DCI Global Report: July, 2018

Above and Beyond!

Ephesians 3:20-21 “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”.


Our family vacation began by driving Enoch from Airdrie to Langley B.C. (a 13-hour trip) to join the Langley Rams Football team. Then we travelled 11 hours to Twin Lakes, Idaho, where we spent 10 days with our daughter Lynn and husband Bob, grandsons Josh, Matt and Ashley and our 4 great grandchildren Emma, Orrin, James and Sam. It was a great time of fun and sun! I got up first try on water skis and Mary enjoyed swimming across the lake and back 3 times.

I also read a book titled Dreams and Visions written by Tom Doyle. This book tells many true stories about Jesus appearing to Muslim people in their dreams. They are so moved that they seek out Christians to tell them what it all means. Most become followers of Jesus and are so passionate that they are willing to give their lives for Him. As they share with their family and friends many are coming to faith in Jesus Christ! In Iran a few years back there were only 500 known Christians, today there are over one million. In Afghanistan 8 believers have become over 30,000! This book prepared me for what was about to happen on our return home.

Needed – a Huge Miracle:

Several months ago, I trained a group in our Discovery Group strategy. Stephen, an engineer, began talking with his friends looking for those who are open to learning about God. He found that many people are very interested, but he began to meet individually with 4 men. One was Nick (his real name is very hard to pronounce). After 2 months Nick travelled to visit his family in Afghanistan to share with them the things he was learning about the God of the Bible.

On Wednesday, July 11 Stephen got a phone call from Nick saying that his brother had been kidnapped and the kidnappers were demanding $50,000 USD or they would not release him. Nick sold some property and his wife’s wedding jewelry etc. to raise the money. Nick was told to meet them with the money some 30 Kms. from the city in a remote area. Stephen encouraged Nick to pray for God’s protection in Jesus’ name. After waiting an hour, the men showed, up took the money, blind-folded Nick and took him to his brother (they expected to be shot). They held the 2 brothers for a full day as they decided what to do with them. Finally, they came to them and said they were going to let them go! Nick and his brother found their way back to the city unharmed. Nick called Stephen who asked if he had prayed in Jesus’ name for these men, and he said; “I must have prayed in Jesus’ name a thousand times”. Please pray that this experience will influence Nick’s family to follow Jesus!

Who would have thought that equipping a man in Calgary would have made such a difference in Afghanistan!

Simeon Oyugi – African Director, Reports: “I greet you all in Jesus Name! I look at this trip covering West Africa, Central Africa and finally the Horn of Africa as one of the greatest breakthroughs God has given us as DCI grows exponentially.
If you were to draw the map of DCI’s involvement in Africa, one thing would become clear, we are touching the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea with our present locations, and we are just waiting for the Mediterranean Sea to be conquered and if God continues to provide we shall soon see DCI in all of Africa.

I certainly believe God was in the middle of everything on this trip as the unseen Guest providing wisdom and strategically giving DCI positions no man could give.

I thank all the partners who stood with us and provided the funds. May God remember your Labor for Him.

One thing that God did was to give me the right Regional Directors and several National Directors who are key leaders in their own rite and people of influence who are very open to the Gospel and with a passion for Jesus Christ and they are ready to train other Leaders and Churches to experience Growth. Challenges were many, but God proved Himself strong on behalf of DCI and all of us.

As soon as I landed in Sierra Leone, I was received by the Pastors, but Lungi Airport is on the Island and we needed to cross to the mainland by Ferry or the Sea Coach, but I got delayed getting my VISA and when I came out, the only alternative was a Speed Boat and here we literally cheated death as it sailed at night, against the storms and strong tides and the life jackets were fake.

By the Grace of God, we landed, but we all looked like we were swimming in the waters because we were wet all over. And as if the Devil was trying to stop us, the man who was driving the boat fell asleep and we almost rolled, but again God was on our side and we were protected and arrived safely to shore.

The thirst and the hunger of the Churches and Leaders who hosted me for Discipleship and Leadership Training were evident and to them the time was too short. While in other cases, Top Leaders refused to have their people attend, because they thought Dynamic Churches International was going to steal their members after the Training and open a new church with their people. This kind of suspicion was also evident in Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Other challenges were food, language and weather. I just did not have the right clothes for these coastal towns and I did not have a budget for new ones either and so I endured, and God received the Glory.

Some countries speak French, or Spanish and others spoke Portuguese. I had hired interpreters who did a good job. West Africa and Central Africa have their own way of cooking and acceptable food was only available in big hotels, but God provided.  In Ethiopia Internet and WhatsApp are not available in most places and when available they are controlled and monitored by the Government and so I could not communicate at all. I experienced the same thing in Liberia.

The group of Churches which hosted me in Ethiopia has 4 million people and has connections in Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia and with time we could also move into Egypt (God helping us) through these churches. I was invited to go back to Ethiopia, so that they can take me to Djibouti, and they will also invite some Pastors from Somalia. This could take place in September or October latest. And because we are looking for a platform to strategically extend to the North, I responded with a good Yes.

As soon as I landed back in Kenya, the Devil was waiting for me, my Uncle was shot dead by Gangs, a young man in the church died in his house, and Emmanuel (our son) was attacked by Ringworms all over his body. I also got a serious flu with sharp headache and pain in my back. One, thing I know, God is on our side. Keep us in your prayers as we encounter some of these challenges. May God bless you.” – Simeon.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!

Donations can be sent to the address below, via bank e-transfer or through: http://www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org/donate/ in the U.S. (both online options).

May God bless you all!
Your brother and sister in Christ,
Dynamic Churches International 164 Stonegate Close Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2 Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
E-mail dcimiddleton@shaw.ca
Web site http://www.dynamicchurches.org
Al and Mary Middleton

Here is a PDF version of this letter: July 2018 DCI Global Report

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DCI Global Report: June, 2018

An update on what God is doing!

Spontaneous Exponential Growth! (The Apostle Paul wrote):
2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
Colossians 1: 24-29 “To them (God’s people) God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfullyworks in me.”

June is the month for high school graduations.


Mosetta is the daughter of Amanda (who we helped come to Canada from Liberia in 1994) and Moses. She plans to go on to university in the fall.





Enoch, Zizina’s oldest son has been invited to move to Langley B.C. to join the Langley Rams football team.


Our DCI Staff and Trainers:

God has given us Staff and Trainers who – like the Apostle Paul – are very committed to the Lord and to His people – His Church. They work hard and have sacrificed a great deal to help Pastors and Church leaders develop their people. Their goal is always to grow God’s people up to maturity in Jesus Christ. The result of these people living authentic Christian lives as disciples of Jesus Christ is that their family and friends are seeing the positive changes in them and are also wanting to experience this same love, peace and joy! Churches are growing rapidly! Now more and more churches are wanting to equip their people to do the same. The good news is spreading from one country to another and God is building His Church!

The following report shares stories of what God is doing today!

Ramananda, Darshini & Grace in Imphal, Manipur, N.E. India report: “Over the last number of years we have trained 110 Church Planters (10 each in 11 groups of students) and they have established 171 New Churches in over 100 different communities of India. They are seeing great fruitfulness even in very difficult areas. On May 17th in one of our disciples’ (church planters) field this man in the red T-Shirt at the front is from a very difficult and dangerous Meitei fanatic religious group. They are known as “SATJAL” in Manipur who are totally against Christianity. He was invited and came to see what was happening in the church. As I started sharing the gospel he was very attentive. I blamed no one, no religion, nor any gods or goddesses in my preaching, but only shared the love of God and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sins of all human beings on this earth. I challenged them, that if there is anyone who is willing to give everything up and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive the forgiveness of your sins, to raise your hand. Praise the Lord, without any hesitation and further questions, very unexpectedly and beyond our belief, he was the first to raise his hand and accepted Christ and the forgiveness of his sins!” Please pray for Ramananda, his family and these Church Planters!
The National Leaders trained in Siliguri, India: Leaders from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Northeast India, South India, and Sri Lanka completed the training to equip them in the DCI strategy. They have returned to their own country to train Pastors and Church leaders to develop their churches to become Disciple Making Churches. In each country the goal is to develop enough witnessing disciples to reach the entire nation with the gospel. Thank you for your prayers! God provided the needed funds to equip these leaders, through the generous donations of so many of you.

Hans and Elly Timmermans – Malawi, East Africa: Report on the activities of the DCI Team in Malawi over the last year. “The Team travels every other week to train leaders and pastors somewhere in Malawi or Zambia. As they train leaders, the goal is that this training is passed on. When the Team begins to disciple a group of pastors they always start with the Gospel message. Some of the leaders and pastors have not been saved yet, but when they hear the Good News, most of these receive Christ. We find the people in Malawi very responsive to the Gospel. They always tell us, “We know we were not living right, but we did not know how to change. You have come and told us the Good News and now our lives are changed.”
Our DCI team teach the leaders how to disciple their people one-to-one and how to pass it on to others. The content of the training workshops is spaced over about a half year and five sessions of 4 days each.
Results of this effort over the last year by the three men who are faithfully doing the work God gave them to do:
1. Number of pastors and leaders trained: 243 4. Churches Planted: 28
2. Follow up trainings: 88 5. People Trained by the leaders above:1,167
3. Churches impacted: 257 6. Decisions for Jesus Christ: 9,357
Due to the explosive nature of the spread of the Good News and the number of people being saved through the One-to-One Discipleship and multiplying Life Groups we will need more Bibles in the local languages, Tumbuka and Chichewa. We are printing the DCI discipleship materials in Malawi and we need huge numbers of those as well (this week we have ordered 6000 more in the Tumbuka language).”

Clair Ziolkowski – Beautiful Feet Ministries
– A Partner ministry of Dynamic Churches:
“Wow! What a mission trip we just had! So much happened and God blessed our efforts greatly. I will summarize!
It was wonderful to have Martin Harder working with me for the 4 weeks. Martin lead a daily Bible study and did some preaching and baptisms. Our container of many valuable resources for the local people arrived on schedule and was ready for distribution. We left the morning after our arrival from Canada for a full day on the road, pulling a trailer loaded with all we needed for 2 weeks of crusades and church planting. We had hoped to start 12 churches after 12 crusades, but by the end of our 2 weeks, we had conducted 19 crusades and planted 19 churches! About 20,000 people heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and over 15,000 people responded by asking Jesus into their hearts! Each crusade was followed by a Bible study the next day using DCI Dynamic Basics books. Martin, with great joy, baptised many new believers. We spent up to 5 hours after these Bible studies praying with individuals. Requests ranged from health, wisdom, love and demonic issues. As directed in James chapter 5, we anointed them with oil and prayed over them. It was so wonderful to see these new Christians understand that the One True Living God, loves and cares for them. This is a far cry from their experiences with the local witch doctors.
Of the 19 churches started last year, 12 are now meeting in buildings, 6 are making bricks and 1 is planning to build in a few months. Of the 19 new churches started on this mission, all 19 have pastors in place and they will be followed up and coached by Pastor Iwell and Pastor Luke. I think 10 or 11 will have buildings by fall, which is the start of their rainy season. One new church was making bricks for their building 3 days after their crusade was held.
We returned to Lusaka after the crusades and reloaded the truck for the Pastors conference in Lusaka. 125 Pastors were equipped with leather bound Study Bibles, Baker Bible commentaries and many other books. 40 Study Bibles and cases of books were sent with Pastor Iwell to be distributed at his Bible college. This college is our main source of Pastors for the new church plants.
We then travelled to Livingstone for a 3-day Pastors conference. We loaded the truck with 2000 lbs of books and Bibles to equip the 100+ Pastors and 200+ Deacons and Sunday School teachers that attended the conference. We ran out of the books and Bibles before everyone was able to get one.”

Note: I (Al) have trained Clair in our DCI ministry. Over the last few years he and his team have planted 38 churches in very remote villages in Zambia. Simeon our DCI African Director is planning to go to Zambia in the future to work with Clair to more fully equip these Church Planters and other pastors in our DCI Spontaneous Disciple Making – Discovery Group Strategy. Praise God for the openness to the gospel and the great work that has begun in Zambia!

Simeon Oyugi – African Director: Simeon is still ministering in West Africa. God provided the funds as needed along the way as he traveled from country to country. Beginning May 7, he now plans to return to Kenya in early July. He is equipping National leaders and many Pastors in 8 countries. The trip has been extended in several countries because of the overwhelming response. In Ghana, instead of one training workshop he has conducted 9 in different places (total of 560 Pastors and leaders). In each country the National leaders are developing a team of Trainers who will continue to train more and more Pastors to equip their people to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples in their communities through the Discovery Groups. Please pray for health, safety and strength for Simeon!!!
Simeon is in Nigeria now, and he plans to go to Cameroon and possibly Ethiopia. He has been very busy, so he will be sending me a full report after he returns to Kenya. We will get that to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!

Donations can be sent to the DCI address or via online in Canada & the U.S.  See DCI donate page.

May God bless you all!
Your Brother and Sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton

Here is this update in a PDF file: June 2018 DCI Global Report

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DCI Global Report: May, 2018

The Call – Paul’s vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 6:6-10):

“Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. So, they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.”

God is still directing His global strategy by putting on the hearts of people to seek Him and leading them to people who can help them find Him. The following report shares stories of what God is doing today!

God is Calling Leaders – David Benjamin:

Has joined our Canadian staff team. He has a MA in International/Global Studies. I have known David for many years and have a great deal of appreciation for him. He will be serving part time with us here in Canada as well as places like India. We welcome David and pray for God’s blessing on him as he equips Pastors and Christian leaders.

God is Calling National Leaders to Siliguri, India:

Our ministry in India recently received calls from leaders in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Northeast Indian, South India, and Sri Lanka asking them to equip them in the DCI strategy. They invited them to Siliguri, North Central India to be trained so they could go back to their home country and train Pastors and Church leaders to develop their churches to become Disciple-Making Churches. In each country the goal is to develop enough disciples to reach the entire nation with the gospel. The cost to equip these leaders is $3,300.

Click here to view a 5 minute video to meet some of our DCI Staff and Trainers in these countries in South East Asia. You will be encouraged to see our DCI Staff Team, learn information on their countries and see those who came for this training from various countries.

National Leaders in West Africa are calling: Simeon, our Director General for Africa has now developed Regional and National Directors and teams of DCI Trainers in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania, and in the Southern part of Africa, in both South Africa and Zimbabwe. We are also working in Malawi, Ethiopia and Zambia (see yellow stars).

Besides these pastors, he has also trained over 6,000 students from Government run Universities in Kenya who in turn took the DCI Workshop training back to their Pastors and Churches in their villages and communities making DCI Africa a household name in all of Kenya.

Now, because of the overwhelming results, the word is getting around and invitations have come to Simeon from 16 other countries. Simeon has been in communication with these national leaders and is building relationships with them. Now is the time to get together with these leaders and equip them to take the DCI ministry to their country and region.

Simeon is planning a trip to West Africa beginning May 7 for one month to equip a National leader and a team of Trainers in 8 of these 16 countries. These countries are: Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone (see blue stars). Already these leaders are asking if they can invite to these sessions friends who are national leaders in nearby countries!  God has created the hunger and excitement for our DCI strategy and ministry resources all over Africa.

Please pray for Simeon – for health, safety, spiritual protection and strength – as he will have a very active schedule in May. Pray that God will give him wisdom as he selects the right people to lead the DCI ministry in each of these countries. He still needs $2,800 for air travel, accommodations etc. for his trip to West Africa. See his prayer requests here.

Your Prayers do make a huge difference!

Why are National leaders calling us for help?

By God’s grace He has shown us a simple yet very effective way to equip Pastors and Church leaders in how to develop the people in their Churches through Lecture, Audiovisual, Demonstration, Discussion, Practice Doing and Teaching Other People to do (see chart) and to become true disciples of Jesus Christ.

The result is that the lives of these people are changing, and they are sharing their excitement with other people who want to be trained as well. These disciples are making other disciples as Jesus and His 12 disciples did. It is working very well, and God is using our DCI Trainers to change nations!

Answering the Call:

I am presently discipling 2 men. One man I meet with each week and we talk often through the week. God has delivered him from a life of bondage and addiction in the past, now he is praying for and building relationships with friends and seeking to share the gospel with his friends.

The other man (a friend I have known for several years) organized a DCI Spontaneous Disciple Making Workshop that I conducted with him and a group of his Christian friends. I challenged them to each find someone who is open to the gospel message and begin a Discovery Group with them. As my disciple prayed, God led him to several people. As he talked with them they were all very interested in what the Bible has to say about the issues of our lives. He is meeting with 4 of these men individually using the Discovery Group format, and their interest is growing week by week. They are sharing with other people the important things they are learning. My friend is so excited as he shares the amazing things God is doing in and through him.

Christian Ministry Academy (CMA) – DCI School of Discipleship:

Through this online ministry, people in over 45 countries are being exposed to our ministry resources. They can learn on line to be a disciple of Jesus, and to also make disciples in their church or community. You too can do the same by studying our videos and other teaching materials available on our Website (here) http://www.dynamicchurches.org or the Christian Ministry Academy – DCI School of Discipleship at: www.christianministryacademy.org/p/DCI-School-of-Discipleship

We are targeting Pastors and Ministry Leaders. So far, over 1,400 people from 45 countries have signed-up to take one or more of our free courses, including One-to-One Dynamic Basics, Dynamic Discipling, Dynamic Sharing, the Spontaneous Disciple Making Workshop and the video series The Ultimate Purpose. Upon completion of any of the courses, and the successful completion of the comprehension tests we will send out a Certificate of Achievement. It has also been through this exposure on CMA that quality leaders in many countries are calling us, asking to be equipped as DCI Trainers, so they can disciple people to reach their nation with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!

Donations can be sent to the address below or through: www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org/donate/ in the U.S. (both online options).

May God bless you all!
Your Brother and Sister in Christ,

Al and Mary

Dynamic Churches International 164 Stonegate Close NW, Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2 Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
E-mail dcimiddleton@shaw.ca
Web site http://www.dynamicchurches.org
Al and Mary Middleton


Here is this letter as a PDF document: May 2018 Global Report 3

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Ministry Training in Africa

Dear Praying Friends,

Today, Simeon Oyugi called to say that he arrived safely in Ghana to begin a serious journey of training 8 different countries beginning with Sierra Leone, then into Liberia, Ivory Coast and ending with Cameroon. Some of these countries are home to endemic diseases like Ebola and kidnapping militia groups like Boko Haram in Nigeria besides political violence which usually erupts in these areas.

Simeon’s requests for prayer:

Protection, good health and friendly environments as I take DCI Africa to another level. I also need the right food and clean drinking water among others.

Pray against Distractions, Interruptions, confusions and black magic which is practiced in these parts of the world. I literally need prayer warriors to stand with me in this serious trip.

Kindly, also pray for my family – my wife Anna, sons Dan, Emmanuel, Jairus and daughter Rosebella that God will give them good health, provide food and money for bills even when I am a way.

Please pray for the release of finances. Part of it has come, but part of it will come when I am in the field., Pray that I am not stranded there without funds to return.

Pray that God will give me the right leaders for DCI in West Africa who will eventually become passionate with DCI School of Discipleship and Leadership Training.

Finally, pray that Souls will open their hearts for Jesus Christ and be harvested into the Kingdom of our God.

May God bless you.


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Spiritual Reproduction

One of our core values is spiritual reproduction:

We value reproducing our spiritual lives and ministry skills in people as the best way to fulfil the Great Commission. As trained witnessing disciples, disciple-makers and leaders reproduce sufficiently they will impact every family, church, community, and nation. We believe biblical life principles transfer most effectively to the learner through One-to-One ministry, and multiply best in the environment of reproducing Discovery Groups. (2 Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19-20)

How about taking less than three minutes to hear this challenge given by LeRoy Eims about the potential of multiplying disciples:


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Malawi and Canada: Perplexing Contrasts!

Friends of Malawi,

I am perplexed! I am perplexed about 2 things; well, actually 3 things.

We just returned 2 days ago from our trip to Malawi. Jet lag still has the upper hand, butwe know it will be defeated soon. Returning from this trip, I have been overcome by 3 things, and I have had enough sleepless nights to carefully consider these things.

First of all, I am perplexed by the fact that there can be 2 people groups that are so very different. I mean, weren’t we both created in God’s image? Aren’t we both descendants of Adam and Eve? Then why are the people in Malawi living in such darkness; in fear of the evil powers that surround them? Why are we in Canada not experiencing these fears? Are we favoured?

Secondly, how is it possible that this ministry of discipleship has grown from infancy to adulthood so powerfully? God chose to use us. I don’t have any special skills; why should God use me? I don’t know how to nurture such a relationship as this in Malawi.

And, thirdly, it perplexes me that this work can continue on year after year and the funds keep coming in. We don’t deserve this! But, none of this is about deserving, is it?
Let me try to give you the reassurances that God has given me through His Holy Spirit as I lay pondering on these things.

To begin with, I don’t know if the word “perplexed” is the right one to use. The dictionary says it means “filled with uncertainty”. I’m not filled with uncertainty. I’m very certain, actually. Certain that this is God’s work – not mine. It could not possibly be my work….and therein lies the answer to the 3 perplexities. God has the right to do as He pleases. The people in Malawi are in no thicker darkness than we are in Canada. We just don’t recognize it….our darkness is hidden behind the wealth and health that we experience in this country. But it’s there all the same. Just ask your neighbour what’s important to him and you will see that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Cor.11:13-15).

The people of Malawi know that they live in darkness; the evil powers are all around them and they live in fear of them. We have seen it with our eyes and heard the stories! But when they hear the good news of salvation, they are eager to respond to find relief from their fears, to find a purpose for living; to have an eternal relationship with the living God of the universe. Our Team disciples them and trains leaders who place them in Life Groups and the self-perpetuating motion of multiplication takes place. Churches are born – real churches made of people – not buildings made of stone. And we are reminded that this is God’s work! A pastor once preached a sermon on “God’s work, done God’s way, will never lack God’s supply”. God’s work never lacks God’s supply. And since He is God, he can use whoever He wills to supply that need….you and me. We all do our part; even if we feel ill equipped. He is the One who takes our availability and turns it into ability unawares.
Thank you Lord! We praise you and marvel at your great works!

Elly & Hans Timmermans
(www.dynamicchurches.org for donations)

“…We thank God that 3 pastors from local Traditional African Churches accepted Christ and they were happy to have found new life in Christ. Pastor Harfacs Gondwe of Chipangano Church said that the teachings were eye opening. He added that through these teachings he had come to understand what salvation is all about. This understanding caused him to receive Christ into his life….” Read more at our website https://northernmalawinews.com/

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Global Update – January, 2018

Happy New Year!

(This letter is also here in PDF format with photos: January 2018 Middleton Report

The Harvest is Great – The Workers are few! (Matthew 9:35 to 38)
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming
the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and illness. When he saw the
crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep
without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers
are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”

Recruiting and Equipping Leaders: It is hard for many to imagine just how very great the harvest really is! There is such an emptiness in all that the world has to offer, and people are becoming increasingly more dissatisfied! They are looking for reality. Jesus is REAL! He SATISFIES the deep longing of our hearts! That is why we see that training Pastors and Ministry leaders is the most important thing we can do. We are finding many leaders who are available and want to be equipped to train their people to reach out into their community, showing the love of God through doing deeds of kindness – bringing hope and a future to those in need.

Ron and Bev Nelson: Are working with Pastor Enock Remy who serves the Haitian Christians in Calgary, as he translates the new Spontaneous Disciple Making workshop training manual into the French language for the team of DCI Trainers in Haiti. James Angihan who works with Philippine Christians in Calgary is translating these materials into the Ifugao language for the Northern Philippines DCI team. Ron is equipping several people in Canada and God is calling them to serve with us as Laborers for the Harvest in the world!

Ramananda and Darshini (and their team) in Imphal, North East India share:
Report for 2017 Goals for 2018
No. of families reached/visited with gospel 2981 6,000
No. of gospel tracts distributed 5704
No. of personal evangelism opportunities 1309
No. of open air preaching opportunities in different fields 25 5
No. of salvation camps Camps 10 1,000 Children
No. of people accepted Christ and assimilated
into different churches or fellowships 413 500
No. of One-to-One Discipleship completed 225 200
No. of people baptized in our fellowships/churches 113
No. of churches or house fellowships planted 21 20
Ramananda says: “I am so Happy to present to you our ministry report. I do this to praise and glorify our God. Be encouraged as you see all the works that He has been doing in and through our lives and ministries throughout the year 2017 and now we trust Him for even greater blessing in 2018.”
Moala Kashung shares: “Greetings from the Leadership Training Center for the DCI family in India and area. We are bringing together all the DCI Trainers from across India and other countries we work with for encouragement training and prayer. We have also resumed our Bible Training for Church Planters (BTCP). There is a very high demand for this training from all the local churches. Therefore, we have recruited 10 men from various places like Nepal, Arunachal, Assam and West Bengal, and classes are going on full-swing. We are using two Curriculum:
1. BTCP curriculum written by Denis J. Mock
2. Dynamic Churches International (DCI)
Students will be in the class room for 3 months and be gone for practical training for 3 months and come back again for 3 months to the class room which will be followed by going back again for 3 months to plant a church in the same location. While this batch is out in the field for 3 months, we are bringing in another fresh batch of students. They will be rotating in and out. In the past years this training program has been very successful. We covet your prayers.”
Remember in the September Report that 21 Church Planters reproduced by planting churches to 4 generations with a total of 114 Churches and 2776 members!
A very important request:
LTC Leadership Team (Our DCI Partners in India) has evaluated the work of Yongkon of Arunachal and Myanmar, Bhim of Nepal and Dilip of Bangladesh and all three of them are doing remarkable work. Since their job demands frequent travel, they genuinely need more money. Therefore, our team decided to request you to increase their salary from $125 USD to $200 USD
each per month. (Total $225 USD extra). Please pray with us that God will help us raise the needed money.

Christian Ministry Academy DCI School of Discipleship:
In addition to our Dynamic Churches International Website, http://www.dynamicchurches.org we now have our videos and other teaching materials available on the Christian Ministry Academy (CMA) – DCI School of Discipleship at: https://www.christianministryacademy.org/p/DCI-School-of-Discipleship We are targeting Pastors and Ministry Leaders. A generous CMA donor provided funds to promote this site on Facebook and we have now attracted over 1,400 people from 45 countries, who have signed-up to take one or more of our free courses, including Spontaneous Disciple Making and the video series The Ultimate Purpose. This is what people are saying: Oyewole says; “This is in-depth teaching, thanks for these deep insights. Very illuminating, practical and down to earth.” Adroa Geoffrey says; “This is a realistic vision and the need is real, the whole world is waiting in earnest expectation to see the sons of God revealed. Knowing our ultimate purposes reveals our heavenly identity and eternal divine nature. Thank you for this magnificent expository illumination on God’s glory.” Silas Wapata says; “By following closely to this study it has helped me to know who I am in Christ and my responsibility in the ministry.” Apostle Anne Fidel Ugbo says; “I am indeed overwhelmed by the kind of inspirational and fundamental expository teachings I am getting here. Thanks so much for giving me this rare opportunity to grow myself and my ministry. God continue to bless you.”
You can also take these free courses!
We are directing those who are interested, to connect with our trained DCI Staff and Trainers where they are available. These leaders are potential Trainers and are a valuable resource to meet the great demand we are experiencing in many countries. These prominent leaders are seeing what God is doing and are coming to us asking us to equip them to reach their country. This is very encouraging!

Jing Estrella, Philippines: Jing sent us an email asking for funds to repair his vehicle. He says: “I have concern that I want you to pray with me. My car is not anymore road worthy to travel unless all the ball joints (upper and lower), tie rod ins, and four shocks will be replaced. It will cost a total of $950.00 including labor. May God grant my desire to let this car repaired.”

Simeon and Anna Oyugi Nairobi, Kenya: Dr. Simeon Oyugi and his DCI Team of over 50 volunteer trainers have equipped thousands of Pastors and Church leaders to implement the Spontaneous Disciple Making – Discovery Group Strategy in their churches. These trained pastors are now equipping other Pastors who are training other Pastors (even across denominations) up to 7 generations. These Churches are focused on reaching their community and working together as One Church!
Simeon and his team have benefited greatly from the exposure of the Christian Ministry Academy – DCI School of Discipleship web site. He is getting calls and emails from prominent Christian leaders in 22 Africa countries who want to be equipped to develop the DCI strategy in their country. Leaders are available – Christians are ready to become disciples – Communities are desperately hungry for GOOD NEWS about Jesus! The time is now!

40 Days of Discipleship –James Klaas: Jim (our DCI Associate) has developed a series of daily email sessions that teach Bible truth and encourages life application. He presently has 62,000 people distributed worldwide going through these online courses (many in closed countries). This ministry has been growing by 11% monthly for the past 2. years and if this can be maintained, by mid 2020, over one million people will have participated. This means that we are at the half way mark now. Imagine the impact if these people can be directed to our DCI Staff (in places where we have trained staff) and they and their Pastors were trained and coached to develop their congregations into disciple-making churches.
2018 should be a very productive year! God is so Good!!

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!
Donations can be sent to the address below or through: http://www.canadahelps.org in Canada or http://www.networkforgood.org in the U.S. (See our DONATE page).
May God bless you all!
Your Brother and Sister in Christ,

Al and Mary

Dynamic Churches International
164 Stonegate Close Airdrie, AB T4B 2V2
Phone/Fax (403) 912-4438
E-mail dcimiddleton@shaw.ca
Web site http://www.dynamicchurches.org

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Update from Malawi

A field update from Hands and Elly Timmermans

Dear Friends of D.C.I. Malawi,

We arrived in Malawi last Friday, January 12, 2018 and Monday we travelled to Mzuzu and met our Team again. The families are all doing fine. The kids are growing. George’s kids even know enough English to talk with us a little. John’s wife Maureen is doing well too with her pregnancy. The doctor gave her a clear bill of health this past week.

Life in Africa is moving along for us. Today the sun is shining after heavy rains for most of this week, day and night! The temperatures are around 20 C day and night. This is summer in Malawi! Even on a sunny day the constant evaporation keeps the temperatures down. The roads are very muddy and sometimes almost impassible. Last night we went to our favourite restaurant in Mzuzu. The chef is Irish and makes a pepper steak that makes your mouth water, just thinking about it.

We met two Dutch nursing students there and struck up a conversation. They asked what we were doing in Malawi … Well, we had an opportunity to share the Good News and the difference it makes in the lives of the Malawians at length. They listened attentively. They had never heard the Good News. Their grandparents were church goers, but their parents disengaged right after they got married and never told their children any of the stories of the Bible. Please pray for Melissa and Annaloes. We were able to illustrate the spiritual battle life is from examples in Malawi. They are leaving Mzuzu today to travel in Africa for a while before returning to their studies in Holland. I gave each a New Life App card.

After a harder time than at other times to adjust to the jet lag this past week, we had a hard night last night. The university students had an all-night party with very loud music. We lay vibrating to the heavy beat of the drums in our beds. Sometimes someone would sing a song and a lot of rap music was aired. I finally fell asleep around 2 or 3 am.

We hope to visit Andrew and Mpahtso and their two children today, if the roads into their neighbourhood are passable … We have visited John and Maureen and George and Glory and their four children, Perembe, Orini, Tenson and Caleb. George is building a new house. We were able to help them from our own funds to buy doors and windows. This will enable them to move in. The house they live in right now is a mud brick house and it is old and in danger of collapsing in the near future. Now they still need to do the floors and plaster the walls before they can move in. We have helped our families here from time to time so they can live securely and not have to worry about their buildings.

Elly has been teaching George how to manage a budget efficiently using a computer.
On Sunday we will be traveling to Lilongwe to pick up our friend from Kenya who is interested in the work D.C.I. is doing in Malawi. Next week we will have meetings with pastors and leaders of Northern Malawi to hear reports on the progress of the work and top see how it can be improved. As Chuck Swindoll said, we need to always be “Improving our Serve”.

For the rest, life is fine in Africa. ‘Just need to remember, take a shower when the water is on and enjoy some reading when the hydro is available and charge your batteries. Yes, connecting is better than before, but the internet does not always work when we need it.

May God keep and bless you all!

Thanks for your support and prayers.


Hans and Elly Timmermans
Phone: 519-859-9812

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December 2017 Ministry Letter

Christmas, December 2017

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners,

Christmas is a time to welcome God into our lives! Someone recently shared this picture on Facebook. It reminded me of an old song that says,

“Have you any room for Jesus,
He who bore your load of sin?
As He knocks and asks admission,
Sinner, will you let Him in?
Chorus: Room for Jesus, King of Glory!
Hasten now His Word obey;
Swing the heart’s door widely open,
Bid Him enter while you may.”

John 1:10-12 says, “He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” Praise God for sending His Son so that we could become His children!

Family News: The picture of Mary and I was taken in the lobby at the Banff Springs Hotel in November when we went out to Banff to celebrate our 56th Anniversary. Our son Mark had an emergency appendectomy on December 8th. He is home now recovering from the surgery. Pray that he will heal quickly.

Over Christmas, we look forward to several family get-togethers. On Saturday, Dec. 23rd, we will be in Sherwood Park with Mark, Joan and our nephew’s families. Sunday, we will attend a Christmas service at Sherwood Park Alliance and then come back to Airdrie for Christmas Eve with Zizina’s family. On the 25th we will be with Lynn’s family and celebrate with Jess and our 4 great-grandchildren who are here from Nashville.

Our DCI Family: Mary and I want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you – our national and international leaders, trainers, pastors, people who pray for our ministry, those who invest financially, administration, disciple-makers and disciples. We are a very large family that God is using to share the good news of God’s love and eternal life with our world – all made possible because Jesus came!

There are many opportunities to expand the DCI ministry in 2018. We will need to greatly increase our financial base. Do you want to make a great investment in God’s kingdom? I could meet with you or send you a PowerPoint presentation explaining our proposed projects. Donations can be sent to the address below or through: http://www.canadahelps.org in Canada or in the U.S. http://www.networkforgood.org (both online).

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do! There are amazing things happening. Watch for an update early in the new year!

Mary and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and God’s blessing for 2018! Read Colossians 1:1 to 14. This is our prayer for you for the coming year. May God bless you all!

Your Brother and Sister in Christ,
Al and Mary Middleton

This letter is available in color with graphics here: Middleton_Dec_2017

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Ministry Update – Middletons’ Report

Prayer for the Kingdom (Family) of God:

“My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:15-19 The Message (MSG)

Family News:
Lynn and Bob: Mary and I had a wonderful week at a small cabin in Idaho with Lynn and Bob, Josh and Matt and his wife Ashley. Jess and Kent’s 4 children (our great grandchildren) were there from Nashville as well.
Mark and Linda: We camped with Mark and Linda and their 2 children Julia and Steven. Mosetta and Konah (our African grandchildren in Edmonton) plus Paterson (second son of Zizina our African family in Airdrie) who was participating in the Provincial Soccer Tournament that weekend in Edmonton).
Joan and Earl: We camped with Joan and Earl and went fishing. I caught a 29 inch (7 pound) Northern Pike. I have not been fishing for many years. It was quite a thrill. However, I still prefer being a fisher for men! (Matthew 4:19)
Raymond, Joan and Earl’s youngest son is engaged to Kendra Tetley. Pray for them as they plan for their wedding in 2019.

Global DCI Family is made up of our national and international leaders, administration, pastors, people who pray for our ministry, those who invest financially, disciple-makers and disciples. God is using you and people just like you who are working together faithfully doing his/her part so that with God’s empowering we can be a vital part of the greatest endeavour on earth – sharing God’s love and eternal life with our needy world!

The following DCI Reports tell only a small part of what God is doing!
Simeon Oyugi Nairobi, Kenya: Simeon and his team continue to get many requests from all over Africa, wanting him or his team to come and help them develop the Spontaneous Disciple Making Strategy in their country. One of Simeon’s DCI Trainers, Pastor Dan Nyali recently did DCI training sessions in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is a big opening into the southern part of Africa. Pastor Dan reports that he trained 62 Pastors/ Leaders, 26 people prayed to received Jesus Christ as they shared the gospel in the community and they were invited to start 26 Discovery Groups with those who received Jesus and include their family and friends.

Ramananda Imphal, North East India shares: “It is my joy and privilege to let you know that the ten disciples have completed their training and they are now actively and faithfully looking after their own churches/fellowships that they planted. It is a great encouragement to me and my family to see what God has done in the lives of these men and women. At the end of their training as they shared their experiences, they said DCI training is totally different. They also said, that they have been Christians for many years but they have truly been tested in their Christian faith during these discipleship sessions. I
also could see the great changes taking place in their lives day by day! Please continue to pray for them. On July 26th, 2017, I was witnessing Christ in a village called Thamnapokpi and God touched many men and women boys and girls! The old man next to me was moved by the Holy Spirit. He is from a very orthodox fanatic Hindu family. His name is Khwairakpam Herachandra Shing. He was a man who always gave trouble to the Christians in the village. He came on that day not to listen to God’s Word but to find out if I was saying anything against Hinduism. After listening to me, he forgot everything, he forgot even that he came angry! He was crying and said to me, “Son, how are all
these wonderful heart touching words coming out of your mouth?” And he further said that, he has recorded every single word I spoke and he will repeat everything with his family members back at home. He prayed together with me and confessed that “if Christianity truly means what you say then why shouldn’t we all follow Jesus Christ? What a great all-knowing, almighty God we serve!”
Ramananda shares the following vision for the next year:
It is our vision and prayer to reach 6000 non-Christian families, establish at least 20 churches/house fellowships, reproduce at least 200 disciple makers and to give water baptism to 200 believers.”

Moala Kashung shares: “Lots of love to you from the DCI family in India. Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. We are all giving our best for the extension of God’s kingdom in our respective countries. We keep in touch with each other and share our successes and failures, prayer concerns and encourage each other. What a lovely family of DCI! In this spreadsheet below you will come across the name Bhim Deuba of Nepal. Once, he was the Chief of the Maoist Party rebel group against the Monarchy in Nepal. By his own hand, sword (khukri) and gun he murdered hundreds of people. God dramatically caught him to be his messenger in Nepal. God connected us and encouraged us to work together with him for God’s kingdom. Our first step was to bring him to our office and train him in the DCI strategy. So, we have done that successfully and effectively. He has started the work and speedy progress is going on in Nepal. We have invited him to come to India every two months with his ministry report, sharing, prayer time and drawing his salary. We pay him Rs 5000 which is about $80.00 USD per month for his needs. We are compelled to scrape out from every possible hole. God is faithful! We are praying that God will raise up someone to provide! Thank you for your prayer and financial support for the DCI family in India.” The following shows the results of 21 recently sent out Church Planters. Notice that these are Churches (Fellowships) that have planted other churches up to 4 generations of churches. Members only are listed. Attendees would be many more.

Christian Ministry Academy:
In addition to our Dynamic Churches International Website, we now have our videos and other teaching materials available on the Christian Ministry Academy. 350 people from all over the world have already signed up to take these free courses. They are being very well received and positive comments are already coming in. You can also take these free courses by going to:

Thank you for your prayers and financial support! Through you God is expanding His Kingdom. Together with you, we are a team and we very much need each other to accomplish the great work God has given us to do!

Donations can be sent to the address below or through: www.canadahelps.org in Canada or www.networkforgood.org in the U.S. (both online).

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

(Read the PDF version with photos: September 2017 Middleton Report)

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