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You Have Worth

Gayle Silkwood, Interim Director of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

This is the powerful testimony of Noi, an impoverished orphan who tried to commit suicide several times.

She found love and fulfillment in Christ and learned to read, so she could read God’s Word. Noi later married and started a successful business.

Click here to watch.

 

 

Project Nomad Multiplies Impact

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Peter Ignatius is the visionary leader of Lakeview Bible College and Seminary in Chennai, India. GNPI has been partnering with Peter for the last several years. Peter’s faculty and students have excitedly embraced Nomad training as a way to enhance their ability to use media to be effective and relevant communicators of the Good News in India.

Timothy Jai Kumar, a faculty member at Lakeview, now dedicates much of his teaching to students of media production. In partnership with GNPI, there is a small production studio at the college and an on-campus media team. Several intensive media courses are now available to incorporate the latest media methods and technologies.

Timothy has also traveled to other areas which several students call home, and he has taught their peers the basics of media production through Project Nomad. The Bible college has trained media students in five states who are serving the needs of their communities and congregations.


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Nomad continues to fulfill our goal to provide national outreach using media and discipleship and one more way GNPI is multiplying the ability of others to understand the Good News!

 

Prayers & Praises

“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” — 2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV)

Unifying Workers: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, “This week our second Project Nomad training takes place in the southern part of the Philippines. Pray the Lord will use this training to unify Christian workers in the area.”

Life Club Morning Show: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The Lord keeps providing new opportunities for the ministry within our current conditions. We have started a new partnership with the Life Club Morning Show on Channel 5 television. The program is broadcast nationally and then made available online. The episode on the historical veracity of the Resurrection of Jesus received more than 38,500 views! The Lord gave us a commandment in Matthew 10:27,What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.’ Praise His name for technologies that provide the opportunity to carry out this commandment effectively!”

The Father’s Love: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, says, “We are currently working on a project called The Father’s Love. The script was written by one of our team members about the universal truth of the true love of God shown in Jesus. It’s a powerful script to use as a hook to get people to talk about meaning of the whole Message.”

Marriage Enrichment: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on a video series about marriage with Pecos and Lynda Inchaustegui. We have wanted to do this project for a long time. Please pray it will encourage and inspire many families with practical help.”

Gaining Momentum: GNPI and several partners are releasing the first two of 20 video stories on an app in Indonesia. The goal is to identify Muslim parents who are seekers and then lead them to become disciples, along with their children. Please lift up our ministry partners as they work together trusting God to overcome health challenges, give discernment for relating to young families, and provide the needed funds.

Absolutely Incomparable to Jesus

Timothy P., Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

Our team member Aung S. led a one day training seminar in the village where he currently serves as a pastor. Church members and some nonbelievers in the neighborhood had the privilege of hearing the Message. We saw the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit touch a man’s heart, and the man accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

I am very glad to attend this training seminar because I learned many things I didn’t know. I realized my way of worship and beliefs are totally wrong. I decided to throw away my past belief and accept the new belief I heard about at this seminar before it is too late. I heard evidence that Jesus Christ is the only one who has overcome evil, and I came to realize that the god I formerly worshiped is absolutely incomparable to Jesus. I began to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the true and supreme God.

The teacher used GNPI resources to explain to us about the worldly worship system. I now believe that Jesus Christ is the true Messiah and God, and I accept Him as my personal Savior. I want to have my whole family know and accept this belief in Jesus as well.

Many who attended that seminar said that the training was very helpful for nonbelievers and for believers. They told us they would be very pleased if we continue the same training in the future and promised to bring more people.

How have you seen the Holy Spirit change hearts lately?

 

From Cattle Rustler to Christ’s Ambassador

Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya  

Six years ago, Mudang was well known and feared by his fellow villagers because he was their leader. Mudang was mostly a negative influence. He recruited and trained young men who were involved in cattle rustling as well as shedding innocent blood in neighboring communities.

One day while showing Christian films in the Tiling’wa village in the East Pokot district, Mudang happened to be among the viewers. That day we showed the Shida Ya Samweli film. Mudang was touched, and it was a turning point in his life. He confessed his wrongdoing and asked for amnesty as he was a wanted man from the Rift Valley provincial administration. We prayed for him, and pointed him to Christ Jesus. He was baptized and became a regular member of Chebelion Church of Christ.

Since then, Mudang has continued to love the Word of God and the church. He has been instrumental in helping us with evangelism in the whole region of East Pokot. We have seen Mudang grow from a terrorist to a humble, caring, and loving disciple of Jesus Christ. Indeed, God has continued to restore hope in Mudang’s life. He is now a living example to many Pokots. Praise Jesus!

The local church initiated some small projects for the reformed cattle rustlers, including Mudang. They have purchased 20 goats, and Mudang was given 10 goats to raise. Through this project, Mudang has improved in his walk with the Lord. They intend to do more as God enables them with resources. When I visited Mudang recently, his goats have increased to 15 in number, and he is so grateful to God.

 

Learn From Me

The Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, team created this video to address the issue of teen pregnancy in South Africa. Many young girls become mothers at an early age, and some abandon their babies. The following video tells of a story of a young woman who chose a different route.

The team also provided local contact information for those who might need help with a pregnancy, baby, child, or have questions regarding their options.

Like a Hammer

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Steve White is the senior minister at Plainfield Christian Church, in Plainfield, Indiana. He offered these challenging words after attending Vision Night and hearing the inspiring presentation of Isaac Masiga, guest speaker and regional director from Nairobi, Kenya.

Jeremiah 23:29 says, “Is not my word . . . like a hammer . . .” GNPI wants to share the powerful Gospel with people around the world using media and technology.

Steve’s right when he said that media, like a hammer, is a tool that can be used for good or evil. We could not use the goodness of the tool of media effectively without the passionate provisions from congregations like Plainfield Christian Church and leaders like Steve White.

Prayers & Praises

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

New Angle Media Momentum: Work on the New Angle Media Project is progressing. Pray for the animation team to work efficiently and creatively on the remaining 19 stories. Pray for the app team as they improve the user interface and app navigation, as well as the data collection components. Pray this project will please God and produce great fruit!

Why: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The Why project was released. It’s a three-minute video about sexual purity and is also available on WhatsApp. We are receiving a lot of encouraging feedback on social media. This video will be included on our Solar Kits going forward.”

New School: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my health condition. I am practically back to normal and even enjoying teaching invitations if they don’t require a long periods of time or long travel distances.The most exciting news we heard recently was from a group of students in Moldova who completed our training have now started a missionary school in their own country. Praise the Lord! Please pray with us for the school’s development, growth, and expansion for the greater glory of the Kingdom!

One Hundred Episodes: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord with us! Over the last five months we have produced 100 episodes of Faith Matters, too! These three minute devotions are aimed at helping busy, young professionals to start, or end, their day with some much needed quiet time. Topics range from the importance of personal reflection, family relationships, conflict, camaraderie, the importance of Sabbath rest, and more. Click here to learn more about this series.”

Punjabi Update: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have been encouraged by the responses to our nationally televised Easter broadcast. Now as people receive their requested copies of The Global Gospel (TGG), we pray the programs will speak to them about the life of Christ. We are also updating TGG in Punjabi for future distribution.”

Decisions for Christ

Timothy P., Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

Our team member Aung recently shared the Gospel with some people in a western village. God is working in a wonderful way among the people of SE Asia. These are some of the people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

I am thirty-nine years old. I have been a Buddhist all my life. I’d never heard about Jesus Christ before Aung visited our village. Many Buddhists view Christianity as a perverted and false religion.

Aung shared about the true and living God. After I heard the Message, I realized what I had heard about Christianity before was totally wrong. I have come to understand clearly that the one true God is Jesus Christ. Jesus gave His own life in order to pay for our sins and came to life again.

When the teacher contrasted Scripture and the teachings of Buddhism using materials created by GNPI-SE Asia, I was convinced that my former way was wrong. I am so happy to hear this Message. I now believe that Jesus Christ is the true God who can save me out of sin. Not only me, I also want all of my relatives to know Jesus and accept Him as their Savior. I will try to share with them about this wonderful God. If my relatives hear this message presented the way I did, they will accept Jesus Christ too.

I was a Buddhist, and I also worshiped spirits. This young teacher visited our village and talked about Jesus Christ. I realized that my way of living is totally wrong because I was following false gods. I know that spirits deceived me. I now understand that Jesus Christ has power over all spirits, and He can cast out all evil spirits into Hell at the end of time. If I continually worship those spirits who will be thrown into Hell, I would surely go to Hell too. I’ve never known about these things before.

I have decided to throw all of the images of spirits out of my house because these things could not save me from sin. The only one who can save me is Jesus Christ alone. I feel assurance that if I believe in Jesus Christ, I don’t need to fear spirits because Jesus has power over them and rules them. I now worship Jesus Christ and pray to Him alone.

I am an elder of our village. I never heard about Jesus Christ, and I thought Christianity was something to fear. This young teacher told me about the unrivaled God whom Christians worship as the only true God. I could easily understand that Jesus is the overcomer from his explanation and teaching tools. I accept Jesus Christ as the true and living God whom everyone should worship.

 

Haciendo A Cristo Conocido (Making Christ Known)

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

I’m excited about what God is doing. We are investing our time in worship music for churches by working with local artists. We also produce micro documentaries on social issues to assist groups who are helping homeless people in our city. In addition, we create resources to help teach the Bible in area congregations.

We are pleased to release another music video. The lyrics are very meaningful.

VERSE
In the forgotten villages, lost are still
Those who one day before the throne
They will love you
Unconscious and blind of eternity
Live dead, separated captives are

CHORUS
Making Christ known in every people and nation
They are millions who do not know of your great love
And You call us to the fields where no one heard of You
Raise us, Lord, to your mission

INTERLUDE
You are the King of them too
Your death was also for them
They are your loved ones and they do not know it
May their lips confess the Lord

 

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