Invitation: Commissioning Service, March 25th!

Dear Ministry Partners and Friends,


This is your invitation to the Commissioning Program to officially install Pastor Sunday Obidogun as the new Executive Director of Dynamic Churches International. We will celebrate what God has done and our plans for the future of DCI under the new leadership of Sunday Obidogun.

When: Saturday March 25th

Time: 10:00 am

Where: Centre Street Church, BEARSPAW CAMPUS

33 Damkar Court, Rockyview County, AB T3L 0H4.

Refreshments will be provided.

We would love to have you join us in person for this special occasion. Space is limited so register early!

If you can’t attend in person, we are making arrangements to livestream it and will provide a link closer to the date. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this momentous occasion.

RSVP if you can attend in person to:

or Register on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Al and Mary Middleton
Dynamic Churches

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Global Report, March 2023

“Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants”

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

As the Children of Israel were about to go into the promised land God told them “I will give you every place where you set your foot.” (Joshua 1:3)

God has led DCI into many countries and given us access to the people in each one. We continue to be amazed by the great work He is doing!

Here are some recent reports from Simeon Oyugi

We have one of the most exciting news reports from the horn of Africa covering Djibouti, Eritrea, Somali, South Sudan and Ethiopia. (Find these countries on this map below.)

We finally have 4 active Trainers in these countries which are very resistent to the gospel.

DCI Trainers go into these countries from Ethiopa, and as soon as they are done the training, they get back home before they are discovered. The training equips the leaders in these countries to expand to other national leaders so that the work of God will continue to grow.

Keep them in your prayers always, for God’s protection against persecution and murder as Christians are killed when they are found.

We also have an exciting report from Uganda, under the leadership of the DCI Director of Training, Apostle Joseph Elton Mabirizi. In 2018, Simeon conducted a DCI Training Workshop there with a few Pastors. Today, the DCI work in Uganda has grown to 924 churches under his leadership and influence. Many of these churches are new Church Plants!

Currently Apostle Mabirizi chairs two Fellowships of Pastors in Uganda because of the trust they have in him.

West Kampala Pastors Fellowship with over 86 churches represented, and Friends of Revival Pastors Fellowship with over 100 Pastors. He is also the advisor of the Born Again Faith Organisation in Uganda.

One more report from DCI Africa, this time from Ghana under the leadership of Bishop James Obeng. In 2018, Simeon did Training there, with only one church. Today there are a total of 25 Churches trained and implementing the Disciple-Making Process in their church and community.

Pray for Bishop Obeng’s wife. She has type 2 diabetes and has ulcers on her leg.

This practical Equipping causes Explosive Growth and there is a lot of that going on! Praise God!

DCI Africa is on the move and what God is doing is Unstoppable.

Do you want to be a vital part of what God is doing? You are invited to join Him!

God works through His people as they Pray and Invest in His Kingdom!

Hans and Elly Timmermans and Malawi Team Report: (Find Malawi on the map above)

The man in the picture is Zaccheus Nyirenda a village headman. A woman who was discipled by one of the people we trained, started a Life Group in his area and Zaccheus started attending. He trusted Jesus for salvation during one of our Life Group follow-up meetings at Mulewera in the Euthini region. After he trusted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, he was filled with joy and happiness for the peace of the Lord that filled his heart. Later he was given someone to disciple him and he received a Bible and a Dynamic Basics booklet.

So far, there are over 37 active Life Groups and over 41 leaders have been trained in this area. This is really an explosive growth experience that we are witnessing in this region. The DCI team started to work in Euthini in 2012, but for some reason the work didn’t survive. We decided to stop going there, instead we used our time and resources to go to other places where the teaching is well received and implemented. But we never gave up on Euthini and we continued praying for this region. We found pastor Manda who came from Ekwendeni (where the DCI Team had trained and equipped leaders and pastors).

Most people in Euthini who call themselves Christians do not really understand what that means. Most are double worshipers, they worship God, and they also worship the spirits of their ancestors. Many people still practice rituals – drinking blood of goats and chickens.

Lives are being changed as traditional practices are abandoned by those that have come to faith in Christ through One-to-One Discipleship. And seeing all these 37 Life Groups that started within a year’s time is a great encouragement to us and to the body of Christ. This is a testimony to what God is doing in this area.

Praise and Urgent Prayer Requests:

□ As you can read from these reports the work in Malawi is seeing much amazing fruit. God is blessing the work in souls saved and we rejoice. But we need help. Right now we are short about 20% for the monthly expenses. Would you help? Perhaps a one-time gift or a monthly commitment? Thanks for your prayers and financial help. Hans and Elly Timmermans for the DCI Malawi Team.

□ Simeon’s ministry continues to grow rapidly and his living costs are increasing. Please ask God if He would have you become a monthly financial partner with him to meet his growing urgent need.

□ The transitioning over to Sunday Abidogun the new Executive Director is going well. I, Al, am still very involved in finetuning the resourses and expanding our curriculum to include equipping for Church Planters. Sunday wants the new material to carry the same vision and philosophy that DCI has been passionate about from the beginning.

□ We need to find someone to take over the Office Administration from Mary. Please pray! We trust that God has been preparing someone for years that He knows will be the perfect person for this vital responsibility.God works through His people as they Pray and Invest in His Kingdom!

Your tax-deductible donations can be made:

• By mail to the addresses below
• By signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account (ask us for the form)
• By setting up DCI as an e-transfer payee recipient at:
• By donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:

• By donating online via credit card in the US through Network for Good:

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

Dynamic Churches International
164 Stonegate Close NW, Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2
Canada P/F: (403) 912-4438 C: (403)-620-1058

USA: PO Box 3431, Vista, CA 92085-3431

Web site:

DCI Global Report March 2023: PDF edition with map and photos:

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DCI Global Report, December 2022

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r when we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy!

Mary and I wish you a Christmas filled with this Comfort and Joy! We often think of Christmas as a time of Joy, and it is! As we gathered our family to celebrate Christmas we had so much to be thankful for, and seeing each one and especialy the little children enjoying each other brings joy to our hearts.

But it is also because of the coming of Jesus Christ that we can experience great Comfort. Christmas reminds us of loved ones who are no longer wih us, and while we are saddened by their passing we are also joyful because we know they are now at home with their Lord!

“Well Done My Good and Faithful Servants”

Clair Zoilkowsi along with his wife Verle have led the Beautiful Feet Ministry (a partner with DCI). Clair has travelled to several countries in Africa to distribute shipping container loads of needed goods to the very poor, orphans and elderly people. He also took Bibles and study books for pastors. Clair and the Beautiful Feet Ministry team have been able to share the Gospel message using the Jesus Film projectors in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, DR Congo and now Uganda. They have trained and provided Jesus Film equipment and motorbikes for many evangelists and they have used the DCI strategy to equip Pastors who plant Churches to care for and disciple the many thousands of people who have received Jesus Christ.

Clair returned on November 14th from a two week trip to Uganda, so excited about the team assembled there and all that had been accomplished. 21 men and women were trained in the DCI training program and another team was trained in how to use the Jesus Film projectors to share the love of God with their own people. Here is a link to a video of Clair preaching during this trip:

Only a week after Clair got back, he became quite ill and was admitted to hospital on Nov 22 with pneumonia and bacterial endocarditis. Other complications developed in spite of the best care available. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that Clair’s heavenly graduation took place Friday, Dec 9th. “Well done my good and Faithful servant…” were the words that I know he heard as he was greeted by Jesus in Heaven.

Verle (Clair’s wife) communicated the following about Clair:
Psalm 39:5 says, “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.” (NIV)

Clair lived his life in a way to make every day and moment count. His greatest desire was to live each day serving his Lord and Saviour, in whatever form that took. His calling was to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, coming to earth as a Babe, dying on a cruel cross for our sins, so that we could one day stand before God, pure and blameless, and share eternity with Him.

The above is the Good News that Beautiful Feet Ministry (BFM) wants to share with everyone, especially those in Africa. Clair’s heart for the people of Africa had taken him down roads that no vehicle has travelled on; into remote villages only accessible by walking paths; looking into the eyes of people that have never seen a white person; sharing the message of God’s unconditional love with people that have never known such love.

Clair’s Legacy will carry on in these countries and on into eternity! We Praise God for his life! Please pray for Clair’s wife Verle and the family and for God’s leading into what the future holds for BFM. A celebration of Clair’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec 17th at 2pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Saskatoon. There will also be a YouTube Link later.

It is good that Jesus brought us Comfort as well as Joy!

In our last Global Report, we told you the amazing story of Rev Dismus Onjula. He had a church of 150 people meeting in a Tent. After the DCI Training, they outgrew the Tent. They are now building a facility what will accommodate over 1000 people in a single service. Besides this their Church has planted 8 new churches and were in the process of planting more. Simeon said, “Rev. Dismus Onjula is a real DCI champion!”

Kenya has been experiencing severe drought and now there is an outbreak of meningitis which is killing people rapidly. Sadly, Simeon wrote, “Rev. Dismus died December 1 because of meningitis. This is a big loss for my DCI Africa team here in Kenya.”

Please pray for Dismus’ wife Dolphin, their daughters Grace and Praise and son Israel. Also keep Simeon in prayer because he has to play numerous rolls at every stage of the funeral that will be a six hour drive away from Nairobi.

As Mary and I were doing our Bible reading a couple of days ago, the following verse and prayer were shared. They seemed so relevant to the needs at this time. Please pray this for the families of these dear men, Dismus and Clair, and also pray for Simeon and his family as they serve Dismus’ family and comfort this growing church.

Psalm 126: 5 says: “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.”

“Father, you are a good and gracious God. Only you would think to offer the blessing of joy in exchange for the pain of our tears. Thank you for not shaming us for our tears, but instead considering them so valuable that you would keep them in your bottle. What the enemy intends for evil, in your loving kindness, you use for our good and for your glory. Help us to keep our eyes on you, for therein is the fullness of joy. In Jesus’s name, Amen.”

The Life of Christ living through both Clair Ziolkowski and Rev. Dismus Onjula has touched so many people, transforming them, for a life of Comfort and Joy here on earth and for eternity!

Praise and Urgent Prayer Requests:
▪ Pray for the bereaved families of Clair and Dismus
▪ Pray for God to provide $13,000. for November and December monthly allowance for DCI Staff in India and Africa,
▪ Pray for funds for funeral expenses and travel for Simeon.
▪ Ask God if He wants you to help with these needs. Any amount toward this would be a great blessing!

Your tax-deductible donations can be made:
• By mail to the addresses below
• By signing up for pre-authorized payments (PAP) from your bank account (ask us for the form)
• By setting up DCI as an e-transfer recipient to
• By donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:
• By donating online via credit card in the US through Network for Good:

Thank you and may you be blessed by God’s comfort and joy now and throughout 2023!

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
Web site:

Download the PDF edition of this letter: December 2022 Global Report:

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Global Report – October, 2022

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV) says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

In this Global Report I will feature Dr. Simeon Oyugi, our DCI Continental Director for Africa who shares a few examples of the many good things God is doing across Africa through his ministry.

Simeon conducted an outreach to Children and over 200 of them welcomed Jesus in their lives and hearts. It brought a different feeling of joy as they celebrated in a song saying, Jesus is becoming bigger and bigger in their style and dance. So we are not just DCI today, we are also DCI tomorrow progressively through the lives of children opening their hearts for Jesus.

Simeon shares a Report of the work of Rev. Wilson Esambe our DCI Regional Director in Central Africa:

“When I (Simeon) was in Cameroon in 2018, he had only one Church. But after the DCI Training, he decided to Train his leaders to plant churches.
By today he has planted 7 Churches in total across that region.
In Duala, Cameroon he has planted 5 churches.

Here in the picture (see the PDF copy below), he is renovating an old building for the 5th Church, and he is requesting partners to help with $300 to enable him close in the ceiling to keep the dust and mosquitoes from getting inside the building.”

DCI East Africa Report:
“In Mbeya town in Tanzania. Pastor Eliud Amon successfully conducted a Discovery Group and had ten people giving their lives to Jesus Christ. He trained them on the value of Water Baptism, and they were all Baptized. As a result of implementing the DCI Discovery Group strategy, his church which was not growing, started experiencing huge growth with multiple expansions.

Because of this rapid growth, several leaders came from other regions to experience what was happening in this Church. Now those leaders are training and reproducing leaders to plant new churches back in their areas through the Discovery Group model. We bless God for this Growth.” Jesus Living Through His Disciples!

DCI Kenya, Africa Report:

“Rev. Dismus Onjula had a church of 150 people meeting in a tent. After the DCI Training by using our model of the Discovery Groups, the Church has reproduced Disciples and they soon outgrew the tent. They later bought land and they are now building a church that will accommodate over 1000 people in one single service.

They have completed the foundation of the building, put up the pillars and recently they poured the slab floors. The Church is trusting God to provide and bring this dream of filling this building into reality.
The rapid growth of the Church is the result of the DCI Training. Currently, they are having services underneath this structure. We give God all the glory for what He is doing and continues to do here in Africa.”

Simeon asks for prayer: “Pray for Kenya, we are experiencing drought and heat waves we have never seen for the last 40 years. It is killing people and animals at an extremely high rate. Kenya experienced this in 1982 and the effects were quite devastating. So, keep us in your prayers and we hope it will not spread to our children’s schools.”

Also, there is an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda. If it spreads to Kenya, it can affect half of our population, so kindly take it to prayer also.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support. You are a huge part of this ministry. We together with you are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!
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 or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:

or in the US through Network for Good:

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

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

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Global Report – September, 2022

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

Hebrews 13:20-21 is a prayer of blessing. I pray this for you, our faithful Staff and Trainers worldwide and for all of you who are committed to doing God’s will.

“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever”.

This Global Report will focus on the amazing work of the Leadership Training Centre (LTC), in India and their ministry on the China, Myanmar and India border, plus several urgent prayer requests.

Ramananda and Darshini Meitei – Imphal, Manipur reports:

Al and Mary, we are happy to inform you that our coworkers/evangelists are so faithfully and committedly serving our almighty God by preaching, sharing, witnessing and most importantly by continuing to make disciples with new believers in Christ in their own respective assigned fields.

Two weeks ago, I gave two full days Discipleship training to 87 young energetic youth from different churches. Oh! That was indeed wonderful and very effective. The youth were very excited to apply the lessons they learned. The Pastors expressed their gratitude that many of the youth are using DCI materials and continuing discipleship among the other youths as they were taught.

They said the DCI materials and teaching have become an eye opener for all of us.
Recently I was conducting training with pastors and church leaders from neighboring Churches. I was sharing with PowerPoint about, “What is a Church and How to Grow it? I introduced our DCI materials. They were indeed excited and invited me again for a longer DCI leadership training.

Here I am sharing the “Ultimate Purpose of the CHURCH On This Earth” in one of the most crowded churches in Manipur. Responses were amazing. Please let us continue to pray that the SPIRIT of GOD will continue to work in them and that the Kingdom of God will continue to expand in every heart, every day and everywhere.

I am happy to let you know that 17 new believers have been given water baptism, and another 14 new believers are also ready to be baptized by the end of this year.
It brings great joy and blessing to see God touching many lives in and through our lives and ministries and witnessing many people repenting and rededicating their whole beings to the Lord!

Al and Mary, please pray for us as we are experiencing great challenges and heavy persecution in our state!

I am so happy to share and let you know that, though we face so many problems and difficulties, trials and temptations in life and ministry, our God’s faithfulness endures all the time and His grace abounds in all our lives and is much greater than our problems and difficulties.

Thank you so very much for your wonderful partnership, love, concern and financial supports for me and my family and most importantly for the expansion of God’s kingdom. Please continue to pray for us so that your investment for the Kingdom will not be in vain.- Ramananda and Darshini

China, Myanmar, India (CMI) Border Ministry
Moala and Alem for LTC ministries report: This update is on the ministry of Mr. Yongkong and his team.

Many ministries such as:
1. School of Evangelism (SOE) with 16 students currently.
2. Door-to-door evangelism and new house fellowships.
3. Planted 9 churches. Baptism to 120 new believers.
4. The SOE graduates take care of planted churches.
5. DCI training in all the planted churches by Yongkong.
6. Women’s ministry through Mrs. Yongkong is active.
7. Newly appointed Mr. Konkam as full-time SOE teacher.

As the ministry expands rapidly we need a salary for Mr. Konkam who is a graduate (M.Div.) from our Bible College here in Siliguri. He is a very committed young man and assists Yongkong in all ministry activities. We are praying for $350.00 as his monthly salary.

Praise and Urgent Prayer Requests:
□ Praise God for a professional translator from our church who volunteered to translate our main training Workbook and 12 PowerPoint Sessions into French for Africa. It has been sent out to all the French speaking countries. We look forward to seeing how God will us it!
□ Pray for the monthly salary of $350. for Mr. Konkam to serve in the China, Mymanmar, India Border Ministry.
□ Pray for God to provide $3,000. for Simeon our African Director to cover high costs for food, school fees for 2 children and funeral expenses. Any amount toward this would be a great blessing!
□ We are praying for God to provide major finances to meet the present needs and to expand the DCI Ministry. We have 2 potential donors who want to donate significant finances but they are experiencing obstacles in their ability to give.

Your donations are making a big difference by enabling the gospel of Jesus to change the lives of so many people. Through the Life of Christ people are transformed, Churches are Transformed, and Communities are Being Transformed! 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 or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:
or in the US through Network for Good

Thank you for your gifts and prayers and God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton
Executive Director

See this letter in PDF with  photos here: September Global Report

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Global Report – July 2022

Reproducing Disciples and Churches!

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

In this report I want to highlight the training of Trainers. In Ephesian 4:11-13, the Apostle Paul admonishes us to equip Church leaders to train their people to be able to do the ministry. Below are examples of how DCI is helping ministries in India, Myanmar and Africa develop their leaders to equip the Christians.

Moala Kashung of The Leadership Training Centre (LTC) in India shares: “Please welcome Anurag Rai our new DCI Coordinator for LTC in India. He has done his Master of Theology in Pastoral care and counselling and he was a church planter in the hill area of Darjeeling. He has gone through the DCI Training, and he is a very committed servant of God. Please pray for him as he takes on this great responsibility.

These are the new M.Div students at LTC. They are being trained in the DCI materials and process. We are also equipping the B.Th and School of Evangelism students in the DCI resources. This year their weekend practical experience is to apply the DCI materials for outreach and discipleship.” – Moala

Next a report from Richard Khum Director of Mission Training School in Myanmar who was trained in the DCI process by LTC. (Edited for brevity)  “Greetings in Jesus’ name! By the grace of God, I conducted a four-day training course on Discipleship on June 13-16, 2022, at Pone Htun, Lashio Township, Northern Shan State. 26 of our missionaries attended, five were new missionaries who had completed the three months training course and five were missionaries working nearby our mission fields.

I (Richard) planned to train with my wife but due to the sickness of our children my wife, Hannah could not go with me. Therefore, I taught for five hours per day for four days using the DCI Dynamic Discipling books. We were renewed and so happy as we touched on the subjects in this training.
Twice a day I taught how to study the Bible by using Romans 12:1-21. This text deeply blessed our lives giving new power and strength for our ministries.

Every day from 6:00-10:30 pm we had a time to give reports on our mission work. As they were telling about the miracles and wonders happening in their fields the time was too short to share all their testimonies. In each village new believers were baptized, new churches were established, sick people were healed, blind people could now see, and evil spirits were cast out. We preached in the marketplaces and on streets with boldness and tracts were distributed to the villagers. Because of hearing their stories about these miracles that God has done, tears of joy were flowing down on our faces. God’s Kingdom was enlarged, and the name of the Lord was glorified more and more among their people.

We are praying that within the near future new believers will increase and new churches will be established in Shan State. I hope for the arrival of a spiritual awakening among the people of Shan State.

On June 16th we had the dedication service of the five newly appointed missionaries. We send them out by faith, trusting fully in the Lord to provide the needed support of prayers as well as of finance for their ministries. Please kindly remember them all in your prayers.

In the last 18 months Mission for Myanmar Org. the Lord has given us (419) new believers, (126) were baptized, (65) new disciples, and (12) new churches were planted.

We praise the Name of the Lord and give Him glory and Honor forever.” -Richard Khum

Godefroid Tando from Africa shares, “Your prayer is needed! I already have over 100 people who are interested to be trained since I arrived in Congo. 62 people are asking for training in Dynamic Basic One-to-One and 40 for Dynamic Discipling One-to-One, we need the Lord to provide funds to print these books.”

I (Al) had to write to him the following, “I do very much appreciate your commitment to train these pastors in the DCI process. You have been faithful to provide the finances for your own travel and accommodations as needed. I would normally be pleased to provide the funds for the printing of training books, but when you asked for these funds, we had just come through a very challenging time with many financial needs all at the same time. We simply did not have anything to send to you.”

Godefroid wrote back that he trained 15 Pastors and leaders for whom he was able to print books. The others, there are still waiting for the training.

Simeon Oyugi is going through a challenging time right now. His brother has died from cancer. He was in the hospital and as is customary in Africa they would not release his body for burial until the hospital bill was paid. Simeon was able to gather funds from the family to cover $2,000. USD of the $4,300. USD needed. He was able to take out a bank loan for the rest. He still needs money to pay back the loan and for his own family to get to the village for the funeral, plus funeral expenses. Can you help this dear brother and faithful godly man who is having such an amazing ministry in all of Africa?

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 or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps  or in the US through Network for Good:

Thank you for your investments and prayers. 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
Web site:

The PDF letter with photos is here: July 2022 Global Report

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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 or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps: in the US through Network for Good:

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
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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
• You can donate online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:
• or in the US through Network for Good:

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

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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
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 or by donating online via credit card in Canada through Canada Helps:
or in the US through Network for Good:

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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