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“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” — Job 19:25 (NIV)

A Connection in the Parliament! Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine shares, “We have presented our newest book, The Bible and Politics, at one of the top (and oldest) universities in eastern Europe at a conference in Ostroh. The Lord has opened another door with the book as well. A brother in Christ, with a connection in parliament, has arranged to give it to several parliament members! What a great opportunity to impact the transforming society by making politicians aware of God’s guidance for all nations! Please pray with us for open minds and hearts to the Truth of the Scripture’s influence on them and through them!”

The Global Gospel on Flashdrives! Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “Last month our team was in Bangkok to participate as members of the media team at The 8th Congress (Thailand’s 8th Christian convention). Over 4,000 people attended. Our team of four Thai staff was in charge of shooting daily video footage and editing it to be ready for the next main session. It was a big job for our small team who often worked well into the wee hours. We brought boxes of our materials for distribution at our booth and came away with a long list of churches, pastors, and individual Christians who wanted more of our materials. There were hundreds who came to the booth as we each shared the vision of our ministry and explained what materials were available. People were excited to know that all our productions are being uploaded to YouTube for free download. Our newest production, The Global Gospel, was featured at our booth on a small TV. A USB flash drive holds 88 Bible stories with each story being word-for-word Scripture in the Thai language.”

God leads us! TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “God leads us continually to glorify His name through Jesus Christ. I met a man who speaks Mandarin Chinese. He desires to translate some important products of ours into Chinese. Please pray for us in this new avenue of ministry.”

Something Compelling! Donna, a friend from Illinois writes, “There is something compelling about The Global Gospel. I started watching on my cell phone and did not want to put it down. Good job, GNPI.” Please pray that The Global Gospel App will be a compelling way for people in closed areas of the world to come to know Christ.

And the Winner Is . . . Congratulations to Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines and her team for winning a bronze Crown Award for Best International Film and a silver Crown Award for Best Curriculum for the My Worship: Real or Replacement series. We praise the Lord for this encouragement for these coworkers.

Solar Kits Train Tomorrow’s Leaders

Austin and Amanda Ganyo share about how a Solar Kit has expanded their ministry, Training Tomorrow’s Leaders. They have been using one Solar Kit throughout the seven regions where they work in northern Ghana and Togo.

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They are excited to continue the partnership with GNPI and use more Solar Kits as they focus on church planting and discipleship. Watch for another video highlighting the Ganyos’ strategies to train Christian leaders.

Thank you for helping us provide Solar Kits equipped with culturally relevant materials for Christian workers around the world!

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If you are interested in using a Solar Kit for your ministry, please click Solar Kit application.

If you are interested in providing a Solar Kit for national church workers around the world, click http://gnpi.org/solarkits/#!/page_Sponsor

 

Thank You for Helping “Say It Forward” at GNPI-Philippines!

Last month we asked our wonderful supporters to help fund a project based out of the Philippines called Say it Forward. These Ted-Talk style presentations feature prominent Christians from the Philippines sharing how they negotiate the Christian life.

Not only did you help fund the project, you helped fund another! The response to the project through the social media platform GoFundMe and our email updates was fantastic. You provided enough to fund Say it Forward and the next project on the docket for the Philippines,

Life Matters, a 10-minute video Bible study video for those looking to enrich their faith.

We are grateful for your help in funding this project. You have been an encouragement to all our staff! We are excited to see what the Lord will do in the Philippines with this new series.

If you didn’t have a chance to see the project overview for Say it Forward, watch as Regional Director Nenette Pacoli explains what the series is about, enlists prayer partners, and expresses her appreciation.


Thank you for helping accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Spoken Word

I just returned from an enriching time at the 2015 North American Christian Convention (NACC). The theme for the gathering was “We Speak.”

Obviously, you and I understand what’s behind the spoken word.  One of us opens our mouth, something comes out, it’s taken in and processed by the other, and responded to in some way.

However, did you know there is a literary process called “Spoken word?”

Spoken word involves performance-based poetry. It makes use of wordplay and storytelling to dramatically highlight a concept or idea. Performers of spoken word weave in poetic components like rhyme, repetition, slang, improvisation, along with tone, gestures, and facial expressions to create a unique audience experience.

Watch the video I’ve included below and listen to this wonderful perspective about how the global Church has been present to tackle the issues of education, healthcare, slavery, racism, and others!

At GNPI we believe Jesus was the paramount Spoken Word. Sharing His story brings hope and healing to a world desperately searching for peace. Yes, Jesus is still Lord of all!

 

Maya in Monterrey and Beyond

Edith Medellín is a young mother living in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She loves reading and has found this an excellent way to share the Gospel with her neighbors. She encourages reading by taking books to parks and even promotes her interests with a reading room she created. Here she shares Gospel stories that carry morals and messages from the Word.

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On many occasions she reads Christian stories to children. Recently, GNPI-Mexico gifted her with the series of “Maya, the Macaw.” Edith wrote back to us, sharing this about the books:

“We have this new trilogy of a very likeable friend named, Maya, the Macaw. This beautiful character teaches our children important lessons through her interesting adventures. Additionally, these books have important advice for parents to encourage and support their children in love and wisdom.

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I give thanks to God for these beautiful stories shared with me by Brother Gustavo Velázquez, director of the regional center in Piedras Negras, Mexico.
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Diego, like many children, was drawn to Maya in the reading room, so I loaned him the book to share with his mom. When I next saw him at school, he joyfully told me he had read the story to his dad and was looking forward to reading the other two stories.

Diego frequently uses the reading room. Recently he came in with his mom, who told me he preferred to come to the library (as he calls it) instead of going to a party. Filled with curiosity, she decided to accompany him to the reading session and said it was a wonderful experience. As a result, she borrowed a book by Max Lucado that interested her.”

International Consultant Bob Gurwell shares a few more details about Edith, Diego, and a surprising discovery of where more Maya books were found.

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GNPI is thrilled to help Christians around the world find creative ways to share the Gospel with their neighbors.

 

Pray for Hindus

Intercede for Hindus along with this prayercast video:

Pray for God’s Holy Spirit to move among Hindus all over the world to bring them to Christ.

Ask God to change the world through the newly born Christians.

Pray for Christians to have strength, boldness, and humility in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Relevance Requires Real Homework

Peter Ignatius, president of Lakeview Bible College & Seminary, recently visited GNPI in Joplin. All the students training for church planting ministry in Chennai, India, must take some media training to make them more effective. Peter said the young people of India do not respond to the spoken word, so visual and media are extremely important in this country.

Peter has a passion to be relevant with the Gospel. He says being relevant requires doing some real homework.

Here are two videos produced by the NOMaD team in Chennai. They call their NOMaD team Xpressions: Valalyam and Selvi.

 

Thai Christians Sharing Their Faith

 

Tom Silkwood is thrilled to report many more Thai people are hearing the Message of salvation and grace through videos, DVDs, and testimonies they upload to the Internet.

By Tom Silkwood, Regional Director of GNPI-Thailand and Freedom Films Productions

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Dr. Vacharee visited our office while she was in Thailand.

Left to Right:  Nitt, Dr. Vacharee, Noii, Woot, and Tom

 

Our Thai staff are always on the lookout for stories of Thai Christians that will encourage and motivate other Christians, as well as proclaim the Truth to the Buddhists who make up over 95 percent of Thailand’s population.

Recently, they produced a video of a Thai Christian dentist, Dr. Vacharee. She immigrated to Minnesota, got her education as a dentist, and set up a dental clinic that provided services to all who were in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Her testimony is an inspiration for us all to focus on the needs of others rather than our own personal gain.

The video team of GNPI ministry partner, Freedom Films Productions, captures stories of faith and encouragement. Some are testimonials, while others are of teachers sharing biblical Truths. Some are even of pastors in Thai churches who share powerful sermons in the Thai language. Tom and Gayle assist in providing English subtitles for each story. Thai speakers everywhere can now watch uploaded messages on YouTube.

Over 30 programs have been uploaded onto YouTube and can be viewed at “FFPThailand.” Watch as Thai Christians proclaim their faith (some stories even have English subtitles).  Below are links to four videos you can watch. Just press “click here” on each of the captions or the pictures.

 As a young girl, Dr. Vacharee began to question the beliefs of Buddhism. In studying English with missionaries in Thailand, she also learned of Jesus’ love for her.

Click here to watch a video of her testimony (with English subtitles).

 

Patara depended on compliments and praise from others for self-esteem, until she lost all her hair.  In her horror and shame, she searched for comfort from a Christian friend who led her to hope in Jesus Christ.  unnamed-3

Click here to watch a video of Patara’s testimony (with English subtitles).

 

 

Chaiyo was a gang member in Minnesota who was addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, and stealing.  His nephew brought him into the Thai community of believers where he gave up his old life and received new life in Christ.  unnamed-4

Click here to see Chaiyo’s testimony, which is also subtitled in English.

 

 

Fahng was raised in a orphanage in Thailand.  A burden of low self-esteem and a feeling of being unlovable, even by God, led her to seek God for understanding of his love for her.  Now Fahng and her husband plant churches in unchurched areas in Thailand.

Click here to see Fahng’s story, subtitled in English.unnamed-5

 

 

 

We are greatly encouraged by you fellow believers who share in this calling with us through prayer and support to make the ministry possible.

The Change That Is Needed

by Greg Fish, creative media designer

Chile was my home growing up. My parents were missionaries there for 18 years. For me, it had been 14 years since I last set foot on Chilean soil. However, I recently went back to connect a GNPI supporting church in Plainfield, Indiana, to Habacuc Diaz and the NOMaD team in the booming capital of Santiago.

Much was very familiar: sights, sounds, and smells. However, I also noticed how much has changed. Most striking is the prevailing attitude of the unchurched toward religion. Chile is a country steeped in Catholic tradition. In the past you were placed in one of two groups, Catholic (the vast majority) or Protestant.

Today, there are still two major groups, but I’ve been told any religious group, whether Catholic or Protestant, is now lumped together and seen in a negative light. In Chile, religion and all that it stands for has become bad. Secular culture has moved to the forefront of this predominantly Catholic country. This is the ministry context for Chilean culture.

The decline of interest in the things of God is one reason project NOMaD is so important. Media has played a big role in Chilean cultural shifts and how people regard the Church. Misguided perceptions need to be reoriented. A connected and media-savvy generation of Chileans is searching for something significant. Habacuc has seen this search tear the fabric of society because Church is not valued, but any other sort of community is. He wants to use media (the language of the day) to try to pull people’s hearts back to God.

It’s not an easy task, and to even be considered, media must look modern and professional. Habacuc’s NOMaD team has been trained well, and their productions are meeting some of the greatest needs facing the Chilean church.

While I was in Chile we were able to provide the team additional, advanced training to help them learn and implement popular video effects commonplace and effective in secular media. The training will help their messages compete with those seen everyday by Chileans.

Please pray for Habacuc and his team as they continue to fight a tidal wave of closed mindedness toward God. The boundless Message of Jesus can speak through media to change lives. That change starts with the heart.

 

GNPI-Mexico’s Growing Outreach

By Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico

Recently Gustavo Velázquez, regional director of GNPI-Mexico, was invited to a youth convention in the city of Monterrey, Mexico.

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More than 230 young people attended this event. Gustavo had the opportunity to share about the ministry and the scope of the outreach through mass media.

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At the same time he encouraged the young people to serve the Lord through ministry and in their churches.

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Gustavo also shared GNPI materials with other leaders and pastors.

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One leader commented: “Every day at my work station I listen online to Good News Radio. I turn up the volume for my colleagues, who are not Christians, so they can hear also. Some have asked me about the music of the season, and I take the opportunity to share the Word of God.”

They have made some improvements to the radio station in Mexico. Our radio booth now has a better workspace, a module specifically for radio. We also installed another microphone to allow live interviews and improve broadcasting over the Internet. Thank you for your prayers for this growing part of our ministry.

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GNPI’s International Consultant Bob Gurwell shared more about the outreach of the internet radio station when he visited with International Director Bob Sartoris recently. Bob said that one of the most encouraging comments they heard was that the station provides more than just music.

 

 

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