ANS News Release (www.assistnews.net)
Contact: Dan Wooding by e-mail at: email@example.com
LAKE FOREST, CA (ANS – May 20, 2015) — ASSIST News Service (ANS), which is run by veteran international journalist Dan Wooding, is offering a free subscription to Christian leaders, media professionals – and “prayer warriors”.
This unique news service provides material, sent by e-mail several times a day to your in-box, and features hot-off-the-press stories on the persecuted church, world missions, popular culture, and about inspiring Christians who are make a difference in our world.
They are filed by a group of ANS seasoned journalists, many of whom literally risk their lives to provide these stories from some of the most dangerous parts of our world.
ANS already has thousands of media subscribers, many Christian worldwide leaders, as well as leaders of prayer groups that commit to pray for persecuted Christians who are regularly featured in this unique news service. But, more than that, any believer who cares, can also avail themselves of this free offer.
“By the way, media outlets can use any of our stories by just giving attribution to the ASSIST Service, www.assistnews.net, and many already do,” said Dan Wooding. “But we know that there are many more who maybe don’t know of our free service, and are welcome to sign up.”
Wooding, 74, who founded the ASSIST News Service some 20 years ago, is also the author of some 45 books, one of which is his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth” (Theatron Books) — www.fromtabloidtotruth.com — which carried a foreword from Brother Andrew, the best-selling author of “God’s Smuggler,” with whom he was a writer for some seven years.
He has worked as a senior reporter for several of Britain’s largest-circulation newspapers, including the “Sunday People,” and the “Sunday Mirror,” as well as being an interviewer for BBC Radio One and the London Broadcasting Company (LBC).
Today, he is the host of “Front Page Radio” carried on the KWVE Radio Network (www.kwve.com) in Southern California and “His Channel Live” (www.hischannel.com), an Internet TV show beamed to some 192 countries around the world.
“We believe that it is important for Christians to know what is happening in ‘God’s World’ and that is why we are offering this free subscription,” said Wooding who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents and now lives in Lake Forest, California, with Norma, his wife of nearly 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren, all based in the United Kingdom.
“Each one of our journalists are volunteers and raise their own support, including myself, and so we call ourselves ‘Media Missionaries.’”
English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist and author, Francis Bacon, who served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England, once said, “Knowledge is power,” and this means that when you know about a situation, you can then join millions around the world to pray about it. You can literally change history. That’s what we want to do through ANS.
“An important group of subscribers for ANS are prayer group leaders who, during their weekly gatherings, read out several of our stories and then gather to pray for them,” said Wooding, who began his long journalistic career in 1968, a reporter for Billy Graham’s British newspaper, The Christian, and rose to be its Chief Reporter.
Wooding added that two of those who are on the prayer list each week are Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old Pakistani Christian mother-of-five who is languishing on death row for simply standing up for Jesus, as well as Pastor Saeed Abedini, the joint US-Iranian citizen, who is serving eight years in a violent Iranian prison for being a Christian.
“It is vital that we continue to pray for these, and the many other believers who are paying the ultimate price for their faith in Jesus Christ,” he explained.
One well-known subscriber who has enjoyed these stories for several years says, “If you want to know what is going on around the world and in the Church, you need to read this.”
So if you would like to have a free subscription, just go to www.assistnews.net and scroll down the page to the place you can sign-up, and then fill in your details. You will then receive an e-mail message asking you to confirm that you want the subscription, and you just say yes.
If you prefer, just send your name and e-mail address to Dan Wooding at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be glad add you. (By the way, your e-mail will not be used for anything else than to send you the stories several times a day.)
Wooding concluded by saying, “You may already have a subscription, and, if so, maybe you could share this opportunity with a friend or colleague, by forwarding this story to them. You may also present this at your church or prayer group, and collect their names and e-mail addresses, and then send me the sign-up form at: ASSIST, PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609, and I’ll be glad to add them.”
Photo captions: 1) Dan Wooding reporting for ANS from Tiananmen Square, China. 2) Dan Wooding filming an interview with Brother Andrew in Hebron during a gun battle. 3) Asia Bibi, who is on death row in Pakistan.
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