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Good Evening

Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

Our live Tuesday and Thursday morning program, Resplandece (Shine) with Abi Flores, is geared towards young people who are looking for practical and simple solutions as they deal with current issues.

The format has been so popular that I began hosting another live program, Buenas Tardes (Good Evening), every Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm. Buenas Tardes has a varied and dynamic content with reflective anecdotes, health issues, and a Message from the Word of God. It is very good to have interaction with the audience and to offer them this biblical encouragement.

Recently a student from a Bible College in Piedras Negras visited the hospital to pray for the patients and to share Christ with them. The student met a young man named Armando Lopez who gave his life to Jesus. He’d heard our first Buenas Tardes show and was excited when we greeted him over the radio. The theme of the program that day was “Jesus, teach us to pray, and Armando was very happy to learn more about prayer. ”

Tell your Spanish-speaking friends to tune in at www.pbnihispano.org/.

 

Captain

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

We would like to present a new music video. We plan for this to be the first of six songs on a new worship DVD.

We are learning so much, as we reach Chilean youth who love music, art, and videos!

Through waters uncharted my soul will embark
I’ll follow Your voice straight into the dark
And if from the course You intend
I depart
Speak to the sails of my wandering heart

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Lost in the shallows amidst fear and fog
Your truth is the compass that points me back north
Jesus
My Captain
My soul’s trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Like the wind
You’ll guide
Clear the skies before me
And I’ll glide this open sea

Like the stars
Your Word
Will align my voyage
And remind me where I’ve been
And where I am going

Jesus
My Captain
My soul’s trusted Lord
All my allegiance is rightfully Yours

 

A Joyful Start to the New Year

Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India

More than 500 callers contacted our office after the Christmas Eve broadcast in Hindi. Area pastors are helping us follow-up with these viewers. Our Christmas program was 24 minutes long and included two music videos and a Message about Jesus.

This latest Christmas program was not only broadcast in Hindi but also in the Punjabi language on Punjabi National TV. More than 150 Punjabi speakers contacted us for more information.

It is our joy to help people understand the true meaning of Christmas and to know Christ as His disciples.

This month our staff was busy with the World Convention (Global Gathering 2017) in Damoh. We recorded videos of the sessions and were responsible for live editing on a big video wall for nearly 3,200 people.

We are now preparing for a three day seminar on leadership for approximately 150 people from all over India. The Lord is working in many ways to draw people into a relationship with Him.

Share your story with us as you see God working in India.

God Opened the Door

Timothy P., Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

God opened a new door for His Word. Several evangelists went to a minority group, and more than 10,000 people converted to Christianity a few years ago. However, there was not an opportunity to share Christ with the majority group in that area. This majority group has stronger Buddhists than any other group in our region. In the past several years, a few people from this majority group have accepted Christ as their Savior and the one true God.

During the Christmas season I was invited to the area by a Christian man from the majority group by one of the preachers in the capital city. He wanted his people to hear about Jesus. I went to visit this man and joined several other preachers for a Christmas celebration in the village. It was impossible to preach about Christ publically in this area a few years back, but this man blocked the road in front of his house and set up chairs for many people.

About 30 adults gathered to hear the Gospel. The host told me that the chief of police and a few police officers were in the audience. The police chief bought a whole package of soft drinks, but I only had a chance to shake hands with him because he had to leave right away. I also saw a monk listening from the distance. I presented Jesus who came to the earth 2,000 years ago to be with human beings and to save them from sin. I began with the creation of the universe. Then I continued on to the birth of Jesus Christ and how he sacrificed His life to save us from the condemnation of Hell. Everyone listened very quietly.

According to our tradition, I bought a pig and a nice meal was served after the preaching. The monk who had been listening to the Word mingled with the people, but I did not have a chance to meet him personally.

After a few days I received a call from the preacher who told me that the people were touched by two words: Creator and Messiah.

God, the Creator, gave life to humans. God made a human being and breathed life into him. Now they understand that the life they have is from God. They also realized the Messiah, whom they were waiting for, had come and died on the cross to save them from eternal punishment. Two men were baptized a few days after the gathering.

I praise God for hope through Christ, opening doors into new areas, giving His children a burden to share the Good News with others, and the way He transforms lives!

2016 Highlights in Eurasia

Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Eurasia

What started 25 years ago as a small family ministry could now be considered a movement for effective evangelism training across all 10 time zones of the former Soviet Union countries.

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These are some of the highlights from the last year.

  • Eight of twelve Science textbooks in Ukrainian were published, and six were officially presented at the national book fair. We keep working to impact the post-communist education system!
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  • Investing in the next generation is the best thing we can do with our lives.
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  • We hosted and organized Project Nomad training events for 12 students in Kiev and for 16 students in Kharkiv.
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  • We presented the Bible and Civil Society course for pastors and ministry leaders from various parts of Ukraine.
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  • Our team provided academic content for the Daniel School. It’s a new program to train selected teenagers to be church and society leaders. The program involves studies of Scripture, apologetics, logic, rhetoric, as well as sports, camping, hiking, rafting, teamwork, etc. All sessions are broadcast online.
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  • I gave seminars at the Youth Mission School.
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  • We taught a course at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary, which provided training for church leaders from Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.
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  • We led three days of seminars on Science, the Bible, and Creation Evangelism attended by leaders from the region. The trip included a retreat with the leaders of the Evangelical Students Fellowship. We spent time together discovering Scriptures on various issues of effective evangelism, civil society foundations, and personal growth in Christ. The most amazing experience from the meetings at the retreat was the fellowship with a self-proclaimed atheist who attended all the seminars to “figure out where we tried to trick him.”
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  • We enjoyed visiting the Science and the Bible Club for students at the biggest national university on the opposite side of the country in Lviv. About half of the audience were unbelievers, the rest were mostly new believers. It was a great opportunity to discuss foundational issues of faith and worldview.
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  • The new season at our Reliable Foundations open online apologetics club is called “Who Am I?” and the focus is on the foundational issues of human origin, nature, purpose, and destiny.
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  • Following the “Who am I?” season, we published a book in Russian titled, In the Image and Likeness: Origin, nature, and the purpose of man (humanity). This book is my Magnum Opus. It reflects 20 years of studies in the Bible (especially in Genesis and the the New Testament), philosophy, history, culture, and science. It represents a great milestone in our ministry. 
  • The open online apologetics club, Reliable Foundations, became a powerful tool for equipping disciples wherever they are. Our proactive strategy is finding, training, and equipping the faithful according to the 2 Timothy 2:2 model for impacting the worldview of people from post-communist countries at all levels from preschool to academia.
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  • We spent a week at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary doing lectures, seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions for ministers from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Korea.
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  • Our team helped to start a new project called the Together Forever Family Club. Building Christian families according to the God’s design is always among our top priorities.
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  • We met with an Academy of Law professor who shared how useful our Biblical Foundations for Civil Society resources (book, videos, presentations) are and how she incorporates them into her lectures. 
  • We received a request for permission to use all of our resources from a nation-wide FM radio station, Emmanuel.
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  • My wife, Olga, and I visited the Central Asia Apologetics Society leaders. Christian meetings are prohibited in this area, so media is the only way to spread the Message effectively.
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  • We attended a conference on the biblical foundations of family for the Subcarpathian Roma (Gypsy) churches. This is a new region of opportunity for our ministry. transcapathia-conference-02
  • We taught a doctorate course on apologetics in relation to a biblical strategy for evangelism for ministers.
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  • We led a series of Genesis 1-3 based seminars on the foundations of a biblical worldview and its development among students for the International Association for the Development of Christian Education.
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  • Our team developed the “Q & A Christian Apologist Companion” mobile application for Android based smartphones and tablets that compiles data from various resources. Now we are developing a version that will operate on any operating system.
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  • The main issue we targeted this year was biblical anthropology: we developed Scripture-based courses, videos, presentations, and books on the issue of being human: our origins, nature, purpose, and destiny.

 

A Great Start

Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Manila, Philippines

Faith Matters, too!, our new series, is off to a great start. We tried to be creative with our launch by holding a “like and share” contest on Facebook last month.

Our goal was 1,000 likes in five days, but we got 10,000 likes in three! I am overwhelmed by the response. Now we average almost 6,000 views daily, and we pray God will touch all these people through the videos.

Recently, I read Isaiah 43:19, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

We have scattered and continue to scatter videos in the wilderness of the internet, but the results are really in God’s hands.

May this video be an encouragement to you today!

 

Hands of Hope

Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our team would like to introduce you to SoPhaPhone, a young woman whose ministry for the hearing impaired in Laos is called Hands of Hope. SoPhaPhone says, “I had a burden for those who couldn’t hear the Gospel and wanted them to know God. Now we have Bible study classes in sign language, fellowship meals, and worship together at a local church.”

SoPhaPhone also helps these deaf friends find ways to live useful and fruitful lives as self-sufficient and financially independent adults. Several young women have started a bakery and design jewelry to sell.

The Hands of Hope ministry began several months ago and has grown to 13 people. Enjoy meeting these new friends in Movement Everywhere #8.

Their jewelry is sold on the Hands of Hope or Handmadelao Facebook pages.

 

Connect with GNPI

Do you want to help GNPI to achieve breakthroughs in our efforts to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology? Join thousands of others who support us as we offer the hope of Christ around the world through culturally relevant, biblically based resources. Our goal is to move seekers to become disciples of Jesus. Here’s how you can help:

Now there’s one more way you can connect with GNPI. It’s another “I” word in addition to Alan’s list from the video. Install The GNPI App. This new app will give you up-to-the-minute details about the ministry of GNPI, notify you of special events or projects needing prayer and support, and provide you with evangelistic resources. It is available at www.gnpi.org/app.

 

A Closer Look at Suffering

Andrew Goryainov from Lutsk, Ukraine, produced this video to provide an inside look at the humanitarian crisis. There are nearly two million internally displaced people in the country. The host of the video visits a shelter and views some of the housing available in eastern Ukraine. Christian people have joined together to help supply some basic needs for these families, especially the children.

Andrew is a friend and coworker with Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia. Andrew was a student at the Project Nomad training in Kiev, and this video is the fruit of the experience. He is eager to learn more about media and the possibility of starting a Nomad team.

Answering Questions About Marriage

The Marriage Series from GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, is new and easily accessible on Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook.

Fielden and Janet Allison, who are experienced Christian workers in Uganda, say the purpose of this series is to bless marriages. It is designed to be used by couples or small groups.

The first lesson is: How does a husband show his wife that he loves her?

The other lessons are:

How does a wife show respect to her husband?

What does it mean to keep our marriage beds pure?

Is it a sin for a wife to refuse to have sex with her husband?

Is sex the original sin?

Is polygamy a sin?

Have I married the wrong person?

Should a couple have separate bank accounts?

 

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