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Summer 2016 Prayer Report

We praise God for our ministry partners and for the way He answers our prayers season after season.

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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)

 

 

 

Americas

Youth Summit: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, says, “A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Youth Summit in Monterrey, Mexico. I had the opportunity to talk about the + Vida app with more than 300 young people. My coworker, Abi, and I explained the benefits of the app and how it can help them in their spiritual growth. We also made a promotional video of the app to share at the event, on social networks, and on our website.”

Africa

Projecting Success: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, writes, “We are delighted that the Tumaini Hotel project is done and has taken off well. The trailer is being used by Sayare and Daystar TV. We are still pursuing the request to the Kenya Institute of Education to adopt the project and books as well. We thank the Lord for this encouragement and project a big success with this series.”

Glad to Partner: Othaina Eid of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “We are glad to partner with LivingStone International University (LIU) every year to teach communications students different film production techniques. Pray for us as we finalize our new 11-part series, Marriage for Life.”

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Asia

People Coming to Christ: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Thank you very much for your prayers. God continues to answer them and bring people to Christ. Last week, our evangelists told me that 12 people accepted Christ in one location, nine people in another place, and 40 people in another. With the help of our media tools, people are able to understand and know the true God. Praise the Lord! Our ministry partner ZDK has established another new church along the border.”

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A Productive Day: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Yesterday was good but brutal. We taped 14 episodes of Say It Forward, and our GNPI board meeting went well! I work with the best people, and we are very proud of the videos we produce together. The guests in Say It Forward are really ordinary people with extraordinary gifts and experiences. Thank you for praying for us.”

Holding Up Our Family: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes about her husband Tom’s death on March 26, 2016, “It became apparent to us that the prayers of believers were keeping our family from collapsing under grief and stress. Thanks to all who held up our family in prayer over the last month of heartache and sorrow.”

 

“Please continue to pray for comfort and peace
in the daily lives of the family. Pray also for guidance
as I consider my role in the future of media ministry.”

 

Europe

An Amazing Experience: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We had a great retreat with the youth leaders of the Evangelical Student Fellowship. We spent time discovering the Scripture on various issues of effective evangelism, civil society foundations, and personal growth in Christ. Please pray for this cohort of devoted servants of the Lord! The most amazing experience was a visit with a self-proclaimed strong atheist who attended all the seminars to ‘figure out how we were trying to trick him.’ Please pray with us for this young man. He has a gift of asking good questions, and we pray he will find the right answers eventually.”

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India

Sustaining Prayers: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “When we started our evening worship in one of the villages, the local Sikh group complained about our music to their leader and asked him to make us stop the service. My son, Suraj, peacefully resolved the issue by offering to move the meeting elsewhere. Interestingly, as we agreed to relocate our services, the leader was very impressed with our humility and respect for them. In fact, he let us continue our service as long as we took steps to keep quiet. It was nice to see a little bit of his father in Suraj as he settled the issue and to know that God was with us. Your prayers sustain us, and we ask you to continue lifting us up. We need wisdom and protection.”

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Blessed: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We have been blessed to have good time slots on some of the top channels in India. We want to connect with more unbelievers who have questions about Christ. We have promoted the Easter program in a variety of ways. We will also send messages to our Christmas viewers who gave us permission to contact them about other programming. Please pray for our staff as we follow up on our Easter program and for my family as we grieve the loss of my mother.”

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Project Nomad Updates

Finished: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, says, “We finished our 25 minute video on the dangers of pornography. We are also working on a series for youth based on 1 Timothy 4:12 to address the issues of faith, love, purity, and speech.” Pray these resources will challenge people to walk more closely with the Lord. Protus is planning to travel to Nairobi in June for more training while Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen is there.

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Electrical Issues: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says, “Our team in Pachuca, Mexico, is doing well. These team members have an office in a newly constructed church, but electricity is not consistent. Please pray this can be resolved soon as the local government authorities have assured them it will be. For now the team works from a nearby English institute.”

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A Great Asset: Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says “Thank you for praying for the trip to South Africa. It went really well. Mark and Lynette Johnson from the Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia were a great asset and made a good connection to the team in Johannesburg. We were able to go through some advanced training as well as review basic areas of production to clarify and streamline the process.”

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Mark Allen and Mark and Lynette Johnson are pictured
with the Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa team members.

Overall Ministry

Beyond Our Imagination: A Christian worker in eastern Europe who is sharing The Global Gospel through a website and Facebook page says, “Praise the Lord! People from all over this country and the world are seeing the Good News in their own homes, many for the first time! We are excited to see the impact this is having. It is far beyond what we could have imagined!”

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God Is Blessing Us: A ministry partner writes, “Praise the Lord! We started recording The Global Gospel in another major Asian language. God is blessing this project, and I am very pleased with how it is coming together. Our narrator escaped from North Korea more than 10 years ago, and he is very passionate about doing this project. One of the beautiful things about working with him is that he is using a North Korean accent for the recording. Words are pronounced so it will be clearly understood there. I am thankful he can also speak Mandarin; that’s how we communicate.”

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Amazing Instrument: Joshua V., a Christian worker from India, stopped by the GNPI office in Joplin to pick up another Solar Kit. Joshua said, “We use it to share Bible stories. It has been so effective. We used to carry a generator, a big screen, and a sound system. We needed two or three guys to set up the whole thing. The Solar Kit is so light to carry. It has been an amazing help and an amazing instrument.”

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A New Angle: The New Angle Media Project includes 12 children’s stories from the Gospels. The stories are written from the perspective of someone who recounts a personal experience with Jesus several years later. Pray for God’s guidance as we develop this global digital project in English templates and then produce it in multiple languages with interactive questions.

A Tool We Can Use

Patrick Kenee, a Christian worker in South Africa, says Project Nomad is having a positive impact in the rural villages. The Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, team records, edits, and prepares teaching materials from leadership training conferences. Patrick has a friend who shares their Bible correspondence course materials at every opportunity.

 

Learning New Truths

The Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, team recently produced a promotional video for Kids Gospel Ministry (KGM), a local children’s ministry working with several public schools.

KGM’s vision is that the Holy Spirit will enable African children to delight in God’s saving grace, so they can glorify Him in all things and exalt Jesus in the world.

This Nomad team continues to work to sharpen their skills in media production. Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen says “Thank you for praying for the trip to South Africa. It went really well. Mark and Lynette Johnson from the Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia were a great asset and made a good connection to the team in Johannesburg. We were able to go through some advanced training as well as review basic areas of production to clarify and streamline the process.”

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Mark Allen and Mark and Lynette Johnson are pictured with the Project Nomad team members.

God showed His presence during these training events by allowing teaching moments to appear during the visits. Mark and the team encountered a group making a movie at a local mall. The team had a chance to ask production questions and learn from the professionals.

 

Empowering

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I recently watched via video the implosion of an old stock yard building near St. Louis. I have lots of memories of that building from my days as a farmer. Although there was no way to bring the dilapidated building back, I was sorry to see it destroyed.

I’m thankful God sees each person as someone worth restoring! His grace and mercy are always available to give new life and to sustain even those who are the farthest from Him.

This is exactly the type of work our Project Nomad team in Johannesburg, South Africa, is doing with your support. I was in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a few weeks ago visiting a church that supports the team. They recently sent a couple who are trained in media with Project Nomad Coordinator Mark Allen to provide additional training for them. The personal interaction and encouragement empowered the team and sharpened their skills for ministry.

We pray God will use their renewed energy to result in the spiritual renovation of many lives that may have otherwise been destroyed. Our prayer for you is the same. May you sense God’s empowerment in your life as you bring restoration to the people in your path.

 

Multiplying Our Efforts

Patrick Kenee, Christian Worker in South Africa

Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, is an essential part of our ministry growth. God is working to help us multiply our efforts in the last six years.

Project Nomad helps us provide leadership training conferences and resources to send home with those who attend. We have plans to add three more training centers, so more people can hear the Gospel of Christ .

New Productions in Chile

Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, has produced several new music videos. Worship the Lord with them as they sing Because He Lives.

The team has recorded half of their 12 song plan, which have been put on a CD along with the lyrics to the songs. They’re also working to create music videos for each of the songs; four of them are complete and accessible on their YouTube page.

Their prayer is that this worship CD will be used throughout churches in Chile (and other countries) to aid in their worship services or to be used in small home groups. The initial response to their CD has been phenomenal.

Habacuc Diaz, team leader, traveled to Nicaragua in February to join the people from several nations to discuss what God has been doing through media in Central and South America. Habacuc recorded a tutorial about lighting as a follow-up to help others who attended the meeting in Nicaragua.

Please join us in seeking God’s wisdom for the future outcomes of this meeting.

New Releases from Rwanda

The Project Nomad-Kigali, Rwanda, team wants people to know that Jesus can be found in everything they do, in every culture, and in all areas of life. This video captures the vision of the Africa Transformation Network (ATN) and reveals the hearts of those associated with these Project Nomad team members.

Another recent video reminds us of how much Jesus loves children and how precious they are to Him.

Significant Dates from the Ministry of GNPI

This is a special year for us to reflect on 40 years of ministry and God’s faithfulness. Enjoy this video from our archives as GNPI Founder Ziden Nutt explains what led him to start making filmstrips when he was in Africa.

1947 – Ziden Nutt dedicates his life to missions in Africa at Christian camp.

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1956 – Ziden is ordained into ministry.

1961 – The Nutt family arrives in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

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1967 – Ziden is challenged to make culturally relevant audio visual resources.

1969 – Good News Productions begins in Rhodesia.

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1975 – The Nutts return to the U.S. for the medical care of their daughter, Lynda.

1975 – Directors are chosen and Good News Productions becomes GNPI.

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1976 – The facility in Joplin is dedicated.

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1981 – The first Solar Kit is sent to Thailand.

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1987 – ABLE Satellite System broadcasts the first program.

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1989 – The regional center in Damoh, India is dedicated.

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1993 – GNPI signs an affiliation agreement with Freedom Films, which later results in a regional center in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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1995 – The regional center in Nairobi, Kenya, is dedicated.

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1997 – GNPI signs an agreement with Colegio Biblico for office space. This leads a regional center for Spanish speakers in Texas; it later relocates to Piedras Negras, Mexico.

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1998 – The regional center in the Philippines is established.

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1999 – GNPI signs an affiliation agreement with Sergei Golovin, which later results in the regional center in Ukraine.

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2001 – The Don DeWelt Prayer Center is dedicated on GNPI property in Joplin.

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2003 – The regional center is dedicated in Chandigarh, India.

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2004 – The regional center is dedicated in SE Asia.

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2009 – The regional center is established in Mbale, Uganda.

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2009 – The first Project Nomad team is established in Eldoret, Kenya.

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2011 – GNPI completes The Global Gospel in English as the first language.

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2012 – First mobile app content is distributed to help seekers become disciples of Christ.

2015 – GNPI works to complete the world’s top 25 languages of The Global Gospel

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2016 – Today, the GNPI network includes nine regional centers and eight Nomad teams with more than 500 Solar Kits mobilized in close to 50 countries.

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Which Choice Will You Make?

Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, has released a new project about the two choices we have in this life.

These team members have an office in a newly constructed church, but electricity is not consistent. Local government authorities assure them the problem will be resolved soon. For now the team works from a nearby English institute. Please pray for the team to be able to effectively accomplish their ministry despite the challenges.

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