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I am not
ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God
for the salvation of everyone who believes.
ask that every one of our partners and friends takes a moment to
read or download our 2008 Vision and Values. This is who we are,
this is what we do, this is where we are going, and hopefully you
are coming with us.
Click here to see the page
During a visit to Tibet I was robbed which happens with boring
regularity. It is just the different techniques that make it
interesting. This time I made the immediate and instant shift of
position from being a retired, middle class westerner in poor man's
disguise to being a nobody, without money to pay my bill or even
rent the meanest bunk space for the night. Then the miracle
happened. The Tibetans I had come to serve, although they had kept
me at a respectable distance, suddenly accepted me into their family
as one of their own, meeting all my needs through their meagre
resources. At that point of acceptance I felt that my personal work
in Tibet had begun. I am amazed that I could have been so dumb as to
believe that I could improve on what Jesus taught, "Take no money,
no change of clothes, find the man of peace and stay with him."
removed for security reasons in Tibet
from Pastor Daniels' house in Kerala! We're having such an amazing
time. Pastor Daniel and his family are so hospitable and generous to
us, and so relaxing to be around. We've been kept busy doing 150+
children's medical check-ups for him, but it's been a real pleasure
to do this as they just can't access or afford paediatricians over
Doctors Mary and Cat from Nottingham, India
Greetings from Tanzania. I'm very glad to inform you that I have
opened a new church 3 weeks ago. I thank you and the School of
Mission which has been very challenging to me.
Yona Mwanza, Dodoma
All is well here, we have begun the 2008 School of Mission with 13
students. Last week I saw the four new churches the last graduates
Pastor Malachi, Danane, DCI School and Banking
in a remote part of the Ivory Coast
Thanks to the clear lessons our prayer group has got a new church
with 300 members and in March we will go together to start another
School of Mission in the 3rd state. Some Haitians in the Dominican
Republic have asked me to give them a good knowledge of the word of
God and they are ready to give me a house to open the School in
Santo Domingo. Haiti is a very difficult place and I have a big
heart for our people, who are 8.3 million strong but only have 900
doctors and 10 hospitals for all the nation.
Johnny Auguste, Haiti
Last Sunday we 47 unbelievers came to Barlonyo Church for the Poor.
We led them all to Christ and now that church has gone from being
new 3 months ago to having 107 real members. Eight men came from
Aduku asking us if they could have a Church for the Poor as well. We
shall launch it next Sunday giving us the total of 10 Churches for
George Purkweri, Uganda
We held a Vacation Bible School and 70 kids turned up. Our new
church is growing, mostly with kids but now their parents are also
coming along. The church loves the DCI material and if we grow to be
100 in a year then it will be 100 people prepared for ministry.
Silvana, Pousso Alegre, Brazil
We gave God the Glory for helping us to bless the needy in our
community. We budgeted for 779 people at £2 each for food, drinks,
clothes and gifts and the Lord brought us £1,000.00 from you and
£500 from people here but then 1,322 people came and that included
375 orphans, 325 abandoned kids, 483 street kids, 22 prisoners, 82
blind people and 35 refugees. Over 187 persons accepted Jesus, and
35 rededicated their lives while 13 made a decision to be baptised.
We give God the glory He deserves for this tremendous result.
John Duco, DCI Partner in Liberia
I am invited to give youth Bible training in Chin State in Myanmar
on 24-30 March, and then I go to a conference in Magwe on 14-20
April, may you kindly remember me in your prayer.
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I am looking for prayer partners for my church in Algeria where we
are having a bad time right now.
Aghouiles, Limay - France
How can we use this new-fangled Internet thing to share the gospel?
A worldwide web evangelism focus day is helping to provide answers
for any believer with a computer.
here for a special page from Internet Evangelism Day
Yesterday in Loro Church for the Poor I met with Ojok who is an
orphan that we gave one goat to some time ago. Now the first goat
has multiplied into seven goats. He told me that he only gets to go
to school because from time to time he sells a goat or kid to pay
the school fees. Recently he fell down from a mango tree and broke
one of his legs and because he was able to sell one goat to pay for
the treatment he was taken to hospital otherwise he would have been
left to recover at home any way he could. He is a happy man.
Purkweri, DCI Banking for the Poor - Uganda
first goat cost us just $15, this year they are a bit more no but
I have a question. I want to know how can a young preacher keep his
ways pure? Here in Nigeria 80% of ministers go to shrines to get
power because 90% of people come to churches looking for miracles
and visions. I am so tired with this situation and do not know what
to do. People from the West seem to support only the churches with
hundreds or thousands of people and to have this multitude, some
ministers go to any lengths.
Name withdrawn as a courtesy, we have sent a long reply
Les and Pilar
here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving
forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we are
curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Saturday I went to Quetta to visit our DCI School of Mission. All
the students and the teacher were very happy. Students shared their
testimonies how God is working in their lives through these
beautiful courses. One said that in beginning he was empty but now
he is filled with the Word of God.
Sarwar Masih, Lahore - Pakistan
§ Hello Sarwar, For me the most important thing of all is that
people serve and do something with what they have learned in class.
Let them go somewhere to bless others. No-one should be allowed to
finish the course and then go back to where they were before they
started, unless this is what they want. After the training they can
carry the weight of vision, passion and responsibility and will be
disappointed if they are given nothing to live for. The Lord has a
plan and a place for everyone and with the manpower He raises you
could see a move of the Spirit in all Pakistan and over the borders
should minister in one way or another, training is not there to
motivate or to get people to go or serve. Rather we equip people who
are already motivated and ministering so that they can do their
ministry more effectively. We are not in the business of hyping
people up or promoting a ministry or rank. We work with people who
are taking responsibility and who are already trying to do
Alexander Venter, Doing Church book, p167
not ask God to bless what we are doing. We must see what God is
doing and go and bless it, learn from it and work with it. True
worship always results in 'hearing God' together and births ministry
1. We are looking for an Arabic
speaker/writer to check, edit and complete our pages in Arabic.
2. We are
looking for some very Internet-savvy young people to develop and
edit a section for the world's youth on this DCI website. We can
provide all the infrastructure for audio, video, podcasts and all
other things that 21st century young people want.
Please contact Les Norman
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is very great in Gourcy (in the Sahel, the dry north of Burkina
Faso) but because of the support of people like you our school is
still going and the children are blessed. The money that we send up
to Gourcy for the children feeding is not sufficient, but it helps
to give rice and beans to about 170 children in the primary school.
Today in Ouagadougou one bag of 500kg of rice is $35 or £20. Your
gifts from DCI are welcome and because of the help we are able to
feed the children, and they are happy.
Josephine Ouedraogo, AEAD, Ouagadougou
§ Josephine and her husband Philippe have been DCI Partners since
1984. Today among many other activities they have 3000 poor children
in 70 simple schools across Burkina Faso.
I have just spent a couple of hours with a neighbour whom I knew
was not very well. He broke down to me and I prayed for him. He
prays each night but for other people as he feels that even how much
pain and suffering he has, others are worse off than him. I would
also like to give him some verses from the Bible to read, can you
help me please?
Jessica, try this
page which is one of ours, and here are some more good ones from
Walk by Faith and
everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live
not on the basis of what he couldn't do but on what God said He
Chinese government is carefully broadcasting a an image of religious
tolerance ahead of the Summer Olympics in Beijing but the facts tell
a different story. See this
Open Doors USA page.
Patricia Jacqueline Yañez Ruiz, 41, Concepción-Chile
We are working with the Quechua people and we would welcome people
to come and work with us short or long-term.
Andres, 29, Potosi-Bolivia
A missionary is not a person who crosses the seas,
but a person who sees the Cross.
Who can tell me how to open a Christian bookshop in my town of
Janaini Ribeiro Miranda, 26, Figueirópolis - Brasil