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My Turning Point

Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, shares this powerful testimony of how God used a simple GNPI filmstrip shown on a Solar Kit to convict George’s heart and transform his life.

George from the Church of Christ in the Bulambuli District of Eastern Uganda

I chose to follow Christ because of what I had seen Him do in my wife’s life. My marriage was a sad one. After years in the army, I was fired. Emptiness descended on my life, and I needed something to fill that gap.

What followed were many nights away drinking, quarrels at home, and total neglect of 
my children. This went on for a few years. During all of this, my wife gave her life to Jesus. Of course, this did not sit well with me. Even with my determination to make her miserable, deep down I started asking questions of myself. In contrast to my misery, her life seemed purposeful. She would say good things, pray for me, and always invite me to join her in church.

Her persistence touched my heart. I decided to give the church a try. It so happened that the pastor was speaking about marriage when I first attended. Later, they showed a Swahili film, Ndume Halisi (Real Man), on marriage. This was my turning point. I made more visits to church, and the pastors spoke with me. The film convicted my heart. I could see myself in the main character.

This is my fifth year as a Christian; my life is changed for the better. My commitment to Christ and the church is strong. I am grateful to God for the blessing of a wife who has ministered to me. She is my rock, and thanks to the film I watched, our relationship has never been better.

 

A Thrilling Outcome

Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India

Our staff is thrilled and excited by the outcome of the 2017 Easter program! We enjoy connecting with those who contact us about our broadcasts on national television. These connections are more than just a follow-up strategy. Talking with these viewers about the Lord renews our purpose, energy, and heart for ministry.
 

Our program included songs and a Message of hope from the Word. We immediately began to follow-up on 500 calls from 20 states in India.

We had really good responses from people, and we prayed for the personal needs of many non-Christians. One person said the Message touched him deeply since he never understood the meaning of Easter before. We sent The Global Gospel to people in various languages to those who requested more videos and study questions about Jesus.

This year three billboards in town, social media, Facebook ads, as well as the word of mouth from our musicians and cast promoted the program to more viewers.

 

“Why”

Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda

Our new release is called the Why project. It’s a three-minute video about the consequences of not being sexually pure, and it is also available for WhatsApp users. We are getting a lot of encouraging feedback on social media with more than 20,000 views in a week and 64 comments asking questions, thanking us, or requesting more videos. Here are a few examples of the comments:

That is my question I ask every time to myself without answer.

We can learn from this lesson.

Great short film..keep them coming! #inspired

This video will be included on the Solar Kits we distribute from now on.

We are excited to harness the influence of social media for Kingdom purposes!

“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.

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