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Two Levels of Communication

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

The following video is a good representation of the work the Nairobi office is doing on a personal and community level.

We are excited about the growing opportunities we have to share biblical principles in various ways in homes, schools, churches, and at community events. Thank you for your valuable partnership!

Answer to Prayer

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia is a man with a vision to reach his entire country. He is an inspiring person. When he first started sharing the Gospel, he traveled on foot or by bicycle to talk with the individuals in his country about the Good News of Jesus. Then he asked God to show him a faster way to reach the nation. Timothy found media to be one of the answers to his prayer and now uses it as a tool to boldly share Christ with Buddhist leaders.

 

Prayers & Praises

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. — Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)

A New Opportunity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Please join us in prayer about an opportunity to connect with a new people group in north India. We met a Christian worker who is an excellent preacher in the Hindi and Urdu languages. He preaches in a compelling and unique way for both the Hindi and Urdu audiences. We are talking with him about creating a set of five to seven videos with biblical messages and a YouTube channel for him. Web series are becoming more popular in our social media network. We are also brainstorming about the follow-up mechanism and audience connectivity.”

Positive Feedback: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda writes, “PTL! We received some positive feedback from the Karamojong project we did earlier this year. This project starts with stories in Genesis and goes all the way to the New Testament. The stories are grouped in different sections: Jacob the Deceiver, Jacob’s Dream, Jacob and Laban, Jacob in Prison, Mighty Men of God, Servants of God, Jesus the Teacher, Jesus Lord and Saviour, and Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Each story has a picture book and guide to go along with the audio recordings. We have had several people stop by our office to ask for copies of the project. We are trying to make contacts from the area where most of the Karamojong-speaking community members live.”

Leading Others: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes,“Last month was a joyful time as the new academic year began. It started with the graduation ceremony at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary, the school where we help future ministers gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for ministry and for edifying the body of Christ. Please pray for these workers of Christ who are starting their walk of leading others.”

Seeking His Guidance: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “It has been one year since I took over the media ministry after Tom’s passing. (I arrived back in Thailand last fall with Angela Morse.) Please pray for the Lord’s guidance in my decisions for the future.”

Offering Hope: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Our team is updating how we use social media. We have created a new Facebook account, Sharing the Truth in Burmese. Is Jesus the Lord God? is a resource with questions which received 201,082 views in the last couple of years. We pray that these individuals will seek Christ as their Savior!”

A Dream and A Mission

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

Our team traveled to the northern border of Thailand to interview Pastor Uti-jack for our testimonial program. He had been a highly educated Buddhist monk when he met Jesus through a neighbor who invited him to a Bible study. Watch his story of conversion.

Years later, after his dramatic change from Buddhism to follow Jesus, he had a dream that further inspired him to step out in faith.

In his dream the Lord showed him a tiny house and made him aware that he was to build a large church behind this small house. After he woke up he drove around the area and found that tiny house. Behind it was a very large lot for sale. He prayed for funds to start this massive project, and in a short time, his bank account showed two large deposits that more than covered the cost. He still does not know who deposited this money.

It is pastor Uti-jack’s routine to wake up at 3:00 in his little home every morning to pray. Members of his congregation start arriving at 4:00 am to walk past his little house to the prayer room at the church. Every day people come to pray before they go to work and then stop by the pastor’s home to visit. Some bring him vegetables, fruit, and meat. Some need counsel and encouragement. Pastor Uti-jack says his church membership continues to grow, and all are very diligent prayer warriors. What an inspiration for us all to listen to God and step out in faith!

 

More Kingdom Benefits

View highlights of Project Nomad trainings in Kenya, Togo, North Africa, Eurasia, and the Philippines.

“We’re leaving this place with students who know how to use technology to share the Gospel.”
— Ministry partner from New Missions Systems International

Kingdom Benefits

Meet some of the recent participants from Togo, Hong Kong, Eurasia, and the Philippines as they explain the value of Project Nomad training.

“Project Nomad is empowering an entire generation to reach out to more people.” —  Andrew Orocay from Manila, Philippines

The Best Strategy

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Dr. Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia is a remarkable person. He has developed special approaches to minister in restricted areas for the last 20 years. He uses media to overcome limitations in these areas. Despite the challenges of being displaced from his own region, Sergei conducts apologetic training online and impacts people across 10 time zones of Europe.

Prayers & Praises

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” — Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

Exciting Time: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, is preparing to train trainers in Damoh within the next few months. Angela Morse from GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, plans to participate in the Nomad training. Praise the Lord for this exciting time of cooperation within the GNPI network.

A New Season: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We have started a new season of “Reliable Foundations” online apologetics club this fall. Pray for the Lord’s guidance in it, for volunteers involved with it, and for hearts to be prepared for the Message.”

Royal Ceremony: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “This month marks one year since our previous king of Thailand passed away. The year-long period of mourning will end with the Royal Cremation Ceremony at the end of October. Pray for the leadership of the country of Thailand.”

New Series for Families: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have recorded three episodes for our new Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) series, and we are working on post production. We are also preparing more scripts. Thanks to all the churches and individuals who are helping us offer biblical solutions to families with this project.”

Conversations about Jesus: A Missouri dentist and his wife traveled with a group of dentists from Mississippi to provide a dental clinic for orphans in Matamoros, Mexico, in September. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to send a Solar Kit with them and for the blessing it was. Dr. Ricardo Lemus said, “We used it in the waiting room. The kids were so attentive. I watched their faces as they saw the scene of Jesus being beaten before he was crucified. They didn’t know Jesus suffered this way. It was powerful for them to see. The conversations about Jesus were easier because of what the patients had watched on the Solar Kit.”

Pressing On

Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Manila, Philippines

The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

As we pause to reflect on our ministry, the Lord has encouraged us to press on in several ways.

Our staff has several exciting announcements about Faith Matters, too! Great Commission TV, the only full-time Christian television station in the Philippines, has offered to broadcast episodes of our short devotional series twice a day during the week and once a day on the weekends at no charge. The series will air in October.

We are receiving positive feedback about our outreach through Faith Matters, too! The following comments really motivate us to keep working.

“The videos have become a daily moment of reflection and are enriching me spiritually.”

“The series is an important source of inspiration and wisdom; it completes my day.”

“Thank you so much for sharing this message with us. When I watch and listen to your message, I feel like God is talking to me.”

The 29-year-old executive of a local Christian merchandise business which markets products to young people, told us that he wakes up at 6:00 every morning to listen to and share Faith Matters, too! In their devotions at the office, they sometimes discuss Faith Matters, too! content for the day, and the businessman says he and his staff often ask themselves, “Is God talking to me?”  

A few weeks after the executive started sharing the posts, he told us, “We’d like to offer support or help.” This company now provides the shirts for our host, Kuya Caloy. The company has a Facebook page with over 700,000 followers, and they share the videos on their page, sometimes twice a day. This led to a spike in our viewership. We have reached 20,000 followers for Faith Matters, too!

We have also reached 200 episodes, and earlier this month we initiated Saturday episodes where Caloy answers questions sent in by viewers who have reached out to us for help. May the Lord continue to speak to Filipinos through this series.

We are making plans for an additional series to branch off from Faith Matters, too! and the host we wanted has agreed. The host has a more street-smart style, and will be speaking more in Tagalog to connect with even more Filipinos. We hope to launch it in early January.

Finally, our Say It Forward series is also going well after nearly two years. The videos average six to eight minutes and are presented in a Christian TED Talk format. To date, we have completed 88 episodes with 15 speakers. Some of the talks have sparked discussions on the issues, and some schools in the provinces have used these videos to teach their students: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Integrity, and Love and Courtship.

We are currently running a series by a dentist through the middle of October:


We have so many reasons to praise God!

OneTribe Peace Project

Stephen Muturi, Operations Manager of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda

Our team in Uganda is working on a progressive and highly interactive peace project for refugees. The project includes intentional, yet simple radio dramas on practical ways to work through conflict and build peace. Ministry partners believe that making this material available in local languages will be a game changer!

We had a group of nine young people from South Sudan and some LivingStone International University students helping us translate the OneTribe Peace Project from English to Juba Arabic. They finished translations and recorded around 20 episodes for the first phase. We are editing and working to complete the project as we adjust to the new schedules of the students who returned to school. We plan to work on the remaining 20 episodes after we receive the scripts from our ministry partner.

It’s an honor to serve God through media and these new opportunities.

Join us in praying for God’s grace and favor to impact young Africans and their families.

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