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

Friday, December 31, 2004

DCM News July - December 2004

Dear Friends,

IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE WE POSTED NEWS because of the heavy travel schedule this summer and because of our move to Albuquerque, NM. in August. Next time this happens we'll be able to keep the website posted of all the events as they occur because DCM has purchased a laptop for Wendy to use wherever we are. But we'll do our best now to update you. Thanks for stopping by and reading about us. We really appreciated your interest. Please email us using the form on the Contact page and let us know what you have been up to.

STREET MINISTRY JULY 2004 - This was a really busy and productive month for DCM. In July we accomplished our first street ministry in Provincetown, MA. We did this in partnership with First Light Church of Chatham, Cape Cod. Our cast was drawn from their congregation. In this ministry we knew that we would have to confront a very difficult situation as Provincetown is probably 80% homosexual. We didn't want to preach at people about their sin because we know they know its wrong. Instead we felt led to simply give them God's Word straight from the Bible. Each of us memorized and internalized sections from Matthew 5 as we felt that these scriptures communicate God's love and His law in a manner that all can relate to and accept. It was a very fulfilling ministry for all of us as we were able to really share without condemnation. We shared the Gospel with many many people this way and were able to hand out many tracts that had the way to salvation and the complete chapter of Matthew 5 printed on them. Many people were genuinely interested and were helped by the fact that we were in Biblical costume. Our ministers all felt more in character as well because of the costumes and we each had a sense that we were putting on Christ as we put on our garments. We plan to do this again next summer. If you are interested in this kind of ministry please contact us and we will update you as to our 2005 venue.

WE TRAVELED TO THE EAST COAST ministering in many churches and then we came back to South Bend, packed up the truck and moved to Albuquerque. Our house wasn't ready to move into so we spent a couple of weeks in an RV while we did the Marketplace 29 A.D. VBS in Albuquerque. The VBS was a resounding success and we did it again the very next week in Cathedral City, California where 3 churches participated. We had the added bonus there of one of the churches being a Messianic congregation and they added a real flavor of Israel to all of the events of the VBS. In both cases we had many many children participate as well as a very large group of dedicated adults as teachers and helpers and cast members. We are so excited about this VBS because it lends itself so well to Bible demonstration. If you are interested in DCM doing a VBS at your church please contact us. We have some openings still available for 2005. We have added a new VBS page - you can click on the link at the right to find out more.
OUR HOUSE WAS READY to move into on September 28th. It was a long time to be "homeless" and we really appreciate what Jesus and His disciples went through as they traveled around Israel depending on the hospitality of others. A wonderful lady from our new home church lent us her entire house for a month and she stayed with her daughter. We are so thankful for her sacrifice - it was huge. Every where we go we meet the most wonderful and amazing people. The biggest blessing this ministry has given to us is the opportunity to see God at work in the lives of His saints. We want you all to be encouraged that His people are active all over the world and are seeking and finding ways to serve Him as they serve His people and His cause. Our new home is a gift from God, it is so beautiful. We were able to purchase a 4 bedroom home so that we can do ministry right from home which will save us on office space. Later on we will want to open a new drama center here in Albuquerque but for right now this is working out very well. Moving was horrendously expensive and we didn't want to get over-extended. So far God has graciously met all our financial needs but your prayers and your help are greatly appreciated, as always.

STEPHANIE IS DOING WELL in her new school. We all miss our old home very much and try not to be too homesick but we're really busy all the time and that helps. Dennis travels a lot of the time and is gone almost every weekend so the nearness of the airport here is a real blessing. Dennis has traveled back to the Midwest, Washington, DC, Iowa, Oklahoma and California and back to the Midwest. We miss him when he is gone but keep in close contact through the cell phone. He plans to be home for the holidays and we are looking forward to Christmas-Hanukkah together in our new home.

WE WANT TO WISH YOU A BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON. May you find deeper meaning in the birth of our wonderful Messiah, Jesus - and may the lights of His glory bath you in His love. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you all as you prepare for 2005.

NEW PRESENTATION: ROMANS 9 - 11 God's Grace and Israel's Place was added in November. We are so blessed to keep adding productions. God's hand is really on Dennis as the anointing to internalize these Scriptures continues apace. Please keep him in your prayers to find the time and space each day to work on internalizing the Scriptures. He spends a lot of time on the phone making appointments in between travel time.

GOALS: Our goal is to open a new Drama Center as soon as we can and begin a training school here in Albuquerque. If you could, please consider if you would want to partner with us in this work. We know that God is leading us in this direction.

DCM SUMMBER VBS - 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. Pray for more VBS ministers for next summer. Please visit our new DCM VBS Page to find out more.

DCM RETREATS & CONFERENCE VENUES - Sermon on the Mount, Book of James, Romans 9-11, Psalms, Bible Demonstrations and workshops. Please pray for our 2005 schedule regarding these venues.
DCM STREET MINISTRY- Next Summer - not yet decided - Street Ministry will include several dramatic presentations in public square and witness evangelism.

DCM PUBLISING PROJECTS - Curriculums for Youth ministry, training center, VBS ministry, book ministry. Pray for help in finding time to write and edit and for publishing opportunities.
TRAINING CENTER: Our focus this year will be to train many Bible demonstrators and to start to establish centers for training in partner churches. The first training center will be in Albuquerque, N.M. Please pray for this huge undertaking.

Contact 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.

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