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“Around The Network” – Building Stronger Marriages

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to help suffering people around the world. Building better relationships can strengthen couples, families, churches, and communities. That’s why GNPI teams are trying to respond to basic, everyday needs with practical media for their own cultures. Take a look at the newest resources in production in Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, and India.

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

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Completing the Great Commission

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

What if all churches worked together to complete the Great Commission? Crazy idea right?

Doug Lucas mentioned in a recent edition of Brigada,

“A couple of years ago, the Director of International Missions at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, wrote an article to encourage local churches to band together globally to fulfill the Great Commission. His point was that, while the Great Commission was certainly spoken to individuals, there’s a lot to be said for the corporate church taking the baton as a group. His basis? He observed that the command was given to a corporate body (all the apostles) rather than to an individual. Jesus told them as a group to pray for more laborers (Luke 10:2) and as a church to support those who go (3 John 8). The idea, he wrote, was to help everyone in all congregations to think and act with a global evangelization mindset. It’s tempting to think, ‘If we don’t go, who will?’ However the truth is, it’s the global church’s job—not any one person or nation… No matter our church’s size, age, resources, or challenges, we are not powerless, poor, or alone. Christ’s promise is for us today. He rules all things, earthly and heavenly, and He is with us to the end of the age. He will complete His mission.”  

GNPI is first and foremost a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and secondly an outreach arm of His bride, the Church. Our prayer is to be able to see the unity of the Church, hear the mandate, and go in His power with prayers and provision from the body of believers.

You can see Ryan King’s complete article:



Prayers & Praises

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

“Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” — Colossians 3:11 (NIV)

Unreached People Groups in Kenya: Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes,Our evangelism efforts are geared toward finding new unreached people groups. Pray for wisdom as God gives us the ability to reach out to new groups and guides our ongoing efforts with the Ogiek, Endorois, and Muslim groups.”

Actively Engaged in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our national broadcasts at Christmas and Easter reached over 40 million viewers and allowed us to actively engage in dialogue with over 1,200 families in the last year. In addition, our staff members often use their technical skills in the local community to assist with leadership seminars, community events, and church services.”

Standing Together in Eurasia: Lena L. from GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Pray for the Church and ministry leaders of our land to be wiser than ever before and to unite people in prayer, humble service, kind cooperation, and faith, so we can all stand together in seeking freedom to proclaim our beliefs and values.”

Daily Encouragement in the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of Manila, Philippines, writes, “Please pray for our team as we prepare to launch another online devotional series, Hope Matters, too! Our goal is to release it in March. Please pray that it will encourage Tagalog speakers in their daily faith.”

Seeking Guidance in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Pray for me as I am still in transition. The past year has revealed that I have some capability as a liaison between the Thai staff and English speakers, but there is still a question as to whether I should step into a leadership role or seek a Thai person to step up to the job.”

February 2018 Prayer Update

Your prayers for GNPI are making an impact around the world. Join us as we praise God for our ministry partners and for the way He is working through our network.

“. . . my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” — John 16:23-24 (NIV)


Training 2,000 Prison Officers in Kenya: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Praise the Lord! One of our ministry partners saw God change hearts as she ministered to approximately 2,000 officers using one of our productions, Dume Halisi, in a training college for prison staff. Dume Halisi is a film about a group of men who mistreat women and neglect their children but later change after going through counseling and training sessions.”

Investing in Youth: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our team provided media coverage for the graduation ceremony at the nearby Messiah Theological Institute (MTI). We also invited the students to the office for a tour and gave them a send-off package with our DVDs. MTI continues to be a major partner in our Solar Kit ministry. One of the MTI students led a discipleship course and used a Solar Kit in a nearby village. He was encouraged by the number of people who came to watch the Christian movie he showed.”

A Good Platform among Muslims: 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 us to show films to the pupils. The entire school has been turning out on Wednesday and Friday afternoons to watch the Old Testament movies. This has given us a good platform to share with these children without resistance. After the films, we give our conclusion and explain where those biblical principles are found in Scripture. 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.”

Making Disciples in South Africa: The Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, team has released a new series, 42-Day Discipleship Plan. Pray the Lord will use it to reach youth in this multicultural country with 13 national languages and a declining educational system.


Marriage Enrichment: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Pray for the lessons about marriage. We have started the editing, and we want to finish it on schedule. Pray for God to use these programs to help many marriages.”

Working Together: Sergio Alvarado of IMPACTO Latino writes, “Many things in life are better when shared with other people. Ministry is one of those things. GNPI has been a long time partner with the IMPACTO Latino team. They have supported the IMPACTO network project with multimedia equipment that is being used to develop resources for recruitment and training. Pablo Perales, who serves with GNPI from Querétaro, is assisting us in the area of multimedia and design. We are so grateful for these organizations that willingly share their resources so that together we are able to reach more people than we could on our own.”

Standing on the Scriptures: The Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, team is working on a Bible study series in partnership with the Christian Restoration Bible Seminary. The study is designed to help answer questions about what some view as biblical discrepancies. Pray for those who watch it to see how the Spirit of God was inspiring and controlling the development of the Scriptures.


Looking Forward in the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord for helping us complete 275 episodes in our first year of the devotional series, Faith Matters, too! In addition we have submitted our first devotional plan for YouVersion. We look forward to more episodes, more avenues for broadcast, more people to be encouraged and pointed towards God.”

Kuya Caloy, host of Faith Matters, too!

Excellent Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished another month-long leadership training. We had 10 trainees, and it was excellent. The president of a Bible school attended one of the the training events 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.”

Reaching Thai Speakers: Praise the Lord for using GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, to reach Thai speakers throughout the world. Viewership of their three key productions, Changed, Movement Everywhere, and Biblical Extension Courses in Thai and Lisu, increased by 42 percent this year!


National Television Broadcast in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Pray for the Lord to continue to make our national Christmas broadcast as impactful as possible. The program included a Gospel presentation and two music videos with children and young adults. We are following up with the viewers to share more Christian materials, answer their questions, and connect them with believers in their areas.”

Project Nomad Training in India:
The year started with a training for trainers in Damoh, India, where Project Nomad team members from India and Thailand discussed effective ways to lead and encourage new Nomad teams as well as the established teams in the field. While in India, Executive Director Mike Schrage and International Director Mark Johnson also visited teams in Shillong, Varanasi, and Chennai. Other teams met together during this trip to identify new avenues to share the hope of Christ with their regions of the massive country of India. Pray for these teams as they work on new productions and reach out to their neighbors with the power of video storytelling.


Disciples Multiply: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We are still experiencing the same blessing the first church in Jerusalem received through persecutions and dispersion. Rather than declining in numbers, the movement multiplies through the partners and volunteers who spread the Message everywhere they flee. As a result, I am mostly involved in training and coaching. I enjoy seeing former students and partners growing in faith and leading new disciples. May the Lord be praised!”

A Great Platform: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “One of the most important events of 2017 was the Eastern European Leadership Forum (EELF) where I coordinated the apologetics section. EELF is becoming a great platform for developing national Christian leaders from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Praise the Lord!”

Overall Ministry

Jesus Story Broadcast: Praise the Lord! A ministry partner in Cyprus has produced The Global Gospel (TGG) as a new series called, Jesus Story, which is a televised program for kids and includes an introduction, several stories, and a closing about the main theme in 13 half-hour episodes. The Jesus Story series began airing last month on SAT-7 KIDS with nearly five million youth from the ages of 6-13 viewing the programs in the Arabic language alone! Christian workers are following up with Jesus Story viewers on two different Facebook groups and distributing children’s books as a supplement to the series. A SAT-7 program director says the project is the most biblically based content he’s ever aired.

New Angle Media Project Multiplies: The Lord is opening doors in areas where people are persecuted for their faith. The New Angle Media Project began as a simple idea for children’s stories and grew into a strategic plan to reach more people by putting the stories on a free app, adding questions for interaction, and working with internationals to illustrate and animate the project for multicultural appeal. Pray for the completion of this project which is currently being tested in Indonesia among their population of 95 million Muslims. It includes interactive children’s stories from both the Old and New Testament.

International Travel: Praise the Lord for safe trips and fruitful meetings. Executive Director Mike Schrage and International Director Mark Johnson recently visited coworkers in Mexico, India, and North Africa. You can keep up with Mark’s live updates on our Facebook page.

How God Got My Attention

Do you know someone who has made a radical change in life? The Lord changed Narong from a hopeless drunk to a faithful leader in his church. The team at GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, has captured the powerful story of Narong. His wife prayed fervently for God to intervene in their troubled marriage, and He did. You’ll be encouraged to see how the Lord transformed every area of Narong’s life.

Narong now has a burden to help others understand that God is real and is full of love for us.


A Remarkable Story

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Have you listened to any of the Venture in Faith podcasts yet? Hebrews 10:24 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

As a missionary to Africa for 20 years and a person who travels the world as part of my ministry, I am often encouraged and inspired by courageous people serving the Lord around the world.

Here’s one of my favorites with Steve Saint:

Steve was only five years old when the Auca Indians in Ecuador killed his father, Nate Saint and four fellow missionaries as well. Steve recounts the events following his father’s death and how the Lord used Jim Elliot’s widow, Elisabeth Elliot, and Rachel Saint, Steve’s aunt, to fulfill the dream of the martyred men and take the Gospel to this village. Steve shares how the people who killed his father are not his enemies, as some would expect. One of the men in the village even baptized Steve. As an adult, Steve also spent time living and serving the people in this same village in Ecuador.




Prayers & Praises

“. . . my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” — John 16:23-24 (NIV)

Project Nomad Training in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! The Lord enabled us to have a good time of planning and preparation at the Project Nomad training this month with several partners in India, Angela Morse from Thailand, and Mike Schrage and Mark Johnson from the Joplin office.”

Youth Seminar in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Hundreds of students viewed GNPI projects last month during a youth seminar organized by the New Testament Churches of Christ. Pray for God to continue to work in their hearts after a week of great biblical teaching.”

Sharing Biblical Truth in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes,It was a great joy to teach a systematic apologetics course at the Tavriysky Christian Institute. Despite many years of partnership, I had not taught there for a while and was very glad to see that the school is growing in many areas! All students for the distant-learning program were gathered together, and we spent a great week exploring approaches and strategies to strengthen and grow the Kingdom of God. Please join our prayers for these students so that they continue to share the truth in the best way!”

Meeting the True God in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares this testimony,I am a 17-year-old student. One day an evangelist who works with GNPI came to our hostel and presented a two-day seminar. I attended this seminar and realized that I’ve spent many years without knowing the true God, who is Jesus Christ. This seminar gave me a wonderful lesson for my own life and to share with my Buddhist friends about the truth.”

Young Inmates in Kenya: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “A ministry partner showed one of our productions to 125 inmates from the Youth Correctional Training Center and Kamiti Command Prison. The video sparked a good discussion about the role of fathers. Pray these men will continue to be touched and transformed by their heavenly Father’s presence, love, and forgiveness.”

Who is this Eko guy?

Sometimes people are drawn together for special purposes. Learn how the Lord formed a special partnership 30 years ago with Eko from Indonesia and GNPI. Today our teams are collaborating to create the New Angle Media Project.

Thank you for praying and giving so the Scriptures can come to life in places where missionaries are not welcome.

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

New Networking Opportunities


You know there’s no substitute for sharing the Gospel face to face. Yet people seek Jesus in lots of practical ways through media every day, and with your help GNPI teams are creatively connecting with people in 195 countries to produce global media, train international leaders, and impact the lives of millions.

The following is one of the newest videos by the Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, team with lots of views.

Please note a couple more examples of screenshots of other popular videos from our coworkers at GNPI-Philippines and GNPI-Eurasia.

Thank you for your partnership to share the Gospel with people all over the world.