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).
Opportunity Comes to Pass ... not to Pause
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Dear ACTS Friend,
What a blessing it is to be able to reach so many people worldwide with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ via today’s remarkable means of communication.
It took ACTS three decades to print 43 million of ACTS gospel brochures and have them distributed by hundreds of churches, many military and hospital chaplains, and individuals in several countries.
Today, however, ACTS is sending out 373,000+ Daily Encounters every weekday of the year which equals 1.8 million copies every week … and 96 million every year!
In addition, Weekend Encounter is being sent to 7,400+ subscribers every weekend; plus many thousands more people are being reached every day of the year with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ via the ACTS webpages. According to Google statistics, ACTS web pages are being visited by 40,000 more people in 194 countries and territories every month.
When using hard copy printed gospel literature, we had to have an outside office with warehouse space, more staff, and expensive printing equipment. Today in our U.S. office our only staff is Joy and myself, our only equipment is three computers (plus a laptop for when we travel), and we no longer need an outside office as we operate from our home and use our garage for storage. Consequently, our overhead costs have been drastically cut.
The greatest encouragement, however, is to be receiving commitment to Jesus Christ decision responses from around the world almost every day of the year. Since using the electronic media (starting in 1998), 41,487 recorded decision for Christ responses— either for salvation or for re-commitment to Jesus Christ—have been received from 168 countries that we know about!
Who could ever have imagined—even a few short years ago— that God was going to give His church and His people of today the greatest means of worldwide communications ever to reach people in the entire world with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And how blessed we are that God has given you and me the amazing opportunity to share in what He is doing in the world today. Furthermore, it is a constant reminder of the words of Jesus when He said: “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:14); that is, Jesus would come again!
Today the gospel is speeding to the ends of the world as never before in all of human history. It certainly appears that the setting of the stage for the return of Jesus Christ is accelerating.
In the meantime, however, it is imperative that all Christians work together to help reach as many people in the entire world with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, for without Christ people are lost FOREVER!
By the grace of God, ACTS is totally committed to this challenge. We currently have websites in English, Spanish, French and Finnish. With help and increased support, we could have gospel webpages in many more languages. Will you please pray that God will meet this need?
So dear ACTS Supporter, know that your prayer and financial support for ACTS is a tremendous help, and is making you a vital part in helping to make the gospel outreach ministry of ACTS possible. It is greatly appreciated.
As you stand with us this month via prayer and financial support, may God greatly 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.”
Special Prayer Needs:
1. God’s continued guidance, blessing, and provision.
2. Economic advertising ways to reach many thousands more with
3. Badly needed financial support as over the past year we have
lost close to 50% of our regular online monthly supporters.
4. A capable staff member to further develop ACTS web sites and Daily Encounter in additional
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.
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.
For Business Witness Cards ... see below!
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