It has been a long winter. So many good things have happened since January 1st! We have a news blog where you can find the most up to date news for DCM. This blog makes it so we can email quick news items to post immediately and we will also archive our newsletters there. You can bookmark the site to visit often and you can also post comments if you join the blog community. The site can be found at http://dcministries.blogspot.com and the link to the site is available on our website. We are keeping our regular news page until we see how this works out. Visit and tell us what you think!
Sermon On The Mount DVD & CD
We published a DVD and CD of Sermon on the Mount. The DVD looks great and was professionaly done by RPM Communications in Medford, OR. Dennis' brother Michael owns the company and is such a friend and help to us. You can order online. We have also recorded a devotional audio CD of Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5, 6 & 7. Wendy has created original music to underscore the audio presentation by Dennis. This CD will enhance your driving, prayer and meditaiton time or a Bible study. You can also order this CD online. Just click this link: DVD & CD Of Sermon On The Mount
We are humbled and honored to report over 250 commitments to Jesus Christ since the year began. Commitments include many older people and kids and teenagers. We are truly blessed to be on their family tree. Thank you all so much for your prayers and commitment to the salvation of the lost!
DCM is now an Artist Associate of World Vision, the international children's relief sponsorship organization. This is such an incredible blessing to this ministry! Our website was spotted by another associate of World Vision and they called us and invited Dennis to their yearly conference in Orlando, FL. He "just happened" do be doing ministry in Florida that very week and had those very days free to go to the conference! Can you believe God's timing? Now where ever we go we have in our suitcase the folders of 30 or more precious children needing sponsors and we get to put their folders on our ministry table. So far - again since January - over 50 kids have been sponsored through DCM! Every time we get in a new batch of kids, we spread them all out on the table and lay hands on each child and pray for their future foster parents. Our family has sponsored a little boy from Niger for about 4 years now and it has really been a blessing to us. Please pray for this aspect of the ministry - its not exactly acting but it is quite DRAMATIC when you think of the changes that can be wrought through the sponsorship of even one child! If you would like to sponsor a child, please contact us or click on the World Vision link and we can get you started.
We have done a lot of traveling. Dennis did a revival week in Florida, we traveled several times to California and the Midwest and have gone all over New Mexico. We had a really blessed time during the Passover holiday - Last Supper Shalom has never been better. Dennis has been the guest speaker at many end of year Christian school chapel services and we have seen many kids come to Christ as a result. He was the commencement speaker at a large school in Downey, CA and spent time just last week on the Biola University campus doing outreach and classroom work. There is so much to do. God is faithful and keeps blessing our schedule to be filled. We have 4 VBS weeks scheduled for this summer and expect a very busy time for the next 4 months. Please pray over our schedule - you can download a copy of it at http://dcministries.com/schedule.htm and hang it on your fridge or put it in your Bible. Your prayers are so very effective!
KINGDOM ACTING TRAINING:
We are excited to announce 4 dates for Kingdom Acting Training!
* July 5 - 8 - 6pm - Regional Training - Ambassadors of Love, South Bend, IN.
* July 18 - 21 - 6pm - Regional Training - Oasis Community Church, Moreno Valley, CA
* Aug. 13 - Regional Training - First Baptist, Bedford, IA
* Sept. - Regional Training - Maranatha Congregation, Albuquerque, NM
You can find out more and download a brochure and registration form at http://dcministries.com/training.htm - Again please pray for these training sessions and sign up for one yourself!
The productions are really tightening up and looking great. "Acting One" is becoming another cornerstone of the ministry as is "Showtime Or Acts of the Holy Spirit". A lot of people are signing up and showing enthusiasm for Kingdom Acting Training and this is so exciting because our heart is to train and send out as many as the Lord supplies us with. The time is ripe. Please help us with your prayers, suggestions, donations and don't forget to sign up yourself! We need to have a permanent training center here in Albuquerque but we also need to do regional training sessions as often as possible.
Needs & Prayer Requests:
As you know if you have been following along for awhile, we moved the ministry and our family to Albuquerque originally with the understanding and promise from a local church to give missionary support and also be a spiritual covering for the DCM and our family. This was to have started within the first few months of our arrival. Unfortunately, their committment has fallen through on what was promised. We don't yet understand why God has let this happen but we lean on Him all the more for His wisdom for the ministry and for our family. Please pray - though we have faith that where God guides, He provides, we see the need more than ever for individuals & churches to commit to missionary support. DCM is growing by leaps and bounds but it is really under-capitalized. Our expenses in travel and overhead take up about half of what we bring in and the other half goes to salary. Please pray about what you can do in monthly, quarterly or yearly support of this mission. With your prayers and financial committment, DCM will be funded for the many projects that are currently underway. We ask that you please take a moment to answer this newsletter with your thoughts, ideas and encouragement. We don't hear from very many of you too often and it would bless us so much at this particular time to hear from you and read what you have to say. Outreach evangelism ministry like this can be lonely, especially when you are new to an area and are still in the first stages of building it. Our family would really benefit from your letters at this time and thanks so very much.
PROJECTS & VISION
NEW VENUES: ACTING ONE & SHOWTIME OR ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - We are so blessed to keep adding venues. God's hand is really on Dennis as the annointing to internalize these Scriptures continues apace. Please keep him in your prayers to find the time and space each day to focus on these venues. He spends a lot of time on the phone making appointments and setting up events in between his travel time.
KINGDOM TRAINING CENTER: DCM will focus on training of Bible demonstrators and to start to establish centers for training in partner churches. The first training center will be in Albuquerque, N.M. Please think about how you may add wings to your prayers by helping financially. We know that God is leading us in this direction and it will require a lot of prayer and commitment from many people as well as personnel to help run the project.
DCM SUMMBER VBS - A total immersion VBS 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. Pray for our summer VBS projects. Please visit our VBS Page to find out more.
DCM RETREATS & CONFERENCE VENUES - Sermon on the Mount, Book of James, Romans 9-11, Psalms, Bible Demonstrations, Acting One, Showtime or Acts of the Holy Spirit, and workshops. Please pray for our 2005-2006 schedule regarding these venues. We would likeso much to go forward more than we have in these areas. If you or somebody you know is looking for retreat and conference ideas, please let us know.
PUBLISHING PROJECTS - DCM is currently working on curriculums for youth ministry, Kingdom Training, VBS ministry, and books about this ministry. Pray for help in finding time to write and edit and for publishing opportunites.
ARE YOU CALLED TO THIS MINISTRY? - write to us, call us or email us. He has a place for you, a purpose and a vison for your life in Him. We would be so delighted and blessed to hear your thoughts and dreams.