Raising Blazing Beacons of Truth

An Amazing Fact: Before the invention of the telephone, civilizations had to be creative with long-distance communications. Many African tribes used drums, American Indians used smoke, and the Romans used mirrors. During the time of Queen Elizabeth I, the English used a system of fires on hilltops to warn of an enemy invasion. These blazing beacons even helped them to locate and defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Dear friend,

Clare scrolled through the endless videos on YouTube—boring, boring, boring.

Her life was not terrible. In fact, it was pretty good. She lived with her boyfriend in a nice house in the prosperous city of Hong Kong, had an easy job, and was nearly finished with pharmacy school.

She had no complaints. What more could she ask for in life?

But the truth was that all her life, Clare had hoped that there would be more—more to this existence than just being “fine.”

As it turns out, you played a key role in helping her find the purpose of life and a trusting relationship with God. It’s true! Your support of this gospel work reached around the globe and touched the heart of a young woman who went searching for God … and found Him through Amazing Facts online.

Sometimes, we are quick to write off unbelievers who we don’t think are interested in learning Bible truth—scientists, non-Christians, skeptics, college students, agnostics, evolutionists, the worldly. But never forget that man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).

There are millions out there like Clare living quiet but empty lives, people who claim that they are “okay” but who are deeply lonely, discouraged, and needing to find real meaning in this world. We must reach them!

Finding Them at the Internet Crossroads

Clare had been raised a Buddhist and was studying to become a pharmacist. She considered herself a scientist who didn’t believe in God. One night, she was scrolling through YouTube when she stopped and stared wearily at her computer screen. What was she even looking for?

Then she found the testimony of a Sabbath-keeper. The man also highlighted three major deceptions of the devil—reincarnation, the theory of evolution, and Sunday worship.

Clare explains, “As a Buddhist, I believed in reincarnation. As a science student, I believed in evolution. Could it be that these things are actually not true? It was a big ‘ah-ha!’ moment for me.”

And what was this “Sunday worship” thing? Curious, Clare searched the Internet for the phrase “Sabbath-keeper”—and, you guessed it, up came the Amazing Facts website.

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14). Let me tell you, it was not random chance that Clare found us online! And it was exactly what she needed.

By God’s grace, Amazing Facts has positioned our truth-filled websites to be blazing beacons of truth at thousands of intersections on the information superhighway—on subjects like the Sabbath, hell, prophecy, and the Second Coming. We’ve placed them on “digital hilltops” so searching souls will find them, in as many languages as our budget allows.

The Biggest Decision

Delighted to discover Amazing Facts on the Internet, Clare saw our list of Bible studies online, which she could study for free. (Another resource you make possible!) She went through all 24 Storacles of Prophecy studies, drinking in the Living Water as though she had been dehydrated her entire life.

Then she watched the Millennium of Prophecy series. By the end, she realized that she needed to make the most radical decision of her life. “The Holy Spirit kept convicting me sermon after sermon,” she says, “that I needed to forsake everything in order to follow Christ. The messages moved my heart and appealed to me to make major decisions in my life.”

Clare searched for and found the nearest Sabbath-keeping church and showed up the next Saturday. She was warmly greeted by the members, who then invited her to study the Bible with them. That church became Clare’s home church and that church family, her new family!

She knew what she had to do. She walked away from her job and her unbiblical relationship. Clare was baptized into God’s remnant church, and she now lives as a medical missionary in Hong Kong, ministering in health and lifestyle programs, giving Bible studies, and leading out in prayer meetings. And because of her example, her own father and mother are now studying the Bible!

Thank you for your commitment to change lives through Amazing Facts. Because you care, Clare now knows that there is much more to life than just being “fine,” that nothing in the world can replace Jesus—the One who promises us eternal life. Now she has inner peace and joy!

Igniting More Beacons of Truth

Do you know others like Clare? Maybe you have family or friends who outwardly appear content to live without God—and maybe even say they don’t believe in God—but inside their hearts, they feel uneasy, hopeless, and empty.

Jesus wants you and me to light beacon fires of hope for these people to see! When you give to Amazing Facts, you create a global network of blazing banners that reach multitudes for Christ around the world, even in China. Your gifts not only bring life-changing truth through our websites, but through TV and radio broadcasts, Bible lessons, free literature to thousands, and so much more.

To be honest, friend, January donations always experience a significant slump. Yet God’s evangelistic work must go on 52 weeks a year. Will you please help reverse this trend in 2020, when it’s needed most? Remember, when you give to the Lord’s work, you help accelerate Jesus’ coming: “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

You can preach the gospel to 237 people looking for meaning in this world when you give a gift of just $30, and for a gift of $70, you can distribute over 2,500 pieces of digital literature to seeking hearts. For $120, you can help share over 2,500 truth-filled video messages to people like Clare in faraway places like China!

Clare says, “If it was not for Amazing Facts, I would not have been reached by anyone.” Clare was an atheist college student in Hong Kong living an “okay” life … but feeling desperately empty inside. Then you helped her encounter Christ and His truth through Amazing Facts websites. Thank you for reaching Clare!

Your gift today will raise even more blazing beacons of truth around the world to reach more lost souls.

Reaching all the world for Christ,

Pastor Doug Batchelor
President, Amazing Facts

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