Matthew 7:13-14

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in through it. Because narrow is the gate and straight is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

Thursday, January 01, 2004

DCM News - January 2004

Another year has passed and DCM is now in its 3rd year of operation. We are proud of what God has done this year, in us and in those we have met along the way. He is truly awesome and loving. The road is never easy but its a good road and even with all the rocks, ruts and ditches He is ever faithful. DCM just completed an incredible holiday season. Poor Dennis was on the road from all of November through the end of December. He was home just long enough Thanksgiving to gobble his turkey down and then was off again. We missed him desperately sometimes but God was so faithful to keep us in close contact through the phone. He is such a good husband and father that its hard to give him up. Stephanie, Dennis and I,. Wendy, all flew to the Southwest for a two week ministry trip and to see family for the holidays. As usual, God was at the airport to meet us, fly with us, lend us a car through the faithfulness of ministry friends for an entire 2 weeks and 1000's of miles! We stayed with saints in Albuquerque and family members in Nevada and California. We ministered at Calvary Chapel Osuna Rd in Albuquerque and Capitol Christian Fellowship in Santa Fe. Both services were awesome and the people were equally awesome. Please be encouraged that the Church really functions! People are faithful and true to carry out even the most mundane and thankless tasks with sweet attitudes and grateful hearts. The loving kindness of God's church is yet one more proof of His love and His very being. There is a really nice video of our service at CCABQ 0n 12-17 if you would like to view it from their archives. DCM appears 1/2 way, 42 minutes, through the service and opens with an incredible ballet from Stephanie. You can fast forward by sliding your player bar to that counter point. Click on link to play and your media player will open and connect, you must be online.
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We pray that 2004 sees many many precious people come to know the Lord and that those who do know Him will draw even closer to Him as He seeks out fellowship with His beloved bride, the Church. May the Lord bless and keep each and every one of you who reads this and may He bless our nation and our world with the sure knowledge of His sovereignty in all things.
The Lord has put so much on our hearts to tackle this year. As you may know, we are doing VBS at some churches this summer. This is a total immersion program where kids and workers all wear costume and is in a market place setting with 1st century shops. Jesus and other biblical characters from DCM interact through script-ures at various points during the day and week.
Also, we need your prayers and support and suggestions and contacts to get started on our retreat and conference venues, publishing projects and street ministry projects. There are so many ways we can all use the Scripture to help people interact with the Word of God. We plan to train many Bible demonstrators this year and want to start to establish centers for training in partner churches. Please go to our website, prayerfully consider how God might be calling you into this ministry and then write to us, call us or email us. He has a place for you, a purpose and a vision for your life in Him. We would be so delighted and blessed to hear your thoughts and dreams.