This is Paul Becker, President and Founder of Dynamic Church Planting International. DCPI. I am sharing with you from my home. Greetings in the Name of our Beloved Jesus!
I pray that you, your family, your friends, your church are all healthy and serving the Lord during this time of the coronavirus.
This Fireside Chat is something new during the time of the pandemic. I hope this chat will bring encouragement and motivation to you and to our DCPI family in 152 countries worldwide.
One of our DCPI Master Trainers reached out to me recently to share her story. Her name is Vicky Sierra, and she is a heroine of the faith in Ecuador.
Vicky has been a friend of Cathy’s and mine for over 15 years. She has been planting churches and preaching for decades. The surprising thing about Vicky is her resilience.
Vicky has survived two heart attacks that both happened while she was preaching. She brings a whole new meaning to preaching your heart out! Her heart and passion are inspiring to me.
During this COVID-19 quarantine, Vicky and her husband Orlando have been ramping up their evangelism efforts to reach the world in a time when we all need God’s comfort, healing, and love.
For the first two weeks of quarantine, she and her husband were in Brazil, planting four house churches. They would share their testimonies and the Good News of Jesus Christ! This went so well, that they began encouraging the leaders to open more and more house churches there.
When they returned home from Brazil to Ecuador, they were subjected to a mandatory isolation, where Vicky felt powerless to serve the Lord. Then, she and her husband discovered that they could launch a preaching and prayer ministry through Facebook Live.
Every day, they held a one-hour service on Facebook Live, and people joined them from all over the Spanish-speaking world. God has brought people from Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and three of the hardest hit countries by the virus… Spain, Italy and the U.S.A. to their online ministry.
Through their online preaching and prayer ministry, more than a thousand people accepted Jesus as their Savior!
Glory to God that He has not left us alone in this time of confusion and sickness! He has even allowed Vicky and Orlando to launch a kids Sunday school FaceBook page, where they can disciple the children of these online followers!
Armed with our DCPI church planting principles, Vicky is both adaptable and bold. We have intentionally written our trainings to be biblical and to work in any culture or language group. We teach people how to plan, how to seek God’s vision, and how to implement God’s vision systematically to build an enduring church-planting ministry.
In Vicky’s case, she has been using many of our tracks of training. Combine that with the technology that’s available today and the quarantine orders around the world, and she has seen God multiply churches. She has seen God move and turn hearts of precious people toward Himself in amazing ways!
Training is a game-changer. That’s why we’re so passionate about it. When people are equipped with a strong foundation for their ministry, surrounded by other church leaders around the world cheering them on, and sent out in prayer, they move mountains!
Now is the time to keep training church planters, especially with our Live Stream Webinars and our Online Training. Go to training.dcpi.org
Thank you for faithfully investing in the Kingdom of God with your finances! Now is the time to be generous to grow God’s Kingdom through DCPI.
We trust in Him! We intentionally care for our neighbors both here and around the world during this time. Join us in praying for pastors and church planters all around the world! Ask God to give them wisdom, provision, and power to lead the lost to Jesus and make disciples like never before!
We can’t wait to see what God will do! Until the whole world knows Jesus! May God bless you and yours!
Dr. Paul Becker
President and Founder
Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI)