the harvest for Christ. God bless you all.

Uyai Sunday Joshua


I have decided to title my missions updates for June 2020. ”BUILDING THE BODY OF CHRIST”. Our God is Faithful and good, He will not allow us to stumble or to be stigmatized by the corona Virus pandemic.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has eased inter-state travels and Local flights for a period of four weeks. Church services are in sessions for only two hours with precautionary measures as prescribed by the government such as wearing of face masks, social distancing, wearing of hand gloves by those who share the Lord’s supper, washing of hands and sanitizers before entering the Church hall. A task force set up by the Government is checking churches to arrest offenders. We are doing our best to keep to these instructions while believing in God that the virus will end soon so that we will be able to carry out all our evangelistic programmes.

With God on my side I was able to accomplish the following activities for the lord in the month of June 2020 I have titled my June missions updates “Building the body of Christ”

  1. VISTIS TO TWINS AND NEW BORN BABIES: On 10th June 2020, after our normal Bible class, at the Church of Christ Abak Itenge, we visited a Christian lady who had given birth to twins. She is from a very poor background; I gave some financial assistance for their up keep

On the 11th June 2020, with the company of some Christian women from Church of Christ Ikot Akpabio, we visited a sister who gave birth to a baby recently. We donated some food, items to the family.

  1. TWO BAPTISMS RECORDED AT THE YOUNG CONGREGATION-CHURCH OF CHRIST ABAK ITEGNE: On 17th June, following our normal Wednesday bible class, two souls responded for Baptism. This young Church which I established on January 20, 2019 is growing as God gives the increases. I gave out some used clothes from my deceased wife to the women of this church and they were very happy to receive them.
  1. PURCHASE OF LAND FOR MISSIONS PROJECT: By the grace of God, I was able to locate a piece of land 4 plots besides my residence. I am requesting for some assistances to pay for the land. It costs 5 million naira presently, I have 1 million Naira and the Hillsboro congregation have started to contribute money for the land. I need 3 million Naira to complete the payment. This land will be used to build a Christian Rehabilitation centre and W.B.S study centre where W.B.S lessons will be displayed and distributed. Orphans and those who have various problems will be rehabilitated. I need your help so as to accomplish this missions driven project.

Once again thank you for your prayers and financial support for the advancement of the Lord’s Kingdom in Nigeria. May God bless you all in Jesus Name – Amen

Uyai Sunday Joshua

Mission Update April 2020



It is by God’s love and mercy that we are not consumed. The Coronavirus Pandemic has claimed many lives and kept people in their homes but I strategize other methods of evangelism like phone calls, text messages and e-mails to continue preaching the gospel of Christ. Glory be to God for the following results:

  1. THE RESTORATION OF UKEME ETUKUDO: The Church of Christ, Ikot Obong, Afaha Obong, Abak disfellowshipped Ukeme Etukudo for neglecting the Assembly of the Saints for more than five months. He is a photographer who attends denominational functions to take photographs for his living. I called him on phone and sent text messages to him and encouraged him to go back to the Church for restoration. The preacher informed me that he was restored two Sundays ago.
  2. GOSPEL MEETING AT CHURCH OF CHRIST, IKOT OBIOKO, OTORO, ABAK: In spite of the pandemic COVID-19, the Church of Christ, Ikot Obioko, Abak conducted a Gospel meeting on 11th April, 2020 on the theme – Leadership. It had a large crowd of people in attendance and many prayers were offered to God for His Divine Intervention for the virus to end.
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  1. CHILDREN QUIZ COMPETITION AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IKOT AKPABIO, AFAHA OBONG: Children in the elementary school ages 6-10 from the Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio had a quiz from the New Testament (Matthew – John) on 5th April, 2020. The quiz master and the sponsor of the Quiz Competition Usen Augustine Joshua gave a cash donation of ₦10,000 to the winner of the first position, ₦7,000 to the second position and ₦5,000 to the third position and the rest of the competitors were given a bottle of fruit juice each.
  1. ONE BAPTISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: We are still holding Sunday Services at Church of Christ, Ikot Akpabio, though brief worship service 8-10am observing social distancing and washing of hands with sanitizers. On 26th April, I preached a short sermon on the “Lord is Near” and one soul defected from the kingdom of darkness and came into the kingdom of light and I baptized him.

On Wednesday April 29, 2020, I visited the Church of Christ, Abak Itenge in company of Anameti Akpan. We have been teaching them every Wednesday 5-6pm but we could not go there for the past three weeks because of the lockdown. We sang and prayed with the brethren and encouraged them with the Word of God that the virus will soon end. They cried for help because of help because of hunger. I established this congregation on January 2019. They are very young in the faith and made up of very poor village people. They need our prayers and encouragements.

I am building my house on a very small piece of land, the building takes the whole land so that there is no packing space and no allowance for fencing. This has been my problem for a long time and now they want to sell the land in front of my house, four plots at the cost ₦5 million ($11,500) which is beyond my reach. I can only afford ₦1 million. I will appreciate any form of assistance from the Austin Church of Christ family. Thank you sirs. Please let me know what you think and how you can help.

Bro. Chad Wagner was able to raise funds to buy for me to new motorcycle for my rural evangelism. I thank him a lot this help. This motorcycle will take me to villages where roads are bad and my motorcar cannot enter and motorcycle is more economical in terms of fueling and maintenance.

May God bless you all.

Uyai Sunday Joshua

March 2020 Report



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

“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