All I want for Christmas…

May the light of the Gospel shine on that little girl in the smallest hut, in the poorest village, in the remotest place on earth.

340 villages adopted in Egypt

I just returned from Egypt where Christian leaders gathered from around the country at a Million Village Challenge consultation to strategize for ministry in Egyptian villages all up and down the Nile. On the third day of the conference, the group divided into regions and identified target areas. Altogether they adopted 34 Village Clusters or 340 villages. The conference hosts formed a national servant team to follow up and facilitate the movement. After the conference, I partnered with an experienced national to provide three days of initial training for those who made commitments. Pray now as the work begins in remote places in Egypt.

Will it work here?

In my last letter, I asked you to pray as I sought to mobilize for the Million Village Challenge at the Transform World Global Leadership in Thailand. At the end of a day of vision casting, I was asked to be part of a panel for question and answer. The first inquiry came from the moderator:

Here is the question on everybody’s mind: Will it work here in Southeast Asia?

I started to answer, but was interrupted. A man stood up in the audience, waved his hand and said in broken English:

I am from Vietnam. I took training 20 years ago, and we have ministry in 67 villages.

He sat down and I didn’t have to say any more. Later that evening the man texted me:

Hello my Teacher
You are my teacher around 20 years ago.
Thanks

We are preparing now to begin Million Village Challenge consultations in Southeast Asia in 2017 – a part of the world where I initiated work 20 years ago. Pray with us that God will open new opportunities in every country of the region and that the yet unreached and unengaged will see the light of Christ.

Join the movement

This would be a great time to make a year end gift to our ministry. Your giving will enable us to continue to mobilize and equip the evangelical church globally to take the good news of the kingdom to unreached villages in some of the hardest places on earth.

December 2016 Prayer Letter

Forty Roma Gypsies come to Christ in Hungary

Thank you for praying as CHE trainers did evangelistic campaigns in three Gypsy villages in Hungary. Forty Hungarian Roma made public commitments of faith in Jesus. Pray now as CHE workers in these villages follow up these individuals, baptizing and teaching them to obey everything the Lord has commanded, and helping them to serve as ambassadors for Christ and agents of transformation in their families and communities.

CHE work expanding in Central Europe and the Balkans. Representatives from 28 countries attend consultation.

Leaders from the CHE Network in Central Europe and the Balkans met in consultation in Hungary, September 21-24. Leaders of CHE teams from Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia, Serbia and Hungary as well as participants from 28 countries (80% of them Roma) committed themselves to greater unity and collaboration to reach and disciple this poor and marginalized people group. Please pray for multitudes of Roma to be connected to Christ through this movement.

Terry headed to Thailand for a Million Village Challenge consultation with Christian leaders from around the world.

The Million Village Challenge Secretariat reports that village ministries have been initiated in half of the targeted countries inside the 10/40 Window. Pray as leaders gather in Thailand for open doors in the other 35. Pray that Terry will be able to present the principles of village transformation in a compelling way to the Christian leaders that gather, and that strategic new initiatives will emerge from the dialogue.

Humbly seeking your earnest prayer

I had no idea how deep the impact he was having on the lives of people. -Dr. Hugo Gomez
Dr. Hugo Gomez spoke these words about his colleague, Jose Pio Carreta, a fellow Community Health Evangelism Trainer in Guatemala that went to be with the Lord last week. More than 3,000 people from villages all around came to his funeral, a tribute to his life and work. City Hall in San Juan donated his coffin, and it took more than 400 pick up trucks to transport the crowd. Join us in praising God for his life, and praying for his family and colleagues who mourn his loss. See more in this photo album on Facebook.

CHE trainers doing evangelistic campaigns in three gypsy villages in Hungary

Pray for Laci, Eszter, Jozsef, Kata, Hessel, and Kalman as they carry out this campaign and follow up afterwards. Pray that many Roma Gypsies will become followers of Christ. Click here for more information about this ministry.

Eric Dalrymple, Blake Williams, and Josiah Vasquez ask prayer for South Sudanese partners

Eric, Blake, and Josiah just finished CHE training for South Sudanese partners. They ask for prayer as these men return to refugee camps in Uganda and to villages in war torn South Sudan to resume their ministries.

This award belongs to you!

We’ve built a website just for you!  Check out our new personal website, an address to which you can go at any time for an update.

Terry dedicates Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeannie

In June, Medical Ambassadors International honored me (Terry) with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. You can read about it in the summer edition of Healing Lives magazine. It is certainly too soon to say that I have finished my course, but I am grateful for the honor bestowed by friends and colleagues. It would be dishonest to accept an award like this without recognizing the one who has been, and will be, my co-worker for life. I dedicate this award to you, Jeannie Dalrymple. You have been there with me in the midst of every storm, provided encouragement to face every trial, celebrated every victory, and worked with patience and perseverance to make it possible for me to travel and train. We have exalted His name together. You are the one who deserves this award, and I am forever grateful that God brought us together to serve him as one. I also want to take this opportunity to thank each of you who have partnered with Jeannie and me in ministry – praying, giving, empowering, and encouraging us. And I want to express my sincere appreciation to all of my colleagues at Medical Ambassadors who continue to serve with vision, passion, self-sacrifice, and competence.

What if the Lord wanted to use you to help reach the last of the unengaged peoples on earth?

God is giving us the opportunity to help mobilize the church globally to take the good news of the kingdom to some of the poorest on earth who are still outside the reach of the Gospel. Through our Million Village Challenge initiative, we have begun the process of mobilizing the church into a million villages inside the 10/40 window. In the process, we believe we have the opportunity to finish the task among the un-engaged – taking the Gospel to the last of the people groups living in marginalized areas without a Gospel witness among them. For more information about this initiative, click here.

-Terry & Jeannie Dalrymple

September 2016 Prayer Letter

God continues to move – CHE in Rwanda!

Jeannie and I want to express our sincere appreciation for your partnership in our ministry to the village poor. Your gifts and prayers are a real encouragement to us and helpful in reaching our goals. I am most excited about our Million Village Challenge initiative that we pray God will use to mobilize the church globally into the last of the people groups in remote places with no Gospel witness. We have put up a new website just for you, hoping that it will make it easier for you to track what God is doing through our partnership.  Check it out at www.dalrympleministry.com.

Rick Warren tells how Saddleback Church used the CHE strategy in Rwanda with amazing results

Rick Warren challenged participants in the closing address at the Global Summit on Malaria hosted by President Bush. His audience included President Bush, Bill and Melinda Gates, Rupert Murdoch, and a host of others like them. In his speech, he made this bold claim: “I am going to prove to you that we can do it (deliver needed healthcare) faster through local churches than anybody can do in any other organization”. In the video below, he tells the story of what happened in Rwanda through his PEACE plan using the CHE strategy, training, and materials. After the program was evaluated, six African presidents called him and asked him to repeat what he was doing in their countries.

Note: Though he does not mention CHE in the clip, we started working with Saddleback in 2005, trained their leaders, and gave them permission to use and re-brand our training materials for their PEACE plan. The work on the ground was led by a colleague of mine from Medical Ambassadors that was recruited by Saddleback for that purpose.

119 countries and counting

CHE teams around the world are finding their way to our website and mapping their work. Check out the heat map on our Global CHE Network website and see the extent of what God is doing.
Thank you again. If you have not yet taken the opportunity, I encourage you to join with us in the effort to mobilize the global church to take the good news of the kingdom to a million unreached villages.

-Terry & Jeannie Dalrymple

Will you have their backs? Front line workers need you.

The last six months have been eye opening and life changing for me (Terry) as I have interacted with followers of Christ who are on the front lines of the battle that currently plagues our world. I am writing today with first hand accounts of what our brothers and sisters are suffering in the name of Christ, and to invite you to join with them in the fight. For the safety and security of these brothers and sisters in Jordan and France, specifically, I am not able to post their stories here, however. If you would like to learn more about these front line workers, please email me for an update.

-Terry & Jeannie Dalrymple

700 gather in Phoenix for IWMC 2016

Thank you for praying. Our conference this year featured five training events, 112 workshops, five plenary speakers, and a post conference.

Here are a few comments left by participants:

  • I have been to many conferences and this one was life changing for me. The Holy Spirit spoke through the presenters to my specific heart cry. I came away with many new tools…
  • I have never made so many connections and had so many divine appointments ever at a conference!
  • IWMC presented a deeper vision of our faith walk and mission.
  • This conference attracts the best of the best from around the world who are doing what missions needs to look like in our world today.
  • This was one of the most amazing collection of practitioners assembled!
  • It was a wonderful conference and very good for anyone in any ministry. Highly recommended!
  • Very positive. Mature ministry perspectives and people. Not a lot of hype.
  • It was invaluable teaching and exchanging of ideas.
  • It is equally as inspiring as the Global Leadership Summit.

Plan now to join us next year, May 8-12, at Grand Canyon University.

Off to the Middle East

Please pray for wisdom and a moving of God’s Spirit. On Monday, May 30, Terry is heading to the Middle East to meet with ministry leaders from 10 Arab nations about the Million Village Challenge. My assignment is to take four hours to “set the table” and lay out the key principles of transformational development. Click here for more information about the Million Village Challenge.

Reaching European cities for Christ

Terry was privileged to gather with leaders from eleven European nations as they prayed and planned to impact their cities using urban development strategies.  The conference was hosted by RESCOF, the French CHE Network, in Paris. Committees were formed to follow through with plans for integrated urban development in specific regions all throughout Europe.

Growing global impact

We have been seeking to map the CHE movement on our network website. Nearly 600 members have registered, and the map shows ministries in 1,999 communities in 119 nations. Click here for a clearer picture of what God is doing.

Pray with us!

  • Pray for courage and safety for Terry and those he travels with in creative access areas.
  • Pray for champions among Arab nations who will take up the Million Village Challenge.
  • Pray that the Gospel will go forth in power, that people will come to faith in Christ, and communities will be transformed.
  • Pray for participants of IWMC that their ministries will be strengthened.
  • Pray that God will supply the needed personal support and travel funds to complete the work that He has called us to do.
  • Pray for the European committees as they continue to plan and pray for open doors to impact the cities of Europe through integrated urban development.

Praise with us!

  • Praise God for almost 700 participants at IWMC 2016
  • Praise God for leaders in Burkina Faso and Nigeria as they follow up and train those who adopted more than 2,000 villages for CHE ministry there.
  • Praise God for open doors to mobilize for the Kingdom among unreached peoples.
  • Praise God for new partners who have pledged to our support in the last month.
  • Take a look at our heat map and see what God is doing globally by a short visit to our website.
  • Get day to day reports about work around the world by following the Global CHE Network on Facebook.
  • Follow us personally be friending Terry on Facebook.

June 2016 Prayer Letter

Join us in Phoenix for our annual conference

Every year we host a missions conference in Phoenix aimed at connecting, educating, and equipping believers for word and deed ministries that transform lives, families, and communities. This year the conference will be held in the arena at Grand Canyon University, May 4-7. CHE workers from around the world will gather along with mission leaders, pastors, and believers who want to use their vocations for the advance of the Kingdom of God. The conference this year features 112 workshops in 12 tracks, along with five keynote speakers.

Register today and come as our guest.

Representatives from 11 European nations gathered in Paris last week

Terry had the privilege of helping to plan and to participate in the first annual Urban Wholistic Development Conference in Europe. We are praying that this will be the beginning of a movement by the church in Europe to reach the cities of Europe with word and deed ministries that transform lives, families, and communities. We all went away with a strong sense that God was beginning to do something new among us. Committees were formed to provide training and catalyze the work in the different parts of Europe. The next conference is scheduled for Brussels, Belgium, April 26-28, 2017.

Pray with us!

  • Pray that all who come to the conference in Phoenix will leave better equipped for the task God has called them to do.
  • Pray for the newly formed committees who will advance the work in different parts of Europe.
  • Pray that the Gospel will go forth in power in post Christian Europe, that people will come to faith in Christ, and communities will be transformed.
  • Pray that God will supply the needed funds to complete the work he has called us to do.

Praise with us!

  • Praise God for keeping Terry safe as he traveled in creative access areas.
  • Praise God for national ministries inside the 10/40 window that have adopted 16,000 unreached villages at the first five Million Village Challenge consultations.
  • Praise God for open doors to mobilize for the Kingdom among unreached peoples.
  • Praise God for new partners who have pledged to our support in the last month.
  • Take a look at our heat map and see what God is doing globally by a short visit to our website.
  • Get day to day reports about work around the world by following the Global CHE Network on Facebook.
  • Follow us personally be friending Terry on Facebook.

April 2016 Prayer Letter

Grateful hearts and open doors

Last month I was reminded of God’s faithfulness as we received word that Risen Lord Christian Fellowship, a church we planted in the Philippines, celebrated its 27th anniversary in November. One of the elders of the church, Attorney Pablo Roces Nava III (shown with his family below), is now a congressman in the Philippines as well as a leader in the church. He and the APPEND party he heads have championed micro-finance for the poor throughout the country, empowering tens of thousands of families to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children’s futures, and their communities. Attorney Nava and his wife, Gilda, are dear friends and co-workers who brought us great encouragement as we served together in the city of Iloilo.

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at “boot camp” to 350 students from Grand Canyon University that are preparing to go on mission trips during spring break or summer vacation. It was encouraging to be in the presence of so many young people who love the Lord and want to serve. Pray with me that God will use them to bring salvation and blessing to people around the world, and shape them personally in the process for His glory.

Open doors

On February 21, I leave for four weeks in West Africa to train in a CHE internship in Ghana, and then help facilitate mobilization conferences for the Million Village Challenge in Burkina Faso and Nigeria. Our goal for this journey is to mobilize 100 organizations to take up the Million Village Challenge, adopting unreached villages in North Africa and committing to reach them with the Good News of the Gospel.

Pray with us!

  • Pray for courage and safety for Terry and those he travels with in creative access areas.
  • Pray that 50 organizations will gather in Northern Nigeria, and 50 more in Burkina Faso.
  • Pray that each organization will take up the Million Village Challenge and mobilize for ministry to unreached villages in North Africa.
  • Pray for champions among the three unreached and unengaged people groups being targeted.
  • Pray that the Gospel will go forth in power, that people will come to faith in Christ, and communities will be transformed.
  • Pray for the interns from all over Africa who will finish out their internship with Terry and then return to their home countries to train and equip others for CHE work.
  • Pray that God will supply the needed funds to complete the work he has called us to do.

Praise with us!

  • Praise God for Risen Lord Christian Fellowship, and 27 years of faithful ministry in the city of Iloilo.
  • Praise God for open doors to mobilize for the Kingdom among unreached peoples.
  • Praise God for new partners who have pledged to our support in the last month.
  • Take a look at our heat map and see what God is doing globally by a short visit to our website.
  • Get day to day reports about work around the world by following the Global CHE Network on Facebook.
  • Follow us personally be friending Terry on Facebook.

February 2016 Prayer Letter

“Million Village Challenge” successfully launched in South Asia

What God did at the first Million Village Challenge Mobilization Conference in South Asia was beyond all expectations. More than fifty organizations gathered in the State of Jharkhand in India, targeting 22 districts and three unengaged people groups using the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) strategy. Initial reports indicate that nearly 14,000 villages were adopted by the organizations that gathered. CHE training has already been scheduled for several groups with more on the way.

Pray with us now for mobilization conferences in February and March in Myanmar, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso. Conferences are also being scheduled for the fall for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Million Village Challenge

Using proven strategies for transformational community development, partners who accept the challenge will come alongside villagers living in extreme poverty empowering them to find solutions to six key areas contributing to cyclical poverty – clean, accessible water; renewable, nutritious food source; habits for healthy existence and wellness; education for all children; income source for families; and world-views  In the community development process, relationships are developed that lead to faith and fellowships. For more information about the Million Village Challenge, click here.

Praise report!

  • Praise that more than 50 organizations gathered and the majority took up the challenge.
  • Praise that CHE ministries will be initiated in almost all 22 districts.
  • Praise for four champions to serve as coordinators leading the charge.

Pray with us!

  • Pray that those being trained will be truly equipped for the challenge, especially among the unengaged and unreached.
  • Pray for wisdom and perseverance for the four champions as they cast vision, mobilize and equip.
  • Pray that the Gospel will go forth in power, that people will come to faith in Christ, and communities will be transformed.
  • Pray for travel funds and personal support to enable Terry to continue his work at future mobilization conferences in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

January 2016 Prayer Letter