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Catching the Vision

Your gifts are breathing new life into church planting efforts in the Philippines!

Paul Wilson and his wife have been working in the central Philippines since 1984. This island has approximately 100 churches, and the goal of Paul and the Filipino church leaders is to double the number of churches in the next three years. They’re challenging every church to have a baby. They are using technology, training, and livelihood support to provide for the workers in these new areas.

Paul invited some of the brightest young people from the different churches to come to Bacolod for GNPI’s Project Nomad training last May. Paul says, “These young people are adept at technology, and they were excited to get the training. A new generation is catching the vision to reach those who don’t know Christ and to start new churches.”

Thank you for helping to multiply churches in the Philippines through Project Nomad.

 

Tools in the Toolbox

The Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, team wants to help Spanish-speaking churches grow and to provide quality media for their outreach.

The following video shows a sample of one resource they’ve designed. All of the material is available for free download in three lengths of 15, 30, or 60 seconds for use in audiovisual projects. The music is original. This project will ultimately include background elements along with instructions on how to put together a high quality visual presentation along with the audio background.  

Through Project Nomad, you have made culturally relevant media available to over 101 million people worldwide and shared the Gospel with 43 people for every dollar given.

Would you consider a $25 gift right now to enable Nomad teams to keep adding tools to reach more people with the Good News?

Mission Motives

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

GNPI was founded by a missionary, Ziden Nutt. I had the privilege to serve as a missionary in Kenya for nearly 20 years. GNPI has been serving missionaries for over 40 years!

The following article discusses missionary call and cultural adaptation. It is longer than most blogs, but it’s a worthy read to learn more about some of the people God uses in unique and special ways and how GNPI is considered a digital missionary to many around the world.

Prayers & Praises

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ” Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

Third Training: Thank you for your prayers for our current month-long training. Fourteen leaders have registered for this third training from six different states. We have invited six well-known local leaders to make presentations for sharing the Gospel in SE Asia.

Expanding Distribution: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord! We have shared our Christian programs with 4,273 people in eight regions within the last year. We are making plans to expand the distribution network and reach more people outside the Eastern region in 2018 through marketing on TV, DVD distribution, and building partnerships.”

Destroying Communist Stereotypes: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It is amazing to see how our textbooks on Science, both the one on physics as well as the series on God’s Design for Science destroy the communist stereotypes that the Christian faith is incompatible with science and education. Christian books can be promoted as freely as any others now, something we could only dream about few years ago. Praise the Lord!”

Respecting Authority: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines,We recorded more episodes about respecting and praying for authority from Romans 13 for our Faith Matters, too!. Our team is also preparing the set to have a new look for the additional series, Hope Matters, too!”

International Conference on Missions: Pray for the Lord to encourage and unite ministry partners from around the world as they gather for the International Conference on Missions this week in Illinois. Visit GNPI at Booth # 1112.

Expanding Impact with YouVersion

YouVersion recently released a new Partner Portal which makes it easier than ever for our GNPI network to create and submit plans. All eight of our regional centers now have accounts where they can generate new content to be shared on YouVersion’s Bible App.

With the release of eight new plans in Chinese and Thai, GNPI now has content in seven languages. We anticipate several other languages and plans will be coming soon, and while all of our plans currently feature The Global Gospel, new plans will include other video content giving our regional centers another platform to distribute their materials to a larger audience.

Chinese:

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9102/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9103/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9104/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9107/

 

Thai:

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9119/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9117/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9118/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9141/

 

Click on the icons to find plans about the birth of Jesus available on YouVersion. Current languages include: Spanish, Russian, and Hindi.

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Making Disciples in South Africa

How do you reach youth in a multicultural country with 13 national languages and a declining educational system? Our young and creative Nomad team in Johannesburg is working to address the spiritual needs in their own culture.

Geoff Gordon-Stuart of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa

The following is a brief overview of our newest series.

We are in the final stages of editing and distribution for the next ten videos for the 42-Day Discipleship Guide series. Our Talents and Testimonies series continues to grow. We are seeking more speakers who bear good fruit and can be an example to the youth of South Africa.

We made a new contact regarding a potential series called the 5-Minute Theologian. It’s sound theology in an upbeat and fast presentation with a variety of speakers. The series is still in the planning and discussion phase, but we see the possibility for significant outreach for this project.

Thank you for your support as we continue to seek out opportunities for our team to reflect God’s glory so His Name will be great among the nations. Together we are making disciples in South Africa.

 

Reaching the World

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I appreciate resources that help me focus my prayers for unreached people groups around the globe, such as Abide, Joshua Project, and Caleb Project. I also praise God for what He is doing to provide biblical resources in the most widely spoken languages.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through your support, GNPI is helping reach the world with
The Global Gospel. The impact is immeasurable. Thank you!

Prayers & Praises

Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. — I Chronicles 16:36 (NIV)

Sharing With Families: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Ten members of a local family came by our training center and asked us to tell them about the true God, so we shared we them throughout the day and evening using our GNPI resources. Pray for them to accept the truth and decide to worship Jesus Christ.”

New Disciples: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “One of the presenters on the Say It Forward (SIF) series had a lady contact her about accepting Christ as her Savior! This presenter, Dr. Rhoda R. Formales, is now following up in discipleship. Another lady has made plans to meet Dr. Formales and talk with her about a problematic relationship. Dr. Formales oversees GNPI-Manila, Philippines, as a board member and oversees the use of the Nomad Production Kit at one of the local churches. Dr. Formales was unsure about sharing on SIF, but the Lord is working through our partnership.”

Spiritual Fruit: Geoff Gordon Stuart of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, writes, “PTL! The progress on the 42-Day Discipleship Guide series is quite encouraging. It’s going out, and we pray that God uses the project to draw His people near to Him. We are already seeing fruit. Thank you so much for your prayers.”

Building Strong Marriages: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our third episode of the Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) series is about the problem of equality and respect in marriage. Sometimes working women have higher-paying jobs than men. This causes some wives to treat their husbands badly, and lots of problems develop. Our program highlights this issue and offers some solutions to consider. We are working on post-productions of the first three episodes of the series and will schedule them for broadcast once all 13 are recorded. We are excited about the series!”

Public School Visits: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes,We have been revisiting area schools to follow-up, gather feedback, and record student testimonies. Pray for God to use us to help African students to know the love of Christ.”

It was perfect!

 

Dr. Ricardo and Chiquita Lemus from Joplin, Missouri, traveled with a group of dentists from Mississippi to provide a dental clinic for orphans in Matamoros, Mexico, in September. They took a Solar Kit from GNPI with them. Dr. Lemus said, “It was awesome!”

 

Several months before his trip Dr. Lemus had the chance to meet GNPI’s Matt Brock at a community event, and he came by our office for a tour. Dr. Lemus was impressed with the Solar Kit and made sure to connect GNPI with one of his friends preparing to go to Africa to do mission work. Dr. Lemus said God worked out the details so that he and his wife were able to take one of the Solar Kits on their trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lemus said,

The Solar Kit was effective and very easy to use. We used it in the waiting room, so the orphans and the neighbors could watch it. The kids were so attentive. I watched their faces as they saw the scene of Jesus being beaten before he was crucified. The kids didn’t know Jesus suffered this way. It was powerful for them to see. I found that the Solar Kit made the conversations about Jesus easier because of what they had watched.

I’d like to take the Solar Kit again next year. I thought it was perfect!

Thank you for helping these young people in Mexico to learn what Jesus did for them on the cross. Your gifts made it possible for Dr. Ricardo to take a Solar Kit loaded with biblical Spanish resources on his mission trip.   

Contact GNPI at www.gnpi.org/solarkits if you would like to help make the journey easier for other Christian workers.

Hey, Podcast Lovers!

Do you remember GNPI’s popular Venture in Faith series? These inspiring testimonies are now available for podcast listeners. The interviews were originally filmed in our Joplin studios over a span of 20 years starting in the 1980s. The stories from these individuals continue to show God’s power and relevance as they encourage a new generation.

Besides the GNPI website, you can also listen to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher radio.  

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