The Remnant Report
With grave concern and hearts aching for our Christian brothers and sisters in Russia, we watched a new era of religious restriction and persecution being ushered in. Recently legislation against terrorism and extremism was signed into Russian law, which prohibits all missionary activity. The law restricts individuals who are not of the same religious belief, from sharing their faith, both in public places and personal homes. Worship will only be allowed in churches if they are granted permission by the government. Surely “the enemies of God are daily plotting for the suppression of the truth” (Fundamentals of Christian Education, 201).
As we ponder this, and our own tenuous religious freedom, we are brought face to face with TWO urgent realities:
FIRSTLY, each one of us needs a thorough knowledge of the truth and a practical experience with God that will enable us to stand firm until Jesus comes.
We are counselled that “we must examine for ourselves, and learn the reasons of our faith … take the Bible, and on your knees plead with God to enlighten your mind.” And then there is the amazing promise that “if we would study the Bible diligently and prayerfully every day, we should every day see some beautiful truth in a new, clear, and forcible light” (The Review and Herald, March 4, 1884).
SECONDLY, now is the time for us to put the Word of God and truth-filled books into the hands of the world, so that many can gain a personal experience with Jesus and be prepared for His soon return.
Let your mind take hold of the urgency of these words: “work, brethren, work while you have the opportunity, while the day lasts. Work, for the night cometh, when no man can work. How soon that night may come, it is impossible for you to tell. Now is your opportunity; improve it. If there are some who cannot give personal effort in missionary work, let them live economically and give of their earnings. Thus they can contribute money to send papers and books to those who have not the light of truth” (Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, 732).
With the aim of encouraging deep personal Bible study and the sharing of truth-filled literature with the world, we have enclosed two tracts. These can be provided to you free of charge for distribution to your church family. To request these free tracts in bulk, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1-800-423-1319.
While we still have freedom to study God’s Word and share our faith, let us do all we can to prepare ourselves and the world for the soon coming of Jesus.
Yours in His service,
Dwight Hall, CEO
A DIVINE APPOINTMENT AT THE HAIRDRESSER
Retired from an Arizona police department, Lou didn’t want to drive 30 miles to see her regular hairdresser. Instead, she decided to go to a local walk-in salon with a prayer in her heart about a divine appointment.
As the only customer at that time, she settled into Priscilla’s hairdressing chair. Soon the divine appointment revealed itself. At no prompting, the beautician asked, “Do you believe in God?”
Seeing the door open, Lou walked through it. Thus began a deep-rooted spiritual conversation. Disappointed in the teachings of the Catholic Church, Priscilla had walked away. Still, she wanted a connection with God like she had never experienced before.
Lou knew exactly what to do to begin to fill Priscilla’s need. Not only did she give Priscilla a Remnant Study Bible, but she also gave copies to Priscilla’s daughters. This family now studies the Bible together.
Priscilla is like a drought-ridden reservoir, thirsty for Jesus’ living water. She asks challenging questions, and the answers fuel her yearning for more of His truth daily. Lou praises the Lord for The Remnant Study Bible, for it enables people of all ages to grow in their walk with Jesus.
THE GREAT CONTROVERSY BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT
As school starts again, Remnant Publications has partnered with Project Restore and will begin mailing 533,000 copies of The Great Controversy to students and faculty at Christian colleges and universities across the United States. We have also partnered with Amazing Facts so that each book includes a free offer for Bible studies. We are counting on you to help us to blanket these 12 cities in 9 different states where these schools are located. Many of these young people are open and receptive to this timely message, and are looking for solutions to the ills facing society. We believe that many thoughtful, God-fearing students will be convicted and choose to follow new light from Scripture as they read this book. Your donation to this project will help us raise the $168,000 needed to make these mailings possible.
BIBLES FOR AFRICA AND BEYOND PROJECT
Started in 2007, this powerful movement has collected and shipped close to a million Bibles to parts of the world where people are hungry for the Word of God. In the last year Bibles were shipped to Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Vanuatu. Together we can continue this life-changing mission. We currently have 105,000 Bibles in stock, ready to be shipped to Africa. Remember, for every $3 you donate, a Bible can be put in the hands of a spiritually hungry soul. Help reach a soul for Christ by donating toward the $480,000 needed to continue sending Bibles to Africa.