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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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’s Bus Fund
As you can see in Sekeme’s report, he is in need of a new vehicle. We currently have $4,000 toward the $10,000 needed. Can you help?
P. O. BOX 470, AbakE-MAIL: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
30 BAPTISMS, 4 WEDDINGS, 1 RESTORATION AND 3 BURIALS
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 120souls, 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Greetings, My name is Solomon Solomon, a gospel preacher who was converted by Doris Taylor in 1994 when she was a missionary here in Nigeria with her husband. I am one of the pioneer Degree students of NCBC (Nigerian Christian Bible College) in Religious Studies. I am greatly involved in mission work, evangelizing through WBS (World Bible School), Prison Ministry and also working with a Christian school (ACSS) as an Administrator. I am happy to inform you that my team of WBS visited one of the rural areas of Etim Ekpo, a local government Area of Akwa Ibom State. We were blessed to have 7 souls added to the kingdom. We are still in need of transportation to further the work. May God bless you and your great work in Jesus name, Amen. Solomon Solomon