A Favorite Highlight: “The Global Gospel” Update
(This “Highlights of the Year” blog was originally posted on May 19, 2016. It’s exciting to see some of the new and creative ways this series is being used. We praise the Lord for the 27 completed language versions of The Global Gospel, which can be viewed online. There are 10 additional versions in progress.)
We have several exciting developments to report.
For those who may be new to our ministry, The Global Gospel is a series of short videos which present the life and teachings of Jesus using colorful illustrations and dramatic Bible readings. The English template has been produced in the world’s top languages.
Recently GNPI staff members learned that an internet radio station is broadcasting The Global Gospel in the Urdu language. They have been using it for the last four (now 11) months.
Khuram Gill of Gospel Radio said, “I started using this program in January 2016. These are very blessed, short messages. I love them. Please keep it up. You and your team are doing a great job for His Kingdom.”
In a follow-up message three months later, Khuram said, “People are getting blessings with The Global Gospel in Urdu. I personally like it and broadcast it randomly. Our prayers are with you and all your team. May God bless all of you abundantly and use you more and more for saving souls and for His glory, in Jesus Christ’s name we ask. Amen.”
Another wonderful opportunity is from FreeBibleimages. Paul Thompson writes, “Thanks for allowing us to publish the six sets of images from your videos on the Easter story. We managed to get these live just before Easter. In the first five days leading up to Good Friday, we had 6,330 GNPI presentation files downloaded (an average of 1,266 a day). Those viewing the GNPI sets in StoryView to tell the story on a mobile device were 6,819 (1,363 a day). We would love to put online all of The Global Gospel videos as sets of still images along with the text of the Bible commentary from the videos. We estimate that with all the sets online we could have over one million GNPI presentations downloaded each year. Our joy is in freely resourcing those teaching the Bible.”
To date, more than 9,700 (now 17,500) people have completed plans and tracks incorporating the videos from The Global Gospel on their favorite app.
We will continue working to complete additional languages and let you know about the new avenues opening for The Global Gospel. People around the world are hearing the Word of God because of your generous gifts and language sponsorship.