Global Report and Christmas Greetings

Dear Family, Friends and Ministry Partners,

Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus because He came to be:

  • Emmanuel – God With Us
  • The WORD of God
  • The Savior of the World
  • The Light of the World
  • The Good Shepherd
  • The Risen One – and so much more!

Mary and I want to express how Grateful we are that Jesus came into our world to be our Savior and to give us His Eternal Life!

Because Jesus came, we have wonderful GOOD NEWS to share!

  • We are Grateful to family and friends who have encouraged us to continue through the years!
  • We are Grateful to you who support us through your prayers and your finances!
  • We are Grateful for each of you, our faithful DCI Staff and Trainers who are training so many thousands of pastors and Church leaders!
  • We are Grateful for each Pastor who is equipping his/her people to be disciples of Jesus Christ!
  • We are Grateful for each disciple who is sharing the GOOD NEWS of JESUS and for the many,many thousands who will experience Eternal Life because of their faithful witness!
  • We are Grateful to God that His Church continues to grow exponentially, especially where the enemy is trying to destroy the Church!

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 Peter 1:3

Mary and I wish each of you a Merry Christmas as we reflect on how our world is so bless that Jesus came! As we enter the New Year 2020, may we trust God to do through each of us all that He has planned so that He will receive much glory!

Your Brother and Sister In Christ,
Al and Mary

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November Global Update

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

John 8:32 says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
We are often asked, “Why has our ministry grown so rapidly in so many countries?” I would have to say God has blessed us because we have tried to be faithful to teach God’s Word and the Spirit of God takes the Word of God and enables people to apply it to their lives. This brings freedom and changed lives! 2 Corinthians 5:17 says; “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” NIV

Clair Zoilkowski Director of Beautiful Feet Min. (Partners of DCI in Zambia) Shares about his trip to Mfuwe region in Zambia. (Simeon sent Michael from Nairobi, Kenya to conduct the DCI Training.) “After 2 days of meetings, it is evident that God’s hand is moving in a mighty way! The first day was amazing – about 250 attended the conference – Pastors, Deacons, Elders, Teachers, Apostles from United and Reformed Churches and a Bishop from the local Anglican Church. When the invitation to accept Christ as personal Savior was presented – about 40 people responded! Isn’t that amazing? The Bishop from the Anglican Church was very pleased with the teachings. God has opened the doors wide to use these conferences to reach the leaders of many churches in this region – can you imagine the impact this will have on those church congregations!! How exciting!

Clair was thoroughly exhausted when he called at the end of the day, but so filled with joy! He was so looking forward to the next day’s meeting. He said the only thing that could delay the conference was the migrating elephant herd that was expected to come through the village. When this happens, EVERYONE seeks shelter in their huts or homes – you don’t want to get in their way! Thankfully, the elephants did not wander through that day, but the heat was in the mid 40’s – Clair said it was hard to breathe.”

Clair also reported that; “Wednesday night, Shawn did the Gospel presentation at this village with about 400 people attending. Here is what he said on Facebook: Had an amazing time last couple days here in Zambia. We showed the Jesus film to a village last night under a beautiful full moon. Approximately 150 people gave their lives to Jesus following the film and gospel presentation!

Pastor Wilson and I were allowed into the prison and shared the gospel with and encouraged approximately 200 inmates. About 170 responded to the gospel and asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Now these new followers of Jesus in prison are FREER than many people who are not in prison!

Thursday night’s meeting was at a smaller village – 150 people attended, BUT almost 100 of these people accepted Christ! Almost the entire village is now following Jesus!! The people attending were so excited and happy, and even more so when they learned that there would be a Bible Study for them to attend the following morning – God is so Good!”

Hans and Elly Timmermans (Malawi): They shared what God is doing in Malawi at several meetings across Western Canada. The 2 men who lead the ministry there, report that the ministry is growing spontaneously now! In January they had about 1,200 – 1,500 Groups. Now they say there are about 2,000 groups that average 30 people = 60,000 people meeting each week to study God’s word the Bible, learn how to live the Abundant Life as God intended and reach out to their friends and family. They have also had 40,000 people go through our One-to-One Discipling.

Simeon Oyugi (Kenya) says: Every day Pastors are equipping their people who are sharing the gospel and discipling those who receive Jesus Christ. Discovery Groups are reproducing (up to 10 or more generations of groups). At present 8 of the 25 African countries we work in need printed DCI materials to equip more of their people to train the many people who are coming to Jesus Christ. The cost for this printing is $5,000 which is due now.

Several DCI Training Workshops are planned to equip more churches in Kenya through this month and up to Christmas. When Simeon recently received materials from the printer some of the Kenyan Pastors who had people waiting to be trained were wanting it so much that they came to Simeon’s home to pick-up the DCI Training books.

Pastor Joseph is from Soweto, South Africa and has a heart for One-to-One Discipleship and who also does Prison Ministry. Joseph may become our new DCI leader for South Africa.

Remember to pray for these dear men and women of God!

David Benjamin – “Business as Ministry” Trip to India and Thailand: David just returned and is very encouraged by the welcome response from a growing number of leaders and young professionals who are showing interest. What we began on the trip to Bangkok and India last year is expanding! This new strategy is designed to do in the marketplace what we are doing through the Churches. These men and women are wanting to be equipped to reach their associates.

James Angihan and a team from Calgary are in Northern Philippines: They are there to encourage the DCI Team (now 10 DCI Trainers) and to complete the building project that they have been working on for several years. It is already being used to equip Pastors and Church leaders for various ministries in local churches. Pray for the team.
God is Investing in People – Setting them free – Changes their Lives (and those around them)!!

Please Pray! Many of you invest time to pray for us every day! Thank you for that! Prayer is the most powerful thing you can do to change our world. Pray that God will raise up leaders who are committed to reach out into their communities and for the needed finance to enable them to do so.

Please Donate! I am asking you to join us as we partner with God by making a $100, $200 or $500 year-end investment or add 10% to your monthly giving, to provide the resources the DCI Staff and Trainers need to equip more people.
If you are encouraged by these Global Reports, but are not yet giving, we would love to have you become our partners. Any amount – large or small – would be greatly appreciated!

Donations can be mailed to the addresses below or sent via bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or via credit card online through: 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
Executive Directors

Dynamic Churches International
164 Stonegate Close Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2
Canada Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
USA: PO Box 3431, Vista, CA 92085-3431
Email: dcimiddleton@shaw.ca
Web site http://www.dynamicchurches.org

PDF letter with photos is here: November 2019 DCI Global Report

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Global Report – September, 2019

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

30th Anniversary: August 1, 1989 Dynamic Churches International began.
In these 30 years we have seen God do many amazing things!

National Leaders have been equipped and trained thousands of Pastors who have developed their leaders to disciple their people who have reached out into their community and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ resulting in thousands of people committing their lives to Jesus and becoming His disciples! The reproduction of changed lives is what God gave us to do. The Great Commission is made clear in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Timothy 2:2 and the following;

  • Psalm 96:3, “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
  • Psalm 86:9 says; “all the nations you have made will come and worship before you,
    O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.”
  • Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

We plan to put together a special anniversary edition to highlight what God is doing through DCI.  Many things have changed in 30 years!

Global DCI Family – India
David Benjamin – Business as Ministry Trip to India and Thailand: This is a new development to do in the marketplace what we are doing through the Churches. David plans to conduct 2 Training Sessions in India Oct. 26-28 and 30-31 and 1 in Bangkok, Thailand Nov. 1-4 to expand his discipling ministry with young professionals. These men and women are wanting to be equipped to reach their associates. Pray for God to empower David especially on these dates.

Global DCI Family – Africa
Hans and Elly Timmermans share: “You have been reading our reports on Malawi these past years. Elly and I are planning to be in Calgary on September 25 to personally talk about Malawi. You are invited to come! This is not a fundraiser; we just want to tell you about the amazing way the work has developed and the large number of people who have come to faith in Christ as our DCI team in Malawi has trained leaders. Since 2015 over 40,000 people have been discipled, and over 2,000 Life Groups have been established and they are reaching out into their villages. Churches have been planted and other churches have started growing using the DCI One-to-One Discipleship. The work is spilling into neighboring Zambia as well!

Ron Nelson has opened his home for this DCI Malawi presentation to our friends in Calgary on Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Can we expect you to be there? 7:00pm at 5340 Silverdale Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Cell: 403-922-6376 or Home: 403-288-3427. Please call Ron.

Investing in People: Mary and I spend many hours each week investing our lives in people, discipling, mentoring and encouraging them in their daily walk with God. Let me share 2 examples of what God is doing. Stephen is an engineer who was working in downtown Calgary has gone through the Discovery Group studies with several men he met through business. This experience not only opened their eyes, but his as well. He has recently left his job in Calgary and move to Norway to develop a ministry of reaching business associates there. Brandon I met in the hospital. He was very discouraged, but as I share the gospel of Jesus Christ with him, he gladly received Jesus as his Saviour. I meet with him each week and it has been a great joy to see the changes in his life. He has a passion to share the love of God with those who are in addictions and on the street in Calgary. Please pray for these men!

Please Pray! Many of you invest time to pray for us every day! God continues to provide! Many of you invest finances regularly! Thank you! We still need thousands of dollars for urgent needs for international staff! Thank you all, I hope you are blessed when you see the return on your investments in building God’s Kingdom!
Prayers can be made directly to God.
Donations can be mailed to the addresses below or sent via bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or online through: www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org/donate/ in the U.S.

May Go bless you all!

Your brother and sister in Christ,

Al and Mary Middleton

PDF edition of this letter: Sept 2019 DCI Global Report

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DCI India Update

L E A D E R S H I P  T R A I N I N G  C E N T R E ,
S I L I G U R I ,  W . B.  I N D I A

April – July, 2019

See this prayer letter in color with photos here: DCI-India Apr-July 19

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings the good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation…”(Isaiah 52:7).

By the grace of God we could reach 1578 people with the Gospel of Christ and 136 of them received the Lord Jesus as their personal savior. All glory to God!

Let us praise God for those who publicly proclaimed their faith by taking the water baptism. This summer total of 42 new believers were baptized with water baptism. All glory to God!

God has been enabling us to reach out many children through Sunday School ministry and free tuition center. Kindly uphold the children ministry in your prayers, so that through them we will be able to reach out their parents and family with the Gospel of Jesus Christ .

Evangelism is followed by church planting and the discipleship training in all the churches. We normally use DCI curriculum in all our training programs as well as in discipleship classes. In past three months there were altogether five DCI training conducted.

TESTIMONY
This couple is new believers from Arunachal Pradesh (Ps. Yongkon’s field). The lady was possessed by evil spirit for almost three months. The family was trying to get rid of the evil
spirit but nobody could help them. It was recently they heard about our prayer team that was visiting their village, so they invited us to pray for the lady. They also started coming to the church and after ten days, by the power of God she was completely delivered. Now through this miracle people are interested to hear about Jesus more so kindly uphold us in
your prayers, so that we can win souls for His kingdom. Thanks! – Pastor Yongkon Tsupa

  • Pray for the global DCI ministry and the financial needs therein.
  • Pray for all the upcoming DCI programs.
  • Pray for all the DCI workers and their families.

Sd/- Harish C. Binayak (DCI Coordinator)
Leadership Training Center, Babubasa, Champasari, Siliguri, W.B. India-734003

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Global Ministry Update – August, 2019

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

There is a war going on between 2 kingdoms! The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, that has Satan as its King. Satan and his forces are very powerful and well organized, but do not be deceived – God is in control and He has already overcome Satan and all his evil forces (Ezekiel 28:16-17). Jesus came to die on the cross to destroy the works of Satan. Jesus’ final words were “It is finished!” (John 19:30). The Victory is won!!
Satan and his forces, however, continue to deceive people as they wait their final judgment (Matt. 25:41).

Mary and I praise God that Jesus is now risen, and we serve the King who is victorious, and He is rescuing people from Satan’s bondage every day and giving them, “a new life of freedom in Christ.”

God is doing a mighty work, and Satan hates to see the Church of Christ equipping people to live in victory and sharing the good news of Jesus with family and friends! Thank you for your partnership with us in Dynamic Churches International through your prayers and finances!

Some International Reports:

In India: The Vise Chancellor of the large Christian University that we visited in India was in prison for 2 months on trumped-up charges. He finally went to trial and was released with no conviction against him! He and many others are constantly being persecuted there. Pray for India!

Ramananda serving in North India sent the following report on his team for 2018

Ramananda shares, “On April 4th, 2019, in KEIBI KUMODA village we had a salvation program, and there I met this old man (White shirt) sitting at the front. He is a very powerful and respected person in that village, and he is also a famous Meitei religious singer. His name is L. HERAMOTE MEITEI. He was waiting eagerly for my words, but not because he was interested in the gospel message, but rather waiting to find out anything Iwould say against his religion or faith. At first, he was indifferent to the gospel, but the Spirit of God really moved in his heart, and I was praying that God would touch this man and change his life for His glory. What a great and mighty God we serve! At the end I asked them to raise their hands if they had been touched by God and wanted to be forgiven of their sins. I really was surprised to see that this man was the first, raising both hands with tears in his eyes and he accepted Jesus as His personal Lord and Saviour.
After the program was over he came up to me and said ‘my son, I am a man with thick eyebrows who never listens to others but always compels others to listen to my words, and I am a man who hardly ever cries, but today as I have been listening to your message, something was happening in my heart, which I couldn’t really control, so I cried today. Please pray for me and my family’. I prayed with him and with many others who had accepted Christ. And now one of my DCI Trained evangelists is doing the follow up ministry in that village. Please praise God together with us and pray for us always. So that God will continue to use the trained men and women for His kingdom expansion in that village.”

Dr. Simeon Oyugi our Director for Africa:
Simeon reports that in Egypt he was video-taped teaching a series of 13 sessions as an overview (10 minutes of each of the 13 – 60 minute sessions). These where translated into Arabic and are being televised into North Africa and the Middle East. Pray that this opens doors to DCI in these countries.

In April Simeon worked with Clair Zoilkowski a Canadian who serves in Zambia. They shared the gospel with hundreds of people over the three-week period and many received Christ. They also trained several hundred Pastors in our Spontaneous Disciple Making Ministry in 5 different locations (including the Church Planters that lead the 70 churches that have been planted over the last several years). Wilson has been selected and is in training to be the local DCI Rep. in Zambia.

Hans and Elly’s Team in Malawi report on their recent trip to the villages:
“Sani is an area that is predominantly M-slim, but many people from that religion have come to know the Lord Jesus through Life Groups (LG). Interested people often meet with the LG Leaders in private to hear the gospel message; they receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and become born again.
In Linga we had 6 leaders attend our leadership follow-up meeting. One thing that blesses me at Linga is that the leaders are so humble and teachable. There were good questions and interaction. More M-slims are being converted in Linga. We heard good news about one of the kings (chiefs) in this area who was saved. He is being taught through the One-to-One Discipling by Pastor Daniel Banda, who is the coach at Linga.”

Please Pray for Mary and me!
I want to remind you that we are in a battle. Christians are being challenged more and more, but the real battle is going on in the spiritual realm. We have had a most interesting time the last several months. Finances have been very limited, and many projects had to be put on hold. It is as if we are being blocked at every turn. We have prayed much and tried to raise the needed funds but still nothing has changed.

We need your help!!

Please Pray: Pray that God will provide for the Urgent Needs for us and our DCI Team!
Donate: If you can give finances at this time, please do!

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 sent via bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or online through: 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

Dynamic Churches International
164 Stonegate Close Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2
Canada Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
USA: PO Box 3431, Vista, CA 92085-3431

Here is this letter as a PDF doc: August 2019 DCI Global Report

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Our Awesome God!

In 2014 we published the book Our Awesome God! Our Amazing Adventure!  This full length book by Al Middleton tells the story of his spiritual journey and of DCI’s birth, mission and international development. The book is now is available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.com.

The subtitle of the book is Living Out His Eternal Life Within! This volume is not only a testimony and “chapter” of missions history, it is a practical discipleship resource that can encourage and equip you to be more involved in the Great Commission.

From the Preface:

Over the forty years that I have been in ministry, I have talked with many people, who are discouraged, disappointed even disillusioned with their lives. I have also met others who seem to live in an endless stream of vibrant and fulfilling adventures. Although many claim to be Christians, it is obvious that not all of them have discovered how to live in the fullness of what God has provided for each of us through the resurrection life of Jesus Christ.

Truth or Lies?
Satan is a great liar and deceiver. He will do all he can to convince you that you are useless and that you could never accomplish anything great or bring glory to God. The difference between Truth and Lies is that truth has substance. Truth has power! It can be substantiated by facts. Lies have no substance. Lies have no power.  They say that if you hear a lie often enough you will begin to believe it as truth. When we accept a lie as truth, we attribute power to it. Lies can be very powerful, but only if we choose to believe them. Many Christians believe Satan’s lies about them and are living frustrated and fruitless lives.

I acknowledge that I have not always lived in the fullness of the abundant, supernatural life God has called me to live, but I am learning and I have seen God work in me and through me. As I share what God has done and continues to do in my life, often people express their amazement. Perhaps it is because they know me personally and know how very ordinary I am. I too am amazed that God would choose me for such an adventure. I am learning that God can use the least likely person (and often does) if he or she will be an empty vessel through which He can do His mighty work.

I have developed a personal philosophy for my life.

“I don’t want to attempt anything that I know I can do, I want to be involved in what only God can do so that when He does do something great, He alone will get all the glory.”

I understand myself well enough to know that if I thought I could get away with taking any of the credit, I would. But if I try to brag that I have done that which God has obviously accomplished, then you would mock me. No one enjoys being mocked!

God Looks at the Heart
Success in God’s eyes is when we humbly and faithfully do what He has given us to do.
Jesus Himself – being God – became fully man and humbly did only what the Father showed Him to do. In John 5:19, 20 Jesus said,

“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed.”…


The paperback edition is available by contacting DCI and the ebook can be purchased at Amazon.com

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Malawi Trip Report

Elly and I returned from Malawi the second week of February, 2019. A mountain of work was waiting and we were suffering from jet lag, more than at other times.

We had a wonderful time at the conference and also during our team meetings with John and George. John taught a session on fasting during those team meetings. I videoed the first part of it and hope to publish it on our website in the future.

I videotaped almost all of the sessions of our conference, 250GB of HDMI to sort through…and subtitle…

During the team meetings we talked about the future of the DCI work in Malawi. The work is growing so quickly it is hard for the Team to keep up. They are sending New Testaments and Discipleship materials in large quantities to the various coaches. For example, there were 21 coaches at the conference. Those 21 had 32 coaches under them and 913 Life Groups. Eight other coaches did not attend the conference, but they also have trained coaches to help with the large numbers of Life Groups. These 21 coaches took 3000 ShareWord New Testaments and an equal amount of discipling materials back to their areas to begin discipling people who have been waiting for these materials.

During 2019 the DCI Team will complete the trainings they have committed to already. After that they will begin doing follow up to make certain that the various lessons taught to the initial leaders are being passed on correctly. They also will encourage Life Groups and leaders the Team has never met before. This will make sure the Gospel will go deep and the discipling will carry on in the future, becoming part of the fabric of these believers.

We heard amazing stories. One pastor in Rhumpi told us he had planted 14 churches using the DCI training. Others have reached a village 40 Km from their home. Still others are travelling across the border into Zambia to train leaders and start Life Groups there.

We were blessed to meet these brothers and sisters again, some go back to 2011 and 2012 when we began the DCI work in a more focused way. God is saving a people in Malawi. We estimate somewhere from 25,000 – 40,000 people are involved in the DCI discipleship, looking intentionally for others to disciple. Churches are being planted by the leaders the DCI Team has trained. The work is growing in ways and directions that the DCI Team could never have envisioned, but the Holy Spirit is guiding His people to where the Good News can take root and flourish.

Charles Ambaka, the Grace Fellowship International Africa director from Kenya, came and taught the exchanged life for three mornings and the teaching was received with joy and even tears.

We praise God for what He is accomplishing through the Good News of Jesus in Northern Malawi. Thank you for your partnership in prayer and in practical ways supporting the work. Watch for new videos and new stories on www.dcimalawi.com.

Yours in His service,

Hans and Elly Timmermans

 

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