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Last Piece of the Puzzle

Mark Allen, Project Nomad Coordinator

Every Project Nomad training has been interesting and challenging. The regional training in Togo was especially memorable as we worked through several cultural differences with 24 Christian workers who participated. They represented the nations of Togo, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Guinea.

Kpowbie Daniel, a ministry partner from Community Health Education (CHE) and organizer of the event said, “I think this training is going to bring a tremendous change in the way we have been working for the Lord. I think everyone was waiting for this. It was like the last piece of the puzzle.”

Meet Anay

GNPI wants all people, like Anay and his family, to hear and respond to the Good News.

GNPI equips Christian workers in India with culturally relevant materials and tools to help spread the Gospel in places where there is a great need, but it’s not just India. Our vast global network is committed to accelerating evangelism through media and technology.

How about you? Think about the first time you heard about Jesus. Now think about someone, near or far, who needs to hear the Gospel for the first time.

Visit www.gnpi.org/donate to help share Jesus with people who need him and to make tools, like Solar Kits and the stories of Jesus, available throughout the world.

 

From Angry Outbursts to Joyful Chords

Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

In our newest Changed program, Akkarin Puri shares how his sister’s steady influence and God’s love has transformed him from an angry prisoner to a joyful guitar maker.

Akkarin says as a teen he was in and out of detention centers where he developed even more bad habits and a drug addiction, then he went to prison.

Akkarin’s sister was desperate to help her brother and turned to the Lord. She prayed for her brother and told him about Christ. Akkarin surrendered to Christ and prayed to be released from prison for a new start. The Lord answered Akkarin’s prayer in a miraculous way.

The Christian Prison Ministry Foundation provided vocational and biblical training for Akkarin during a critical time in his life. He developed new habits and received training as a guitar technician.

Akkarin wants to help others who are seeking God. He says, “I assure you that God is 100% true and real. I can’t keep it to myself. I have to tell everyone and give hope to all who are searching for Him.”

Are you praying for the transformation of a loved one who is incarcerated? Let us know and our staff will join you in prayer.

Prayers & Praises

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” — Romans 15:5 (NIV)

Decisions for Christ: Pongdang of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Recently our team member Aung Shine shared the Gospel in some unreached villages, and we saw the wonderful work of God. Many people accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. One former Buddhist said, ‘This young teacher visited our village and talked about Jesus Christ. I realized that I was following false gods! The only One who can save me is Jesus Christ alone. I have decided that I will worship Jesus Christ.’ ”

A Strong Connection: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Eurasia writes, “The celebration and commencement at the Ukrainian Evangelical Seminary was a special blessing for us last month. I appreciate that the needs of the Church are the seminary’s top priority. These ministry partners are usually the first to incorporate our training courses into their curriculum! It was true of our recent courses on Practical Christian Ethics and The Bible and Politics. They have already scheduled the Biblical Anthropology course we are developing for this academic year. It provides a strong connection between nature and the purpose of humans with the biblical account of man’s origin. Please pray for this new course and for the servants of the Lord who are sharing what they have learned with others!”

Videos for Village Churches: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “We sent the final sermon videos to an evangelist working among house churches in the Jabalpur villages. This preacher is using the recorded messages with about 1,400 people, and he is very thankful. We are also completing the assembly of 40 new Solar Kits. One pastor took a couple of the Solar Kits for his ministry in Nepal.”

Presenting Jesus: Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand, writes, “I’m thankful for this energetic group of coworkers who are capturing stories of faith, courage, love, and hope to present Jesus to the people of Thailand.”

Motivated: Stephen Muturi of GNPI-Mbale, Uganda, writes, “The Mbale team is motivated and working hard towards meeting our goals for this year. The Marriage Series is being released. The team is also finalizing projects with LivingStone International University (LIU) and other ministries. Part of our strategy for this year was to convert a few projects to sign language, and we met a lady who is willing to help us start with the short stories. Please remember us in your prayers, so we can accomplish God’s will in Uganda.”

 

 

 

 

 

My Recommendation

Sergio Alvarado of Impacto Latino and Project Nomad-Pachuca, Mexico

Project Nomad has helped us accomplish our goal to plant churches in Pachuca. Media has been one of our most valuable tools in reaching out to people to begin relationships. Now as our family relocates, I look forward to helping with Nomad training in the city of Queretaro.

Above It All

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our team has produced a new music video with Rigga. He is a Christian rapper, singer, songwriter, and recording artist from Nairobi, Kenya.

God over everything,
My God is the God over everything.
My God is the God over everything.

For You are Eternal King.
It’s in you that we live and have our being.

I want everyone to hear, don’t care what they think of me.
If you know that you know that you know that He reigns,
Join the heavenly symphony.

You are, You are.
Yes, You are, Papa, Father,
Papa, You are, Papa, Father,
Papa, You are.

God over everything,
My God is the God over everything.
Everything seen, everything not,
My God is the God over everything.
All of the money, the power, the fame in the world,
He still would remain the King.

He created it all.
So what could I ever bring to show my appreciation?
Who am I to even have this conversation?

I’m thankful that I can give this to you,
Praise that is true.
My heart was just glad that You are the most high.

You are, You are.
Yes, You are Papa, Father,
Papa, You are, Papa, Father,
Papa, You are.

My God is the God over everything.
My God is the God over everything.

You are, You are.
Yes, You are Papa, Father,
Papa, You are, Papa, Father,
Papa, You are.

Yes, You are Lord!

Regional Centers Increase Opportunity

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

During our 40th anniversary year, we’ve been sharing some favorite photos and video clips from our archives. In this video our founder Ziden Nutt describes how the regional centers have provided opportunities to redeem the time in sharing the Gospel around the world. Ziden realized after moving the ministry operations to Joplin that the same networking and growth could not have been done from Zimbabwe because the borders were closed at the time. Ziden explains how the right people rose to the challenge to establish the various centers around the world.

Next month we’ll see some of the most exciting events where we could see God working to take the ministry beyond ourselves.

 

Making a Difference

Isaac Masiga, Regional Director of GNPI-Nairobi, Kenya

Our government is asking for more public service announcements (PSAs) for a 3-year campaign on family, health, and security concerns. We have about 58 broadcasters involved. I was invited to the office of our nation’s president to discuss this new partnership with the Kenya Faith-Based Media Group.

The group identifies with the relevance of the PSAs we were already working on and wants to partner with us to produce content between September 2016 and Feb 2019. The focus is on a national security/cohesion campaign theme, Sitanyamaza, I will not be silent.

We pray for God’s grace. We want to use this opportunity strategically. We need wisdom, power, and creativity. It’s an opportunity to speak to people of all faiths.

One of the PSAs we completed was about the detriments of electronic gadgets on family time. A PSA on the sanctity of life will be launched in two weeks. The next one we have planned cautions against being too busy for God. The strategy was already part of the Make A Difference campaign (www.makeadif.com). Please pray that God will lead us to make an impact in Africa.

Our other PSAs are on cleanliness, drug abuse, and perseverance. Pray for us to have wisdom in writing more scripts.

 

Coach Pao: A Modern-Day Paul

Gayle Silkwood of GNPI-Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Thai media team was surprised they were actually admitted into the Chiang Mai Prison even after all the paperwork and letters had been approved. Other organizations, like CBN, who requested permission to interview this particular prisoner were declined. Coach Pao had been an inmate for the past three years, and his story of conversion and obedience was worth all the red-tape!

Coach Pao has been an avid soccer player all his life and knew many high-profile people in the sports industry. He admits he was self-confident and stubborn, which is what got him into trouble. Money and drugs led him down the wrong path.

In 2003, he was arrested and then released on bail to await his trial. During this time something happened that changed his life forever. He met Jesus Christ. As a new Christian, he became convinced he could help young teens learn discipline and life skills through playing soccer that could also potentially save them from a life of drugs. He established the Christ Football Club (CFC) for underprivileged teens. Ten years passed before his trial for the crime from his previous life. After being sentenced to prison, he saw an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of his fellow inmates. He coached a soccer league, preached at church services, and encouraged others who were also incarcerated.

As for the CFC, another pastor picked up Coach Pao’s work with the young teens continuing to teach them on the soccer field and influence them for Christ.

Recently, after our team had visited him in prison, Coach Pao was granted pardon on the King’s birthday (an annual Thai tradition for well-behaved prisoners). Whether inside the prison walls or outside in the world, Coach Pao knows his calling is to follow Jesus and change lives.

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