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).
It Is Always a Blessing to Be a Blessing!
Dear ACTS Friend,
We are constantly reminded of what a blessing every ACTS Supporter and Prayer Partner is. You, together, are making ACTS gospel outreach not only possible, but also a blessing to every one of ACTS Daily and Weekend Encounter subscribers, to every ACTS
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
Internet visitor, and especially to all who are finding Jesus Christ as their Savior through ACTS gospel outreach.
ACTS first started publishing the gospel in a very tiny way back in 1958 and, by the grace of God, we trust and pray we will be able to continue doing so until the day the Lord calls us home.
There is rarely a day—all year long—that we don't receive decisions for Christ from somewhere in the world. God has certainly given His people today incredible means of communication to enable His people to reach people worldwide with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. And what a wonderful blessing and privilege it is to have a small part in what God is doing in the world today. As you stand with us know, too, that you are also having a vital part in what God is doing in today's world.
We are also greatly blessed and encouraged by the constant responses we receive from our website visitors and from Daily Encounter subscribers.
For instance, Mrs, N.K from Australia wrote: "A simple cataract operation turned into a nightmare—five operations later I am left blind in one eye. This sent me into shock and depression. It has taken me months to come out of this. What helped was when I read an old copy of Daily Encounter. It was from 2013, entitled, 'Don't Waste Your Pain: Invest It Wisely.' I believe it was written just for me."
We truly praise God for the opportunity He has given us to be able to minister to so many people worldwide who are needing a Word of encouragement from God.
A Weekend Encounter subscriber, also from overseas, wrote: "Every week when you send out Weekend Encounter, I copy and send it to those I work with in a large IT Team. They are enjoying it thoroughly. Some have come to me, even our Director, to say how it is relevant and encouraging. We all speak English so there is no need for translation."
A personal assistant to a congressman in Washington, DC, wrote: "You have brought tremendous joy and insight into my life. It seems that when I have a difficulty in my life, you have a daily devotional that answers my questions. Thanks a million."
An Air Force officer wrote: "Thank you for your work. You have no idea how much it helps."
Another Daily Encounter subscriber wrote: "I prepare a monthly bulletin for a Council of the Knights of Columbus (a Catholic men's group), and would like to include one Daily Encounter in each issue." We certainly gave our permission to do so!
K.S. wrote: "Thank you so much for your many wonderful insights. I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading them in your Daily Encounter each day."
Forgive me if I have told this before but I have never forgotten the following ditty I heard when still a youth growing up in Australia by a visiting American evangelist who, with tongue-in-cheek, said, "He who whispers down a well about the things he has to sell doesn't get as many dollars as he who climbs a tree and hollers."
And how true this is. Getting visitors to ACTS gospel websites and gaining new subscribers for Daily Encounter doesn’t happen by chance. It takes endless advertising which is very costly. As reported, we first started Daily Encounter back in 1998 with just a handful of subscribers who were friends. To build up the list to over a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers has cost well over a quarter-million-dollars. This has turned out to be a powerful investment in so many lives for all of eternity as Daily Encounter has proven to be our most effective ministry of evangelism. And we constantly thank and praise God for this incredible opportunity and investment in eternity.
To maintain and continue ACTS dynamic gospel outreach ministry, it is critical that monthly support continues. Furthermore, to reach mega-thousands more people worldwide with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ, we need greatly increased support. Also, because of the state of the economy especially here in the U.S.A. we have lost a number of monthly supporters. So will you please pray that God will meet this pressing need. And if you are not a regular supporter of ACTS, can I ask you to earnestly pray that God will provide your need so that you, too, can consider being a monthly supporter of ACTS gospel outreach.
Thank you again this month for standing with us with your prayer and financial support. And as you do so—you, too, will be a vital part of reaching many more people worldwide with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. And may God richly bless and reward you in His own abundant way.
Gratefully in Christ,
Dick and Joy Innes
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!
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
1. Pray for the family of ACTS former Board Chairman, Earl Davis, for comfort following the passing of Earl in late May.
2. Some email servers continue to block Daily Encounter treating it as spam just because it is bulk email and we never ever spam anyone. Pray that this can be defeated. This blocking has cause a loss of more than 40,000 subscribers in the past year.
3. Pray for the protection of all of ACTS ministries from evil attacks. And please pray for us personally—physically, emotionally and spiritually.
4. And please do pray for God's continued and increased financial support so we can advertise more widely to reach mega-thousands more unsaved people worldwide with the gospel.
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 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.
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.