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A Piece of India

by Pa See Vang, Creative Team Assistant, GNPI

Swinging Couple

This photo is a treasure, so beautiful, and fun. It reminds me of the Bollywood films I grew up watching. The movies are a bit dramatic, but there are glimpses of the Indian culture in them. If you’re looking for an interesting movie night, I recommend watching a Bollywood Film!

Happy to Know!

by TP, regional director of GNPI-SE Asia

Several evangelists and I visit churches and individuals to preach the Word and make the most of every opportunity to share Christ. I am thrilled to share the following testimonies of two new sisters in Christ. These testimonies reveal how God is working through the materials produced here in SE Asia to strengthen churches and transform lives:

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My name is DNS. My husband is a church elder in the Y Church. We have been happily married for many years. Yet, whenever my husband talked about baptism, I refused to listen to him because I was raised in a different church background. Then on Christmas Eve, Evangelist DJO preached about baptism. He preached that baptism is symbolic of Jesus’ death and resurrection. He preached about Jesus and his time on earth. After that I asked DJO more about baptism. He taught me from the little book called A Handbook for Evangelism. He showed me Scriptures and read them to me. From A Handbook for Evangelism, I read, “There is no denomination in Christ.” That phrase was just for me. Now I understand that the Church was established by Jesus. He bought it by his blood. I accepted Jesus as my Savior and was baptized. Now I am happy to know that Jesus is the only Savior and the only way to go to heaven. I feel like a new person. I am happy because my husband insisted that I go to that Christmas celebration. May God bless you!

DHY

 My name is DHY. My husband is a church elder in the N village. I recently became a believer. I was a Buddhist. My parents pressured me never to go to church or listen to my husband. But last Christmas, I went to a Christmas celebration with my uncle’s family. My uncle invited Evangelist DJO to explain more about the true, living God. From A Handbook for Evangelism, I now understand that there is only one God. The god my parents told me to worship was not the god that I needed to worship. I learned so much from this book about Gautama, who was nothing more than a human being. This book explains the five attributes of the true God who gives life and overcomes death. That is what I want. I thank God for giving me a chance to hear and learn about him. I am saved now. I am happy to know about the true, living God.

 Thank you for your prayers, and for your giving, so that more people can know Christ in SE Asia.

 

Pray for Indonesia

Indonesian people are scattered across 6,000 islands and speak more than 700 languages.

The democratic government faces many problems after years of military dictatorship.

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world.

Persecution is a reality for many believers in this country.

GNPI is working to develop NOMaD teams (grassroots media production teams) in this region of the world to accelerate global evangelism through media and discipleship.

Please watch and pray for Indonesia.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

 

 

Prayers & Praises

. . . On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.” — 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

 

Multiplied for God’s Glory!
Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine says, “God is in charge both in times of peace and in times of trouble. These days, while I am supervising the ministry in two areas, the Lord provides opportunities to coordinate, encourage, comfort, and support several other missionaries and co-workers who either had to leave occupied territories and battle areas or had to stay there. With things in Ukraine, I see various parallels with the book of Acts. The authorities of the world forced the disciples, who started churches and ministries in one place, to flee to other places. Satan probably tried to destroy the message this way. Instead, it was multiplied for the glory of the Lord. Praised be God’s name!”

A Roller Coaster!
Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “What a ride we have been on since we arrived in Thailand a couple months ago. If any of you were wondering, moving a family of four half way around the world is hard work. However, although hard, we are told that this is a normal stage in moving a family across the globe. We are focusing on learning the Thai language. This is a big task. Thai is a hard language to learn. We have been taking lessons from a Christian Thai tutor. She is a great tutor and very flexible with us. Thanks for praying for our adjustment and for us to find a tutor.”

Trips and Transitions!
Vince Vigil of GNPI-Uganda says, “There are lots of trips and transitions over the summer for our coworkers. Please pray for safety. In addition, pray that God will provide for our upcoming expenses in transitioning back to the States.”

A Grand Opening!
TP of GNPI-SE Asia says, “Last week, I visited a village for the dedication of a new church. It encouraged me when I found they are growing in their faith in Christ, and they want to be involved in evangelism and Christian ministries. The church leaders asked about the possibilities of developing productions in their language. These church leaders told us they are growing more and more in Christ through the tools we have produced. They trust our productions and want more. If we can organize one tribe after another to influence the young generations by sound doctrine through media productions, God will be glorified. Please pray for us continually.”

“Many Thanks to You!”
Mick O’Hanahan of Niños de México helped deliver a Solar Kit to Chilapa, Mexico, to help with the church plants in that area. Mick wrote, “Many thanks to you for the part you’ve played in making this happen!” We, at GNPI, would like to pass on these words of gratitude to those at Fairmount Christian Church, who supplied the funds for this kit, and to the many others who give generously to allow us to send Solar Kits around the world.

Incredible Feedback from GNPI-Mexico

  • Posted On June 24, 2014
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by Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Mexico

I would like to share some comments people have written on YouTube and Vimeo about our videos.

La Ultima Oracion (Last Prayer)

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“I really enjoyed the lesson from this movie, and every time I watch I want to know our Creator God. Greetings and blessings to all.”

“I congratulate much to the creators of this film. Very beautiful, God bless you. Thank God for mothers who cry out to God for their children.”

“What a beautiful film! God sent me this movie, and I offer him many thanks. I loved the movie. God bless you.”

“Christ found me after nearly 13 years on drugs and alcohol. Oh, that blessed day on May 14, 2009. For the glory of God, I have never been the same. I really reflected on my life when I watched this movie. God bless those who made it. Jesus Christ is real!”

I really reflected on my life when I watched this movie.

Sin Alternativa (No Alternative)

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“No to abortion. If Christ is with me, who can be against me? God never abandons his children and gives us the strength and wisdom to deal with something that we could not. This movie has helped me make a wise decision. Many thanks to you.”

“I liked this film because it shows an example of what could happen to us if we had disobedience in our young lives . . . very inspiring.”

Promesa de Amor (Promise of Love)

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“I have asked God to continue to guide and bless all the men and women working on this production, to continue doing more film and stuff like that, which brings hope to the lonely. Blessings!”

“I am a single mother. I am currently married, but my marriage has faded. I am pregnant, and my husband just reminded me that he does not want to live, does not want to take responsibility, does not care, does not understand why he married me. May God help me raise my two children . . . . This movie has given me much hope. Now I know God is with me.”

This movie has given me much hope. Now I know God is with me.

“This movie is beautiful. I felt very reflective. Thanks for a great job. I am asking God to bless you immensely, so you can continue producing and carrying this message of hope to our people. Our Latin American women especially need to know Jesus. Thank you!”

“Beautiful movie! It made ​​me mourn. God bless you. I’m going to subscribe to your channel. I want to see more films like this.”

BUENAS NUEVAS RADIO (GNPI RADIO STATION)

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Comments on a song by Joel Garcia, “Bonanza” (production of PBNI):

“Joel Garcia’s life is very interesting. In it, you can see the grace and mercy of God. I think that’s why their songs to God are such a blessing to the listener” – Pastor Alfredo Valdez

“This song brought peace to my heart, thanks for sharing.” – Edith Castro

La Red (The Network) – A Short Film

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“Stunning and extraordinary … important to see … appealing to youth … shows intelligence, wisdom, prudence, and living according to God’s will. It’s ideal to view with family. It also serves as an example to parents.”

Destado por Sangre (A Short Film about Raziel)

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“It’s amazing how God can change people, and there are people so incredulous. Truly this video made ​​me think, and I cried.”

It’s amazing how God can change people!

“This testimony is a blessing. We pray that God will continue using you to lead lost youth to Christ. May the Lord use this film greatly.”

“Raziel, God bless you. God has used you by this film. I was speechless. I did mourn. I remembered my past life and how I was transformed by the mighty power of Jesus Christ. I am sure this film will help many people right now with lives just as we were.”

Thank you for praying and giving so that we at GNPI-Mexico can produce media that shows Spanish speakers how Jesus Christ can relate to them in practical ways.

Prayer and Information are Interconnected

  • Posted On June 23, 2014
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Recently at GNPI, we have been more intentionally engaged in prayer. I would like to share a few great insights from Chris Maynard, who is associated with Operation World, about how information fuels prayer.

“Prayer is fueled by information about the world as well as by the Bible and the Holy Spirit within us. It was when Nehemiah heard the news from Jerusalem that he wept and prayed (Nehemiah 1). It was when Jesus saw the crowds that he was moved with compassion (Matthew 9:36). It was in response to information from Peter and John that the Jerusalem believers prayed that most powerful prayer of Acts 4:23-31.

And it works the other way too. If prayer is fueled by information, information is empowered by prayer.   Nehemiah’s prayers gave him the right way to present his information to the king (Nehemiah 2:1-8), which led to the king’s favour (Nehemiah 2:8). It was the prayer of the Jerusalem believers that led to wider information sharing (Acts 4:31)

How can we work in mission information and not pray? There are so many things that need to come together if our work is to be powerful and effective. Do you think you can get them all right without God’s sovereign intervention? Who is praying with you for the right use of the information that you share?

We carry a serious responsibility on our shoulders. We are influencing people with our information. (If not, why not? Are you just producing reports to look good on a shelf?) I believe that puts us in the position of teachers. And we know that teachers will be judged with greater strictness (James 3:1). Let us not be casual about our work, but fear God, obey him carefully, and pray for his favour on all that we do.

Information work may be a matter of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). Information is very difficult to get right (James 3:2). We are even responsible for what we don’t communicate (Ezekiel 33:6).

Information can easily become misinformation. Is our information true? Is it convincing? Is it getting to the right people? How do we expect to get all those things right without God’s help? As in heaven, Father, so let it be in and through our mission information work – for Your name’s sanctification, for Your kingdom’s arrival, for Your will’s accomplishment here on earth!”

Yes, we want to share more and more information with you, our readers and partners, not just to increase your knowledge but to allow that knowledge to birth more prayer. For that reason – I thought you would like to KNOW! 

Pray for South Africa


Violent crimes are commonplace and the murder rate is seven times that of the USA.

There are 1,200 victims buried each day due to the AIDS epidemic.

Until 1994, the country was known for apartheid – white-minority rule. South Africa’s remarkable ability to put centuries of racial hatred behind it in favor of reconciliation was widely considered a social miracle, inspiring similar peace efforts in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and elsewhere.

We, at GNPI, have been reviewing places that are strategic points of ministry for the past several weeks. We will continue to highlight areas where our NOMaD teams (grassroots media production teams) are working throughout the world to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Please watch this video and intercede for this nation to know true reconciliation through Jesus Christ.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

Prayers & Praises

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness.” — Psalm 115:1

 

A New Coup!
Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “We are fine. The coup that took place has not affected life in Chiang Mai for the most part. The military has placed a curfew for all people to be indoors after 10:00 p.m. This is not an uncommon occurrence in Thailand. The last coup took place in 2006. There is a rumor that communications could be shut down, but for now the Internet is still up and running. It is assumed that the coup will be resolved relatively quickly. Most issues will tend to be far south in the capital, Bangkok. We do not expect to have any problems in our area. Still we ask for your prayers in the matter.”

Good Progress!
NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller reports, “We can continue to pray for the safety of our team in Donetsk, Ukraine, with all the turmoil. Also, Habacuc, from our team in Chile, is in the US traveling to raise support. Pray for him and his family as they travel. Most of our other teams continue to make good progress on projects this quarter, so we can pray that they are able to keep it up.”

Joint School Initiative!
Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine says, “The possibilities for teaching trips are pretty limited in this current situation. However, the new office in the central part of the country provides new opportunities. After discussing the needs with some ministries and church leaders, we have decided to start a Joint School of Christian Apologetics and Creation Evangelism. The joint school could serve various colleges, seminaries, and churches in the city and beyond. It could also be a place where leading apologists of the former Soviet Union could share their wisdom, experience, and vision with young leaders according to the 2 Timothy 2:2 approach. We are going to share an infrastructure with other partner ministries. We hope to have the first cohort for modular training by the end of the fall. Please pray with us for this exciting initiative.”

Doing Great!
Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “In the studio, Robert and Sujit have been busy with recording sermons and songs. They have even been recording pictures and stories for the kids to show in our VBS. They are doing great.”

Recognized For Their Excellence!
International Director Bob Sartoris reports,“We can praise God that the Crown Awards has sent our 2 projects to the next level (the top 5). The projects sent were the Proverbs series from GNPI-Uganda and one episode of WWJD from GNPI-Philippines. In addition, Isaac Magisa of GNPI-Kenya has been invited to represent the producers at the Zanzibar Film Festival in Tanzania for helping produce The Distant Boat feature film. It is encouraging to see these projects be recognized for their excellence.”

Widows’ Mites Become Mighty Gifts

  • Posted On June 17, 2014
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Compiled by Dee Ann Miller, GNPI staff

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In Luke 21, Jesus noticed the offerings of the widow who brought her coins to the temple. The ministry of GNPI is also blessed by widows who trust the Lord to work through GNPI in spreading the Gospel around the world.

Joyce writes, “What an amazing, God-glorifying ministry! Please use this small gift in some way to spread the precious news of Jesus.”

Saundra says, “Enclosed is my check for what I can give at this time. My budget is real close, so I cannot give every month. Yet, I have a list of missions I’m interested in and give to as I’m blessed. God has been so good to me, especially these past 23 years as a widow. I’ve always had enough.”

Joy says, “I have decided to increase my giving to $50 a month. The ministry is doing exciting things, and I want to be a bigger part of it.”

Ruth shares, “Thanks for the exciting work you are doing worldwide. Your recent newsletters showed much enthusiasm and great ideas. I’m praying for our workers in the Ukraine and their huge building project.”

Evelyn sends her gift and writes, “It sounds like GNPI is really spreading God’s Word well. I pray that God will continue to be with you.”

Thank you, ladies! Your gifts are making a difference. We are so grateful for your generosity, example, and prayers to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Calling

  • Posted On June 16, 2014
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I recently had the privilege of interviewing a young woman for a new position in GNPI’s Joplin office. She’s a successful single person, so I asked her why she would consider taking a pay cut and moving 300 miles from home. She said, “Because I think this is what God wants me to do.”

 Wow, that’s faith! That is a calling!

For almost three years now, I have had the privilege of learning the stories of an increasing number of the 80 or so people in our global network. You’d find faith similar to the young woman I mentioned above as a hallmark of our teams around the world. This army of media-producing servants includes professionals who were formerly a geophysicist, an electrical engineer, a pastor, a stay-at-home mom, a school teacher, a missionary, and a musician. Amazingly, this is just the leadership from our regional centers. They, in turn, are shepherding staff members who have come with a calling similar to theirs.

Why is this significant? When we welcome inside our walls these men and women of incredible agility, creativity, determination, and faith who have a calling, it’s a game changer. A calling takes things we design, like strategic plans, metrics, and outcomes, and transforms them into the tools that God uses to accomplish building his kingdom!

Now that is a call worth answering!

 

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