Significant Dates from the Ministry of GNPI
This is a special year for us to reflect on 40 years of ministry and God’s faithfulness. Enjoy this video from our archives as GNPI Founder Ziden Nutt explains what led him to start making filmstrips when he was in Africa.
1947 – Ziden Nutt dedicates his life to missions in Africa at Christian camp.
1956 – Ziden is ordained into ministry.
1961 – The Nutt family arrives in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).
1967 – Ziden is challenged to make culturally relevant audio visual resources.
1969 – Good News Productions begins in Rhodesia.
1975 – The Nutts return to the U.S. for the medical care of their daughter, Lynda.
1975 – Directors are chosen and Good News Productions becomes GNPI.
1976 – The facility in Joplin is dedicated.
1981 – The first Solar Kit is sent to Thailand.
1987 – ABLE Satellite System broadcasts the first program.
1989 – The regional center in Damoh, India is dedicated.
1993 – GNPI signs an affiliation agreement with Freedom Films, which later results in a regional center in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
1995 – The regional center in Nairobi, Kenya, is dedicated.
1997 – GNPI signs an agreement with Colegio Biblico for office space. This leads a regional center for Spanish speakers in Texas; it later relocates to Piedras Negras, Mexico.
1998 – The regional center in the Philippines is established.
1999 – GNPI signs an affiliation agreement with Sergei Golovin, which later results in the regional center in Ukraine.
2001 – The Don DeWelt Prayer Center is dedicated on GNPI property in Joplin.
2003 – The regional center is dedicated in Chandigarh, India.
2004 – The regional center is dedicated in SE Asia.
2009 – The regional center is established in Mbale, Uganda.
2009 – The first Project Nomad team is established in Eldoret, Kenya.
2011 – GNPI completes The Global Gospel in English as the first language.
2012 – First mobile app content is distributed to help seekers become disciples of Christ.
2015 – GNPI works to complete the world’s top 25 languages of The Global Gospel
2016 – Today, the GNPI network includes nine regional centers and eight Nomad teams with more than 500 Solar Kits mobilized in close to 50 countries.