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Overcoming Adversity

Our Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, team is producing a variety of practical teaching videos to offer encouragement and hope. The following video is one of their latest releases.

The video explains how important it is to be resilient through the problems of life. Job is used as an example because of the way he overcame harsh adversity in his own life. In order to grow we need to be able to resist, adapt, and recover after facing struggles of all kinds. God’s Word gives us the tools we need, and our relationship with Him provides hope for our souls.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
                                                — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Sharing Jesus

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our office is a place of ministry, healing, and resources. We thank God for the opportunities we have at this time. I’d like to offer encouragement to the whole body of Christ. We need to wake up and realize we don’t have the luxury of time.

The Magic Box

Tom Ommemo of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Ommemo helps assemble and distribute Solar Kits in Africa. He explains how these small boxes equip pastors with technology, so it is easy to present the Word of God in a different way. Many of the dramas shown on the Solar Kits are taken directly from the Bible to help people understand and apply the Scriptures.

The Solar Kit is a very important tool for us.

Visit www.gnpi.org/solarkits if you would like to purchase a Solar Kit for yourself or another Christian worker.

“Las Seven”

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

Our team is excited about our new live radio show, Las 7 con Pepe (The Seven with Pepe). This dynamic and entertaining program is broadcast every Friday at 7 pm for one hour. Pepe Corche, the main announcer, is a student at the local Bible college.

Each week the program revolves around the number seven and includes comments made by the audience during the week. Listeners wrote to us from several states in Mexico and countries like Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Honduras.

We are grateful to God because we have increased contact with the audience. They share their spiritual needs, and we pray for them.

“I am Samuel”

Timothy Jai Kumar, Team Leader, Project Nomad-Chennai, India

This program is the result of accusations the Christians in India face on a daily basis. The words of the lead actor in the freeze motion express what Christians wish to reply to their accusers. Most of the time we just walk away quietly, so we won’t create any friction.

This project is very close to our hearts, because each of the included incidents are based on true events.


We chose to do the project in Hindi instead of Tamil because two-thirds of the people in India speak Hindi. This is our first project in Hindi.

Lena’s Reflections

Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia

This meeting is a chance to be reunited with my family. I will take the encouragement I’ve received back to my team, and I’m going to share what I’ve learned about equipment, software, hands-on production experience, and lots of other ideas. It’s good to see what the GNPI centers are doing.

I know there are a lot of tools which we can use more effectively to go out into the world. I’m going to use statistics to see how our materials are being used and what we need to change.

No matter what limitations, restrictions, or losses we suffer, we trust in Jesus.

A Remarkable Network

Twenty-five GNPI leaders gathered for the 2017 International Meeting in Damoh, India, for a time of reporting, fellowship, and prayer. One of our board members who went with us commented, “It’s amazing how close these leaders have grown to each other, even though they work so far apart.” Another board member said, “I think GNPI is in very good hands with the regional directors. The size, outreach, and potential for the future is truly remarkable.”

David’s Reflections

David Lall, International Consultant in Damoh, India

It was a dream come true to host the International Meeting in Damoh and a wonderful chance to look back at all God has done for us as well as discuss strategies for the future. I see a lot of great things happening in the ministry of GNPI.

One of the main things I took away from the meeting was the need to prepare the next generation.

A Tribute to Dr. Bare

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

A saint has gone home.

Dr. Garland Bare was called home to Heaven on April 2. His physical frame was slight, but Dr. Bare had a huge spiritual influence in the Kingdom. He continually defied the odds from his admittance to medical school when administrators said he was too old, to becoming a missionary when there was no support available, and surviving health issues over and over again to live decades longer than anyone thought possible.

Dr. Bare led a remarkable life but not an easy one. He influenced thousands, including me. I recall Dr. Bare speaking in the Williamson dorm while I was a student at Ozark Christian College in 1980. His passion for God and lost people convicted me, and as a result I became a missionary and I served in Kenya with my family for almost 20 years.

I have memories of prayer times with Garland at a local Arby’s restaurant where he loved to have a simple roast beef sandwich. I remember his kind words of encouragement, “Mike, I pray for you and GNPI every week.” I remember his presence in the halls of a missionary conference carrying a backpack in his 80s and moving with determination towards the next workshop to learn from others. I remember his confession of not being quite ready to “go home” because there was a book to finish, a seminar to teach, and a set of sermons to preach!

I received a short note just days before his passing that I will always cherish. As a veteran medical missionary doctor and even while under hospice care, his desire was to support others in global outreach like GNPI.

Thank you, Dr. Bare, for a legacy that illustrates, “through Christ, I can do all things.”

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We are thankful to share the following resources from Dr. Bare in our archives.

A Doctor Looks at the Crucifixion and Resurrection

Dr. Garland Bare presents an in-depth look at both the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. In his graphic explanation of both the scourging and the crucifixion, he shows how physical death must have taken place. Then he goes on to show that if Christ had somehow survived those agonies, death would have resulted from His burial.

Throughout both lessons, Dr. Bare emphasizes the importance of the resurrection to the Christian faith as a whole and to individual believers.

Listen or download the audio only version of A Doctor Looks at the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Update from Uganda

Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda

Over the past year we have enjoyed working on short films, promotional videos for area ministries, teaching series on the topics of marriage and the book of Proverbs, and lending Solar Kits loaded with culturally relevant media to traveling evangelists.

We are also working on projects for young people. After visiting four schools recently, we pray God will use our projects to make a difference in the lives of these young people. Twenty-eight students from the nearby LivingStone International University are working with us to create additional programs to supplement our materials for the schools.

We are excited about the possibility of a new project called Sister Reflect, including short radio programs about peace. We may use the programs to make videos or for teaching young people in South Sudan where there is so much unrest.

 

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