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).
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Dear ACTS Friend,
I will always be grateful that I grew up in a country where it wasn't forbidden to preach the gospel message of Jesus
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Christ, and that my parents took me to church and Sunday School from my earliest years. Furthermore, how blessed all of us are who grew up where Christianity was—and is still accepted.
Yet in today’s world there are place where it is forbidden to do so because of closed doors and barriers to the gospel message. But thank God that today we have the electronic media which has the ability to go beyond closed borders and reach people of every language. We in the West are extremely fortunate that English happens to be the second language in many other countries. Almost daily, all year long, ACTS is receiving commitment to Jesus Christ decision responses from around the world.
Furthermore, according to Google statistics visitors to ACTS gospel websites, on average, every month come from 194 countries and territories!
This, too, is a possible sign that the setting of the stage for the return of Christ is accelerating. Jesus Himself said that when the gospel is preached in all the world, then would the end come (Matthew 24:14); that is, when He would return to earth to take all His true followers to be with God and Himself forever in Heaven. And that day may be much closer than we think. Even so come Lord Jesus.
In the meantime, with God’s help and His blessing with the prayer support of God’s people, we need to do everything we possibly can to reach as many people worldwide with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—the ONLY HOPE for our sin-sick world. To this goal and purpose here in ACTS we are totally committed to this task. We are so grateful to God for this wonderful opportunity and privilege He has entrusted to us.
We are also tremendously grateful to every one of ACTS Prayer and Support partners who, through their earnest prayers and sacrificial financial support, are making the worldwide Gospel outreach ministry possible. We are also thankful to God for the responses we continually receive from visitors to the ACTS web pages.
For instance, from the Philippines a visitor to the ACTS website wrote: “I would like to know more about the Christian Life. Thank you so much.” – J.B.
Naturally I was delighted to respond to J.B. and sent him the following website at: http://tinyurl.com/real-christian for the message, “How to Be Sure You’re a Real Christian.” I also shared with him the ACTS follow-up site at: http://www.actsweb.org/living which has ten special articles written specifically to help new Christians grow in their newfound Christian faith.
From Bangkok in Thailand M.M. responded saying: “I appreciate your ACTS web pages and need to read more of your articles on how to become a Christian.”
From a Daily Encounter subscriber who lives in in Tianjin, some 90 miles southeast of Beijing, whose wife is from China. “Xie xie, for your lightning quick reply. Xie xie is thank you in Chinese, pronounced shay shay. I have prayed in the morning the special prayer you sent me for some time now, and truly believe it has revitalized and rejuvenated my walk with Jesus. Thank you again, and many blessings on your ministry.” – G.S.
The special prayer I sent to G.S. is as follows: “Dear God, I am available. Please make me usable and use me today to be an effective witness for Jesus, and to be ‘as Jesus’ in some way to every life I touch, and do this for Your glory. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
I would also like to encourage every one of ACTS supporters to pray this same prayer at the beginning of every day. Imagine the impact for Jesus Christ if every Christian genuinely prayed this prayer every morning.
To every one of our supporters and prayer partners we want to again thank you for being such a vital part of ACTS gospel outreach via your support that is virtually an investment in people’s lives for all eternity.
Know, too, that your faithful support is also keeping ACTS sharing the message of Jesus Christ with well over a third-of-a-million worldwide Daily Encounter subscribers every weekday of the year—equaling 7.5 million Daily Encounters being e-mailed this month. Untold numbers more will receive the gospel via ACTS websites. We thank God for this incredible opportunity and for all who are recording a decision response for Jesus Christ this and almost every day of the year.
Know that it is folk like you who support ACTS ministry that make it possible for ACTS to keep on spreading the message of Jesus worldwide 24-7-365.
As you stand with us this month, may God richly bless and reward you in His own abundant way.
Gratefully in Christ,
Dick and Joy Innes
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 can be sent via the mail/post to ACTS International at the address below.
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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.