A Promise to Return

A promise to returnAn Amazing Fact: It was 1942, and the fighting was fierce. Besieged and bombarded by the Japanese, General Douglas MacArthur and his troops were forced to retreat from Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. Before they escaped, the general promised his men that he would return with help. After more than two years of fierce Pacific battles, MacArthur fulfilled his promise and returned to the Philippines to liberate the country.

Twelve years ago, I also had to make a hasty retreat from the Philippines.

While conducting a prophecy series in Manila, we received the devastating news that our oldest son, Micah, had been killed in an accident. Even now, it’s still impossible for me to describe the heart-wrenching emotions. It was a very long and sad flight home.

Our sadness was compounded by the fact that we had to leave our dear Filipino friends while in the middle of a successful outreach program, but through our many tears, we promised our brothers and sisters in Christ that we would return someday to share the gospel again with their people.

That day has come!

“Revelations in Prophecy”
I am thrilled to be returning to the Philippines after 12 long years to encourage our new AFCOE students training there and to share the Word of God in a fresh evangelistic prophecy series, entitled “Revelations in Prophecy,” that will rescue lost souls from spiritual confusion!

As a friend of this ministry, you know that evangelism is in my heart, and I’m eager to share the good news with the thousands upon thousands of hungry souls searching for hope and salvation in the Philippines—and beyond.

But I also need people who also have missionary hearts to join me in reaching the people of the Philippines. I’m asking you to be one of my partners, and for you to believe that God will bless your investment in the kingdom this month.

Fertile Ground!
The last time Amazing Facts went to the Philippines, the Holy Spirit blessed with more than 10,000 people being baptized …

“I’m so blessed by God through Amazing Facts. I strongly believe that our God uses this ministry to spread the gospel throughout the world. I am praying for this ministry and to all of you people who choose to be used by God. Bless you all.” —Jude, Philippines

But the work there is far from done! There are approximately 100 million people in the Philippines, and an additional 12 million Filipinos living in other countries. Less than 10 percent of them are Protestant Christians, with only a fraction of these truly understanding the three angels’ messages.

Jesus said it best: “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few” (Luke 10:2). I am telling you that this is especially true in the Philippines; so many in this great nation are steeped in spiritual confusion and bondage!

We can help change that—“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Yes, we need to pray for more willing workers. But we can do more than pray—we can help by giving generously to train up new workers in the Philippines and in other nations.

A Global Ministry
People around the world are absolutely STARVING for the manna that God desperately wants to share with them through Amazing Facts. They are coming to me and to you for help. Our series in the Philippines is only part of a much broader global outreach effort now happening at Amazing Facts.

I am certain that God is calling us to continue expanding our work in training up new disciples through our Global AFCOE initiative—along with expanding our television, Internet, and publishing reach to more areas of the world.

Would you please consider sharing a gift this month that will help fulfill my promise to reach the people of the Philippines and to expand the gospel globally? Millions of souls are yearning for this message—and people are responding. Our funding goal to continue our global gospel push this year is $50,000. Whatever amount you can give, big or small, when accompanied with faith and prayer, will make a worldwide impact.

God bless your faithfulness,

Pastor Doug Batchelor

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