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A Favorite Highlight: Winter 2016 Prayer Report

(This “Highlights of the Year” blog was originally posted on November 25, 2016. It is a blessing to reflect on the ways God has worked through the GNPI network to share the Gospel around the world.)


Join us as we praise God for our ministry partners and for His answers to our prayers 
season after season.

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”— Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

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Americas

Sharing the Gospel in Sign Language: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “Pablo and I travelled to the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, along the border of Brownsville, Texas, to begin production on three projects with the cooperation of With My Hands ministry led by Jesus and Michelle Zuniga. God is using this couple to give hope in Christ and a better way of life to the deaf people in Matamoros. We started with recordings of 15 lessons from The Global Gospel in sign language. It is impressive to see how excited the deaf people were to participate in this project. One of them told us she was very happy because she wants to help other deaf people to know God’s love through these videos.”

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Moved to Action: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We finished a new video about a ministry partner in Nicaragua who works with women who have survived human trafficking. It is an inspirational video to motivate action in service to our God, and it is the first video in our new series From Words to Deeds.

Africa

National Security: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Praise the Lord! The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and the Kenya Faith-Based Media Group, which is comprised of 42 broadcasters nationwide, had three successful live broadcasts from our studio during the month of September. We had a panel of reputable leaders in the government and clergy, as well as other faiths, speak about issues dealing with security of the nation from a faith-based perspective. An article about the broadcasts was published in one of the leading newspapers in the country.”

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Fifty Decisions for Christ: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Thank you for sending the two Solar Kits and spare pieces of equipment we requested. We tested them, and the new speakers are very good. These will greatly improve our efforts in the field where evangelists report at least 50 people have accepted Christ in the last two months.”

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Asia

Understanding the Gospel Clearly: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares the testimony of a man who was helped by GNPI resources. The villager said, “I am thirty-nine years old. I am a Buddhist. I regarded Christianity as a false religion until this evangelist visited our village and shared about the true and living God. After I heard the Message from this evangelist, I realized what I have heard about Christianity was totally wrong. I came to understand clearly that the only true God is Jesus Christ, and Jesus gave His own life in order to pay for our sins and rose again.”

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Producing New Lessons: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “We are excited to release our latest Say It Forward lessons. In this new episode Dr. Joanne Gallardo continues her amazing love story. Pray these lessons will greatly impact godly relationships in our culture.”

Improving Distribution: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, says, “Pray we know how to distribute all of the wonderful materials our team has created. They are available on a YouTube page. We may try a Facebook page. Pray for me as I readjust to life in Thailand. Thank you for your prayers.”

Europe

A joyful retreat: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We took a trip and held a retreat with a couple of displaced families. We visited other displaced families on our way sharing books, clothing, love, comfort, hope, and encouragement. Please pray with us for those in Ukraine who left their homes, as well as for the end of the war and restored justice! Pray for us as we share the Message of the Lord’s ultimate justice! We believe the Lord will use every situation for His glory. We just have to keep listening to Him with faith and patience.”

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India

A Passion for Evangelism: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our staff has been busy recording a sermon series from a preacher who is working in the small house churches of Jabalpur villages with nearly 1,400 people. He has a passion for evangelism and requested our help. We have also been working on a cable TV program with several other preachers. Pray that God will use these messages to strengthen believers to share the Truth with others.”

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Creativity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We are busy working on assembling about 40 Solar Kits. Please pray for our staff to have creativity for all our projects.”

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Project Nomad Updates

Last Piece of the Puzzle: Praise the Lord! Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen reports that 24 Christian workers participated in the regional training in Togo. Kpowbie Daniel, a ministry partner from Community Health Education and organizer of the event said, “I think this training is going to bring a tremendous change in the way we have been working for the Lord. I think everyone was waiting for this. It was like the last piece of the puzzle.”

 

Home from Hong Kong: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen provided a regional training in Hong Kong this fall. Please pray for the Lord to help these Christian workers to communicate clearly and to multiply their efforts to share the Gospel as they use what they learned.

Overall Ministry

International Director: Please join us in praying that God would send the right person to serve as our international director and work closely with our growing network of regional centers and Project Nomad teams.

Communicating Well: A Christian worker in South Sudan writes, “I lead a team of 10 adults working to plant churches among the unreached Laarim people of South Sudan. This is a relatively small people group of approximately 11,000. Currently, there are only a handful of Laarim believers, most of whom live elsewhere, and no churches. We use the Solar Kit with adults and children. It communicates well with our Laarim audience. Thanks for your support in spreading the Gospel in South Sudan!”

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Remote Access: Bob and Pam Hudson of Mexico Medical Missions write, “We work with a mission hospital in the Sierra Madres of Mexico. Last year, we met two GNPI team members. While we were talking about our ministry in very remote villages to the Tarahumara Indians, the GNPI staff offered to give us the Solar Kit they had with them. We took it with us and gave it to a missionary friend who lives in a village off the main road two hours by car (traveling at a speed of about 8 mph) and then another two hours on foot. Obviously, there is no electricity or any other kind of convenience. This friend loves the Solar Kit and is able to tell Bible stories like never before. Thank you so much for you help.”

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The GNPI App: Praise the Lord for new resources to help believers tell the Gospel story effectively! Download The GNPI App to see how the Good News is shared throughout the world. It is available from The Apple Store or Google Play Store.

The Global Gospel Update: We praise the Lord for the 26 completed language versions of The Global Gospel, which can be viewed online. There are 11 additional versions in progress. We recently divided the 88 stories into 107, so some of the longer segments could be more easily adapted for various applications on mobile devices. To date, more than 16,000 people have completed plans and tracks incorporating the videos from The Global Gospel on their favorite app.

 

Prayers & Praises

“. . . let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the Lord . . .”  — Isaiah 42:11-12 (NIV)

New Devotional Series: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes,We give thanks for the host of our new devotional series and for the finished episodes for Faith Matters, too! Please pray God will use this online series for His glory as we launch it on December 19.”

Encouragement and Biblical Teaching: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have made 1,000 copies of our Christmas programs from the previous five years, which were broadcast on national TV. Preachers all over India will be receiving this DVD to view the programs in house groups, churches, and local cable channels in their regions. We plan to track how many people download the videos as well. Pray for us as we offer encouragement and biblical teaching to churches all over India!”

Safety and Fruitfulness: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Ask the Lord to guide our two campuses. Pray for interaction that provides both safety and fruitfulness. In addition, pray for the efficient rescheduling of commitments due to my health concerns.”

Developing Relationships: Bob Gurwell of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Please keep various places, such as Mexico City; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Managua, Nicaragua, in your prayers as we develop informal relationships with groups interested in perfecting skills and making disciples with media.”

Effective Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Pray that we can offer effective training, supervised by 14 teachers, in each of the areas around our country. It is so important for SE Asia to learn to worship the one true God.”

Prayers & Praises

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). — Matthew 1:23 (NIV)

This Great Opportunity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our Christmas program this year is 24 minutes long with two music videos and a message. The program will be broadcast on Sony TV, one of the top TV channels in India, to over 40 million viewers on the morning of December 24. This program is also going to be made in Punjabi and will be broadcast on Punjabi National TV in India. Please pray for this great opportunity in our country where we can freely share the Gospel to masses without any restriction. We look forward to helping people to understand the true meaning of Christmas and to know Christ through our follow-up with those who contact us.”

Introducing People to Christ: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Thank you for your unceasing prayers and help. During my time in America, I have had opportunities to teach believers from SE Asia how to introduce people to Christ and had a chance to share with some unbelievers. These unbelievers told me they have never heard about these teachings of Jesus.”

Church Planting: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our outreach to the Endorois people, a neglected people group in western Kenya, has been good so far, but the work is just beginning. Our ultimate goal is to help establish at least one church in the community. We have built rapport with the locals and started talking with them about securing a small piece of land to build a church. We work with two pastors. Our next action is to spend a week teaching about Jesus using The Global Gospel in Swahili with our Solar Kit.”

A Productive Year: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen reports that training has been completed in 10 locations this year. GNPI trained 137 people in 2016, including those who received advanced training, to create programs to share the Good News with the maximum impact on their communities.”

National Book Fair Presentations: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Praise the Lord! By the end of the year we will have eight out of 12 science textbooks published in Ukrainian. Six of them were presented at the national book fair as we keep working to impact the post-communist education system.”

Prayers & Praises

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13 (NIV)

National Television Broadcast: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We are preparing for our Christmas production. It is encouraging to reflect on how the Lord blessed our Easter broadcast on national television last spring. There were 40 million viewers, and then network showed the program three more times. We had 600 people, mostly Hindus, contact us from all over India. We sent out 56 customized sets of DVDs to the callers based on their needs for Bible teaching, music videos, children’s programs, resources to build relationships, or testimonies.”

Fabulous Feedback: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “This year we worked alongside seven local evangelists to present the Gospel to over 8,000 people. Approximately 100 people gave their lives to Christ, according to feedback from the field reports. We pray for more outreach opportunities with students who are on holiday break this month.”

Changed Lives in Thailand: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord for the ways He changes lives. Our team has recorded the testimony of a lady who attempted suicide three times in her troubled youth. Now she loves God’s Word and ministers to others alongside her husband. She also has a business that allows her to employ and encourage disadvantaged people.”

Urban Jungle: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, ”We are partnering with some young Christian guys to initiate a podcast channel called the Urban Jungle to create on-demand Christian content. This will add to our social media strategy and online audience reach. We recorded a spoken word series this week.”

Studio Completion: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “We are thankful that our studio is almost finished! The workers are hanging the last batch of foam on the walls. Then they will be painting the floor and installing air conditioning. We should be able to tape our next batch of Faith Matters programs on December 6.”

Prayers & Praises

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.” — Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV)

Making Preparations: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, reports, “Our team is preparing to go and present the Gospel to a village where only one of the 80 families claims to follow Christ. Our goals at the office include producing 12 Biblical Extension Courses (BEC) in Thai, six Movement Everywhere programs, and six Changed programs in the next year.”

Successful Completion: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen writes, “Praise the Lord! Despite the typhoon and other issues, our training went well in Hong Kong, with the students understanding the process of creating videos and developing strategic planning options for their projects. Fourteen students successfully completed the class.”

Training Leaders: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We started a new project in partnership with Vision International University. It includes creating a video recording of training courses for Christian leaders from remote and restricted areas who are not able to attend our regular training lessons. Practical Christian Ethics was the first course we recorded. Please keep this project in your prayers.”

From Words to Deeds: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “Our new series, From Words to Deeds, includes 10 short videos about Christian people with some profession, office, or ministry of service to others. Our objectives are to inspire the audience through these testimonies and to present the Gospel in practical ways.”

Pray for a Movement: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We are finalizing the updated version of The Global Gospel in Burmese, the audio for a worship album in Rawang, and the video editing of a traditional worship album. Join us in prayer that God will start a movement in our country and surrounding countries to follow Christ.”

Winter 2016 Prayer Report


Join us as we praise God for our ministry partners and for His answers to our prayers 
season after season.

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”— Psalm 62:8 (NIV)

img_3885

Americas

Sharing the Gospel in Sign Language: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “Pablo and I travelled to the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, along the border of Brownsville, Texas, to begin production on three projects with the cooperation of With My Hands ministry led by Jesus and Michelle Zuniga. God is using this couple to give hope in Christ and a better way of life to the deaf people in Matamoros. We started with recordings of 15 lessons from The Global Gospel in sign language. It is impressive to see how excited the deaf people were to participate in this project. One of them told us she was very happy because she wants to help other deaf people to know God’s love through these videos.”

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Moved to Action: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We finished a new video about a ministry partner in Nicaragua who works with women who have survived human trafficking. It is an inspirational video to motivate action in service to our God, and it is the first video in our new series From Words to Deeds.

Africa

National Security: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Praise the Lord! The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and the Kenya Faith-Based Media Group, which is comprised of 42 broadcasters nationwide, had three successful live broadcasts from our studio during the month of September. We had a panel of reputable leaders in the government and clergy, as well as other faiths, speak about issues dealing with security of the nation from a faith-based perspective. An article about the broadcasts was published in one of the leading newspapers in the country.”

partnership

Fifty Decisions for Christ: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Thank you for sending the two Solar Kits and spare pieces of equipment we requested. We tested them, and the new speakers are very good. These will greatly improve our efforts in the field where evangelists report at least 50 people have accepted Christ in the last two months.”

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Asia

Understanding the Gospel Clearly: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares the testimony of a man who was helped by GNPI resources. The villager said, “I am thirty-nine years old. I am a Buddhist. I regarded Christianity as a false religion until this evangelist visited our village and shared about the true and living God. After I heard the Message from this evangelist, I realized what I have heard about Christianity was totally wrong. I came to understand clearly that the only true God is Jesus Christ, and Jesus gave His own life in order to pay for our sins and rose again.”

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Producing New Lessons: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “We are excited to release our latest Say It Forward lessons. In this new episode Dr. Joanne Gallardo continues her amazing love story. Pray these lessons will greatly impact godly relationships in our culture.”

Improving Distribution: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, says, “Pray we know how to distribute all of the wonderful materials our team has created. They are available on a YouTube page. We may try a Facebook page. Pray for me as I readjust to life in Thailand. Thank you for your prayers.”

Europe

A joyful retreat: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We took a trip and held a retreat with a couple of displaced families. We visited other displaced families on our way sharing books, clothing, love, comfort, hope, and encouragement. Please pray with us for those in Ukraine who left their homes, as well as for the end of the war and restored justice! Pray for us as we share the Message of the Lord’s ultimate justice! We believe the Lord will use every situation for His glory. We just have to keep listening to Him with faith and patience.”

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India

A Passion for Evangelism: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our staff has been busy recording a sermon series from a preacher who is working in the small house churches of Jabalpur villages with nearly 1,400 people. He has a passion for evangelism and requested our help. We have also been working on a cable TV program with several other preachers. Pray that God will use these messages to strengthen believers to share the Truth with others.”

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Creativity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We are busy working on assembling about 40 Solar Kits. Please pray for our staff to have creativity for all our projects.”

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Project Nomad Updates

Last Piece of the Puzzle: Praise the Lord! Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen reports that 24 Christian workers participated in the regional training in Togo. Kpowbie Daniel, a ministry partner from Community Health Education and organizer of the event said, “I think this training is going to bring a tremendous change in the way we have been working for the Lord. I think everyone was waiting for this. It was like the last piece of the puzzle.”

 

Home from Hong Kong: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen provided a regional training in Hong Kong this fall. Please pray for the Lord to help these Christian workers to communicate clearly and to multiply their efforts to share the Gospel as they use what they learned.

Overall Ministry

International Director: Please join us in praying that God would send the right person to serve as our international director and work closely with our growing network of regional centers and Project Nomad teams.

Communicating Well: A Christian worker in South Sudan writes, “I lead a team of 10 adults working to plant churches among the unreached Laarim people of South Sudan. This is a relatively small people group of approximately 11,000. Currently, there are only a handful of Laarim believers, most of whom live elsewhere, and no churches. We use the Solar Kit with adults and children. It communicates well with our Laarim audience. Thanks for your support in spreading the Gospel in South Sudan!”

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Remote Access: Bob and Pam Hudson of Mexico Medical Missions write, “We work with a mission hospital in the Sierra Madres of Mexico. Last year, we met two GNPI team members. While we were talking about our ministry in very remote villages to the Tarahumara Indians, the GNPI staff offered to give us the Solar Kit they had with them. We took it with us and gave it to a missionary friend who lives in a village off the main road two hours by car (traveling at a speed of about 8 mph) and then another two hours on foot. Obviously, there is no electricity or any other kind of convenience. This friend loves the Solar Kit and is able to tell Bible stories like never before. Thank you so much for you help.”

solarkitpage

 

The GNPI App: Praise the Lord for new resources to help believers tell the Gospel story effectively! Download The GNPI App to see how the Good News is shared throughout the world. It is available from The Apple Store or Google Play Store.

The Global Gospel Update: We praise the Lord for the 27 completed language versions of The Global Gospel, which can be viewed online. There are 10 additional versions in progress. We recently divided the 88 stories into 107, so some of the longer segments could be more easily adapted for various applications on mobile devices. To date, nearly 17,500 people have completed plans and tracks incorporating the videos from The Global Gospel on their favorite app.

Prayers & Praises

“May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you”. — Psalm 67:3 (NIV)

Great Joy and Privilege: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “I am just one voice of the ministry. I share the fruit of a wonderful cohort of workers and volunteers, who develop resources, produce media, provide technical support, monitor social networks, and provide various kinds of help and services. Some of them are scattered as displaced persons in the cities and villages of Central and Western Ukraine. Some stay under the radar in the occupied territories. Some even emigrate, yet we are one family. Please join me in my praise as the Lord has blessed us abundantly. We praise Him for this great joy and privilege!”

Publicizing The Shadow of Flowers: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “We are pleased to announce the release of our newest short film! It’s the story of two families dealing with eating disorders and how their paths intersect. Forty area pastors and church leaders are using it in their churches. Our office is preparing copies of this film to take to schools in an effort to help young people with these issues. We have also visited some local television stations to publicize the short film. Our team experienced some serious setbacks in completing this project, but we praise the Lord for helping us to overcome them.”

Passion and Dedication: Tom Nutt, director of operations, says, “I thank the Lord for the chance to attend the GNPI-Manila, Philippines, retreat. The best part was hearing all of the life stories of the staff and board members. They are an amazing team, especially when you hear where they came from in the past and see their commitment to GNPI for the future. I wish that all of our supporters could hear and see their passion and dedication.”

Listen, Learn, and Live: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The team is doing well. Thanks for your continual support and prayers. We completed 240 audio stories from the Listen, Learn, and Live series originally produced by Global Recording Network. Our team is currently editing the project in the Karamojong langauge.”

A Clear Message:
Pongdang of GNPI-SE Asia said one of their team members shared the Gospel using GNPI resources in a village and heard this testimony, “I’ve been a Christian from childhood. However, I didn’t know much about God. When I got married, I promised my husband and his family that I would be a Buddhist. Yet when I came to understand more about God, I could not forsake Jesus Christ. Now my teenage daughter has become a believer in Jesus Christ. When we professed our faith as Christians, my mother-in-law and my husband got angry with us. I was afraid my daughter might lose her faith. By the grace of God, we heard a clear Message from this teacher. The two of us will not abandon our faith regardless of the difficulties we may face.”

 

Prayers & Praises

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

The Wonderful Privilege: Pongdang of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Our team member visited a village and had the wonderful privilege of sharing the Gospel and showing the visual life of Christ to the people. One man said, ‘In our village, there are no Christians, and this is the first time I have heard about Jesus Christ. When the teacher taught us with the help of pictures and charts, I could easily understand his teaching. I could see that our way of worship is wrong, and the only God all nations must worship is the true and living God.’ ”

Healing and Hope: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “Pray the Lord will work through the first video in our Words to Deeds series to bring healing and hope as we highlight the Rahab House. This ministry in Nicaragua works with young ladies who have been abused physically, psychologically, and sexually. Many of them were victims of human trafficking. They offer a comprehensive plan to help them restore their lives both psychologically and spiritually. The Rahab House also works with the families of the girls, so they can support their daughters and form strong families in society.”

Inspiring Testimonies: Angela Morse of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “We serve an awesome God! Our team members traveled to a northern region to record the testimony of Pastor Mao. The Lord helped this pastor survive a dangerous brain tumor and gave him an effective ministry among the hill tribesmen.”

Impacting Education: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The greatest news of the month is: half of our 12 science textbooks in Ukrainian are published already, and they were officially presented at the national book fair! We continue to impact the post-communist education system by presenting a biblical view of creation! May the Lord be praised.”

Better Than Expected: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manilla, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord! The Faith Matters series taping went better than expected. We recorded 20 episodes of three minute videos. The speaker was so sincere and effective. He covered one topic for each week. A few of the topics were about Christmas, the New Year, and starting over.”

Prayers & Praises

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Resources for Refugees: Bob Nunnally of the GNPI Joplin office writes, “I took a trip to South Sudan with a group from College Heights Christian Church (CHCC). We had 20 students from refugee camps or other unstable regions join us in Nimule for leadership training. The training was sponsored by CHCC and was in cooperation with Messiah Theological Institute in Mbale. I delivered a Solar Kit to the African ministry team leader, and he showed GNPI programs to the students and led discussions. Several of the students had smart phones, and I showed them how to access Christian content on the Outernet included with the Solar Kit.”

Broken, Made Whole: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Mr. Caloy Dino shares his insights about what to do when you realize you’ve made some wrong decisions in the Broken, Made Whole episode of our Say It Forward series. We encourage people to watch, learn, and say it forward with these biblical principles!”

Young Visitors: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We hosted two groups of students from local schools, a group of fifth graders and then college students. Both groups participated in our live radio program, Resplandece (Shine). At the end of the programs, we gave the students some of our materials and explained the purpose of our regional center and overall ministry. They were very happy to be with us and were impressed by the ways we are sharing God’s Word.”

A Thanksgiving Message: Pongdang of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We are working to produce a Thanksgiving DVD. The DVD includes a special message, praise music, and a dance performance by some local Christian youth.

Blessings and Opportunities for Evangelism: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Praise the Lord for recent blessings and opportunities for evangelism. We made a presentation at the national conference in Jinja and displayed our projects for those in attendance. We also contacted the Jinja Church and the Source Cafe leadership to request their help in distributing our materials.”

Prayers & Praises

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” — Romans 15:5 (NIV)

Decisions for Christ: Pongdang of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Recently our team member Aung Shine shared the Gospel in some unreached villages, and we saw the wonderful work of God. Many people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. One former Buddhist said, ‘This young teacher visited our village and talked about Jesus Christ. I realized that I was following false gods! The only One who can save me is Jesus Christ alone. I have decided that I will worship Jesus Christ.’ ”

A Strong Connection: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The celebration and commencement at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary was a special blessing for us last month. I appreciate that the needs of the Church are the seminary’s top priority. These ministry partners are usually the first to incorporate our training courses into their curriculum! It was true of our recent courses on Practical Christian Ethics and The Bible and Politics. They have already scheduled the Biblical Anthropology course we are developing for this academic year. It provides a strong connection between nature and the purpose of humans with the biblical account of man’s origin. Please pray for this new course and for the servants of the Lord who are sharing what they have learned with others!”

Videos for Village Churches: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We sent the final sermon videos to an evangelist working among house churches in the Jabalpur villages. This preacher is using the recorded messages with about 1,400 people, and he is very thankful. We are also completing the assembly of 40 new Solar Kits. One pastor took a couple of the Solar Kits for his ministry in Nepal.”

Presenting Jesus: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “I’m thankful for this energetic group of coworkers who are capturing stories of faith, courage, love, and hope to present Jesus to the people of Thailand.”

Motivated: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The Mbale team is motivated and working hard towards meeting our goals for this year. The Marriage Series is being released. The team is also finalizing projects with LivingStone International University (LIU) and other ministries. Part of our strategy for this year was to convert a few projects to sign language, and we met a lady who is willing to help us start with the short stories. Please remember us in your prayers, so we can accomplish God’s will in Uganda.”

 

 

 

 

 

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