An online global
spiritual community

3,000 free pages
43,002,434 hits

We make leaders
DCI School of Mission
with no walls,
no frontiers
and no fees

We make a difference
Banking for the Poor
Party with the Poor

We make ends meet
The Money Forum
Business for Mission
School of Money
Support for Mission

We make it possible
The DCI Fund

We reply to email
More information
Write to us

Who are we?


All DCI pages

All previous editions

Library of articles

Free literature

Support us

All cards welcome
Totally secure

Serving across
the world since 1987

An online spiritual
community with
pastors, people
and projects.

the call to the lost,
the last and the least
and open to all.

These pages in
16 world languages


Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page
Write Subscribe for a free monthly e-mail

Send your question or news

DCI World News logo
Work together    
Change the world
  How to join us     


Tell us what you are doing and where you live

Tell us what you think. Or Subscribe. Send this SMS free.

Your Name    Your E-mail   
160 letters remaining


March 2nd 2010

Silvia in Valparaiso, Chile, the editor of our Spanish edition says we are OK after the 8.8 earthquake and tsunami, the Lord protected us, the earthquake was a terrific experience, my 4th time. Our home has some cracks and broken things but over 800 people died, others are injured or still trapped. Please pray for Chile's people. BBC Video

Felly, our editor in RD Congo says 20 churches in Ngiri and Makala were destroyed last week by soldiers under orders. Same thing happened last November and here in Kinshasa we ask ourselves who will be next?

Tell us what you are doing

March 1st, 2010

Johnny Auguste in Haiti says I have started a plantation which will provide food for the 21 orphans in my family and food to give or sell to others. I am also doing business start-up seminars with some Banking for the Poor funds to give the poor women hope and a future. More photos 

Les Norman, the editor says sudden death and destruction hit Les Cayes as 1.5m of flood water swept through precisely where Johnny has taken the children and his own family for refuge from the earthquake damage and aftershocks.We have no news since. BBC Video shows the misery.

Click here to join us in helping Johnny's 21 children, all orphans.

Elias, Peru, says I am a guitarist, love missions, done some and want to go further. Haruna says I am with YWAM in Koutiala, Mali. Martin from Argentina is in missions in Paraguay. Sanjith, Canada is looking for a free degree level Bible course.

Tell us what you are doing


27th February, 2010

Philippe Ouedraogo says that I have been elected as Vice-President of the AoG's
4000 churches in Burkina Faso. You know that since 1984 your training, support, friendship and prayers have brought me to this. 

Tell us what you are doing

Comment by Les Norman, the editor
Philippe is one of our oldest friends. We saw this day coming way back in 1984 and send him our warmest congratulations on this well deserved recognition of years of hard work. Philippe has some 7000 poor children in 70 schools as well as churches, projects for the poor and training.

Biak in Myanmar says I am going to Chin State to hold a Youth Bible training, then hold a conference and visit 15 churches by train, bus or on foot. May God show me mercy on the journey and use me.

Tell us what you are doing

26th February, 2010

George Purkweri, Lira, Uganda says he thanks God for taking him as a destitute boy and raising him to work with the poor with micro-loans of money, pigs, chickens and goats, the party for the poorfree training, a rescue centre for young prostitutes, 38 churches for the poor and radio programs. Everyone here takes from the poor rather than give to them so I receive a respect that I do not deserve. The credit goes to God and to you people for raising me to this level. I remain simple and serving.

Tell us what you are doing

Ruth Morris
in London says that the free Pray As You Go daily 10 minute podcast is now available in Portuguese as well as English. 

Audio Pot
says they have 1000's of free audio programs for teachers to stimulate classroom discussion on the big questions of life.

Tell us what you have for free

25th February, 2010

Chris Chatteris reviews Invictus and says his home South Africa in 1995 was an exhilarating place to be if you were on the side of the angels but for many on the losing political side it was a place and time of nameless terrors. Nelson Mandela saw the 1995 Rugby World Cup as a unique opportunity to fight these fears.

Tell us what films you have seen this month

Ananta in Orissa, India says he trains village pastors and workers. Theophile leads the Horeb training centre in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Evelio says La Guajira, Colombia has a great revival for worship going on. Dominique in Haiti says we will do well to create jobs for young people.

Tell us what you are doing

24th February, 2010

Felix Corley at Forum 18 says Kazakhstan fined Zhanna-Tereza, with 6 children and no job, 100 times the minimum monthly wage for having a worship service in her home for women and children. Police said they discovered an illegal religious community.

Add a Comment

Share the Sound works with people in mission to provide sound and audio equipment. They say we understand your audio needs and want to meet them although
the requests exceed the supply.

Tell us what have you found like this ?

Les and Pilar Norman, the editors, are in Valencia, Spain from March 28th to April 3rd, e-mail if you would like to meet with us.

Tell us what you are doing

23rd February, 2010

Jules Wazeng says thank you for the books and Bibles he received from The DCI Fund for his Schools of Mission in Lubumbashi, DR Congo. Here's the photos.

Tell us what you are doing

Jessica Yeoh says we went to see where these web pages are made in Indonesia. We had a most eye-opening time seeing how people live, work and sleep, lepers were coming up to the car to beg, clothes were being washed in a filthy river. You really feel humbled, ashamed and blessed all at the same time. We visited the fish farm and a children's centre in the slums that The DCI Fund helped to start and then in bizarre contrast we had lunch in a modern city centre shopping mall.

Tell us what you are doing

22nd February, 2010

Ranledis Perez
says to click for photos of his weekend in Camaguey, Cuba.

Tell us what you are doing

Les Norman, the editor says watch out for e-mails from criminals disguised as charities or NGO's asking for money for Haiti. BBC story.

Izaias in Rio, Brazil wants help to learn Haiti Creole. Reuben in India says the DCI teaching materials are simple to understand and effective to use. Eduardo is a pastor in Tucuman, Argentina says DCI is a great blessing, he's praying for us. Vilma in Nicaragua says hello to everyone.

Tell us what you are doing

21st February, 2010
Johnny AugusteHaiti says I have rented a house for my 21 orphan children as the rains have come and we can't sleep outside. The aid is still in Port au Prince but we are miles away. Aftershocks keep coming. I sleep and eat with the kids as some are still in shock. God will help us as they don't have anyone and all government services are destroyed.

DCI is helping to house and feed the children and you can join us if you wish.

How to send funds to Johnny in Haiti or via DCI

EasyBibles is printing Gospel booklets
in 82 languages and posting them free to the world's poorest nations particularly Africa for field testing and feedback before printing large quantities at low prices. 

In India Hau Shoute and his wife do school ministry to the Hindus. Vera Lucia is a 5th year social service student and a pastor in Brazil. Désiré Etien Marcel, Ivory Coast leads the Christ, Hope of the Nations Mission.

Tell us what you are doing

20th February, 2010

If you are looking for ways to understand and reach Muslim neighbours here is a brilliant website of free resources in Arabic, French and English. 

Mah Malachi
Ivory Coast says all the new churches started by the School of Mission in Danane had a meeting, we baptized 9 people, shared the Eucharist and gave meals to the poor. It was wonderful.

Tell us what you are doing

Edisson, Ecuador is developing small plantations for 2000 poor Guayaquil families. Matias, Argentina is interested in the 10/40 window where the lost and poor of the world mostly live.

Tell us what you are doing

19th February, 2010

Pasteur Bertín, 44, is opening a School of Mission in Deventer, Holland in April and wants to join DCI.

Tell us what you are doing

Comment by Les Norman, the editor
Well done Bertín, God bless and help you, it is no easy thing to serve in deeply secular Europe. We think that if we can help a native pastor to go down the road to take God's word and His love to an unreached people then we do well, and if he takes others that is even better, and if they then cross the language or culture barrier and go where things are much less comfortable, then we really have succeeded. And through the free Schools of Mission program this is what has happened in thousands of places all over the world since 1987.

Gloria directs a home for poor children in Mexicali, Mexico. Carlos has the Bible in 12 languages on 12 web radio stations. Nicholas is a youth leader Ghana. Joel is serving the Sundanes Muslims in West Java, Indonesia.

Tell us what you are doing

18th February, 2010

Fred Lozo, Texas, USA, 68, with Engineers Without Borders says I like to encourage young pastors with advice on community development and how to use materials, tools and manpower to build their own homes. I built my own home and erected a windmill without any help so it can be done. My website.

Yohan, India wants to start a school for poor children. Francisco, Alicante, Spain has a sailing boat and gets to talk about the Lord to visitors. Juan has a Christian networking website in PeruRuben is raising a new church in San Luis, Argentina.

Tell us what you are doing

17th February, 2010

Felly Nsungu, DR Congo says that a faithful friend is a strong defence and he that has found one has found a treasure. Thank you because people right across Africa are being blessed by your strong network of support, it's somewhere to share trials and triumphs. When you see that you’re not alone, then life’s challenges are not so daunting anymore.

Add your comment

Silvia is to open a rehab centre in Spain sent by her church in Brazil. Marco works in a School of Mission in North Chile for all Latin America. Kwakye Frank is in his final year at University of Winneba, Ghana and a youth pastor. Paulo, Brazil wants to know all about mission in France.

Tell us what you are doing

16th February, 2010

Ben Wanyonyi has started a School of Mission for up to 400 pastors that he met in Western Kenya even though he lives in the UK.

Mirian is the pastor of 4,300 children in Maua, Brazil, many of them are poor and suffer violence from their parents, website. Haja Hope is doing 3 months missions training to go to Níger. Jose, Peru wants to find a way to take God's Word to Algeria.

Tell us what you are doing


Click to see our Picassa Albums from around the world.
Choose one and then click Slideshow to see the display.

Click for Schools of Mission around the world
Click for Banking for the Poor projects
Click for projects to help orphans and the poor
Click to see some of the people in the DCI family
Click to s
ee our School of Mission lessons in many languages

Over Christmas people in DCI literally fed 5000 people by taking food, drinks, gifts, music, drama, clowns and a big smile to some of the poorest men, women and children in the world
Click here to the photo album or click on the country names to see some very beautiful faces from Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Papua, Peru Villages, Peru Children and Uganda.

Easy to print page here and page two here

More from the Amazon here
More from Andes and Amazon here

15th February, 2010

John Ling, Myanmar has now published Pastor Eric C Madisson's classic book 'You Can Find God's Best' in the Chin language. Click for free downloads in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian,
Chin and for Urdu on CD or in a book, ask by e-mail.

Beth has a church in Japan, another for Filipinos, supports missions in North Africa and interested in China. Luis Valdez in Bolivia has an online supervised DCI Bible School. Jose Luis, Mexico wants to preach in Cuba. Amenyenou, from Togo, pastor in Ivory Coast leads a Bible School.

Tell us what you are doing

13th February, 2010
Silvia Vergara, Chile says 2,200 young people attended CIMA 2010 [You Tube] in Argentina with famous Chinese author of Celestial Man, Brother Yun. In March I hope to start one or two DCI free Schools of Mission here in Valparaíso.

Tell us what you are doing

Juliana in Brazil is looking for an English language course. Alberto works with young people and women in prison in Cordoba, Argentina and does workshops for young addicts. Augustine does mission in north Nigeria. Henry, Peru gives 3000 magazines to children every 8 weeks, fotos.

Tell us what you are doing

12th February, 2010

Mah Malachie, Ivory Coast says I am very happy with rice buying, selling and cooking business sponsored by The DCI Fund to support the School of Mission and new churches here in Danane. Big photos.

Rolando Canazas back in Lima, Peru says I feel very sad and tired because I can't get anyone to help the native peoples of Rio Santiago where floods destroyed homes, crops and left thousands of young and old without basic services, night is very cold. All you see are lines of people waiting for food or clothes. Video 

Tell us what is happening with you

11th February, 2010

Ojie Solitario says on Monday we opened a School of Mission in Panabo City, Philippines with 14 students, ages 14-26, the context really bring a "big bang" in me.

This week David Norman, Jessica and Hannah are in KL and then Tangerang, Indonesia to visit Yoppi, the HQ of DCI Asia. DCI people from the UK, Myrt and Rhonda are going to Michael's village in Malawi in March to see the clinic being built there and to make plans for future work. Colin and Lynne are going to Haiti and Cuba in July.

Tell us what is happening with you

10th February, 2010

Daniel, India says fanatics attacked one of our pastor's and threatened him. He was the first Christian in this village and he has 60 new believers. Every believer has been told to reconvert or their homes will be burned.

Tell us what is happening with you

Maricarmen, Castellon, Spain has followed Jesus for 24 years, teaches children and is in the mission committee. Anamaria, Moquegua, Peru counsels young mothers. André in Gabon is a pastor, missionary and teacher. Darling, Argentina is looking for help in work with drug-addicts.

Tell us what you are doing

9th February, 2010

John Henry Newman, 1801-1890 said, "God has created me to do some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for nothing. I shall do good. I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place even while not intending it if I only keep His commandments. Therefore I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; if in perplexity, my perplexity may serve him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He know what He is about. He may take away my friends, He may throw me among strangers, He may make me feel desolate, even make my spirit sink and hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about."

Add a Comment

Comment from Gloria Remon, Spain
I liked this so much I have sent it to all my friends.

Comment from Sandra Hoving, UK
What a word this was for 2 missionaries we were with on Cambodia/Thailand border

8th February, 2010

Johnny AugusteHaiti is suddenly the father of 21 children who have all lost their parents in the earthquake, even though his own home is unusable. He says he loves his new job and says thanks for the funds sent over to help the children. See full story on January 26th. More photos

Tell us what you are doing

How to send funds to Johnny in Haiti

India says after our Mercy Home pastor JM baptized 58 Hindu men and women he was taken to the police station, beaten brutally and put in hospital.

Tell us what is happening with you

Yao N'Guettier, Ivory Coast says my wife and I are passionate to do marriage counseling. Márcio, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Brazil says we welcome people to do mission here and we want to send people to you.

Tell us what you are doing

6th February, 2010

David Armadà of EMSI Mision
Spain says a container full of medical equipment and medicines has left for Burkina Faso to equip the team of 35 surgeons, doctors, nurses, dentists and helpers who are taking the gospel and free treatment to hundreds of poor children at Easter.

Tell us what you are doing

Oscar, Mexico says I met Christ a year ago and he changed my life, the Christian family is beautiful. Etienne, 40, is studying theology in Banfora, Burkina Faso. Alejandra wants to find a French speaking church in Biel, Switzerland. Eydel, Honduras is happy to find this page and all the help.

Tell us what you are doing

5th February, 2010

Inam, Montgomerywalla, Pakistan says I love my people and especially those who love the Lord. Thank you for your free School of Mission, 15 people with very limited in literacy have learned so much and improved their relationship with the Lord. 

Tell us what you are doing

A grandfather has written two beautiful little books about Jesus for small children in English, Spanish, Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese. Free from here.

Tell us what you have found for free

4th February, 2010

Henri Nouwen writes, "Often we want to be able to see into the future and say, "How will next year be for me? Where will I be five or ten years from now?" There are no answers to these questions. Mostly we have just enough light to see what we have to do in the coming hour or the following day. The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark. When we are able to take the next step and trust that we will have enough light for the step that follows, we can walk through life with joy and be surprised at how far we go. Let's rejoice in the little light we carry and not ask for the great beam that would take all shadows away."

Add a Comment

Bertin has a church and Bible School in Holland, wants to use our free studies. Pedro works in hospitals in Argentina, wants to work with us. Justus works in telecoms in Kenya and wants to do the free studies.

Tell us what you are doing

3rd February, 2010
Eddie Brito says I could not watch the suffering on TV and just pray so I came to 
Haiti. I am a volunteer in the hospital, paying for medicine and talking to the victims about God’s love. See my photos here. Huge numbers of orphans and injured children are still outside the hospital, everything is very difficult. Doctors sleep on dirty floors, very exhausted and emotionally broken. Doctors and nurses please come, we have a safe place for you. Goods and toys can come in tax free, but will the millions raised ever arrive here?

Tell us what you are doing

Les Norman, the editor says to send help fast through Eddie in Haiti phone Western Union with your credit card. In the UK is it Freephone 0800 833 833. Then e-mail him with the number.

Free four 90 minute bible study materials here with biblical teaching about money and possessions from a very reliable source - Stewardship in the UK 

Tell us what you have found for free

2nd February, 2010

Free full colour evangelistic leaflets in easy-English and African-French also in Swahili, Portuguese and Fulani. Ask for them here 

Tell us what you have found for free

Darwin, Ecuador shows Christian films on a giant screen. Jimoh, Nigeria says I have finished my political science degree and want to be pastor. Louis Bertrand says bonjour from Gabon. Mariana, Romania says I want to follow the School of Mission and find a Pentecostal Church in Italy.

Tell us what you are doing

Click here to send in your news or story

Next page

Find this news again fast
Press Ctrl+D to bookmark this page
Write Remind Me for a monthly e-mail


Click to see our Picassa Albums from around the world.
Choose one and then click Slideshow to see the display.

Who are we ?

Click here to see our Vision and Values statement.
Click here to see an illustration of what we do, more or less.
Click here to see our statement of faith

Click here to see a forthcoming Wikipedia article on our work, researched and written independently of ourselves as part of academic studies requested by the prestigious Fuller Seminary in the USA.


How to join us?
Click here for a special page

DCI has never been a fund-raising organisation nor do we make appeals, send out magazines or ask for offerings, rather we are a gathering point for people who feel called to giving for the benefit of the last, the lost and the least of the world. As Pastor Oswald Smith famously said in the 1930's, "If you can't go yourself, then for God's sake, send someone else."


Les Norman is a journalist, writer and a fund manager with the DCI Fund, serving the lost, the last and the least of the world. Since 1977 he has been following the call of Christ. He is married to Pilar and they have three grown up children.
Contact me or invite me


Send in your question, news or story

Library of all previous editions

To the ends of the earth
till the end of the age.