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Jesus Intercedes for Us

Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico

Who can intercede for us before God? This Nomad team continues to create a variety of discipleship resources in Spanish to offer the hope of Christ.

The team works in conjunction with IMPACTO Latino; Good News Productions, International (GNPI); and El Jubileo Christian Church, in Pachuca, Mexico.

They are an online community of technical and spiritual support serving the Hispanic church by providing useful and practical materials for the growth of the Kingdom of God.

Visit www.facebook.com/IglesiasCreativas/ for additional resources.

 

Cristo Te Amamos (Jesus We Love You)

Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader for Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile

As we learn about music production, we are amazed to see how God is using these videos to encourage the local church and to spread the Message of Christ.

We are receiving great feedback from the online community and the local churches. Our hope is to inspire other Christian artists and musicians to glorify God by sharing their faith and talents.

Here are the lyrics:

Old things have passed away

Your love has stayed the same

Your constant grace remains the cornerstone

 

Things that we thought were dead

Are breathing in life again

You cause your Son to shine on darkest nights

 

For all that you’ve done we will pour out our love

This will be our anthem song

 

Jesus we love you

Oh how we love you

You are the one our hearts adore

 

Our hearts adore

 

The hopeless have found their hope

The orphans now have a home

All that was lost has found its place in you

You lift our weary head

You make us strong instead

You took these rags and made us beautiful

 

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

Our affection, our devotion

poured out on the feet of Jesus

 

Project Nomad Multiplies Impact

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Peter Ignatius is the visionary leader of Lakeview Bible College and Seminary in Chennai, India. GNPI has been partnering with Peter for the last several years. Peter’s faculty and students have excitedly embraced Nomad training as a way to enhance their ability to use media to be effective and relevant communicators of the Good News in India.

Timothy Jai Kumar, a faculty member at Lakeview, now dedicates much of his teaching to students of media production. In partnership with GNPI, there is a small production studio at the college and an on-campus media team. Several intensive media courses are now available to incorporate the latest media methods and technologies.

Timothy has also traveled to other areas which several students call home, and he has taught their peers the basics of media production through Project Nomad. The Bible college has trained media students in five states who are serving the needs of their communities and congregations.


Project
Nomad continues to fulfill our goal to provide national outreach using media and discipleship and one more way GNPI is multiplying the ability of others to understand the Good News!

 

From Cattle Rustler to Christ’s Ambassador

Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya  

Six years ago, Mudang was well known and feared by his fellow villagers because he was their leader. Mudang was mostly a negative influence. He recruited and trained young men who were involved in cattle rustling as well as shedding innocent blood in neighboring communities.

One day while showing Christian films in the Tiling’wa village in the East Pokot district, Mudang happened to be among the viewers. That day we showed the Shida Ya Samweli film. Mudang was touched, and it was a turning point in his life. He confessed his wrongdoing and asked for amnesty as he was a wanted man from the Rift Valley provincial administration. We prayed for him, and pointed him to Christ Jesus. He was baptized and became a regular member of Chebelion Church of Christ.

Since then, Mudang has continued to love the Word of God and the church. He 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. Indeed, God has continued to restore hope in Mudang’s life. He is now a living example to many Pokots. Praise Jesus!

The local church initiated some small projects for the reformed cattle rustlers, including Mudang. They have purchased 20 goats, and Mudang was given 10 goats to raise. Through this project, Mudang has improved in his walk with the Lord. They intend to do more as God enables them with resources. When I visited Mudang recently, his goats have increased to 15 in number, and he is so grateful to God.

 

Learn From Me

The Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, team created this video to address the issue of teen pregnancy in South Africa. Many young girls become mothers at an early age, and some abandon their babies. The following video tells of a story of a young woman who chose a different route.

The team also provided local contact information for those who might need help with a pregnancy, baby, child, or have questions regarding their options.

Haciendo A Cristo Conocido (Making Christ Known)

Habacuc Diaz, Team Leader of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile

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 groups who are helping homeless people in our city. In addition, we create resources to help teach the Bible in area congregations.

We are pleased to release another music video. The lyrics are very meaningful.

VERSE
In the forgotten villages, lost are still
Those who one day before the throne
They will love you
Unconscious and blind of eternity
Live dead, separated captives are

CHORUS
Making Christ known in every people and nation
They are millions who do not know of your great love
And You call us to the fields where no one heard of You
Raise us, Lord, to your mission

INTERLUDE
You are the King of them too
Your death was also for them
They are your loved ones and they do not know it
May their lips confess the Lord

 

Overcoming Adversity

Our Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, team is producing a variety of practical teaching videos to offer encouragement and hope. The following video is one of their latest releases.

The video explains how important it is to be resilient through the problems of life. Job is used as an example because of the way he overcame harsh adversity in his own life. In order to grow we need to be able to resist, adapt, and recover after facing struggles of all kinds. God’s Word gives us the tools we need, and our relationship with Him provides hope for our souls.

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)

“I am Samuel”

Timothy Jai Kumar, Team Leader, Project Nomad-Chennai, India

This program is the result of accusations the Christians in India face on a daily basis. The words of the lead actor in the freeze motion express what Christians wish to reply to their accusers. Most of the time we just walk away quietly, so we won’t create any friction.

This project is very close to our hearts, because each of the included incidents are based on true events.


We chose to do the project in Hindi instead of Tamil because two-thirds of the people in India speak Hindi. This is our first project in Hindi.

Spring 2017 Prayer Update

Join us as we praise God for our ministry partners and for the way He is working through our network.


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

Africa

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 of 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.”

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, a cattle rustler named Mudang happened to be among the viewers. The Lord used the film to change Mudang, and it 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 East Pokot region. 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!”

Protus is pictured on the left with Mudang.

Working Together: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, says, “Praise the Lord! The office is running well with the team working together towards our mission. Now that the Marriage for Life series is finally complete, we are developing DVDs and loading the content onto Solar Kits for distribution. We are excited about 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.”

Americas

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 is a student at the local Bible college. Each week the program revolves around the number seven and includes comments made by the audience during the week. Listeners wrote from several states in Mexico and 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.”

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

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.”

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 and working with local artists. We also produce micro documentaries on social issues to assist organizations who are helping the homeless people in our city. In addition, we create resources to help teach the Bible in area congregations.”

Asia

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! The scriptwriter has received lots of good feedback from individuals, churches, and colleges, including the head of the Asia Theological Seminary. These three-minute devotionals designed to bring the Word of God straight to mobile phones for busy commutes or end of the day reflections. Topics range from the importance of personal reflection, family relationships, conflict, camaraderie, and the importance of Sabbath rest.”

A Joyful Response: Timothy P., of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “A team member took one of our Solar Kits to a village and shared the Gospel. As the people watched 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 them to understand the Bible and to convince their hearts of the Truth. They hadn’t understood by hearing or watching themselves.”

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 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. After sharing the video on his Facebook page, two people let him know they had accepted Jesus as their Savior after watching the program. Click here to watch the 11-minute video with English subtitles.”

India

Hope For Hindus: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Our new series with Sadhu Nityanand, a former Brahmin priest, 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 on the series with us. Thirty-three messages have been recorded. Pray for God to use this project to help many Hindus know His love and purpose for their lives.”

I Am Samuel: Praise the Lord! The Project Nomad-Chennai, India, team completed the I Am Samuel project and published it on social media platforms. 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.

Europe

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

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, and 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.”

Overall Ministry

Mission Accomplished: A Christian worker who requested GNPI resources for a 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.”

“A Cool Tool”

Do you remember the curious and quirky characters Liam and Ruby? In the new seventh episode, these animated siblings are excited to meet Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen and to learn how Nomad Production Kits create media for sharing about Jesus all over the world.

Liam and Ruby explore and discover topics like missionaries, cultural relevance, and more as they work to raise money for GNPI tools to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology!

In the first six episodes, Liam and Ruby spend a week with their grandparents who have recently moved back to the U.S. after being missionaries. They learn how Solar Kits help to tell others about Jesus.

The Liam & Ruby series would be a great supplement for your upcoming Vacation Bible School, missions moment, or children’s church program. Each episode is around five minutes long. Best of all, it’s free!

Visit https://vimeo.com/album/3115479 and download all seven episodes as well as trailers and behind the scenes videos.

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