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A Changed Life

By Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Kenya, Africa

Joss was originally the subject of a video produced by GNPI-Kenya for Global Media Outreach (GMO), a ministry that uses technology to share the Gospel of Jesus all over the world.  Now, he’s using a GNPI Solar Kit to share Christ in Tanzania. Joss sent this report after seminars in several areas:

In Singida, 600 people came to watch the video and listen to the preaching.
In Manyara, 900 people attended one night, amazing!
In Mbulu, over 1,000 people came, the largest number ever and God did his part.


unnamed-1editJoss said, “Many men from the Mangat tribe here in Tanzania saw the need to change their lives after watching Dume Halisi (Fatherhood) produced by GNPI in Nairobi, Kenya. Though the film focuses mainly on men, women too felt touched by the film and thus the need to humble themselves like the Bible teaches. In all, 17 people gave their lives to Christ that day. One girl, who had been raped by her father years ago, forgave him on that very day.”

Joss’ own life has changed dramatically since he began reading his Bible and found the Message he really needed. He endured persecution, and then he began ministering to others. Joss was a Muslim man working as a chief electronics technician when he began hearing a voice about Jesus when he slept. Joss began reading his Bible in his spare time. Joss’ boss noticed his Bible and fired him. Joss felt devastated and became suicidal. Watch how God turned Joss’ life around in the video GNPI produced for GMO.

Joss mentions GodLife in the video. This refers to and is a trademark of Global Media Outreach based on 1 John 5:11, “God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life.”

A Gratifying Moment

It is a blessing to be able to hear directly from our coworkers around the world.

By Jesca Naavah of GNPI-Uganda

It is a gratifying moment to come to work in the office and serve God in his kingdom. God has been good to us! Here in Mbale, we worked with our long time ministry partners, as well as some new community partners, to achieve most of our goals. We have been able to see God’s wonderful work in the lives of people here in Uganda. Our production team had the privilege of visiting some villages and showing The Global Gospel. Watch what happened in one of the villages.

We believe God has a lot in store for us and the people we serve this new year. It is our prayer that we can pay attention to those details and how he wants us to reach out to his people.

The Solar Kit program has been a very favorable means for spreading the Gospel. With the help of Messiah Theological Institute (MTI), through qualified evangelists who we also train on how to use the Solar Kits, we have been able to witness how the program changed many people’s lives and even broke down religious boundaries. On some occasions, we have had Muslims and non-Christians accepting Christ.

The production team helped Livingstone International University (LIU) with some audio and video advertisements, which assisted LIU in the recruitment of new students. We were so happy to be part of such an evolution and development of the community through our services. There was also the Messiah Theological Institute graduation ceremony, which we  took part in covering the ceremony and witnessing the impact of these courses on the local pastors. In addition, the Digital African Studies by Extension (DASE) program, Life of Christ, by Pastor Dennis Okoth is now in the editing process.

We are looking forward to having a beautiful year filled with God’s grace.

A Conversation with Vince Vigil

Vince Vigil has been instrumental in GNPI-Uganda since its inception. He has stepped down as regional director as his family has transitioned back to the USA. We wish him the very best and are grateful for all of his work on behalf of GNPI. The center is now in the very capable hands of the national staff members there in Mbale.

Vince was recently in our office in Joplin, so we asked him to reflect on his history with our organization. In the video below, you can hear Vince in his own words:



Pray for Peace in Ukraine


This year’s Vision Night speaker, Sergei Golovin, comes from the country of Ukraine, where there is continued turmoil. GNPI has an office and a staff of five in Simferopol (which is south of Mariupol on the map below).


This regional office was in Ukraine, which is now occupied by Russia. For security reasons, GNPI’s regional director has relocated to Kiev. Last year, GNPI carried out a NOMaD training in the city of Donetsk, where fighting is still occurring. See one of the GNPI NOMaD video productions here:

Ukraine: the human cost

  •         Some 5.2 million people live in conflict-affected areas, and 1.4 million are considered “highly vulnerable and in need of assistance”
  •         More than a million people have fled their homes with 633,523 living as displaced persons within Ukraine and 593,622 living outside Ukraine, mostly in Russia
  •         More than 4,800 people have been killed in the fighting, and at least 10,322 have been injured, including at least 102 children

Source: UN report of 9 January for refugee figures; news reports for casualty estimates

Mourners in Ukraine

As you read the statistics, see the photo, and view their testimony about how media (in peaceful times) could impact their country. Please pray for peace in this war-torn region of Eastern Europe.

What Can I Do?

It’s mid-February now. How are those New Year’s commitments going? It is always a good time to make changes, renew commitments, and open new chapters in our lives. You may be looking to become more involved in missions. Any size gift toward the $1,000 price tag to make a Solar Kit available to a missionary, or national Christian worker, would be a great way to start.

Even if you aren’t looking to give a gift, we invite you to watch this video and say a prayer for Roger and Kpowbie. You won’t be sorry.

In the world of missions, partnerships are one of the most valuable resources. The GNPI network of partners is constantly expanding, allowing the impact of the Gospel to reach further and further. In this video, Roger Babik, president of Master Provisions, explains about his partnership with Kpowbie Daniel, an evangelist in Togo, West Africa, who is using GNPI Solar Kits to plant churches.


Prayers & Praises

“No more night . . . the Lord will give them light.” —Revelation 22:1-5


The Indigitous Conference! Manee Massey writes, “I am leaving for the Indigitous conference in Bangalore in a few days. Attendees were asked to submit a project idea, so I submitted the one about projects for the urban unreached. It is exciting to see my project idea is the first on the list, and they are sharing it in promotional emails. Once they are done with the selection process, they will even sponsor an idea or team to implement a project idea. Please keep me in your prayers. Pray that something new will come from this conference.”

Pray Continually! TP from GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Please pray continually that we will be able to do trainings for evangelism and for those who are capable to teach others. Pray for God to let the people of this region see the True and Living God through us.”

An Incredible Trip! Executive Director Mike Schrage and International Director Bob Sartoris had an incredible trip to a conference in Europe for outreach to North Africa and the Middle East. They had a chance to meet with people from all over the world who use media to spread the Gospel. Praise God that they saw God provide for their needs, set a prisoner free, and open new doors to share the Good News.

Current and Future Outreach! Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico reports, “Our radio broadcasts are being affected by a few issues with our Internet. Please pray we can resolve these issues with the service providers. In addition, please pray for us as we are working on the script for the next short film on anorexia.”

Creation Moments! Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine shares, “A new media project resulted as a follow up of our Scientists of God book publishing. Many told us how greatly they were challenged through finding from the book that the vast majority of modern science founders were devoted believers and were led in their research by their convictions. We have produced 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 of 90-second programs on natural evidences for the biblical account of creation. Please keep these projects in your prayers.”

A Pleasing Presentation

By Gustavo Velázquez, Regional Director of GNPI-Mexico

Last month we presented the short film, No Return, to about 50 pastors and their wives, with a total attendance of over 100 people. It is on the topic of suicide. We were very pleased with the reaction of the audience, to hear their applause at the end of the film, and even more when they verbally expressed congratulations and their wish to share the short film with their congregations. We gifted them a DVD copy with all three of our short films, and they were happy with that.



We thank God for a year of hard work.

We trust that God is working in each project that is seen by thousands of people through social networks, mass communications, churches, street ministries, and in homes through cable channels.



Remembering Marsha Bacon


Our Communications Coordinator Marsha Bacon passed away on Tuesday, February 3, after fighting colon cancer since last March. Marsha has worked at GNPI since 2004. She will be greatly missed.

Our dear friend, colleague, and fellow follower of Jesus, Marsha Bacon, was invited “Home”. . . She fought “the good fight” and finished well.
— Executive Director Mike Schrage

Lost a friend and co-worker today to a bout with cancer. Our loss is heaven’s gain! Her faith was strong ever since she was first diagnosed. She inspired many people near and far. Marsha Bacon loved everyone and it showed. This picture is from the closing shot of a video I did where we had just enjoyed a one hour prayer service via the Internet with all nine of GNPI’s regional centers around the globe (for which Marsha was the main point of contact and communication). In this shot, she had just wiped away a tear, right before settling into this smile of joy and peace. And today, Jesus himself wiped whatever tears she shed, and she is now in perfect peace and joy in his presence. You will be, and are, missed. Thanks, Marsha, for your life of service to the kingdom that was always done in excellence and love.
— Greg Fish, Creative Media Designer


I thank the Lord for your dedication to his ministry, the excellent work that you did, and the joy you always brought into the room. I am more than grateful for your love and friendship, through the years, across the miles, and through cyberspace. I will miss ‘chatting’ and giggling with you, my dear dear friend. Love you, Marsha Bacon.
— Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Philippines

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GNPI-Mexico is saddened by this loss, but I know you are now at peace with the Lord. Thank God for your work and dedication to this ministry. No longer will I receive your messages of encouragement and observation of my work in this ministry.
— Abi Flores of GNPI-Mexico

Indeed, heaven has gained a great Warrior Bride for Jesus. No victories for Satan! I never got to meet her in person, yet God made a special connection between us. I’m so grateful and honored to have her as a friend and sister in Christ. Her courage, passion, and warmth was inspiring! She encouraged me greatly in my gift of art.
— Annah Masiga is the wife of Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Kenya, Africa


This woman was one of a kind. I will miss our little talks and inside jokes. I am so glad I got to say goodbye.
— Pa See Caby, Creative Graphic Designer

Marsha’s friend and worship pastor, Phil Mehrens, shared this video testimony recorded last fall.

“He knows the way that I take, and when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
– Job 23:10

Cultural Reversal

By Bryan S. Lawler, Creative Project Coordinator

Many times I have traveled to other countries, and you never know what to expect. You try to keep an open mind and be ready to adapt to any situation you might find yourself in. I recently had the opportunity to travel and be part of a unique experience along with my co-worker, Stan.

One principle at the core of the ministry of GNPI is cultural relevance. We talk about culture in countries other than the US. The GNPI-Thai team was invited to film the testimony of a Thai-American dentist living in St. Paul, MN. It was a rare and interesting opportunity for them to offer a reversal for our US mindset of missions and show us what cultural relevance looks like as our Thai co-workers did “missions work” in Minnesota.

Watch this video and I think you’ll understand.

Romans 12 comes to mind for many reasons to help describe my feelings regarding this team and their commitment to follow God’s will and show God’s love in a country other than Thailand.

“Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” – Romans 12:1-2 (MSG)

Training the Trainer

By Greg Fish, Creative Media Designer

If you’ve been around GNPI for a while, you probably picture Jason Miller with a group in some foreign country when you think of NOMaD training. That would be a correct assumption, but it’s not always the case.

Last summer, Jason conducted a live training in our studios in Joplin. We filmed it and he’s been editing it so the entire hands-on learning course can be viewed online on YouTube. Existing NOMaD teams can watch the parts they’d like to reference for a refresher. Also, other trainers can see the curriculum and duplicate that sort of training elsewhere. We believe it will have a multiplying effect!

The project isn’t even finalized, but it’s already working. Meet Todd Beaverson from Moberly, MO. In this short video, you’ll see Jason preparing Todd for a trip to Haiti to train people in media. We’re excited about this “training the trainer” opportunity, and we plan to post a follow-up story upon Todd’s return next month.