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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).

 

 

 


November, 2014

God and "Oranges"

Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.

Dear ACTS Friend,

       A subscriber from Finland responded to a recent Daily Encounter on “Responsibility” saying: “This issue reminded me of a line that I read which endorses what you have said: ‘GOD GIVES US ORANGES—NOT ORANGE JUICE.’ That effort we need to do for ourselves.”

       This man was also very appreciative of ACTS ministry. He also said, “In the middle of the day when work overwhelms me, your Daily Encounter e-Mail puts back the perspective in my life. I value your words and the part they play in my daily life.”

       In God’s economy, God always does His part—but we are totally responsible for doing our part. God certainly did His part by giving His Son, Jesus, to pay the penalty for all of our sins so we could be freely forgiven and given the gift of eternal life, but it is OUR responsibility to communicate God’s message of salvation—to everyone, everywhere—be it across the street or around the world!

       As Jesus said to His followers: “You are to go into all the world and preach the Good News [the Gospel] to everyone, everywhere” (Mark 16:15, TLB).

       When I think of the untold millions of people who were born in countries where there was little, if any, chance of ever hearing the gospel, or in a country where it was forbidden—or even a death sentence—to preach the gospel, I will be eternally grateful that I was born in a country where there was total freedom to proclaim and to hear the gospel.

       However, at least here in America, Christian freedoms are under increasing attack. For example:

1. Houston’s First Lesbian Mayor DEMANDS to see ALL Sermons from Christian Pastors

       “Houston mayor, Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, is [now was] conducting a litigious witch-hunt against religious leaders, issuing subpoenas that demand the sermons of pastors who may have spoken on the topic of homosexuality, gender identity, or Parker herself. Pastors who do not comply may be held in contempt of court” http://tinyurl.com/anti-christian.

       Mayor Parker has since been “constrained” to withdraw her subpoenas to pastors demanding copies of their sermons and other communications in which they may have expressed their political views. However, of one thing we can be almost certain, these types of attacks are not going to cease.

2. Military: No Bible verses allowed in Paper

       “The commander of an Ohio Air National Guard unit has censored his subordinates and forbidden them to print Bible verses in a newspaper, violating their First Amendment rights and essentially requiring [that] they only express atheism in public.”

       If ever there was a need for Christians to join together to help spread the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ—who IS the LIGHT of the world (John 8:12)—it is TODAY!

       The good news is that all the darkness in the world cannot put out the light of one small candle! One candle alone can't light a great area but hundreds can. One person working alone can't achieve a great lot, but hundreds working together can send the light of the gospel to thousands of people worldwide. This is the purpose of ACTS ministries, and never before has this been as possible as it is today with all the incredible means of communication now available.

       Here in our U.S. office Joy and yours truly are our only staff, and we use a bedroom for the ACTS office, as our work is done on computers! Neither has it been as possible as it is today to reach so many with the gospel worldwide, by so few, so economically, and so quickly. As a result:

       • On average every month people from 194 countries and
          territories are visiting the ACTS gospel web sites.

       • ACTS Daily Encounter is ministering to 374,918 worldwide
          subscribers every weekday of the year.

       • This means that ACTS is sending out 1.87 million Christian/
          gospel e-Mail messages every week equaling 97.24 million
          every year!

       • We are extremely thankful for God’s blessing because, since
          beginning to use the electronic media in 1998, we have
          received 44,000+ decision/commitment responses for Christ.

       However, we are very much aware of the fact that ACTS ministry is not accomplished by the ACTS staff … it is the combined prayer and financial support of every ACTS supporter which is an investment in people’s lives for all eternity. Billy Graham said: "I am convinced the greatest act of love we can ever perform for people is to tell them about God's love for them in Christ."

       Know that your support is a vital part of ACTS Gospel ministry as it is helping to reach people worldwide with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. 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.

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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.

For helps to share Christ with family/friends go to: www.actsweb.org/light.php. For “Business witness cards” go to: https://actscom.com/witness_cards.php. For copies of ACTS Passport for Heaven booklets: http://tinyurl.com/passport-heaven.


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P.O. Box 73545
San Clemente, CA 92673
U.S.A.

Business Witness Cards

Thank You for Your Friendly Service

Daily Encounter

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.

Click HERE for more information, to see the back of each card, and to order.

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.

Click HERE for more information, to see the back of each card, and to order.

God Is Good ... God Is Fair

Thank You US Marines and Families

Espanol

Good News for USA


Click HERE TO DONATE ONLINE on our secure server.

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.

Click HERE for "People Power Principle" Report

Click HERE to be on the ACTS Snail Mail List to receive this monthly report via snail-mail.

Click HERE TO DONATE ONLINE on our secure server.

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SALVATION & RE-COMMITMENT TO CHRIST RESPONSES from ACTS Int. web sites: Internet outreach commenced in 1998  

Total: 44,034 decision for Christ responses to date!  

Salvation Responses 2014 YTD   271
Re-Commitment Responses 2014 YTD  1163
Total Responses Year to Date 2014  1434
From the number of countries YTD     53
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E-MAIL OUTREACH SUBSCRIBERS  
  1. Daily Encounter 374,918  
  2. Weekend Encounter   7,348  
  3. Prayer Encounter 4,268  
  4. People Power for Jesus 2,987  
       Total 389,521  
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To DONATE online on our secure server to ACTS U.S.A.
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
    K. Hinson.

Schelvan, Gary: in memory of Calvin M. Schelvan.



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