“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness.” — Psalm 115:1
A New Coup!
Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “We are fine. The coup that took place has not affected life in Chiang Mai for the most part. The military has placed a curfew for all people to be indoors after 10:00 p.m. This is not an uncommon occurrence in Thailand. The last coup took place in 2006. There is a rumor that communications could be shut down, but for now the Internet is still up and running. It is assumed that the coup will be resolved relatively quickly. Most issues will tend to be far south in the capital, Bangkok. We do not expect to have any problems in our area. Still we ask for your prayers in the matter.”
NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller reports, “We can continue to pray for the safety of our team in Donetsk, Ukraine, with all the turmoil. Also, Habacuc, from our team in Chile, is in the US traveling to raise support. Pray for him and his family as they travel. Most of our other teams continue to make good progress on projects this quarter, so we can pray that they are able to keep it up.”
Joint School Initiative!
Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine says, “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 joint 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. We are going to share an infrastructure with 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.”
Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “In the studio, Robert and Sujit have been busy with recording sermons and songs. They have even been recording pictures and stories for the kids to show in our VBS. They are doing great.”
Recognized For Their Excellence!
International Director Bob Sartoris reports,“We can praise God that the Crown Awards has sent our 2 projects to the next level (the top 5). The projects sent were the Proverbs series from GNPI-Uganda and one episode of WWJD from GNPI-Philippines. In addition, Isaac Magisa of GNPI-Kenya has been invited to represent the producers at the Zanzibar Film Festival in Tanzania for helping produce The Distant Boat feature film. It is encouraging to see these projects be recognized for their excellence.”