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“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” — Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)

It Is a Marvel!
David Lall of GNPI-Damoh, India, shares an email from Pastor Nishi Barde. He has a church of about 2,000 members. Pastor Barde writes, “I want to thank you personally for providing us with the Solar Kit, which is equipped with all the electronic devices to show The Global Gospel to the unreached people of our area. Dear brother, I feel that you are a man of innovation. How wonderfully you’ve assembled every component into one case for the extension of his kingdom. It is a marvel! Yesterday, we introduced this device in our church and prayed for your ministry. Thank you, once again, for helping us in our ministry.”

Under Attack!
Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya writes, “Please remember us in prayer. As a country, we are under attack by terrorists, suspected to be the Al-Shabaab militant group. Recently, a bomb detonated in a public transport vehicle that had occupants. Several people lost their lives and many were wounded. In a span of four weeks, there have been several similar attacks around the country. Your prayers are highly valued.”

“God Has Used You!”
Regional Director Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico shares, “One viewer contacted us after seeing our latest release of the short film, Unleashed by Blood. The viewer writes, ‘Raziel, God bless you. God has used you by this film. I was speechless. I did mourn. I remembered my past life and how I was transformed by the mighty power of Jesus Christ. I am sure this film will help many people right now with lives just as we were.’ ” Thank you for praying and giving so that our coworkers at GNPI-Mexico can produce media that shows Spanish speakers how Jesus Christ can relate to them in practical ways.

A new project has been completed by a GNPI partner, Freedom Films, in Thailand. It is Seksan Jaima’s testimony. Jaima says in the video, “I used to think that money is everything in life . . . The purpose of our lives is to know God and have a relationship with him . . . I am now happy and feel fulfilled . . . Jesus changed my life.”

Holding Us Together!
Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines says, “A couple of our staff members are learning to assemble and edit simple one-minute videos to generate more interest in both Asin at Ilaw and WWJD. We are also preparing to shoot more episodes of WWJD. Knowing that you are holding us up in prayer definitely holds us all together here. Thanks so much.” 

Pray for Kenya

Kenya is a beautiful country, rich in colors, music, and history. Kenyans are strong and have endured much. More than 1.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and more than 60% of the population is 25 years old or younger.

The regional center in Kenya produces material that is culturally relevant and much of it is geared toward young people. Their music videos are even being used in the school system through a partnership with Kenya Institute of Education, who have been a backbone in Kenya’s education for many years.

This video will allow you a look at some of the beautiful people of this country and help you pray for this nation.


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Jeff Silkwood has joined his father, Tom Silkwood, regional director of the GNPI regional center in Thailand. Part of Jeff’s responsibility will be to assemble and distribute Solar Kits.

by Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand

Jeff Silkwood Family

We can see how God is already working here in Chiang Mai, and we are amazed that we were led to meet a pastor and his family. The pastor has several of our same interests and passions. One goal of the church where this pastor serves is to reach out to the community and also to villages in the mountains. They invited me to come along and see the villages throughout Thailand. Some of these villages are Christian and some are non-Christian. We are speechless to see how God is moving as we just arrived here, and we were not even looking for this ministry opportunity.

The pastor also told us they have had a hard time doing some of their mission work in the mountains because they can’t take their projector and play the songs and other materials for the kids without electricity. I told them about the Solar Kit project, and they were amazed. They thought this would be a wonderful benefit and tool to spread the Gospel in the villages of Thailand. The pastor asked me if I would have time to go with him to the mountains. Why wouldn’t I have time? This is why I came to Thailand!

We have no idea what direction this opportunity could take us, but we are excited to see how it blends with all of our goals.We didn’t know where to start our ministry with GNPI.We didn’t know where we would take or use the Solar Kits after they were made.We didn’t know where to look for the needs in Thailand, where to evangelize after we get more language skills or even how to dive into learning the Thai culture. This is an open door with the possibility to begin answering all these questions. We are praying that God leads us in the way he wants us to go and gives us the discernment about what to do in every situation. It is good to be speechless, so we can listen for God’s leading.

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“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” — Psalm 130:5 (NIV)

“The Global Gospel Preaches!”

Jesca of GNPI-Uganda writes, “Last Sunday, Mbale Church of Christ started using The Global Gospel in the Luganda version in the main services for preaching purposes. They will be using it until September. For these five months, they are teaching about the life of Christ. We are also making preparations for our first music video.”

My Cup Runneth Over!
Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines writes about a visit from a local pastor to let her know that approximately 30 young people made decisions for Christ after watching two WWJD programs. Nenette shares, “I am personally overwhelmed and greatly humbled to learn of the transformation happening among these young people. We had planned only for television, where the only feedback we could get was the ‘all-powerful’ ratings, the be-all and end-all of television programs. Yet, with this ‘small-time’ video showing at a church, it is a big bonus that we are able to see the impact on our audience and even see God changing lives right before our eyes. How could that ever compare to ratings? Praise the Lord! My cup runneth over!”

“This Steadfast Hope!”
Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “What a blessed hope we Christians have in Christ to live with him for eternity. It is truly a privilege to worship a mighty and living God who is our Saviour. As we tread on life’s journey, let this steadfast hope lead us to that great awakening when our Master returns. We pray for God’s mercy and guidance of the Holy Spirit to enable us with his strength and wisdom.”

Serving at Summer Camp!
New staff member, Pong Dang, of GNPI-SE Asia shares, “We recently had our national holiday for the water festival. Most of our team went to a summer youth camp and had a good time participating in various ways. We saw that God was working there wonderfully. Six young people accepted Jesus Christ and were baptized on the last day. Then we handed them over to the members of a local church to care for them. Now we are back in the office and working on The Global Gospel.”

One of the members of the NOMaD team in Donetsk writes, “In Kramatorsk (our home town), terrorists are barricading the main streets. They block the streets with public transportation and cars seized from civilians. Downtown is all one barricade. Thus, they expect to stop the Ukrainian special forces. There are shootings and explosions on the outskirts of the city. Please pray for the safety of our church and family members.”

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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. . . “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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“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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