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Keeping DPM in Prayer

 

July 25th - 31st


July 25—Cambodia

  • As Covid-19 cases here increase, pray for protection over Mr. Huy and the team and for God to guide them in how to support local churches at this challenging time for travel.

  • The team is creating digital content to introduce Derek’s teaching on social media. Pray for wisdom and skill in this task and for many to find his teaching as a result. 

 

July 26—Sri Lanka 
Pray for God’s wisdom, health, and protection for DPM coordinator, Anglican Bishop Prince, and his wife Jayanthi, as they oversee the work here. They travel to hold seminars and distribute Derek’s materials, along with some humanitarian aid. 


July 27—India

  • Pray for God’s protection and wisdom for Directors Elsie and Danny, their family, and staff, given the huge rise in Covid cases in India.

  • Pray also for Elsie and Danny in their role as senior pastors of two churches in Trichy. 


Outreach Reports/Testimonies

  • Elsie and the DPM team have been distributing essential food parcels to families of laborers who have lost their income due to the Covid lockdown. This will continue until people are able to get back to work.

  • More than 200 pastors attended a one-day conference in Chennai in February where Elsie spoke on The Divine Exchange and How to Pass from Curse to Blessing. One pastor testified that the session on Curses from Authority Figures convicted him of his own faults. He stood before the pastors and vowed to go home, ask forgiveness of his wife and the Lord, and lay hands on her to break the curses he had spoken over her, replacing them with words of blessing. The other session that impacted many was on curses resulting from robbing God of tithes and offerings.

                Elsie shared: “This meeting was held at Pastor Rex’s church as a result of his reading Derek’s book, Foundations for Righteous Living. When Derek came to India for the crusade in Hyderabad 23 years ago, he released this book that was printed for the first time in India, saying: ‘This will be the book that will change the foundations of this nation.’ My husband, Danny, and I personally heard that statement as we were on the stage when Derek said it. Now, 23 years later, what a blessing to see the same statement being made by Pastor Rex. He said, ‘…it literally shook my life and thinking and transformed me and my ministry completely. It was like someone had taken my brain out of my head and washed it clean of all the rubbish that was stored in there and then replaced it with a crystal-clear teaching of the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Just everything that I needed to know. It transformed my thinking and my life! I think every pastor should own and study a copy of this book.’”

  • A one-day Family Blessing Meet was held in Bangalore earlier this year for 200 people; 70 percent were not Christians, but they attended to seek the Lord for various problems. Normally, these people seek “miracle prayers” as someone prays over them, for their problem to be solved or need met. But this time, most who came up for prayer said God had spoken through the Word to their situation. It was an amazing testimony that the truth sets free, and they leave with the faith they received. 



July 28—Solomon Islands
Michael and Janet are visiting churches throughout the islands for a few months to distribute 40,000 copies of the Proclamation card, Prayer for the Government of the Solomon Islands, along with Derek’s books, and to introduce the DPM App. Pray for great success of this distribution and for many people to become aware of Derek’s teaching material and avail themselves of it. 
 
 
July 29—South Africa

  • Pray for protection and healing for our Afrikaans editor, Stienie, who is working on Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose. She has been having health issues while also needing to look after three grandchildren with the youngest just six months old.

  • Pray for Ina who is also editing and preparing books for printing, both new titles and reprints. We have 18 books in progress, and most are completed. We often face unusual opposition during this process. 


Praise Reports

  • Pastor Stemmet’s seven-week outreach trip to Northern, Western and Eastern Cape was eventful. He reached many who had not heard Derek’s teaching and followed up on his previous visit with others. 

  • We have been receiving numerous calls for counselling and deliverance after people watched Derek’s teaching on YouTube. Our small staff cannot handle this, but we refer them to a partner ministry whose founder knew Derek to get the help they need. 


Testimony
A 70-year-old lady in Cape Town has listened to Derek on CCFM Radio since 2009. She is very active and reaches out to abused women, children, gang members and seniors, organizing soup kitchens and street ministry. We gave her a selection of Derek’s books, DVDs and CDs. She phoned to thank us for the material, saying she was in tears after opening the box of material. 


July 30—Mozambique

  • Pray for those who received Derek’s Portuguese material to not only use it for themselves but to use it to teach their church members. Pray that the teaching will impact the lives of those who listen to or read it. 

  • Pray for the Christians in Northern Mozambique where whole villages have been murdered by Isis and other terrorist groups. Pray for protection over the ministries in this region: Operation Mobilization, YWAM, Iris Ministries and Christian radio stations. 


Praise Report:
In June, we sent the Portuguese Self-Study Bible Course, Foundations DVD sets, Teaching Letters and  Proclamation cards with the team from South Africa to a church that was training pastors in several cities in Mozambique. 

 
July 31—United States/Hispanic Outreach         

  • Pray for the team in Peru as they continue to work on translating and editing Derek’s radio messages into the Quechua Cuzco and the Quechua Ayacucho languages. We’re thankful that the programs in the Quechua Cuzco language are near completion.  

  • Pray for new partnerships with ministries, churches, and leaders in order to keep expanding our ministry into the Latin American world.

 

 

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