Christmas Season Greetings – 2018

God’s Greatest Gift came 2000 years ago!

“I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10,11

It’s the wonderful time of year when we consider the marvelous blessing we have received when God said, “It is very good” about His creation. He never gave up on his creation. He never gave up on us. Even though Adam sinned, causing us all to be born into sin, God still loved his creation–us who were created in His image. He loved us so much, that He chose to send His only Son to this earth to become our Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about. Praise God for his plan of salvation!

It’s this plan of salvation that gives us purpose in life. It’s this free gift that we have been given that we are commanded to bring to others who do not yet know about Jesus. That’s what DCI in Malawi is all about … bringing the message of God’s love to the people who are living in darkness and in bondage to sin, so they too can become part of the family of God, and then discipling them to become strong Christ-followers.

We thank God that this is His work, not ours. He is bringing in the people in large numbers. The Kingdom of God is being built in Malawi (and even now into Zambia and Tanzania). The harvest is plentiful, and with the process of multiplication, the workers are also multiplying.  I can’t include numbers in this short greeting, but just suffice it to say that we are truly thankful for the hand of God that we see in this work every day.
Many of you are regular monthly donors. We thank God for you! Without you the work could not move forward. Some of you are occasional donors, or donors to a special fund-raiser cause. For this also, we thank you!

If you are not yet a partner with us, please consider it now. Becoming a monthly donor, or sending a single donation at this year-end would be a great help in setting the budget for 2019. We need your help! Please go to to donate.
We also have many stories to tell – please visit (here) to read some of them.

We will be leaving for Malawi in January, to have a conference with some of our trained coaches, among many other things.  We value your prayers for this time there.

Our family continues to grow. We are expecting our second great-grandchild next year! Some of the family will gather to celebrate Christmas together at our youngest daughter’s home in Brantford. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season, wherever you find yourselves, and wish you all the best in the New Year.  May God richly bless you.

With love and greetings,

Hans and Elly Timmermans
DCI | 164 Stonegate Close , Airdrie, AB, Alberta T4B 2V2 Canada