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Prayers & Praises

Your prayers for GNPI are making an impact around the world.

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.” – Luke 1:68 (NIV)

Here Comes the Bride in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “The Thai team is writing a script for a short film. The production will address the subject of marriage as it relates to Jesus and His bride. We see that short five-minute videos have quite an impact if the story is compelling and relevant. Pray for creativity on the part of the scriptwriters to tell a good story and for talented actors to portray it properly.”

Three Christmas Broadcasts in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have completed and submitted the Christmas production to the channel broadcast office for final approval. The program will air on Sony TV (National TV) on the 24th at 7:00am. In the afternoon it will air again on the Subhdandesh Channel (National Christian Channel), and it will broadcast a third time on DD Punjabi which is a National Regional Channel (Punjabi).”

Giving Back in Ukraine: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It was a special blessing to teach the Bible-based Basics of Logics course at the University of Nations to the class of Western missionaries currently serving in Ukraine. This is a way we can give back to thousands of ministries, missionaries, churches, and individuals who have been sacrificing their time, efforts, money, resources, and even their lives through all these years to spread the light of the Good News in the darkness of atheism and communist ideology imposed on many generations in our part of the world!”

Proclaiming the Gospel in Mexico: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “This month our team will be traveling to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to continue recording The Global Gospel in sign language and the Life of a Deaf Person documentary. Pray for us to be able to have a safe trip and to fulfill the purpose of our work.”

Praying for Recovery in Kenya: Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our country has been destabilized economically by a long and unending election process. Pray for this process to end and for Kenyans to recover economically and politically.”

Prayers & Praises

Your prayers for GNPI are making an impact around the world.

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.” — Psalm 89:15 (NIV)

Sharing the Gospel in China: A ministry partner shares this exciting news from one of the Chinese trainees in our 2016 Project Nomad training in Hong Kong. The trainee said, “Praise God! We have used what we learned to make 12 short documentary videos and reached over 2,000 people. There have been more than 1,600 views each time we broadcast the videos on social media platforms. Praise God our labor is not in vain!”

Training 2,000 Prison Officers in Kenya: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “One of our ministry partners asked for prayer and saw God work to change hearts as she ministered to approximately 2,000 officers using one of our productions, Dume Halisi, in a training college for prison staff. Dume Halisi is a film about a group of men who mistreat women and neglect their children but later change after going through counseling and training sessions.”

New Disciples in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia says,Thank you for your prayers. Three evangelists asked me to help them with a one-day seminar at our training center. Ten of the 12 attendees were unbelievers. These attendees told me they want to be baptized. Another man and a preacher taught some unbelievers and seven of them accepted Christ and were baptized. Praise the Lord for the way He is working in this region.”

Declaring the Authority of Scripture in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We had a chance to share about the Biblical foundations for the role of family at a retreat in the town of Obuhov. People should be set free from the communist mentality that the government is responsible for them, their families, and their children! God created humans and family long before any government came into existence. Please pray for us to make the authority of the Scripture clear!”

Growing Church Plants in Mexico: Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, is strategically engaging people with short videos through social media. The team has seen a growth in attendance in the newest church plants in central Mexico.

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He must become greater; I must become less.”— John 3:30 (NIV)

A Good Platform among Muslims: Christian workers in Tanzania write, “Praise the Lord! We are grateful for the Solar Kit which has been instrumental in proclaiming the Gospel in a Muslim dominated school. The school has 431 pupils and only six pupils are Christians. The headmaster allows us to show films to the pupils. The entire school has been turning out on Wednesday and Friday afternoons to watch the Old Testament movies. This has given us a good platform to share with these children without resistance. After the films, we give our conclusion and explain where those biblical principles are found in Scripture. We believe the Word of God is being sown in these young souls, and we expect to obtain a great harvest in the future. We also believe God will give us favor in other schools and open more doors to reach out to those who don’t know Christ.”

National Television Broadcast in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Pray for the Lord to make our national Christmas broadcast as impactful as possible. The program will include a Gospel presentation and two music videos which include children and young adults. We will follow up with the viewers to share more Christian materials, answer their questions, and connect them with believers in their areas.”

Resources from Occupied Territories: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Praise the Lord! The delivery of the first of two loads of books shipped to the mainland Ukraine was one of the month’s most exciting highlights. After many years of publishing, we had about three tons of the books stored in the occupied territories. We are sending them to Russia and to other countries of the former Soviet Union. A portion of this shipment was our personal library containing a great variety of best books on apologetics, creation science, exegesis, homiletics, and Christian leadership, which I had collected in almost 30 years of the ministry. With great joy we have decided to donate them all to the library of Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary. Thus, the books will be put to the best use for the Kingdom’s sake! Please join our prayers for the students who will have access to them now!”

Signs of Bible Translation in Ghana: Project Nomad is a multifaceted tool reaching souls and changing lives around the world. The team in Tamale, Ghana, is using their training as they translate the Bible and create a sign language for the people of Ghana. Pray for them to have God’s wisdom in this important task for the 260,000 hearing impaired people in the country.

Offering Hope to Filipinos in 2018: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, says, “We have moved the taping for the new Hope Matters, too! series to January. We will launch it in February to coincide with the most popular topic of all time, love and love relationships. This also gives us breathing room to prepare more episodes for Faith Matters, too! Thanks for all your prayers!”  

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Thank you for joining the GNPI prayer team to impact the world.

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” — Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

Blue Whale Challenge: Project Nomad-Chennai, India, is using media strategy to combat the Blue Whale Challenge. This Internet teen suicide threat is impacting families not only on the continent of Asia but also in South America, Europe, and North America. The advantage of Project Nomad is that the teams are small and flexible enough to tackle new issues affecting their unique cultures. Pray for God’s powerful love to be revealed to teens and their families.

Initiating a Movement: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia says,This month we are recording a Christmas message in Burmese and preparing evangelistic productions for evangelists and preachers throughout the region. We have completed our third month-long training for 14 Christian leaders. Please continue your earnest prayers as we work to initiate a movement for Christ in this Buddhist region.”

Media Multiplies and Empowers: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “A highlight of the fall was the international conference on Scientific Evidences for Intelligent Design in Life and the Universe. Leading Christian intellectuals discussed various approaches to using the latest developments of science, medicine, education, and legislation to shift the post-communist world mentality toward a solid Bible-based worldview. All the sessions and seminars were recorded on video and streamed over the Internet. The resources are now available online and can be accessed by the people in remote and restricted areas. It is amazing how media multiplies and empowers our limited efforts!”

Sharing Say It Forward: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, says, “Praise the Lord! We will be re-editing most of the earlier Say It Forward talks and posting them on Facebook. They were uploaded only on YouTube before. We have found Facebook to be the most effective vehicle for our videos, and we can track views and shares and even look at some of the profiles of our viewers. Some of the programs are being used in schools, Bible studies, and small groups.”  

The New Angle Media Project is currently being tested among the 95 million Muslims in Indonesia. It includes interactive children’s stories from the Old Testament and New Testament. When completed this project can be replicated within some of the hardest-to-reach nations on the earth. Please pray for funding for the next phrase of this promising production.

Prayers & Praises

Thank you for joining the GNPI prayer team to impact the world.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade . . .” — 1 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

YouVersion Partner Portal: Praise the Lord! YouVersion recently released a new Partner Portal which makes it easier than ever for our GNPI network to create and submit plans. With the release of eight new plans in Chinese and Thai, four new plans in Cantonese, and a new plan in Burmese, GNPI now has content in nine languages. 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.

Amazing Opportunity: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia says, “Praise the Lord for the opportunity He’s given us to train 14 Christian leaders this month. These excited leaders will return to their regions equipped to train others in sharing the Gospel. Our staff is also finalizing a Thanksgiving program for churches in this region and making plans to distribute it on DVDs and social media. We are working on scripts for The Global Gospel in the Karen language as well.”

Building Bridges: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Please pray for God’s wisdom for us as we focus on a project to encourage college students to remain strong in their faith and complete another project to reach out to Muslims.”

Every 30 Seconds: Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, is addressing the horrific issue of human trafficking with a video to raise awareness. The video aired this month on SABC 3 during the “Afternoon Express” program. The coverage area of the station included the entire country of South Africa. You are helping GNPI teams address important social issues from a biblical perspective within their own cultures. Please pray for opportunities in South Africa, and watch the video if you would like to learn more.

Reaching our Illiterate Audience: A pastor in northern India shares, “We thank GNPI for enabling us to share Christ through the enjoyable and understandable formats of media. Since our target audience is a part of the demographic in the field that is illiterate, they tend to appreciate Christianity visually and audibly instead of through reading. Therefore, the Solar Kits provided to us by GNPI have been a success. We want to make it a priority to ensure that our ministry partners cover as many village churches as possible with these Solar Kits so more and more people may understand the Gospel.

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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ” Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

Third Training: Thank you for your prayers for our current month-long training. Fourteen leaders have registered for this third training from six different states. We have invited six well-known local leaders to make presentations for sharing the Gospel in SE Asia.

Expanding Distribution: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord! We have shared our Christian programs with 4,273 people in eight regions within the last year. We are making plans to expand the distribution network and reach more people outside the Eastern region in 2018 through marketing on TV, DVD distribution, and building partnerships.”

Destroying Communist Stereotypes: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It is amazing to see how our textbooks on Science, both the one on physics as well as the series on God’s Design for Science destroy the communist stereotypes that the Christian faith is incompatible with science and education. Christian books can be promoted as freely as any others now, something we could only dream about few years ago. Praise the Lord!”

Respecting Authority: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines,We recorded more episodes about respecting and praying for authority from Romans 13 for our Faith Matters, too!. Our team is also preparing the set to have a new look for the additional series, Hope Matters, too!”

International Conference on Missions: Pray for the Lord to encourage and unite ministry partners from around the world as they gather for the International Conference on Missions this week in Illinois. Visit GNPI at Booth # 1112.

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Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. — I Chronicles 16:36 (NIV)

Sharing With Families: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Ten members of a local family came by our training center and asked us to tell them about the true God, so we shared we them throughout the day and evening using our GNPI resources. Pray for them to accept the truth and decide to worship Jesus Christ.”

New Disciples: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “One of the presenters on the Say It Forward (SIF) series had a lady contact her about accepting Christ as her Savior! This presenter, Dr. Rhoda R. Formales, is now following up in discipleship. Another lady has made plans to meet Dr. Formales and talk with her about a problematic relationship. Dr. Formales oversees GNPI-Manila, Philippines, as a board member and oversees the use of the Nomad Production Kit at one of the local churches. Dr. Formales was unsure about sharing on SIF, but the Lord is working through our partnership.”

Spiritual Fruit: Geoff Gordon Stuart of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, writes, “PTL! The progress on the 42-Day Discipleship Guide series is quite encouraging. It’s going out, and we pray that God uses the project to draw His people near to Him. We are already seeing fruit. Thank you so much for your prayers.”

Building Strong Marriages: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our third episode of the Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) series is about the problem of equality and respect in marriage. Sometimes working women have higher-paying jobs than men. This causes some wives to treat their husbands badly, and lots of problems develop. Our program highlights this issue and offers some solutions to consider. We are working on post-productions of the first three episodes of the series and will schedule them for broadcast once all 13 are recorded. We are excited about the series!”

Public School Visits: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes,We have been revisiting area schools to follow-up, gather feedback, and record student testimonies. Pray for God to use us to help African students to know the love of Christ.”

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“Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!” — Psalm 66:5 (NIV)

New YouVersion Releases: Praise the Lord for our growing relationship as a content provider with YouVersion. In the last couple of years, we have submitted Bible study plans in seven languages. The newest plans are in Chinese and Thai. To date, more than 31,425 plans have been completed on the Bible app which incorporate videos from The Global Gospel.

Visiting Villages: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “One of our coworkers had an opportunity to visit a village with more than 320 Buddhist families to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. By the grace of God, this coworker was able to meet the oldest and most influential monk and spend time with him. Please pray for the seeds of God’s Word to grow in this village.”

Planning for More Impact: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our staff is working on plans for our Christmas 2017 program and discussing how we can be more impactful and productive in engaging more people than last year. Please pray we can make the most of this opportunity to broadcast the Gospel on national television.

Impacting a New Generation: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The first conference of the academic year at the Genesis Institute (an association of Christian professors from secular universities) discussed our book, Does God Exist? The presentation of another one of our books,The Physics of God’s Creation, raised great excitement as well. We are exploring the best way to incorporate Christian resources into education on every level from preschool to the graduate level. Please pray with us to make a great impact on the minds of a new generation through the post-communist system of education!”

Political Unrest: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Please pray for the leadership of our country. The opposition leader doesn’t want to participate in the elections and is calling for reforms in the electoral commission that oversees elections. He has asked his followers to demonstrate daily, and most of them loot and damage in the process.”

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Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. — Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)

A New Opportunity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Please join us in prayer about an opportunity to connect with a new people group in north India. We met a Christian worker who is an excellent preacher in the Hindi and Urdu languages. He preaches in a compelling and unique way for both the Hindi and Urdu audiences. We are talking with him about creating a set of five to seven videos with biblical messages and a YouTube channel for him. Web series are becoming more popular in our social media network. We are also brainstorming about the follow-up mechanism and audience connectivity.”

Positive Feedback: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda writes, “PTL! We received some positive feedback from the Karamojong project we did earlier this year. This project starts with stories in Genesis and goes all the way to the New Testament. The stories are grouped in different sections: Jacob the Deceiver, Jacob’s Dream, Jacob and Laban, Jacob in Prison, Mighty Men of God, Servants of God, Jesus the Teacher, Jesus Lord and Saviour, and Jesus’ Death and Resurrection. Each story has a picture book and guide to go along with the audio recordings. We have had several people stop by our office to ask for copies of the project. We are trying to make contacts from the area where most of the Karamojong-speaking community members live.”

Leading Others: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes,“Last month was a joyful time as the new academic year began. It started with the graduation ceremony at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary, the school where we help future ministers gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for ministry and for edifying the body of Christ. Please pray for these workers of Christ who are starting their walk of leading others.”

Seeking His Guidance: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “It has been one year since I took over the media ministry after Tom’s passing. (I arrived back in Thailand last fall with Angela Morse.) Please pray for the Lord’s guidance in my decisions for the future.”

Offering Hope: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Our team is updating how we use social media. We have created a new Facebook account, Sharing the Truth in Burmese. Is Jesus the Lord God? is a resource with questions which received 201,082 views in the last couple of years. We pray that these individuals will seek Christ as their Savior!”

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“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.” — Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)

Exciting Time: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, is preparing to train trainers in Damoh within the next few months. Angela Morse from GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, plans to participate in the Nomad training. Praise the Lord for this exciting time of cooperation within the GNPI network.

A New Season: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We have started a new season of “Reliable Foundations” online apologetics club this fall. Pray for the Lord’s guidance in it, for volunteers involved with it, and for hearts to be prepared for the Message.”

Royal Ceremony: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “This month marks one year since our previous king of Thailand passed away. The year-long period of mourning will end with the Royal Cremation Ceremony at the end of October. Pray for the leadership of the country of Thailand.”

New Series for Families: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have recorded three episodes for our new Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) series, and we are working on post production. We are also preparing more scripts. Thanks to all the churches and individuals who are helping us offer biblical solutions to families with this project.”

Conversations about Jesus: A Missouri dentist and his wife traveled with a group of dentists from Mississippi to provide a dental clinic for orphans in Matamoros, Mexico, in September. Praise the Lord for the opportunity to send a Solar Kit with them and for the blessing it was. Dr. Ricardo Lemus said, “We used it in the waiting room. The kids were so attentive. I watched their faces as they saw the scene of Jesus being beaten before he was crucified. They didn’t know Jesus suffered this way. It was powerful for them to see. The conversations about Jesus were easier because of what the patients had watched on the Solar Kit.”

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