Project Nomad-Eldoret, Kenya, was GNPI’s first Project Nomad team. It was started in the year 1996 by Oneal Tankersley, a former missionary in Eldoret, Rift valley. The main purpose of the project Nomad was to create videos addressing a wide range of culturally relevant topics with the Gospel message.
In this region, inter-community conflicts and wars abound but with the help of the GNPI Solar Kit, the team started showing films and producing videos that focused on Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace.
As a result, inter-community conflicts have drastically decreased, and these communities meet together in newly planted churches to solve their problems amicably with love.
The program sustains grassroots media production teams who are trained by GNPI to make effective Christian Videos in their country for their people. The goal is to continue producing Culturally relevant and effective Christian videos to our local people in their own languages.
Our Christian videos are mainly for evangelism and teaching and we reach out to all audiences including the old, the youth, and the teens.
Everyone deserves a chance to learn about Jesus. Some places are simply hard to reach. Some villages have little or no electricity, and some people cannot read.
GNPI-Africa has combined the latest technology with solar power to bring God’s truth to the most remote places in Africa. One Christian worker even called the solar kit “a miracle,” giving him the ability to draw crowds and then share the good news! Another team member said, “It’s amazing what the Lord is doing through this little yellow kit! We trained our partners, gave them the kits, and the Holy Spirit is doing the rest.”
A Solar Kit includes a projector which runs on a lithium battery (charged by a solar panel), cables, a set of speakers, and a waterproof case with a screen built into the lid. Each kit weighs 13 pounds and is about the size of a shoebox. GNPI-Africa provides not only Solar Kits but also media in a variety of languages for different cultures, so kingdom workers can present the gospel in the most helpful way to the people they are serving. Because they’re easy to transport and don’t require electricity, Solar Kits can be taken into rural villages, remote jungles, refugee camps, and any other region of the world where electricity is scarce.
Around 780 million people worldwide are illiterate today. Even if the Bible has been translated into their native language, they’re not able to read it. That’s why a visual presentation of the gospel, like the one we show on our Solar Kits, is a powerful tool for reaching these people. It’s one of the most meaningful and relevant ways they can learn about Jesus.
GNPI-Africa is a part of a network of production centers around the world, which are operated by Good News Productions, International (GNPI) located in Joplin, Missouri, USA. Since 1981, GNPI has mobilized more than 750 solar powered media kits in 50 different nations. They’ve been instrumental in evangelism, church planting, and leadership training around the world.
We work together to spread the good news around the world and are always looking to add new partners, and that includes you! Here are a few ways you could be part of the impact Solar Kits are having worldwide:
Find out if the missionaries and kingdom workers you support would benefit from a Solar Kit. Then, consider asking your church, Sunday school class, small group, or VBS to sponsor a kit for the workers you support.
Sponsor a Solar Kit for one of GNPI-Africa ministry partners and provide them with a powerful tool for sharing the gospel in their communities.