Field Report: Boroli Camp

Field Report: Boroli Camp

We had great time with the graduates from NEATS staying in Boroli camp. We were laying strategies of reaching the unreached tribes around the camp.  This camp is unique, with 43 tribes in number. We singled out; Anywak, Toposa, Lulubo, kebu, Peri, Didinga, Lotuko, Murule, Baka, Zande, among many.

we can’t wait to see God bless our strategy.

We are working on starting with relationships and family visits, looking forward to having a one day training with these NEATS graduates on the eight steps to effective evangelism.

Keep praying for tomorrow as we head to Mungula refugee settlement.

-Jackson Songa
Regional Leader: Uganda

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Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

When asked how his Christian life was like before going to a Extension Center, 30-year-old Robert Vuciri, who hails from Andra village, Moyo, had this to say:

“I didn’t know about the Old Testament books. I hardly knew chapters and verses in the Bible.

I could not stand before people to preach,”

Vuciri stated. He said his Christian life has drastically changed ever since he began going to Palorinya Extension Center.

“The school has been and is a blessing to me. I am a different Christian ready to affect many with the gospel.”


-Dominic Eruaga
NEATS Extension Centers Coordinator

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NEATS Graduation

NEATS Graduation

Last week as part of their final practicals, the faculty sent all students to do ministry in Omugo refugee settlement. As I compile the report, something caught my eye.

  • 32 people were baptized
  • 6 churches strengthened
  • A home cell launched
  • A church was planted

Praise the Lord, Amen.

-Edward Dima
NEATS President

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Extensions Centers Update

Extensions Centers Update

Thank God by His grace we had 212 students registered in 12 Extension Centers last term. These were; Alwi, Ayilo, Belameling, Djalasiga, Maaji, Morobi, Palorinya, Paidha, Rhino Camp, Yoyo and Paloch, South Sudan. 


ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Students were generally equipped to be able to understand the Old Testament books and Hermeneutics. They applauded these topics.
  • Their understanding of the Bible has increased like never before
  • They reached 123 with the Gospel and 15 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. Three were restored to the faith.
  • We have 33 students ready for graduation, 15 from Paidha and 18 from  Paloch, South Sudan.

CHALLENGES:

  • Sickness has been rampant among both students and teachers.
  • Lack of enough bibles; in both English and local dialects such as Bari, Ma’di, Dinka, Arabic, Alur, Swahili, Ligala, Acholi and Lugbara.
  • I also had challenges in being able to reach all the schools as they open and run in a space of two weeks concurrently and they are located in different districts and countries.

PRAYER POINTS:

  • Pray for next term and more activities are going to done especially outreaches.
  • Pray for the challenges that God will open our eyes to work better for his glory.
  • Pray for the upcoming graduations in Paloch and Paidha.

 

Dominic Eruaga
NEATS Extensions Centers Coordinator

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The news of NEATS is spreading

The news of NEATS is spreading

May the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be praised. The news of the Bible school called NEATS is being heard everywhere in both South Sudan, Sudan and beyond.

We met two brothers who heard about us from NEATS students and they were eager to talk to us about the Kingdom work. We were told this afternoon in our meeting about the advancement of the gospel through our former students. He said there is a high need for training and he listed over 15 tribal languages that need the Word of God.

  • Uduk Tribe
  • Jumjum Tribe
  • Ingassana Tribe
  • Regarik Tribe
  • Barta Tribe
  • Mayak Tribe
  • Burun Mayak
  • Burun Jeriba Tribe
  • Burun Sarkum Tribe
  • Balduku Tribe
  • Hamad Tribe
  • Kadalu Tribe
  • Ulu Tribe
  • Malikal Tribe
  • Silak Tribe

He is appealing for each tribal languages to be represented in the next NEATS enrollment.

He said,

Christianity died in this Unreached Area because pastors were not trained. We don’t want to repeat the mistakes committed by our forefathers.

They appreciate the training we offered to the people of Unreached Area 2D.

We concluded the meeting with prayers at Java’s Cafe and we took soda and food. And Pastor David appreciated the brethren and we departed.

Edward Dima
NEATS President

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Field Report: Women’s Extension Center

Field Report: Women’s Extension Center

The Women’s NEATS Extension Center was started in October 2017,  and has so far ran for three terms and ended their third term on May 18, 2018. We hope to graduate the current women on August 18, 2018.

In the first term, the number of women in class was 32.  However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, in the second term the number dropped to 21.  Now in this third term we had 21 women in class.


Our purpose is:

  • To equip women with the Word of God so as to be part of the Great Commission.
  • Train women to be potential leaders within the local churches as well as in the community.
  • Build up the capacity of women with skills that can make them more productive and earn income to support their families and churches.

Our achievement is that the women we train are able to go out and teach and win souls for Christ. The impact of this training has shown itself in the testimonies given by the trainees about their own life change.  It has changed them positively in many areas of life.  For instance before this training some of them were unable to stand before people and share the word of God, others had an unforgiving spirit when wronged, others could not relate with those in the neighborhood or community. But now they have experienced total life change.

 

Activities from January – April 2018:


Women’s conference in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Packwach

This was conducted by Lemandha Jackline on the 6th
 of May, 2018.  It is the first of its kind.  20 women attended.  All women appreciated it and asked for more of such teachings. 


Koboko Baptist Church

Two of the women, Azonye Seba, Chandiru Esparas and one of their Pastor went to Congo and planted one new church called Gombe Baptist Church on the 28th
 – 29th of April, 2018.  The total number of members in the church newly planted was 54.  Four people were left to take care of the church, with Stephen Ayume being the Pastor.


In Kwikumi Baptist Church – Congo
Abedrwoth Frascine, Acan Florence and Oyirwoth Casto organized women’s conferences on the 19
th of March 2018 and another conference was on the 3rd May, 2018, in Ladju Baptist Church.  The total number of those who attended was 57.  Women were blessed with the teachings and expressed much interest for more frequent teachings.


Aciro Chan Judith of Achora Baptist Church, Songea village
Leda Parish conducted a women’s conference with the help of her leaders  on the 2
nd  April, 2018.  The number of those who attended was 12 and one person confessed Jesus as Lord.


Women’s Conference at Union Baptist Church, Moyo
Azonye Seba, Agasia Rita and Mama Pricila John conducted a women’s conference in Union Baptist Church in Moyo on the 4th
 – 15th of April 2018.  The number of women who attended was 26.  There was much thirst for the word of God as a result there is going to be another conference that will draw both the women and their husbands.


Liberty Baptist Church, Adjumani

Vuko Esther conducted two women’s conference.  First on the 15th
 March, 2018 and the second one on the 14th April 2018.  The total number of attendance was 24 and 1 person gave her life to Christ.  One woman was so impressed with the teachings and she expressed willingness to come and join the women’s disciple class in the next enrollment.


Agape Baptist Church, Mwimwijo
Four of the women, Agnes Kaya, Abang Betty, Liong Scovia and Chandia Rose conducted two conference that draw women from six churches together on the 27th 
of April 2018 at Agape Baptist Church, Mwimwijo and on the 28th April, 2018 at Peace Baptist Church.  The total number of those who attended was 93 and 6 people gave lives to Christ.  Women asked for more teachings to be done frequently.


Katabok Baptist Church & Akabo Baptist Church
Ajok Flora Sunday, Akongo Josphine conducted 2 conference, in Katabok Baptist Church – Abim and one in Akabo Baptist Church.  The total number of those who attended including children were 73 and 20 gave lives to Christ.   Much spiritual growth is being seen in the lives of the leaders.


Rebecca Gabriel of Ayilo
conducted one women’s conference with the attendance of 23.


Challenges:

  • Difficulties in movement as the churches are far apart with others requiring transport facilitation.
  • Need for Bibles in English,  Alur, Bari, Madi, Dinka.
  • Gathering women together from various churches is a challenge because it may require food for the 1 or 2 days of conference.

 

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for the above challenges.
  • Pray for the coming graduation which will be on August 18, 2018.
  • Pray for a laptop for this program and an ipad as the laptop I use now has problem of not starting and sometimes refusing to charge.

 

Recommendation:

With the 3 terms of the women being in class, they are able to teach women within their local churches with the help of their leaders.  We encourage them to work hand in hand with their pastors/leaders.

Some of the pastors have sent recommendations to us about the good work of the women in their local churches.  We thank God for these positive responses.

We thank God for using you to support this program of the Women’s NEATS Extension Center.  May the Lord bless you abundantly as you serve Him through giving.  Your support has greatly contributed for the smooth running of the school.

Report by Joyce Muraa Stephen
Women’s NEATS Extension Center

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