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Spring 2016 Prayer Report

We praise God for our ministry partners and the blessings He has given to our global network.

“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

Strategic Meetings in Nicaragua: Executive Director Mike Schrage says, “More than 20 people representing several nations gathered in Nicaragua to discuss what God has been doing through media in Central and South America as well as the possibility of future partnerships with GNPI. Please pray for wisdom for the outcomes.”

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Family Conferences: Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico writes, “We traveled with Pecos and Lynda Inchaustegui to Monterrey, Mexico, in order to record a pilot for several family conferences this year. We hope this will become a 10-part video series about marriage. Pecos and Lynda have a broad range of knowledge. They are dynamic speakers who would be a great help to many families. We appreciate your prayers as we make plans for the conferences.”

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Africa

Music Ministry: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya writes, “We are still trying to reach youth through music videos. We filmed the popular Mwanga band. We are editing the video and working on graphic designs for the DVD cover. Please pray the Lord will use this music video to draw Kenyan teens into a personal relationship with Him.”

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Notable Impact: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Uganda says, “Christian workers tell us the GNPI videos showed on the Solar Kits are very helpful in the villages due to their power to attract interest as well as their emphasis on biblical teaching. The notable impact has been several conversions to Christ. Praise the Lord for the 21 people who were obedient to the Gospel in the Bulambuli area, north of Mbale and Jinja.”

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Asia

Things I Love: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines writes, “One of the things I love the most about my work is meeting a lot of interesting new people as well as renewing old friendships. For example, while the host of WWJD was getting ready, I enjoyed visiting with his lovely wife! Pray for this series as we discuss new ideas and other issues in the coming year.”

A Messiah Movement: Timothy P of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Pray for a Messiah movement to open the spiritual eyes of the people. They need to see the true and living God who came to the world as our Messiah. We will work towards this and believe God will surely accomplish it through us.”

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Praying for Wisdom: Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand says, “Pray that we can find the best stories and the right people. My team is committed to featuring people who live godly lives. We need God’s wisdom to select faithful disciples.”

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Europe

The Wizard of Uz: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine reports, “We wish you could have been here for our meeting with Andrey from Uzbekistan, the leader of the Central Asia Apologetics ministry chapter. I have nicknamed him the Wizard of Uz. Media is the only way to spread the Message in his area. Digital book readers, cell phone apps, and online video and audio resources allow our team to work without breaking any laws against the Bible and Christian literature. Our years of experience help us to continue our ministry in the occupied territories where the limitations are very strict. Please keep this outreach in your prayers!”

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India

Persecuted for His Name: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “Here in northern India, preaching the Gospel is difficult with a new political party in power. We have to be on our guard every time we go out to preach or conduct mass meetings. Some people try to disturb us by throwing stones on our gatherings or cutting off the power. Our evangelists have been beaten for showing Bible clips on Solar Kits. The local administration has punished these criminals, but ensuring justice is an ongoing and difficult process. We are thankful to God for taking care of us as we face persecution for His Name.”

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Room Renovation: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Rejoice with us as we have completed of our much needed repairs to our control room and recording room. We are preparing an Easter production for national television.”

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Project Nomad Updates

Worship in Chile: Habacuc Diaz of Project Nomad-Chile says, “Praise the Lord! We finished six new worship videos. Churches in the area will use these for leading worship when no musicians are available. Two of them have been posted on YouTube already. We also made a CD of the songs. The local churches responded very positively. They are giving the CDs to first time visitors as a gift.”

Basic Training Online: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen is recording videos to supplement the other basic training materials. He is also working to complete an online curriculum. Please pray they will be useful and cost effective for many Christian workers who are using media to learn and then share the Gospel around the world.

Incredible Opportunity for China: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “We confirmed dates in October for a training event in Hong Kong. Five teams of three will participate. Each team represents a province in China, which means the creation of active Nomad teams in five Chinese provinces potentially. Praise the Lord for this incredible opportunity!”

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“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” — 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NIV)

God Is Working: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “By God’s grace the work is progressing. Ten people want to be baptized after completing their Bible studies. God is working in the lives of people in northern India as they surrender to Him. We are glad to be able to use the Solar Kits to teach. Pray for His Word to reach every soul in this area.”

Biblical Anthropology: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine says, “Our strategy is a combination of reactive and proactive approaches. The political situation is still unpredictable in many ways. New challenges present new opportunities, and we are using them for the glory of the Kingdom. The main issue we will target this year is biblical anthropology. We are developing Scripture based courses, videos, presentations, and books to examine the biblical view of our origins, nature, purpose, and destiny. Please keep this in your prayers.”

Finishing Touches: Othaina Eid of GNPI-Uganda writes, “Thank you for praying for our work in Mbale. We are putting the finishing touches on some projects we did not complete last year. One of them is the Marriage for Life series. Please pray the series will help couples to understand the biblical perspective of marriage.”

Peace in the Storm: Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico says, “Gonzalo García, a minister from Tepic, Mexico, shared a message about peace in the midst of the storm on our Resplandece radio program. Brother García is a well-known minister and church planter who founded the Pacific Bible Institute to produce preachers for Mexico. Brother García recorded his first music project in our studio as well. The album, The Lord Is With Me, includes a variety of music for all ages. Please pray for our radio program and for the music to be a blessing to our audience throughout Mexico, Portugal, U.S. and other Spanish speaking areas.”

Worship in Chile: Habacuc Diaz of Project Nomad-Chile says, “Praise the Lord! We finished six new worship videos. Churches will use these to lead worship when no musicians are available. Two of them are on YouTube already, and we also made a CD. The local churches have responded very positively. They are giving the CDs to first time visitors as a gift.”

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“But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” — Micah 7:7 (NIV)

Persecuted for His Name: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “Here in northern India, preaching the Gospel is difficult with a new political party in power. We have to be on our guard every time we go out to preach or conduct mass meetings. Some people try to disturb us by throwing stones on our gathering or cutting off the power. Our evangelists have been beaten for showing Bible clips on Solar Kits. The local administration has punished these criminals, but ensuring justice is an ongoing and difficult process. We are thankful to God for taking care of us as we face persecution for His Name.”

Thanks a Thousand Times: Allen Sappington, a Christian worker in Panama, writes, “Thanks a thousand times for helping us with the Solar Kit for our work on the San Blas Islands. We started using 16mm on reel to reel projectors in 1985. We carried them to jungle villages and islands on horseback or on our backs as well as in dugout canoes, small planes, and four wheel drive trucks. The Solar Kit is a miracle for our Floating Bible Schools ministry. As we share the Gospel, nearly 150 people have made decisions for Christ.”

Family Conferences: Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico writes, “We traveled with Pecos and Lynda Inchaustegui to Monterrey, Mexico, to record a pilot for some family conferences. We hope this will become a 10-part video series about marriage. Pecos and Lynda have a broad range of knowledge. They are dynamic speakers who could be a great help to many families. We appreciate your prayers as we make plans for these conferences this year.”

It Is Amazing: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine writes, “Our former students displaced by political turmoil are scattered in various regions. They are starting ministries and developing disciples in new places. It is amazing how the Lord uses the troubles of the world for His greater glory. Please pray with us for the new opportunities He is providing.”

Basic Training Online: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen is recording videos in Joplin this week to supplement the other basic training materials. He plans to have online materials completed by April. Please pray these materials will be useful and cost effective for many Christian workers who are using media to share the Gospel around the world.

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“Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”
— Ephesians 4:24 (NLT)

Strategic Meetings in Nicaragua: Executive Director Mike Schrage says, “This week more than 20 people representing several nations plan to gather in Nicaragua to discuss what God has been doing through media in Central and South America as well as the possibility of future partnerships with GNPI. Please pray for safety in flights, funding for the gathering, and wisdom for the outcomes.”

The Global Gospel in Indonesia: The Christian Church Theological School of Indonesia (CCTSI) in Central Java has built a small recording studio so they can record three languages The Global Gospel. John Mulkey of CCTSI says, “We’re ready to begin the long awaited task of recording and editing the series. Pray for us as we move ahead.”

Such an Attraction: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, says, “The Solar Kit provides such an attraction. The children come first. They pay attention and ask so many questions. Then they invite the pastors to come to their homes to share about Christ. The children brought their parents to the churches at Christmas. God is blessing our work. Please pray that God would keep us strong and safe.”

The Wizard of Uz: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine reports, “We wish you could have been here for our meeting with Andrey from Uzbekistan, the leader of the Central Asia Apologetics ministry chapter. I have nicknamed him the Wizard of Uz. Media is the only way to spread the Message in his area. Digital book readers, cell phone apps, and online video and audio resources allow our team to work without breaking any laws against the Bible and Christian literature. Our years of experience help us continue our ministry in the occupied territories where limitations are very strict. Please keep this outreach in your prayers!”

A Messiah Movement: Timothy P of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Pray for a Messiah movement to open the spiritual eyes of the people. They need to see the true and living God who came to the world as our Messiah. We are ready to work towards this and believe God will surely accomplish it through us.”

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“David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you . . .’ ” 1 Chronicles 28:20 (NIV)

The Ripple Effect: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine reports, “All my students completed an assignment to organize a seminar, a home group, or a training course to teach others in their own regions. I am rejoicing as I read their reports about their work! The ripple effect is amazing! Praise the Lord!”

Audio Version Available: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico says, “We are offering the audio track of The Global Gospel in Spanish to radio stations. Please pray the Lord will open doors for us to help people in their relationship with Christ. KEPX 98.5 in Eagle Pass, TX has already agreed to use it.”

A Big Challenge: PD of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We have set aside time to work on The Global Gospel (TGG) in Burmese for the next two months. We started recording the stories last week. Please pray this will be another effective tool for us to use as we share the Gospel.”

Reset in Rwanda: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “The Project Nomad-Rwanda team would like to have additional training. They also want to train a few more volunteers to join them. Pray for them as they continue to complete several projects and prepare for future ministry opportunities.”

Courage and Strength: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, says, “Pray for courage and strength for the Christian workers here. We are editing a video testimony of a church member who overcame a drug addiction. We are also working on our website and distributing The Global Gospel in Punjabi.”

Pray for Germany

One Way Ministries has created a powerful video to remind us to lift up the German people.

  • Pray for a second reformation to make the Church culturally relevant and biblically sound
  • Pray for a spiritual awakening among youth.
  • Pray for wisdom, compassion, and provision as the German people receive and try to assimilate historic numbers of refugees.

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Prayers & Praises

Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)

An Amazing System: Roland Heck of Global Recordings says, “I want to thank you for sending the Solar Kit. This is an amazing system and I look forward to hearing from my coworkers as they use it. We are interested in additional Solar Kits for our video outreach in Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.”

New Year Worship: PD of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We recently finished printing the third edition of our booklet, The Owner of the Universe Whom Every Race Must Worship. We also finished and shared our Christmas message on DVD, which includs discussion questions. Our next project is an audio album of Christian hymns featuring a famous Christian singer from our region.

On the Air: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine reports, “We have a new partnership with a nationally available FM radio station. The station managers are interested in the apologetic materials we have developed and asked for permission to use them. I also agreed to answer questions from the audience on the air from time to time.”

Music Ministry: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya writes, “We are still trying to connect with and reach youth through music videos. We met with the popular Mwanga band and planned a music video. It is a multi camera production. We are editing the video and working on graphic designs for the DVD cover. Please pray the Lord will use it to draw Kenyan teens into a personal relationship with Him.”

Incredible Opportunity for China: Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “We confirmed dates in October for a training event in Hong Kong. Five teams of three will participate in the training. Each team represents a province in China, which means the potential creation of active Nomad teams in five Chinese provinces. Praise the Lord for this incredible opportunity!”

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

Media Missionaries: Pray for the continued growth of Project Nomad. We currently have eight production teams around the world. Please pray for the safety and effectiveness of these media missionaries.

A Great Blessing: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya writes, “Praise God! Solar Kits have been a great blessing and an effective tool for evangelism. We have distributed 14 Solar Kits to different churches throughout Kenya in the last year. We are currently creating a prototype that we will be used for evangelism.”

One Big Family: Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand says, “Pray for the health and well-being of our staff. We work together as one big family. We want to be faithful and to do more than ever before.”

Thank You: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “We are working to tell more and more people about Jesus and to share the love of God through various channels. We pray with people who don’t have hope. We thank GNPI for the Solar Kits. They are one of the greatest tools we have to make communication easier and more creative.”

God’s Wisdom: As we reflect on 40 years of ministry, pray for the leaders of GNPI to have God’s wisdom for future strategic planning.

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The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1 (NLT)

Christmas Contacts: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Please pray for us as we follow-up with the 394 people who contacted us for more information after our Christmas broadcasts on national television. Twenty-seven college students performed in two songs, and Dr. Ajai Lall shared a Gospel message. We also sent 500 DVDs to cable TV and pastors who used our last five Christmas programs among house churches, Sunday schools, family gatherings, Christmas programs, and local cable stations all over India.”

Praying for Wisdom: Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand says, “Pray that we can find the best stories and the right people. My team is committed to featuring people who live godly lives. We need God’s wisdom to select faithful disciples.”

Beyond Our Expectations:
Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine writes, “Praise the Lord! He uses our efforts for His glory beyond our plans and expectations. The Civil Activists Association, an organization in the city of Rivne, is using our Bible and Politics book as a manual for their training courses.”

Solar Kit Requests: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Uganda says, “More and more evangelists are requesting Solar Kits. One pastor in Mbale recently hosted a three day youth seminar and prayer time with 70 in attendance. This pastor invited us to show a few of our videos on a Solar Kit. Praise God for the way the Solar Kits open doors for ministry.”

A New Spanish App: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico says, “We are pleased to introduce our new app, Más Vida (More Life + Vida). This app encourages busy people to interact with the Word of God. A profile created by the user helps promote spiritual growth with opportunities to read and respond to the Scriptures. Please pray for many people to use this new ministry tool to draw closer to Christ.”

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“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” — John 1:14 (NIV)

Wisdom in Using Resources: A Christian worker sent this message to Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, “We started using the Solar Kit in the eastern part of the country with families of new believers and non-Christian backgrounds. Our translation work received a negative report in a leading newspaper which led to a government probe. Now our public work in these communities faces a difficult situation as we try to decide the best way to use these God given resources.”

A New Chapter: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine writes, “A new chapter of the Eurasian Apologetics Society in western Ukraine has been established. All of the cultural and language barriers fell down. We spent several joyful days training volunteers in creation evangelism in downtown Lviv, the cultural center of the entire region. We also supplied them with various books, mobile apps, and online resources. Please pray with us as we continue to develop partnerships in this new region.”

Notable Impact: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Uganda says, “Christian workers tell us the GNPI videos are very helpful in the villages due to their power to attract and interest as well as their emphasis on biblical teaching. The notable impact has been several conversions to Christ. Praise the Lord for the 21 people who were obedient to the Gospel in the Bulambuli area, north of Mbale and Jinja.”

Chennai Training: Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “We thank the Lord for helping us as we trained 24 students in Chennai last month. Although the monsoonal weather interfered with classes at times, due to interruptions in Internet services and rolling electrical blackouts, the attendees pushed forward. The curriculum was successfully delivered with minimal disruptions. The students saw the value of media. They were excited about the new techniques and how they would share the Gospel message.”

Distribution Continues: TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “We are reprinting the Owner of Universe Whom Every Race Must Worship in Burmese to share this winter, and we are distributing tools in many regions. Please continue to pray with us as we anticipate the transition to a new democratic government in April.”

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