Mary* has been serving for over two decades among least-reached people groups in northeastern Kenya. For Mary, teaching is a calling, not merely a way to gain access to this region where schools are overcrowded and teachers are scarce. 

Most teachers apply for transfers soon after arriving. Mary, in contrast, knows this is the place God wants her to be. “I am here so that I can tell someone the story of Christ. I am always motivated by the Great Commission that Jesus left for us of making disciples of all nations. Every little action and every encouraging word has the potential to leave an impact on someone’s life.”

For example, Mr. Johnson*, a young man whom she taught in primary school, is now teaching in the same school. He testifies that Mary played an important role in his life for him to be where he is today.

Mary is humbled to see God use the close connections between her and her students to enrich His Kingdom and help further His glory.

*Not their real names

Celebrating 40 Years in Ministry
Bill and Val Landis, Pennsylvania


Bill and Val Landis are DMI missionaries who have served in missions for 40 years! They helped to pioneer three YWAM bases in the Caribbean and relaunched the base in Barbados, all while raising a family. The Landises recently moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to launch a fourth YWAM base and initiate other outreaches in the area, as well as continue to oversee the ministry throughout the Caribbean. We thank them and honor them for their faithful service to Jesus.

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Successful Training in Leading by the Spirit
Elnie and Ashley Ottow, South Africa

Elnie Ottow providing international training

For the whole month of October, DMI missionaries Elnie and Ashley Ottow helped to lead a course called “Leading by the Spirit.” Twenty participants from ten different nations came together to learn how to hear the Holy Spirit as they grow in leadership. All of the participants experienced change and breakthrough in their lives.

The Ottows helped to organize various times of outreach, such as a prophetic evening at the YWAM base and a ministry time at a local men’s group. In all, there were 350 encounters with God. At least seven people accepted Jesus or recommitted their lives to Him. There were fourteen measurable healings, as well!

“God changed me into a son. My voice was unlocked, as well as freedom in personal worship.” – LBSC participant


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