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“Around The Network” – Psalm 117

Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible, but it casts an eternal vision. It is a beautiful sneak peek into heaven to experience the nations of the world praising the Lord together.

GNPI ministry partners from 12 nations collaborated on this special project. Please enjoy and share this video!

P.S. – You are welcome to download this video on Vimeo to encourage your congregation or missions committee.

A Real Help

You are helping take the Gospel into all the world. Your support of Project Nomad is meeting needs and encouraging believers in places where only half of a percent of people are Christians.

One trainee from northwestern India says, “Few people from my area even know about Jesus. This will really help to share the message of Jesus.”

Please pray the Lord will open hearts of people in northwestern India as they learn of His grace within their own culture.

Jesus: Our Shepherd

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

The birth of Christ is a wonderful Christmas message for those who love and follow him. It was His “good news for all men” message because it is a message of inclusion, invitation, and imagination. Jesus said: “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me … I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice. Then it will be one flock, one Shepherd.”  ‭‭John‬ ‭10:14-16 ‭MSG‬‬

As we remember Jesus in a manger, with the flocks of sheep which were watched by their shepherds, let’s not forget that the message from God is clear and consistent. He desires all mankind to know, love, and follow Him, making one flock led by one Shepherd, our King Jesus!

Prayers & Praises

Your prayers for GNPI are making an impact around the world.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

Draw people to new life in Christ as they hear the Gospel in their own languages.

Use GNPI to unify ministry partners around the globe.

Give GNPI your leading in future plans for the worldwide network, and open doors to make an impact for the Gospel in more countries.

Increase the funding base as the ministry network expands.

Protect GNPI workers and partners in their travels.

Thank you for your faithful prayers throughout the year.

Prayerfully Connected

You know how much it means to gather with loved ones this time of year. Nearly 40 global partners from around the world connected digitally for an international hour of prayer on December 6. These special prayer times are a powerful reminder that our great God loves and understands people in each language.

Did you know that every dollar you give to GNPI allows us to reach 43 people with Christ centered media? There’s still time to influence others this year with the Gospel. Will you be a hero to more than 1,000 people with a $25 gift? Visit www.gnpi.org/donate to make a difference now.

Thank you for being part of the GNPI family!

A Good Platform among Muslims

Your giving is influencing young students for Christ in Tanzania through a Solar Kit.

Christian workers in Tanzania write, “Praise the Lord! We are grateful for the Solar Kit which has been instrumental in proclaiming the Gospel in a Muslim dominated school.”

The school has 431 pupils and only six pupils are Christians. The headmaster allows the Christian workers to show films to the pupils. The entire school turns out on Wednesday and Friday afternoons to watch the Old Testament movies. This provides a good platform to share with these children without resistance. After the films, the Christian workers give a conclusion and explain where those biblical principles are found in Scripture.

These Christian workers are encouraged and excited. They said, “We believe the Word of God is being sown in these young souls, and we expect to obtain a great harvest in the future. We also believe God will give us favor in other schools and open more doors to reach out to those who don’t know Christ.”

Tom Ommemo of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, is working directly with the Christian workers in Tanzania on your behalf to deliver these evangelistic tools. Tom validates their experience with his own when sharing the Gospel in African villages.

 

Miracle of the Incarnation

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Have you ever felt a disconnect with a peer, struggled to appreciate a new style of music, or disliked the latest hair style? All of these indicate a dissonance, a temporary shift in taste and culture. Now imagine being asked to use another language like Chinese to chat with your peer,  to appreciate Indian-style music for supper, or adapt to an Arabic hairstyle donned by your uncle!

AWKWARD, right?

Those are just three of the 73 ways human beings are different from one another. When the Bible says that Jesus became man, He (as God) became a Jewish man in all 73 ways as He walked among those people. He wasn’t a Roman, a Greek, or an Indian because the Father wanted Him to minister among His chosen people in Israel. This was the miracle of the incarnation.

The supporters of GNPI have believed strongly in this incarnation principle, or being culturally relevant, for more than 40 years. Without it, conversations about Jesus are, well, awkward.

Does it work? It certainly does; up to 43 people around the world are touched with every dollar you invest in GNPI.

This Christmas we will again remember the miracle of the incarnation. It reminds us how passionate God is in communicating heart to heart and soul to soul.

By the way, I’m still thinking about that new haircut too!

 

Prayers & Praises

Your prayers for GNPI are making an impact around the world.

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.” – Luke 1:68 (NIV)

Here Comes the Bride in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “The Thai team is writing a script for a short film. The production will address the subject of marriage as it relates to Jesus and His bride. We see that short five-minute videos have quite an impact if the story is compelling and relevant. Pray for creativity on the part of the scriptwriters to tell a good story and for talented actors to portray it properly.”

Three Christmas Broadcasts in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have completed and submitted the Christmas production to the channel broadcast office for final approval. The program will air on Sony TV (National TV) on the 24th at 7:00am. In the afternoon it will air again on the Subhdandesh Channel (National Christian Channel), and it will broadcast a third time on DD Punjabi which is a National Regional Channel (Punjabi).”

Giving Back in Ukraine: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It was a special blessing to teach the Bible-based Basics of Logics course at the University of Nations to the class of Western missionaries currently serving in Ukraine. This is a way we can give back to thousands of ministries, missionaries, churches, and individuals who have been sacrificing their time, efforts, money, resources, and even their lives through all these years to spread the light of the Good News in the darkness of atheism and communist ideology imposed on many generations in our part of the world!”

Proclaiming the Gospel in Mexico: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “This month our team will be traveling to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to continue recording The Global Gospel in sign language and the Life of a Deaf Person documentary. Pray for us to be able to have a safe trip and to fulfill the purpose of our work.”

Praying for Recovery in Kenya: Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our country has been destabilized economically by a long and unending election process. Pray for this process to end and for Kenyans to recover economically and politically.”

Introducing . . .

Welcome to our new series, Around The Network! Your first episode features GNPI coworkers in Damoh, India, and their opportunity to share the Gospel with Hindus in an upcoming national Christmas broadcast.

Your prayers and giving are helping to make disciples throughout the world!

P.S. – You are welcome to download this video on Vimeo to encourage your congregation or missions committee.

 

The Real Story

You know how tough it is to focus on the most important things during Christmas. Well, that’s not only an American problem, it happens wherever Christmas is celebrated.

Take heart, though. You are helping people in Latin America to prioritize Jesus this Christmas. The Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, team has released the first video in a series for the month of December.

The following video explains how the Christmas season brings special memories, decorations, time with family, and presents. Somehow the story of Christ is almost forgotten by many with the busyness of this season.

It’s tempting to get caught in the trap of acquiring toys and all kinds of material things to show our love this season. The real story of Christmas is love, faith, and hope. The coming of Jesus has changed the world, and it can change us as individuals too.

Your gifts make this timely series possible and creates a lasting impact. Thank you!

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