A Pesonal Note from Dickand Joy Innes
Dear Daily Encounter Subscriber,
Joy and I, along with the ACTS board, trust you have had a meaningful Christmas season and wish you God's richest blessing for the New Year.
We trust that Daily Encounter has been a source of inspiration to you this past year and we
sincerely thank all who made it possible for ACTS to reach multiplied thousands worldwide 24-7-365 with God’s message of hope and salvation this past year via Daily and Weekend Encounters and the ACTS web pages. Many of these people would not have been able to experience Christ’s "Joy to the world" at this holy-day season without your help.
2013 has been another very encouraging year—all made possible by the generous support of subscribers allowing us to offer Daily and Weekend Encounters without charge to well over a third-of-a-million people worldwide—many of whom are from countries where it is forbidden to share the message of Jesus Christ. Following are some highlights:
1. Daily Encounter saw very encouraging responses again this year from our 373,000+ worldwide subscribers, from which we receive many e-mails every day—many of whom have needed pastoral counseling which is also provided without charge. The growgh of Daily Encounter is because of our aggressive advertising. As a result in 2013 we sent out 97 million Daily and Weekend Encounter messages—and we only have two staff. This wouldn't have even been possible a few short years ago.
2. Furthermore, from our websites each month we average 40,000+ visitors from 197 countries and territories—an amazing God-given Christian outreach opportunity.
Also 650 churches and/or other organizations are now syndicating articles from the ACTS International website for their websites.
Most encouraging of all we received 1,775 salvation and re-commitment to Christ decision responses this year. Every respondent received helpful follow-up articles. This is a great help because respondents in some countries are not able to attend or find any church to receive this kind of help. See these ten excellent articles online at: http://www.actsweb.org/living/.
These decision responses have come from Afghanistan to Argentina ... Bahrain to Brazil ... Cambodia to Cuba ... Germany to Guatemala ... Iran and Iraq to Italy ... Jamaica to Jordan ... Uruguay to USA ... etc., from 78 countries that we know about.
As Jesus said, "You are to go into all the world and preach [communicate] God's Good News to everyone everywhere" (Mark 16:15). ACTS is totally committed to this task that is desperately needed as the gospel is the only hope of today's sin-sick troubled world.
While Daily and Weekend Encounters and all ACTS web articles are sent without charge, overhead expenses, updated computer equipment, web server costs, salaries, technical support, translation service for our Spanish Daily Encounters, and aggressive advertising to reach multiplied thousands of non-churched people every day with God's message all cost money.
In thanksgiving to God for His unspeakable Christmas Gift of His Son, Jesus, and His dying in our place to provide forgiveness and eternal life to the world, will you prayerfully consider giving a sacrificial donation to ensure that ACTS will be able to finish 2013 with all expenses paid, and be able to continue reaching thousands worldwide every day in 2014 with the saving gospel message of Jesus Christ?
Know that your donation—be it large or small—will be a tremendous help and greatly appreciated.
May we please hear from you today? As you stand with us, may God richly bless and reward you in his own abundant way.
Gratefully in Christ,
Richard and Joy Innes
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