On May 13, we received an email from Aniefiok Akpan saying, “Our WEI student, an ex-student of RCA, Ekpedeme Etido Abraham, accepted Christ and was baptized last Sunday at our campus church in Uruk Otong” There is an interesting story behind this young man’s baptism.
About three years ago, Aniefioik led a group of WEI-IDEA teachers in door-to-door evangelism in a nearby village. He says, “Our outreach effort led to the conversion of a denominational church leader named EtidoAbraham Imowo.” Etido and his wife Enobong, and their first daughter were baptized at the RCA campus church. All five of the children are, or have been, students at RCA. As you might have guessed, their first son, Ekpedeme Etido, is the youg men who was baptized in May.
On May 23, 2022, Aniefiok and Etang Akpan sent the following email:
“Our second son, Richard (Ric), and his friend and classmate at RCA, Christian Akaninyne Okon, accepted Christ and were baptized yesterday during our worship at the RCA[Rhema Christian Academy] campus church.”
“Ric will be 11 years old on 24th July, 2022. He is doing his final year of primary school at RCA and will start his junior high school education in September this year. We use WEI materials to teach our pupils and students English and the Bible on a daily basis.
“It has given me so much joy that our children, Nancy, Sedi, and Ric are already in Christ and are growing in faith and in the knowledge of the gospel.”
On June 28, Aniefiok wrote, “After listening to Russ Mitchell’s sermon, REASONS FOR OUR CHRITIAN FAITH (1 Peter 3:15), and to inspiring stories of their Christian faith from Aniefiok Akpan, Lola Crouch, Suzanne Beckman, and Bob Patterson during the digital lectureship yesterday, three of our young girls accepted Christ and were baptized into Christ today. Please pray for them by their names—Idorenyin Etido Abraham, Omodot Emmanuel Akpan, and Abasi-anyanga Uduak Johnny.”