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Not in Vain

by Vince Vigil, Regional Director of GNPI-Uganda

Some days people question why they do what they do, or if there is any benefit in continuing to struggle through with their work. Other days the fruits of the labor are evident, and there is no question that God is at work. We got to experience one in the latter category this month!

Three different ministries came together to serve. Each one of the ministries is absolutely incredible. Yet, when all three of them work together, it is a much richer experience.

sewing ministry visit 2

The ladies from our sewing ministry have been working hard to make clothes and cloth diapers for babies over the past few months. As a celebration of the end of the quarter, they took the time to give these gifts to some people in great need. We transported 30-40 women (in a van and pickup truck) to another local ministry called CURE Hospital. This ministry specifically serves as a neurosurgery hospital treating children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, among other things. Many of these children would not survive if this hospital were not serving the country. The women from our sewing ministry gave each mom a gift bag, sang songs of worship together, and then prayed over each of the children that were there.

sewing ministry visit 3

In the background of this scene, another ministry was also serving with their specific skill set. Two of our guys from GNPI came along to take video footage. Individually, the ministries make a positive impact, but when the skills are used together, the impact is huge.

I don’t know who went away more blessed today, but I know that every life was changed as a result of the day. I pray that God continues to encourage each of these people to share their skills to help each other.

Today was a reminder that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Click here to watch the video of these three ministries working together.

Acceptable Methods For All

by TP, Regional Director of GNPI-SE Asia

We are so thankful for your unceasing prayers. We have been busy preparing evangelistic charts, recording Gospel songs, and revising The Ten Keys for Evangelism.

Please pray for our trainings for evangelists. Without explanation, it is hard for people in SE Asia to understand clearly about the true God. Methods and strategy are essential. If people hear the message we share, God will surely be glorified, and we will see amazing things.

AKL

A man who has a Buddhist background visited my office two days ago. He highly recommends the tools we have produced for evangelism. With the help of these tools, it is possible to convince the hearts of Myanmar people to see the true and living God easily.

The visitor said these methods are acceptable for all, even monks. He was so pleased with these productions that he invited my wife and me to his place to encourage his people. His place is 100 miles away from here.

Thank you very much. May God bless you.

 

 

 

New Challenges Bring New Opportunities!

by Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Ukraine

The news and events in our country remind us every day that we do not belong to this world. Our home is not here. The Savior prompted us: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:6)

I have to confess that it is pretty hard to not be troubled when your life and family are impacted by those wars and rumors of wars directly. However, we always have our confidence, comfort, and assurance in Jesus. Reminded by him that the end is not yet, we are reaching forth unto those things which are before and pressing on toward the goal. We must work the works of him that sent us while it is day.

New challenges bring new opportunities, and the Lord provides the opportunities constantly. Our adjustments to a new ministry format are going on. Please pray with us for everything that the change to the two-campus approach involves – management, funds, networking, interaction, etc.

New Challenges Bring New Opportunities2

The team in Crimea is focused, so far, on the ways modern technologies provide ministry. The team is expanding online outreach, producing and distributing resources, and offering media for free download (e-books, audio books, videos, etc.). We are developing a new content management system for our sites and making as many resources available online as possible. Two new audio books on the Biblical foundations of Christian faith were issued recently. We also continue to introduce worship heritage to Russian speaking countries not familiar with many classical Christian hymns. Here is our recent production – Take My Life.

Hard copies of many resources are very much in demand as well, especially children’s textbooks. Special restrictions are expected to be applied to the occupied territory. The lack of certainty is among the main challenges we face. Please keep this issue in your prayers.

class from front1

The possibilities for teaching trips are pretty limited in this current situation. However, the new office in the central part of the country provides new opportunities. After discussing the needs with some ministries and church leaders, we have decided to start a Joint School of Christian Apologetics and Creation Evangelism. The school could serve various colleges, seminaries, and churches in the city and beyond. It could also be a place where leading apologists of the former Soviet Union could share their wisdom, experience, and vision with young leaders according to the 2 Timothy 2:2 approach. While we do not have enough time and people to start everything from the beginning (it took 20 years to develop the ministry and the team in Crimea to the current level), we are going to share an infrastructure with some other partner ministries. We hope to have the first cohort for modular training by the end of the fall. Please pray with us for this exciting initiative.

Thank you for your prayers to help us see that new challenges bring new opportunities to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Solar Kit in a Leper Colony!

by Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India

I recently received this report from our coworker, Robert, at the Chandigarh studio. Robert says,“GNPI not only produces programs but also lends its support in ministerial work. Last Saturday, GNPI staff members packed our bags and went to the leper colony to preach through our Solar Kits.SWS

 “Life seemed to spring back into people as we entered the colony. The children were eager to find out why GNPI was there. It was a long time since they last watched any videos. The children found no ends to their excitement and wanted everything to happen instantly. We carried in some children’s Bible stories and even showed The Passion of the Christ movie to the adults.  

 “As the children watched the videos, some of the adults wondered about our activities. Many asked us about our stories, and we were able to share with them about our faith. Moreover, many people teared up at the movie and the powerful message it conveyed to the hearts of these people.   

Prayer with lepers “We started with a short prayer asking God to restore their faith. The Passion of the Christ film was like a healing touch to them as they saw how Jesus was beaten, punished, and tortured for our iniquities. We reminded them of God’s love for us. Throughout the whole day, we recounted many occasions from the Bible where Jesus performed miracles by healing the sick, the lepers, and raising the dead. There were many who wanted to accept Jesus as their Master and Savior, and everyone was joyful at the promise of Jesus’ return.”

We praise God for this opportunity to use the Solar Kit to display a message of healing and hope in this leper colony in northern India.

Happy to Know!

by TP, regional director of GNPI-SE Asia

Several evangelists and I visit churches and individuals to preach the Word and make the most of every opportunity to share Christ. I am thrilled to share the following testimonies of two new sisters in Christ. These testimonies reveal how God is working through the materials produced here in SE Asia to strengthen churches and transform lives:

DNS

My name is DNS. My husband is a church elder in the Y Church. We have been happily married for many years. Yet, whenever my husband talked about baptism, I refused to listen to him because I was raised in a different church background. Then on Christmas Eve, Evangelist DJO preached about baptism. He preached that baptism is symbolic of Jesus’ death and resurrection. He preached about Jesus and his time on earth. After that I asked DJO more about baptism. He taught me from the little book called A Handbook for Evangelism. He showed me Scriptures and read them to me. From A Handbook for Evangelism, I read, “There is no denomination in Christ.” That phrase was just for me. Now I understand that the Church was established by Jesus. He bought it by his blood. I accepted Jesus as my Savior and was baptized. Now I am happy to know that Jesus is the only Savior and the only way to go to heaven. I feel like a new person. I am happy because my husband insisted that I go to that Christmas celebration. May God bless you!

DHY

 My name is DHY. My husband is a church elder in the N village. I recently became a believer. I was a Buddhist. My parents pressured me never to go to church or listen to my husband. But last Christmas, I went to a Christmas celebration with my uncle’s family. My uncle invited Evangelist DJO to explain more about the true, living God. From A Handbook for Evangelism, I now understand that there is only one God. The god my parents told me to worship was not the god that I needed to worship. I learned so much from this book about Gautama, who was nothing more than a human being. This book explains the five attributes of the true God who gives life and overcomes death. That is what I want. I thank God for giving me a chance to hear and learn about him. I am saved now. I am happy to know about the true, living God.

 Thank you for your prayers, and for your giving, so that more people can know Christ in SE Asia.

 

Pray for the Philippines

GNPI’s regional center in the Philippines is located in Manila on the island of Luzon. Only about 2,000 of the 7,107 Philippine Islands are inhabited. The island of Luzon is the 4th most populated island in the world and is home to about half of the country’s population (which is 107.6 million).

More than 80% of the people in the Philippines claim Catholicism as their religion and only 3% call themselves evangelical Christians.

It can be difficult to communicate the need in beautiful countries like the Philippines. It is relatively well developed and is growing economically. However, looks can be deceiving.

So why pray for the Philippines?

  • Poverty exists everywhere – almost 50% of people live on less than $2 a day.
  • Human Trafficking victims:
    • 300,000 – 400,000 are women
    • 60,000 – 100,000 are children
  • There are more than 100,000 children who live on the streets
  • Natural disasters, such as the recent typhoon that killed more than 6,000 people last November and displaced more than 4 million people

Let your heart be touched. allow your spirit be stirred as you watch this video and pray along.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

Pray for SE Asia

Some countries in SE Asia are not receptive to the Gospel, as Buddhism is the number one religion in that region of the world. But truly, not a week goes by that we don’t receive word from our co-workers there telling us of people coming to know the Lord and “taking baptism.”

The countries in SE Asia need our prayers. GNPI has three regional centers in Asia, and the resources they produce spill over into many different countries and people groups.

Please take just a few minutes to watch this video and pray for one of those countries.

 

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

Expand Regional Center Impact!

Since 1989, GNPI has strategically positioned nine regional centers throughout the world. Like a large family, where each child is unique, the same could be said for each regional center. Some have a staff of ten, others a staff of three. Some work only in video; others work in a host of media formats. Some produce media for youth, while others target science and apologetics as their “sweet spot” topic.

Each regional center director wants to grow by adding more staff and better production equipment to take on projects like:

  • A five-part video series over oppressive social issues in the Spanish youth culture

  • Books and video clips addressing the existence of God in Russia

  • Indigenous worship music for new believers with Buddhist backgrounds

All GNPI productions consider the needs of the culture, community, city, country, and the local churches serving them! We maintain that nationals know best, and that our work needs to reflect the heart language and understanding of those it touches.

Not only do local people know the language and customs, they’re connected to preachers, distribution networks, and broadcasting contacts. In addition, local people help us finish productions faster and with less expense.

Completing projects like those mentioned above will require increased budget support. Over the next few years, our regional centers will work hard to be more strategically and financially effective than ever before. We’ll provide training on new equipment. We’ll hire additional staff who can share impact stories created as a result of what God is using them to accomplish. With your help, these centers of production will impact the growth of God’s kingdom like never before!

With the emergence of project NOMaD as a training ground throughout the world for new men and women of media, there may soon be other “children” added to our regional center family.  Thanks for being part of our growth and vision for the future!

Pray for Kenya

Kenya is a beautiful country, rich in colors, music, and history. Kenyans are strong and have endured much. More than 1.6 million people are living with HIV/AIDS and more than 60% of the population is 25 years old or younger.

The regional center in Kenya produces material that is culturally relevant and much of it is geared toward young people. Their music videos are even being used in the school system through a partnership with Kenya Institute of Education, who have been a backbone in Kenya’s education for many years.

This video will allow you a look at some of the beautiful people of this country and help you pray for this nation.

 

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

Pray for India

India has a population of more than 1 billion people, more than 4,600 people groups who speak more than 1,600 languages. The main religion in India is Hinduism, with Islam coming in second.

The two regional centers and the brand new NOMaD teams in India have their work cut out for them. In less than two years, they have produced The Global Gospel in 6 languages. They have distributed The Global Gospel DVD’s in 17 states reaching over 60,000 people.

By the end of 2014, they anticipate that they will be able to reach almost 1 million people as they produce more languages and expand from DVD to include social media and mobile App distribution.

Please pray for the country of India to be receptive to the Gospel.

 

 

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

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