By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
Dear ANS friend:
I am writing to you on Veterans Day here in the United States, a day to thank those who are still living and served our country. But, I am sure, we can also remember those who died for freedom.
World War II was, for instance, the deadliest military conflict in history in absolute terms of total dead. Over 60 million people were killed, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).
But sadly, it hasn’t stopped and the killings still continue. From 2000-2010, The Centre for the Study of Global Christianity found that 100,000 Christians died every year because of their faith – about 11 every hour. Religion-related terrorism has reached new highs in recent years from groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.
I wish to thank those of you acted after my previous message about the fact that we, at the ASSIST News Service, have been hit hard by the election, with our funding all but drying up, meaning that we have been so low on funds that we are in danger of having to shut down.
The persecuted church needs our prayers and we want to keep bringing you these stories! We don’t want to let down the many Christians around the world who are suffering for Jesus in countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, and Pakistan. They see ANS as their vital “voice” out to the world.
So, I want to again say how much we appreciate those of you who have generously sent in donations to allow us to solve this problem, but we are still quite a bit short of crossing the line, and so I am asking you, our loyal friends, to help us as this difficult time. In fact, your support is key to solving this problem.
Would you consider donating a generous amount – tax-deductible in the US — to help us achieve our mission of continuing to serve the millions of members of what we call the Persecuted Church?
All you have to do is take a moment and go to www.assistnews.net and scroll down to where it says DONATE TO ASSIST NEWS, and there put in the amount that you feel God has laid upon your heart. If you prefer a check, just make it out to ASSIST and mail it to PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609, USA. If you are sending a check, would you mind sending me an e-mail at email@example.com, so I can pass on the good news to my wife, Norma, who is out volunteer administrator.
I thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to immediately to help keep ANS bringing you our unique stories, which I know you appreciate.
With warm regards,
Dan Wooding (www.assistnews.net)
Founder/President of the ASSIST News Service
P.S. As I mentioned in my last message, I will be speaking this Sunday (November 13) at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM at Hosanna Christian Fellowship, 16705 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706. I will be bringing updates from around the world on the occasion of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. I hope to see many of your there.