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

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” — Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

A Quick Turnaround in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We recently had a sudden change of plans due to an opportunity to prepare a 27-minute program for the Hindu Festival Holi (Festival of Colors). In the program our ministry partner Sadhu Ji explains how elements from this festival are best represented by looking to the Bible and what Jesus accomplished for us. India News showed the program earlier this month. It was an honor to be invited to create a program for this new station.”

More Ministry Partners in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Our coworker Othaina is teaching another media course at LivingStone International University. The students are excited and are working on short video projects. As with past classes, these students and their projects will be connected with our Solar Kit ministry. This partnership is a blessing as we look for ways to reach more people with the message of Christ.”

Powerful Testimonies in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Thank you very much for your prayers. Please pray for us to be able to provide discipleship and media training to people from all parts of our country. Pray for God to connect us with those He wants to use in a powerful way in this country.”

Hope for the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Please pray for the release of our new series, Hope Matters, too! We pray it will minister to young people in the Tagalog language and help them realize the only way to real pleasure is to trust in Jesus.”

The Global Gospel Growth: Praise the Lord! The Global Gospel in Indonesian is nearly complete and two additional languages (German and Karen for SE Asia) are in progress. This brings the total number of languages completed to 29.

Prayers & Praises

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

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” — John 17:4 (NIV)

Sharing Christ in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! A man named Banabas, who attended our first month-long training, called me last night with wonderful news. Banabas said that 20 people made decisions for Christ in the central region after he shared with them in a seminar for a week. Another man named Aung Thang also called me to say that 20 families chose to follow Christ after a three-day seminar in the southern region.”

Conferences In Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Please pray for strength for our team in this busy season. I am helping with preparations for the EMDC conference of 600 language‚ media‚ and digital publishing specialists from all over the world. Our production team is traveling to Chiang Rai for a week to videotape a conference and record two Changed programs.”

Planning for Summer Programming in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin from GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Join us in prayer about the summer programs for the children of internally displaced people in the war zone. Pray for the development, funds, personnel, and safety in regard to these programs.”

Follow-up in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-India says, “Our team was surprised again this year to receive calls from mostly Hindus or other religions in response to our Christmas broadcast. With the help of several local ministers, the team followed up with 200 people after the broadcast. The callers asked for prayer for themselves, various family needs, difficulties, and health issues. We felt honored to hear how much these callers appreciated the songs and the Christian message. Thirty-two people requested The Global Gospel series in one of the Indian languages we have available. Please pray for new opportunities to offer the hope of Christ this spring as we prepare for our Easter broadcast.”

Partnerships in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are planning to record a short testimony of a lady who converted to Christ after a Discovery Bible Study. We are also preparing promotional videos for a local children’s home and a sewing ministry. We praise the Lord for the opportunity to encourage Christians in this area by working alongside several partners in their outreach.”

Prayers & Praises

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

“. . . your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”  — Matthew 6:8 (NIV)

A Milestone in the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes,“Thanks to everyone for your persistent prayers for us. A few weeks ago we posted our 300th episode for our devotional series, Faith Matters, too! This is a major milestone, and we are excited to see where the Lord will take us next!”

More Training Events in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Because of your unceasing prayers and support, the fourth month-long training event was completed successfully. We interviewed each one of trainees about what they learned. This group of preachers, evangelists, and Sunday school teachers were very encouraged and ready to share what they learned. Please pray for the Lord to work through the fifth training event which started on March 1st.”

Building the Church in Kenya: Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “We are planning the next set of lessons for the Redefining the Church video series. Pray for God to use the project series for His glory.”

Prayers for safety are crucial in Eurasia: Lena L. from GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Pray for the health and well-being of our team, for the safety of our travels, and for personal security as well. For some of us the safety issue is as crucial as it can be because our families are scattered all around these two separated countries with limited visits and lack of interaction.”

Seeking New Opportunities in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are working to renew the registration of our office with the government and seeking new opportunities to distribute materials. We are also reaching out to churches about ways we can serve them. Pray for the Lord to provide a regional director for our office.”

Prayers & Praises

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

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” — Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

Solar Kit Helps Workers in Papua New Guinea: Jim and Joni Bliffen, Christian workers in Papua New Guinea, write, “We have been able to use the Solar Kit in many villages and at remote Bible colleges to share the Jesus film and other Christian films. We also use it weekly for our worship time with our fellow missionaries. It has been a huge blessing to us. We know a family in Papua New Guinea who are Pioneer Bible Translators working in the Mum language group. They live out in the village most of each year. They have seen and used our Solar Kit, but they would really love to have one of their own. We are so thankful for GNPI.”

People Are Coming to Christ in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Thank you for your prayers. Because of your prayers, the Kingdom of Christ is expanding year after year. God is blessing many in SE Asia through us. People are still coming to Christ. In 2017, over 230 people accepted Christ and decided to be baptized in several areas. There are still many who want to accept Christ, but harvesters are very few.”

New Project in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood from GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “The Thai team is writing a script for a short film to complete next year. The production will address the subject of marriage as it relates to Jesus and His bride. We see that short 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.”

Reaching Out to Muslims in Kenya:  Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, says, “We are working on the i2 project which centers on evangelism to Muslims. Pray for the project to have a great impact in helping us to connect with our Muslim brothers.”

Growing Pains in the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Pray we can find a full time videographer to join our staff as we prepare for increased productions and tighter deadlines.”

Prayers & Praises

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

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” — Psalm 121:2 (NIV)

Turning to God in Kenya: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, writes, “Indeed God is so good. On the very first Sunday of 2018, I had an opportunity to baptize several new believers who received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Praise God! This was a result of media evangelism after showing the Christian videos we have produced. We are very grateful to God for the many souls who are turning to God because of the GNPI films. The new believers have been added to the family of God and are now attending the Huruma Church of Christ.”

Developing Courses on Evangelism in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The updated course on biblical anthropology was a great opportunity for fellowship with our Joint School for Christian Apologetics, an institution where the students and graduates of other schools are working on an additional degree in apologetics. After three years of learning together, they are like a family. Exploring the biblical aspects of our origins, nature, and purpose, we are developing a course on cross-cultural evangelism. We did a field test on the course in January and produced a video version for Christian workers in restricted areas. Please join our prayers for this project.”

Leadership Training in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Pray for the Lord to start a movement in our region through the month-long trainings for trainers and for the trainings in each of the seven regions and seven states. We just completed our fourth training with 10 people.”

Meeting Ministry Partners in India: Praise the Lord for safety and positive meetings for Mike Schrage and Mark Johnson during their trip to meet with several ministry partners around India. They completed survey work and renewed relationships for GNPI.

Responding to Needs in Mexico: Gustavo Velázquez from GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “Pray for the people who write to us on our social media channels about our productions. We are responding to them and praying for their needs. Pray for God to use our interactions to help others know Jesus Christ.”

Prayers & Praises

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

“. . . ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)

New Disciples in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “I was invited to preach at two combined Christmas events in our region. In each location about 450 attended. Thirty-four people decided to be baptized. At one place 70 nonbelievers came by boat to hear the Message from three hours away. Many are seeking Christ, but there is no shepherd. Pray we can train more people to share the Gospel throughout the region.”

Church Planting in Thailand: Angela Morse of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, shares the encouraging story of a new episode of Movement Everywhere. The program highlights one of the pastors who joined together in 2010 with a common goal to fulfill the Great Commission. They returned to their churches and taught their members a practical way to bring people to Christ through loving their neighbors. The members each found ten people within the community to pray for daily. They looked for opportunities to serve, build relationships, and present the Gospel to the people in the community. Their current vision is to have a believer in every village who would start a home church and eventually plant a church in every district. Praise the Lord! Since 2010, this vision has currently produced 70 home churches as well as 13 churches that grew out of these home churches with about 80 members each.”

Ministry Partners in Mexico: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “In December, our team traveled to the city of Matamoros to record the third part of The Global Gospel in sign language and the last scenes of the documentary, The Life of a Deaf Person. The documentary is scheduled to be completed this month. Praise the Lord for these ministry partners who welcomed and inspired us with God’s love.”

Youth Seminar in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The youth seminar, Science and the Bible, was one of the most exciting experiences of the year! A youth group from the local church distributed invitations at the local universities and prepared the facility. More than 300 people attended the event; many came with their unbelieving friends. It was a joyful time of exploration, humor, challenges, and praises. Pray for these young professionals as they build their lives on a solid biblical foundation.”

New Partnerships in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, says, “Praise the Lord for the number of young people we have been able to reach this year. Pray the students will grow in their faith and inspire others. In addition to Scripture Union and the Remand Home ministries, we have developed a new relationship with another ministry leading a fellowship among secondary school hostels in the district. The new ministry partner is an evangelist who works with LivingStone University and is a committed pastor.”

Prayers & Praises

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

“Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.” — Colossians 3:11 (NIV)

Unreached People Groups in Kenya: Isaac Masiga from GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes,Our evangelism efforts are geared toward finding new unreached people groups. Pray for wisdom as God gives us the ability to reach out to new groups and guides our ongoing efforts with the Ogiek, Endorois, and Muslim groups.”

Actively Engaged in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our national broadcasts at Christmas and Easter reached over 40 million viewers and allowed us to actively engage in dialogue with over 1,200 families in the last year. In addition, our staff members often use their technical skills in the local community to assist with leadership seminars, community events, and church services.”

Standing Together in Eurasia: Lena L. from GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Pray for the Church and ministry leaders of our land to be wiser than ever before and to unite people in prayer, humble service, kind cooperation, and faith, so we can all stand together in seeking freedom to proclaim our beliefs and values.”

Daily Encouragement in the Philippines: Nenette Pacoli of Manila, Philippines, writes, “Please pray for our team as we prepare to launch another online devotional series, Hope Matters, too! Our goal is to release it in March. Please pray that it will encourage Tagalog speakers in their daily faith.”

Seeking Guidance in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Pray for me as I am still in transition. The past year has revealed that I have some capability as a liaison between the Thai staff and English speakers, but there is still a question as to whether I should step into a leadership role or seek a Thai person to step up to the job.”

Prayers & Praises

“. . . my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” — John 16:23-24 (NIV)

Project Nomad Training in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! The Lord enabled us to have a good time of planning and preparation at the Project Nomad training this month with several partners in India, Angela Morse from Thailand, and Mike Schrage and Mark Johnson from the Joplin office.”

Youth Seminar in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Hundreds of students viewed GNPI projects last month during a youth seminar organized by the New Testament Churches of Christ. Pray for God to continue to work in their hearts after a week of great biblical teaching.”

Sharing Biblical Truth in Eurasia: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes,It was a great joy to teach a systematic apologetics course at the Tavriysky Christian Institute. Despite many years of partnership, I had not taught there for a while and was very glad to see that the school is growing in many areas! All students for the distant-learning program were gathered together, and we spent a great week exploring approaches and strategies to strengthen and grow the Kingdom of God. Please join our prayers for these students so that they continue to share the truth in the best way!”

Meeting the True God in SE Asia: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares this testimony,I am a 17-year-old student. One day an evangelist who works with GNPI came to our hostel and presented a two-day seminar. I attended this seminar and realized that I’ve spent many years without knowing the true God, who is Jesus Christ. This seminar gave me a wonderful lesson for my own life and to share with my Buddhist friends about the truth.”

Young Inmates in Kenya: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “A ministry partner showed one of our productions to 125 inmates from the Youth Correctional Training Center and Kamiti Command Prison. The video sparked a good discussion about the role of fathers. Pray these men will continue to be touched and transformed by their heavenly Father’s presence, love, and forgiveness.”

Prayers & Praises

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” — Psalm 90:12 (NLT)

Disciples Multiply: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We are still experiencing the same blessing the first church in Jerusalem received through persecutions and dispersion. Rather than declining in numbers, the movement multiplies through the partners and volunteers who spread the Message everywhere they flee. As a result, I am mostly involved in training and coaching. I enjoy seeing former students and partners growing in faith and leading new disciples. May the Lord be praised!”

Individual Transformation: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares the joyful testimony of a new believer who says, “My mother is a Christian, but my father is a Buddhist. I did not even care to learn about God. I was a drug addict. When I met with Christian leaders from GNPI, they taught me about the true God. My heart was touched, and I chose to be baptized. Now I want to be a witness for Christ in my life.”

Access to the Word Increases: Praise the Lord! GNPI’s regional partners now have 22 plans available in various languages on the most popular Bible app in the world. These YouVersion plan completions in 2017 totaled 36,275.

Biblical Principles Presented: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The OneTribe Peace Project editing is now done. As we wait for the next phase, we are praying for opportunities for distribution. Our target is to have the material available to Christian workers who use our Solar Kits in Nimule, South Sudan.”

Social Media Outreach Grows: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We are praising the Lord for our ministry outreach! In the last year our YouTube channels have grown to more than 5,000 subscribers, and we have active discussion with over 550 viewers. We distributed over 2,500 DVDs to a potential audience of 12,000 people. In addition, we actively distribute and share our videos on Whatsapp and Facebook.”



Prayers & Praises

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

New Year Follow Up: Evangelist Ajai Lall shared a Message of hope on a program prepared by our team at GNPI-Damoh, India. Ajai writes, “Thank you so much for your prayers and support as 42 million people heard the Gospel in the Hindi language in many countries on Christmas 2017. Over 1,200 preachers are ready to follow up in the Hindi-speaking areas of Central and North India. May people come to know the way, the truth, and the life that is only possible in Him who is our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ.”

Drug User to Disciple Maker: Angela Morse of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our Changed episode is about Alan Chuwit a man who was truly transformed by God. He grew up in a Christian home but walked away from the Lord as he built his career. Later in life he renewed his relationship with the Lord and was just beginning to see the blessings when he found out he had terminal cancer. His journey through the shadow of death is one of faith, hope, unexpected blessings, and God’s unfailing love! His message to everyone is: with Christ we have no reason to fear!”

The Global Gospel Moves Ahead: John Mulkey of the Christian Church Theological School of Indonesia (CCTSI) writes, “The Global Gospel in Indonesian is moving ahead after some long delays. We’re grateful to our dedicated team who is pressing ahead, and we pray for God to reveal His Son to the people of this country.”

The Privilege to Preach: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Happy New Year to you all. I recently had the privilege to preach at seven locations; two of them were mass gatherings. During Christmastime, 51 people accepted Christ and were baptized.”

A Great Platform: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “One of the most important events of 2017 was the Eastern European Leadership Forum (EELF) where I coordinated the apologetics section. EELF is becoming a great platform for developing national Christian leaders from the countries of the former Soviet Union. Praise the Lord!”