By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
LAKE FOREST, CA (ANS – November 27, 2017) – We’ve just had Black Friday, and today is Cyber Monday, but tomorrow (Tuesday, November 28, 2016) is #GivingTuesday, when people all over the world donate to their favorite charity.
In the midst of the retail frenzy following these two events, #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for people to go from “Give me, Give me,” to being able to give back, especially to those who are suffering the most for their faith in Jesus Christ.
#GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year.
For more than 25 years, we at ANS have had the great privilege of sending you, free of charge, our many stories, especially those about Persecuted Christians, many of whom face terrible circumstances because of being Jesus Followers. Last year alone, something like 100,000 Christians were killed because of their faith. It is a shocking statistic.
So, now, on as we approach #GivingTuesday, I am asking you to make a generous donation to ASSIST (Tax-deductible in the US), which will allow up to continue with our media service to you, our many subscribers, as we bring you news about people like Asia Bibi (see picture), the courageous Pakistani mother-of-five who is on death row for the “crime” of speaking up for Jesus.
It’s quite easy to make your gift, but it will be so appreciated by us, and those we write about. All you need to do is go to www.assistnews.net and then scroll down to where it says DONATE TO ASSIST NEWS, and there put in the figure you would like to give. If you prefer a check, just make it out to ASSIST and mail it to: PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609, USA.
All of us at ANS wish to thank you in advance for making your gift at this important time when persecution seems to be getting worse by the day, especially in places the Middle East, North Korea and Pakistan.
Thank you and many blessings for your giving on #GivingTuesday,
Dan Wooding, Founder, ASSIST News Service
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