Winter 2015 Prayer Report
It is always encouraging to look back over the last few months and see how God is working throughout our entire network region by region. We praise God for His faithfulness. We thank you for your partnership with GNPI.
Winter 2015 Prayer Report
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. — 1 John 5:14
Glory to God: Gustavo Velázquez of GNPI-Mexico responds to the news that the Songs of Victory project is funded saying, “Glory to God! We are very pleased by this good news. We praise God and pray that this material is a blessing and will have a positive impact on all listeners. We thank God for His generosity to us and for all those who gave toward this project.” The project was done in partnership with Danny Salizar.
Start Your Engines: Praise God for the funds raised for 31 new Solar Kits. We appreciate everyone who joined us for the Go-Kart Rally in Arizona. Manee Massey of GNPIDamoh, India, prepared a special presentation for those at the Rally in Phoenix. Manee explained their indigenous Solar Kit design for Asia. Their version of the tool includes a microphone to use with large groups, and next they want to add a wi-fi hotspot.
God is our Sustenance: Isaac Masiga of GNPI-Kenya says, “We thank God for His sustenance. Abubakar Mwenda is a well-known actor in Kenya. His passion to lend his voice to The Global Gospel in Swahili amazed us. His role as Jesus was a big deal. We know God is doing something in his life through this project.”
One More Episode: Othaina Eid of GNPI-Uganda says, “We have one final episode to edit from the Life of Christ series. There will be a total of seven lessons. We will make copies as well as a workbook to accompany the series. Please pray for our ability to find and hire a couple of new production assistants.”
Every Little Detail: Nenette Pacoli of GNPI-Philippines writes, “We have taped 10 new episodes of Say It Forward. Thanks for continuing to pray for us as we work on this series which highlights the practical advice of Christian business people. God is involved in every little detail of our production and our lives behind the camera. We ask for prayers to always see His hand and know His heart as we work.”
Spreading the Gospel Widely: TP of GNPI-SE Asia writes, “I made it home safely after my trip to India. I worked alongside some coworkers at GNPI-Damoh, India, day and night, for 10 days. God will really be working through this project in the future to train more leaders. As I traveled home, I shared about Christ, the Messiah, with my taxi driver. He received my words very well. I urged him to discuss it with his wife and family members and to worship the true God. I hope we can spread the Gospel of Christ widely in SE Asia and pray God will open many hearts to accept it. Thank you very much for your unceasing prayers.”
Methods and Strategies for Oral Cultures: Tom Silkwood of GNPI-Thailand recently attended the Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Tom says, “GCoMM holds conferences around the world. We discuss methods and strategies to reach orally based cultures with the Gospel using storytelling, singing, art, and drama. Our team was asked to record the video of the main sessions, and I presented a training workshop about using video.” Please pray that the information shared at this conference will help many Christian workers to share the Truth effectively.
The Only Reliable Foundation: Sergei Golovin of GNPI-Ukraine reports, “We recently visited Kharkiv. It is the second biggest city in the country and is located near some Russian military bases. Fear and despair are common emotions for many in the city, but it was a great opportunity to share the Message of the ultimate hope! We had a joyful time training evangelists, preaching at churches, teaching seminars, and talking with people about various issues of effective evangelism. Our goal is to help reshape the worldview of Europe by encouraging everyone with the only reliable foundation, the eternal Word of God. Please pray with us for the seeds we planted in Kharkiv!”
A Big Hit: Simmi Dhingra of GNPI-Chandigarh, India, writes, “The Global Gospel in Punjabi is a big hit with our church members. This is one example of the Christian materials we distribute in our native language. This season Pastor Yaman gave away 400 DVDs in two villages. There are still many people in need and many other villages who have come to ask us if they can borrow the movie about Jesus Christ during Christmas. In fact, because of the demand in this village, we will be distributing Gospel songs and messages to them as well. Keep our pastors and Christian workers in your prayers.”
Update from Damoh: Manee Massey of GNPI-Damoh, India, requests prayer for the health of the center’s staff and their projects. They are working on music tracks for a women’s conference and recently finished post production work on the Burmese Ignite training. They helped master The Global Gospel in Tamil for the Nomad team in Chennai and will prepare 1,000 DVD copies for distribution.
Highlighting a Few Nomad Teams
A Wider Vision: Timothy Jai Kumar from our Nomad team in Chennai, India, writes, “Looking back I see how God has taken my passion for producing print media to a wider vision of producing all kinds of media. God’s plan for us is always bigger than we think or imagine. I hope to take media training to every part of India in order to equip churches and ministries by training young people. These young people are already into technology, but they have no guidance about using it for God’s glory.”
Making Progress: The Nomad team in Johannesburg, South Africa, reports, “This month we’ve filmed and uploaded 11 videos and two DVDs for local missionaries to use as resources to collect funds for their ministries!” Pray for God to continue to use and bless these Kingdom workers.
Dust: Habacuc Diaz from the Nomad team in Santiago, Chile, says, “We have many reasons to praise the Lord. Besides the new worship songs, the team also hopes to complete a Bible series on finances and Spiritual Life in a Digital World, a guide to help parents keep their kids safe while using the Internet. We continue to work on the Searching series with skateboarders and provide video support for the pro-life Sabies Que organization. Our team is now called “Dust,” and we are finalizing a new website, print materials, and business cards.”