Our DCI World Christmas
God moved in a great way with the
street kids who enjoyed a big roast and an Argentine potato salad, they ate
a lot, almost without stopping for most of them. Normally they eat in street
soup kitchens and the kind of food they had was a miracle for them. The
happiness on their faces was indescribable, filled of joy, happy with
everything. In spite of the fierce heat that day we did everything we
planned to do. We got them together and we made an prayer of gratefulness to
God for the celebration. We felt like privileged people at that moment, your
love for them deserves a great applause. Later we distributed the gifts,
some very nice clothes that was a finishing touch for these children,
because their parents if they have any, can never buy anything for them, not
even the minimum necessities.
Mariela Ruiz, Buenos Aires.
Who is DCI ? That’s
us - the editors, and members of this global on-line fellowship. See the
other reports from Peru, India and Uganda further down the page, Burkina is
still to come.
Les and Pilar, the editors
Really liked Euro Mission Congress
It was inspiring to see so many
young people worshipping the Lord together at the Tema Mission Know it, Live
it, Share it Conference in Germany! There were a lot of different missionary
organizations and it was interesting to speak to people and find out about
their work! We were 13 from Belarus,– 3 girls and 10 guys. We
had our national flag with us, but most people have never seen it before, so
many were asking ‘Where are you from?’ We were at the seminars and were
praying for the refugees in different parts of the world and collected
offerings for them. There were a couple of very special seminars that will
also stay in my memory. Pictures
Olga Semenova, Lepel.
From China back to Jerusalem
Djalma a missionary that I work in
training in India and I are going to Korea to discuss a partnership for
Horizontes Latin America at the sugestion of Luis Bush. The aim is to work
with Project Back to Jerusalem, training Chinese people to travel the Silk
Road back to Calvary.
David Botelho, World Horizons,
4,650 people, 5 villages hear Gospel.
We showed the Jesus Film and 280
accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. These are largely Muslim and animist
remote villages where literacy is very low. A church is under
construction in Keleguem and will have adult literacy programs. We hope to
open 21 literacy centers providing education and the Gospel for 30 people
each over 40 days using Biblical teaching material.
Pasteur Ouédraogo Philippe,
Thirsting to know the Word of God
I thank God for your free
lessons on the Word for all the Third World countries
Nsabimana Blaise, Bujumbura.
All 85 Mission School in Chinese
We are very pleased to announce that
our entire School
of Mission in Chinese language is now on this website, translated
in Central China, in secret. The Course is free of charge, as always and in many
languages. If you have contacts in China please let them know as our
means of publicity and distribution is severely restricted.
Les and Pilar, the editors
Who are we?
See our work with photos
Prayer needed for visit
I will be leading a secret ten-day
training course on Islamic culture and mission to Muslim people. Although
there are 22 million Muslims in China, the 23 participants are heading
elsewhere in the Muslim world as missionaries. I am humbled by the Chinese
church's vision to take the gospel back to Jerusalem from where it started -
and all lands en route, which are mostly Muslim. I am entering a very
sensitive situation indeed in which I could be refused entry if word got to
the wrong people. I will be taken from the airport to a discrete and spartan
location where I will live with the students. No one enters or leaves the
premises for the duration. Already some of the organizers have been arrested
Writer well known to us
Name withdrawn for security
This mission in Cienfuegos province
will God willing soon be a church as we have 20 people already. The free School
of Mission is going to be decisive in training this new church as it
gives us so much growth and vision. We have a lot of missionaries
wanting to come as well.
Alexei y Milca Rico, Buenavista.
60,000 at Taizé in Hamburg
"Since yesterday morning
Hamburg is no longer what it was, suddenly, it tastes different!" was
how one Hamburg journalist described the city. Nearly 60,000 young adults
came for the event and no less than 20,000 were housed in families. A
joint letter from the Catholic and Protestant churches offered a generous
welcome. Read the full report
and see photos
The Taizé Community, France
Germany - India
6 week India-Pakistan mission trip
We have 2 or 3 services and smaller
meetings each day plus pastors meetings, seminars, visits to orphanages,
leprosy stations, open air meetings and services in the slums like those in
Mumbai. We need Gods protection and the anointing of the holy spirit and the
right word for each occasion. At home, my church in Berlin will have 40 days
of special fasting and prayer.
Johannes W. Matutis, Pastor
Buduburam Liberian Refugee Camp
We have received educational and
agricultural materials for peasant farmers, training in secretarial skills
and an orphanage school from Healing Hands International, USA. However the
number of refugees is now 75,000 and we hope that God will provide more help
for us according all in His riches in Glory.
Anthony Macedo Barlee, Accra.
Vast convention in bamboo tent
Many thousands of people attended
every day, hundreds came forward for prayer, thousands of meals were served,
23 students graduated from the pioneer mission school. After one night
service with 1400 people we could feel the presence of God, demons screamed
and went, many were healed and set free. Now we are on 21 days fasting for
the city. We are badly in need of 300 more Malayalam Bibles for the new
Pastor Daniel and Lily, Kerala.
Free Bible School Materials DCI Banking for the Poor
The World Christmas
To our surprise 350 people turned
up! Jai Yeshu, Jai Yeshu (Praise Jesus) was the sweet chanting which
the poor, the lame and blind people recited with joy. Pastor Stanley
John gave a Christmas message. Many confessed that it was for the first time
they heard the gospel and everyone invited Jesus into their hearts. With
great joy our church people served food to them. One of them said "I
never got so much love in my whole life". Even while they were
eating food we were singing songs to them which they picked up very easily.
We also gave blankets to the needy and an invitation to come to church. To
our surprise we were thrilled to see them in church the following Sunday!
What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas, we have made friends with these
people for whom Christ died. We are very thankful to you for sharing with
those that have nothing. You have turned many tears of sorrow into joy
and have had a great impact in the lives of poor people which will always be
remembered. It was the best Christmas party our church ever had as
many people have joined church after that.
John Joseph, Central India.
Tour 2004 Africa can come to you.
Under His Wings and The Reidelij
Ministry with international gospel singers Hits are visiting Kenya, Uganda
and Tanzania and we can still visit more cities if you contact me. Africa
shall be saved.
Rev. Wycliffe Mboya, Kisumu
Spain needs church planters
There are more than 7000 villages
without even a mission point. I want to contact people who want to join me
in this because the harvest in plentiful but the workers few. This is urgent
because if the harvest is lost it is lost forever.
César Emilio Gramajo D.
How true this is, we just came back and although there are some very bright
spots for the gospel, overall the situation is bleak. Over 20 years ago we
went on foot around maybe 20 villages in Teruel giving out leaflets
and talking. People said we were the first ever to come with the gospel.
Little has changed since then. Les and Pilar, the editors.
DCI World Christmas
Loaves and fishes truly multiplied
It has been wonderful, and you will
never believe that 350 poor children, teenagers, adults and elderly people
turned up. The people from church were up very early getting the food ready
and they did it in the street with tremendous love and enthusiasm, the
cooking pans were huge.The children were first in and from 10 o'clock till 3
in the afternoon we had the Word of God through songs, drama, puppets and
the Christmas message explained, it was just beautiful. You know that had
planned for 200 people to come but people kept on coming until we counted
350 with us. We could see Jesus working a miracle amongst us because the
loaves and fishes were genuinely multiplied because we had never planned or
provided for so many people. Even when everyone had finished we still had
plenty left over to take out on Christmas Eve to 50 poor Quechuas in
Yanamilla. It was a very special experience to be actually in a stable with
a real manger with all these people from 5pm till 11 at night. We could feel
the cold of the night, and the rain coming down and turning the ground to
mud. We all slept on the floor as these people do and we felt their
poverty. The people didn't stop singing and praising the Lord and listening
to the Word of God, they were full of joy and happiness. This has been the
most extraordinary Christmas that we have ever seen in our lives, thank you
for sharing your love and your hearts with the poorest people in this world.
Raquel Yupanqui and Max Candia,
Free Bible School Materials DCI Banking for the Poor
Republic of Congo
Need school+support to be a minister.
I'm graduate of master degree and
for a long time I'm wanting to be a minister. At university my wish was to
be an anthropologist but now I gave my life to Jesus Christ.
Bienvenu Baloubeta, Pointe-Noire.
I have an association of Pygmies and
HIV people, about 800 in Kigali so if is possible I would like to be your
partner from Rwanda, the very poor country of Africa after genocide of 1994.
Pastor Amani Placide.
We have changed our name
Clap House International is now
Apostolic Restoration Centre International'. Please pray and ask God to help
us meet the demand of the hour as to affect the world for Jesus Christ with
great miracles, signs, and wonders in his name.
Pastor Rasaki Solomon Erhenede,
After the war the church still there . .
God has led me to appoint three men
to train as pastors and I was praying to God to help me I came across your Bible
School materials and was led directly to use them. I will keep in touch,
maybe the Lord will lead teams to our war torn nation for gospel services.
Pastor Emmanuel Gibson, Freetown
In Brazil this week and next . .
I celebrate my first confirmation
service with over 100 people to be confirmed in Recife and 20 in Belo
Horizonte. I will ordain 3 people to CEEC
ministry as well as meeting with leadership teams and planning the
coming year. In Spain our community is growing steadily with re is a real
and growing interest in the Sunday services. We need to find a place to
worship, as my house is becoming very small for Communion and some people
here are put off by home churches. We are praying for the most suitable
place to hold our services so we may be able to reach more people with the
amazing hope and joy that is in Jesus.
Josep Roselló, Benissa.
Who are we?
See our work with photos
Party guests of honour were lepers who are blind . .
The remarkable Christmas party for
the lowly persons in Uganda, ''was the most marvelous, excellent and
historical celebration in the whole history of the disabled and lowly people
in Uganda'', said the local chairman of the blind, lame, street kids,
dying women and AIDS orphans. "This was the most real
Christmas party I have ever been to", said the Member of Parliament. We
had over 450 people with disabilities and our guests of honour were the
lepers who are also blind. Our Lord Jesus who was born for such a people,
the hopeless and downcast. The three Christmas cakes had the writing ''Jesus
cares and we too''. There was enough food, drinks and the joy was that each
one was able to eat and still leave enough for the refugees who could not
come for the party. In fact, the next morning my wife was still feeding the
people with what remained even though the number of people rose up beyond
our expectation. All the local radio stations made us the main news
''feeding over 450 poor people in Lira.'' and even the newspapers are
publishing what happened. The name of the Lord has been lifted in Lira more
than before. ''It was much more better than holding the biggest crusade in
Lira'', some one commented. ''We are really challenged'' said the
pastor from Burundi. After seeing the party Bishop Tom Okello was strongly
touched by God and he organized a similar party for all the refugees who
live in his church hall. The member of Parliament also wants to organize a
party for the children of the disabled in the refugee camps.
Pastor George and Jane Purkweri,
Ukraine - from last edition
Need a Kurdish Bible for new Christian
Dan Bardwell, Llviv.
A free source for a Sorani bible online is here
or to buy the Kurd Bible as a book contact Orientdienst,
Postfach 45 46, D-65035 Wiesbaden, West Germany, Fax:+49
(611) 940 60 41
United Kingdom - India
We are expecting 5,000 people . .
This week in India, in Tandur, a
town of 100,000, almost no churches, is 3 hours from Hyderabad, off the
beaten track. I shall be the only foreigner some of children have ever
seen. We are expecting 5,000 people on the last day of the gospel
meetings and about 120 delegates for the School of Healing. Please pray for
a great outpouring of God’s power and that God closes the door of hell for
John Fergusson, Salisbury.