Deidre has the favored role of gathering stories about God’s continued goodness and provision toward all He created in His image.
She connects with leaders and members of the flock whose ministry and lives have been touched and changed forever by the ministry of DCPI.
From these accounts, she prepares written pieces that respond to the summons of King David in Psalm 66:5 to “”Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in His deeds toward the children of man.”
How did God call you to DCPI?
“During a short term mission trip to South Africa with my dad and my son in 2005, God re-kindled a childhood passion for everyone to hear about Jesus.
Having worked in the field of nursing for about 25 years, I began to ask Daddy God for some way to be more involved with sharing the Gospel than my current position allowed.
Within six months, He transplanted me from the field of nursing to that of missionary with Dynamic Church Planting International.”
What is your personal vision statement, or life scripture?
Vision Statement: My personal life vision continues to be formed and shaped by Daddy God. Currently it is to learn how to love the way I am loved by Him.
Life Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
The scripture that Bill and I took on our wedding day July 6, 1974, is Matthew 6:33 Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
What excites you about what God is doing around the world?
“The thing that excites me most is witnessing and experiencing the living, passionate relationship that Daddy God faithfully maintains with us, from the days of creation through thousands of years until today.
Although the written passages of the Scriptures are complete, the stories of His goodness are a still-growing continuum from Old Testament to New Testament to today. We enjoy His presence more than ever, with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
As millions are receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior today at churches planted by DCPI-equipped leaders, my heart rejoices to think of the pleasure and joy that God is receiving as wayward lambs return to His loving arms.”
What miracles have you seen God perform?
“Leaders have shared accounts of God’s miraculous protection and cover over leaders who have planted churches in hostile and restricted areas.
Church-planting pastors have shared stories of people whose lives have been changed by the gospel through the presence of their churches.
On a personal level, God’s provision for me after transitioning from a paying job to one of trusting Him to put it on others’ hearts to support my work at DCPI has been nothing short of supernatural…He is true. ”
Most influential books or movies:
- The Bible stands head-and-shoulders above any other book I have read.
- Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon (devotional) Unpacks the personal message in 365 Scripture passages.
- Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (devotional) Was a “Presence of Jesus” 101 course for me.
- The Seven Festivals of Messiah by Edward Chumney Lots of work, but revealed God’s passionate love for us as the scarlet thread throughout all history.
- The Film, October Baby, has a beautiful message of life, hope, and forgiveness.