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O Lord, truly, I am your servant.” – Psalm 116:16

Forty People Accepted Christ!
TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “The president of Kyaukdaw Bible School (KBS) just came to my office. We had a wonderful visit. He told me that in 2013, 40 people accepted Christ with the help of the tools we have produced, and many are still being touched through these tools. The president said that young people most easily accept the true God with the help of these materials. Thank you very much for your prayers.”

Anticipating a Full Recovery!
Our coworker David Lall of GNPI-Damoh, India, was recently hospitalized after a fall that injured his ribs and taking medicine that damaged his kidneys. Thank you for praying! David’s son-in-law writes, “David is improving every hour! The doctors believe there won’t be any permanent damage to his kidneys. They anticipate a full recovery! On behalf of David and our entire family, THANK YOU for standing with us during this time!”

New Projects and Opportunities!
Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya says there is a new television station in Nairobi. Those operating the new station told Isaac, “We want everything you have.” Isaac is gathering material for them to use. Isaac reports they also had the opportunity to help Global Media Outreach by recording the testimony of a Tanzanian man with a Muslim background who had been suicidal and then became a Christian.

On the Move!
Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “Our coworkers are heading out to shoot another Movement Everywhere segment. It is wonderful the response we are getting through these programs. We would also like to purchase a truck for the ministry, so please keep that in prayer.”

God’s Powerful Truth!
Sergio Alvarado of the NOMaD team in Pachuca, Mexico, shares, “We are working hard to develop a series of teachings about how pornography affects lives and to raise awareness of the dangers of sin involved in all of it. We are also developing a series of videos directed towards youth in Mexico. These videos deal with many social problems and the need for the Gospel. Please pray for God’s truth to change lives.”

Creating Beauty for the Eyes of the Beholder

  • Posted On March 3, 2014
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by Mike Schrage, Executive Director, GNPI

Of the six core values at GNPI, creativity is one of the things we do best and one of the ways we’re striving to imitate God.

Think about it. God spoke the world into existence!

That amazes me. Think of our expansive universe – just our solar system alone. Or, consider the intricacy of the human body. Equally incredible are the beauty of pink and orange sunsets, brilliantly arrayed flowers, or exotic tropical fish in crystal clear waters on planet earth!

I think about all these wonderful creations, and then I’m stopped in my tracks when I remember that he created us in his image. He put within us the power to create! Isn’t that exciting?

At GNPI, we seek to infuse creativity in each strategy designed to deliver Christ-centered, culturally relevant media. We are digital artists who use media to paint the stunning beauty found within the Truth.

A funny Russian public service announcement engages viewers then warns them of alcoholism. Music videos grab the attention of African teenagers and lead them into spiritual conversations. Thai dramas boldly address controversial issues like the sanctity of life. Spanish radio stations offer Christian music and live evangelistic DJ shows. Indian actors pour into productions of the parables giving hope to people caught in the grips of the caste system.


Culturally relevant creativity looks different, depending on the canvas.

  • Bright purple in Thailand is a great color, but probably not for the American pallet.
  • Dramatic, over-the-top acting in Kenya might seem cheesy to the American acting guild, but totally “African” and cool to the targeted Kenyan audience.
  • Music in the Punjabi language might actually be grating to the American ear, but engaging to Sikh parents in Chandigarh.
  • Christian chants on audio might be “so 1970s,” but in SE Asia they’re so popular even Buddhist monks listen in their monasteries!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At GNPI we create media to reach Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists whom God created and wants to redeem! That’s beautiful in any culture!


Ron and Mary’s Giving Perspective

  • Posted On February 28, 2014
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We are so thankful for the faithful servants God has brought to GNPI through the years. It never has been about the size or the frequency of a gift. It has always been about the heart.

We love to get notes with those gifts, like this one from Ron and Mary:

“It is so encouraging to hear reports from you concerning what GNPI is doing. Out of the five mission projects that Ron and I do, I can’t think of one that gives us more bang for our buck! Although each of them is doing a marvelous work and all are varied in their outreach, we realize we have to manage our resources well, because we basically live on our Social Security and a small check each month from a small retirement fund. I wish it could be so much more! There is no check I write monthly that gives me more joy than our missionary checks and the check to the church. Our material assets are small, but our eternal assets are “out of this world”!”

In Malachi 1:11, God said, “My name will be great among the nations…” This was not a command, it was a promise. He doesn’t need us to make sure that happens, but he allows us to be a part of it if we choose to.

Personal messages from the heart of the giver are so precious to us, because they are precious to God. We want to say thanks to all of you, all the Rons and the Marys who give sacrificially so that the name of Jesus can be made famous. We are glad you choose to join God in making His name famous by partnering with GNPI!


(Ron and Mary granted us permission to use their note.)



Two Solar Kit Testimonies

Here are two testimonies from Christian workers who have received Solar Kits. Since partners like you have made these possible, we thought you’d want to know!

What Can a Solar Kit do for a Pastor from Liberia, Africa?

Pastor Jala was at the ICOM in November last year where he was given a Solar Kit to aid him in his ministry. Listen as he tells you in his own words what this tool will mean for the people, especially kids, that he comes in contact with.



Eli and His Solar Kit in Romania

Eli Davidson, a missionary serving in Eastern Romania, also received a Solar Kit. He was thrilled and spent hours looking through the whole set-up. He immediately started using it so we asked him to send a little update and a picture. Here is his message:



“I want to thank you so much for the donation of the projector set. Our ministry is very mobile since we work in four different government orphanages and handicap centers. For a long time I have wanted to show pictures that tied in with the Bible study. Now because of your generous donation we have that ability. It is important for the kids and adults that we work with to have something visual because that is how they learn. I know that your simple act will reach many and enhance our ability to teach and study the Bible. I mentioned to one group that God has blessed them through Good News Productions and we should learn to bless others as well. Many many thanks.”


partnerhands_85_tanWould you like to help?

Any gift amount will empower Christian workers like Eli and Pastor Jala as they spread the Good News of Christ!


Prayers & Praises

“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”—2 Corinthians 4:1

It Is Finished!
Thank you for your prayers for the staff at GNPI-Damoh, India! We praise God for helping them complete the Malayalam version of The Global Gospel in time for a leadership conference. We appreciate their diligent work to meet this deadline. Our coworker David Lall says, “There are approximately 40 million Malayalam-speaking people in the world, and we hope this version will be a great tool to further the Gospel.”

Headed for a Closed Country!
Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “Last night I received a phone call from a Christian worker who needed Biblical Extension Courses (BEC) before noon the next day. A friend of his was headed for a closed country and wanted to carry these Bible programs to the Lisu people there. We were so excited for this opportunity, but we were out of some of the DVD programs. We fired up our duplicator and disk-printing machine and finished them quickly. By now these 32 programs should be in a closed country near Thailand. Please pray that these materials will change lives.”

Back on Home Turf!
Vince Vigil of GNPI-Uganda and his family are back in Uganda safely after a furlough to the US. Vince says that The Global Gospel in the Luganda language is nearly complete.

NOMaD Expressions!
The audio studio in Chennai, India, is now finished. The Chennai NOMaD team calls their studio Expressions. They are working on the Tamil and Telugu languages of The Global Gospel. We praise God for this progress!

Phone Call From Pakistan!
A Christian businessman from Pakistan called GNPI last week to say that he wants to broadcast The Global Gospel in Urdu on national television. Please pray for us to work out the details to provide a version that will be most effective to share Christ throughout this country.

Partnerships Are Crucial

by Mike Schrage, Executive Director, GNPI

PartnershipWhen you hear the words “Strategic Partnership,” it sounds very official, doesn’t it? As one of our core values, it’s not just an official sounding phrase, it’s part of the essence of who we are.  Here’s why: strategic partnerships are where synergy is forged.

Synergy is another one of those fancy words, but it’s an essential and Biblical concept. It’s defined as  “the interaction of multiple elements in a system of collaboration to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.

From the start, GNPI has wanted to maximize the impact that national leaders, missionaries, and Christian organizations could make. How? We wanted to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology. Our heart was to come alongside existing ministries, adding Christ-centered content and delivery tools to multiply the effect their message had on people who heard, and with our help, saw it.

Do you see how synergy is created?

Without them, our content would be useless because it wouldn’t be shared with the millions who need to hear about Jesus.

Without our content and technology tools, like Solar Kits, opportunities to reach people who otherwise wouldn’t have heard about Jesus, might be missed.

Partnership is also a critical factor as we seek to have impact among diverse belief systems like Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism. Creating relevant media that can speak into a worldview completely different than ours demands strategic partnerships with local ministries. The combination is like salt on an icy sidewalk. The barrier melts away and a clear, safe path emerges, Good News to a Truth seeker.

Read our newsletters and you will see one example after another of how GNPI partners with national workers. Here’s a few examples that come to mind as I write:

  • In West Africa we’re mobilizing Solar Kits to help produce better evangelists.
  • In South Africa we partnered with MNET TV to show relevant, music videos during commercial breaks of World Cup soccer events.
  • In Pachuca, Mexico, we’re training hand-picked church leaders to use media to mature new disciples of Jesus through project NOMaD.
  • GNPI is working with other Christian organizations like Key Media to fund apps ( to reach Muslim audiences that we had no prior access to.

 The list goes on and on and on. And guess what, you’re our strategic partner too!  God has used your gifts and prayers to help strengthen and expand GNPI’s growing network for nearly four decades.

Strategic Partnership, it’s how Jesus builds his church. I’m so glad God is into strategic partnerships, aren’t you?

Steward Partnership Takes to the Road

  • Posted On February 21, 2014
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featuring David Duncan of The Steward Partnership and Matt Brock, Director of Development for GNPI

In our Winter Newsletter, we featured David Duncan of The Steward Partnership. David shared how a charitable remainder trust can benefit you and your family, while greatly assisting a ministry like GNPI.

In case you missed it, we thought it was worth posting this very informational video!



If you’d like to have The Steward Partnership conduct a free Legacy Planning Seminar at your church, no cost and no obligation, simply contact GNPI at 417-782-0060 or email We’d be happy to discuss the possibilities!



Give God Your “Little” Dreams

GNPI-Philippines has always had dreams. Sometimes, though, big dreams start out small, literally. For seventeen years, Nenette Pacoli and her team in the Philippines worked out of the basement of Nenette’s home. This small space, however, did not keep them from dreaming big for God. He truly honors simple obedience in the “little things.”

For 17 years they produced Asin at Ilaw (Salt and Light) from that basement space and it was broadcasted on cable TV. Then, God brought new office space and it seemed like the perfect time to revamp Asin at Ilaw. Much thought and prayer went into both transitions: new office space and a retooled show. Both would help them stay culturally relevant.

After much prayer, a new show was born. WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) was the next dream that Nenette wanted to make into reality.

WWJD has been in production barely 2 years, but God is taking it places no one could have dreamed. The show unabashedly tackles hot-button topics such as purity, homosexuality, integrity, and dignity. Carlos, the host, begins each episode of WWJD with “man on the street” interviews. As viewers begin to think, the focus is narrowed to guests who talk about the issue from a spiritual perspective.


The main viewing platform for WWJD is online, through Facebook and YouTube. The show has also been broadcasted on ETN, which reaches a potential audience of 91 million viewers in the Philippines. And while scores of people have the ability to see these thought-provoking episodes, we wanted to bring you this story that shows WWJD’s impact involving a local professor.

 Last summer, for an episode on dignity, WWJD interviewed Professor Rowel, a sociology professor. When the show was ready for broadcast, out of appreciation for his participation in the episode, they gave him a copy. A few months ago, Nenette learned how the professor is using his copy of Dignity. We think you’ll be surprised what happened.

 We asked Nenette to give you some more insight into WWJD and the surprise of finding out what God has done with their little dream.

Professor Rowell has made WWJD a “must watch,” then his classes discuss the episode. And, he has downloaded the Purity episode and is using it the same way. He said the response from the students borders on shock because no one else teaches them the right values about sex in such an open manner. To top it off, the college library has asked for their own copies so they can recommend WWJD to other professors.

Whatever your “little” dream is, give it to God and see what He will do. Will you join us in praying that young lives will be impacted for Christ through these WWJD episodes?



Prayers & Praises

“You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” — James 5:8

“The Church Can Stand Strong!”
Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “My prayer request is about Thailand. The north is calm and without incident, but the south is a real concern. Please pray that the Lord will lay his Spirit on the hearts of the people and that the church can stand strong for what is good and right. Thailand’s hope isn’t political, it’s Jesus.”

Almost 20 Villages!”
Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, shares,“During the Christmas time we showed almost 20 villages and thousands of people the Gospel stories through our Solar Kits that were provided by GNPI. Thank you, GNPI. This was really helpful since most villages do not have electricity, and we were able to use the Solar Kits to visualize the Gospel for the people into areas that are harder to access.”

Outreach to Intellectuals! App has reached 9,616 total downloads. Upgrades two and three are being prepared. An App to reach out to Muslim women is also being considered. Praise God for new opportunities to share the truth all over the world.

A Challenge to the African Church!
On Field Media and GNPI-Kenya partnered to produce A Distant Boat, a movie that invites the African Church to embrace their unique opportunity to reach Africa’s unreached people. Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya explains, “We have about 900 people groups in Africa who still don’t know about Jesus. For this reason, we needed to be very strategic. We needed extensive research because we wanted to reach not just Kenya where the movie was shot, but the entire African continent. We premiered the movie in October 2013. The movie was well received in the theaters and is continuing to get a lot of attention. It is very popular in churches especially, based on its quality and content. For now we are planning to translate the movie into other languages starting with Swahili and French. It is our prayer that this movie will continue to impact the African Church and challenge them to become a major force in the future by sending people to the mission field; for the harvest is plenty and the laborers are few.”

A Reason to Celebrate!
Director of Operations Tom Nutt has enjoyed visiting the young, creative team in GNPI-SE Asia. Tom says, “They have created an excellent music video and want to produce more as soon as possible.” International Director Bob Sartoris says there is a strong Business as Missions model here. Bob says, “Many see having media training as very practical here for young people. There have been lots of government changes. Books are no longer censored. There is still some censuring over media, but it is getting better.” May God bless their next 10 years of ministry!

Your Sins are Gone…Now What?


by Tom Silkwood, Regional Director for GNPI-Thailand

Tom-SilkwoodSins Are Gone

Can you imagine being Asian and living your whole life in bondage, worshiping idols and demons? Then, a traveling preacher comes. He shares the most fantastic story you have ever heard; there is a God who loves you, who can forgive your sins, free you from the bondage of the demonic world, and who will adopt you as his very own child.

This is typical of how lives are changed in Asia. There is such an excitement about being freed from the bondage of the spirit world, a world of servitude to evil spirits, poverty, and doom. Now for the first time the burden of your guilt and sins are lifted, you are suddenly free, but…

You are now God’s child, longing to know him. There are only a few preachers, teachers, or Bibles where you can learn about your Heavenly Father. You know there are schools where you could study and learn about Jesus, but you are too poor to go. Fortunately, some do get to go and learn, but the majority only dream. If only you could go to one of those schools and learn more about Jesus.

This is the scenario we have in Asia. Thousands have come to Christ, but resources are so limited. I have gone to churches where the only Bible they have is in tatters, stacked lovingly with a rock on top to keep pages from flying off in a breeze. How can these people grow without help? Strange because you can find television sets and DVD players, and most people have cellphones, but access to good Bible learning is rare.

This was how the BEC program was born. BEC stands for Biblical Extension Courses and it is our attempt to address this huge problem. People need (and WANT) to learn about God, but due to lack of resources they can’t. Thus we started BEC. If the students can’t come to school, we send the school to the students. Our best native Bible teachers come to our studio in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and we record their teaching. It is then sent out to the villages in Thailand, Burma, and even China.

BECI believe that the ultimate use of technology is to share the Gospel. BEC is doing that today and has grown beyond our wildest dreams. We need your prayers, so would you pray about BEC? Pray that the people of Asia might know and grow closer to Jesus.