Saving People Dying in the Dumpster

An Amazing Fact: In March 2017, more than 100 people, mostly women and children, perished in Ethiopia when they were buried under an avalanche of garbage.  They were living in homes adjacent to the 75-acre mountain of refuse outside the capital city of Addis Ababa, where they survived by combing through the trash for anything of value.

Can you even imagine living in the shadow of a towering mountain of trash?

I used to get food out of dumpsters.  Living on the streets in the 1970s, quite a few hippies would join me to go “dumpster diving” for food and other items.  At first, I thought it was disgusting—but the more I saw people doing it, the less offensive it became, until I actually grew accustomed to the sight and smell of garbage.

This is happening right now on a spiritual level to an entire generation.  We are living in times so morally bankrupt that, I dare say, it would cause the residents of Sodom to blush.  The rotten values broadcast by worldly media are pouring into our culture and eroding away any sense of virtue.  The most troubling thing is that many professed Christians seem to have grown accustomed to living next to mountains of garbage.

Resisting the Rubbish

The devil is always working to discourage believers to think that there is nothing we can do to combat the tsunami of sin that is drowning people.  Nehemiah faced this problem in his day: “The strength of the laborers is failing, and there is so much rubbish that we are not able to build the wall” (Nehemiah 4:10).

However, Nehemiah did not concede defeat!  He inspired God’s people to keep building and, eventually, the rubbish was removed and the wall completed.

Today, you can stand as a bastion of purity against the landslide of trash pouring into people’s homes when you support Amazing Facts.  Your gifts really do help sanitize lives with the cleansing blood of Jesus.

People desperately need wholesomeness in their lives.  All media today is saturated with sexual immorality, violence, and profanity.  The news exposes another celebrity’s or politician’s scandalous behavior seemingly every day.  It’s enough to make you want to start building another ark!  That’s why God has called us to “carry out the rubbish from the holy place” (2 Chronicles 29:5).

As our partner in God’s work, you deserve to know that we intend to clear away the walls of garbage by boldly sounding the holy, uncompromising trumpet of truth like the apostles did!

Mountain-Moving Faith

What happens when Amazing Facts dares to preach pure truth like this?

Roger and his wife were longing to watch something wholesome.  One day, while searching online for a movie free from violence and profanity, they found Amazing Facts and began watching the programs you make possible.  “We fell in love with the preaching and discovered our upbringing had not taught us the true gospel!”

Then there’s Rocco, who received uplifting resources from Amazing Facts.  After committing her life to Christ, she explained, “It was like my mind, body, and soul were cleansed.  I felt as if I received a whole new life when I asked our Father for forgiveness.”  She is now studying the Word through our online Bible course and calls the work of Amazing Facts “priceless.” 

Amen!  Every week, you help people like Rocco and Roger find solid, uplifting gospel messages that lead them to the highway of holiness.

That’s why Amazing Facts fearlessly calls sin by its right name!  How can we stay silent about sin when God’s truth is being compromised and people are drowning in waves of wickedness—trading God’s gold for worthless garbage?

Bold Projects

The devil is not relaxing (Revelation 12:12), and neither is Amazing Facts.  Knowing his time is short, Satan is devoting all his energy into new methods that destroy people.  Christians should be equally energetic about pushing back the gates of hell.

This is no time to be idle.  We must pursue daring evangelistic endeavors to reach souls with God’s truth!  Here are just a few of the bold undertakings in which you can make a difference …

  • Kingdoms in Time.  This powerful new DVD documentary—coming this summer—will capture the attention of seekers looking for truth about their future.
  • Final Events Magazine.  The Final Events of Bible Prophecy is the most widely distributed DVD from Amazing Facts.  We are getting ready to publish a complementary magazine that teaches the bold end-time truth.
  • More Media Programming.  We’re investing $7 million annually into broadcasting the three angels’ messages into homes.  Each month, more than 700,000 people are hearing and watching the bold, distinctive truth!
  • Expand Multimedia Reach.  We’re also developing exciting new ways to reach seekers through their smartphones and on social media, with new and improved websites, mobile apps, and more.

Moving Boldly Together

People are being buried by the world’s spiritual garbage.  We must offer them the Bread of Life that will satisfy their hunger.  So I’m asking you to let me know that you still support our holy boldness preaching.  Will you prayerfully give a sacrificial gift this month to bless others?  I promise that you will make a lasting difference in countless lives.

We are living in the days of Noah.  People like Roger and Rocco still need to hear God’s final, purifying, and undiluted message.  Let’s not let them down.

Yours in the final, bold work ahead,

Pastor Doug Batchelor
President, Amazing Facts

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