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Update from Chennai

Timothy Jai Kumar, Team Leader of Project Nomad-Chennai,India

Our team is doing great and working on several different projects. We would like to share a video that we created for graduation at Lakeview Bible College & Seminary to let people know a little more about our media team.

These are some of our highlights from the last year:

  • The Global Gospel in Tamil and Telugu were released.
  • We trained a team in West Bengal. They have completed nine projects in the Nepali language so far.
  • We trained a team of 17 people in Darjeeling.
  • Our Chennai team is completing new projects every month. We have 22 projects in English, two in Tamil, two in Hindi, and one in Malayalam.
  • We are planning to form two new teams, one in Andhra Pradesh (Kakinada) and one in Kerala (Cochin).

We receive young students with great talent each year who contribute to our work.

 

An Invitation

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I’d like to extend my personal invitation for Vision Night 2017 to you. It will be a blessing to hear from our special guest, Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya.

Please join us at the venue that is the most convenient for you. You can register on our website at www.gnpi.org/visionnight or on The GNPI App.

I know many who attended our events last year have great memories of Nenette Pacoli from GNPI-Manila, Philippines.

Please come and bring some friends who would enjoy a great meal and an update about the amazing ways God is helping us to “Breakthrough” the many challenges of sharing the Gospel around the world.

Prayers & Praises

“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.” — Job 12:13 (NIV)

Scattering God’s Word: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Over the past few days, I was asking the Lord if we were going the right way to reach people with our new series Faith Matters, too!. Then our host, Pastor Caloy, received some positive feedback. Several people contacted him to thank him for the inspirational messages which they are sharing with the young adults in their lives. I believe God is doing His share of the work by scattering His Word. Please pray that we can take our viewers deeper into the Word.”

God’s Face: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished a project called God’s Face in the Rawang language. This DVD was done in cooperation with some young people in the north. We made 1,500 copies. We produced another DVD with several ladies in the same region, and we plan to finish a Burmese traditional Gospel music DVD as well.”

Praying for Open Doors: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on the promotion and distribution plans of the short film The Shadow of the Flowers. Pray that God will open doors in schools and other institutions to help people with anorexia and bulimia.”

Quite a Milestone: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Presentation of the book In the Image and Likeness: Origin, Nature and Purpose of Man is quite a milestone for me. It’s the fruit of more than 20 years of studies in the Bible, apologetics, science, and logic. Praise the Lord!”

Specifically for Men: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our next project will be specifically for men. Ask God to use it to encourage men to be good leaders in their families and communities. We plan to give the project a name which means a gathering place for men in Swahili.”

 

Striving to Contribute

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

This is the latest promotional video about the work of our team.

We endeavor to address the needs of our communities by sharing God’s Word through media.

Our team is one part of a worldwide network with eight regional centers. Our goal is to produce content for different cultures in different languages to prompt positive change in the rural and urban areas around us. We partner with other like-minded organizations to produce cutting edge media materials. We use every possible distribution channel to convey our messages. Our office also uses Yunami, our smartphone app, and Solar Kits designed specifically for Africa.

We strive to contribute to the building of communities, so Africans have access to information that transforms their lives.

ICOM Highlights

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Our team at GNPI enjoyed serving at the International Conference On Missions (ICOM) last fall.
We have many good memories as we watch these highlights. Our African friend and ministry partner, Dennis Okoth, is featured in the following video.

Our team at GNPI considers ICOM a great opportunity to connect with the Church in reaching out with the Gospel.

Prayers & Praises

“. .  . He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.” — 2 Timothy 1:10 (NLT)

Mission Accomplished: A Christian worker who requested GNPI resources for a pastor’s conference writes that 500 flash drives were successfully distributed to 500 house church leaders in China. “We will never know the impact of these flash drives until we are in heaven. One thing I know, if just 10 percent of these leaders share the materials, there will be hundreds of thousands viewing and using the resources we gave them.”

God Opened the Door: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord for the opportunity to visit the southwest part of our region where there are very strong Buddhists. One of the men who became a Christian a few years ago wanted his people to hear about Jesus. The man blocked the road in front of his house and set up chairs. I presented Jesus to them, saying He came to the earth 2,000 years ago to be with humans and to save them from sin. Everyone listened very quietly. A couple of men in the audience came with questions afterwards and were baptized.”

Good News Radio: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Please continue to pray for our radio station (Good News Radio). We have a lot of interaction with listeners, and they express their needs for prayer. Pray for us as we try to encourage them with prayer each week for their spiritual and physical concerns.”

Youth in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are making progress on our distribution efforts. We had an opportunity to show our films to youth attending a three day seminar in Busiu in partnership with LivingStone International University. There was a lot of excitement from these young people.”

Music Ministry in Chile: Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, writes, “We are working on a new music video. Our plans are for this to be the first of six songs on a new worship DVD. Praise the Lord! We are learning so much and reaching Chilean youth who love music, art, and videos!”

Solar Kit: The Huge Blessing

A Christian Worker in China

Thank you for the huge blessing of a Solar Kit for me and several friends in ministry to use in a variety of ways to share the Gospel for the last 18 months.

The Solar Kit has been a tremendous help to me in my ministry to a formerly unengaged, still unreached, minority ethnic group in the remote mountainous areas of Southern China. While the group has no written language, a short, evangelistic video is available with their cultural context and mother tongue. We’ve shown small groups of people in many different villages the hope of the Gospel using this video and other evangelistic videos in Mandarin Chinese. The response has been very encouraging. They are so excited to see a video in their own language and request more.

Other ministries in my city have been blessed by the Solar Kit as well. One ministry team who works with skateboarders has competitions where they share their testimonies with the entire group. They record their testimonies on video to make them more accessible and shareable, then they use the Solar Kit to show them to a wider audience. Multiple commitments to Christ have been made by the sharing these testimonies, and small discipleship groups have been established to help these new believers grow.

Another national Christian brother who felt led by God to open a gym used the Solar Kit to paint Scripture in both Chinese and English on the walls of his gym. This makes the love of God clear to all who walk through the gym doors.

I look forward to continued to use of the Solar Kit in the villages and hope it can be used in the future for discipleship.

Paul Bacon, a friend of GNPI from a supporting congregation in Indiana, connected us with this Christian worker. Contact us at www.gnpi.org/solarkits if someone from your church could benefit from this tool. GNPI has been using Solar Kits to help share the Gospel since 1981. Since then the ministry has sent more than 600 Solar Kits to nearly 50 nations.

Good Evening

Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

Our live Tuesday and Thursday morning program, Resplandece (Shine) with Abi Flores, is geared towards young people who are looking for practical and simple solutions as they deal with current issues.

The format has been so popular that I began hosting another live program, Buenas Tardes (Good Evening), every Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm. Buenas Tardes has a varied and dynamic content with reflective anecdotes, health issues, and a Message from the Word of God. It is very good to have interaction with the audience and to offer them this biblical encouragement.

Recently a student from a Bible College in Piedras Negras visited the hospital to pray for the patients and to share Christ with them. The student met a young man named Armando Lopez who gave his life to Jesus. He’d heard our first Buenas Tardes show and was excited when we greeted him over the radio. The theme of the program that day was “Jesus, teach us to pray, and Armando was very happy to learn more about prayer. ”

Tell your Spanish-speaking friends to tune in at www.pbnihispano.org/.

 

Captain

Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile

We would like to present a new music video. We plan for this to be the first of six songs on a new worship DVD.

We are learning so much, as we reach Chilean youth who love music, art, and videos!

Through waters uncharted my soul will embark
I’ll follow Your voice straight into the dark
And if from the course You intend
I depart
Speak to the sails of my wandering heart

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Lost in the shallows amidst fear and fog
Your truth is the compass that points me back north
Jesus
My Captain
My soul’s trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Jesus
My Captain
My soul’s trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours

 

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