Fall 2014 Prayer Report
Here is a link to the printable version of our latest prayer report.
It is designed to be used as a prayer guide and/or for a bulletin insert. We praise God for the amazing work he is doing around the world!
Fall 2014 Prayer Report
“. . . be serious and watchful in your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7
Production team praying together in Damoh, India
Introducing Ignite Video Training! Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, writes, “Pray for the team as we develop new production material to address the needs of families. Another exciting project, which is almost finished, is the Ignite series. It will be translated into about five languages and will be a 3-DVD set. Ignite Video Training is a series of videos with the purpose of making disciples for Christ. The video series came as a result of the need for a greater number of disciples of Christ, rather than just followers, in the regions of southern and SE Asia. The focus of the Ignite video program is to empower, educate, encourage, and mobilize Christians to spread the Word of God.”
Greater Impact! Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya shares an answered prayer. He says, “We did go to the Ogiek community several weeks ago, and we were received warmly with the Solar Kit. The Solar Kit empowers ministers who go to remote areas to have greater impact. One church leader said, “It was a small box. One could not tell it could do great wonders. When they opened it and did the set up, I realized it was something important, mostly for our pastors, but also for our county government leaders to use at church and to teach our children.”
Praying for New Believers! Jesca of GNPI-Uganda writes, “In the last three months, 1,479 people watched the Proverbs series, Promise of Love, and Tough Choices on the new Solar Kits, and 102 people gave their lives to Christ! These people are from different areas of Mbale. We are so grateful, and we pray that those people remain strong in the Lord.”
“Over 20 Young People Responded!” Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico says, “The second presentation of the short film, Unleashed by Blood, was a great blessing. We praise God that the auditorium was packed. More than 330 people attended the presentation of how God redeemed and transformed the life of an addict named Raziel. Raziel himself was there and preached after the film. Over 20 young people responded to Raziel’s invitation to give their lives to Christ and have reconciliation with God. We are praising God for what he did in this presentation. We also thank God that we finished filming the third short film, No Return, in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León.”
My Cup Runneth Over! Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines writes about a visit from a local pastor to let her know that approximately 30 young people made decisions for Christ after watching two WWJD programs. Nenette shares, “I am personally overwhelmed and greatly humbled to learn of the transformation happening among these young people. We had planned only for television, where the only feedback we could get was the ‘all-powerful’ ratings, the be-all and end-all of television programs. Yet, with this ‘small-time’ video showing at a church, it is a big bonus that we are able to see the impact on our audience and even see God changing lives right before our eyes. How could that ever compare to ratings? Praise the Lord! My cup runneth over!”
God Is Moving! Tom Silkwood, regional director of GNPI-Thailand shares, “God is moving! I met a man named Liahey at a meeting here in Chiang Mai, and he asked what we did. He lit up when I mentioned the Lisu BEC (Biblical Extension Courses) program. He knows of many Lisu in India and requested materials. I mailed Liahey a box of DVDs and gave him permission to duplicate them. Liahey responded, ‘Thank you so much for the 30 DVDs! The topical teachings will be really great ones to introduce to our church leaders here in India. I am very happy that you are working hard to make these resources available in our language.’ ”
A Grand Opening! TP of GNPI-SE Asia says, “Last week, I visited a village for the dedication of a new church. It encouraged me when I found they are growing in their faith in Christ and want to be involved in evangelism and Christian ministries. The church leaders asked about the possibilities of developing productions in their language. These church leaders told us they are growing more and more in Christ through the tools we have produced. They trust our productions and want more. If we can organize one tribe after another to influence the young generations by sound doctrine through media productions, God will be glorified. Please pray for us continually.”
Keeping Focus! Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine writes, “We are not losing focus on the main goal of our ministry. We keep working on preparation for opening a School of Christian Apologetics and starting a Reliable Foundations Club in the fall. Nevertheless, we would also like to go on with the FD-222 approach – to search for young, gifted, potential leaders who need training, support, and encouragement, and to mentor them in small groups or individually. The first attempt of a group meeting was pretty successful. Please pray for God’s guidance in this direction and for God to send the right people to work with us.”
Global Gospel Update! GNPI is working to complete The Global Gospel in the world’s top 25 languages by 2015. This series of 88 stories on the life of Christ has been completed in English, including English subtitles, Hindi (India), Urdu (India), Marathi (India), Gujarati (India), Bengali (India), Luganda (Uganda), Malayalam (India), Crimean Tatar (eastern Europe), Russian, and Ukrainian. It is now being produced in Spanish, Tagalog (Philippines), Punjabi (India), Tamil (India), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Tunisian), Bosnian, Burmese, French (African), Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, and Swahili. (See www.theglobalgospel.org.)