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GNPI Makes the Journey Easier

Stephen Muturi, Operations Manager of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, shares the following testimony of a minister who has been using a Solar Kit from GNPI.

My name is Michael Simbwa. I am a minister at the Mityana Church of Christ in the central region of the country. I have been a Christian for over 20 years.  My parents are of the Catholic faith. I decided to take a different path in school when I gave my life to Christ. The call to evangelize has been full of challenges, but Jesus prepared us.

One of the reasons I became an evangelist was to reach as many people as possible. The great commission is dear to my heart. It is with this that I have kept the faith, committed myself to mission work even with financial and social among other challenges facing people who go into full time ministry.

I was introduced to GNPI in 2010 soon after they opened the office in Uganda. By then I was actively involved in evangelism and ministry in my village, Bikhonge, Bulambuli district. Having the Solar Kits has been more than a blessing to my call. When preaching to people, every pastor hopes to get many people’s attention. This can be hard when people are very busy trying to make a living.

I cannot thank God enough for what He has achieved through the Solar Kits. I never imagined I would travel to places outside my village but the numbers the films attract inspire me. I have reached so many people, something that I would never have done without the use of this portable technology.

I testify that God is never limited by anything. He can reach people in the farthest of places. I am humbled to be His vessel of ministry. GNPI makes the journey easier.
I am glad for the partnership.

Listen to these young people in Busiu, Uganda, the south central part of the country, who were also grateful for the chance to learn from GNPI videos on the Solar Kit earlier this year.

 

Six Days

Sergei Golovin, Regional Director of GNPI-Eurasia

Six Days is the theme of our summer children’s programs, which have taken place carefully in the format of day camps, family camps, and playgrounds. Our team focuses on building the faith of people of all ages, and building a Christian worldview in youth is our top priority. The nations of the former Soviet Union have experienced a great exodus from the Egypt of communism to the desert of secular democracy. Our goal is to do everything we can for the next generation to enter the promised land of the Kingdom.

The following video features some of the highlights with these young people.

Please join us in prayer for these children who learned how God created the world in six days, for staff safety, for the Lord’s guidance, and for His greater glory in this region.

Update from Eldoret, Kenya

Project Nomad teammates Protus, Luka, and Festus talk about their passion to produce media that addresses the real issues affecting people in their society.

They said, “We thank God for the ministry we have. What we are doing is creating an impact and transforming many lives!”

If you would like to invest in the effective work of this team, contact us at www.gnpi.org/donate.

An Honor

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our team had the honor to stream a live broadcast for the national day of prayer in Kenya last month.

We had a turnout of nearly 50,000 people who came to pray for the country.

The event was a prayer rally named National Peace and Destiny of Kenya, and it unified churches from all denominations in Kenya.


The following video shows the entire two hour event.

Please continue to pray for our nation after last week’s elections.

Salt

Gayle Silkwood, Office Manager for GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our team continues to work on Biblical Extension Courses in the Thai language. Our Thai staff uses the term “Kitchen of God’s Word” for this series. “Kitchen of God’s Word” refers to the way each pastor can use his own style and “flavors” to present delicious truths as we feast on God’s Word.

The following two-part session teaches about the value of salt. We invite you to share in the blessing from Pastor Jeerasak Saelee.

Full Effort

Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico

Our team is finishing the first part of The Global Gospel in sign language. We were inspired by the commitment of our ministry partners to share the Gospel. We were also impressed to see the excitement of the deaf students who participated in this project.

In September we plan to travel to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, to record the second and last part of this project.

 

Prayers & Praises

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
— Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

Good News in Guatemala: GNPI ministry partner Pablo Perales writes, “Criba, our production about a young man who is at the crossroads of several important life decisions aired on Channel 26 last weekend in Guatemala. Their programming schedule shows they have our other two films, Sin Alternativa and Promesa de Amor in the lineup for the week. This channel is one of the most important of the country with repeaters on various cable systems. Praise the Lord for these opportunities to share the Good News throughout Guatemala.”

National Peace Rally: Isaac Masiga and his team at GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, streamed a live broadcast for the national day of prayer in Kenya last month. Isaac says, “We had a turnout of nearly 50,000 people who came to pray for the country. The event was a prayer rally named National Peace and Destiny of Kenya, and it unified churches from all denominations in Kenya. Please continue to pray for our nation as we hold elections this week.”

God’s Blessing: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, writes, “The Lord blessed our training in the Middle East. We trained 17 young people, and met with a local Christian man who is willing to provide ongoing nurturing, mentoring, and supervision for the team as they work to create and distribute videos to reach the target audience.”

Finish Line: Please pray for the final editing and completion of the funding for the New Angle Media project. A portion of this interactive series for children and their parents launches this month. The finished series will include 10 stories from the Old Testament and 10 stories from the New Testament.

A Highlight: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “Our ministry partners went to one of the Lake Victoria islands last month. A highlight of the trip was seeing one of the local evangelists share the Gospel with the help of a Solar Kit and then baptize three people during that time. We are glad to be a part of what God is doing through these evangelists.”

Fall 2017 Prayer Update

Join us as we praise God for our ministry partners and for the way He is working through our network.

“He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.” — 2 Timothy 1:10 (NLT)

Africa

Varied Opportunities: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya, says, “Praise the Lord for the varied opportunities we have to share the Gospel. Our team has been working on the Empowering the Church series, the Two as One series on marriage, Humanitarian Leadership Academy projects, youth programs, and outreach programs. Last month we helped with special events when churches united to pray. The GNPI team covered the events and streamed them on social media.”

Addressing Real Issues: Protus Sibukule of Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, says, “Our team recently completed a series of short films for youth, teaching them to conduct themselves in a proper manner based on 1 Timothy 4:12. Pray for God to use this series to connect with people and address the real issues affecting our society.”

Why: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The Why project was released. It’s a three-minute video about sexual purity and is also available on WhatsApp. We are receiving a lot of encouraging feedback on social media. This video will be included on our Solar Kits going forward.”

Creating Impactful Content: Charlene Winfield of Project Nomad-Johannesburg, South Africa, says, “We are currently working on our first short film that touches on God’s provision for His people. Another project is a teaching series encouraging people to get deeper into the Word. The third project is about pastors in rural areas which will create awareness of sound biblical teaching. Pray we can grow together as a team, create content that’s impactful and God-led, and see God working in our country and families.”

Americas

Signs of Inspiration: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Piedras Negras, Mexico, writes, “We finished the second Del Dicho Al Hecho (From Words to Deeds) video series. It’s goal is to encourage faith in action and was made possible by our partner for deaf people With My Hands. The series is inspiring people. Now we are working to complete The Global Gospel in sign language. Please pray it will help many to know Jesus.”

Helping Church Planters: Ministry partner Sergio Alvarado writes, “Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico, team members help produce a video of the sermon for a brand new church plant to use every week. The parent church also sends teachers for the children’s classes each week and a preacher monthly (rather than a video sermon). We are thankful to work together to plant churches.”

Exciting Progress: Habacuc Diaz of Project Nomad-Santiago, Chile, says, “I’m excited about what God is doing. We are investing our time in worship music for churches and working with local artists. We also produce micro documentaries on social issues to assist organizations who are helping the homeless people in our city. In addition, we create resources to help teach the Bible in area congregations.”

Asia

One Hundredth Episode: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Manila, Philippines, writes, “Praise the Lord for helping us to complete the 100th episode of Faith Matters, too! The scriptwriter has received lots of good feedback from individuals, churches, and colleges, including the head of the Asia Theological Seminary. These three-minute devotionals designed to bring the Word of God straight to mobile phones for busy commutes or end of the day reflections. Topics range from the importance of personal reflection, family relationships, conflict, camaraderie, to the importance of Sabbath rest.”

Excellent Training: Timothy P. of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Praise the Lord! We have finished our month-long leadership training. We had 10 trainees, and it was excellent. The president of a Bible school attended the training and said these lessons should be taught among preachers. He plans to teach these lessons at his school so students will become more effective in reaching others for Christ.”

Changed Lives: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “Praise the Lord for His work in the life of this young lady. You can watch Jumm’s testimony with English subtitles by clicking here to find out how she changed from a rebellious, lost girl to a beautiful, talented young woman who freely shares her Christian faith through the elegant art of Thai dancing. Interestingly, after we released Jumm’s testimony, her story became known on YouTube. She received an invitation to go on tour in May with a Thai dancing troupe. They performed at eleven venues in eight countries throughout Europe. Jumm was also our program host several months ago when our team traveled to Laos for a story about a Christian deaf ministry. Click here to watch it.

India

Godly Inspiration: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, says, “Every week we publish two short Gospel messages, and we recently produced a popular music video. We were pleased with the response as the music video received 1,000 views online in one day! In addition, the recordings of Sadhu teaching continue to go well; pray for him to have godly inspiration for his vignettes.”

The Father’s Love: Timothy Jai Kumar of Project Nomad-Chennai, India, says, “We are currently working on a project called The Father’s Love. The script was written by one of our team members about the universal truth of the true love of God shown in Jesus. It’s a powerful script to use as a hook to get people to talk about meaning of the whole Message.”

 

Europe

Does God Exist?: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “We are developing new resources, including a book and a training seminar entitled Does God Exist? Our goal is to equip believers to demolish atheistic worldview strongholds in this postcommunist part of the world. Please pray with us for this project and for complete healing of my kidney problem.”

Life Club Morning Show: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The Lord keeps providing new opportunities for the ministry within our current conditions. We have started a new partnership with the Life Club Morning Show on Channel 5 television. The program is broadcast nationally and then made available online. The episode on the historical veracity of the Resurrection of Jesus received more than 38,500 views! The Lord gave us a commandment in Matthew 10:27,What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.’ Praise His name for technologies that provide the opportunity to carry out this commandment effectively!”

Overall Ministry

Welcome to the Family: GNPI is pleased to welcome our new International Director Mark Johnson. The International Director plays a key role in equipping our global teams with vision, insights, strategies, and professional expertise that allows them to create effective, culturally relevant media for the communities they serve. Thank you for praying with us for a person to fill this position, and please pray for Mark and his wife Lynette during their transition to Joplin.

Investing in Leaders: GNPI participated in a special media training event in the Middle East. Please pray that the investment in key leaders will help them to plant or grow 22 churches in Arab speaking nations.

Praying for Permission: The Global Gospel (TGG) is currently available in 27 languages. Pray for us to be able to receive final permission from the United Bible Society to produce TGG in Creole and to find the right people to record the audio, so Christian workers in Haiti can use this ministry tool.

New Angle Media Momentum: Work on the New Angle Media Project is progressing. Pray for the animation team to work efficiently and creatively on the remaining 19 stories. Pray for the app team as they improve the user interface and app navigation, as well as the data collection components. Pray this project will please God and produce great fruit!

A Tragic Loss: Mark Allen, our dear friend, colleague, and Project Nomad Coordinator, passed away June 17 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Texas. He was on his way to visit his parents in Arizona for Father’s Day. Mark has been a great asset to the ministry for the last two years with his professional expertise and joyful spirit. Please join us in praying for Mark’s wife, Lorri, his parents, the eight Nomad teams, and hundreds of trainees Mark was mentoring.

All Possible Means

Manee Massey, Regional Director of GNPI-Damoh, India

Our team is sharing the Gospel in a variety of ways throughout India. We released a sermon series from a preacher who is working in the small house churches of Jabalpur villages with nearly 1,400 people. This Christian brother has a passion for evangelism and requested our help. We have also been working on a cable TV program with several other preachers. We pray that God will use these messages to strengthen believers to share the Truth with others.

Visit our website to see the rest of the messages.

We are also reaching out to Hindus with Gospel teaching from Sadhu Nityanand, a former Brahmin priest. We set up a Facebook page for him, and we had a great response. His YouTube channel has already grown to more than 500 subscribers. We’ve received many requests for messages in English, so we are making plans to produce these soon. Sadhu is also writing songs and composing music.

Finally, we have completed several new Christian music videos. We post them on YouTube and share them through WhatsApp with youth groups in our local churches. The youth are enjoying the videos and sharing them with friends. The music videos will be used by small house groups and for personal one-to-one sharing. Click here to see one of them.

“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” — 1 Corinthians 9:22 (NIV)

 

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