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).
No More Recent Attacks!
This time last year we reported how our ACTS email address got attacked and bombarded with over two hundred thousand spam emails.
Painting “Jesus Wept” by Erik Hollander
Used by permission.
According to our server this attack came from Russia, and the spam emails were coming at the rate of 35 per second.
It took quite a while but our server was finally able to block this onslaught. And then it took many hours to clean all of these endless spam emails off my computer. With Joy’s computer these spam emails “froze” her computer. We had to take it to a local tech support company that had to erase the entire contents off her computer’s hard drive, after which they had to re-install every program.
With ACTS continuing to daily publish the gospel of Jesus Christ, and with our websites receiving visitors on average from 194 countries and territories every month, and with over a quarter-million worldwide subscribers to Daily Encounter, continued attacks are bound to keep coming from anywhere in the world!
Regardless of attacks we trust and pray by the grace of God that we will be able to continue publishing the gospel until the day the Lord calls us home to be with Him.
Nevertheless, ACTS gospel outreach ministry needs all the prayer support we can receive as we are totally committed to reaching as many people worldwide as possible with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This, we know, is the only hope for lost mankind as the gospel is God’s love message and gift to the world! As such, it is despised and hated by Satan, who will do all in his power to oppose God’s message!
On the positive side, we always look at vicious attacks by Satan as an affirmation that ACTS gospel ministry is a vital part of God’s work and what He is doing in the world today. But thanks be to God that His Word assures us that: “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4 KJV)!
We certainly praise God that almost every day of the year ACTS is continuing to receive decision for Christ responses from around the world. Since changing in 1998 from hard copy print to the electronic media (e-Mail and the Internet) over 44,000 decision for Christ responses have been received from 164 countries that we know about!
We also praise God for the more than a quarter million worldwide ACTS Daily Encounter e-Mail subscribers who receive a Biblical message every weekday of the year. Daily Encounter has become our most effective tool of evangelism as every issue has a link to the gospel message: “How to Be Sure You’re a Real Christian … without having to be religious.”
We are also reminded of Jesus’ Word assuring us: "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come" (Matthew 24:14). Today, with all the modern means of communication—the printed page, radio, TV and all the electronic media—the gospel is speeding to the ends of the earth as never before in all of human history!
This, along with all that is happening in today’s world, appears more than ever that the setting of the stages are accelerating for both the return of Jesus and the coming antichrist! In the meantime, with God’s help and the support of His people, together we need to do everything possible to reach as many people worldwide as we can with the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ—the only hope for our sin-sick world!
As you stand with us again this month in prayer and financial support, may God richly bless and reward you in His own abundant way. Be assured that your help is a vital part of—and making possible—the gospel outreach ministry of ACTS and is greatly appreciated.
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.
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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
REMINDER: 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.