I recently visited GNPI’s office in Nairobi, Kenya. I’ve been there many times, in fact I helped start the center 20 years ago! Yet, I was reminded of something special this time as I interacted with our staff.
After nearly two decades of service, this center has produced great full-length dramas, 125 music videos, and a long list of teaching videos. These results represent a great body of work. However, it took exceptionally talented people to do these things.
Simply put, just as important as the end result of media production are the scores of people that make that happen.
Yes, during the past 20 years, GNPI-Kenya has trained, mentored, and produced exceptional staff. God had, and has, each one on a special path. From time to time they are called to move on to new adventures. However long or short the season, I’m proud that our employees remain faithful to Christ and passionate about using their gifts and talents for media to serve their communities and even the rest of the world.
It comes down to this subtle, but important, distinction: developing media productions to make disciples is a grand calling, but developing disciples who use their media talents for Jesus is something we cherish and pray for each GNPI coworker throughout the world.
May God bless you in your efforts to pour into the lives of those whose paths you cross. It’s the best thing you’ll ever do.