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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.

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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.

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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.

Pray for Rwanda

It has been 15 years since the genocide in Rwanda.

There are five million Rwandans under the age of 18. Many are hungry, homeless orphans who are victims of disease and exploitation.

Kigali, the capitol, was at the center of the horrible tragedy that took place in 1994. The genocide took the lives of 800,000 people and displaced many more within the span of a few months. Since 1994, Kigali has slowly been rebuilt. Tourism and numerous aid workers have revitalized the capital’s economy.

GNPI’s NOMaD team in Rwanda has produced a couple of documentaries about how the love of Christ has lead to forgiveness and healing in this country.

Please watch this video and pray for God’s healing to continue for the many still hurting there.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

Pray for Chile

Chile’s population is nearly 17 million.

Chile claims to have Latin America’s fastest growing economy, despite the financial crisis of 2008.

Catholic influence is still strong in Chile, and 70 percent of people identify with the faith. Yet only 13 percent of Catholics regularly attend mass, and the society is moving further from traditions of the past. One out of seven women are mothers by the age of 14. During the political unrest under Pinochet, the churches in Chile earned a stigma by ignoring the people in their time of need. While many, especially the wealthy, are identifying with Pentecostals, the movement is full of disunity.

Please watch this video and pray for unity and discipleship for this nation. Pray that GNPI’s NOMaD team (grassroots media production team) can show Chileans how to live out their faith in practical ways.

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video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Pray for DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) was known as Zaire until 1997.

Nearly five million people have lost their lives to war, famine, and disease over the past 14 years, and the nation’s economy has been left in shambles.

DR Congo is 95 percent Christian, two percent traditional/ethnic beliefs, one percent Muslim.

The church is the one institution that has survived as a source of stability and hope amidst the devastation and is vital in the rebuilding of a nation scarred by emotional and physical wounds.

Please watch this video and pray for healing and hope for this nation. Pray that GNPI’s NOMaD team (grassroots media production team) can take a strong lead in pointing people to Jesus Christ.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

 

 

Pray for Mali

Mali is one of the 25 poorest countries in the world.

Mali has one of the world’s highest rates of infant mortality with 106 deaths per 1,000 births. Almost half of the population is under the age of 15.

Mali allows freedom of religion. Approximately 90% of the population in Mali is Muslim, followed by Christian (5%), and other indigenous beliefs (5%).

French is the official language of the country. The literacy rate in Mali is very low. It is significantly lower among women than men. The total literacy rate is estimated to be 46.4%.

Because of the needs of Mali, GNPI has been working with a NOMaD team (grassroots media production team) to produce The Global Gospel in the French language. The Global Gospel is designed to be a simple presentation of the life and story of Christ. It features 88 separate stories, beautifully illustrated with striking watercolor images.

Please watch this video and intercede for this nation to come to know Jesus Christ and the truth of his Word.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

 

 

Pray for Indonesia

Indonesian people are scattered across 6,000 islands and speak more than 700 languages.

The democratic government faces many problems after years of military dictatorship.

Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world.

Persecution is a reality for many believers in this country.

GNPI is working to develop NOMaD teams (grassroots media production teams) in this region of the world to accelerate global evangelism through media and discipleship.

Please watch and pray for Indonesia.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

 

 

Pray for South Africa


Violent crimes are commonplace and the murder rate is seven times that of the USA.

There are 1,200 victims buried each day due to the AIDS epidemic.

Until 1994, the country was known for apartheid – white-minority rule. South Africa’s remarkable ability to put centuries of racial hatred behind it in favor of reconciliation was widely considered a social miracle, inspiring similar peace efforts in Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and elsewhere.

We, at GNPI, have been reviewing places that are strategic points of ministry for the past several weeks. We will continue to highlight areas where our NOMaD teams (grassroots media production teams) are working throughout the world to accelerate global evangelism through media and technology.

Please watch this video and intercede for this nation to know true reconciliation through Jesus Christ.

video used with permission from www.prayercast.com

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

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