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Prayers & Praises

“O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me.”  — Matthew 26:39 (NKJV)

An Influential Opportunity: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, and his team are working on the next Resurrection Day broadcast with a message from Ajai Lall and worship songs. It’s an influential opportunity. They expect the program to air on three different stations to an audience of 40 million, and they plan to follow-up with viewers who call with questions. Pray for God to be glorified by this program and for it to grow the faith of many new disciples.

Full of Peace: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Recently six people accepted Christ as the true God and their Savior. They said, ‘We never heard about Christ, and we never realized we should search for the true God. Now we know Him. After being baptized, our hearts are full of peace and our heavy feelings disappeared.’ Praise the Lord for working through our GNPI resources to help more people know the truth.”

Tremendous Inspiration: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “I am sharing how tremendously inspired I was by the International Meeting in India earlier this year with my teammates. The things I learned are already coming alive in our day-to-day production work. Such fantastically productive meetings are hard to underestimate.”

One Hundredth Episode: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord for helping us to complete the 100th episode of Faith Matters, too! last month. The scriptwriter has received lots of good feedback from individuals, churches, and colleges, including the head of the Asia Theological Seminary.”

Distribution Opportunities: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, says there are some good opportunities to distribute resources. He says, “After visiting the Namwela Community Church to minister to youth through our short films, a member of our staff traveled to the Mityana Church of Christ and recorded the experiences of the people as they watched films on a Solar Kit. We are also making progress in our efforts to reach secondary school youth in secondary schools around Eastern Uganda. We plan to join with our ministry partners in the Scripture Union team on different school visits this month.”

Prayers & Praises

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” — Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)

A Living Example: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, writes, “Six years ago while showing Christian films at Tiling’wa village in East Pokot district, Mudang, a cattle rustler, happened to be among the viewers. The Lord used the film to change Mudang, and this was a turning point in his life. We prayed for him and led him to Christ Jesus. He was baptized and became a regular member of a local church. Since then Mudang has been instrumental in helping us with evangelism in the whole region of East Pokot. We have seen Mudang grow from a terrorist to a humble, caring, and loving disciple of Jesus Christ. He is now a living example to many Pokots. Praise Jesus!”

Working Hard: Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Praise the Lord! We are working hard on a few projects simultaneously! Our team is recording the Creation Moments audio series. We are producing the God’s Scientists series as well as the Why God? series with stock footage. We planned out music videos, wrote drafts for the scripts, and are now recording the music at the studio. While preparing for a music video, we decided to shoot a testimony of the featured artist. Den, the singer, had a long and hard walk before becoming a follower of Christ and a worship leader at a local church.”

Working Together: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, “Praise the Lord! The office is running well with the team working together towards our mission. Now that the Marriage for Life is finally complete, we are developing DVDs and loading the content onto Solar Kits for distribution. We are excited by inquiries from people who have been following the project updates on Facebook. We are also working in partnership with Livingstone International University students to develop a film project on HIV/AIDS.”

Vision Night: Thank you for praying with us for our Vision Night events in Joplin, Indianapolis, and Phoenix. In total, 351 people attended and generously gave $78,751 to further accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Quiet Times: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Our Faith Matters, too! episodes are three-minute devotionals designed to bring the Word of God straight to mobile phones for busy commutes or end of the day reflections, creating opportunities for the quiet times people so desperately need. Topics range from the importance of personal reflection, family relationships, conflict, camaraderie, and the importance of Sabbath rest. Please pray that the Lord will use these programs to give hope and wisdom to Filipinos.”

Prayers & Praises

“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” — Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

Redefining the Church: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Redefining the Church is a teaching series we started this year which covers various topics. We’ve already completed 13 lessons on biblical marriage. One of the programs is Life Outside the Garden. Please pray this series will encourage many families in a practical way.”

Exciting Progress: Habacuc Diaz of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, says, “I’m excited about what God is doing. We are investing our time in worship music for churches by working with local artists. We also produce micro documentaries on social issues to assist organizations who are helping homeless people in our city. In addition, we create resources to help teach the Bible in area congregations.”

Updating Schedules: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Praise the Lord! After the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary discovered that our new course on Biblical Foundations for Anthropology is ready, they changed their schedule to teach it this semester instead of waiting until fall. The faculty wanted to make sure the students who are leaving the school this year won’t miss it.”

Touching Hearts: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, recently received this message. “I stumbled upon your Faith Matters, too! video here on Facebook. I was touched and blessed by your video regarding guilty pleasures. I needed to hear and to know this, so thank you for your clear message from God’s Word.”

Living for Jesus: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia shares a testimony from an evangelist who used GNPI materials to explain the Gospel. A woman from a village writes, “My husband and I learned about the true and living God. After listening to a teacher who visited our village, I realized that abandoning Jesus when I got married was wrong. The true God must be the one worthy of worship by all human beings. I realized that Jesus Christ is uncomparable with other gods. I repented from the wrong way I have been living as a Buddhist. I decided to be baptized and to follow Jesus until the last breath of my life. I am full of happiness and peace. All my children are different as well. They do not want to worship idols as others do.”

Prayers & Praises

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” — Mark 14:38 (NIV)

A Dynamic and Entertaining Program: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are very excited about the new live radio show, Las 7 con Pepe (The Seven with Pepe). This program is broadcast every Friday at 7 p.m. for one hour. Pepe Corche is the main announcer, and he is a student from the local Bible college. The program each week revolves around the number seven and includes the comments of the audience during the week. Listeners wrote to us from several states in Mexico and from countries like Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Honduras. We are grateful to God because we have more contact with the audience. They share their spiritual needs, and we pray for those needs.”

New Disciples: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “One of the evangelists who partners with us and uses our media sent me a report of several people who accepted Christ as the true and living God and their Savior and were baptized. We praise God.”

Woman of Worth: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “It’s women’s month! We are celebrating women with a new series of talks on Woman of Worth. Our speaker, Hazel Paras, writes for magazines and has her own blog. She also loves sports, dancing, acting, and has a collection of the best makeup and dresses that would make any lady’s heart go pitter-patter! Hazel lives a purposeful, meaningful life, and is equally happy and content in simple jeans and a t-shirt. She shares her journeys: the questions she had as a teen, the perks she enjoyed as a writer for a glossy magazine, and the lessons she learned from her own father. We proudly present, Hazel Paras, who is truly a Woman of Worth.”

From Seed to Fruit: Jacob Sanchez, a Christian worker in Nicaragua reports, “One year ago, GNPI planted a seed. We didn’t have any idea how to start, but we took those ideas from the gathering and used them in our churches. Now we have a special place in our church for an audio visual room. Thank you for the equipment you sent us. We have been using it. We plan to do more projects in Nicaragua and to train others. You encouraged us to start. You will see in the course of this year our productions of music, documentaries, and movies.”

A Great Opportunity: Sergei Golvin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Our visit at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary was a blessed period of teaching, preaching, and fellowship with students and faculty. The most exciting event was a round table discussion, where students were free to ask any questions about faith, personal experiences, or life issues. The time on campus was a great opportunity for mutual encouragement and growing in Jesus together! Please pray for these Christian workers from Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, and Belarus who are going to spread the Message in their regions through their ministries!”

Prayers & Praises

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” — Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

Answered Prayer in Progress: Twenty people representing seven countries (Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Chile) joined an online reunion led by International Consultant Bob Gurwell and DIrector of Operations Tom Nutt. It was a follow-up to last year’s meeting in Nicaragua. Tom thanked the group for what they are doing to serve the Lord. Executive Director Mike Schrage said, “We’ve prayed for open doors in Central and South America, and God is answering that prayer.”

I Am Samuel: Praise the Lord! This project is about the identity struggle of a young Indian Christian and has reached 500 views in the first week. The team recently received some advanced training from Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen and is also learning how to reach their target audience more effectively.

Challenging and Equipping: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We are resuming the online Reliable Foundations Apologetics Club after a two month break. It is amazing to see how some projects lead to unexpected outcomes. For instance, the online club is impacting our publishing work. Once a book print run is published no changes or revisions can be made until a new edition is released. However, all the books we wrote and published following our recent Reliable Foundations club seasons included the questions and clarifications discussed during the season, so we consider any new book as a somewhat “revised edition” already. Please pray with us for the effective use of these books to challenge skeptics and to equip God’s people to proclaim His Truth effectively!”

Expanding Outreach: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord! We counted all the episodes for Say It Forward; there are 68 episodes from 10 speakers. The highest number of shares is 95, and we think this could be due to the topic of the day. The earlier episodes are on YouTube. We have not finished uploading them on Facebook where we get a bigger number of views. We had over 700 views from Saudi Arabia for our episode on Dealing with Stress. This episode also had a very high viewership from males, 18-24 years old, which is different from our audience thus far of men and women over 45.”

Resurrection Project: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Our team is finalizing our resurrection project this month. We are also working to equip evangelists with our media resources about the true Buddha. Please pray the Lord will use it to multiply His disciples in our region.”

Prayers & Praises

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”
— 2 Corinthians 4:15 (NIV)

GNPI Praises and Prayer Requests for March 6, 2017

Vision Night Events: Please pray for our Vision Night events starting this week. Pray that the focus will be on the Lord and that He will encourage and inspire each person who attends in Joplin, Indianapolis, and Phoenix.

An Intense Process: Ministry partner Sergio Alvarado and his family are getting settled in the city of Querétaro, Mexico, for church planting and work with Project Nomad. Sergio says, “Our team is working hard to develop training materials that will be beneficial, informative, and effective for equipping church planters to transform their communities. At our last team meetings we listed around eighty topics which we believe are necessary for church planters to learn. Developing written materials, as well as recording and editing video so training can be done remotely, is an intense process!”

A Special Blessing: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “It was a special blessing for me to meet Dimitry Grischuk, from Donetsk, the war zone in eastern Ukraine. He runs a ministry to help people overcome the consequences of war. He has been reading my apologetics resources since he was a boy, and these materials helped shape his worldview. What a great encouragement! Now we are developing plans for partnership. Isn’t that amazing? Praise the Lord!”

Proclaiming God’s Goodness: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, says, “Praise the Lord for our newest program! Movement Everywhere, episode 10, is a production with Pastor Chai Rach who shares about his commitment to preaching the Word and service as a mediator in the court system for accident victims. He considers himself blessed to proclaim God’s goodness and to have a positive impact on society.”

Grateful and Privileged: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord for His wisdom and provision for us. God designed the family, and He is the One that puts us all together. This is true even for those who are not related to one another, yet whose hearts are bound by God’s love. I am grateful and privileged to be part of the GNPI family!”

Prayers & Praises

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” — 1 Peter 3:8 (NIV)

Stabilization: Pray for protection, peace, and stabilization for our Project Nomad-Kadiolo, Mali, team amid insecurity in Mali. One ministry partner reported several recent kidnappings of expatriates in Mali.

Active Involvement: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Praise the Lord! My recovery after four surgeries continues, and I am actively involved in teaching and training again. I’m teaching a Master’s level course for three groups of distance learning students and church leaders from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. It is a great joy to explore the role of apologetics in the biblical strategy of evangelism, importance of creation evangelism, historical veracity of the Scripture, and many other questions. One of their assignments was to go back to their homes and ministries and to share what they have learned. Please pray for these workers of the Lord!”

A Joyful Response: Timothy P., of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “A member of our team took one of our Solar Kits to a village and shared the Gospel. While the people were watching a video about the life of Christ, our coworker paused on certain sections and explained the story to them. The people responded with joy. They said this approach helped for them to understand the Bible and to convince their hearts of the Truth. They hadn’t understood through hearing or watching by themselves.”

The Karamojong Stories: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “This new 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. It has been a new language learning venture for our production team. Please pray this project will help many Ugandans to know the Lord for the first time or to know Him better.”

Sharing Truth Through Solar Kits: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “The Endorois people appreciate the chance to learn about Jesus. We visited this group of people a couple weeks ago and held a five day seminar. We showed The Global Gospel in Swahili on a Solar Kit and studied the Bible with them. Please pray for these new friends as they develop personal relationships with Christ.”

Prayers & Praises

“. . .  encourage one another and build each other up . . .” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

GNPI Praises and Prayer Requests for February 20, 2017

Two Souls Saved: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Do you remember the Changed program about Akkarin Puri, the guitar maker? He was a hardened criminal and gangster who was spending years in prison for his crimes. When he gave his life to Jesus Christ, his life changed dramatically. We recorded his testimony a few months ago and uploaded it to YouTube. Recently, Akkarin contacted us. He had shared the video on his Facebook page, and two people let him know they accepted Jesus as their Savior after watching the program. Click here to watch the 11-minute video with English subtitles.”

Handbook for Evangelism: Timothy P, of GNPI-SE Asia, received this message recently, “Thank you very much for producing the Handbook for Evangelism. I am serving the Lord as a church planter among Buddhists. Your book helps me to explain the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Please pray we can continue to create materials for evangelists in SE Asia.

Hope For Hindus: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our new series with Sadhu Nityanand is coming along well, and we gave Sadhu two Solar Kits to use in his ministry to remote villages. One of our first Project Nomad students is working with us on the series. Thirty-three messages have been recorded. Pray God will use this project to help many Hindus to know His love and purpose for their lives.”

Solar Kit Outreach: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are keeping track of the evangelists who use our Solar Kits to share the Gospel throughout our country. The kits are being used in 14 areas. Our goal is to help them to reach more people in eastern and northern Uganda by end of 2017.”

Interactive Radio Ministry: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Praise the Lord! We have increased our interactive radio ministry programs and engage with nearly 2,000 people per month.”


Prayers & Praises

“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.” — Job 12:13 (NIV)

Scattering God’s Word: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Over the past few days, I was asking the Lord if we were going the right way to reach people with our new series Faith Matters, too!. Then our host, Pastor Caloy, received some positive feedback. Several people contacted him to thank him for the inspirational messages which they are sharing with the young adults in their lives. I believe God is doing His share of the work by scattering His Word. Please pray that we can take our viewers deeper into the Word.”

God’s Face: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished a project called God’s Face in the Rawang language. This DVD was done in cooperation with some young people in the north. We made 1,500 copies. We produced another DVD with several ladies in the same region, and we plan to finish a Burmese traditional Gospel music DVD as well.”

Praying for Open Doors: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We are working on the promotion and distribution plans of the short film The Shadow of the Flowers. Pray that God will open doors in schools and other institutions to help people with anorexia and bulimia.”

Quite a Milestone: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “Presentation of the book In the Image and Likeness: Origin, Nature and Purpose of Man is quite a milestone for me. It’s the fruit of more than 20 years of studies in the Bible, apologetics, science, and logic. Praise the Lord!”

Specifically for Men: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “Our next project will be specifically for men. Ask God to use it to encourage men to be good leaders in their families and communities. We plan to give the project a name which means a gathering place for men in Swahili.”


Prayers & Praises

“. .  . He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.” — 2 Timothy 1:10 (NLT)

Mission Accomplished: A Christian worker who requested GNPI resources for a pastor’s conference writes that 500 flash drives were successfully distributed to 500 house church leaders in China. “We will never know the impact of these flash drives until we are in heaven. One thing I know, if just 10 percent of these leaders share the materials, there will be hundreds of thousands viewing and using the resources we gave them.”

God Opened the Door: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord for the opportunity to visit the southwest part of our region where there are very strong Buddhists. One of the men who became a Christian a few years ago wanted his people to hear about Jesus. The man blocked the road in front of his house and set up chairs. I presented Jesus to them, saying He came to the earth 2,000 years ago to be with humans and to save them from sin. Everyone listened very quietly. A couple of men in the audience came with questions afterwards and were baptized.”

Good News Radio: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “Please continue to pray for our radio station (Good News Radio). We have a lot of interaction with listeners, and they express their needs for prayer. Pray for us as we try to encourage them with prayer each week for their spiritual and physical concerns.”

Youth in Uganda: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are making progress on our distribution efforts. We had an opportunity to show our films to youth attending a three day seminar in Busiu in partnership with LivingStone International University. There was a lot of excitement from these young people.”

Music Ministry in Chile: Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, writes, “We are working on a new music video. Our plans are for this to be the first of six songs on a new worship DVD. Praise the Lord! We are learning so much and reaching Chilean youth who love music, art, and videos!”