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).
Wishing you God's richest blessing!
If we could look back a half-century ago, could we have ever imagined what today's world would look like? I don't think so.
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
I grew up in Australia and still remember when I first came to the U.S.A. to study God's Word in the early 1960s. Back then, even though I came via airplane, it took two days to get here. There were no jet engines on aircraft in those days. We had to stop over at both the Fiji and Hawaiian Islands to refuel. How the world has drastically changed since then. Today, one can fly from Las Angeles in California to Sydney, Australia—non-stop—in sixteen hours. All of this has happened in our life time.
When we founded ACTS in the early 1960s, all of our gospel outreach was via the printed page and the mail. It took several years via direct mail evangelism to reach every family living across the vast outback of Australia. We were able to get every family address because every adult Australian has to vote and their names and addresses are on government published electoral rolls which are available to purchase.
Today, however, with all the modern means of communication mega thousands of people can be reached every day. Here in ACTS we do that via Daily Encounter, our inspirational e-mail message. We do this every week day of the year, sending it to almost a quarter-million worldwide subscribers. It is an amazing age in which we live for unprecedented world-wide communications.
According to Google statistics, every month visitors to ACTS gospel websites come from 194 countries and territories. It is fortunate for us in that so many people in the world use English as a second language. However, besides having the gospel websites in English ACTS, also has gospel websites in Spanish, French and Finnish. We also have Daily Encounter in Spanish. It is called Encuentros Diarios and has almost 19,000 subscribers.
It is also important to note that Jesus, in God's Word, reminds us of the following: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14).
With all of today's modern means of communications the gospel today is reaching more people all around the world as never before in all of human history. In fact, according to Google statistics visitorss are coming to ACTS gospel website from 194 countries and territories.
It certainly appears that the setting of the stage for Christi's return is closer than ever before. Understandably this is exciting news for every Christian, but certainly not for unbelievers. With God's help we Christians need to do everything we possibly can to reach people around the world with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As Jesus told His followers: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" (Matthew 24:14). With all the modern means of communication the gospel is being preached [communicated] around the world as never before in all of human history. And in ACTS, with the prayer and financial support of God's people, we are totally committed to this task.
We are also reminded that "Our greatest legacy will be those who live eternally in heaven because of our efforts."
Your support, which is greatly appreciated, is helping to see decisions for Christ responses from around the world almost every day of the year. What better legacy could we ever hope to achieve? We thank God for the incredible opportunity in our day to be able to share the gospel worldwide 24-7-365, not only through the printed page, but also via e-Mail and the Internet.
As another has said, "When many people each do a little. Together we can accomplish great feats for God." How true this is. Know that your support this month, which is a big need and greatly appreciated, is a vital part of helping ACTS share the gospel of Jesus Christ and God's Word with almost a quarter million Daily Encounter worldwide subscribers every weekday of the year—and thousands more via ACTS websites every day of the year.
"When many people each do a little, together we can accomplish great feats for God."
Almost every day we are receiving salvation and re-commitment decision for Christ responses also from around the world.
"Whoever will call on the name of the lord will be saved. . . .[But] How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent" (Romans 10:13-15)?
Your support, which is truly appreciated, is sending ACTS around the world with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Your prayer support will also be much appreciated.
As you stand with us this month with your prayer and financial support may God richly bless and reward you in His own
NOTE too that ACTS International is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. U.S. donations are thus tax-deductible.
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 canalso 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.
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.