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Our Goal at GNPI

We must accelerate global evangelism while there is time. Ten out of 15 people do not follow Christ in this world of seven billion people.

People need to encounter Jesus in a language and culture they can understand. Our methods of connecting with the world are constantly changing along with technology, but our Message never does.

Media and technology don’t replace the Gospel or the need for human interaction. They are a vehicle to help deliver the Good News to people quickly, effectively, and on their terms.

GNPI creates media. Our teams make up a growing network in strategic locations, partnering with Christians to produce culturally relevant content and strategies to make disciples of all nations.

GNPI multiplies impact. Project Nomad provides training to equip more believers with the skills to produce and distribute biblically based projects. Our Nomad Production Kit is an innovative and cost-effective tool to get started with media production.

GNPI helps take ministry farther. Our tools range from global media initiatives that can be replicated quickly in almost any language to hands-on equipment.

We are passionate about multiplying the number of people using media to help fulfill the Great Commission.

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

Our Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, team members created this video last year.

The host of the program tells the story of the birth of Jesus using Luke 1. She also tells about the future ministry of Jesus as the Son of God.

She explains the great love of Jesus that led Him to sacrifice Himself for us and our salvation.

The video ends with a challenge: this Christmas read your Bible, believe in Him, and hide these things in your heart. Jesus never forces people to believe in Him, but if you do, He will give you hope.

Would you die for humanity, for those who have mistreated you?

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)

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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 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.

Fitting into God’s Plan

Founder Ziden Nutt expresses thankfulness for God’s provision for GNPI in the first 40 years. Ziden recalls special highlights of how the Lord has worked to make the dream of reaching all people with Bible based, Christ centered media a reality.

How were you reached with the Gospel of Christ? Write your comments below.

You Never Know When


Mark Allen, Project Nomad Coordinator

My father isn’t a believer. He’s described himself as agnostic my whole life because of misconceptions of “organized religion” that formed when he was a kid.  He was the first person in his family to get a college degree. He became a mathematician due to his love of science and math, two things I never excelled at in school, and his involvement in the science world reaffirmed his thoughts about the Church.

The only time he’s ever come close to praying is when he’s told me, “I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.” This is usually followed up with “don’t get yourself killed in one of those developing countries.”

I’ve tried to explain the whole “if it’s my time to go, then it’s my time go” thing, which is usually followed by my father muttering something about organized religion taking his child. I’m sure many of us have heard this before from other non-believers in our lives.

I recently had the privilege of teaching our basic Project Nomad training at the GNPI regional center in Nairobi.

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We had a great time learning, sharing, and fellowship together. They realized the importance of using media to share the Gospel with others. It’s not only to fulfill the Great Commission; it gives those who have not been reached the chance to learn about what it means to give their lives to Christ and enter heaven when “it’s their time to go.”

As we took photos of the class and said our goodbyes, we heard a commotion outside the regional center.

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We saw a traffic jam of cars, people, and matatus (taxis). A closer look revealed a terrible tragedy: a man on a moto had been hit by a matatu driver, and we could tell by the extent of his injuries he would not survive. A longtime member of the staff told us he knew the man, and his wife had just delivered their second child. The staff member wasn’t sure if the young father was a believer.

This reminded me of what my father had said about keeping me in his thoughts. I knew I would be doing the same for this man’s family while I wondering about his salvation. As I’d answered my dad “when it’s my time to go,” I knew I’d see Jesus when it happened.

Not everyone who leaves this earth has learned about Him or the reward of heaven. That’s why GNPI helps make media disciples around the world who create programs that will have the maximum impact on their communities by sharing this Good News. I’m thankful for the chance to help, and I hope the impact of teaching media production will help to save others before “their time.”

Hello from Hong Kong

Mark Allen, Project Nomad Coordinator

Fourteen attendees participated in our Hong Kong regional training in October.

Pastor Wing Wong, the training event sponsor, says, “Media is a good way to present the Gospel, especially to those who have no understanding of Christianity or church background.”

Timothy Jai Kumar, team leader of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, helped Mark with the training. He enjoyed being part of an international training and seeing that Project Nomad is bigger than he realized.

Do you know any Christian workers in East Asia who could benefit from Project Nomad training?

Last Piece of the Puzzle

Mark Allen, Project Nomad Coordinator

Every Project Nomad training has been interesting and challenging. The regional training in Togo was especially memorable as we worked through several cultural differences with 24 Christian workers who participated. They represented the nations of Togo, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Guinea.

Kpowbie Daniel, a ministry partner from Community Health Education (CHE) 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.”

An Important Part of Our Work

Eric Duggins of Impacto Latino

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We’re excited that GNPI has been part of our ministry with Impacto Latino in Pachuca, Mexico, for the last five years. GNPI’s Project Nomad has been a very effective way for us to share some of our teaching. The video production for special events and conferences has been an important part of the Impacto church planting project.

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One of the things we anticipate is the budding of another Project Nomad relationship in the city of Queretaro. We are planning to create a studio there within our Impacto center there to record leadership training materials.

A wonderful partnership has developed between GNPI and the Impacto New Missions Systems ministries.

For more details on how valuable Project Nomad has been to our work in Mexico, see My Recommendation.

 

 

My Recommendation

Sergio Alvarado of Impacto Latino and Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico

Project Nomad has helped us accomplish our goal to plant churches in Pachuca. Media has been one of our most valuable tools in reaching out to people to begin relationships. Now as our family relocates, I look forward to helping with Nomad training in the city of Queretaro.

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