Reproducing Disciples and Churches!
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
In this report I want to highlight the training of Trainers. In Ephesian 4:11-13, the Apostle Paul admonishes us to equip Church leaders to train their people to be able to do the ministry. Below are examples of how DCI is helping ministries in India, Myanmar and Africa develop their leaders to equip the Christians.
Moala Kashung of The Leadership Training Centre (LTC) in India shares: “Please welcome Anurag Rai our new DCI Coordinator for LTC in India. He has done his Master of Theology in Pastoral care and counselling and he was a church planter in the hill area of Darjeeling. He has gone through the DCI Training, and he is a very committed servant of God. Please pray for him as he takes on this great responsibility.
These are the new M.Div students at LTC. They are being trained in the DCI materials and process. We are also equipping the B.Th and School of Evangelism students in the DCI resources. This year their weekend practical experience is to apply the DCI materials for outreach and discipleship.” – Moala
Next a report from Richard Khum Director of Mission Training School in Myanmar who was trained in the DCI process by LTC. (Edited for brevity) “Greetings in Jesus’ name! By the grace of God, I conducted a four-day training course on Discipleship on June 13-16, 2022, at Pone Htun, Lashio Township, Northern Shan State. 26 of our missionaries attended, five were new missionaries who had completed the three months training course and five were missionaries working nearby our mission fields.
I (Richard) planned to train with my wife but due to the sickness of our children my wife, Hannah could not go with me. Therefore, I taught for five hours per day for four days using the DCI Dynamic Discipling books. We were renewed and so happy as we touched on the subjects in this training.
Twice a day I taught how to study the Bible by using Romans 12:1-21. This text deeply blessed our lives giving new power and strength for our ministries.
Every day from 6:00-10:30 pm we had a time to give reports on our mission work. As they were telling about the miracles and wonders happening in their fields the time was too short to share all their testimonies. In each village new believers were baptized, new churches were established, sick people were healed, blind people could now see, and evil spirits were cast out. We preached in the marketplaces and on streets with boldness and tracts were distributed to the villagers. Because of hearing their stories about these miracles that God has done, tears of joy were flowing down on our faces. God’s Kingdom was enlarged, and the name of the Lord was glorified more and more among their people.
We are praying that within the near future new believers will increase and new churches will be established in Shan State. I hope for the arrival of a spiritual awakening among the people of Shan State.
On June 16th we had the dedication service of the five newly appointed missionaries. We send them out by faith, trusting fully in the Lord to provide the needed support of prayers as well as of finance for their ministries. Please kindly remember them all in your prayers.
In the last 18 months Mission for Myanmar Org. the Lord has given us (419) new believers, (126) were baptized, (65) new disciples, and (12) new churches were planted.
We praise the Name of the Lord and give Him glory and Honor forever.” -Richard Khum
Godefroid Tando from Africa shares, “Your prayer is needed! I already have over 100 people who are interested to be trained since I arrived in Congo. 62 people are asking for training in Dynamic Basic One-to-One and 40 for Dynamic Discipling One-to-One, we need the Lord to provide funds to print these books.”
I (Al) had to write to him the following, “I do very much appreciate your commitment to train these pastors in the DCI process. You have been faithful to provide the finances for your own travel and accommodations as needed. I would normally be pleased to provide the funds for the printing of training books, but when you asked for these funds, we had just come through a very challenging time with many financial needs all at the same time. We simply did not have anything to send to you.”
Godefroid wrote back that he trained 15 Pastors and leaders for whom he was able to print books. The others, there are still waiting for the training.
Simeon Oyugi is going through a challenging time right now. His brother has died from cancer. He was in the hospital and as is customary in Africa they would not release his body for burial until the hospital bill was paid. Simeon was able to gather funds from the family to cover $2,000. USD of the $4,300. USD needed. He was able to take out a bank loan for the rest. He still needs money to pay back the loan and for his own family to get to the village for the funeral, plus funeral expenses. Can you help this dear brother and faithful godly man who is having such an amazing ministry in all of Africa?
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Thank you for your investments and prayers. God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
Dynamic Churches International
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Canada : Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
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Web site: http://www.dynamicchurches.org
The PDF letter with photos is here: July 2022 Global Report