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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 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!


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

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!