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Catching the Vision

Your gifts are breathing new life into church planting efforts in the Philippines!

Paul Wilson and his wife have been working in the central Philippines since 1984. This island has approximately 100 churches, and the goal of Paul and the Filipino church leaders is to double the number of churches in the next three years. They’re challenging every church to have a baby. They are using technology, training, and livelihood support to provide for the workers in these new areas.

Paul invited some of the brightest young people from the different churches to come to Bacolod for GNPI’s Project Nomad training last May. Paul says, “These young people are adept at technology, and they were excited to get the training. A new generation is catching the vision to reach those who don’t know Christ and to start new churches.”

Thank you for helping to multiply churches in the Philippines through Project Nomad.

 

Expanding Impact with YouVersion

YouVersion recently released a new Partner Portal which makes it easier than ever for our GNPI network to create and submit plans. All eight of our regional centers now have accounts where they can generate new content to be shared on YouVersion’s Bible App.

With the release of eight new plans in Chinese and Thai, GNPI now has content in seven languages. We anticipate several other languages and plans will be coming soon, and while all of our plans currently feature The Global Gospel, new plans will include other video content giving our regional centers another platform to distribute their materials to a larger audience.

Chinese:

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9102/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9103/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9104/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9107/

 

Thai:

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9119/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9117/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9118/

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/9141/

 

Click on the icons to find plans about the birth of Jesus available on YouVersion. Current languages include: Spanish, Russian, and Hindi.

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Making Disciples in South Africa

How do you reach youth in a multicultural country with 13 national languages and a declining educational system? Our young and creative Nomad team in Johannesburg is working to address the spiritual needs in their own culture.

Geoff Gordon-Stuart of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa

The following is a brief overview of our newest series.

We are in the final stages of editing and distribution for the next ten videos for the 42-Day Discipleship Guide series. Our Talents and Testimonies series continues to grow. We are seeking more speakers who bear good fruit and can be an example to the youth of South Africa.

We made a new contact regarding a potential series called the 5-Minute Theologian. It’s sound theology in an upbeat and fast presentation with a variety of speakers. The series is still in the planning and discussion phase, but we see the possibility for significant outreach for this project.

Thank you for your support as we continue to seek out opportunities for our team to reflect God’s glory so His Name will be great among the nations. Together we are making disciples in South Africa.

 

It was perfect!

 

Dr. Ricardo and Chiquita Lemus from Joplin, Missouri, traveled with a group of dentists from Mississippi to provide a dental clinic for orphans in Matamoros, Mexico, in September. They took a Solar Kit from GNPI with them. Dr. Lemus said, “It was awesome!”

 

Several months before his trip Dr. Lemus had the chance to meet GNPI’s Matt Brock at a community event, and he came by our office for a tour. Dr. Lemus was impressed with the Solar Kit and made sure to connect GNPI with one of his friends preparing to go to Africa to do mission work. Dr. Lemus said God worked out the details so that he and his wife were able to take one of the Solar Kits on their trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Lemus said,

The Solar Kit was effective and very easy to use. We used it in the waiting room, so the orphans and the neighbors could watch it. The kids were so attentive. I watched their faces as they saw the scene of Jesus being beaten before he was crucified. The kids didn’t know Jesus suffered this way. It was powerful for them to see. I found that the Solar Kit made the conversations about Jesus easier because of what they had watched.

I’d like to take the Solar Kit again next year. I thought it was perfect!

Thank you for helping these young people in Mexico to learn what Jesus did for them on the cross. Your gifts made it possible for Dr. Ricardo to take a Solar Kit loaded with biblical Spanish resources on his mission trip.   

Contact GNPI at www.gnpi.org/solarkits if you would like to help make the journey easier for other Christian workers.

Hey, Podcast Lovers!

Do you remember GNPI’s popular Venture in Faith series? These inspiring testimonies are now available for podcast listeners. The interviews were originally filmed in our Joplin studios over a span of 20 years starting in the 1980s. The stories from these individuals continue to show God’s power and relevance as they encourage a new generation.

Besides the GNPI website, you can also listen to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher radio.  

Opportunity of a Lifetime

A ministry partner who provided Project Nomad training in Inner Mongolia.

Thank you on behalf of these dear brothers and sisters in Inner Mongolia. You’ve given them a skill they’ve desired for a long time. Fifteen people were trained in basic production.

These are some of their comments:

God has given me this opportunity through GNPI and through the Nomad training.

I’m going to treasure this time.

I’m going to use the gift God has given me.

I’m going to use this training for His Kingdom.

A Changed Identity

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

Amp was abandoned by her parents at a young age. She became quiet and withdrawn with only a few friends. She grew up feeling unloved and unneeded. Watch the following testimony to see how Jesus changed her life.

As an adult Amp has an important position with Upland Holistic Development Project, a foundation in Southeast Asia. Her job is to reach out to hill tribe people in northern Thailand. She markets and provides a means for them to sell their handicrafts. In her free time, she visits orphanages, plays the guitar, and brings food to a Christian care group for people with disabilities. The Lord is using this woman who had never before known love to give her love to others.

How has the love of Christ changed your life?

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.

 

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!

 

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