As a part of the Christian Leadership Platform, I join other brethren on five (5) days missionary trips to Ukpe and Ukagada villages in Ogoja, also to Obudu local government all in Northern Cross River State and finally to Gboko town of Benue State, Northern Nigeria.
AT CHURCH OF CHRIST, UKPE VILLAGE:
On Thursday and Sunday June 13 and 16, 2019, I preached the sermon on Sunday and teach the Bible class during their mid-week Bible study at Church of Christ, Ukpe, I also embark on door to door Evangelism were we preached to a village chief.
God blessed our efforts with a Village Chief of Mbagidi who is also the Head of Ukpe District Customary Court (Chief Joseph Mgbosho) who obeyed the Gospel and baptized into Christ. I am optimistic that his decision to obey the Gospel will lead many in his community to Christ. Mike Udam, Friday Obong, Cyprine Njinkeng and others witness the chief baptism.
The newly baptized chief invited us to his house and show hospitality by providing soft drinks to us, we render songs of praises and prayed in his house.
He requested for a Big Letters Bible since he has sight problem.
The six months old congregation at Ukpe needs your prayers as they strife to build a meeting place, they need Communion Tray and cups.
It will be recalled that the church at Ukpe was planted November 2018 during an evangelism outreach of Church of Christ Ukpagada Annual Bible Lectureship which I was part of it and a total of 16 souls have been baptized into Christ.
I appreciate Mike Udam the Preacher with the Church of Christ, Ukpagada who invited me to be part of this work for Christ.
On Saturday June 15, we traveled to Gboko in Benue State for a Christian Leadership Seminar organize by the Christian Leadership Platform in partnership with Church of Christ, Gboko for Churches in Benue State and neighboring states in the northern part of Nigeria.
Seventeen (17) local congregations participated with thirteen (13) from Benue State and four (4) from Taraba State, Rivers State, Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State.
The effect of this leadership seminar for the church was seen from questions by the participants , participation of many local congregations and the enthusiastic mode of participants was tremendous.
A meeting with WBS follow up preachers was presided by Mike Udam and we all share our thought on rural evangelism strategies using WBS as a medium and other methods was rewarding.
It will be good to organize another leadership seminar in other part of Benue State to further strengthen the churches in the area in the future.
Thank you for your brotherly love.
In Christian Love and Service,