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 Than a third-of-a-Million Subscribers!
We count it a wonderful privilege to be able to publish the gospel—especially in this day and age—with all the incredible means of communication available today! At the push of a button via e-Mail
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
and the Internet the gospel can speed to the ends of the earth.
ACTS Daily Encounter alone has over a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers to whom we send a Biblical based gospel message every weekday of the entire year. Furthermore, we have visitors to our gospel websites every month, on average, from 194 countries and territories!
What is equally or even more exciting is that almost every day of the year we are receiving decision for Christ responses from around the world—to date these have come from 164 of the above mentioned countries. Included are some salvation responses from Muslim countries, some of whom have told us never to send them any printed literature because, if they get caught with it, they would get their throat slit.
This is another reason why we who live in the Western world are unbelievably blessed as we are still free to publish and receive the message of Jesus Christ. However, we Christians need to be in constant prayer for God’s continued protection, as there is an ever increasing and growing anti-Christian attitude. I have also read how, on some military bases, personnel are not allowed to pray "in Jesus’s name."
To reach mega thousands of people around the world every day doesn’t happen by chance. It takes a lot of work plus advertising costs to do this. We advertise with a company that reaches people worldwide every day of the year! This costs almost $2,000.00 every month, but is worth every cent as it is reaching endless numbers of non-Christians who may otherwise never have a chance of hearing God’s message of salvation.
Furthermore, we receive constant responses from Daily Encounter subscribers and ACTS website readers thanking us for ACTS ministry.
For example, a U.S. military colonel from the Pentagon in the nation’s capital 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 I start each day with your Daily Encounter. Often I forward it through the organization. Your words: I am available to God to be used as He sees fit. What an inspiration!"
After finding ACTS website a lady from the United Arab Emirates wrote: "Hello Mr. Richard, It’s a Great feeling that I have found the words of the LORD here on the Internet. I thought I would never find something that will lift up my life, as well as lessen my burdens now I’m glad I’ve found one. I hope that this will not only be the beginning but forever."
And while there are so many blessings for which to truly thank God, as long as we are doing God’s work and publishing the gospel, we know we will always be attacked by the enemy. For example, last month several of our @actsweb.org email address were again bombarded, this time with more than 30,000 spam emails. We were unable to stop them and had to have our server close our email service down until the spamming was blocked. These came to three of ACTS e-Mail addresses making a total of 90,000 spam e-Mail messages that had to be deleted!
As we have said before, as long as we continue to keep publishing the gospel, the attacks are bound to continue. Thus your prayer support for God’s protection of ACTS internet and e-Mail ministry will be greatly appreciated.
As noted before "All the darkness in the world cannot put out the light of one small candle!" While one candle can’t light a great area, hundreds burning together can. Likewise one person working alone can’t achieve a great lot but hundreds working together can send the light of the gospel to mega thousands of people worldwide. So, if you are not already an ACTS supporter, will you prayerfully consider joining with ACTS as a Share Prayer Partner with your monthly support and thereby help ACTS to keep on sharing the gospel and reaching so many more with the saving gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ every day of the year?
To all ACTS supporters we again sincerely thank you for your support for the gospel ministry of ACTS International which is helping to reach people worldwide with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. According to Google statistics people from 194 countries and territories are visiting ACTS gospel Internet pages every month, and as already noted, more than a third-of-a-million Daily Encounter subscribers are receiving a message from God’s Word every weekday of the year. Furthermore, as also earlier stated, salvation decision responses have come from more than 160 of these countries! It is such a blessing for us in that in so many of these lands English is taught as a second language. By way of interest, we also have Daily Encounter and Internet articles in Spanish.
Thank you for your support which is helping ACTS share the message of Jesus Christ with 375,000+ Daily Encounter worldwide subscribers every weekday—equaling 7.5 million Daily Encounters being e-mailed this month. Thousands more will receive the gospel via ACTS websites. We thank God for this incredible opportunity and for all who are recording a decision/response for Jesus Christ this and every month of the year.
Know that it is folk who support ACTS ministry who make it possible for ACTS to be 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.
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.