Proclaim to the World the GOOD NEWS OF THE WORLD TOMORROW
Box 111, Pasadena, Calif. 91109
Publishing: The PLAIN TRUTH a Magazine of UNDERSTANDING
Written from Ambassador College in England
July 16, 1965
Dear Co-Worker with Christ:
This letter is two or three weeks later than I had wanted to write you. My stay in England has to be shorter this year, and there has been so much to be done, over-seeing the FAST-GROWING work in Britain, I have had little time to get to my typewriter.
BIG NEWS! We have just added another powerful radio station reaching all south-eastern England at 6:45 to 7:15 every morning. Also new stations in Canada.
This year Mrs. Armstrong and I were privileged to attend graduation exercises at all three Ambassador Colleges, and I delivered the Commencement Address at each. A number of men were ordained to the full-time ministry at each college, upon their graduation—and several other new graduates—to be ordained later —are being now sent out to gain active ministerial experience under older ministers.
More and more we are getting ministers stationed around the world to visit and counsel with those that write to us requesting such a visit, or who request baptism.
We do not need to send out so many baptizing teams on tour during the summers any-more, because we now have ordained ministers stationed at so many points over the United States, Britain, Europe, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and other countries, that most people requesting baptism no longer have to wait until the summer tours.
This great world-wide Work of God is bearing rich fruit today. Thousands are converted, baptized, headed for eternal life in God's Kingdom every year now—and this year the Work is reaping by far the largest harvest ever!
Every year for 32 years results have been 30 per cent larger than the year before! DO YOU KNOW WHY? Jesus Christ has not only died to pay the penalty of our sins, but God (the Father) raised Him from the dead! HE IS ALIVE AND LIVING, TODAY! And He personally HEADS this great Work of God! He directs it!
He proclaims HIS GOSPEL as a witness to the whole world today, through YOU and our specially called and trained active staff AS HIS INSTRUMENTS! He guides, empowers, and BLESSES this Work with ever-increasing results!
You and I are privileged to be His called and chosen instruments. THINK OF IT! We are Co-Workers WITH CHRIST! It is GOD'S Work—not ours! The world has never seen anything like it! This Work is utterly different from any other activity on earth!
The Living Jesus Christ has not changed! And through us as His instruments, HE is proclaiming to the WHOLE WORLD, today, the very same message He brought more than 1900 years ago—the very same message He caused to be written and preserved in GOD'S WORD!
NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT on earth—for this is what the Living Christ is doing!
We never beg for money over the air! We NEVER make even an indirect HINT or suggestion for the public to send us contributions. We NEVER PUT A PRICE on The PLAIN TRUTH, or any of the attractive booklets and books getting out the true Gospel! YOU KNOW OF NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT! Fearlessly, boldly, we proclaim the very Gospel Jesus taught! It isn't popular! It brings heavy persecution on us. Yet it has grown to become the MOST POWERFUL BROADCAST ON EARTH! Today we use 28 MILLION watts of radio power weekly! More than 30 MILLION people listen every week!
Every year The PLAIN TRUTH becomes larger and/or finer, so that every year more and more people read it—and today, more than 2 MILLION are now reading every issue. Here are the TWO MOST POWERFUL MEANS OF REACHING AND INFLUENCING MASSES OF PEOPLE OVER THE EARTH—the modern miracle of radio and television, and the PRINTING PRESS!
And—without ever asking the PUBLIC for contributions—without ever CHARGING for the Gospel—this Work has become the MOST POWERFUL on earth in radio broadcasting—and perhaps also in reaching people through the printed page.
HOW IS THIS MADE POSSIBLE?
Thousands ask that question. It has never been done before. No one else does it today.
HOW? Here's how: This is the very WORK OF GOD on earth today. God carries it on by a THREE-WAY PARTNERSHIP, between the Living Jesus Christ, His called Co-Workers (including YOU), and our active trained staff (including me). God has made CHRIST the Head of His Work.
Christ's part is to guide the way, lead us according to His will, open doors before us, give us wisdom, understanding, and even providential intervention in our behalf, and to BLESS the Work with rich results.
The preaching, writing, training of ministers and staff, and executive duties are my part along with our well-organized active staff.
And making it all possible, by tithes and offerings, and joining us in earnest prayer for the Work—that is our Co-Workers' part. Together this forms GOD'S TEAM!
TREMENDOUS results are being accomplished!
WHAT A PRIVILEGE God grants to YOU and me, to be a real part of His Work—His special Work for this time! His End-Time Work, just before the END of the world, preparing the way for the COMING OF JESUS CHRIST back to earth as KING of Kings and LORD of Lords! Yes, preparing the way for the NEXT WORLD—THE HAPPY, PEACEFUL WORLD TOMORROW.
We should thank and praise God continually-every day-for calling us, and allowing us to work WITH the glorified CHRIST in His great world-wide activity! Of course reaching 30 MILLION PEOPLE every week does cost money! It does require sacrifice, and giving up some other things on the part of us all. But God promises to BLESS those who pay into His Work their honest tithes—the first tenth of income—and the giving of generous offerings besides. God prospers those who serve Him. Let us be diligent, and pray that God will prosper us until we have more to give for His Work! Truly it is a JOY!
This month the tithes and offerings are falling behind the needed 30 per cent increase over last year, as they did two months ago. Will you PRAY EARNESTLY that God will make it possible for us—and make us all willing—to INCREASE the financial need for His work!
And again, let me remind those who have larger sums on hand—500 or a thousand dollars or more—if you can GIVE it it is seriously needed right now. If you do not feel free, at this time, to give it as an offering to the Work, then send it in as a LOAN —let it be working where Christ Himself is working, between now and the time when you may have to use it.
For the remainder of this month,and on through next month, let's make SPECIAL EFFORT to send in something extra!
Thank you, dear Co-Workers with CHRIST,
Sincerely, with love in Jesus' name, Herbert W. Armstrong