HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG, Chairman Publisher of The PLAIN TRUTH Magazine
EXTENSION DEPARTMENT An educational service at all levels for all people worldwide
February 27, 1973
Dear Co-Workers in the Work of the living GOD:
So many things have crowded in on my mind recently I did not realize it was past time for my monthly letter and report on the end time Work of God. I am on the Texas campus, and will telephone this letter to my secretary at Pasadena, so it can be mailed immediately from there.
I remember this same thing happened once before, two or three years ago, when I was in Washington, D.C. I telephoned a very brief SOS letter to the office in Pasadena, and you responded generously.
I will just take space to say that we are at the end of the shortest month of the year — fewer days to receive income, yet a full month's expenditures must be met. And I have to remind you that normally only about 45% of the year's income is received in the first six months, but close to 55% of the year's budget has to be paid out in that same six months. Unless you stand back of me and Jesus Christ, the HEAD of this great Work, loyally and generously we will be heading into a serious financial crisis in another 30 days.
As I reported a month ago requests for the gospel literature and subscriptions to The PLAIN TRUTH have been breaking all records — and this has continued during February. In fact, one week we broke all records for a single week, receiving ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND new requests in THE ONE WEEK! There is now every indication that we may have as many as TEN THOUSAND new conversions this year — and I mean real repentant believers whose lives have been CHANGED — who shall have been baptized and heading into the Kingdom of God and eternal life! We expect the greatest spiritual harvest in the history of this great Work this year.
I have many things to report, most of which you will be hearing on the Sunday broadcast or the May issue of The PLAIN TRUTH. The new activities in this Work are getting well under way. The DAILY TV programs already are bringing in more requests for The PLAIN TRUTH and booklets than the radio stations, although we are on only a little more than 50 TV stations, of which only about half are DAILY, while we broadcast on more than 200 radio stations.
The WORK is producing giant results, larger than ever before. This urgent SHORT letter will have to suffice for this SHORT month. Remember, if ever we needed your most URGENT and believing PRAYERS for this Work, it is NOW! God bless you greatly — and I pray for YOU daily.
With much love in Jesus' name, Herbert W. Armstrong