Greetings to all in the precious Name of our Savior and Lord - Jesus - The NAME that is above every name and the LORD who is King and Redeemer of the world and all that is in it. May HE be praised forever and ever and may we always fall down to worship at His feet giving thanks and praise for HIS kindness and giving HIM the glory that is due! Praise the Lord!
We want to thank all of you who have signed up to receive our newsletter and ask your forgiveness for the fact that we haven't written for so long. DCM has been growing and thriving, thanks to the prayers and gifts of all the saints, and thanks to God for His faithfulness and His love that wants all to come to the knowledge of the truth. We have now completed one full year of full time ministry and have traveled just like Jesus and His disciples did, from place to place proclaiming the Good News to whoever would receive us. Praise the Lord because the Gospel is preached to the nations. Our ministry has taken us to many places throughout the year and we have been greatly encouraged at the hunger and thirst for His Word among His people. Many have been saved and many more restored and renewed because of the blessing of His eternal Word. The Word of God is indeed powerful.
When this ministry was formed we didn't completely understand it, why bring the Word of God to people in this way? But time after time we see scales fall off as people experience like new born babes the fresh milk of His Word. We can only stand in awe and amazement at the Power in His Word as it is spoken directly from the Scriptures to the people!
NEW VENUES & AVENUES OF MINISTRY!
DCM has added new venues to the work since we started. We now have several venues to bring directly from the Scriptures.
Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 5, 6 & 7
Last Supper Shalom - John 13, 14, 15, 16
The Temple and Olivet Discourse - Matthew 23, 24 & 25
The Book of James - James
All of these are in faith internalized by Dennis and spoken in dramatic presentation. Two of them have complete casts. We have never failed to see God's grace in these endeavors. Dennis is completely in His care during the memorization process and in the delivery. Please continue to pray for him and we thank you for that. Your prayers do make such a difference as we are daily encouraged in this work.
We are also branching out into Vacation Bible School demonstrations. The Lord has told us to script the VBS venues of churches to add the dimension of Jesus and His disciples being among the children. This is a vital area of ministry with so much potential for salvation among the children of this age.
Pray also for these other venues - Retreats, Conferences, Workshops and University level teaching. Dennis was at Azusa Pacific University's Global Missions Conference last week and what a blessing it was to present Sermon on the Mount to these eager young Christians and then to teach a class! Please pray for more of these. Our retreat venue is centered around the Psalms and features Dennis as Jesus presenting various Psalms to enhance the retreat and then retreat sessions that go with the presentations. We have endeavored to make it simple and restful - a true watering experience for Christians. Conferences and workshops are areas vital to teaching about Bible demonstration among God's people. This is an area that needs a lot of prayer as it is vital that we all refine our ministry to be a faithful and true witness of Jesus.
There are so many areas that the Lord is calling DCM to. We must work out music and a CD of these presentations and our travel must increase so that as many as possible will be reached. We need promotional materials and the cost of these is very high. But we feel such a pressing need from the Lord to work very hard and to not grow weary and we stand with you in your efforts to this end as well. Please pray that DCM will be able to organize summer missions venues to reach out through dramatic presentations to the cities. We will need volunteer casts (maybe you!) and monetary & logistical support for this vision to come to pass. Pray that churches and individuals will catch onto this vision.
We are excited to tell you that DCM is tithing to missions around the world. DCM supports missions to Beit Immanuel Messianic Congregation in Israel, the mission to the Gypsies of Jerusalem, Haiti ministry to provide wells to the people, Nepal mission, Sudan mission & the Hope Rescue Mission here in South Bend and to the mission of Voice of the Martyrs. If we didn't report this before, we are very sorry, as we have been supporting all these for almost a year except the one in Nepal which we just recently added. This is so exciting because we get to see how each of our ministry brings hope and faith to the ministries of others. Please pray for these missions and missionaries, they are truly on the cutting edge and they have many enemies to combat all day and all night. If any of you would like us to forward their e-letters to you please let us know, they will truly bless you and will help in focusing your prayers and you will bless them by reading and praying for their needs. We stand in faith with you that our tithes to these missions will increase.
We want to impress on each of you the dire need for faith partners in DCM. Some of you have already been led to partner with DCM and others have donated sums. We haven't been very insistent on this in the past but we are led now to plead our case before you. Please do consider partnering on a regular basis with this ministry. Our ministry needs to go to all of God's people, not just larger churches. We have never and will never turn down a congregation, no matter how small or poor because this Gospel doesn't belong to us, it belongs to God and His people. Therefore, we stand in faith with you that the gifts of our partners and churches will be enough to subsidize the small congregations who themselves are faithful in little. We do need renewal and revival in the church in these days so we must all of us go out into the highways and byways with the Gospel of Jesus. How do we know who will be reached and from where? The church where Dennis was saved was a congregation of 10 and we were sent out from there in faith. And now that congregation of 10 has reached many people from all over! This is how God works! He, the greatest of all, was born in a manger! Let's all be faithful to His model.
We want to bless you and ask you to periodically visit our website, say at least once a month, and pray over our schedule. We, like you, are so needy for prayer. As you pray for DCM, pray for each other and for a great revival in the nation and in the world. Pray that DCM will reach many many more and that we will all be encouraged to the point of ACTING upon His Word! Please print this newsletter and pray that it blesses and is fruitful. We will endeavor from now on to maintain monthly contact with you. Send us your prayer and praises, we are eager to hear from you what God is doing in your lives.
With love in the Name of Jesus,
Dennis & Wendy Cole