June 2022 Global Report

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
Jesus said, “go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20). In this Global Report I
will share examples from national leaders in Malawi under the direction of our
staff Hans and Elly Timmermans. God is transforming lives and churches through
their ministry of Making Disciples.

It is amazing how God can take ONE LIFE and bless so many!

NKHOTAKOTA FOLLOW-UP REPORT 2022 by John a national DCI leader in Zambia
We had a very exciting time at Nkhotakota this past week. This time we focused on Sani and Mwansambo. We were following-up on the work that Raphael started in 2018 and the work is now in the hands of John Mwafulirwa who is the main coach appointed by Raphael Hara, before he left Nkhotakota to go back to his home Village Baula where he is doing a great Job training leaders and establishing Multiplying Life Groups.

Raphael did an excellent work training John as a coach; we see that John is doing exactly the things we trained Raphael to do. The passing on principle has really worked well. By God’s grace John is establishing the discipleship work in Nkhotakota among the Muslim people.

So far John has more than five coaches under his leadership and lots of Life Groups in different areas, in Nkhotakota Sani, Linga, Kabamba Chipole, Matamangwe, and Mwansambo as well far places like Dwangwa, Salime. He will be travelling to Lilongwe Area where he has been invited by Pastor Shamestone Zimba to organize a-three-day leaders training with various leaders from Four Different Churches. In all these longdistance trainings the people that invite him do cover all the expenses including transport. John also has an assistant coach by the name Yesaya, he is from Kalibu Kwa Yesu Church (John belongs to the Anglican Church). John has been working with different Churches like, Kalibu Kwa Yesu, Cornerstone Church, Kingdom Gospel, Mission Internal, Heaven and Earth Church, Last Church, African Church, and African Abraham.

John has Nine Life Group Leaders who were once Muslims and after discipling them they decided to join the Life Groups. They openly confess that they are now Christians and have joined different churches. This is exactly what happens, Muslims receive Christ, and after being discipled, they come out into the open and tell the whole world that they are now Christians. We even had a chance to meet with one of the ladies that was a radical MusIim but now she is a Christian. When she heard that we were coming she volunteered to help us during the training. She is an amazing woman in her early 50s. Other leaders have also discipled Muslims who openly profess that they are now Christians. God is really at work in Nkhotakota.

We were encouraged to see that traditional Churches like African Abraham, Last Church, Anglican, African Yakobe are now becoming discipling Churches and sharing the gospel through the One-to-One Discipling approach. Some of these churches have been in Nkhotakota for decades but they have never been impactful in the Muslim community because they were not preaching the Gospel. Now with the DCI teachings they have been transformed as they adopt discipleship principles in their churches.
One of the churches we went to visit was the Mwasambo Anglican Church, we were blessed to see how they are fully involved in evangelism through One-to-One which is helping them win more souls to God’s Kingdom. When these new Christians receive Christ they attend a Life Group where they are fully discipled.

At Mwasambo we met with 11 Life Group leaders, and we had a great time of interacting and teaching.
Realizing that most people had the background of being raised under traditional churches, Caleb thought it would be wise to bring up the topic on salvation. The group was so happy to learn more about salvation and were encouraged after learning they can have the assurance of their salvation.
We carried into these communities about 400 Chichewa New Testament Bibles and Dynamic Basics
booklets, and we also handed out 150 Chichewa Dynamic Discipling booklets. People were very happy that they could have their own Bibles to read because it is very hard for people from Nkhotakota to find a Bible. So, we really thank God for all the supporters who make it possible that people can have their own free Bible, bringing the word of God into their homes is what is making all the difference in these areas. Thanks! John

Below is another exciting report from Caleb, a DCI Team member. This report is from last week’s travels to follow-up and further train the leaders.

When he went to his village in Mwansambo, he started doing One-to-One Discipleship going through the Dynamic Basics with the people in his community and formed a Life Group called Naliwomba Life Group. Out of that one Life Group, now there are ten Life Groups that have multiplied in that area of Mwansambo and beyond.

Among these ten Life Groups, there is one group called Masewe which is in Ntchisi about 25 km away from Mwansambo trading center. Benson commits himself to walking 25 km to and 25 km back to follow-up on this group.

Ntchisi is one of the central districts which are popularly known for NYAWU dance. This traditional dance unites the Chewa people in worshiping spirits. They also have a church called Chipembezo Cha Makolo (which means the religion of our ancestors) in respect to their traditional dance. In this religion young adults who have reached puberty are forced to join their religious leaders and camp with them for a week or so for counseling. Usually, they camp at the graveyard where there is a thick forest to easily connect with the ancestral spirits. This practice has kept many of the Chewa people away from the knowledge of the word of GOD and also academic knowledge because most of the time, they are attending to ritual practices.

But we thank GOD that by His grace and His plan of redemption, He allowed DCI One-to-One Discipleship lessons and Life Group Bible studies to be introduced in this area of Masewe in Ntchisi through Benson. He trained several people in One-to-One Dynamic Basics in this area. This has opened people of Masewe area to Salvation to the extent that even the senior Chief Kasakula and his wife are now attending the Life Group Bible studies.

Benson testified to us that he attended a Sunday service in one of the churches in this area and was amazed to see that the pastor of the church said that today I will not preach but instead we will have a Life Group Bible discussion. After the Bible discussion, the senior Chief Kasakula

Benson also said that most of these Nyawu people and young adults have now received Jesus Christ as their LORD and Savior and devotedly attend the Life Groups to become His disciple. This has brought great revival in their communities! Caleb

Hans says, “The result in these villages is that as Animists, Muslims, and even main line Christian churches come to faith in Christ, healing begins to take place in families and communities!”

Through the Life of Christ, People are transformed, Churches are transformed, and Communities are being transformed!

Your donations are making a big difference by enabling the gospel of Jesus to change the lives of so many people.

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 setting up at your Bank DCI as a recipient of e-transfers at 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.nfggive.org/donation/68-0428994

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

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Spring 2022 Global Update


Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
As I write this Global Report here from my home in Airdrie, Alberta Canada, it is starting to feel like Spring! Winter is often very hard! After a long cold winter, (that may not be over yet), the thoughts of spring bring hope of a brighter warmer time filled with outdoor adventures and happy times with family and friends. The feeling of Spring is in the air!

Our world has also gone through a long and often very hard time for 2 years. Like winter, it may not be over yet, but hope of a brighter time is in the air!

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-14 King Solomon wrote the following:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,  a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.  9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all their toil – this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure for ever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear (respect) him.”

Many countries of the world are still under restrictions that create hardships for those who depend on their daily meager income to survive. Thanks to several anonymous and special gifts totalling over $3,500.00 our partners were able to distribute food and other necessities to needy rural villages in India and Africa. Praise God for His provision!

In other places wars are devastating lives. Our hearts break over the loss of so many lives, and the destruction of many families.  All over the world as it is in Africa, we see both closures and openness, but the need for the gospel remains the same everywhere. Now is the time to go into countries where we can share the love of God.

I share the following projects with you for your prayers and to give you a great opportunity to participate with us in changing lives!

Dr. Simeon Oyugi our Africa Director is sending Bishop Michael Odhiambo Opiyo the DCI Regional Director in East Africa to conduct Dynamic Churches International Training Workshops in 4 countries.
He sends the following report:

“Bishop Michael will leave Kenya by bus. In each country he will be training trainers in two centres or towns. By the time he is finished, he will have trained DCI Trainers in 8 different communities.
He starts with Kigali in Rwanda and from there he goes to Goma and Bukavu in the D.R. Congo. To get from one to the other you must cross a lake that divides them. He then goes on to Bunjumbura in Burundi. There is a stand-off between Rwanda and Burundi, so their boarders are closed, So, after Bunjumbura in Burundi he returns to Goma, then to Bukavu, and then back to Kigali in Rwanda. The final 2 cities are Dar es Salem and Mwanza in Tanzania. Then he returns home in Kenya.
NOTE: Some training materials will be left with the Trainers in these countries for further DCI Training Workshops and the establishment of Discovery Groups. Sending materials by mail is very costly and that is why Bishop Michael will carry them with him on the bus.”

An Opportunity for you to Change Many Lives for Eternity:
To provide the training materials, and travel expenses, for Bishop Michael to conduct these DCI Training Workshops and establish disciple-making Churches in 8 communities in 4 countries we need your help with the following!

Details of the costs that need to be met:
• Printing of 4,000 Discipleship and training Books plus Certificates = $7,000.
(About half of the books will be used for this trip. It is aways much cheaper per book to print in larger volume.) The rest of the books will be used for upcoming Workshops in other countries.
• 4 PVR Tests as he passes through 4 countries = $350.
• Travel by bus to 4 countries = $620.
• 3 months House rent for Simeon’s family = $2,400.
• 3 months DCI Office rent = $600.
• Total amount needed to equip many pastors to develop disciple-making Churches sending their people to their community to share the gospel. = $10,970.

Would you please Pray for this strategic trip?
• Pray and thank God for Bishop Michael, for his availability to serve Pastors and church leaders from many different denominations in Rwanda, D.R. Congo, Burundi and Tanzania.
• Pray for his safe travel.
• Pray that the Pastors and leaders will have receptive hearts to his teaching in the equipping workshop.
• Pray that those who get equipped will begin Discovery Groups and equip other churches and establish many Disciple-Making Churches in these 8 communities in 4 countries.
• Pray that God will supply these much-needed funds for the printing and travel expense and that your heart would be open to God if He prompts you to give. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Many ways to give:
• Your tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the addresses below.
• You can sign up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account (ask us for the form).
• You can set up Dynamic Churches Int’l as a payee for e-transfers via online banking to dcimiddleton@shaw.ca
• You can donate 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
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

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Global Report – December, 2021

Reproducing Disciples and Churches!

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,
What was God the Father thinking when He sent His Son into our very messy world? John 3:16 is not often thought of as a Christmas verse, but it says it all so clearly! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The first Christmas came to our world when it was dominated by the Roman Empire. Caesar considered himself to be God and if you didn’t worship him you were fed to the lions. The early Church who refused to worship Caesar were forced into hiding in the catacombs. It was a very hard time for them, but they were so filled with peace and joy that many people wanted to know the God they knew and every day many more people became Christians and were added to the Church (Apparently 50% of the people in the Roman empire became followers of Jesus Christ).

Today, Christmas 2021, the world is still a very messy place! Attacks on the Christian faith are increasing. Life is still very hard, and many Christians are living under extreme persecution. Just like back in the first century many people are finding peace and joy when they find Jesus. As a result, their family and friends are wanting to know Him also!

What a great privilege it has been for Mary and me to witness God building His global Church. Jesus left us with a plan to expand His Kingdom and grow His Church (Believers/Disciples). It is simply stated in Matthew 28:18-20;
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”

It was a very large task in Jesus’ day, but today it is huge with over 7.8 billion people in our present world. It is important to have a plan. It need not be complicated, and God’s plan is not complicated! DCI is a very small part of all that God is doing, but we plan to follow Jesus’ plan, “go and make disciples of all nations”. His plan is so huge that it can only happen if God does it, and Jesus promised “I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. He has been with us so far and He will continue to be as we follow Him.

Our Vision for 32 years has been:
“To have reached every person with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the reproduction of equipped witnessing disciples.”

We equip National leaders to disciple the national church in each nation of the world.
We encourage each leader, at every level to disciple no more than 5 to 10 other leaders to ensure that life change is happening in their relationship. What would that look like on a global scale?
The following is an example that we are presently implementing in Africa: We have:
1 DCI Continental Director – Dr. Simeon Oyugi disciples the Regional Directors
8 DCI Regional Directors each disciple 5-6 DCI National Directors
37 of the 54 needed National Directors are in place and discipling Area Trainers
Many Area Trainers each disciple 5 to 10 Community Trainers (depending on the population)
Many Community Trainers disciple Pastors who disciple their people
Many national Churches are implementing the DCI Strategy (See the strategy on the following page)

In Africa Simeon’s Goal is to Reach 1 billion people with the gospel. He will need:
2 million Equipped Disciple-Making Churches each reaching a community of 500 people = 1 billion
2 million paid pastors (or 5-Fold Ministry Teams of 5 volunteer leaders = 10 million leaders)
Present response to the gospel of 65% could result in 650 million receiving Christ as their Savior
About 43 million Discovery Group (DG) leaders needed to disciple 450 million new Christians and
30 million Discover Spiritual Family (DSF) leaders to disciple them to lead their own DG or DSF.

Is it Possible? Can the Great Commission be accomplished in Africa? Is this the way to do it?
Each equipped disciple is encouraged to equip other disciples to do what they have learned to do. Our simple and cost-effective materials and strategy are needed, working, and changing lives!

The following explains our Strategy for a Church to become a disciple-making Church.
Like a Venturi Tube (Jet Engine) we attract new people, develop them to maturity, equip them and send them out to reproduce many more disciples.


You can see that the Vision and Goal for Africa is beyond our ability to do! But Jesus can and Jesus is building His Church and expanding His Kingdom and He will continue to do so to the end of the age!

Why? Why would God send His Son into our messy world – and why would Jesus agree to come into our messy world? He came because it brought Him joy when He looked ahead and saw the great blessing His death would provide for so many of us who believe. We would receive forgiveness of our sins and the gift of His amazing Eternal Life. That life He gave us enables us to live with power here on earth and with Him in heaven!

Hebrews 12:2 NIV-UK says, “fixing our eyes on Jesus who …for the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

At this special time of year when we celebrate Jesus coming into our world, let me ask you, have you received Jesus as your Savior? If yes, then are you living and enjoying the Eternal Life He came to give you? And are you actively pursuing His passion for our lost world? If you would have to say no to any of these questions, then I encourage you to open the PowerPoint attached to this email.

This is a Christmas Gift to you from Mary and me to say thank you for your love, prayers, and generous donations over the years. It is a new 4 session PowerPoint presentation I have just completed titled “Jesus as My Life”. Be sure to open it up to full screen by clicking on this icon at the lower right-hand corner of your screen and click through each slide. You may want to share this with family and friends.

Many of you receiving this letter have been a part of our DCI team for years, and through your prayers and financial investments in Dynamic Churches International you are having an amazing ministry partnering with our National DCI Trainers. We thank each one of you for your generosity and faithfulness!

I have sought God for direction all through the years, and I am confident that the Strategy God gave us is a vital part of what the Global Church needs today! There is still so much to do, and we are trusting God to bless you so you can help us provide the needed training materials and ministry expenses essential for the accomplishment of this Amazing Opportunity! People’s hearts are open to receive the life of Jesus currently like no time in history!

Ways to Donate:
Mail: Your tax-deductible donations can be mailed to the addresses below
PAP: Sign up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) to be deducted from your bank account (ask us for the form)
E-Transfer: In your bank account set up DCI as an e-transfer recipient to dcioffice@shaw.ca
Online: see our Donate page 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

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October 2021 Global Update

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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, 2021

Needing Hope – Finding Jesus!

See the PDF file with photos:

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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