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“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” — Psalm 145:18 (NIV)

Excellent Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished our month-long leadership training. We had 10 trainees, and it was excellent. The president of a Bible school attended the training and said these lessons should be taught among preachers. He plans to teach these lessons at his school, so students will become more effective in reaching others for Christ.”

Godly Inspiration: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Every week we publish two short Gospel messages, and we recently produced a popular music video. We were pleased with the response as the music video received 1,000 views online in one day! In addition, the recordings of Sadhu teaching continue to go well; pray for him to have godly inspiration for his vignettes.”

Varied Opportunities: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, says, “Praise the Lord for the varied opportunities we have to share the Gospel. Our team has been working on the Empowering the Church series, the Two As One Couples series on marriage, Humanitarian Leadership Academy projects, youth programs, and outreach programs. On July 13 and July 20, we will help with special events when churches unite to pray. The GNPI team will be covering the events and live streaming them on social media.”

Changed Lives: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord for His work in the life of this young lady. You can watch Jumm’s testimony with English subtitles by clicking here to find out how she changed from a rebellious, lost girl to a beautiful, talented young woman who freely shares her Christian faith through the elegant art of Thai dancing. Interestingly, after we released Jumm’s testimony, her story became known on YouTube. She received an invitation to go on tour in May with a Thai dancing troupe. They performed at eleven venues in eight countries throughout Europe. Jumm was also our program host several months ago when our team traveled to Laos for a story about a Christian deaf ministry. Click here to watch it.”

Training Media Professionals: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We provided video coverage of the third LivingStone International University (LIU) graduation last month. Mike Schrage, executive director of GNPI, commissioned these graduates to go and serve as mature and empowered Kingdom workers. LIU continues to train students in different specialities, but our team is thankful to partner with them in training the next generation of media professionals who are ethical, empowered, and employable in every sector of society.”

Prayers & Praises

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
— Matthew 24:14 (NLT)

A New Online Platform: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “A new online platform makes The Global Gospel (TGG) in Russian available. We were allowed to use the Everlasting Gospel translation for it. The translation ministry is excited about TGG! They posted it on their own website with the comment that it is the best visual presentation of the Gospel they know of so far. They provided links to GNPI and the Christian Center for Science and Apologetics sites as well. May the Lord be praised!”

Summer Camp: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord! We had an opportunity to join the Scripture Union camp in Nabumali. It was an uplifting three-day camp where young people were inspired by watching our videos. Secondary schools have reopened, which means more opportunities to show our videos and make an impact on the lives of young people throughout the region.”

Moving Forward: The Farsi serialization of The Global Gospel is moving forward. Filming began last week with a female presenter. Pray this version will help many people in the Middle East to understand the love of Christ.

Intensive Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “The following testimony is from one of the men who came for our month long seminar at the Training Center. This visitor explains how much he is learning from God’s Word. He said, ‘I desire to spread the Good News of Christ, so I came to this training in evangelism. My friends and I discussed baptism, which is immersion in the water. I accepted it and decided to be baptized as mentioned in the Bible. I thank God for letting me come to this training school. I am 56 years old and have been in ministry for
36 years.’ ”

Train Up a Child: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord! Our team filmed a new program as part of the Biblical Extension Courses (BEC) in my home. A Bible teacher named Vanda was the speaker at this shoot. Vanda works with mothers and children in association with Compassion International. In her lesson, she emphasized the need to begin teaching our children Christian principles as early as possible. This video will soon be edited with English subtitles and uploaded to our YouTube channel where it can be accessed by Thai speakers around the world.”

 

Prayers & Praises

“For he is the living God and he endures forever . . .”  — Daniel 6:26 (NIV)

Satisfied: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “An evangelist who uses GNPI materials to share the Gospel brought back this encouraging testimony. ‘I am 70 years old and live in a Buddhist village. I knew nothing about Christianity or about Jesus. A group of evangelists came to my house and asked me if I wanted to hear about Jesus. They told me about Jesus in a way that I could understand. I was so happy. I wish I had heard about this years ago. Now I can rely on Jesus for my salvation. I am very satisfied.’ ”

Thirty New Books: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It is amazing how kind God has been to us. He’s provided guidance and power to carry on with our ministry despite various obstacles, including the war and the scattering of people. It’s hard for me to believe, but we have published thirty books since the war started, and several new ones are in the pipeline. Please pray these powerful tools will help spread the Truth of the Scriptures among unbelievers, strengthen the church’s confidence in the Truth, and equip God’s people to proclaim His Word effectively!”

A Special Team: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Thank you for your prayers. This past year as the administrative manager, I’ve learned some things about teamwork. Although I’m no expert, I’ve found that communication is number one. Availability is close behind. If possible, it is good to add some vulnerability, humility, and lots of love. Of course drenching it all in prayer is critical. When each member of the team is willing to contribute these things to the best of their ability, a tight working relationship is formed. My husband Tom knew this years ago. He would say, ‘Our team is special. They fit together well and can fill in the gaps when they need to.’ I’m beginning to understand what he meant.”

Meeting Together: Steven Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Our board of directors is meeting today. Please pray for them to have wisdom in guiding our ministry to accelerate global evangelism in the most effective ways.”

Like Father Like Son: Abi Flores of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are thankful to have David (the son of our regional director Gustavo Velázquez) with us in the office to work on his professional practices for his university studies. He will help GNPI for the next five months and is working on projects like The Global Gospel in sign language.”

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“. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” — Psalm 78:4 (NIV)

July Nomad Training: Please pray for wisdom and efficiency for our ministry partners in the Middle East as they finish the details for the Project Nomad training there in July. The goal is to invest in key leaders who are working to plant or grow 22 churches in Arab speaking nations.

Biblical Truth: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, says, “One of our current projects is a three-part teaching series about God’s creation, how we have corrupted it, and how God is planning to redeem His creation. Another project relates to youth in the southern part of India. We want to interview the young people to see what issues are troubling or pressuring them. We plan to end the series with biblical truth for them to consider.”

Words of Thanks:
Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “We are happy to pass on words of thanks for a Solar Kit from brother Tang. He is an evangelist, teacher, and missionary who is part of the Lisu tribal group near the northern border. He tells us this Solar Kit will be used in a children’s home and on evangelistic trips. This is one of many Solar Kits making their way into remote villages that have no electricity.”

A Good Combination: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia says, “We have been in the studio working on the God’s Scientists series and other audio projects as well as making adjustments to The Global Gospel. We have found that producing micro sermons with the Nomad Production Kit is a good combination. Please keep praying for our team, our families, and God’s guidance and protection in everything we do.”

Philippines Journey: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen writes, “We had two wonderful weeks of Nomad training, and the students seemed to really understand the materials. The first week of training was near Manila and the second leg of the Philippines journey was in the southern region of the country. Thank you for all the prayers and support.”

Prayers & Praises

“Never stop praying.” —1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT)

Bringing Awareness: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “For a few weeks, we hope to bring awareness to the delicate topic of the sexual abuse of children on our Say It Forward series. Our speaker, Ms. Glenda Resurreccion, talks about her experiences of pain and triumph. Her film finally came together revealing God’s purpose for her long journey.”

Addressing Real Issues: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, says, “Our team recently completed a series of short films for youth teaching them to conduct themselves in a proper manner based on 1 Timothy 4:12. Pray for God to use this series to connect with people and address the real issues affecting our society.”

Creating Impactful Content: Charlene Winfield of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, says, “We are currently working on our first short film that touches on God’s provision for His people. Another project is a teaching series encouraging people to get deeper into the Word. The third project is about pastors in rural areas which will create awareness of sound biblical teaching. Pray we can grow together as a team, create content that’s impactful and God-led, and see God working in our country and families.”

Preparing for Family Camp: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia says, “We are preparing for family camp this summer. Please pray for good weather, good health, and protection from the authorities. Pray for us to find more creative and like-minded Christian partners to work with in production and distribution as well.”

Learning and Growing: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “A couple teammates and I are taking part in an online media strategy lab. Please pray for us to have wisdom and to know the best ways to apply this training to our projects.”

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“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” — 2 Timothy 2:2 (NKJV)

Unifying Workers: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, “This week our second Project Nomad training takes place in the southern part of the Philippines. Pray the Lord will use this training to unify Christian workers in the area.”

Life Club Morning Show: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The Lord keeps providing new opportunities for the ministry within our current conditions. We have started a new partnership with the Life Club Morning Show on Channel 5 television. The program is broadcast nationally and then made available online. The episode on the historical veracity of the Resurrection of Jesus received more than 38,500 views! The Lord gave us a commandment in Matthew 10:27,What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.’ Praise His name for technologies that provide the opportunity to carry out this commandment effectively!”

The Father’s Love: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, says, “We are currently working on a project called The Father’s Love. The script was written by one of our team members about the universal truth of the true love of God shown in Jesus. It’s a powerful script to use as a hook to get people to talk about meaning of the whole Message.”

Marriage Enrichment: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on a video series about marriage with Pecos and Lynda Inchaustegui. We have wanted to do this project for a long time. Please pray it will encourage and inspire many families with practical help.”

Gaining Momentum: GNPI and several partners are releasing the first two of 20 video stories on an app in Indonesia. The goal is to identify Muslim parents who are seekers and then lead them to become disciples, along with their children. Please lift up our ministry partners as they work together trusting God to overcome health challenges, give discernment for relating to young families, and provide the needed funds.

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“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

New Angle Media Momentum: Work on the New Angle Media Project is progressing. Pray for the animation team to work efficiently and creatively on the remaining 19 stories. Pray for the app team as they improve the user interface and app navigation, as well as the data collection components. Pray this project will please God and produce great fruit!

Why: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The Why project was released. It’s a three-minute video about sexual purity and is also available on WhatsApp. We are receiving a lot of encouraging feedback on social media. This video will be included on our Solar Kits going forward.”

New School: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my health condition. I am practically back to normal and even enjoying teaching invitations if they don’t require a long periods of time or long travel distances.The most exciting news we heard recently was from a group of students in Moldova who completed our training have now started a missionary school in their own country. Praise the Lord! Please pray with us for the school’s development, growth, and expansion for the greater glory of the Kingdom!

One Hundred Episodes: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord with us! Over the last five months we have produced 100 episodes of Faith Matters, too! These three minute devotions are aimed at helping busy, young professionals to start, or end, their day with some much needed quiet time. Topics range from the importance of personal reflection, family relationships, conflict, camaraderie, the importance of Sabbath rest, and more. Click here to learn more about this series.”

Punjabi Update: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have been encouraged by the responses to our nationally televised Easter broadcast. Now as people receive their requested copies of The Global Gospel (TGG), we pray the programs will speak to them about the life of Christ. We are also updating TGG in Punjabi for future distribution.”

Prayers & Praises

“But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” — Luke 5:16 (NIV)

Good Responses: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Praise the Lord! Our 2017 Easter program showed three times on national television resulting in 500 calls from 20 states. Our staff appreciates the good responses and opportunities to pray with people, mostly non- Christians, in our follow-up.”

Training Others: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia forwarded this testimony from a coworker, “I have always desired to spread the Good News of Christ. Your method of sharing the Gospel helped me and others to understand more about Jesus and how much Jesus wants to reach out to the people. I never connected the teachings of Gautama and Jesus. Jesus overcame death. That is a very special lesson for me to reach the unreached people in this culture. Now I use this method when I speak to non-Christians. No human being is free from sin. Therefore, everyone needs a helper to get away from sinful life. I have shared this Good News with more than 20 people. They accepted it, so I want to spread the Gospel even more.”

New Nomad Training: Please pray for Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen as he leads the Nomad training event at Dallas Christian College in Texas, this week and then leaves for two training events in the Philippines.

Ripple Effect: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Interactions with our former students is a great blessing. For the last couple of years we’ve given them reading and writing assignments as well as practical ones to share their faith with others. Then they have to share what have they learned and write a report evaluating their plans and expectations while comparing them with the outcome. What a joy to receive messages like this: ‘Thank you so much! Without your assignment I would not have dared to start doing this!’ Please pray with us for a ripple effect in the Kingdom!”

Empowering Others: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our team is working with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to create culturally relevant learning materials that other organizations can use to impact the communities where they serve. We are thankful for the opportunity to meet these needs and to translate resources into other indigenous languages to educate and empower.”

Prayers & Praises

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” — Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)

Praying for Permission: The Global Gospel (TGG) is currently available in 27 languages. Pray for us to be able to receive final permission from the United Bible Society to produce TGG in Creole and to find the right people to record the audio, so Christian workers in Haiti can use this ministry tool.

Investing in Leaders: GNPI is preparing to participate in a special media training event in the Middle East. Please pray that the investment in key leaders will help them to plant or grow 22 churches in Arab speaking nations.

Gospel Presentations: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise God for new opportunities to encourage believers. This week I am teaching about the Kingdom of God, specific topics for church leaders, and techniques for presenting the true and living God to others.”

New Training: Timothy Jai Kumar of Chennai, India, will provide Project Nomad training for 20 members of a ministry in northern India from May 12-16. Please pray God will use this training to multiply ministry in this region.

Sharing in Schools: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Pray for us as we go into local schools to share our short films. These films address the subjects of drug addiction, eating disorders, and the dangers of social media.”

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“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” — 1 John 5:14 (NIV)

Welcome to the Family: GNPI is pleased to welcome our new International Director Mark Johnson. The International Director plays a key role in equipping our global teams with vision, insights, strategies, and professional expertise that allows them to create effective, culturally relevant media for the communities they serve. Thank you for praying with us for a person to fill this position, and please pray for Mark and his wife Lynette during their transition to Joplin.

Does God Exist?: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We are developing new resources, including a book and a training seminar entitled Does God Exist? Our goal is to equip believers to demolish atheistic worldview strongholds in this postcommunist part of the world. Please pray with us for this project and for complete healing of my kidney problem.”

Signs of Inspiration: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We finished the second Del Dicho Al Hecho (From Words to Deeds) video series. It’s goal is to encourage faith in action and made possible by our partner for deaf people With My Hands. The series is inspiring people. Now we are working to complete The Global Gospel in sign language. Please pray it will help many to know Jesus.”

Worship Song: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, writes, “This is our first original song on video. We call it Yeshu. One of our team members wrote and composed the song in Burmese, and the other team members translated it into English, Tamil, and Hindi. The music is original and also done by our team members. We did not hire any professionals to do this project, instead, we took it as a challenge to do on our own. It is been well received by all who have watched it.”

Praying for Vision: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “We get lots of comments from viewers who have been encouraged by our online devotional series Faith Matters, too! It is a blessing to have some of them invest in the ministry in practical ways. We have also been getting comments from cult members who just like to provoke arguments. Pray that as they watch, their eyes would be opened too.”

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