June 16, 1954  
June 16, 1954 - Brethren & Co-Workers Letter
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Herbert W Armstrong 



Proclaim to the World the GOOD NEWS OF THE WORLD TOMORROW

BOX 111, Pasadena, California

Publishing: The PLAIN TRUTH a Magazine of UNDERSTANDING

June 16, 1954

Dear Co-Workers for Christ:

   This must be short and brief. It's an S.O.S. A drowning person does not take time for many words and long explanations — he just shouts "HELP!"

   I had wanted to send you a long letter with more letters quoted from new listeners in the United States, and from all over the world, and also a questionnaire I want to send you about television. But in the rush of things at the end of the school year here at Ambassador College, and the heavy pressure of duties, it had to be repeatedly sidetracked until an entire month went by without any co-worker letter.

   The result is very discouraging. It has shown that many of our Co-Workers forget or neglect to keep up THEIR part in God's all-important great work, unless I keep reminding them by these letters. The receipt of money has fallen off alarmingly. Now again the most important work on earth is in a DESPERATE plight.

   All I can do is stop everything else and send you this quick, brief letter. The longer letter will have to come later. God's work can't stop! It can't slow down. It can't go on vacation for the summer. YOUR part is just as important as mine. This great work can't operate without YOUR help.

   Two baptizing teams are out again this summer. The largest harvest so far is being reaped — more than 400 awaiting baptism. In addition, my son Dick just baptized eight over the week-end at our tabernacle in Texas, enroute to London, England, along with Rod Meredith, and quite a number in England have been converted through the broadcast and are now awaiting the arrival of these two young ministers to baptize them. That ought to make your hearts LEAP with JOY! The angels of heaven shout for joy over one sinner that repents. THINK OF IT! We are now reaping our first harvest of precious souls for the Kingdom of God in England! And more than 400 here in the United States, beside the several that have been baptized already since the beginning of the year.

   Do you realize what this means? Every single broadcast we send out from here results in another human life being converted — begotten as a SON OF GOD — to be changed into a DIVINE BEING, even as Jesus Christ Himself is Divine! I know that's completely beyond your comprehension! It's too wonderful for the human mind to grasp — unless God reveals it to you so you fully comprehend! Just ONE such converted life is worth more money than the United States government possesses! And God is now rewarding us, for our combined labors, with an average of MORE THAN ONE EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THE YEAR! That's what you get for your money — or for GOD'S money — when placed in HIS WORK!

   WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME. The fact no co-worker letter went out last month has put us way behind. I now have to ask every one of you who can to DOUBLE the usual amount you send in for God's work — or if that's impossible, at least to add as much EXTRA as you possibly can.

   Precious lives for ETERNITY are AT STAKE — waiting on your tithes and EXTRA offerings! This is more important than anything you have to do. It has become a terrible EMERGENCY! Please rush it immediately if you can — or the very first day possible — and by AIR-MAIL! We do not have the money on hand for this week's radio bills, and will be cancelled off the air, unless all our Co-Workers rally with EXTRA sacrifice and generosity. And HURRY! God bless you. I know you will.

Urgently, in Jesus' name,
Herbert W. Armstrong

Publication Date: June 16, 1954
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