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Pray for Thailand

Thailand is a country of vast beauty and extreme spiritual darkness.

Glorious beaches, rich green landscapes, and colorful costumes lend their beauty to this country. However, there is another side to this nation, a dark side that includes human trafficking and forced labor.

Ninety-four percent of the people there are Buddhists.

Tom Silkwood, regional director for GNPI-Thailand, says that in the many years he has worked in Chiang Mai as a missionary, he has never seen God moving as he is seeing today. Because of what he is seeing, Tom and his staff are producing a series called, Movement Everywhere. The first few episodes have been shown on a cable TV station and were recently featured on a college campus during the morning sessions of a conference held there. More than 2,000 students, staff, and visitors saw and heard about God’s active involvement in churches and organizations.

Please pray for Thailand. Pray that the people there will seek the one true God, because we know that God says, “seek and ye shall find.”

 

 

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Prayers & Praises

. . . “Lord, what do You want me to do?” — Acts 9:6 (NKJV)

“Wonderful Stories on the Life of Jesus!”
David Lall of GNPI-Damoh, India, shares an email from Pastor Nishi Barde. Pastor Barde writes, “I just want to extend my appreciation and thanks to you and your mission for providing us the wonderful DVDs on the life of Jesus, called The Global Gospel, in different languages. (We distributed Marathi, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and English at the Delhi conference in April.) These are really wonderful stories on the life of Jesus to be shown to the people who do not know Christ in our country. If you could send more DVDs in Hindi, it would be helpful to us for village evangelism.”

Team Transition!
Jesca of GNPI-Uganda writes, “Please pray for GNPI-Uganda to keep doing what we do in the kingdom of God, even when Vince Vigil is transitioning back to his country. Also pray that the Ugandan team will be able to work well with the new person who will be coming in to leading us.”

“Walking the Way!”
Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine shares, “There are lots of questions about the situation and how God wants us to use it for his greater glory. We are pleading for answers and keep walking the way, one step a time.”

Many Opportunities!
TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “A new church invited me to attend their opening ceremony at the end of April. This is good news for us. During these days, I am preparing evangelic charts. My coworker is mixing the audio for Gospel songs. In addition, we are revising The Ten Keys for Evangelizing. I also attended the Rawang Bible Committee meeting, and I thank God for my safe trip.”

“No Dark Corners!”
Christian workers in eastern Europe are excited to partner with GNPI for a new ministry resource. C says, “The Global Gospel is well on the way! We have partnered with someone who has connections with a studio and with actors who will audition for the voices of those in the project! As we see tools come into the hands of workers who will reach far and wide, pray for open hearts! We are praying that there would be no dark corners of this country where the Gospel has not reached!”

Pray for India

India has a population of more than 1 billion people, more than 4,600 people groups who speak more than 1,600 languages. The main religion in India is Hinduism, with Islam coming in second.

The two regional centers and the brand new NOMaD teams in India have their work cut out for them. In less than two years, they have produced The Global Gospel in 6 languages. They have distributed The Global Gospel DVD’s in 17 states reaching over 60,000 people.

By the end of 2014, they anticipate that they will be able to reach almost 1 million people as they produce more languages and expand from DVD to include social media and mobile App distribution.

Please pray for the country of India to be receptive to the Gospel.

 

 

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Prayers & Praises

“When He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth.”
— John 16:13

“Over 20 Young People Responded!”
Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico says, “The second presentation of the short film, Unleashed by Blood, was a great blessing. We praise God that the auditorium was packed. More than 330 people attended the presentation of how God can redeem and transform the life of an addict named Raziel. Raziel himself was there and preached after the film. Over 20 young people responded to Raziel’s invitation to give their lives to Christ and have reconciliation with God. We are praising God for what he did in this presentation. We also thank God that we finished filming the third short film, No Return, in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León.”

“This Message of Great Love!”
Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “Though we celebrate Easter at different churches and homes, nonetheless, we are one in Spirit and one in the Lord. Let heaven’s richest blessings be upon us as we take this message of great love to those who are hopeless, discouraged, and unloved. May the good Lord keep us bonded in his everlasting love. He gave his only Son for our sake, so that we might live for evermore!”

“Introducing the True God!”
TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Pray that we would be able to hold trainings on how to introduce the true God and how to lead people to Christ throughout SE Asia. Also, please pray for my country and for the government leaders to open their hearts to allow people to make their own choices.”

“An Open Door!”
Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand says, “We did not know where we would take or use the Solar Kits after they were made. We did not know where to start with our ministry with GNPI. We did not know where to go about looking for the needs in Thailand or where to evangelize after we get more language skills. We did not even know how to dive into learning the Thai culture. Then we met a pastor who is excited to use a Solar Kit in the villages. This is an open door to begin answering many of our questions. We are praying that God leads us the way he wants us to go and gives us discernment about what to do in every situation.”

“A Successful First Quarter!”
NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller says, “Praise God for the recent success in getting projects completed. We have had a very successful first quarter! There have been more projects completed in the last three months than in the entire time since we started NOMaD! We need to pray that we can continue to build on this momentum.”

“Take My Life and Let it Be.”

Thank you for continuing to pray for our coworkers in Ukraine. As you know, the political climate in Ukraine is making day-to-day life uncertain for many. Our team, however, continues to press on. They have just completed a new music video. It is one of a series they are preparing to share classic hymns with the people of their region. We think the video exemplifies a calm peace that can be found only in Jesus. You may not understand the words, but enjoy this arrangement of the classic hymn, “Take My Life and Let it Be.” Enjoy.

Pray for Uganda

Even though Idi Amin’s dictatorship over Uganda ended in 1979, the pain and scars left by his rule run deep. This man is known in history as one of the most brutal and murderous rulers of all time. Uganda is healing, but this nation needs our prayers.

  • Only 4% of the population is over the age of 55.
  • 1.5 million people are living with HIV and AIDS.
  • 12 million people do not have access to a safe water source.
  • 18 million people have no sanitation services.

However, there is hope! The spiritual horizon is bursting with opportunities. GNPI opened a regional center in Mbale, Uganda, in 2010. In the four years that center has been operational, partnerships have been formed with a passionate team of missionaries, as well as with two local colleges. GNPI-Uganda is working side by side with these educational institutions to train and create resources for Ugandan Christians to use as they bring hope to their people.

Join us in praying for Uganda.

 

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Discovering Their Creator

by Tom Nutt, Director of Operations

From time to time, I am privileged to travel to various places around the world. I’m blessed to see how others live and worship, and often how they struggle, persevere, and survive.

Discovering Their Creatora

Southeast Asia is no exception. While many there live under difficult circumstances and stressful conditions, a common thread you’ll find is an ongoing search for acceptance, love, and comfort in the belief in a higher being. Who and how we worship and the rituals we go through vary greatly, but the desire is the same.

Discovering Their Creatorb

At the core of Buddhism, the dominant religion in SE Asia, is the belief that there is one true god. I am not a Buddhism expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I am told that if you can journey through history to show the lineage of Jesus Christ, you will have no problem in helping Buddhists discover who the one true God really is!

Discovering Their Creator

It’s true, I am not the expert, but GNPI does have experts working hard to impact the lives of people living in these far corners of the world. Earlier this year I watched people worship and celebrate 10 years of success in producing over 100 different media projects. These projects reach into the lives and hearts of people in SE Asia to help them discover their Creator, the Instigator of grace. This discovery brings peace to those who accept it. There is a capable, vibrant team working hard on your behalf to reach young and old alike.

Discovering Their Creatord

Solar Kits are also taking materials to remote areas where there is no electricity. After demonstrating the Solar Kit to a group of leaders one day, a man approached me and said he had something to share. He explained that his tribe is in one of the most remote areas in the hills to the north. He traveled to the city 40 years earlier for education. While there, he learned about Jesus Christ and became his follower.

After finishing his studies, he taught in public schools and returned regularly to his tribe to share the Gospel. Often he would lie awake nights trying to figure out how to reach his people more effectively with the Message. He knows how to teach and knows the Scriptures, but went on to say, “Today you have made my dream come true! With this kit, I can take The Global Gospel and other materials to them in their language, and they can see for themselves the story of Christ! They will understand the message better!”

Discovering Their Creatore

The people of SE Asia are searching. Would you pray that they will discover their Creator?

Prayers & Praises

“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” — Romans 10:11-15

A Request from Rockville!
The Source of Love movie is scheduled to be shown on May 4 at a community event to celebrate Asian heritage in Rockville, MD. This film is about an Asian family that discovers hope. It was released in 2005. Praise God that this program is still being used and for this opportunity.

On the Border!
NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller says, “Pray for the safety of the NOMaD team in Donetsk, Ukraine. Donetsk is close to the Russian border, and it is one of the key cities right in the heart of all of the conflict.”

Cheater!
Jesca of GNPI-Uganda shares, “We have been helping the Livingstone International University (LIU) students with a short movie project for their class. The project is about a careless student who was expelled from the university. The title of the movie is Cheating Boyfriend.”

Seeking God’s Wisdom!
Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines asks for prayer for wisdom as she rewrites the WWJD script for the Sexual Identity episode. After some feedback, they are planning a second part for this program to make a clear stand. Nenette writes, “Thank you for your persistence in praying.”

Feedback from Puerto Rico!
Carlos Perez, campus minister of Puerto Rico Christian School, writes about some GNPI materials that he requested last year. He said, “We have finished the first series, How to Be a Better Leader. We have learned a lot with the spiritual content that Dr. Alan Ahlgrim presents in each lesson. The comments and participation of Board members made it even more interesting. Praise God! In addition, we used this series at the Vega Baja Church of Christ. The feedback by our brothers in Christ at Vega Baja has been good. We plan to start another series, How to Be an Effective Church Leader, by Sam Stone. I believe it will prove very helpful as there is much material to cover.”

Pray for Mexico

Mexico is home to one GNPI regional center and one NOMaD team. These teams of dedicated Christians are working hard to create culturally relevant media that will bring the Good News of Jesus to their people.

GNPI-Mexico launched an Internet radio station last fall, and it is gaining traction. They have recently added a live, evangelistic program that airs from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are having such a good response and hope to add another day soon. If you would like to tune in online, here is a link: http://www.buenasnuevasradio.com/

Please feel free to share that link with your Spanish-speaking friends!

We want to offer this video to you to help you to pray for Mexico.

 

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Prayers & Praises

“In Christ, we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.” — 2 Corinthians 2:12-17

“We Are Speechless!”
Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand says, “We can see how God is already working here in Chiang Mai, and we are amazed that we were led to meet a pastor with several of our same interests and passions. One goal for this church is to reach out to the community and villages in the mountains. This pastor wants to show us the villages throughout Thailand. Some of these villages are Christian and some are non-Christian. When he heard about the Solar Kit, the pastor thought it would be a wonderful benefit and tool for spreading the Gospel in the villages of Thailand. We are speechless to see how God is moving after only 5 days of being here!”

An Exciting Day!
Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Today was an exciting day. We invited a number of families from the local Christian community to have a discussion on the problems faced by families and married couples in India. Forty-eight people from different walks of life came from a variety of situations and participated in the two-hour discussion. During this time, they brainstormed and reflected on numerous problems facing families that they had observed and experienced. We have come up with a list of 33 problems that families face. The next step is to meet with a writer and create scripts for 13 episodes for future productions. Please pray that this meeting will lead us to develop some valuable new resources and partnerships.”

Opportunities to Share Christ!
TP of GNPI-SE Asia says, “We have completed a project on the resurrection of Christ. We have been sharing it this month. In addition, we received a request from the A people to produce The Global Gospel in their language, so we are working on the preliminary details. Thank you very much for your prayers.”

NOMaD Migration!
NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller says, “We have some NOMaD team members preparing for their furloughs. Habacuc Diaz and his family from our team in Chile and Jeff Frazee and his family from our team in Mali will be traveling soon. Please pray for their final preparations, safe travels, and God’s provision for them.”

Jesus, Greatest of All!
Jesca of GNPI-Uganda shares, “We have a new music project to record this month. The artist is Lead Atute. The song is called Jesus, Greatest of All. It is our prayer that God would open doors for more projects and for more people to come to know Christ.”

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