An Amazing Fact: Between 1994 and 2013, more than 1.3 million people worldwide died from natural disasters. That’s about 68,000 lives lost each year! Yet an astounding 60 percent of Americans have not learned or practiced what to do in the event of a disaster—even though 80 percent live in counties that have been struck by some kind of natural calamity.
If you could help an unprepared soul get ready for the coming colossal storm, wouldn’t you?
Nina was unprepared for deadly Hurricane Ivan. She was new to Florida, so when the weather service warned of the approaching storm, she had no idea what to expect. It didn’t seem that anyone in her neighborhood was alarmed or getting ready for a disaster, so she figured, “They’ve seen this before. They know what they’re doing.”
That’s shocking, yes—but it reminds me just how unprepared most people are for the final events that will soon burst upon our world. I praise God that you are willing to help them be ready for the coming storm.
When the deadly winds and rains of Ivan finally struck, Nina fled to a closet—frightened for her life. When she emerged the next day, she discovered her entire town was a total disaster area with no power, no water, and little food. People were literally snatching bread out of other people’s arms.
Friend, as shocking as that sounds, it is nothing compared to what will happen when the Spirit of God is withdrawn and the four winds are unleashed. That’s why Jesus warned people to have a disaster plan before His second coming. “Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40).
Nina needed a disaster plan, but how much more do others need to prepare for Christ’s soon return? That is why I am writing you today—to invite you to partner with me in getting thousands ready for the spiritual storm about to break upon our world.
Saved by Soup?
Disaster relief agencies urge millions to have a disaster plan—to prepare survival kits and have an escape route ready before a deadly natural calamity strikes. Well, people in our day must know something is about to happen, because sales of survival gear have gone through the roof in the last few years. But what they don’t know is that dehydrated soup is not going to save anybody in these end times.
The only thing that will help them overcome spiritual upheavals and lies is a genuine knowledge of the gospel and the hope-filled prophecies of Scripture!
You see, at this very moment, I am preparing for Prophecy Encounter, a fresh, dynamic 10-part evangelistic series designed to be a disaster prep kit for tens of thousands. It begins February 17 in Sanford, Florida.
The Bible urges us to share God’s last-day message—“I have set you as a light, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47). That’s why we still have a team of evangelists dedicated entirely to sharing the gospel city by city. Your sacrificial gifts provide a reason for the hope we share, offering real answers to people like Sofie, who is now prepared for the coming storm!
Safety from a Storm
Sofie grew up in a violent home. Her alcoholic parents abused and neglected her. She was even forced to go door to door asking for money so her little brothers could eat.
Tragically, Sofie fell into drugs and abusive relationships and ended up living out of her car. She was even angry with God for her suffering. Yet one day she came to the end of her rope, crying out, “Jesus, if You want to change me, here is my life!” God heard her cry and answered her physical needs—but He was also getting ready to bring her spiritual truth through your generosity.
One Sunday morning, she found an Amazing Facts seminar on TV. “I was glued to every wordPastor Doug spoke!” She next signed up for our Storacles of Prophecy lessons and found theanswers that gave her peace once and for all. She was baptized and is now ready for the coming of Jesus. Today she’s even helping others prepare by holding Bible studies in her home.
Sofie’s life was changed because of you! But there are many more thousands like her who need to hear Bible prophecies that give hope. Let’s commit today to spiritual disaster preparedness!
Starting February 17, Prophecy Encounter will be live-streamed on Amazing Facts TV, Facebook, Roku, and YouTube to reach as wide an audience as possible. It will be a perfect series for churches, small groups, youth groups, and more to help prepare souls not only for the disasters to come—but for the One who will rescue us from them all!
I’m confident that God will use you to reach this goal and bring many souls to Christ—not just in Florida, but around the world! We can’t say how much longer the angels of God will hold back the hurricane winds of strife, but we know we can’t wait for it to be too late. Let’s help others make disaster plans for the final events now! Please send your lifesaving gift today.
And please pray for me as I prepare for Prophecy Encounter!
Ready and waiting for His return,
Pastor Doug Batchelor
President, Amazing Facts