October 2021 Global Update

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

God is advancing His Kingdom in our world like Never Before!
In Matthew 16:15-18 Jesus said, “But what about you?” he asked Peter, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock (the truth that Jesus is the Messiah, the son
of the living God) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it”
Jesus is using our DCI team to build His Church and expand His Kingdom!


Simeon Oyugi: Our DCI Africa Director conducted 2 Spontaneous Disciple Making Workshops. He reports: “The first one was in Western Kenya, we trained 26 leaders and after the third day, (of equipping in the workshop where they learned how to Share the Gospel, Disciple those who receive Christ and begin a Discovery Group) they went on the streets and to homes inviting people to receive Jesus and 75 people came to the Lord.
In the Southern part of Kenya on our second Missionary trip, we trained 45 leaders and after the third day, they went out on Evangelism and 164 people came to the Lord. We concluded our Workshop with a Sunday Worship Service, and the visitors were more than the Members. Those who received Christ and others who heard about the Workshop came to the service because they wanted to learn more. We give God all the glory.”
Simeon says that the equipped leaders are beginning One-to-One Follow-up with those who received Christ and are starting Discovery Groups to care for and disciple these new Christians. Simeon shared that before the pandemic, 25% to 30% of the people they shared the gospel with would receive Christ, now it is 60% to 70% and that most of them gladly attend a Discovery Group. Also, most go through the Dynamic Basics Discipling and 70% of those go through the Basics with their family and friends.

Hans and Elly Timmermans have a team of 3 National DCI Trainers serving in Malawi, East Africa.
John one of the Trainers shares, “By God’s grace the work is still going on and more new Life Groups are being established in the Chikapo area. We found out that many people have come to salvation through these Life Groups and the One-on-One approach to disciple-making. We also discovered that village churches have been established there, born out of Life Groups. When these people come to faith in Christ, they do not stay quiet but preach the same Gospel throughout their villages, which has resulted in more people coming to Christ.
Hans and Elly were able to raise funds to purchase a Toyota 4×4. Now their team can go into very difficult to reach areas. To God be the glory!
Zikoti Village: The Zikoti Life Group was born out of the Chikapo Life Group, and this group has multiplied into many Life Groups around Zikoti and has now grown into a church. The first leaders that where trained are the pastors of this Village Church. Those attending, including the village Headman Samuel Mwandira, are going about teaching people the Good News, after hearing the gospel from these people and seeing how happy they are in their Life Group, decided to join them. As a result, the Life Group grew and organically turned into a church. They have even built a meeting place now as shown in the photo. They started another Life Group at Edingeni, which has also grown into a church.
God has used people from Zikoti to start the work there and the birth of this Life Group is an indication of how the Explosive Growth we have been teaching works. The ministry is growing by itself. Zikoti is in the third generation and Edingeni is the fourth generation of Church Planting.

While DCI continues to focus on the development of Pastors and leaders to equip their people for evangelism, discipleship and the planting of new Churches, there is a growing need to meet the physical needs – especially in these challenging pandemic times.

DCI accomplishes this through one of our partners, Beautiful Feet Ministries (BFM). They work with us in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, D.R. Congo, and Syria. I will share here a small part of their wonderful report: Wilson, a DCI Trainer with BFM said, “I am so grateful to God for according me this great opportunity to be part of His instrument under BFM in equipping indigenous
African missionaries, who are ready and willing to reach their own communities
and beyond, with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We received an update from Pastor Peters in Zambia. He lives very close to the Mozambique border and ministers on both sides of the border. He was one of the students at the Dynamic Churches International Training sessions in Sinda, Zambia in 2019. Now he has started 2 Churches that he pastors in conjuntion with the Baptist Fellowship of Zambia; Revelation Church at Kagona village with 148 members and
Holy Land Church with 236 members.
The churches are at a distance of about 6 km each and I walk to reach them. I need to teach
a Tailoring course to my orphans. I am a tailor by profession. After reading this (Clair the Dirictor of BFM) said, “I knew he needed a bike. We got him a good sturdy bike for $200. Pastor Peters sent a note: “I am grateful for the support you gave me to bless the community, we are really thankful.”
“Noriah, Pastor Luke’s wife is involved in many areas of ministry, including ministry to women, children, hospitals, and prison. She also organizes and teaches the sewing clubs and provides meals and resources for mothers with disabled children. Many people in the community recognize her as someone they can go to for help and support. The picture of the elderly lady receiving a blanket was a joy for
her and the community, as she had nothing to cover herself and Noriah

In India, our DCI Trainers/Church Planters are often in very tight lockdown, but they continue to serve the community by providing food and support for the many extremely poor people who are desperately in need of help at this time of pandemic.

As we Show the Love of God through Word and Deed!
Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it”
Thank you for partnering with us! Your investment in Dynamic Churches International is
making it possible for our DCI Staff/Trainers to have the amazing ministries they are having.
Your tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the addresses below, or by signing up for pre-authorized
payments (PAP) from your bank account (ask us for the form), or by bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dynamic-churches-international/
or in the US through Network for Good:
https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=680428994

Thank you for your gifts and prayers and God bless you all!

Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
Executive Director

PDF copy of this letter in color with photos:

About dcimiddleton

Al and Mary Middleton lead a Christian ministry, Dynamic Churches International. They are based In Alberta, Canada.
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