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Presentation at La Presa!

Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico shares about the joy of providing some materials to a group of young people for their evangelistic efforts.



By Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico




About 60 young people from the northern area of Coahuila, Mexico, held an activity of evangelism, where they visited a place called “La Presa.” They visited many homes, sharing the Gospel of Jesus and praying for the families. The young people invited the families to gather in the main square where they sang some praises and heard the Message of salvation preached. By God’s grace, three people gave their lives to Jesus Christ. During this activity, the young people gave out materials produced by GNPI-Mexico, and we were delighted to hear how the children enjoyed the materials.

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GNPI is very grateful to all our ministry partners who all help us work together to share Christ with people of all ages.

Solar Kit Milestone

Coworkers at GNPI have been developing the Solar Kit for more than 30 years. GNPI currently has two workshops where the Solar Kits are assembled, in Joplin and in Damoh. A third workshop is underway in Chiang Mai, which was made possible by a generous grant.

For each region of the world, the Solar Kit is configured in the way that best serves the people of the area and is most affordable. Jeff Silkwood has been working to make sure all the components are accessible in Thailand. We recently received this report about his progress with the Thai Solar Kit.

By Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand


The Thai version of the Solar Kit has reached a new milestone. The first system designed for this region is up and running and includes the solar panel, junction board, battery, and television. The next step is finding a better lithium battery (if it is cost effective) and replacing the wooden junction board with a lighter plastic or PVC board. The new system should be in the field within the next couple of months.

There are a number of local and regional evangelists available to start testing the system. My biggest concern is good communication with the people using the new system. Feedback is difficult because geography hampers communication, but it is important for us to know how to refine the system for the future.

We are very excited to adapt the Solar Kit for this region of the world, so we can begin to assemble the Solar Kits in our own workshop. We want to provide these ministry tools in the most economical and efficient way.


Scientists of God

Sergei Golovin believes the work of the Lord should never stop. He is committed to making the best of the uncertain situation for the sake of the kingdom of God. He and his team are excited to introduce some new apologetics materials for Europeans.

By Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Ukraine

A new media project has resulted as a follow up of our Scientists of God book publishing. Through several generations, the worldview in our region was shaped by atheistic textbooks on science, and most everyone believed that all great scientists were atheists by default.

Many people told us they were challenged greatly by discovering from Scientists of God that the vast majority of modern science founders were devoted believers and were led in their research by their convictions. This led us to produce a series of short videos, also called Scientists of God. The first one is on Louis Pasteur.

We also started a Creation Moments audio series. It includes 90-second programs on natural evidences for the biblical account of creation. Please keep these projects in your prayers.


Indigitous Conference 2015

Manee Massey communicates his gratitude for the opportunity to attend a conference and connect with many new partners.

By Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India



I want to personally thank GNPI for sending me to the Indigitous 2015 Bangalore conference. I was exposed to new technology, ideas, understanding, and most importantly, new contacts. I was one of the first to share a project idea on stage. Only nine people were selected, so I felt really blessed to be chosen.


Some of the other highlights were:

  1. I met a man who is working on a Web-based App that will enable any video to embed, so we can offer the users follow-up contents relevant to their language. I see this software as a big success in the future as it would allow us to measure the success of our videos real time. It would provide various types of analytics like who is watching, where, how long the video was played, and who is interested.
  1. I met a passionate Christian and great App developer. He gave me some direction and provided me with lots of resources to read.
  1. I was able to meet a 3-D artist who may be willing to help me to make Christian cartoons for kids, and we can turn those into videos.
  1. I met a man from Australia who is in need of Indian youth videos and Hindi content. He is interested on the videos we have produced, so we will have further discussions.
  1. I met a couple who do seminars with non-Christians on the subjects of parenting and marriage. They introduce Christ’s teaching by bridging it with parenting seminars. We may be in contact in the future. They are considering coming to Damoh to record a video for their ministry.
  1. I met a person who works with Muslim students in schools and could help us with our projects.201502_IND_Indigitous_0001

The conference challenged me in a couple areas as well. I watched some good quality videos, which encouraged me to push the level of our production much higher.

Another one of the big things which impacted me is that we produce lots of videos, but now I see big need for follow-up material.

As you can see, my experience was very good, and I hope what I learned will shape and improve our productions. Thanks again!

Produce. Partner. Train.

By Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Philippines 


GNPI-Philippines’ mission is to produce excellent, culturally relevant materials and to partner with Christ-centered churches and organizations. Part of that partnership is to share our materials with them or train people in production. Produce. Partner. Train. These past two months, we got to do all three!

Recently, we went to Christ’s Church in Malolos (about 20 miles away) to present the ministry to six ministers and their wives, who came from different towns within a five-mile radius of Malolos.  Four of the six pastors signed an on-the-spot partnership agreement to use our materials responsibly and to pray for GNPI-Philippines on a regular basis. They asked if we were asking for money or selling the materials. We told them that the materials were theirs to use free of charge, and they really couldn’t believe it at first. We left DVD copies of over 30 Asin at Ilaw lessons (grouped into topics), WWJD episodes, Worship series, and All Things New. A few days later, I got a note from one of the pastors that they are planning to use All Things New in an evangelistic event very soon. I hope to hear from the others too.



​Then, I did a video production workshop for 30 high school students, at the request of our long-time partner, Jesus’ Flock Academy.  I designed a one-week course for them, following the course outline for NOMaD, and I asked our former staff member, Nonie, to speak about camera techniques, lighting, and audio. It was both exciting and tiring work, but it was definitely fulfilling to see the kids on fire to tell their own stories on video.

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Meanwhile, we have had shoots for two more episodes of WWJD too.



It’s been a hectic couple of months for us, and we are totally happy. Thanks again for this opportunity to be working hand in hand with you all.


A Newfound Hope

TP, regional director in SE Asia, has an evangelistic friend who loves to use GNPI resources to share the hope of Christ with many people. Here are the testimonies of a couple of the people he met on a recent trip who now have the hope of heaven.

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I praise God for his Word. My name is KT, and I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in a Buddhist family. My parents were elders in a Buddhist monastery. My wife is a believer. She always told me to believe in Jesus, but I didn’t care what she said.  A few months ago, all the believers from my tribe had a big celebration.The elders appointed me to help cook lunch, so I went there. I met many new friends and old friends. I met a relative who was an evangelist. He explained things to me so that I could have hope in Jesus.

Now I know that Jesus is the only One who can save me from sin. I also learned that Jesus is the One for whom we have been waiting. There is no one else after Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the First and the Last.” I appreciate very much the teacher who wrote this Handbook for Evangelism and the teacher who taught us about the True God. The teachings of this book are very clear. I hope more people would hear about the True God.


I thank God for something I have never heard in my life. My name is MM, and I am 24 years old. I worshipped the wrong god for many years. Because of the difficulties in my life, I went to live with my aunt’s family and help the family. My father died when I was away from home. I was very sad, angry, and confused.

At that time, a guest came to my aunt’s. He was an evangelist. He helped me understand the One True God. As a result, I have chosen to worship the God who has power to control everything, the God who made me. I am happy now that I know the True God. I lost my father before he knew God, but I want to be saved. I also want the rest of my family to be saved. I will serve God, who cares for me every minute of my life. I thank God that he loves me and cares for me since my physical father is gone. I love Jesus who made a way for me to go to heaven. I am happy that the great God whom we have waited for has already come and did all the great things, which no man can do. I am saved now.

Because of your partnership and prayers for GNPI, God is using people like TP and his team to share the Good News about Jesus.


Rejoicing and Reflecting on Vision Night 2015

GNPI welcomed a total of 465 people to our three Vision Night events. We had 325 people attend in Joplin, 95 people in Indianapolis, and 50 in Phoenix. It was a wonderful time of fellowship, encouragement, and sharing the vision of what God can do through the ministry of GNPI in the future.

Here are some highlights of Executive Director Mike Schrage’s update about the global ministry of GNPI before introducing our special guest, Sergei Golovin, regional director of GNPI-Ukraine.


When you think of the word “boundless,” what comes to mind? I thought of a few things: oceans, galaxies, and God’s grace — these all have a sense of boundlessness! “His grace is new EVERY morning!” (Lamentations 3:22-23) That means boundless, limitless grace from a boundless, limitless God!

But four billion people have not accepted this offer of grace, and two billion have not even heard of this grace! They’ve not heard because they’re trapped by walls of religion. They’re bound — bound by the wall of Islam (1 billion), Hinduism (1 billion) and Buddhism (over half a billion), and other bounded systems of approaching God.

These are people Jesus died for who desperately need to hear about a boundless God who can obliterate any obstacle that stands between them and him. They need followers like you who believe in this remarkably boundless God to embrace ministries like GNPI to make a global difference.

Our staff of 16 full-time or part-time staff in Joplin support 84 full and part-time national workers. That does not count our eight NOMaD teams and their members! Today, GNPI has production taking place in 17 locations in well over 20 languages. The sun rarely sets on the humming production network of GNPI – she is becoming boundless in scope and impact!

As a perfect illustration of how God’s boundless majesty can overcome any obstacle we face, Dr. Sergei Golovin shares with us his testimony and tenacity.


Here is the audio of what Sergei shared at Vision Night.

Thank you for your prayers and partnership to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.


The Boundless Message of Jesus

Is media good or bad? Positive or negative? The answer is yes. It’s both, and it depends solely on the message behind the media. More often than not, in a fallen world, the numerous messages bombarding us through media are negative influences working toward destruction. Yet, GNPI is all about redeeming the powerful medium of media and using it for the good of the world. We accomplish this great feat because our Message is Jesus, and his power is boundless.

This video contrasts the “bad” media with the “good” and God-honoring media of GNPI being distributed all over the world. We hope you’ll share this video with your friends, so they, too, can see how GNPI is redeeming the times through media and technology!

We also have created a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this video. You can watch the short featurette here.

A Kingdom Shaker’s Journey (Part Two)

Samantha Allgood recently spent an extended time at GNPI-SE Asia where she helped with some English translation projects. Samantha gained some valuable insights into the culture. Regional Director TP explains how he started in ministry and why he began to partner with GNPI. Please click here to see A Kingdom Shaker’s Journey (Part One).

by Guest Blogger, Samantha Allgood, a student in British Columbia at the Canadian Institute of Linguistics.

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TP began his evangelism work in 1993. “I just shared what I knew,” he says in a simple, matter-of-fact way. At the time, he began his studies at a Bible Institute in SE Asia, while his wife and family of three years remained in one of the northern towns. Previously, TP studied at a regional college (1979-1981) and and a university (1982-1986), where he majored in zoology and was a top student and organization leader within his student body. To continue at the Bible college, he quit his current job as a state-appointed high school teacher and volunteer middle school teacher where he taught biology, science, and English. He was supported financially by another family and the help of a Christian ministry. This was a blessing since TP no longer had any income and spent the leisure time he had outside of school evangelizing surrounding villages on his bicycle, with the help of a few friends.  Within two years, thirty Buddhists had turned from their old ways to accept Christ as Lord and Savior through TP’s faithful witness.

However, TP wasn’t satisfied. He wanted new ways to reach more people more effectively.“Oh Lord, the way I’m evangelizing is impossible to influence this country,” he cried out. Quietly, in his heart, TP prayed for a way to evangelize more than 10,000 times what he was currently capable of with what he had. Some years later, after holding his own teaching posts at two colleges, then furthering his biblical study in Ohio at Cincinnati Christian University, God answered the prayer of his heart. The Lord opened a door for TP to partner with Good News Productions International (GNPI) in running the GNPI-SE Asia production studio where he had full access to the creation of the evangelism materials that would indeed reach 10,000 times the eyes and ears of his previous ministry.

TP first met the director of GNPI while crossing paths at a missions conference in Thailand. “I believe God chose me,” TP shares, as he reflected upon his gratitude to be selected by GNPI. They joined in the shared vision, and via GNPI, TP has since completed over 100 projects. Most are evangelism tools in Burmese – including charts, tracts, and published books – while others involve the testimonies and Gospel songs for 29 tribal languages within SE Asia.

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“That is the most effective way to spread the Gospel. Through this Gospel, this nation will transform,” TP explains of the material production and their distribution/training plans.  “Through this work, God will transform people. If people hear this personally, the Holy Spirit [will] start working effectively, and they will stop giving food to the monks, they will stop trusting monks … if SE Asia will transform, the other nations will see us.” TP references the fact that this region is the leader among the Theravada Buddhist countries.

Though, as in every work, “There are temptations,” TP notes. “God opened the door to move our family to the United States after 2000,” he reflects.  An opportunity most would jump at proved a difficult decision for TP. He was “praying and thinking, praying and thinking, should we move or not…?” He knew of the comforts and amazing opportunities that awaited in the States, even very fruitful opportunities for ministry, and he also knew of the benefits for his children. Yet it came down to the fact that God had entrusted him with the ministry he had prayed for in SE Asia, the one that had burned in his heart.  “My heart was [at] peace and convinced, we should not move,” he decided. He knew where he needed to stay.  

As TP continues the great harvest in SE Asia, he invites your prayers for continued revival, for provision for the necessary resources and funds for his studio work, and for more Christians to join in this task. “God listened to my prayers … God fulfilled my prayers,” TP reflects in gratitude. The great God we serve together as laborers in the harvest will surely delight in harkening unto your prayers too.