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Incredible Feedback from GNPI-Mexico

  • Posted On June 24, 2014
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by Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Mexico

I would like to share some comments people have written on YouTube and Vimeo about our videos.

La Ultima Oracion (Last Prayer)

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“I really enjoyed the lesson from this movie, and every time I watch I want to know our Creator God. Greetings and blessings to all.”

“I congratulate much to the creators of this film. Very beautiful, God bless you. Thank God for mothers who cry out to God for their children.”

“What a beautiful film! God sent me this movie, and I offer him many thanks. I loved the movie. God bless you.”

“Christ found me after nearly 13 years on drugs and alcohol. Oh, that blessed day on May 14, 2009. For the glory of God, I have never been the same. I really reflected on my life when I watched this movie. God bless those who made it. Jesus Christ is real!”

I really reflected on my life when I watched this movie.

Sin Alternativa (No Alternative)

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“No to abortion. If Christ is with me, who can be against me? God never abandons his children and gives us the strength and wisdom to deal with something that we could not. This movie has helped me make a wise decision. Many thanks to you.”

“I liked this film because it shows an example of what could happen to us if we had disobedience in our young lives . . . very inspiring.”

Promesa de Amor (Promise of Love)

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“I have asked God to continue to guide and bless all the men and women working on this production, to continue doing more film and stuff like that, which brings hope to the lonely. Blessings!”

“I am a single mother. I am currently married, but my marriage has faded. I am pregnant, and my husband just reminded me that he does not want to live, does not want to take responsibility, does not care, does not understand why he married me. May God help me raise my two children . . . . This movie has given me much hope. Now I know God is with me.”

This movie has given me much hope. Now I know God is with me.

“This movie is beautiful. I felt very reflective. Thanks for a great job. I am asking God to bless you immensely, so you can continue producing and carrying this message of hope to our people. Our Latin American women especially need to know Jesus. Thank you!”

“Beautiful movie! It made ​​me mourn. God bless you. I’m going to subscribe to your channel. I want to see more films like this.”

BUENAS NUEVAS RADIO (GNPI RADIO STATION)

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Comments on a song by Joel Garcia, “Bonanza” (production of PBNI):

“Joel Garcia’s life is very interesting. In it, you can see the grace and mercy of God. I think that’s why their songs to God are such a blessing to the listener” – Pastor Alfredo Valdez

“This song brought peace to my heart, thanks for sharing.” – Edith Castro

La Red (The Network) – A Short Film

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“Stunning and extraordinary … important to see … appealing to youth … shows intelligence, wisdom, prudence, and living according to God’s will. It’s ideal to view with family. It also serves as an example to parents.”

Destado por Sangre (A Short Film about Raziel)

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“It’s amazing how God can change people, and there are people so incredulous. Truly this video made ​​me think, and I cried.”

It’s amazing how God can change people!

“This testimony is a blessing. We pray that God will continue using you to lead lost youth to Christ. May the Lord use this film greatly.”

“Raziel, God bless you. God has used you by this film. I was speechless. I did mourn. I remembered my past life and how I was transformed by the mighty power of Jesus Christ. I am sure this film will help many people right now with lives just as we were.”

Thank you for praying and giving so that we at GNPI-Mexico can produce media that shows Spanish speakers how Jesus Christ can relate to them in practical ways.

Prayer and Information are Interconnected

  • Posted On June 23, 2014
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Recently at GNPI, we have been more intentionally engaged in prayer. I would like to share a few great insights from Chris Maynard, who is associated with Operation World, about how information fuels prayer.

“Prayer is fueled by information about the world as well as by the Bible and the Holy Spirit within us. It was when Nehemiah heard the news from Jerusalem that he wept and prayed (Nehemiah 1). It was when Jesus saw the crowds that he was moved with compassion (Matthew 9:36). It was in response to information from Peter and John that the Jerusalem believers prayed that most powerful prayer of Acts 4:23-31.

And it works the other way too. If prayer is fueled by information, information is empowered by prayer.   Nehemiah’s prayers gave him the right way to present his information to the king (Nehemiah 2:1-8), which led to the king’s favour (Nehemiah 2:8). It was the prayer of the Jerusalem believers that led to wider information sharing (Acts 4:31)

How can we work in mission information and not pray? There are so many things that need to come together if our work is to be powerful and effective. Do you think you can get them all right without God’s sovereign intervention? Who is praying with you for the right use of the information that you share?

We carry a serious responsibility on our shoulders. We are influencing people with our information. (If not, why not? Are you just producing reports to look good on a shelf?) I believe that puts us in the position of teachers. And we know that teachers will be judged with greater strictness (James 3:1). Let us not be casual about our work, but fear God, obey him carefully, and pray for his favour on all that we do.

Information work may be a matter of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). Information is very difficult to get right (James 3:2). We are even responsible for what we don’t communicate (Ezekiel 33:6).

Information can easily become misinformation. Is our information true? Is it convincing? Is it getting to the right people? How do we expect to get all those things right without God’s help? As in heaven, Father, so let it be in and through our mission information work – for Your name’s sanctification, for Your kingdom’s arrival, for Your will’s accomplishment here on earth!”

Yes, we want to share more and more information with you, our readers and partners, not just to increase your knowledge but to allow that knowledge to birth more prayer. For that reason – I thought you would like to KNOW! 

Widows’ Mites Become Mighty Gifts

  • Posted On June 17, 2014
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Compiled by Dee Ann Miller, GNPI staff

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In Luke 21, Jesus noticed the offerings of the widow who brought her coins to the temple. The ministry of GNPI is also blessed by widows who trust the Lord to work through GNPI in spreading the Gospel around the world.

Joyce writes, “What an amazing, God-glorifying ministry! Please use this small gift in some way to spread the precious news of Jesus.”

Saundra says, “Enclosed is my check for what I can give at this time. My budget is real close, so I cannot give every month. Yet, I have a list of missions I’m interested in and give to as I’m blessed. God has been so good to me, especially these past 23 years as a widow. I’ve always had enough.”

Joy says, “I have decided to increase my giving to $50 a month. The ministry is doing exciting things, and I want to be a bigger part of it.”

Ruth shares, “Thanks for the exciting work you are doing worldwide. Your recent newsletters showed much enthusiasm and great ideas. I’m praying for our workers in the Ukraine and their huge building project.”

Evelyn sends her gift and writes, “It sounds like GNPI is really spreading God’s Word well. I pray that God will continue to be with you.”

Thank you, ladies! Your gifts are making a difference. We are so grateful for your generosity, example, and prayers to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Calling

  • Posted On June 16, 2014
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I recently had the privilege of interviewing a young woman for a new position in GNPI’s Joplin office. She’s a successful single person, so I asked her why she would consider taking a pay cut and moving 300 miles from home. She said, “Because I think this is what God wants me to do.”

 Wow, that’s faith! That is a calling!

For almost three years now, I have had the privilege of learning the stories of an increasing number of the 80 or so people in our global network. You’d find faith similar to the young woman I mentioned above as a hallmark of our teams around the world. This army of media-producing servants includes professionals who were formerly a geophysicist, an electrical engineer, a pastor, a stay-at-home mom, a school teacher, a missionary, and a musician. Amazingly, this is just the leadership from our regional centers. They, in turn, are shepherding staff members who have come with a calling similar to theirs.

Why is this significant? When we welcome inside our walls these men and women of incredible agility, creativity, determination, and faith who have a calling, it’s a game changer. A calling takes things we design, like strategic plans, metrics, and outcomes, and transforms them into the tools that God uses to accomplish building his kingdom!

Now that is a call worth answering!

 

Summer and Joy

  • Posted On June 14, 2014
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by Pa See Vang, Creative Team Designer, GNPI

This is one of my all-time favorite photos that I have archived. It makes me think of innocence, summer, and childhood. The pops of color, smiles, and laughter warm the heart. I hope this puts a smile on your face this day.

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New Showings of All Things New

  • Posted On June 12, 2014
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by Nenette Pacoli, regional director of GNPI-Philippines

It is encouraging to see that the Lord is doing great things with our new projects as well as continuing to use our former ones. All Things New is a drama about how Christ transforms the lives of four street kids. Our mighty God continues to reveal that he is timeless. He continues to open doors for us at GNPI.

Last month, a church celebrating their anniversary showed All Things New during their evangelistic night. More than 80 young people attended, and half of them were non-Christians. After the showing, the pastor made an altar call and more than 40 young people made a decision for Christ! They related so much with the movie, and the pastor connected the altar call to the forgiveness shown in the movie.

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In addition, we were invited to show All Things New to over 50 street kids being cared for by our government’s Social Welfare Department. A volunteer group helps feed the kids each month, and this group gave us the chance to share with the kids too.

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Please join us in praying that God will continue to work in the hearts and lives of these young people. Praise God who continues to make all things new!

 

My Cup Runneth Over!

  • Posted On June 10, 2014
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by Nenette Pacoli, regional director of GNPI-Philippines

 

My friend, Pastor NS, visited our office this morning to tell of his experience of showing WWJD to young people in a small but growing church north of Manila.

In February, he showed the WWJD episode of Courtship to more than 70 young people, more than half of whom were non-Christians. After the showing, he divided them into groups and gave them discussion questions. He then asked them to report on the discussions. Based on their answers, he saw that the video definitely made an impact on them.

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The following week, he showed the Purity episode to more than 70 students again, some of whom had attended the previous week. After the showing, Pastor NS gave an altar call for forgiveness of whatever sexual sins there were.

More than 30 students came forward crying and hugging him or other leaders present and accepted the forgiveness and salvation from Jesus. PRAISE GOD! Many of these teenagers had heartbreaking stories of being abused by their fathers, uncles, or cousins. Some of the boys asked him how to stop their sinful, sexual behavior. A couple came forward too, to say they were inspired by the testimony of the couple featured in Purity, who stayed pure for 11 years before they finally married. They said, “If they were able to do that, we can do it too.”

Pastor NS said that most of the teens who had seen Courtship and Purity also attended their church’s Encounter Weekend. Pastor NS feels this is a clear indication that the young people are seriously pursuing a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.

Another pastor in that same area heard about the experience Pastor NS had and showed the videos at their Youth Convergence.

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I am personally overwhelmed by the news from Pastor NS and greatly humbled to learn of all the transformation happening among these young people. When we began producing WWJD, we planned to just show it on television, where the only feedback we could get was the all-powerful ratings.  And knowing how television works, we can only estimate how many people may have watched. We can’t even be sure if they actually finished the whole episode.

Yet, with this “small-time” video showing at a church, we are able to see the impact on our audience and even see God changing lives right before our eyes.

How could that ever compare to ratings? My cup runneth over!

(P.S. Of the original 30 young people who came forward that night, 18 have stayed in the church, and seven are now in serious discipleship programs/cells. Yes, they have all been baptized too!)

 

Increase the Annual Revenue by 48%!

  • Posted On June 9, 2014
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With two-thirds of the world still seeking Christ, the challenge of every kingdom worker is huge. At GNPI, we’ve established key strategic goals to outline our path forward in doing the work we feel God has given us. I’ve shared them with you during the past several weeks, but in review, GNPI will:

  1. Develop a network-wide mobile App delivery system.

  2. Create discipleship Apps for Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims.

  3. Produce The Global Gospel in the world’s top 25 languages.

  4. Identify, train, and equip NOMaD teams for maximum productivity.

  5. Expand regional center impact.

  6. Grow and develop the GNPI Board of Directors.

To accomplish these goals, we’ve had to increase our annual budget significantly, which brings us to our last strategic goal:

     7. Increase the annual revenue by 48%!

As you can read from the title of this article, this year alone, we are seeking a 48% increase in our budget! That’s crazy!

Frankly, we know it can’t be done unless God does it. How will he do it? He’ll use faithful friends like you and brand new supporters. He’ll use all those who can offer prayer, finances, and a willingness to share what God is doing through GNPI with friends who are capable of doing the same.

We have earnestly committed ourselves afresh to the Lord, our supporters, and to a waiting and watching world. Will it take a God-sized move to make it happen? You bet! Yet, we’d rather God do this than us, and we’ll leave it to him to provide as only he can.

We look forward to watching the Lord continue to work as we accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Raziel Shares His Story

  • Posted On June 3, 2014
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by Gustavo Velázquez, regional director of GNPI-Mexico

BothThe recent presentation of the short film, Desatado por Sangre (Raziel’s story), was a great blessing. The film is about how God can transform the life of a down-and-out addict. The auditorium was packed. More than 330 people attended the presentation. Raziel preached the Gospel after the film. Raziel invited people to come closer to God and experience the change God can make in their lives. Over 20 young people accepted Raziel’s invitation to give their lives to Christ and have reconciliation with God!

Over 20 young people accepted Raziel’s invitation to give their lives to Christ and have reconciliation with God!

Raziel and his wife were very moved and excited by the film. At the end of the program, Pastor Alberto Ramirez (friend and counselor of Raziel) spoke about what God has done in Raziel’s life and how he has seen the transformation process. It was a very emotional time. Raziel’s wife commented that the short film reflects the powerful change that God made in her husband and is convinced that the video will touch the hearts of many people.

Raziel was happy to share what God had done in his life. He acknowledged the work of the production and said that many people will be shocked to see the change in his life. We are very pleased with what God did ​​in this presentation.

Thai City Street

  • Posted On May 31, 2014
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by Pa See Vang, Creative Team Assistant, GNPI

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I get to travel with photos. This one in particular is to a Thai city street. Can you imagine the sound of thousands of voices and activities? It must be tough trying to hear anyone. It’s incredible that God knows and hears each of these voices.

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