Analyses Today's News, with the Prophesies of THE WORLD TOMORROW
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December 14th, 1950
Dear Friend and Co-Worker:
I do thank you, — and may God specially bless you — for the generous offering (or tithe) which I gratefully acknowledge.
You know how Jesus summed up the very principle of worth-while, happy, and Christian living when He said, "It is more blessed to GIVE than to receive." We here are thankful for the blessing of receiving this money so that with it we may carry the precious Gospel Jesus preached to additional THOUSANDS who might never hear it other wise. But yours is the greater blessing.
I feel that you and I both should go to a place of prayer, and sincerely and earnestly THANK GOD that He has chosen us, and granted us the very great privilege and honor of working together IN HIS OWN PRECIOUS AND WONDERFUL WORK. It's not only the most important activity on earth, it is the most valuable, and the most joyful.
If only people really KNEW God's way of life, really knowing Jesus Christ as living Saviour and High Priest, and the blessedness of constant direct contact with God as our Father, how happy they would be! Here on Ambassador College campus we are seeing that truism really and practically demonstrated. So often visitors are heard to remark about the happy, smiling faces of students and staff around our buildings and grounds. It's really a fore-taste of the Kingdom of God, and it is a beautiful atmosphere indeed. No wonder, then, our students are showing such amazing development and improvement, evidencing such vigor and enthusiasm and zeal. Next spring three of them graduate — two of them young men now experienced and effective speakers who will go out full time into the work. Five more will follow the next year.
You have helped, perhaps more importantly than you realize, to make this marvelous progress in God's work possible, and this preparation for the future. What is here, at the college, being wrought in the hearts and lives of these God-called students (disciples) ill soon start spreading thru their labors into the minds and souls of hundreds and thousands. I want you to know, that the realization may bring you deep satisfaction and joy.
This has been proving our most difficult December in years. People are spending more exchanging Christmas presents back and forth, and giving less to Christ for His work than before. So your own faithfulness and sacrifice has been especially needful, and it give me courage to feel sure you will continue to stand loyally and generously with me in our labors for Christ. May God richly bless you.
Most sincerely, in Jesus' name, Herbert W. Armstrong