Light in the Darkness

2nd Quarter 2020

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Dear Friend,

The past few months have brought unprecedented changes to our world. For millions, it has become a darker, more challenging place. Yet, thanks to you, God’s overwhelming blessing still shines through in incredible ways! Amazing Facts International continues to spotlight the precious truths of the Bible through vigorous outreach around the globe. 

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Kie, a young Japanese woman who was raised a Buddhist but found Jesus as you lighted the way through the international outreach of Amazing Facts. God bless you as you discover her inspiring story!

Pastor Doug Batchelor


An Answered Cry


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“I want to know You, God!”

This heartfelt cry had never before come from the lips of the young woman who felt so desperate for truth. And, through your faithful partnership with Amazing Facts, you helped to provide exactly what she needed most.


A Foreign Religion


Growing up in a Buddhist family in Japan, Kie was often taken to the temple and taught to worship her ancestors. “I had no idea there was a God in heaven who had created our ancestors,” she explains.

After her sister was baptized into a Sabbathkeeping congregation in the United States, Kie visited her sibling’s church. Although she enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere and the message, it was still a foreign religion to her—but a seed was planted. God was beginning to speak to her heart. Light in the Darkness image two

In her upbringing, Kie had been instructed to be strictly self-reliant—to depend on her own strength to get through life’s many troubles. Yet, as she grew older, the problems she faced became more challenging. “The trials became harder and harder,” Kie explains. “Even though people appreciated my hard work, I felt useless and worthless in this world.” With no one but herself to lean on, she became discouraged and eventually fell into depression.

Faced with a bleak and meaningless future, Kie cried out to the Lord for help. “And that was the time I experienced the existence of God,” she says.


A Deeper Understanding


In the days ahead, as she prayed for deeper understanding, someone gave her a set of Storacles of Prophecy Bible lessons from Amazing Facts. Kie eagerly devoured their words, astonished by what she was learning; she was strongly impressed with the studies: “All the questions were answered only from the Bible.” By the time she received and finished the Amazing Facts Bible Study Guides that you also helped provide Kie, she became deeply convicted that what she was studying was from God.

And last May, Kie was baptized into a Sabbathkeeping church!

A Deeper Understanding image oneIn Japan, Kie worked long hours, sometimes struggling through exhausting 14-hour days. Yet, she says, “No matter how tired, I could not wait to pray and open the Bible to study.” She was learning so much, yet she could squeeze in only an hour or two with the Scriptures each day, which left her craving for more time to study!

When a friend told her about the Amazing Facts evangelism training school in the Philippines (PAFCOE), Kie dreamed of attending and began praying. She says, “When I had this desire, the guidance of God was so clear. He sent many people to recommend the training at PAFCOE.”

Kie’s friends and family found her decision hard to grasp. “But,” she says, “nobody could stop me because they could see my change after knowing Jesus. I gave up my bad habits. It was easy for me because I felt the love and guidance of God.”


A Dream Realized 


“The training at PAFCOE was not easy, to be honest,” Kie confesses. “But I was so happy to learn each day. I cried a lot through the training, not because I had a hard time, but because I experienced the presence and the love of God and how merciful and faithful He is to me.” 

Kie believes God led her step-by-step and desires “to follow Him faithfully and reflect Him to this world where a lot of people are living in darkness.A Deeper Understanding image two His service is the best work I have experienced in my life!”

Thank you for making it possible to reach searching souls like Kie across the Pacific Ocean!



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REACHING MILLIONS MORE

Thanks to your investment in sharing God’s message, we are now able to reach into 88 million more households with God’s last-day truth. In May, Amazing Facts with Doug Batchelor began airing on A&E on Sunday at 6:30 AM PT/ET, helping seeking hearts know the everlasting gospel.



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Thanks to your prayers and generous gifts, even with stay-at-home guidelines, Pastor Doug held an online seminar in April called “The New Heart,” which helped ground people in sanctifying truth over 2.5 million times. This was twice the traffic Amazing Facts had on social media last year for any single event!



Amazing Facts - Your Impact image threePOSITIVE REPERCUSSIONS

Amidst the anxiety and tragedy of the COVID-19 crisis and the lockdown, you partnered with God to move on 55,117 hearts to find solid scriptural truth at amazingfacts.org—in just one day! One AFCOE Online student writes: “I am determined to spend much time studying God’s Word now that we are under home quarantine due to the pandemic. I want to be equipped to bring more souls to Christ. Thanks for this course that allows busy employees to move onward in the faith.”



Praise Report!


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You helped hundreds of thousands find peace in Christ during these uncertain times with a combined 920,685 views of Pastor Doug’s messages “How to Live in the Last Days” and “Are We Seeing the Plagues of the Last Days?”


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Thanks to you, the Amazing Facts India team is broadcasting life-transforming programs and translating truth-filled sharing materials into several languages to reach the diverse population in this vast country. The team regularly receives requests from Sunday church pastors to teach them the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation!


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Traffic has spiked all across Amazing Facts’ many websites, through which you helped people discover God’s lifesaving truth more than 6 million times! This includes sites like sabbathtruth.com, 666truth.org, and truthaboutdeath.com.



Amazing Facts’ new truth-packed sharing tracts that you helped make possible were an instant success! Several titles from the first print run sold out during the first month. Of the 1,100,000 tracts printed thus far, almost half sold in the first quarter alone!





Friend, your co-laboring partnership with Amazing Facts beams the brilliant light of God’s love into the darkness all around us. Your compassion shines through these ministries in which you play a crucial part and has lit the way for thousands of precious souls like Kie to find Christ. 

Thank you!


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