Happy New Year!
(This letter is also here in PDF format with photos: January 2018 Middleton Report
The Harvest is Great – The Workers are few! (Matthew 9:35 to 38)
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming
the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. When he saw the
crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep
without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers
are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”
Recruiting and Equipping Leaders: It is hard for many to imagine just how very great the harvest really is! There is such an emptiness in all that the world has to offer, and people are becoming increasingly more dissatisfied! They are looking for reality. Jesus is REAL! He SATISFIES the deep longing of our hearts! That is why we see that training Pastors and Ministry leaders is the most important thing we can do. We are finding many leaders who are available and want to be equipped to train their people to reach out into their community, showing the love of God through doing deeds of kindness – bringing hope and a future to those in need.
Ron and Bev Nelson: Are working with Pastor Enock Remy who serves the Haitian Christians in Calgary, as he translates the new Spontaneous Disciple Making workshop training manual into the French language for the team of DCI Trainers in Haiti. James Angihan who works with Philippine Christians in Calgary is translating these materials into the Ifugao language for the Northern Philippines DCI team. Ron is equipping several people in Canada and God is calling them to serve with us as Laborers for the Harvest in the world!
Ramananda and Darshini (and their team) in Imphal, North East India share:
Report for 2017 Goals for 2018
No. of families reached/visited with gospel 2981 6,000
No. of gospel tracts distributed 5704
No. of personal evangelism opportunities 1309
No. of open air preaching opportunities in different fields 25 5
No. of salvation camps Camps 10 1,000 Children
No. of people accepted Christ and assimilated
into different churches or fellowships 413 500
No. of One-to-One Discipleship completed 225 200
No. of people baptized in our fellowships/churches 113
No. of churches or house fellowships planted 21 20
Ramananda says: “I am so Happy to present to you our ministry report. I do this to praise and glorify our God. Be encouraged as you see all the works that He has been doing in and through our lives and ministries throughout the year 2017 and now we trust Him for even greater blessing in 2018.”
Moala Kashung shares: “Greetings from the Leadership Training Center for the DCI family in India and area. We are bringing together all the DCI Trainers from across India and other countries we work with for encouragement training and prayer. We have also resumed our Bible Training for Church Planters (BTCP). There is a very high demand for this training from all the local churches. Therefore, we have recruited 10 men from various places like Nepal, Arunachal, Assam and West Bengal, and classes are going on full-swing. We are using two Curriculum:
1. BTCP curriculum written by Denis J. Mock
2. Dynamic Churches International (DCI)
Students will be in the class room for 3 months and be gone for practical training for 3 months and come back again for 3 months to the class room which will be followed by going back again for 3 months to plant a church in the same location. While this batch is out in the field for 3 months, we are bringing in another fresh batch of students. They will be rotating in and out. In the past years this training program has been very successful. We covet your prayers.”
Remember in the September Report that 21 Church Planters reproduced by planting churches to 4 generations with a total of 114 Churches and 2776 members!
A very important request:
LTC Leadership Team (Our DCI Partners in India) has evaluated the work of Yongkon of Arunachal and Myanmar, Bhim of Nepal and Dilip of Bangladesh and all three of them are doing remarkable work. Since their job demands frequent travel, they genuinely need more money. Therefore, our team decided to request you to increase their salary from $125 USD to $200 USD
each per month. (Total $225 USD extra). Please pray with us that God will help us raise the needed money.
Christian Ministry Academy DCI School of Discipleship:
In addition to our Dynamic Churches International Website, http://www.dynamicchurches.org we now have our videos and other teaching materials available on the Christian Ministry Academy (CMA) – DCI School of Discipleship at: https://www.christianministryacademy.org/p/DCI-School-of-Discipleship We are targeting Pastors and Ministry Leaders. A generous CMA donor provided funds to promote this site on Facebook and we have now attracted over 1,400 people from 45 countries, who have signed-up to take one or more of our free courses, including Spontaneous Disciple Making and the video series The Ultimate Purpose. This is what people are saying: Oyewole says; “This is in-depth teaching, thanks for these deep insights. Very illuminating, practical and down to earth.” Adroa Geoffrey says; “This is a realistic vision and the need is real, the whole world is waiting in earnest expectation to see the sons of God revealed. Knowing our ultimate purposes reveals our heavenly identity and eternal divine nature. Thank you for this magnificent expository illumination on God’s glory.” Silas Wapata says; “By following closely to this study it has helped me to know who I am in Christ and my responsibility in the ministry.” Apostle Anne Fidel Ugbo says; “I am indeed overwhelmed by the kind of inspirational and fundamental expository teachings I am getting here. Thanks so much for giving me this rare opportunity to grow myself and my ministry. God continue to bless you.”
You can also take these free courses!
We are directing those who are interested, to connect with our trained DCI Staff and Trainers where they are available. These leaders are potential Trainers and are a valuable resource to meet the great demand we are experiencing in many countries. These prominent leaders are seeing what God is doing and are coming to us asking us to equip them to reach their country. This is very encouraging!
Jing Estrella, Philippines: Jing sent us an email asking for funds to repair his vehicle. He says: “I have concern that I want you to pray with me. My car is not anymore road worthy to travel unless all the ball joints (upper and lower), tie rod ins, and four shocks will be replaced. It will cost a total of $950.00 including labor. May God grant my desire to let this car repaired.”
Simeon and Anna Oyugi Nairobi, Kenya: Dr. Simeon Oyugi and his DCI Team of over 50 volunteer trainers have equipped thousands of Pastors and Church leaders to implement the Spontaneous Disciple Making – Discovery Group Strategy in their churches. These trained pastors are now equipping other Pastors who are training other Pastors (even across denominations) up to 7 generations. These Churches are focused on reaching their community and working together as One Church!
Simeon and his team have benefited greatly from the exposure of the Christian Ministry Academy – DCI School of Discipleship web site. He is getting calls and emails from prominent Christian leaders in 22 Africa countries who want to be equipped to develop the DCI strategy in their country. Leaders are available – Christians are ready to become disciples – Communities are desperately hungry for GOOD NEWS about Jesus! The time is now!
40 Days of Discipleship –James Klaas: Jim (our DCI Associate) has developed a series of daily email sessions that teach Bible truth and encourages life application. He presently has 62,000 people distributed worldwide going through these online courses (many in closed countries). This ministry has been growing by 11% monthly for the past 2. years and if this can be maintained, by mid 2020, over one million people will have participated. This means that we are at the half way mark now. Imagine the impact if these people can be directed to our DCI Staff (in places where we have trained staff) and they and their Pastors were trained and coached to develop their congregations into disciple-making churches.
2018 should be a very productive year! God is so Good!!
Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!
Donations can be sent to the address below or through: http://www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org in the U.S. (See our DONATE page).
May God bless you all!
Your Brother and Sister in Christ,
Al and Mary