Helping to Change the World—One Person
at a Time ...
A word from God’s Word:“It is God himself, in his mercy, who has given us this wonderful work [of telling his Good News to others], and so we never give up” (2 Corinthians 4:1, TLB).
More decision for Christ responses received!
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Dear ACTS Friend,
Thank you again for being such a vital part of ACTS gospel outreach via your support that is an investment in people’s lives for all eternity.
In April and May alone ACTS received 374 decisions for Christ—69 of these were for
salvation and 305 were for people re-committing their lives to Jesus Christ. So far this year
decision for Christ responses have come from 53 countries. We truly thank God for the incredible means of worldwide communications He has given to His people in our day, and for the wonderful privilege of having a small part in what God is doing in the world today.
I am constantly reminded of Jesus’ words when He said, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14). With all of today’s modern means of communication the gospel is reaching the ends of the earth as never before. It certainly appears that the setting of the stage for Christ’s return is accelerating. Even so come Lord Jesus.
In the meantime, by the grace of God we will continue to reach as many people as we possibly can with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Most of our decision for Christ responses come from our Daily Encounter which has 373,000+ worldwide subscribers. These subscribers are found through constant advertising via a secular company which advertises worldwide so we can reach as many people as possible—people who need the Savior. For over ten years this advertising has cost an average of $2,000 a month which is an ongoing challenge to maintain. But again, this is how we are reaching so many unsaved people who need the gospel. Because of the incredible competition in today's electronic world, it takes constant advertising to “market” Daily Encounter and the ACTS gospel webpages.
It’s encouraging to know that Military Chaplain, RM, forwards many copies of ACTS Daily Encounter to the military personnel to whom he ministers. Please pray for this ministry as recently a Daily Encounter was blocked by the U.S. Military as unsuitable. It was entitled, “God’s Judgment Throne.” I think we will see more of this type of thing happening in the days ahead.
ACTS is also ministering to many Christians. So many have shared with us how they are being helped. For instance, Gary from China writes:
“Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am currently living in Tianjin, China, and as you probably know there are not a lot of Christian contacts to be made here. I am very moved and motivated with your Daily Encounter devotionals, your web articles, etc., motivating me to devote even more time and effort on my part to be more Christ like in some way each and every day. God Bless your ministry.”
Last month we received an email from a man in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was needing help to find a Christian church that he could attend. Last year we met Mark Nichols who organizes and runs cruise tours in Cambodia. He is also the director of Witness as You Walk, a Christian gospel ministry. Mark also helps support an orphanage in Phnom Penh, so I was able to put this man in touch with Mark to help him locate a church in Phnom Penh.
When I heard about Mark’s ministry, and learned that he didn’t have a website, I
offered to set up a gospel website for his ministry at no cost to him, for which he was very grateful. The website is “Good News for Cambodia” at: www.goodnewsfor.com/kh. We also printed and gave a large supply of “Good News for Cambodia” business witness cards for Mark who distributes these to the hundreds of people who travel on his tour cruises all year. Every one of these cards encourages the receiver to visit the Good News for Cambodia gospel website.
It is wonderful how God uses all who make themselves available for Him to use. Every morning (something I have done since my youth) I pray: “Dear God, I am available. Please use me today to be an effective witness for Jesus, and help me to be ‘as Jesus’ in some way to every life I touch.” It is amazing how so many doors have opened to be a witness for Jesus. This is beside the Daily Encounter outreach—and the thousands more who visit the ACTS web pages. According to the stats, every month, on average, visitors to ACTS gospel web pages come from 194 countries and territories!
Joy and I always carry on us some of our business witness cards. Just this morning Joy was at the IRS office and the lady who helped her, according to Joy was very helpful, so Joy gave this lady one of our “Thank you for your friendly service” cards. The lady was delighted. The web site the witness card encourages the receiver to visit is: www.goodnewsfor.com/living which also shares the gospel. We are constantly giving one of these cards to people. They are a simple and very attractive way to witness for Christ as most people today have access to the Internet.
You can check out these witness cards at: https://actscom.com/wcards_store.php. They are available for a small donation to cover our printing costs and the postage. They come in packs of 50. Several thousand of these cards have been ordered. We trust that scores of these are being given out daily too.
Continued need for special prayer. This year we have lost one third of our regular monthly supporters; thus there is a vital need to replace these donors so we can maintain our uncompromising gospel outreach. Many thanks, too, for praying for the healing of my broken wrist. It is healing slowly, and even though still painful, at least I can now type with both hands for which I am very thankful.
Know that your prayer and financial support makes ACTS gospel outreach possible. It is greatly appreciated. As you stand with us again this month, may God richly bless and reward you in His own abundant way.
Gratefully in Christ,
Dick and Joy Innes
P.S. "Our greatest legacy will be those who live eternally in heaven because of our efforts.”
Donations can be sent on the ACTS secure donor site at: https://actscom.com/donate.php. Donations can be sent via the mail/post to ACTS International at the address below.
Donations can also be sent via direct bank transfer to the bank account of ACTS International. For information on how to do this, please check HERE and then check the box
NOTE: ACTS International is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
U.S. donations are tax-deductible.
For Business Witness Cards ... see below!
Additional Outreach Opportunities: Ralph Porter, a military chaplain, forwards many issues of Daily Encounter to those to whom he ministers. In doing so he is reaching many service personnel with the gospel of Jesus Christ. So we encourage you to also forward copies of Daily Encounter to friends and contacts to help share the message of Jesus Christ with them.
ACTS International P.O. Box 73545
San Clemente, CA 92673
Business Witness Cards
Business witness cards are available to invite friends and contacts to visit a Good News website where the gospel and Christian message is applied to the every day needs of readers and communicated in non-churchy language.
Witness cards are also available for People Power for Jesus movement, and more. These offer a simple, attractive and non-threatening way to help spread the gospel around the world via the Internet. These cards come in packs of 50 and are available on line for a small cost to cover the cost of printing and shipping.
NOTE: Good News Business Witness cards are available in packs of 50 for: “Thank You for your friendly service,” “Find Peace With God,” “Daily Encounter” “USA.” “Canada,” “The World,” “How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian,” “Thank You US Marines and Families,” “People Power Invitation,” “Good News for San Clemente” and in “Spanish” for a donation as small as $5 or more.
See samples at: http://actscom.com/witness_cards.php.
NOTE: U.S.A. Residents: ACTS International is registered in the State of California as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization.
Memorial Gifts for 2014
Aavakivi, Ilmar-Erik: in memory of Ukrainian victims of Communist terror.
Biedron, Sandra: in memory of Albert Lloyd Hopkins.
Carpio, Teresa See: in memory of Betty Cecilia See Wah Carpio.
Glasscock, James: in memory of Charales and Gune Glasscock.
Hope, Sally: in memory of her loving father, Roy E. Johnson.
Hull, Jon: in memory of Our Military Veterans.
Williams, Cynthia: in memory of William E. Hinson, Jr., and Evelyn