By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
LAKE FOREST, CA (ANS – September 19, 2017) — Dear friends: I do hope you are keeping well.
We are certainly living in tumultuous times with North Korea making threats to various countries, and terrible hurricanes and wild storms, that keep coming one after the other, and are hitting the Caribbean and parts of the United States, leaving so many with nowhere to live and little food.
This has given us a lot of extra work at ANS to cover all of these stories, and I hope you have been challenged to pray over all that is going one.
Yesterday, we ran a moving story from my friend, Kevin Gould, a Welsh-born pastor in Naples, Florida, about the peace he felt during Hurricane Irma, when it hit his area, and how his church was able to provide aid to many of the victims.
I have just received a message from another friend in South Korea who has asked our ANS family to especially pray for the safety of the Korean Peninsula, when one false move could see literally millions of Koreans from both sides, destroyed in a nuclear war.
I’ve been to North Korea as a reporter and can attest to the difficulties that many of the Christians there face as they endeavor to live for Jesus under the most dangerous of situations. (In this picture, I am with Dr. David Cho, who organized my trip inside North Korea).
As you know, we run ANS on a shoestring, and non of our team of writers, including myself, receive a regular salary, meaning that we are trusting the Lord to be touched to help us continue bringing you our unique stories and cover the costs of running an international news service.
In view of all that is going on at this time, I am coming to you to first of all thank you for your wonderful support over the years, and I would now like you to consider making a one-off donation to ASSIST so we can continue providing you these many stories. I call it a Gift of Hope, something that many people today are losing, and we need to give them hope by sharing their stories with you!
All you have to do is go to www.assistnews.net and scroll down the page to where it says DONATE TO ASSIST NEWS, and there you can put in the figure you feel led by God to give. (Tax-deductible in the US). If you prefer sending a check, just make it out to ASSIST and mail it to PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609, USA.
I would like to thank those of you who can help us today with a special gift and wish you God’s richest blessing. You will truly be providing a Gift of Hope to many.
Sincerely in Christ,
Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service
PS. My wife, Norma, who is our volunteer administrator, joins me in thanking you all for being part of our ANS family and for your generous support at this time in world history.