DCI Global Report – July 2020

“For such a time as this”

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,
In the book of Esther 4:14 CEV – Mordechai said to Ester when the Jewish people were about to be annihilated. “If you don’t speak up now, we will somehow get help, but you and your family will be killed. It could be that you were made queen for a time like this!” These are difficult times, but I believe God has brought DCI ministry into existence “for such a time as this”!

The following is what we train Pastors and Church leaders in so they can equip their people to reach out to their community. This can be effective in any Church (large or small), any country or culture. The comments in RED below are examples from reports from National leaders to illustrate that aspect of the process.

Spontaneous Disciple Making Process
Discovery Group to Celebration

1. Vision and Desire come from God.

2. Prayer to know God’s direction

3. Engage with People in the Community.

 

 

 

Our partners in India report: “During this lock down period, we reached out to more than 1,000 families with food (rice, pulse, cooking oil, sugar, flour, and vegetables plus each person is offered a Bible).” In Zambia, our partners provided food and supplies for orphans, and study Bibles for Pastors etc.

4. Find a Person who is Interested and Open to the Gospel. Share the gospel or
invite him/her to begin a Discovery Group.

5. Begin a Discovery Group.

“New Discovery Groups are expanding and growing so fast!”

6. Baptize all who receive Jesus Christ. (See example in Zambia )

7. Establish each new Christian in their faith using Dynamic Basics One-to-One.

“In many countries in Africa One to One is like a new bread which is selling like hot cakes even in this Covid-19. As a result, One – to – One Discipleship and leadership Training has become the new way of doing Church. With the shutdowns and lockouts, door to door ministry has become more practical as places of worship are still locked up.”

8. Begin other Discovery Groups with the family and friends of those who attend the first group and each new group. “New Discovery Groups consistently multiply”

9. Recruit and develop a leader for every new Discovery

Group using Dynamic Discipling One-to-One and Coach Training and Resources. In
Coach of 5 to 7 Discovery Groups

Africa: “Every Church leader appreciates the leadership growth and Church expansion. In June and July, 3 Volunteer Pastors trained 482 Pastors and leaders in 13 different communities, 223 people received Jesus Christ, 163 Discovery Groups began, and 13 New Churches were started.”

“In Asia: Our qualified Trainers also equip Young Professionals for Business as Ministry for Marketplace outreach.”

10. Expand the present Church Ministry and/or Plant New Churches. The Original Leader continues to Coach each person in his/her Discovery Group, for at least 2 years as they begin and lead their own group.

11. Form Community/Life Groups

When a sufficient number of people are attending your network of Discovery Groups you should form Community/Life Groups of 6 to 7 people that should reproduce to form 2 groups when they grow to 12 to 14 people. The purpose of these groups is to experience Christian fellowship, worship God and minister to each other using your Spiritual Gifts.
Still to Come!

12. Equipping Workshops and Seminars should be provided as
needed to prepare each person to live an effective Christian life, to minister
to each other and expand the movement of discipleship – reaching out and
serving the community around them.

13. Regional Congregation could be formed.

When a sufficient number of Community Groups have formed in a region or community they could gather together to establish a Regional Congregation. The Church Planter could serve as the Regional Congregation Pastor.
Fulfilling the Great Commission requires that you have a Balance between Movement and Momentum.

14. Regional Congregations come together to Celebrate

As a Movement of discipleship builds and you continue to expand into other regions of your city (community) by starting more Discovery Groups that establish more Community/Life Groups that become Regional Congregations, Momentum will also build as they come together for a very Special Celebration, Praise and Worship Services.

15. Citywide Celebration Service

A Citywide Celebration Service could be held in an appropriately large rented facility to bring all the Congregations together to Worship God and Celebrate the amazing work He is doing in your community. This gathering would provide an excellent opportunity to invite family and friends to attend. Citywide Celebration Services could be held several times each year and would create excitement and Momentum that would expand the whole process to fulfil the Great Commission in your community. Momentum will expand even more rapidly as many Churches work together as One Church to reach your community!

The DCI Ministry continues to need your support for our many very fruitful workers in these challenging times.

Donations can be mailed to the addresses below, by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account, by bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or by donating online via credit card through our Donate page here.

May God bless you all!

Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton

graphics-enriched PDF copy: July 2020 Global Report

Executive Director
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

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Global Report – June 2020

2020 Vision – Hope for the Future!

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

The apostle Paul said, in 1 Corinthians 3:6 NIV; “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”

We have trained national leaders (Planted the seed) in many countries to equip Pastors and Church leaders to train their people (they Watered) to reach out and share the gospel and make disciples. Now, (God is making His Kingdom Grow) and bringing in the Harvest.
Having Trainers in place becomes especially important in times like this when many countries like India and in Africa are in total lockdown. God continues to grow His Church!

Below are a few reports that show how God is working.

India: Harish Binayak (our DCI Director) shares; “This worldwide pandemic has brought a lot of challenges to our indeveavor in the mission field. Local churches are not able to meet together for fellowship, however through the generosity of some people we are able to do relief work among the poor in the community who are in desarate need. Besides food, they were also offered Bibles and we praise God that many gladly accepted them! Pray that they will read them and find Jesus.”

Africa: Simeon Oyugi reports on Whats App; Al and Mary, Praise God, it was wonderful hearing your voices and seeing your faces and talking with you. It always encourages us as a family.
Engaging the lost and people whose hearts are open to the Gospel has spiked upwards.
“Before Covid-19, people who were open to the Gospel was 25% or less, but with covid-19, the percentage has changed from 25% to 60%. One example: The 17 new Discovery Groups (that one Pastor started as a result of sharing the gospel in May) have grown to 46 Discovery Groups by 8th of June.”
Also, the reports I am getting from across Africa is that, there is a huge hunger, thirst and search for Jesus Christ even in the Muslim dominated areas. They are opening their hearts to Jesus Christ and looking for the Bible whereever they can find it. Bookshops are running short on Bibles especially the study Bibles. DCI is spiking higher and higher across Africa and to God be all the Glory!
As a result of these happenings, we need to empower more of our Leaders with the following:
1. Wifi installations at a rate of $350 for 20 Trainers in Africa so they can do online Training. We can start
with 3-4 persons.
2. Motor bikes for navigation for Training and to help to plant more Churches. Cost for each is $2000.

THESE ARE THE PREVAILING CHALLENGES IN AFRICA AS OF NOW. Changes in climate between drought and heavy rains, massive locust invasions which destroy crops, hyper inflation and food shortages and 3 months of imprisonment due to the coronavirus pandemic with no electricity.
NB: Our President just extended the shutdown and lockout (from Nairobi) for another 30 days, so we shall be in the village for those extended days without electricity and internet.
As a result of these factors, we are short on food and living in danger of our health.
We (Simeon and Anna and their 4 children) need food for the next 30 days = $2200.
Mosquitoes are now thriving and increasing heavily, we need malaria medicine for six people = $1600.

The DCI Ministry continues to need your support for our many very fruitful workers.
Donations can be mailed to the addresses below, by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account, by bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or by donating online via credit card through our donate page here.

May God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton

PDF edition of this letter: June_2020_Global_Report_DCI

Executive Director
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

 

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Global Report – April, 2020

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

We have just finished Resurrection Weekend where we remembered the most profound 3 days in all of history! After Jesus rose from the dead, His disciples were puzzled and asked, “Now What?”

We are experiencing very troubling times just as they were, and we are also asking “Now What?” What will our future hold?

The Bible declares in Acts 1:3-5,8-9, and 11; “After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’… ‘you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.’… ‘This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’”

I have often thought that this seemed to be a strange time to talk to His disciples about reaching the whole world! They were so discouraged! Jesus said go be My witnesses! There must be some wisdom in that for them and for us. People are always open to seek God in a time of uncertainty.

For example: Our Church has online services each week. Usually about 1,200 people watch but last week over 7,000 people watched! Encourage your family and friends to view services online. Talk to them about Jesus. Share a message of hope. Meet a need if you can. People are open! With the Corona Virus our staff are not able to do training in large groups right now, but we keep in touch with our National DCI Staff Leaders on-line. Training plans were in place, but they are on hold as the world is on hold.

Our Partners in India say: “We are in total lockdown. God is good and all of us are being protected from the virus thus far. Peter and I and our staff on the campus keep planting veggies. Half of our students could not go home because suddenly transportation in all directions was shut down by the government. So, they are all staying with us in the campus, eating only simple food like dal and rice. All our field evangelists are keeping safe and sound. We keep in touch regularly through WhatsApp.”

This is a challenging time for all of us. It is no different for our National Staff. They still
need to pay expenses and buy food just to live during this time. School fees need to be paid as the children are doing lessons at home with their teachers coaching them.

Also, we have a great need for our materials to be translated into several languages. It will
cost $1,400 to translate each new language. We will need an extra $10,000 to help us get
through this time.

Can you be a part of helping meet these needs? Donations can be mailed to the addresses below, by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account, by bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca Here is a form you could use:
2020 Pre-authorized Debit form

or by donating online via credit card: Donate page

Mary and I also wanted to thank you for your prayers for our health! It will take a while yet for me to recover from the stroke, but I am getting a little stronger each day. Please continue to pray

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

PDF edition: April 2020 Global Report

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DCI Global Report – January 2020

DCI Global Report – January 2020
2020 Vision – Looking into the Future!

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

The Bible declares in Daniel 11:33, “The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” That is a great promise and is one of the most courageous verses in the Bible. The Lord is looking for ordinary Christians through whom He can display His extraordinary nature. He wants to do mighty deeds that bear witness to the reality of who He is in us. God is raising up people who will know Him intimately, who will be transformed into His image by walking in His truth, and who will demonstrate mighty acts to manifest His power for the glory of His Name – because He alone is worthy!
Are you willing to be used by God in these troubled times to reveal His Glory and Power to the world around you that desperately needs to know Him?

God is Faithful! A friend of mine said recently it will be good to see 2019 in the rear-view mirror! In all the years of ministry I can’t recall a year that was more challenging financially. We are not alone, as I have heard from several ministries that their donations are down 30% to 50%. In May, June and July it was as though the donation tap was turned off. We adjusted by limiting ministry to the essentials, not able to pay the salaries of many DCI Trainers and Staff. They were so gracious, and several told us not to be anxious, because God was meeting their needs in unusual ways. By October we were still 4 to 5 months behind! In November donations began to increase, and then in December we sent out a letter encouraging people to make a year-end donation.

We are Grateful! We were greatly encouraged by the response as several large gifts came in and by the end of December, we had caught up completely! Thank you for your faithfulness to the Lord! Many people around the world were praying for us and God came through once again! What encouraged me most was that all the DCI Staff and Trainers continued to do their work and the ministry continued to grow significantly!

Hans and Elly Timmermans (Malawi): Report: “The work continues to grow. The number of coaches that we have trained keeps going up and each one is fervently reaching out to neighbours and friends with One-to-One Discipleship and churches are growing and planting new churches. We are happy to welcome Caleb and Mary Chilambo as a new staff couple to the team in Malawi.”

Clair Zoilkowski Director of Beautiful Feet Min. (Partners of DCI in Zambia) Report about his trip to Zambia. “The brick churches with the tin roofs would get unbearably hot, daytime highs went from 35–47 Celsius (as I (Al) write this it is -31 in Alberta) and you could not get enough water to quench your thirst. Another thing that we found unquenchable, was the desire and eagerness of the people to hear the message of hope. Every conference, even after 17 hours of teaching sessions in the intense heat, over 2½ days, the people wanted to hear and learn more! At the crusades, after standing and watching the Jesus film for 2 hours and responding to the invitation to accept Christ as Saviour – they wanted to watch the film all over again that same night! When we announced that there would be a Bible study the next morning for them to attend, the people would clap and cheer!

Mission highlights: We conducted 4 conferences (total of 800 people) using the Dynamic Churches International discipleship training manual. Our trainer, Pastor Mike Opiyo, came from Kenya to assist with the training. The goal was to certify Pastor Luke, Pastor Wilson, Shawn and other Zambian leaders to be trainers and coordinate the equipping in Zambia.

Simeon Oyugi (Africa Director) says: “This is our 10th day of the 21-day prayer and fasting and we continue to thank God for all prayers answered. The African Continent is beaming with praise reports for the Work of DCI and the growth and Planting of many Churches as a result of the dedicated team members and the effect of Discovery Groups. I am now dealing with an overwhelming need for more materials for Training and resources to match the requests, calls, emails and WhatsApp messages. Here are their reports:

1. Northern Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Our Regional Coordinator is Sister Mervat Safwat based in Egypt. In Tunisia is Pastor Ahmed, Algeria is Pastor Kamal and Morocco is Pastor Paul Mohamed. The Greatest need here in these Muslim and Arabic Speaking Countries, is the Translation of DCI Materials into Arabic to help enhance the Growth of the Churches in these areas and multiply leaders to plant more Churches.

2. The Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia and Eritrea. DCI Regional Director is Mr. Dawit Mirany & Monaliza Assefa in Ethiopia. National Director, Mr. Mekibib Atilabachew & Alem Zelek and Trainer Pastor Gezu Mossissa. The need here, is translations into Oromo and Tigrinya Languages to reach Ethiopia with over 100 million population.

3. Central Africa: The Regional Director Pastor Wilson Esambe in Cameroon will be sending his report tomorrow. There is a lot of unrest in the country of Cameroon. However, at the close of last year, he also introduced DCI in Chad.

4. West Africa. The Regional Director, Pastor Melton Seleweyan of Liberia also works in both Ivory Coast and Conakry Guinea. As a result of the DCI Training, exponential growth is being experienced in these three countries.

In Liberia, our National Director is Pastor Chris Moore and in Sierra Leone, we have new Pastor/Trainers, Pastor Kadeigo Saidu Dumbuya & Mrs. Mabinty Dumbuya. They need more Training with resources. In Ghana, our DCI National Director, Apostle Samuel & Rebecca Asante Carr, are very active Trainers and through the Discovery Group, they could be the leading trainers in West Africa with planting more Churches in Ghana because of One-to-One Training and the impact of DCI. Another Trainer in Ghana is Pastor Abraham Ayiekwo in the northern part of Ghana. We have other Trainers like Bishop James Obeng who requested Training Resources in Ghana.

5. Southern Africa: Pastor Luke Buyiya is our Regional Director there. We had Pastor Michael go to Zambia to train him and Wilson. Pastor Luke has adopted DCI. Another representative is Pastor John Sondlana from South Africa, in Johannesburg.

6. East Africa: Pastor Michael Odhiambo is our Regional Director there. These countries include Kenya whose report I had sent earlier, other countries are, Uganda with the leader being Pastor Joseph Mabirizi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan.
Note from Simeon: I will need to do more Travelling this year to establish what we have already begun with DCI. And, Translations and printing are priority in certain areas they are really needed. Lastly, I need a car for Transport.”

Harish C. Binayak DCI Coordinator, LTC, Siliguri, W. B. India Reports:
SILIGURI: Medical Camp Evangelism: For the poor ADIVASIS working in the Tea Gardens of North Bengal. 337 people received medicine, shared gospel with more than 100 people, and 31 of them accepted Jesus Christ.
Youth Camp: 200 youth participated, and many received Jesus as their personal Saviour.
Free Tuition Center: Informal education center where we have about 30-35 kids coming once a week. We teach them English and Bible stories and moral lessons.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH & MYANNMAR: (Pastor Yongkong Tsupa)
Evangelism: Shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with 546 people and 80 accepted Him as their Saviour. 19 took water baptism.

New Church: Started a new fellowship in Jugli village. Four new believers were baptized.
BTCP Training: Bible Training for the Church Planters. We are using DCI books as one of the resources.

NEPAL: (Pastor Bhim Deuba)
Evangelism: We usually do evangelism 2-3 times a week. We reach both young and old, in the villages. In the past three months we shared the gospel with about 1000 people. 18 people accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour, and the new believers were baptized.
Special Programs: There were gospel and healing prayer programs in three of our five churches; In Kailali, (75), Itahari, (45) and BBC Beldanghi (150). We witnessed several healings.

BANGLADESH: (Brother Dilip Singha)
Pastor Probir and I have three churches plus the main church. I also have an apprentice I am personally discipling. We, along with the evangelists, focus on teaching the Word of God. We use the DCI books as the Bible study tools to help every believer in the church to grow in their faith in God.

Opposition: This month we had a hard time during evangelism at Madhopur. Two young men came to us and opposed us. They nearly beat us, but we escaped somehow. They warned us not to come back to their village. Kindly uphold us in your prayers that God would help and protect us.

“The People who Know their God… How do you really get to know God? The people above would say that it is not by just reading or hearing about Him, but by stepping out of your comfort zone and trusting Him to work through you in ways you could never do without Him.

…Shall be strong and do Exploits!” Now based on this knowledge we can move into the coming year 2020 with boldness to do great exploits. Join us with your investments of prayer and giving to what God is doing!

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 U.S.

May God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
Executive Directors

 

PDF letter with photos:  January 2020 DCI Global Report

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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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