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).
ACTS 46th Year Publishing the Gospel
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Dear ACTS Friend,
As Paul wrote to the Philippian Christians, “The only thing I do, my brothers, is to forget what is behind me and do my best to reach what is ahead. So I run straight towards the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above” (Philippians 3:13-15).
Here in ACTS we continue to run towards the goal of communicating God’s good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. We do this primarily via the electronic media, which is one of the most powerful means of worldwide communications ever!
According to web statistics, 40,000+ people are visiting ACTS websites from 194 countries and territories every month! Plus we are reaching 373,000+ worldwide Daily Encounter subscribers every weekday of the year. This means that ACTS will be sending 96 Million Daily Encounters worldwide this year! Plus we are reaching another 7,300+ Weekend Encounter subscribers every weekend of the year!
Our only staff in our US office to do this work is Joy, who manages all the office work, and yours truly, who writes Daily Encounters, ACTS web articles, edits Weekend Encounters, and is the webmaster of ACTS 32 websites (see www.actsweb.org/acts_websites.php). Plus we answer endless emails every day.
With the electronic media we no longer need an outside office. We use two bedrooms in our home for the ACTS office as we no longer need a large staff, printing equipment, and storage space as we did in all the years when we communicated via the printed page.
This is now ACTS 46th year publishing the gospel (started in 1968). Since we changed from hard copy print media to the electronic media in 1998, we have reached far more people … and in a far more economical way.
As a result, almost every day of the year we are receiving salvation and re-commitment to Christ decision responses from around the world. Since going online in 1998, ACTS has received 43,918 decision for Christ responses!
Besides ACTS websites, 665 churches syndicate articles from ACTS main website atwww.actsweb.org, so many more people are reading ACTS gospel and Christian ministry articles.
ACTS articles are also now on radio. Last month we received the following request from Trans World Radio, Ivory Coast:
“Trans World Radio translates and produces series of teaching into indigenous African languages, especially Igbo, which I have taken part in lately, and these programs have
been great blessings to the listeners, who kept sending in feedbacks on how they have
been blessed. Reading your Daily Encounter messages daily, keeps making me wonder,
if we cannot translate these into radio devotionals for some of our indigenous brethren
who are in so much need of encouragement and spiritual guidance.” – David Irondi
Understandably, we were delighted to give Trans World Radio the permission to translate Daily Encounters and articles from ACTS website. We count this a wonderful privilege, and are grateful to God for this opportunity to reach people in Africa in their native tongue with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here in the U.S., and around the world, there are increasing attacks on Christians and against Christianity, and while we in the Western world have not yet experienced persecution such as is happening in other parts of the world, without a great spiritual awakening and turning back to God, that day may not be too far away.
Furthermore, there are still millions of people who are in need of the saving gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ—the only hope of our sin-sick world.
But as God’s Word says about all who need the gospel: “How, then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14).
ACTS is totally committed to reaching as many people as possible worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it is only as God’s people send us via their prayer and financial support can we fulfill this God-given mission.
We are tremendously grateful for every ACTS supporter, but as stated earlier, over the past year we have lost fifty percent of our monthly supporters. To keep on “pressing toward the goal” to fulfill our God-given mission, we urgently need to replace these lost supporters.
So will you please pray with us that God will raise up these new monthly supporters … and greatly move in the lives of all who receive the gospel either through Daily and Weekend
Encounters or via ACTS gospel websites.
Your prayers and support are a vital part in keeping ACTS in the race as together we “run straight towards the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus to the life above.”
As you stand with us again this month, know that your support is helping to reach people worldwide with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ … and 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.
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Continued need for special prayer. As shared above, this year we have 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.
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
Schelvan, Gary: in memory of Calvin M. Schelvan.