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).
The Tip of the Iceberg!
Joseph Stalin said, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its
patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Tragically this undermining is happening today and is accelerating.
The gospel message is thus needed as much as ever. For example, here in California, “There are 10 government school sexual indoctrination laws. These anti-family laws require children as young as 5 years old to be taught that homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, and teen fornication are good and natural and maybe even for them.”
Last month SaveCalifornia.com, reported how homosexual-bisexual-transsexual were promoting a “Day of Silence” in the public schools where “… sexually confused students and teachers in the U.S. will [were encouraged to] refuse to speak during the entire academic day [April 15]. They'll indoctrinate everybody else through handouts, chalkboard writings, videos and other propaganda. They'll teach children to support and embrace the unnatural and
unhealthy homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda and will label anyone who's against it a "bigot," a "hater," or worse. The writer added: “And this is just the tip of the iceberg.” Tragically, too, what starts in California has a way of spreading to the rest of the U.S.A.
We Christians need to speak out against homosexuality even though we can be charged with committing a hate crime which can be punishable by law. In Leviticus 20:13, God’s Word makes it very clear that homosexuality is a detestable sin. It is a sin that destroys family
structure, and if children are involved, it can readily destroy their personal identification.
When we think about the USA—a nation that was founded by devout Christians based on Christian beliefs and morals—it is very alarming how today our Christian heritage and foundation is increasingly being attacked and eroded. Tragically, when we reject God, it’s not that God leaves us but that we leave Him—a disastrous path to follow!
We Christians desperately need to urgently seek God for a great spiritual awakening. We also need to do everything possible to reach as many people as possible—worldwide—with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ: the ONLY HOPE FOR OUR SIN-SICK WORLD!
This is the goal and purpose of ACTS; that is, to reach as many people worldwide as possible with God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ. We are doing this via ACTS websites and Daily Encounters. Daily Encounter has over a-third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers.
This has not happened by chance as we work very hard and have spent an average of $2000.00 a month for the past ten years maintaining and building up Daily Encounter via a
secular media service so we can reach, not only Christians, but as many non-believers as well. And we thank every ACTS supporter who, together, makes all of ACTS ministries possible.
As said before, since changing from hard copy print media to the electronic media—e-Mail and the Internet—ACTS has received 44,647 decision response for Jesus Christ from 164 countries that we know about.
We also continue to receive responses such as the following examples:
A Daily Encounter subscriber from Nigeria responded saying, “Thank you for your
devotional on ‘Honesty: Still the Best Policy.’ Please, I would like to obtain permission to reproduce it into tracts to be distributed to people for soul winning. I hope I am
granted permission for this.” (Permission was granted)
D.S. wrote: “I am very happy with the Daily Encounter messages I have read. I have
printed them out so I can read them over and over.”
Another subscriber wrote: “I hope it is acceptable that I plan to share a portion of the
article, 'You are Important' with my students on Monday to express to them that each
one of them is important and plays a vital role in our class. Thank you for this article
about the old typewriter. Hoping it will make a difference for some of my students
who think they're lack of effort does no harm to the rest of our class.
Following is a part of this Daily Encounter message. “Xvxn though this typxwritxr is an old modxl, it works vxry wxll, xxcxpt for only onx kxy. You'd think that with all the othxr kxys working, onx kxy would hardly bx noticxd. But just onx kxy out of whack sxxms to ruin thx wholx xffort. So if You'rx having onx of thosx days whxn you think you just arxn't vxry important and you'rx txmptxd to slack off, rxmxmbxr this old typxwritxr. You arx a kxy pxrson, and whxn you don't do your bxst, nothing xlsx around you works out thx way it's supposxd to.”
This is an excellent reminder that in God’s work everyone is important. As a Prayer Partner and/or a support of ACTS ministry, you are a very important and vital part of ACTS gospel outreach ministry. Without the help of every support partner ACTS worldwide gospel outreach ministry would not be possible. 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
We truly thank God for the wonderful means of communication He has given to His people of today; for the wonderful privilege of being able to reach so many people for Christ every day of the year; and for all of God's provision through His people to make ACTS gospel ministry possible.
Joy still has to have re-surgery on both her feet to resolve a problem with hammer toes which cause considerable pain when she is walking.
Please continue to pray for God's protection from all attacks, and for His provision so ACTS can continue to reach as many people worldwide as possible with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
NOTE: ACTS International is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. U.S. donations are thus tax-deductible.
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SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
1. Some email servers continue to block Daily Encounter treating it as spam just because it is bulk email and we never ever spam anyone. Pray that this can be defeated. This blocking has cause a loss of more than 40,000 subscribers in the past year.
2. Pray for the protection of all of ACTS ministries from evil attacks. And please pray for us personally—physically, emotionally and spiritually.
3. And please pray for God's continued and increased financial support so we can advertise more widely to reach mega-thousands more unsaved people worldwide with the gospel.
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.
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Continued need for special prayer. As noted before, this past year we lost one half of our regular monthly supporters; thus there is a vital need to replace these donors so we can maintain our uncompromising gospel outreach.
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
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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.
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