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 19th 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 2nd 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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