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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.

The Power of a Share

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

In advertising, word of mouth is the power customers have to make or break a new restaurant. In today’s social media environment, the power of the “share” is just as influential. Watch this short video illustrating how you can like, comment, share, and donate.

The effort of a click is a moment of your time or a few dollars, but in the case of Dayita Patel the actions had our eternal impact. Thank God with us for the power and privilege He has given to us to share the Good News with people around the globe.

Prayers & Praises

“For he is the living God and he endures forever . . .”  — Daniel 6:26 (NIV)

Satisfied: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “An evangelist who uses GNPI materials to share the Gospel brought back this encouraging testimony. ‘I am 70 years old and live in a Buddhist village. I knew nothing about Christianity or about Jesus. A group of evangelists came to my house and asked me if I wanted to hear about Jesus. They told me about Jesus in a way that I could understand. I was so happy. I wish I had heard about this years ago. Now I can rely on Jesus for my salvation. I am very satisfied.’ ”

Thirty New Books: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It is amazing how kind God has been to us. He’s provided guidance and power to carry on with our ministry despite various obstacles, including the war and the scattering of people. It’s hard for me to believe, but we have published thirty books since the war started, and several new ones are in the pipeline. Please pray these powerful tools will help spread the Truth of the Scriptures among unbelievers, strengthen the church’s confidence in the Truth, and equip God’s people to proclaim His Word effectively!”

A Special Team: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Thank you for your prayers. This past year as the administrative manager, I’ve learned some things about teamwork. Although I’m no expert, I’ve found that communication is number one. Availability is close behind. If possible, it is good to add some vulnerability, humility, and lots of love. Of course drenching it all in prayer is critical. When each member of the team is willing to contribute these things to the best of their ability, a tight working relationship is formed. My husband Tom knew this years ago. He would say, ‘Our team is special. They fit together well and can fill in the gaps when they need to.’ I’m beginning to understand what he meant.”

Meeting Together: Steven Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Our board of directors is meeting today. Please pray for them to have wisdom in guiding our ministry to accelerate global evangelism in the most effective ways.”

Like Father Like Son: Abi Flores of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are thankful to have David (the son of our regional director Gustavo Velázquez) with us in the office to work on his professional practices for his university studies. He will help GNPI for the next five months and is working on projects like The Global Gospel in sign language.”

My Turning Point

Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, shares this powerful testimony of how God used a simple GNPI filmstrip shown on a Solar Kit to convict George’s heart and transform his life.

George from the Church of Christ in the Bulambuli District of Eastern Uganda

I chose to follow Christ because of what I had seen Him do in my wife’s life. My marriage was a sad one. After years in the army, I was fired. Emptiness descended on my life, and I needed something to fill that gap.

What followed were many nights away drinking, quarrels at home, and total neglect of 
my children. This went on for a few years. During all of this, my wife gave her life to Jesus. Of course, this did not sit well with me. Even with my determination to make her miserable, deep down I started asking questions of myself. In contrast to my misery, her life seemed purposeful. She would say good things, pray for me, and always invite me to join her in church.

Her persistence touched my heart. I decided to give the church a try. It so happened that the pastor was speaking about marriage when I first attended. Later, they showed a Swahili film, Ndume Halisi (Real Man), on marriage. This was my turning point. I made more visits to church, and the pastors spoke with me. The film convicted my heart. I could see myself in the main character.

This is my fifth year as a Christian; my life is changed for the better. My commitment to Christ and the church is strong. I am grateful to God for the blessing of a wife who has ministered to me. She is my rock, and thanks to the film I watched, our relationship has never been better.

 

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