Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,
Psalm 6 Says; “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us 2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. 5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. 7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.”
Mary and I praise God, and we also thank you because through our partnership with you in Dynamic Churches International we have seen God change so many lives, families, churches and communities. 2019 is off to a great start and it could be another record year!
The recent Mission trip to Bangkok, Thailand and India has provided new opportunities for ministry. Plans are being made to expand the DCI work in Thailand, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Haiti and 18 countries in Africa plus begin in 6 new countries there.
Dr. Simeon Oyugi our African Director – established 11 new countries in West Africa in 2018. He now has Regional Directors, National Directors, Area Directors and Community Trainers in place in a total of 18 countries (plus) in Africa. Each week they are conducting Spontaneous Disciple Making workshops in Churches to equip their people to reach out into their community, and they are sharing the gospel and discipling their families and friends through Discovery Groups.
God continues to grow His Church! Invitations and requests continue to come in for our ministry. This month Simeon is planning a similar trip to the one he did in West Africa, this time for pastors in Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somali in North East Africa. In March he is invited to return to Uganda, Cameroon and Tanzania for one week. In April he will be going to Zambia for three weeks to train 200 Pastors plus church leaders in our Spontaneous Disciple Making Ministry.
Simeon emailed me to say; “With these 3 trips, our ministry should be established in about half of the 54 countries in Africa and from what I see happening already in 2019 the number of DCI Training Workshops would more than triple what we were able to do last year. God helping us, we should be able to establish all regions in Africa with a DCI Network of Trainers and Workshops, and what would remain would be a few small countries and the Islands. Let us keep this in prayer so that God will use DCI to make it happen for His glory.”
Simeon also said; “Pastor Peter in Cameroon and Pastor Robert in Kenya are each organizing people for 21 days and Pastor Moses for 40 days of Fasting and Prayer for the DCI ministry. This is amazing and shows that they see the need for training and are very committed to what we provide.”
We are a very small ministry compared to many others, but God is accomplishing amazing results! Why? Many people have told us that they pray for us every day! I also believe that the structure that God gave us to use is a big factor. We are working primarily though volunteers. Pastors and Church Leaders, even Denominational Leaders have caught the vision (they own it) and they are working together as ONE CHURCH, training each other even across denominations because they are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission in their communities. They are also seeing the results of our ministry and lives are being transformed as they learn to let Jesus live through them!
I am writing to you today to encourage you to pray for Simeon as he goes into these countries in North Africa. There is very strong religious opposition there and he could be in very serious danger!
Need for Finances!
As the ministry continues to grow and expand into new areas, it also requires an increase in finances. Simeon will need $13,200 for Travel, Accommodations and Printing of Materials for the above 3 trips.
You may want to invest in reaching Africa by equipping disciples in the Churches there. (Any amount toward meeting this $13,200 need would be greatly appreciated).
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 mailed to the addresses below or via bank e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or online using a credit card at: http://www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org/donate/ in the U.S.
May God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
PDF copy of this newsletter: February 2019 DCI Global Report
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