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Multiplying Impact

  • Posted On July 5, 2017
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Have you found it challenging to summarize the worldwide ministry of GNPI? Maybe this video will help to explain the way we are multiplying the impact of Christian workers around the world.

GNPI passionately accelerates evangelism by filling media voids throughout the globe with culturally relevant, biblical content. By pursuing evolving technologies like mobile apps and Solar Kits, GNPI provides people, even in remote or hard-to-reach places, with the Message of Christ in their own language. GNPI multiplies its impact by equipping people and ministries around the world to use media and technology as a tool to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Playing by the Rules

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Many people believe that we, as humans, are innately good. On the plane ride to Uganda, I read something that would bring this belief into sharp dispute. Did you know that the rule book for Major League Baseball is 250 pages? If people are innately good and always do the right thing, why do we need 250 pages of guidelines for “America’s Game?”

The truth is everyone struggles with sin. Thank God for His grace and the way to overcome sin through Jesus Christ. Our regional centers around the world produce media to show people who’ve relied on rules and pleasing gods who can’t save them that there’s a bridge for them built by a cross.

God’s Word affirms this in Romans 3 when stating, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” or “there is no one without sin; not even one.” Thank God the verse doesn’t end there! This passage goes on to remind us of our marvelous salvation through trusting Jesus.

This reality drives me as an individual and GNPI as an organization. We want to show people of many cultures and worldviews that while no rule book will save them or give them enduring happiness, a relationship with Jesus Christ can teach us how to live and find wonderful peace.

 

Prayers & Praises

“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” — Psalm 145:18 (NIV)

Excellent Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished our month-long leadership training. We had 10 trainees, and it was excellent. The president of a Bible school attended the training and said these lessons should be taught among preachers. He plans to teach these lessons at his school, so students will become more effective in reaching others for Christ.”

Godly Inspiration: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Every week we publish two short Gospel messages, and we recently produced a popular music video. We were pleased with the response as the music video received 1,000 views online in one day! In addition, the recordings of Sadhu teaching continue to go well; pray for him to have godly inspiration for his vignettes.”

Varied Opportunities: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, says, “Praise the Lord for the varied opportunities we have to share the Gospel. Our team has been working on the Empowering the Church series, the Two As One Couples series on marriage, Humanitarian Leadership Academy projects, youth programs, and outreach programs. On July 13 and July 20, we will help with special events when churches unite to pray. The GNPI team will be covering the events and live streaming them on social media.”

Changed Lives: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord for His work in the life of this young lady. You can watch Jumm’s testimony with English subtitles by clicking here to find out how she changed from a rebellious, lost girl to a beautiful, talented young woman who freely shares her Christian faith through the elegant art of Thai dancing. Interestingly, after we released Jumm’s testimony, her story became known on YouTube. She received an invitation to go on tour in May with a Thai dancing troupe. They performed at eleven venues in eight countries throughout Europe. Jumm was also our program host several months ago when our team traveled to Laos for a story about a Christian deaf ministry. Click here to watch it.”

Training Media Professionals: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We provided video coverage of the third LivingStone International University (LIU) graduation last month. Mike Schrage, executive director of GNPI, commissioned these graduates to go and serve as mature and empowered Kingdom workers. LIU continues to train students in different specialities, but our team is thankful to partner with them in training the next generation of media professionals who are ethical, empowered, and employable in every sector of society.”

Corridor of Hope

Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Manila, Philippines

Our staff is deeply honored by a support group for cancer patients who are using our Faith Matters, too! videos.

Patients in the cancer unit at St. Luke’s hospital usually wait in the corridor for medical appointments and treatments. A Christian lady noticed the somber and depressing mood of many people, and she wanted to encourage everyone by sharing Jesus. Eventually, the support group was born. It continues even though the founder herself died. The group started at the main branch and when the hospital opened another branch in Global City, the Corridor of Hope was established there.

The support group shares our Faith Matters, too! videos on their Facebook page: St. Luke’s Corridor of Hope GC​. If you check out their page, most of the posts are about cancer, treatments, activities, and our GNPI videos. May the Lord work through this opportunity!


Visit https://www.facebook.com/faithmatterstoo/ to watch these messages of hope and encouragement.

Checking with the Chennai Team

Project Nomad teammates Timothy, Angel, and Joseph share their goals, current projects, funny moments, and prayer focus.

Project Nomad-Chennai, India, is connected to Lakeview Bible College & Seminary. The team began in 2012. Several of their culturally specific films are distributed on social media outlets like Vimeo, YouTube, and WhatsApp. Recently, Timothy conducted basic video training with 24 students in West Bengal.

Click here to see some of their projects.

Global Religion

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I love what Dr. Jim Denison wrote recently in his blog to encourage all of us as followers who know the end of the story.

…well-known evangelical Os Guinness claims that Christianity is the world’s first truly global religion. He cites five facts in support his thesis:

  1. Jesus of Nazareth has the greatest number of followers of any religion on planet earth.
  2. The church is the most diverse community on the earth.
  3. The Bible is the most translated book in human history.
  4. Churches are the most numerous social service agencies across the world.
  5. In many parts of the world, the Christian faith is the fastest growing religion and is growing through conversion rather than simply through the birth rate.

A Nazarene carpenter and his followers launched a movement that spread around the world on borderless Roman roads (the Internet of the day), using the universal Greek language (the English of the day). They “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6, KJV) and took the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV).

Now it’s our chance to help pass on this global religion!

 

Prayers & Praises

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
— Matthew 24:14 (NLT)

A New Online Platform: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “A new online platform makes The Global Gospel (TGG) in Russian available. We were allowed to use the Everlasting Gospel translation for it. The translation ministry is excited about TGG! They posted it on their own website with the comment that it is the best visual presentation of the Gospel they know of so far. They provided links to GNPI and the Christian Center for Science and Apologetics sites as well. May the Lord be praised!”

Summer Camp: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord! We had an opportunity to join the Scripture Union camp in Nabumali. It was an uplifting three-day camp where young people were inspired by watching our videos. Secondary schools have reopened, which means more opportunities to show our videos and make an impact on the lives of young people throughout the region.”

Moving Forward: The Farsi serialization of The Global Gospel is moving forward. Filming began last week with a female presenter. Pray this version will help many people in the Middle East to understand the love of Christ.

Intensive Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “The following testimony is from one of the men who came for our month long seminar at the Training Center. This visitor explains how much he is learning from God’s Word. He said, ‘I desire to spread the Good News of Christ, so I came to this training in evangelism. My friends and I discussed baptism, which is immersion in the water. I accepted it and decided to be baptized as mentioned in the Bible. I thank God for letting me come to this training school. I am 56 years old and have been in ministry for
36 years.’ ”

Train Up a Child: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our team filmed a new program as part of the Biblical Extension Courses (BEC) in my home. A Bible teacher named Vanda was the speaker at this shoot. Vanda works with mothers and children in association with Compassion International. In her lesson, she emphasized the need to begin teaching our children Christian principles as early as possible. This video will soon be edited with English subtitles and uploaded to our YouTube channel where it can be accessed by Thai speakers around the world.”

 

Jesus Intercedes for Us

Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico

Who can intercede for us before God? This Nomad team continues to create a variety of discipleship resources in Spanish to offer the hope of Christ.

The team works in conjunction with IMPACTO Latino; Good News Productions, International (GNPI); and El Jubileo Christian Church, in Pachuca, Mexico.

They are an online community of technical and spiritual support serving the Hispanic church by providing useful and practical materials for the growth of the Kingdom of God.

Visit www.facebook.com/IglesiasCreativas/ for additional resources.

 

Demolishing Atheistic Strongholds

Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Eurasia

We are teaching and training Christian leaders from 10 time zones.

We are developing new resources, including a book and a training seminar entitled Does God Exist? Our goal is to equip believers to demolish atheistic worldview strongholds in this post-communist part of the world.

We are distributing books with a biblical view of creation.

We use various Internet sites, platforms, and social networks to spread the Message of Christ to areas of the former Soviet Union. It is hard to estimate how far it reaches. However, after finalizing the upload of all our resources to a new content management program, the results have amazed us! During the month of March we had visitors from 40 countries, and some of them are pretty surprising, like Saudi Arabia and Mongolia.

We praise the Lord for His faithfulness in this summary of our projects to date.

I appreciate the great community of coworkers, partners, volunteers, and prayer warriors who are involved in our ministry through teaching, preaching, content production, childrens ministry, publishing, writing, social networks, developing Internet resources, and in all of the other aspects of our work. Together we introduce the Truth to skeptics, strengthen the confidence of the saints in the Truth, and equip God’s people to proclaim God’s Word effectively. What a great family we are! May the Lord be praised!

We are developing children’s science programs.

We are recording testimonies and music videos.

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