As I look at the manger in Bethlehem, I am struck with the humility of our Savior who identified Himself with the poor. This Christmas, I would like to invite you to pray with me that God will raise up an army to flood the poor in villages and slums around the world with the good news of the kingdom.
Since 1996, your gifts and prayers have enabled us to be part of a group of believers who have been called to train and equip the global church for ministry to the village poor using the strategy of Community Health Evangelism (CHE).
In 2009, we established the Global CHE Network as an association of individuals and organizations bound together by common values and a shared strategy, committed to strengthening each other’s ministries and expanding the CHE movement. Trained members of the Global CHE Network (GCN) now represent more than 650 organizations in 120 countries.
Through these ministries hundreds of thousands have come to Christ and whole villages have been lifted out of cycles of poverty and disease.
Ministry highlights in 2014
January-February: Assisted in the formation of the Haiti CHE Network. Representatives from 13 different organizations attended the first meeting. Mapped 23 active CHE ministries in 90 villages throughout the country.
March-April: Coordinated the second annual International Wholistic Missions Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, aimed at equipping for word and deed ministries that transform lives and communities through the power of the Gospel. The conference included 64 workshops, 10 plenary speakers, 3 training events, and 8 pre-conferences. Will hold the third annual conference in April 2015.
May-June: Traveled to South Africa to train global leaders with Healthcare Christian Fellowship International for leadership in their movement to establish 100,000 CHE ministries in 100 different countries by 2020. Also did a consultation visit with a nationwide CHE program in Zambia with ministries in 64 communities in 10 different provinces. They report 1461 Community Health Evangelists are visiting close to 29,000 homes or 175,320 people every month.
July: Attended Transform World’s Leadership Summit together with evangelical leaders from around the globe and began preparation for the launch of a “Million Village Challenge” from our conference in Phoenix in April. Also visited partners in France and worked out an agreement for a French CHE Network.
August-September: Began work with Central European CHE Network on a major conference in Albania. The conference will be to bring together leaders from more than 10 different countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans with the goal of mobilizing them for CHE ministries and the Million Village Challenge.
October:November: Held a CHE Network meeting in Kentucky. Facilitated nine workshops in two major mission conferences.
We will not stop until every village is flooded with the Good News of the Kingdom.
We are grateful to be in the position to be able to leverage what we have learned for the advance of the kingdom by giving it away to others and providing them with tools to do the work God has called them to do among the poor. Thank you for standing with us.
If you would like to make a year-end contribution, please make checks payable to Alliance for Transformational Ministry (ATM). Note on the memo line Terry Dalrymple GCN-01 and send to 727 E Bethany Home Dr., Suite D-122, Phoenix, AZ, 85014. You may also give online, here.
May your Christmas be filled with his peace and the hope of his return!
“Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.” -Luke 2:14