Greetings from your brethren here in Nigeria to you and to all our brothers and sisters at the Shackle Island church. Hope this message meet you well even as nations of the world suffers the effect of the dreaded COVID – 19 pandemic.
We pray continually with for you and for God’s protection on you and yours.
The second quarter 2020 in our mission to preach Christ, win souls for Christ and edified the saved was very hectic BUT fruitful despite the dreaded COVID – 19 pandemic ravaging Nations of the world restrictions.
The effects of our Evangelism, Seminars, Food for the Needy Body and Soul, Free Medical services (Eye Test /Glasses) and edification etc continue to yield multiple fruits for Christ kingdom in our rural areas of Nigeria.
During the period of this report, series of activities was carried out including : Bible Seminar for Preachers, Ukanafun Evangelism Team, Church Leaders and tactical Evangelism/Follow up in line with the lock down occasioned by the covid 19 pandemic preventive measures.
EFFECTS OF OUR WORK FOR CHRIST DURING THE PERIOD :
Nine (9) souls baptized into Christ while Two (2)erring was restored to Christ during the second quarter 2020.
April : 2 Souls Baptized
May : 3 Souls Baptized
June : 4 Souls Baptized
2 Soul Restored
We are still following up with the denominational leader at Ikot Akpan Eyo who participated at the emergency Food Supply, pray he come to the knowledge of Christ.
The above effects of our efforts for Christ and His church during the period came from the following 8 local congregations of the Lord’s church :
* Ikot Osute
* Ikot Akpan Essien
*Ikot Akpan Eyo
* Nung Ikot
*Ikot Akpa Idem
*Ata Essien Obio Akpa and
* Ikot Odiong
The newly baptized brethren and some prospects who have needs for Bibles and Hymnals, received from our stock and are very helpful for them to learn about Christ and His church.
Our monthly strategies and planing meeting of the Ukanafun Evangelism Team was not hindered by the pandemic but was held in strict compliance with the safety rules on the covid 19 pandemic prevention.
Provisions of face mask to our Preachers, brethren and prospects was made possible through your support to help us access to them during meetings, follow up and evangelism.
During the second quarter 2020, we lost three (3) brethren through earthly body to the great beyond at the following churches area :
* Ikot Odiong = late sister Jenny Dickson
* Ikot Osute = late brother Fidelis Ubo
* Ikot Akpan Eyo = late brother Monday.
The Ukanafun Evangelism Team, my wife, the church at Ikot Odiong and Ikot Akpan Eyo and other local congregations associated with our labour for Christ kingdom sends greetings you all.
In Christian Love and Service,