Saved by a Tornado of Truth

An Amazing Fact: In August 1814, after British troops broke through American lines, they began burning U.S. government buildings all across Washington, D.C., and it appeared the young nation would collapse. Then, suddenly, massive thunderclouds gathered and the first-ever recorded tornado in the city’s history rampaged through the capital. The violent twister decimated the British army and, at the same time, a torrential downpour of rain extinguished the fires they had just set—changing the course of the war and saving the fledgling nation.

I know you have experienced this same kind of divine power in your life—or you wouldn’t be reading this letter! Yet many confused people are still in need of a tornado of present truth in their lives, now more than ever, a whirlwind that will change the course of their lives forever, just like the tornado of 1814 changed the course of America.

The Bible says, “He does according to His will … among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off His hand” (Daniel 4:35). God wants you and I to know that He is actively working to save each and every person in this nation and on this planet. He cares and is intimately involved. He’s willing and able to move heaven and earth to build up His eternal kingdom.

That’s what He did in the lives of John and Chrisy Sernaqué, active members in their Sunday church who were toiling under the spiritual deceptions of the world. But through you, Jesus sent a tornado of truth to forever change the course of this family’s history!

A Tornado of Sabbath Truth
John, Chrisy, and their three children attended church each week, but John admits something was missing spiritually. He shares, “While I believed in God, I didn’t really know Christ.” And as he was soon to find out, he was unaware of many precious and vital truths in the very Bible he was carrying to church on Sundays!

On one of these typical Sunday mornings, with a gnawing feeling that his spiritual life was unfulfilling, John decided to watch TV while his family prepared for church. As he flipped through the station guide looking for something interesting, his eyes caught the words “Amazing Facts.”

Believing it was something akin to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, he turned to the program, but instead of seeing stories of oddities, John began listening to a man named “Pastor Doug” teach about the Bible.

While the program wasn’t full of bizarre stories, it definitely caught his attention. It “just so happened” that I was talking about the seventh-day Sabbath that morning. John quickly called Chrisy to come listen to the program. They had never heard anything like it before. They were speechless, in fact, fascinated by the Scriptures I was quoting—all while the Holy Spirit was piecing together the Sabbath truth in their hearts and healing
their heavy-laden souls with the Lord’s true rest.

Do you remember Acts 2:37? It says, “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” From then on the response of the whole family was to watch Amazing Facts every time it came on. “We couldn’t get enough!” John says.

A Tornado of Transformation
These programs prompted the entire family to begin searching their Bibles carefully. They became convicted about keeping the Sabbath and requested the Amazing Facts Study Guides. Even the children enthusiastically went through all the lessons!

Chrisy, a Sunday school teacher, began to introduce the new truths she was learning. Many parents listening in appreciated these amazing insights, but the church leadership resisted. As they continued studying, John and Chrisy recognized other unbiblical teachings in their church, and both knew it was time to find a congregation that wholeheartedly followed Scripture.

Not long after, our staff here at Amazing Facts was able to help the thrilled couple find a local Sabbathkeeping church, where they were warmly welcomed. “We heard the truth preached, and it wasn’t watered down.” The family continued watching the Amazing Facts Presents television program, which guided them to a treasure trove of other ministry resources that helped them better know Jesus and His will for their lives.

So I’m thrilled to report that this past January, John and Chrisy and their children were all baptized into God’s remnant church. John says, “Becoming a Christian and knowing Jesus was made possible for my family through Amazing Facts. Your resources opened our understanding of God’s Word and helped us grow spiritually.”

Friend, can I take a moment here to especially thank you for your part in this transformation? John and Chrisy were finally able to discover and choose to live for Christ because YOU helped bring God’s life-saving truths to them through the television ministry of Amazing Facts.

You weren’t a whirlwind of coincidence—you played an active part in their spiritual renewal! Praise God! After Amazing Facts began broadcasting on the Lifetime network on Sunday mornings last year, thousands of families like John’s have found lifesaving truth. More people responded to our television ministry last year than any of the last 10 years! With more than 3,000,000 tuning in and watching Amazing Facts Presents each month, we know people are thirsting for the truth.

And praise God, He has opened another tremendous door to multiply this experience in the hearts and lives of more people like John and Chrisy.

Discovering the Whirlwind
Amazing Facts has learned of an opening on the Discovery Channel, Sunday at 7:30 am, that will help us increase our viewers by tens of millions, broadcasting the very same truths John and Chrisy watched. This is a potential audience increase of 98 million!

In Acts 2:41, we see that when the Word of God was preached to a few thousand people at Pentecost, 3,000 souls “gladly received his word” and were baptized and added to the church. Should we be so faithless to believe that any less would happen when we proclaim the truth of God to millions?

This Sunday time slot on Discovery is very strategic. It’s currently surrounded by some of the most popular Christian speakers. People are turning there at this exact time searching for spiritual truths—so it’s the perfect way to reach them with the last-day message. Like John and Chrisy, millions more will hear and recognize something new that will transform their understanding of God and free them from the devil’s deceptions.

Just think about it—that’s 98 million people who don’t know Jesus the way you do and haven’t heard about the Sabbath, what happens after death, or the truth about God’s power to fully save us from spiritual bondage. They will get the answers to their biggest questions. It’s just too big an opportunity to bypass, so we’ve stepped forward in faith, reserving this time slot before it disappears, praying that you will stand with us in support.

This project will increase our television budget by $780,000 this year, but it’s more than worth it. With millions of new viewers tuning in each Sunday morning, reaching them with soul-winning Bible truth will amount to just pennies per person. It will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made!

Unleashing the Whirlwind
Friend, when we consider the mounting global tension between Christianity and radical Islam, when we see the aggressive agenda of the beast power and the moral decline in the West, surely we can see “the day of the Lord is near” (Ezekiel 30:3). Now is the time for us to step forward boldly for God’s mission!

Visualize the impact your financial support will make: With a gift of just $50 this month, you’ll help reach 7,200 homes with the Bible truth. A gift of $25 will reach 3,600 homes. And a gift of $150 will reach a whole city of souls lost in the mire of mainstream spiritualism.

Your precious gift will be used to reach millions more with vital end-time truths through television and our many other ministries. If you have been prayerfully considering a way to convert your offerings into transformed hearts, you can absolutely know that these evangelistic broadcasts really do make a profound difference.

Again, thank you so much for your gift of support that will reach millions of souls watching the Discovery Channel!

Reaching the WHOLE world for Jesus,

Pastor Doug Batchelor
President, Amazing Facts

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