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“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

Never Turning Back: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “One of the young leaders who attended our month-long training declared that he would never turn back to his old way of teaching in any situation. He said he plans to quit his job and relocate to share the Good News of Christ with his relatives in the middle part of the region. He wants to help others understand that worshiping Jesus Christ is the true way. Our team believes that a movement can happen in this country if all Christians will go and do evangelism.”

Joyful Time of Completion: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The month of August was a joyful time of completion of one of the greatest resources we have ever produced. It’s the Physics of God’s Creation textbook by Andrey Goryainov, our faithful coworker for more than 25 years. This is the very first national (not translated from a foreign language or culture) Christian textbook on science in the former Soviet Union! The main principle of its writing was maximum clarity and minimum formulas. The work on the book lasted seven years. Please pray that God will use the book as a great contribution to shape the solid Bible-based worldview of the next generations of our post-communist society!”

Great Commission TV: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord! I have exciting news about Faith Matters, too! Episodes of the short devotional series are broadcast twice a day during the week and once a day on the weekends on Great Commission TV, the only Christian television station in the Philippines. The station began broadcasting the programs at no charge on September 11.”

Powerful Project: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! The recordings with Sadhu Nityanand continue to go well with nearly 50 messages completed and five music videos in progress. We want to record English versions in addition to the Hindi language of this powerful project. We have also distributed five Solar Kits to enhance the outreach of Christian workers in rural villages.”

Authentic, Accurate, and Relevant Church: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “The target audience for Redefining the Church series is those who are tired and disillusioned by the status quo in the Church today. Pray we can reveal the authentic, accurate, and relevant Church emerging as a fulfillment of God’s purposes for the nations.”

Powerful Influence

It is amazing to see how the Lord can use our small efforts to make a lasting impact in the lives of others. As He multiplied the fish and loaves, He often takes individual offerings and uses them to meet the needs of others. Our powerful God may work through a few dollars or a quick click on a mobile device to start transforming lives.

Contact us at gnpi@gnpi.org to share your story of how God has used you or someone you know to influence others for His glory.

Incredible Potential

Manee Massey, Regional Director of Damoh, India

The Global Gospel (TGG) is making a great impact in India. As we look at the numbers of people who speak these languages, we estimate 877 million people could hear the Gospel in the ten languages we have prepared: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, and Urdu.

For those who are unfamiliar with this resource, The Global Gospel is a series of short videos which present the life and teachings of Jesus using colorful illustrations and dramatic Bible readings.

We have replicated and distributed nearly 3,000 DVDs in the Hindi language and almost 1,000 DVDs in each of the other languages. We have also distributed approximately 3,000 digital copies of each TGG language on USB drives, the Internet, SD cards, and through the Solar Kits.

Besides India, these languages are spoken in Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. We have worked to make sure TGG is available in all the languages in our region. We see such incredible potential!

Click here to access all the available languages on the GNPI website, or download The GNPI App on your Apple or Android device. Discussion questions are being added to each language as well.

Why I Love GNPI

Matt Proctor, President of Ozark Christian College

 

“Two things I know about today’s world: it’s increasingly technology driven, and it’s increasingly lost. That’s why I love the ministry of GNPI! They are harnessing the power of technology in highly effective ways to accelerate evangelism around the globe.”

GNPI is grateful to work alongside our committed ministry partners in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Opportunities Are Calling

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I was asked the other day by a supporter of GNPI, “Mike, where do you see GNPI going in the future?” I reached in my pocket and pulled out my iPhone 6 and replied, “Right here!” To prove my point, here are a few statistics from a recent video talk by author and consultant Tomi Ahonen on some important global trends and impact from mobile phone use:

  1. Mobile is bigger (in dollars) than the radio, Internet, television, personal computer, and landline markets combined.
  2. Advertisers to youth markets are ending TV advertising.
  3. A $10 equivalent to the iPhone is projected by 2019.
  4. Text messaging is used by 73% of the planet.

GNPI continues to move toward relevance by preparing content customized for mobile phone use and developing various ministry phone apps. Take out your phone, download  The GNPI App, and learn more! A world of new opportunities is calling you!

 

Prayers & Praises

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” — Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

Many Prayers Answered: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We praise God for letting us serve Him. We saw many prayers answered in our second month-long training. The 11 trainees were full of confidence to share the Gospel. Each of the participants suggested this training should be done in all of our 14 regions. Thanks for your prayers and support. We are planning to do another training for 14 more people in November if funds allow.”

Visuals of the Gospel: Evangelist Collins Prempeh from Ghana writes, “Our deaf ministry in Ghana would like to show our appreciation for the equipment you gave us. This projector is helping us in numerous ways. For instance, through the projector, our church activities such as signing during church services has become very easy. It produces visuals for our members, and they are happy about it. We hope you can visit our church sometime in the future.”

A Great Tool: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “The Global Gospel (TGG) is beyond our measure of success. Such a large number of people use the series in house churches and villages that we don’t have a way to gather statistics, but it’s been a great tool for evangelists. One of our evangelists uses it regularly with young people. We praise the Lord for the way He is working through His Word.”

Progress on Projects: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The One Tribe project is progressing well. It is in the editing and review phase. Other projects under conceptualization include one on forgiveness, a short project in the Lugisu translation, and a possible video for a children’s song. We are considering whether to create some short question-and-answer videos about our village trips. It is our prayer that the good Lord continues to keep the supporters of GNPI safe amid the different storms.”

Promoting Mas Vida: Abi Flores of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on a promotional for our Mas Vida (More Life) app. Our intention is to communicate how the app can be part of day-to-day life. We hope new people will download it and share it with others.”

Media Missionaries in Cairo

Timothy Jai Kumar, Project Nomad regional trainer from Chennai, India, graciously stepped in to help with a Project Nomad commitment a few weeks after the accident that caused the death of our friend and coworker Mark Allen. Timothy instructed 17 Arabic-speaking young people in July about new ways of using technology to present the Gospel. Bill Weber of New Missions Systems International also shares his observations of the training.

A Conversation with Dasha

Dasha, a student from Ukraine, shares about her personal faith. She explains some of the things she has learned about video production from GNPI and her view of the GNPI ministry.

Dasha says, “Even though cultural barriers are difficult to overcome, we must take the Gospel to other countries. We won’t be separated by national boundaries in Heaven.”

Interact with Us

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

I would like to introduce a fun new way to interact with our ministry. The following page shows some of the technology Christian workers have used through the years in sharing the Gospel. It combines new media tools with older ones to create an augmented reality.

Interactive Content

 

 

Prayers & Praises

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” — 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)

Changed Lives: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “On July 9, four people decided to be baptized into Christ. One of them was a Buddhist man from Korea who couldn’t speak Burmese. We taught him with the help of his girlfriend. He shares this testimony, ‘I came to this area to work on a certain project. I’ve heard about Christ and Christians, but I didn’t know why or how people worshiped Christ? When I heard about the true and living God, I realized that I needed to worship Him instead of worldly gods. In Him, I have received peace in my heart. My ideas and lifestyle changed in Christ. On my behalf, Jesus Christ suffered on the cross, and He showed us that He is the true God by overcoming death.’ ”

An Exciting New Project: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “I want to share the good news that our Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) video shoot has started, and we are planning to do two episodes in a row. The first episode we are shooting is about how couples don’t respect their parents and behave badly to them. The storyline is about a reporter who was sent by her boss to shoot an interview of an older person with broken family relationships. Listening to the older person’s life story caused the reporter to realize that she was treating her parents in the same way. The reporter went to her parents, asked forgiveness, and they repaired their relationship. The second episode is about a married couple overcoming the challenges of an extramarital affair and troubled children. Rejoice with us in this exciting time. Thanks again to all GNPI partners who support this project.”

Progress on Programs: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Thank you for your prayers! We have been following up with our network of churches and looking for more opportunities for ministry. We are working on the Redefining the Church series, including six episodes about God’s people returning to fundamental truths, five episodes about doing business the Kingdom way, and four episodes about having a healthy marriage. We’re still progressing with other projects such as the YouVersion Swahili plans.”

Team Building: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The team-building trip to visit our coworkers, friends, and partners was encouraging for all of us. We developed a common vision, and we supplied their needs in books, media files, and clothing. Praise His name! The most important strategic goal of the trip was accomplished as well, because I obtained the agreement of all the potential members of the national advisory board. This will help the ministry continue with the proper accountability, strategies development, and decision-making approaches. Please pray with us for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance to be provided through this team of like-minded servants.”

Solid Marriages: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “We had a good time in Querétaro last month when recording lessons on marriage with Lynda and Pecos Inchaustegui. We are very grateful to our ministry partners at the Universidad Cristiana de México (UCM) who opened their campus to record this project. We hope these lessons will help many people to build strong and solid marriages. We plan to finish the ten lessons in November.”

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