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).
Publishing the Gospel: Around the clock ... around the world ... 7-24-365!
I am constantly reminded of the words of Jesus who said: "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14).
Today, with all the incredible means of communication: Radio, TV, the printed page, the Internet, e-Mail, web-mail (with the ever increasing hand-held communication devices), the gospel is speeding to the ends of the earth as never before in all of human history. In harmony with what Jesus said, it certainly appears that the setting of the stage for Christ's return is accelerating. Even so come Lord Jesus!
In the meantime, however, every Christian needs to be involved in some way in Christ's command to "go into all the world to preach the gospel to everyone, everywhere"—be it through prayer, financial support, giving out gospel literature, or encouraging friends and contacts to visit good gospel websites, including www.actsweb.org and recommending that they subscribe to ACTS Daily Encounter ... all of which come without charge—to help reach everyone in the world with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—the ONLY hope for our sin-sick and lost world.
Furthermore, what is so encouraging is that for so much of the world English, if not the first language, happens to be a second language for them. At the same time, ACTS also has a Spanish gospel website with Daily Encounter (Encuentros Diarios) being available in Spanish. See http://www.actsweb.org/sp/diarios.php and http://www.actsweb.org/sp/.
In our U.S. ACTS office (according to Google statistics) we receive on average every month visitors to ACTS gospel websites from 194 countries and territories! This is done very inexpensively as our only staff is Joy and myself. We use a spare bedroom in our home for ACTS office with books and literature stored in our garage. Both areas are free of charge for the ministry of ACTS.
What is also exciting and encouraging is that almost every day of the year we are receiving salvation decision for Christ responses from around the world and continual feedback from ACTS websites and ACTS daily devotional, Daily Encounter (which has well over a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers.
For example, please note just a few of these responses:
A high ranking military officer in the Pentagon wrote: "Pastor Innes, I can't thank you enough for being the blessing that you are through your ACTS ministry. I work in the Pentagon and start each day with your Daily Encounter. Often I forward it through the organization. [As you have written] I am 'available' to God to be used as he sees fit. What an inspiration!"
John Jordon, a Daily Encounter subscriber wrote saying: "I forward your Daily Encounter service to over 70 Christians, and get positive feedback consistently. So, many thanks. Philippians 1:3."
From Ghana in Africa, Paul Adjei Kwakwa of the Presbyterian University College, wrote: "Hello Richard, I chanced on your website and subscribed for your Daily Encounter about six years ago. Truth be told, l am always inspired, motivated and challenged anytime l read your insightful and awesome messages. I trust l am not the only person to have been blessed via your medium. I pray that God Himself will grant you more grace to do more for the present generation and beyond. Should anything make you think twice or want to end this divine call, l believe many Christians will suffer if that becomes your ultimate decision."
By the grace of God this will never be my decision. In fact my constant prayer is that God will enable me to keep publishing the gospel of Jesus Christ until the day He calls me home as I have no desire to ever retire.
The director of our ACTS Australia office writes: "In stark contrast to all who are committed to proclaiming God's Word and reaching the lost for Jesus Christ, Liberty Counsel reports that: 'The Satanic Temple's extracurricular program for public schools, called the After School Satan Club, is petitioning public school systems for equal access to facilities which allow Christian clubs to meet after school. The primary goal of this organization that is a small group of atheists, is to stop Christian organizations from meeting in public schools, targeting the schools where The Good News Clubs meet.'"
Could you imagine anything like this happening here in the U.S.A.? With the ever increasing anti-God attitude it could easily come about in the not too distant future? This is even more reason why we Christians need to be totally committed to Jesus Christ and to do everything in our power to reach as many people with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To every one of ACTS supporters and prayer partners we want to again thank you for being such a vital part of ACTS gospel outreach via your support that is an investment in people's lives for all eternity.
Know, too, that your faithful support is keeping ACTS sharing the message of Jesus Christ with well over a third-of-a-million worldwide Daily Encounter subscribers every weekday—equaling 7.5 million Daily Encounters being e-mailed this month. Untold numbers more receive the gospel via ACTS websites every day of the year. We thank God for this incredible opportunity and for all who are recording a decision response for Jesus Christ almost every day of the year.
Know, too, that it is folk like you who support ACTS ministry that make it possible for ACTS to keep on spreading the message of Jesus worldwide 24-7-365.
As you stand with us 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.
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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P.S. Please consider using the ACTS Business Witness Cards—a very simple, tactful and effective way to witness for Christ. For Witness Cards ... see below!
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
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.
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.