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).
Dear ACTS Friend,
It’s that time of the year when we remember with thanksgiving, not only the greatest Christmas gift of all time—the birth of the Savior—but also all our many faithful prayer and support partners, as you have made ACTS gospel outreach ministry possible for another year. You are greatly appreciated.
This has been an unusually busy year for us—especially the last few months—as we have been in the process of downsizing and moving into a smaller home, which also included moving our ACTS office as it is also in our home, thanks to the “computerized world.” During this time we were disconnected from the Internet and e-Mail for ten days. As we receive hundreds of emails every day, we had lots of catch-up work to do.
In the midst of this we were again “attacked” via email. According to our server, somebody sent out many spam emails making it appear that they came from email@example.com email. Also both Joy’s and my email accounts were bombarded with endless spam emails. I received a total of 8,586 of these email messages, and Joy received over 5,000—a total of over 13,000 spam emails—all in one day! No doubt we are attacked because we are publishing the gospel and message of Jesus Christ and God’s Word.
Undoubtedly these attacks will continue … and perhaps increase … as we are totally committed to reaching as many people as possible worldwide with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—a task that ACTS has been committed to for the past 46 years and, by the grace of God, will continue to do so for as long as we possibly can.
While 2014 has been another encouraging year of blessing, we can’t let up. Daily, Weekend, and Prayer Encounters, combined, have 387,131 worldwide subscribers—375,553+ of these are Daily Encounter subscribers who receive a daily Bible message via e-Mail every weekday of the year. By year’s end we will have sent out more than 97 million Daily Encounters this year alone. Who could have ever imagined this possibility happening even a few short years ago?
To reach people worldwide and “have them visit” ACTS gospel websites and subscribe to Daily Encounter doesn’t just happen; it takes ceaseless advertising—something we budget for every day of the year. As a result we are communicating the gospel to mega thousands of
people worldwide 7-24-365!
Since going online in 1998 we have received 44,085 salvation and re-commitment to Jesus Christ responses from 165 countries that we know about. They have come from Afghanistan to Argentina … Bahrain to Brazil … Cambodia to Cuba … Germany to Guatemala … Iran and Iraq to Italy … Jamaica to Jordan … Netherlands to New Zealand … United Arab Emirates to U.S.A. … Venezuela to Vietnam … Zambia to Zimbabwe! Every month, on average, people from 194 countries and territories visit the ACTS gospel websites.
The words of the late great missionary statesman, Oswald J. Smith, remind us that: “The supreme task of the church is the evangelization of the world,” which is in direct harmony with Christ’s last command/commission to His followers: “You are to go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone everywhere.” Thus the last command of Jesus needs to be every Christian’s first priority!”
The reality is that people without Christ are lost—without hope—for all eternity! So let us continue to work together to see as many people won to Jesus Christ as possible. To this task ACTS is totally committed. To continue reaching people for Christ, however, we need your continued prayer and financial support. This is a critical need.
Please help us finish 2014 well! Unfortunately, we have lost a considerable amount of support again this year owing to the state of the U.S. economy. Consequently, we need $23,000 to finish this year with all expenses paid (including back salaries), and be able to make an excellent start in the New Year of 2015! We also need many new monthly subscribers who will donate just $10, $25, or more per month to replace our many lost supporters to keep ACTS on the front line of gospel outreach.
In thanksgiving to God for His unspeakable gift to the world at Christmas 2,000 years ago, will you prayerfully consider giving a special sacrificial gift for the publishing of the gospel this month through ACTS International—a gift that will help make a difference for all eternity in the lives of thousands of people?
A special word of thanks for every donation—be it large or small—as every dollar is critical for keeping ACTS on the front line of worldwide gospel outreach. As you stand with us at this critical time, may God greatly bless and reward you in His own abundant way. May we please hear from you today?
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.
Ford, Twylla: in memory of Gladys Romano.
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.