DCI Global Report – August 2021

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

There is much trouble and confusion in our world. The battle for the souls of people is
full on, and like the Psalmist we need to pray that evil will be exposed and that God
will protect us in the battle. He prayed in Psalms 140:7-8 NIV:

“Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed.”

(Note: This Global Report is featuring just one of many of our faithful DCI Staff and Trainers.  I have edited these several reports for clarity only – Al)

Richard Khum our DCI trainer in Myanmar reports:
“I would like to tell you; your Dynamic books in Burmese and Chin (Falam dialect) are very excellent and a very great blessing for us. We conducted Discipleship Training on 6-10 April 2021 at Pone Htun village, Lashio Township, Shan State. There were 9 participants (our missionaries) in the training. We had 6 hours of lectures every day and at night they had 2 hours of discussions led by Aung Kyi and Daniel. We had dawn prayer at 5:30 am every morning. We experienced the activities of the Holy Spirit, day by day.

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(Pastor Richard is on the front row with the red shirt)

It was so great and precious for us. As Paul said to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2, now the Lord is using me to teach others. The Lord is so good to me because by teaching these subjects to others I was richly empowered by the message I gave to them, and I am so thrilled to do it again and again.  Despite the problems and crisis of our country, by the grace of God we can continue our mission work without ceasing any single day and we are so glad to the Lord for His special guidance. Let all things be done for the glory of His name. We have unmentionable thankfulness to you for your special love and concern for us.

Also, on 17-20 May 2021 at Pone Htun village, Lashio Township, Shan State. Praise the Lord. The trainees are 15 missionaries and I taught them 6 hours daily. In the evening the session, they have a discussion on our subjects talking about what lessons they learned from each topic and discussing how to apply them for their ministries.

Among the participants, I found three new participants from the Palaung tribal (Unreached People) group which really makes me so thrilled. One boy is ready to go for a mission. They are so happy, and their lives were filled with joy and happiness from hearing new lessons from the Dynamic books. One who used (the name David) to conduct three months of training (in Shan dialect) of the Lisu tribal group visited us and we had great fellowship with him. He is the one who gave training to our (next generation) of missionaries Ai Mawng, Sai Nawng, Benjamin, Elijah, and Aung Kyi. Among the Shan tribal group, he has made disciple minded leaders.

Our co-workers working outside Yangon by the names Par Law and Salai Saw Thein also had participated in our training. Not only receiving new strength they were deeply touched by the Holy Spirit thus their lives were filled with happiness and joy that made flowing tears of joy on their cheek.

We closed our training session with great expectation and awaiting the new session of training to be held in June 2021. May the name of the Lord be glorified through our training.
I would like to tell you about the miraculous things God has done during our 7 -13 June, Discipleship Training at Pone Htun Village, Lashio Township, Northern Shan State. There were 33 missionaries and leaders attending the training. Those who attended the training were from Shan, Palaung, Lisu, Burmese, Ashu Chin and Khumi Chin. The trainees were so hungry for the word of God.

Khin Zar Chi Lin is 27 years old. She received Jesus as her personal savior, and I gave her water baptism. At the worship service that night, we cast three demons from her. She had been a very strong Buddhist for 27 years. While we were having worship service on 12 June 2021, (Saturday 7:00 PM -11:00 PM) the outpouring of the Holy Spirit came down upon all of us and we all were filled with joy and happiness. Also, the born-again pastor of Lisu tribal group by the name David told me that (before he received Christ) he had never seen such a man of whom I preached. Because of his born-again experience he was excommunicated by Lisu Baptist Church. By faith he is now conducting three months training (using the DCI Training) in Shan and Palaung dialects.

Our co-workers, missionaries and evangelists are starting to talk more and more about salvation to unbelievers and to those who are Christians (in name only and do not understand about salvation). Now, that is what we preach and teach everywhere. I will give reports on the fruit that comes out from their work. 2 Timothy 2:2 is now being fulfilled by our trainers. Preaching about salvation is the most important ministry for us in Myanmar.
The trainees have experienced fully the power of the word, and the power to preach mightily thus they all have been empowered to go for preaching the gospel of Jesus. Every morning we have Bible reading, taking communion, and praying together. Missionaries have the chance to be closely related to each other during our training. We have a deep relationship with God, and I have taught them to have the same faith and belief for the long run of missionary life. We are so thankful and satisfied for being influenced deeply by our teachings to them.

Our missionaries were also so happy to hear how to start their work, what message they should give, and how to work for the Lord effectively. We are so thankful for the support you have given to us for a training course, it really produces many disciples among our trainees. Our prayer is to touch the whole country of Myanmar by making disciples.”


Your investment in Dynamic Churches International is making it possible for men and women like Richard to have the amazing ministries they are having. Thank you!
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 here.

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

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

Here is this letter with photos in PDF format:
August 2021 Global Report

Dynamic Churches International
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Global Report – June, 2021

Needing Hope – Finding Jesus!

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Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

“You, godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord! It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise.” Psalm 33:1 NET

Dr. Simeon Oyugi our Africa Director reports the following as a sample of what God is doing in Africa: Kenya, the DCI Training in Rift Valley opened with song, dance and celebrations. See a multi-group of Police, Community leaders and Church leaders, taking three-days of DCI Training in Kenya.

In Northern Ghana, Rev. Abraham, did a DCI Training with 200 leaders.

In Liberia, Rev. Chris the DCI National Director just started the DCI Training today (June 7).

After Training DCI Leaders from 32 Communities of Ivory Coast, they were Commissioned and they also opened New Branch Churches and all was accompanied by a great celebration. The leaders are trained and in place for a Great Harvest!

June will be a DCI Month all over Africa with multiple Trainings in all 8 Regions of the Continent and these reports above are only a Sample of What God is doing in Africa. There is reason for much joy!

Clair Ziolkowski reports on Beautiful Feet Ministries (BFM). (DCI Partner) The message of God’s love and grace is what BFM carries in every meal that is supplied, every teddy bear, blanket, pillowcase dress or boy’s shorts that are handed out, our Pastoral resources DCI training and all that we do in Africa and in Syria. This is the heart of BFM, reaching the lost and equipping those who can reach them.

The 3-classroom school that BFM funded, has been completed, furnished with desks, and classes have begun.

In Malawi and Mozambique, our motorcycle evangelists are working hard, conducting evangelistic crusades and 2 more churches were started in April in Mozambique where less than 1% are reached with the Gospel.

Our Sask to Syria project, started by Ehab and Rabab, is now working on their relief food baskets for war- torn Syria. What food there is, costs 55 times more than pre-war prices. 1/3 of the children in Syria are suffering from malnutrition.

Good News! BFM will be receiving 1,000 Global Study Bibles at no charge from a very generous publisher! This is about $75,000 worth of quality study bibles. BFM was also approved to receive 18 Jesus Film backpacks, also at no charge, worth about $45,000!! These backpacks come with a projector, screen, solar panels and in the needed languages. Praise the Lord!

Junisia Angihan reports on DCI Northern Philippines:
Joan Dugyonon-Apgo gave discipleship training to the youth group. 7 churches took the discipleship training. 107 (75 people completed Dynamic Basic, and 32 are studying Dynamic Discipling). The missionaries will help them make disciples in their Churches in remote villages.

Frontier Ministries of LTC in Myanmar DCI trainer Yongkon reports on outreach for April and May:

970 people were reached with the gospel,
170 received Jesus Christ as their Savior,
47 were baptized and 15 more ready to be baptized.
2 Women’s seminars and
2 Spiritual Awakening Crusades were conducted, and
7 new Churches were recently started in Myanmar.

These are particularly challenging times politically in Myanmar and we praise God that He is reaching out to these people who are so hungry to know Him. There are 3 Evangelists who each need $130. per Month for their salary. And $130. per Month for Nonmutsupha the new Women’s Ministry Coordinator’s salary. Plus, there is an urgent need for $1,500. for a motorbike to get them into the villages.

In so many countries they are doing so much with so little!

Are you or someone you know looking for a place to donate that will give you a Great Eternal Return on Investment (EROI)? God is giving us the opportunity to transform Nations! Would you like to help make this happen? Could you make a special donation at this time? Any amount you give to meet these needs would be a great blessing!

To give you more information I have prepared a Catalogue of Investment Opportunities that would open many doors for strategic ministry. I am asking for your help. Please see that catalogue here.

So, please let me know when we could meet and share with you and/or with them.
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

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Giving Opportunities

People of Vision I thank you for the privilege to share with you the vision that God has put into the hearts of the following leaders who started small, but with a God size vision. God has blessed exponentially! We invite you to join us to expand even further what God is doing to reach every person with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the reproduction of equipped witnessing disciples.

Here is the full PDF letter:

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Global Report – February 2021

DCI Global Report – February 2021
Needing Hope – Finding Jesus!

“With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (The Message)
Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

2020 was a challenging year for sure, but through it all, God has been faithful! Mary and I are doing well. I have mostly recovered from the stroke that I experienced one year ago on March 7, 2020.

We wondered how COVID-19 would affect our donations this past year. God has been gracious to us and we were able to end the year with all obligations met. DCI Ministry continues to grow rapidly. Now we have many new requests. We greatly value your continuing support!

I wish I had 20 more years to be a part of this ministry, but Mary and I are in the process of transitioning our responsibilities over to younger leaders.

I have been meeting with Kervin Raugust who is volunteering his time until DCI can provide an income for him. We are working together to develop new materials especially for pastors and church planters. As I transition out, the plan is for him to be the DCI Global Training Director.

We are also praying for someone to take over for Mary who can manage the office and finances. We have purchased a Donor Software program that will make it easier to transition to a new person. The cost of the software is $2,000.

Also, we are in the process of establishing a partnership between DCI and BFM (Beautiful Feet Ministries). Directors, Clair and Verle Zoilkowski have applied to join our DCI staff and would serve as Interim Ministry Coordinators.

I will continue as DCI, Executive Director until we get everything set-up and operating well.

DCI has thrived this past year even with COVID-19 restrictions. 2021 looks to be even more amazing!

We will continue to develop each country where we serve but will focus mostly on Africa this coming year.

I received the following report from Dr. Simeon Oyugi who is our African Director. He shares what he and his team have accomplished in the previous three weeks. I know you will be encouraged:

God is moving forward mightily in Africa, saving many souls. Now, training materials and more translations are really needed. 700 of our Discipleship books used to last three months, now they are gone within 3 weeks!

Dr. Simeon Oyugi has been used by God to expand the DCI ministry into several new countries in 2020.
He has the 8 Regional Leaders he needs and 33 of the 54 National Leaders are in place. Mostly volunteers.

  1. African Director – Dr. Simeon Oyugi
  2. Regional Directors)
    a) East Africa – Apostle Michael Odhiambo
    b) Horn Of Africa – Mr. Dawit Mirany
    c) West Africa (English) – Apostle Samuel Asante Carr
    d) West Africa (French) – Rev. Ekien Patriarch
    e) Southern Africa – Rev. Luke Buyeya
    f) South Africa – Pastor Joseph Shondlana
    g) Central Africa – Apostle Wilson Esambe
    h) Northern Africa – Sister Mervast Safwat
  3. National Directors (East Africa)
    a) Kenya – Pastor Fredrick Omondi
    b) Uganda – Apostle Rogers Sirwada
    c) Tanzania – Pastor Amon Sikombe
    d) Rwanda – Apostle Fred Muyimba
    e) Burundi – Pastor Amiable Izere
    f) South Sudan – Pastor Obang Olumo
  4. National Directors (Southern Africa)
    a) Zambia – Rev. Desdelius Musuka
    b) Mozambique – Pastor Joshua Kapuyi
    c) Namibia – Pastor Favour Chitindi
    d) DR Congo – Pastor Norman Ciel
  5. National Directors (Central Africa)
    a) Cameroon – Rev. Biaka Amina
  6. National Directors (English West Africa)
    a) Ghana – Apostle Samuel Asante Carr
    b) Nigeria – Rev. Raymond Opara
    c) Niger – Pastor Ilia Djadi
    d) Gambia – Pastor Joseph Bangura
    e) Guinea Conakry – Pastor John Kimbay
    f) Sierra Leone – Pastor Saidu Dumbuya
    g) Liberia – Pastor Chris Moore
  7. National Directors (French West Africa)
    a) Ivory Coast – Pastor Francois Kaho
    b) Burkina Faso – Pastor Viedielbeogo Awa
    c) Benin Republic and Togo – Later on,
    Not Accessible Now (because of internet)
  8. National Directors (The Horn Of Africa)
    a) Ethiopia – Brother Gezu Mossissa
    Assistant – Brother MekibibAtilabachew
    b) Eritrea – Brother Afework Gebreeyesus
    c) Djibouti – Brother Abdalla Mohamed Afar
    d) Somali Land – Somali FBL0820 (Nameless for Security Purposes)
  9. National Directors (South Africa)
    a) South Africa – Pastor Colins Zibobo
    b) Lesotho – Bishop Daniel Makutsoane
  10. National Coordinators (Arabic Northern Africa)
    a) Tunisia – Ahmed Tunisia
    b) Algeria – Kamal Algeria
    c) Morocco – Paul & Mohamed

These leaders are equipping and serving many churches in their countries to disciple their people who are establishing Life/Discovery Groups in their communities with unchurched family and friends. Because of so many changed lives, Life Groups and Discovery Groups are reproducing to many generations of groups in each of the 33 countries,
It is impossible to keep count!

This is an incredible opportunity to expand God’s Kingdom across Africa! The Strategy is working, and the time is Now!

This report may seem to be an exaggeration because here in North America we are not used to such overwhelming results, but God is using YOU to transform these countries and we praise Him for you and for your continued prayers and financial support of DCI!

Some immediate needs are:
$2,000 for Donor Software program for the Canadian Office
$340/month Support for a new DCI Coordinator in India:

Dr. Oyugi has prepared a budget for the DCI African ministry for 2021 of $145,000 or $12,085/Monwhich is reasonable considering all that is happening in Africa. We have some regular support that comes in each month for Simeon and DCI Africa team, but the following needs are not covered.

Immediate needs for Simeon and his family and the DCI ministry are:
$1,600: Living expenses for Simeon’s rent and DCI office expenses for February and March
$1,000: Food (it is in short supply and very expensive) for Simeon’s family for March
$850: Translation of our DCI materials into Arabic for Northern Africa
$1,300: Translation of our DCI materials into Kiswahili
$1,700: Translation of our DCI materials into French

All these needs must be met to continue the great mandate that God has called us to accomplish.

God is giving us the opportunity to transform Africa! Would you like to help make this happen? Could you make a special donation at this time?

Any amount you could give to meet these needs would be a great blessing!
We are preparing a fund-raising presentation and planning to meet with potential investors. Do you know anyone who would be interested in investing in this very worthwhile endeavor? If so, let me know and I would be happy to meet with them.

Your tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the addresses below, or by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account, 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 and God bless all of you who give so faithfully!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
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

Here is this letter with graphics in PDF: Feb 2021 Global Report

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Christmas Letter from Al and Mary

Dear Family and Friends,

There are still a few days until Christmas so I thought I would share an overview of this past year.

Some of the regular things we keep involved in; Al visits with and mentors 7 men on analmost weekly basis. He also is busy keeping in touch with our International staff and fund raising for their needs. Mary and our daughter Lynn attend Bible Study Fellowship weekly. Of course, with Covid coming that has switched to meeting via Zoom. Mary keeps busy doing the bookwork for DCI and helping out Zizina and her family where needed…

Download and read the Middleton’s family letter with photos here: Christmas 2020

 

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Global Report – November, 2020

PDF edition with photos: Nov 2020 Global Report

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

Mary and I want to say thank you for your love for us and your many prayers. We will be celebrating 59 years of marriage on November 17. Our children Lynn, Mark and Joan are all married, and we have 8 grandchildren, 5 are married and we have 6 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. We are so blessed to see our family walking with the Lord. They are all staying healthy. We are in Good health now for our age. Mary is feeling much stronger and I have basically recovered after my stroke in March. We are so grateful to have so many people all over the world praying for us.

We will continue to be involved as we mentor new leaders, but it is time to turn the ministry leadership over to younger people. God is raising-up several very qualified leaders. I would ask you to pray that we will experience God’s wisdom as DCI moves forward into the future. We have great confidence that God will continue to guide us and DCI in the years ahead! He has always been so faithful!

Romans 5:5 (NIV) says; “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us”.
The gracious gift of hope is secured on the unchangeable and unconditional love of God, which He poured into our hearts by His Spirit, when we first trusted Christ’s finished work on Calvary. The love of God was poured out in great measure when we first believed, and it grows into an ever-deepening awareness of God’s great love for us, which remains the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/romans-5-5

In these desperate and confusing times people are searching for hope and many are finding Jesus!

Africa: All over Africa the hunger for God is growing rapidly, and DCI Trainers are trying to develop more and more Pastors and leaders in each country who can equip their people to share the gospel with those who are so open to receive God’s love!

Dr. Simeon Oyugi reports: “It is good to note that after I did the Training in Liberia with Bishop Melton and his group, that later on they invited Bishop Ekien to their country and he was trained there and caught the vision of DCI and moved with passion and began training others. Bishop Ekien is reaching out to French speaking countries in Africa. So far, he has trained the following leaders:

  • 2 leaders in Burkina Faso.
  • 73 leaders in Togo.
  • 275 leaders in Benin Republic
  • 238 in Ivory Coast.

They will each be training other leaders. This is a great breakthrough! DCI is spreading its wings in West Africa. Especially in the French speaking countries. God has just added to DCI many more leaders who are responsible, reliable and can be trusted with Discipleship and the training of Trainers. I rejoice to have on my team such a man as Bishop Ekien with such a deep commitment towards Discipleship.”

Hans and Elly Timmerman’s team in Malawi: “The reports we get from our 3 DCI National Staff continues to tell us of the multiplication of Life Groups, of people being saved, and the work spreading into other villages and towns. The growth is exponential! The map that we kept for a while has quickly shown us that we cannot keep up with the growth. But we have a Father who can! He knows where every Life Group is, He knows every Life Group Leader and every Coach all over Malawi and beyond. He knows every individual who has surrendered his/her heart to Him; they are, after all, His children!”

This is a great problem to have and I praise God for their wonderful work and the many lives that God has changed there in Malawi.

In Zambia, East Africa, Wilson a new DCI trainer working with Clair Zoilkowski of Beautiful Feet Ministries (DCI partners), is finding an overwhelming response to the Spontaneous Disciple Making Workshop.
He Reports on the DCI mission trip: “This training is one of out of ten I cannot forget, we had at least 270 people from different denominations and this included the Roman Catholics. This gave me a picture of what heaven will be like. I started teaching on the 21st October, and I was helped by Pastor Kelvin Mwanza one of the pastors I have trained to teach the DCI Spontaneous Discipleship Making. He did an exceptional work. Unfortunately, I had a tire bust on my way back upon running onto a small stump, I immediately changed it and as soon as I reached the town, I bought another one to replace it.

We conducted a total of 6 DCI training sessions between October 21 and November 8, 2020.

Nov.6 to 8 we had a miraculous turn out, in Wankhala Village of Petauke, with people from as far as Mozambique and some local churches. I was expecting 250 to 300 people, but it turned out that we had over 900 hundred people, and the church became too small for us, so we had to take advantage of the shade outside. I could not believe what my eyes were seeing.”

Both Pastor Martin and Pastor Kelvin went back to their respective places, but I remained in Petauke to do another training. During this time, I was busy showing the Jesus film to some surrounding areas every night, and thousands of people gave their lives to Jesus Christ.”

Now the work begins as these trained pastors work together to implement the DCI strategy in their church and community by beginning Discovery Groups and reproducing those groups to many groups.

The people are so excited to learn how to reach out to their family and friends that it is difficult to limit the large numbers!

India and surrounding Countries: Harishchandra Binayak, Field Supervisor LTC/DCI Reports: What a privilege it is to partake in the Lord’s mission in bringing the message of hope and life to this lost world. Due to Covid 19 the mission works have been more challenging, yet by the grace of the Lord Jesus, our team never stopped working and He rewarded us with a good harvest of people accepting Jesus as their personal Savior, and many being baptized.

Thank you for your prayers and generous giving to the needs presented in the September Global Report. Because of your donations we were able to:

  1. Support 2 full time Evangelists to work with Pastor Yongkon Tsupa in Myanmar.
  2. Support for several full-time Church Planters in India.
  3. Provide funds for Printing DCI Materials for Rev. Richard Khum in Myanmar.
  4. Provide a Motor Bike for Dilip Singh in Bangladesh to share the gospel with people in the villages.
  5. Provide funds for printing DCI books for Nepal to disciple the many new Christians there.

Without your partnership these faithful staff would not be having the great ministries that they are having!

Year-end Donation: Could you consider a special gift at this time?
Your tax deductible donations can be mailed to the addresses below, or by signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account, or by bank e-transfer to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca or by donating online via credit card
in Canada through: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dynamic-churches-international/ or in the US through: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=680428994

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

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

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 – September, 2020

DCI Global Report – September, 2020

The Harvest is Plentiful!

Dear Faithful Friends and Ministry Partners,

In Luke 10:2 Jesus says; “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” It is Harvest Time!

I have been told that dry times (at the right time) can be good for a crop because it causes the plants to send their roots down deeper to find moisture. The result of this strong root system benefits the plant throughout the season producing a great harvest. Here in Western Canada the beautiful grain fields are ripening for harvest, and the farmers are working day and night to gather them in, but because of Covid-19 for many Christians in the Church, this is a dry season spiritually. Has this challenging time caused us to go deeper with God? Harvest time comes whether we are ready or not. Have we been growing strong in the Lord (with strong roots) so that we will produce a great harvest?

The pandemic has made it difficult for everyone including the Church, but God is busy growing His church and He is also raising up workers and preparing them for this season of Harvest!

I have just attended GACX MOMENTUM an online forum involving 4,000 leaders from 91 ministries in 127 countries. It was great to hear the testimonies of how the pandemic has accelerated the growth of the Church. For example: Sixty thousand new Churches have been planted recently in the Philippines, exceeding their goal, for a total of 120,000 churches by the end of 2020, and of how God is raising up a new generation of young people who are passionate about God and are reaching their peers with the good news of the gospel. Let us never forget that God is in control! He is mobilizing His Church!!

The following reports share a few examples of what God is doing through our DCI team:

Harish Binayak Coordinates DCI as part of the Leadership Training Centre (LTC) in India and surrounding countries. He reports on the following DCI Trainers:

Arunachal Pradesh, India/Myanmar:

The harvest is in full swing in South East Asia! Pastor Yongkon has been doing a great work in reaching out to the unreached people, even in this tough situation. He trained 7 young men for about a year and they will be graduating soon. DCI books were used in the training. In the past three months Pastor Yongkon with his team reached out to 453 people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Last week 44 people received Jesus Christ plus 5 more this week and all were baptized. Several new house fellowships were birthed. He needs 2 new trained Evangelists to help keep up with the response! The total cost would be $325 per month.

Yongkon, with the help of LTC, did relief work among the poorest people and gave them dried food. They also had a one-day children’s ministry and distributed clothes to the poor children. Continue to pray that they will reach many more communities with the Gospel.

Dilip Singha is also seeing a great harvest among the Muslim people in Bangladesh. He has an urgent need for a used motor bike to travel to their villages. The cost would be $1,300. Could you help reach these villages?

Experiences of Richard Khum, Myanmar;

From my ministry experience of about 30 years, my priority is to give proper training for teaching the Bible to those who will teach the word of God. Most pastors have only a 3-month course to be a preacher. They especially need training on how to make disciples and then to equip their disciples to reproduce to others what they have learned.

Experiences of Aung Kyi;

Persecution is heavy here! After becoming a Christian, brother Aung Kyi was cast out by his family and village.

But God is doing a mighty thing among them!

Aung Kyi has been preaching the Gospel among the Shan tribal group and tells the following:

First, he met the administrator of the village and after getting agreement from him he started to visit people house to house telling them about Jesus Christ. He met and prayed for some demon-possessed people and cast out evil spirits from them. The evil spirits know that Jesus in Aung Kyi is mightier than the spirits are and whenever he enters a house of possessed people they shout and cry loudly that he should not cast them out of them. Also, by the power of God many sick people were healed by his prayers so there is great interest in the Gospel and many people have received Christ through his preaching. Now he is reaching several other villages with this good news of the Gospel.

Richard says that the administrator of Pone Htun told him that you and brother Aung Kyi are the best ones to teach our young people how to live right, so please train us how to keep them from drugs and life-destroying habits. Thus, brother Aung Kyi was called Pastor by all the villagers and they gave him freedom from paying all taxes to the government and the armies.

The administrator asked me to celebrate Christmas at his village this year.

Experiences of Peter;

Christianity among the Palaung tribal group in Myanmar is very rarely seen. Because they are under the control of the Palaung army and they are not free to share the gospel, so the people never hear. Peter told us that the people are eagerly willing to read material in their own dialect. He also shared the need for more Palaung dialect speaking evangelists and missionaries. There are many thousands of Palaung people who have never heard the Gospel, not even once.

Africa:

Simeon Oyugi, our DCI African Director reports that there is great interest coming in from several more countries for DCI training. The people all over Africa are so hungry for God! The Pastors need training to equip their people to reach out to their community with the gospel and disciple those who receive Christ. Many people are coming to Christ and our Discipleship books get distributed to this growing number of new Christians.

Several countries are asking for more books. Cost for printing $6,500.

There are travel restrictions, but Simeon is doing what he can to train pastors and national leaders online. The Ethiopian DCI Director is asking for $325 for initial Wi-Fi set-up plus $40/month to maintain the connection so he can train Pastors in his country online. This would be a great investment in God’s Kingdom! Could you invest?

We are praying that God (the Lord of the Harvest) will raise-up workers for the Harvest. One way you can be a worker is to finance national leaders. They are trained and qualified and eager to serve God. They are also affordable. They know the language and culture and they are there now and ready to serve. You could help send them! They need your help to provide them with resources such as a modest income, travel expenses and materials.

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:

in Canada: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/dynamic-churches-international/ in the US: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=680428994

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

Al and Mary Middleton
Executive Director

PDF copy of this letter with images: Sept 2020 Global Report

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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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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