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"I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth" (Psalm 121:1-2, NIV).

December, 2013

Christmas Greetings

Dear ACTS Prayer Partner,

"Joy to the world! the Lord is come / Let earth receive her King / Let every heart prepare him room / And heaven and nature sing / And heaven and nature sing / And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing." This carol was written by Isaac Watts in celebration of the First Coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born as a babe in Bethlehem at the first Christmas 2,000 years ago.

Jesus Christ, laying aside his external robes of deity, came to earth to identify with lost mankind to give his life to die in our place on the excruciatingly painful cross at Calvary some 33 years later. He gave his life to pay the penalty for your sins and mine—the penalty of death—so that we could be freely forgiven of all our sins by God and be granted the gift of eternal life. This was the greatest Christmas gift ever given—given by God for all mankind. All we need to do is to receive God's gift of forgiveness and eternal life.

Christ's first coming is an indisputable fact of history. The GREAT news is that Jesus Christ is coming again. When he was here on earth, he promised he would return.1 On his return to Heaven, two angles of God also promised that Jesus would return for his Second coming.2

Only God knows the exact timing of Christ's return, but the Bible has given us signs so we can know the nearness of his return, and so that we can be absolutely certain we are ready for that day—and many of these signs appear to be all standing up at once today!

But untill then let us work together—with God's help—to do everything we possibly can to reach as many people as we possibly can with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—the only hope for our sin-sick world.

Click HERE for simple, effective, and non-offensive ways to reach friends and contacts for Christ and, and in so doing, be an effective witness for Jesus.

This year has been another very encouraging year of outreach for ACTS Int. Daily Encounter has well over a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribers. And, best of all, we received 1,707 salvation and re-commitment to Christ responses (to the end of November). They came from 78 countries that we know about.

Since going online in 1998 we have received 40,932 decision responses for Christ from 165 countries! We praise and thank God for this incredible opportunity to be able to reach so many people with the gospel around the world in this day and age!

Know that your prayer support is of vital importantance for God's continued blessing to rest on the gospel outreach ministry of ACTS via Daily and Weekend Encounters and our websites—it is greatly appreciated.

While the gospel is free, it does take funds to keep ACTS' ministries functioning and as we have lost many supporters in recent months because of the state of the economy, so your prayers for God's provision and for many new donors, will also be greatly appreciated.

As you stand with us in prayer, may God richly bless and reward you in his own abundant way.

Wishing you a most blessed and joyous Christmas Season,

Dick and Joy Innes

P.S. Should God so lead you, support can be donated online on our secure donor site at

NOTE: ACTS International is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. U.S. donations are thus tax-deductible.

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