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“From Words to Deeds”

Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

From Words to Deeds is a new 10 video series about Christian people with a profession, office, or ministry of service to others. Each video is three minutes or less and based on 1 John 3:18, “. . . let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

The newest video in the series was made in partnership with the With My Hands deaf ministry. Our staff traveled to the city of Matamoros, Mexico, which is along the border of Brownsville, Texas, to begin several projects with Jesus and Michelle Zuniga. They have worked with the hearing impaired for more than 10 years and have a house where deaf ladies and children live. At their support school for the deaf they work with a group of more than 40 people, not only in learning sign language, but also in other areas such as basic education, the development of trades, and the presentation of the Gospel.

Jesus and Michelle have been closely involved with the lives of the deaf people and their families. The stories are heartbreaking with physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. However, God is using Jesus and Michelle to give hope and a better way of life to deaf people in Matamoros. They teach their students how to read using the Bible. Some have even met and married within the ministry. These students are integrating into society and the Church.

Reaching Out

Tom Ommemo of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

A small group of our office staff is reaching out to the nomadic Endorois community in northwestern Kenya. We were able to get permission from their chief to speak to the people, and we took them some food because they have been dealing with a severe famine.

We also shared some of our preaching materials and African dramas as well as the Jesus film. The first night 56 people came, and nearly 100 people came the second night. We plan to return soon and help them establish a church in this area. We are excited about what God is going to do to open doors for us to reach more people with the Gospel.

 

You Have Worth

Gayle Silkwood, Interim Director of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

This is the powerful testimony of Noi, an impoverished orphan who tried to commit suicide several times.

She found love and fulfillment in Christ and learned to read, so she could read God’s Word. Noi later married and started a successful business.

Click here to watch.

 

 

Absolutely Incomparable to Jesus

Timothy P., Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

Our team member Aung S. led a one day training seminar in the village where he currently serves as a pastor. Church members and some nonbelievers in the neighborhood had the privilege of hearing the Message. We saw the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit touch a man’s heart, and the man accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

I am very glad to attend this training seminar because I learned many things I didn’t know. I realized my way of worship and beliefs are totally wrong. I decided to throw away my past belief and accept the new belief I heard about at this seminar before it is too late. I heard evidence that Jesus Christ is the only one who has overcome evil, and I came to realize that the god I formerly worshiped is absolutely incomparable to Jesus. I began to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the true and supreme God.

The teacher used GNPI resources to explain to us about the worldly worship system. I now believe that Jesus Christ is the true Messiah and God, and I accept Him as my personal Savior. I want to have my whole family know and accept this belief in Jesus as well.

Many who attended that seminar said that the training was very helpful for nonbelievers and for believers. They told us they would be very pleased if we continue the same training in the future and promised to bring more people.

How have you seen the Holy Spirit change hearts lately?

 

Decisions for Christ

Timothy P., Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

Our team member Aung recently shared the Gospel with some people in a western village. God is working in a wonderful way among the people of SE Asia. These are some of the people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

I am thirty-nine years old. I have been a Buddhist all my life. I’d never heard about Jesus Christ before Aung visited our village. Many Buddhists view Christianity as a perverted and false religion.

Aung shared about the true and living God. After I heard the Message, I realized what I had heard about Christianity before was totally wrong. I have come to understand clearly that the one true God is Jesus Christ. Jesus gave His own life in order to pay for our sins and came to life again.

When the teacher contrasted Scripture and the teachings of Buddhism using materials created by GNPI-SE Asia, I was convinced that my former way was wrong. I am so happy to hear this Message. I now believe that Jesus Christ is the true God who can save me out of sin. Not only me, I also want all of my relatives to know Jesus and accept Him as their Savior. I will try to share with them about this wonderful God. If my relatives hear this message presented the way I did, they will accept Jesus Christ too.

I was a Buddhist, and I also worshiped spirits. This young teacher visited our village and talked about Jesus Christ. I realized that my way of living is totally wrong because I was following false gods. I know that spirits deceived me. I now understand that Jesus Christ has power over all spirits, and He can cast out all evil spirits into Hell at the end of time. If I continually worship those spirits who will be thrown into Hell, I would surely go to Hell too. I’ve never known about these things before.

I have decided to throw all of the images of spirits out of my house because these things could not save me from sin. The only one who can save me is Jesus Christ alone. I feel assurance that if I believe in Jesus Christ, I don’t need to fear spirits because Jesus has power over them and rules them. I now worship Jesus Christ and pray to Him alone.

I am an elder of our village. I never heard about Jesus Christ, and I thought Christianity was something to fear. This young teacher told me about the unrivaled God whom Christians worship as the only true God. I could easily understand that Jesus is the overcomer from his explanation and teaching tools. I accept Jesus Christ as the true and living God whom everyone should worship.

 

Sharing Jesus

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our office is a place of ministry, healing, and resources. We thank God for the opportunities we have at this time. I’d like to offer encouragement to the whole body of Christ. We need to wake up and realize we don’t have the luxury of time.

The Magic Box

Tom Ommemo of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Ommemo helps assemble and distribute Solar Kits in Africa. He explains how these small boxes equip pastors with technology, so it is easy to present the Word of God in a different way. Many of the dramas shown on the Solar Kits are taken directly from the Bible to help people understand and apply the Scriptures.

The Solar Kit is a very important tool for us.

Visit www.gnpi.org/solarkits if you would like to purchase a Solar Kit for yourself or another Christian worker.

“Las Seven”

Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

Our team is excited about our new live radio show, Las 7 con Pepe (The Seven with Pepe). This dynamic and entertaining program is broadcast every Friday at 7 pm for one hour. Pepe Corche, the main announcer, 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 to us from several states in Mexico and countries like Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Honduras.

We are grateful to God because we have increased contact with the audience. They share their spiritual needs, and we pray for them.

Lena’s Reflections

Lena L. of GNPI-Eurasia

This meeting is a chance to be reunited with my family. I will take the encouragement I’ve received back to my team, and I’m going to share what I’ve learned about equipment, software, hands-on production experience, and lots of other ideas. It’s good to see what the GNPI centers are doing.

I know there are a lot of tools which we can use more effectively to go out into the world. I’m going to use statistics to see how our materials are being used and what we need to change.

No matter what limitations, restrictions, or losses we suffer, we trust in Jesus.

A Remarkable Network

Twenty-five GNPI leaders gathered for the 2017 International Meeting in Damoh, India, for a time of reporting, fellowship, and prayer. One of our board members who went with us commented, “It’s amazing how close these leaders have grown to each other, even though they work so far apart.” Another board member said, “I think GNPI is in very good hands with the regional directors. The size, outreach, and potential for the future is truly remarkable.”

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