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Prayers & Praises

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” — Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

Many Prayers Answered: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We praise God for letting us serve Him. We saw many prayers answered in our second month-long training. The 11 trainees were full of confidence to share the Gospel. Each of the participants suggested this training should be done in all of our 14 regions. Thanks for your prayers and support. We are planning to do another training for 14 more people in November if funds allow.”

Visuals of the Gospel: Evangelist Collins Prempeh from Ghana writes, “Our deaf ministry in Ghana would like to show our appreciation for the equipment you gave us. This projector is helping us in numerous ways. For instance, through the projector, our church activities such as signing during church services has become very easy. It produces visuals for our members, and they are happy about it. We hope you can visit our church sometime in the future.”

A Great Tool: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “The Global Gospel (TGG) is beyond our measure of success. Such a large number of people use the series in house churches and villages that we don’t have a way to gather statistics, but it’s been a great tool for evangelists. One of our evangelists uses it regularly with young people. We praise the Lord for the way He is working through His Word.”

Progress on Projects: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The One Tribe project is progressing well. It is in the editing and review phase. Other projects under conceptualization include one on forgiveness, a short project in the Lugisu translation, and a possible video for a children’s song. We are considering whether to create some short question-and-answer videos about our village trips. It is our prayer that the good Lord continues to keep the supporters of GNPI safe amid the different storms.”

Promoting Mas Vida: Abi Flores of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on a promotional for our Mas Vida (More Life) app. Our intention is to communicate how the app can be part of day-to-day life. We hope new people will download it and share it with others.”

Media Missionaries in Cairo

Timothy Jai Kumar, Project Nomad regional trainer from Chennai, India, graciously stepped in to help with a Project Nomad commitment a few weeks after the accident that caused the death of our friend and coworker Mark Allen. Timothy instructed 17 Arabic-speaking young people in July about new ways of using technology to present the Gospel. Bill Weber of New Missions Systems International also shares his observations of the training.

A Conversation with Dasha

Dasha, a student from Ukraine, shares about her personal faith. She explains some of the things she has learned about video production from GNPI and her view of the GNPI ministry.

Dasha says, “Even though cultural barriers are difficult to overcome, we must take the Gospel to other countries. We won’t be separated by national boundaries in Heaven.”

Interact with Us

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I would like to introduce a fun new way to interact with our ministry. The following page shows some of the technology Christian workers have used through the years in sharing the Gospel. It combines new media tools with older ones to create an augmented reality.

Interactive Content

 

 

Prayers & Praises

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” — 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)

Changed Lives: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “On July 9, four people decided to be baptized into Christ. One of them was a Buddhist man from Korea who couldn’t speak Burmese. We taught him with the help of his girlfriend. He shares this testimony, ‘I came to this area to work on a certain project. I’ve heard about Christ and Christians, but I didn’t know why or how people worshiped Christ? When I heard about the true and living God, I realized that I needed to worship Him instead of worldly gods. In Him, I have received peace in my heart. My ideas and lifestyle changed in Christ. On my behalf, Jesus Christ suffered on the cross, and He showed us that He is the true God by overcoming death.’ ”

An Exciting New Project: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “I want to share the good news that our Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) video shoot has started, and we are planning to do two episodes in a row. The first episode we are shooting is about how couples don’t respect their parents and behave badly to them. The storyline is about a reporter who was sent by her boss to shoot an interview of an older person with broken family relationships. Listening to the older person’s life story caused the reporter to realize that she was treating her parents in the same way. The reporter went to her parents, asked forgiveness, and they repaired their relationship. The second episode is about a married couple overcoming the challenges of an extramarital affair and troubled children. Rejoice with us in this exciting time. Thanks again to all GNPI partners who support this project.”

Progress on Programs: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Thank you for your prayers! We have been following up with our network of churches and looking for more opportunities for ministry. We are working on the Redefining the Church series, including six episodes about God’s people returning to fundamental truths, five episodes about doing business the Kingdom way, and four episodes about having a healthy marriage. We’re still progressing with other projects such as the YouVersion Swahili plans.”

Team Building: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The team-building trip to visit our coworkers, friends, and partners was encouraging for all of us. We developed a common vision, and we supplied their needs in books, media files, and clothing. Praise His name! The most important strategic goal of the trip was accomplished as well, because I obtained the agreement of all the potential members of the national advisory board. This will help the ministry continue with the proper accountability, strategies development, and decision-making approaches. Please pray with us for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance to be provided through this team of like-minded servants.”

Solid Marriages: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “We had a good time in Querétaro last month when recording lessons on marriage with Lynda and Pecos Inchaustegui. We are very grateful to our ministry partners at the Universidad Cristiana de México (UCM) who opened their campus to record this project. We hope these lessons will help many people to build strong and solid marriages. We plan to finish the ten lessons in November.”

Seeds of Faith

Gayle Silkwood, Office Manager of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

As with the sower in Jesus’ parable, those of us who create media materials have an opportunity to spread seeds of faith. In Thailand, we do this with the Internet, on mobile devices, and anywhere media can be taken.

We hope that in sowing our inspirational programs some will fall on good soil (those who are ready to hear). We sow seeds of faith in the form of testimonials, Bible lessons, and community outreach stories waiting for the Lord of the Harvest to bring about the yield.

Thank you for helping us share the Good News in this way.

A Brief Summary of GNPI Impact

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I’d like to offer an overview of our ministry. After observing the massive global need and the world of difference within cultures, GNPI tries to meet these needs through teams, training, and tools. Thank you for your partnership and prayers. The following video shows some of the work God has accomplished over the last year.

You are welcome to share this 10 minute presentation as an update for your congregation or missions committee.

Prayers & Praises

“But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’” — Psalm 31:14 (NLT)

Progress and Provision: Ministry partner Bob Sartoris says, “The app and website for the New Angle Media Project are on track, but the video editing is several months behind schedule. We’re reviewing the options with our production partner in Indonesia. We will need more funds in order to finish. Pray for progress and provision.”

Proclaiming God’s Glory: Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, writes, “We are in the final stages of editing and distribution for the next 10 videos for the 42 Day Discipleship Guide. Besides this, we still have our Talents and Testimonies series, and we are preparing a roster of speakers who bear good fruit and exemplify Christ to the lost youth of South Africa. We continue to seek out opportunities for our team to proclaim God’s glory so that His Name will be made great among the nations.”

Peace and Assurance: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia sent this testimony from a ministry partner who used GNPI materials to share the Gospel. The new believer said, “I am 34 years old. With the help of these resources, I learned about the origin of man and the end of man. The explanations of the evangelist convinced me about the true God. I began to understand that we, Buddhists, are on the wrong path. I was baptized after I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. Now I have peace in my heart. I am in Jesus Christ as a child of God, and I have found assurance for my next life.”

Great, Innovative People: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “My Thai staff are a group of great, innovative people. They will get the job done no matter what it takes, and they will protect me with all the energy they have. I feel so humbled.”

Enhancing Communication: Evangelist Collins Prempeh of Tamale, Ghana, writes, “The equipment GNPI provided will facilitate our Bible teachings and enhance our communications in sign language. We are grateful and look forward to more opportunities.” This evangelist and other ministry partners are working on a translation for the book of Luke and making videos in sign language following their Nomad training in 2016 from Mark Allen.

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