Winter 2014 Prayer Report Blog
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Winter 2014 Prayer Report
“. . . be serious and watchful in your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7
Buddhist in Southeast Asia
Buddhist Leader Now Follows Christ! TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “Kolay came to my office recently. He lives in another township 100 miles away. He wanted to tell me how our tools are helpful in convincing people to see the true God. He shared his own testimony of choosing to follow Christ after being the head of a monastery. Kolay has told many others of Christ. Thank you very much for your unceasing prayers. Because of your prayers, God is working wonderfully among the people in this region.”
Exciting News! Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines shares, “I have exciting news. Hannah called me yesterday requesting to borrow All Things New. (She is the young lady whose life was transformed by this movie. God used it to help her forgive her father for the pain he caused her family.) She and her dad are arranging to show it to young people in their hometown, which is about 20 miles away. Please pray for the showing, so that other young people will get to know Jesus too.”
Thai Solar Kit Assembly! Jeff Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand writes, “The Solar Kit is still in the research stage. However, I am close to beginning to purchase the parts needed to assemble the kits. The new design will look different than the system I was shown in the US. I have to find parts here that will work and get the job done well. It looks like, rather than a small video projector, I will be using a small LCD TV. Because of the lack of availability of micro video projectors in Thailand, the use of small LCD TVs is more practical.”
The response was marvelous! Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya says, “We praise God for success in the Solar Kit ministry. The Ogiek community wants us back again and is organizing seminars. Please pray for financial resources to reach out more to this isolated community. The strategy for us is to empower the local missionaries with resources that they can use for the Ogiek people. We also sent a Solar Kit along to another remote part of Kenya called Teso. The minister who used it said that the response was marvelous.”
New Disciples of Jesus! Jesca of GNPI-Uganda writes, “About the Solar Kits, 1,120 people watched [GNPI video productions] Proverbs, Dume, and Promise of Love, and five people decided to give their lives to Jesus. The coordinators are now preparing them for baptism by teaching them about baptism and Christianity.”
Scripting More Short Films for Mexico! International Director Bob Sartoris recently returned from GNPI-Mexico. Bob delivered some new equipment to the staff. The team has completed three short films in a series of 10-12. They plan to produce three more short films next year. The next one will be about anorexia. Please pray for them to have creativity and wisdom as they prepare the script in a way that proclaims God’s Truth.
Joy in the Midst of Troubles! Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine shares, “God definitely brings us joy in the midst of any troubles of the world! A church in Kiev where I teach and do seminars from time to time has invited me to share the Word of God at their baptism retreat. Despite all the turmoil, all the wars, and the rumors of war, the Lord is adding to the church daily! Praise be his name! What a joy to see the fruit in each of us by the grace of the Lord. As Paul put it, one plants, another waters; but God gives the increase. Troubles under heaven make people seek the answers from above. God is already using the current situation for spiritual awakening in Ukraine. I believe, in a few years, the church of Ukraine will become a much more powerful agent for delivering God’s Truth to every corner of Russia, and Crimea will be a special door for it. May the Lord continue to lead us and guide us in spreading his glory!”
Sharing Christ in Northern India! Simmi Dhingra of Chandigarh, India, writes, “Thank you for your love and prayers for us. Our work is going really well. Last month we had 10 baptism services throughout different churches. We really thank God that he was able to use the GNPI studio, specifically through our Solar Kits, to reach people for Christ. The people who were baptized are mostly illiterate. As we shared The Global Gospel through Solar Kits, many heard about the Good News, and many more gathered in huge numbers to see our testimony. Many street sweepers wondered about the commotion, and one of them, by the name of Balbinder, got connected with one of our churches. Through our Solar Kits, many children have come to Sunday school classes also.”
New Developments! Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh reports, “One of the major national satellite channels contacted us regarding the broadcast of our TV series, Nav-Chetna, based on the problems of youth. This channel has a vast national viewership, and we think that it is a great opportunity for us. We accepted their offer, and by the grace of God, found three sponsors who are willing to cover the broadcast fee. We have had a prime time slot for 13 weeks this fall.” Praise God for this new opportunity!
God’s Blessing Under Trying Circumstances! Jeff Kenee reports on the work of the NOMaD team in South Africa. Jeff writes, “God continues to bless us under trying circumstances. Our leadership development continues successfully on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It was exciting recently to bless each of them with a DVD presentation of our teaching on inductive Bible study and growing in spiritual maturity. A big thank you to the NOMaD team for filming, editing, and producing this first resource DVD. We are excited about our outreach also. Three of our leadership students have been accepted into a federal prison as teachers/chaplains. Due to the class growth, the warden is making an allowance to make a larger hall available to the teachers. We are planning to utilize the New Life Behavior team to present training to all of our leadership students and produce it as a future training DVD.”
“l’ll definitely use this training to do God’s work.” NOMaD Coordinator Jason Miller has just finished a NOMaD training in Damoh, India. Jason says, “We had 15 trainees from five different states. We conducted the training in Hindi and English. I think some of the interviews and projects are the best I’ve seen in trainings so far. Some trainees had never touched a camera or computer. They’ve mastered it quickly and have come so far in a short time.” One trainee said, “l’ll definitely use this training to do God’s work. It’s helpful. I’m thankful.”