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Prayers & Praises

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!”

Prayers & Praises

“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.”

Prayers & Praises

“Praise be to God who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” — Psalm 66:20 (NIV)

Nomad Training in Inner Mongolia: A ministry partner adapted the training videos created by Mark Allen and went to Inner Mongolia to provide Nomad training in September. This ministry partner trained 15 students and made these comments: “The participants really are amazing, very hard-working. They promised to produce materials regularly.”

Sensitive Situation: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Thank you very much for your unceasing prayers. Without your prayers, our work for the Lord would be delayed. We are working very carefully under the sensitive situation in our country at this time. God bless you.”

Transformation: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, says, “We are releasing a new set of programs with a female speaker for our Say It Forward series. Click here to listen to the testimony of Dr. Rhoda R. Formales as she shares how she has been transformed by a love relationship with God. Praise the Lord for providing for all our needs!”

Occupied Territories: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “A special highlight of last month was the studio production training course in the occupied territories. Our coworkers face many limitations which do not allow much Christian video shooting on the streets. Yet, the freedom of outreach through the Internet can be used for the sake of the Kingdom. We must fill the network with sound Bible based content! Please pray with us for a fruitful outcome!”

Church Partnership: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Our staff is glad to partner annually with the National Churches of Christ conference to provide media to assist with their outreach efforts for the people of Uganda. This year’s theme focused on craving spiritual food.”

Prayers & Praises

“You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart . . . ” — Psalm 119:57-58 (NIV)

Working Together: Sergio Alvarado of IMPACTO Latino writes, “Many things in life are better when shared with other people. Ministry is one of those things. GNPI has been a long time partner with the IMPACTO Latino team. They have supported the IMPACTO network project with multimedia equipment that is being used to develop resources for recruitment and training. Pablo Perales, who serves with GNPI from Querétaro, is assisting us in the area of multimedia and design. We are so grateful for these organizations that willingly share their resources, so that together we are able to reach more people than we could on our own.”

Why Not? Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We converted our short Why video to include sign language. This video has been a helpful resource in speaking to young people about God’s plan for sexual purity in their lives. Pray for us to find effective ways to reach out to the deaf community in Mbale and beyond.”

Fully Convinced: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares this encouraging testimony. One new believer writes, “An evangelist who uses GNPI resources came to our village and met with my husband. Then my husband wanted to accept Jesus Christ and be baptized. I was so upset and angry with him. I told him that if he chose to be baptized, we must divorce. My husband ignored what I said, and he explained to me that Jesus Christ is the true and living God. His words eventually touched my heart. Later he took me to the evangelist who taught me personally with the Christian materials. I was fully convinced that Jesus Christ is the true God and Savior, and I decided to be baptized. Now I tell my friends about Jesus in the factory where I work.”

Cross-Cultural Evangelism: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Please continue to pray for the national Foundation of Cross-Cultural Evangelism training course and media resources we are developing. God uses our country as a hub for evangelism and Christian education in this post-communist world. More and more workers of the Lord are going on mission trips to other countries as well as to other ethnic groups within their own states. These resources will be specifically designed for the national audience to explain different issues (theological and linguistic grounding, culture conflict, culture shock, biblical strategies, and models of cross-cultural communication) within our part of the world. May the name of the Lord be praised through it!”

Hope Matters, too! Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, says, “We have plans for a new series branching off from our devotional series Faith Matters, too! It will be called Hope Matters, too! Pastor Jebo has agreed to be the host for Hope Matters, too! He has a more vernacular or street-smart style than our Faith Matters, too! host. We’re still defining exactly what the new series will be. We expect it to be launched in early January. Pastor Jebo will write his own scripts. He already has his own radio program.”

Prayers & Praises

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

Never Turning Back: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “One of the young leaders who attended our month-long training declared that he would never turn back to his old way of teaching in any situation. He said he plans to quit his job and relocate to share the Good News of Christ with his relatives in the middle part of the region. He wants to help others understand that worshiping Jesus Christ is the true way. Our team believes that a movement can happen in this country if all Christians will go and do evangelism.”

Joyful Time of Completion: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The month of August was a joyful time of completion of one of the greatest resources we have ever produced. It’s the Physics of God’s Creation textbook by Andrey Goryainov, our faithful coworker for more than 25 years. This is the very first national (not translated from a foreign language or culture) Christian textbook on science in the former Soviet Union! The main principle of its writing was maximum clarity and minimum formulas. The work on the book lasted seven years. Please pray that God will use the book as a great contribution to shape the solid Bible-based worldview of the next generations of our post-communist society!”

Great Commission TV: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord! I have exciting news about Faith Matters, too! Episodes of the short devotional series are broadcast twice a day during the week and once a day on the weekends on Great Commission TV, the only Christian television station in the Philippines. The station began broadcasting the programs at no charge on September 11.”

Powerful Project: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Praise the Lord! The recordings with Sadhu Nityanand continue to go well with nearly 50 messages completed and five music videos in progress. We want to record English versions in addition to the Hindi language of this powerful project. We have also distributed five Solar Kits to enhance the outreach of Christian workers in rural villages.”

Authentic, Accurate, and Relevant Church: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “The target audience for Redefining the Church series is those who are tired and disillusioned by the status quo in the Church today. Pray we can reveal the authentic, accurate, and relevant Church emerging as a fulfillment of God’s purposes for the nations.”

Prayers & Praises

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” — Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

Many Prayers Answered: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We praise God for letting us serve Him. We saw many prayers answered in our second month-long training. The 11 trainees were full of confidence to share the Gospel. Each of the participants suggested this training should be done in all of our 14 regions. Thanks for your prayers and support. We are planning to do another training for 14 more people in November if funds allow.”

Visuals of the Gospel: Evangelist Collins Prempeh from Ghana writes, “Our deaf ministry in Ghana would like to show our appreciation for the equipment you gave us. This projector is helping us in numerous ways. For instance, through the projector, our church activities such as signing during church services has become very easy. It produces visuals for our members, and they are happy about it. We hope you can visit our church sometime in the future.”

A Great Tool: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “The Global Gospel (TGG) is beyond our measure of success. Such a large number of people use the series in house churches and villages that we don’t have a way to gather statistics, but it’s been a great tool for evangelists. One of our evangelists uses it regularly with young people. We praise the Lord for the way He is working through His Word.”

Progress on Projects: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The One Tribe project is progressing well. It is in the editing and review phase. Other projects under conceptualization include one on forgiveness, a short project in the Lugisu translation, and a possible video for a children’s song. We are considering whether to create some short question-and-answer videos about our village trips. It is our prayer that the good Lord continues to keep the supporters of GNPI safe amid the different storms.”

Promoting Mas Vida: Abi Flores of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on a promotional for our Mas Vida (More Life) app. Our intention is to communicate how the app can be part of day-to-day life. We hope new people will download it and share it with others.”

Prayers & Praises

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” — 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)

Changed Lives: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “On July 9, four people decided to be baptized into Christ. One of them was a Buddhist man from Korea who couldn’t speak Burmese. We taught him with the help of his girlfriend. He shares this testimony, ‘I came to this area to work on a certain project. I’ve heard about Christ and Christians, but I didn’t know why or how people worshiped Christ? When I heard about the true and living God, I realized that I needed to worship Him instead of worldly gods. In Him, I have received peace in my heart. My ideas and lifestyle changed in Christ. On my behalf, Jesus Christ suffered on the cross, and He showed us that He is the true God by overcoming death.’ ”

An Exciting New Project: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “I want to share the good news that our Zindagi Aaj (Life Today) video shoot has started, and we are planning to do two episodes in a row. The first episode we are shooting is about how couples don’t respect their parents and behave badly to them. The storyline is about a reporter who was sent by her boss to shoot an interview of an older person with broken family relationships. Listening to the older person’s life story caused the reporter to realize that she was treating her parents in the same way. The reporter went to her parents, asked forgiveness, and they repaired their relationship. The second episode is about a married couple overcoming the challenges of an extramarital affair and troubled children. Rejoice with us in this exciting time. Thanks again to all GNPI partners who support this project.”

Progress on Programs: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Thank you for your prayers! We have been following up with our network of churches and looking for more opportunities for ministry. We are working on the Redefining the Church series, including six episodes about God’s people returning to fundamental truths, five episodes about doing business the Kingdom way, and four episodes about having a healthy marriage. We’re still progressing with other projects such as the YouVersion Swahili plans.”

Team Building: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The team-building trip to visit our coworkers, friends, and partners was encouraging for all of us. We developed a common vision, and we supplied their needs in books, media files, and clothing. Praise His name! The most important strategic goal of the trip was accomplished as well, because I obtained the agreement of all the potential members of the national advisory board. This will help the ministry continue with the proper accountability, strategies development, and decision-making approaches. Please pray with us for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance to be provided through this team of like-minded servants.”

Solid Marriages: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “We had a good time in Querétaro last month when recording lessons on marriage with Lynda and Pecos Inchaustegui. We are very grateful to our ministry partners at the Universidad Cristiana de México (UCM) who opened their campus to record this project. We hope these lessons will help many people to build strong and solid marriages. We plan to finish the ten lessons in November.”

Prayers & Praises

“But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’” — Psalm 31:14 (NLT)

Progress and Provision: Ministry partner Bob Sartoris says, “The app and website for the New Angle Media Project are on track, but the video editing is several months behind schedule. We’re reviewing the options with our production partner in Indonesia. We will need more funds in order to finish. Pray for progress and provision.”

Proclaiming God’s Glory: Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, writes, “We are in the final stages of editing and distribution for the next 10 videos for the 42 Day Discipleship Guide. Besides this, we still have our Talents and Testimonies series, and we are preparing a roster of speakers who bear good fruit and exemplify Christ to the lost youth of South Africa. We continue to seek out opportunities for our team to proclaim God’s glory so that His Name will be made great among the nations.”

Peace and Assurance: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia sent this testimony from a ministry partner who used GNPI materials to share the Gospel. The new believer said, “I am 34 years old. With the help of these resources, I learned about the origin of man and the end of man. The explanations of the evangelist convinced me about the true God. I began to understand that we, Buddhists, are on the wrong path. I was baptized after I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior. Now I have peace in my heart. I am in Jesus Christ as a child of God, and I have found assurance for my next life.”

Great, Innovative People: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “My Thai staff are a group of great, innovative people. They will get the job done no matter what it takes, and they will protect me with all the energy they have. I feel so humbled.”

Enhancing Communication: Evangelist Collins Prempeh of Tamale, Ghana, writes, “The equipment GNPI provided will facilitate our Bible teachings and enhance our communications in sign language. We are grateful and look forward to more opportunities.” This evangelist and other ministry partners are working on a translation for the book of Luke and making videos in sign language following their Nomad training in 2016 from Mark Allen.

Prayers & Praises

Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.— Psalm 80:3 (NIV)

Another Month of Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Because of God’s guidance and His leading, we are completing our second month-long training for eleven Christian leaders to become trainers. Seven teachers are taking turns with the teaching. Evening sessions include time for practicing how to share the Gospel with others. Thank you for your prayers. God bless you.”

One Tribe Peace Project: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “It’s an honor for the opportunity to continue serving God through media and other related new ways. We had a team of nine youths from South Sudan and some LivingStone International University students helping us translate the One Tribe Peace project from English to Juba Arabic. They finished translations and have recorded around 20 episodes for the first phase. They will be finishing this month followed by editing. We will start working on the remaining 20 episodes after the scripts are sent to us. Join us in praying for God’s grace and favor as we try to make an impact on the lives of youths in the area.”

Source of Inspiration and Wisdom: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Thank you for praying for our outreach through our newest devotional series, Faith Matters, too! We are receiving positive feedback. The following comments really motivate us to keep working. ‘The videos have become a daily moment of reflection and are enriching me spiritually. The series is an important source of inspiration and wisdom; it completes my day. Thank you so much for sharing this message with us. When I watch and listen to your message, I feel like God is talking to me.’ May the Lord continue to speak to Filipinos through this series.”

Transformation: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Our Movement Everywhere #11 is a fascinating story of a man who had a cruel heart, but God changed him overnight. He now spends his time doing good things for others, especially for orphans. Please pray that God will continue to bless and unite people from this series of video travel logs.”

Serving Internally Displaced Persons: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Another facet of our ministry is a partnership with missions serving internally displaced persons (IDPs). More than 1.6 million Ukrainians from Donbas and Crimea are registered as IDPs officially. This is a huge number for the country with the population of 45 million, more than one in every 30 people! Many churches are helping them by providing food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Meeting these people’s felt needs became a great vehicle for sharing the love of God and the Word of God with them. God opens their hearts, and several congregations of mostly new converts are growing. ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’ ”


Prayers & Praises

“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.” — Psalm 77:1 (NIV)

A Trip to China: GNPI prepared 30 flash drives with culturally appropriate resources, including The Global Gospel in Chinese, Unveiling the Mystery, and Source of Love for a Christian worker who will lead Project Nomad training in China next month. Please pray for the multiplication of disciples and for the safety of this Christian worker.

What’sApp in India: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Praise the Lord! Our ministry partner Sadhu is very focused in his outreach for Christ. Sadhu talks to Hindu people about timely subjects and points them to the words of Jesus as the Lord of lords. Things are going well as we record his short messages for What’s App, a popular app in India.”

A Great Adventure: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “A special treat was a meeting with the translation and editorial team of the Ukrainian science textbooks in the city of Rivne. A three-year long marathon is close to its completion. The last of twelve textbooks is in the final editing stage now, and the next to the last one is at the press already. It was a great adventure, and we can see how much these resources are needed! Please pray for God’s blessings on everyone involved in the project! Right now, we are exploring the possibility of joining the program of supplying all national libraries with these textbooks. This will require some specific efforts and paperwork, but we will do our best to make it happen! Please pray with us!”

A Vibrant Group: Timothy Jai Kumar of GNPI-Chennai, India, says, “In June, I had the privilege of training 15 delegates from a community service ministry in Varanasi, India. This ministry group brought delegates from four different regional offices in east India to be trained in media production. They were very enthusiastic and quick to learn the concepts and incorporate them in their projects. This group is vibrant; without a doubt they will complete great videos to be used for evangelism and discipleship to impact their community.”

A New Believer: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares the conversion testimony of a fifteen-year-old who talked to an evangelist and studied about Jesus with GNPI resources. The teenager said, “The Scripture teaches us to worship only God, but we, Buddhists, don’t realize what we are doing in Buddhism. When I learned about Jesus Christ as the true One who descended from heaven to the earth, I accepted Him as the true God and decided to be baptized in Christ. My heart is now at peace.”