FaithSearch Celebrating Forty Years of Ministry in 2018
Dear FaithSearch Friend,
We join you, our ministry partner, in this season of great joy to celebrate our Savior’s birth.
…for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
Christmas Celebration & Gratefulness
This is also a special Christmas for Vernee and me as it marks the launch of our fortieth year of leading the evangelism ministry of FaithSearch. We are calling 2018 “A Year of Gratitude.” God willing, by the end of next year, we will reach several milestones:
- 1,000,000 event attendees,
- 8,000 total events since the beginning, and
- 72,000 recorded commitments to follow Jesus Christ.
Together we will celebrate all of this as the result of proclaiming the Gospel with evidence over the last four decades. These transformed people will be rejoicing in heaven and praising God for His grace, love, and truth (Revelation 5:13)!
They will also be thanking you. It is the prayers and financial gifts of the friends of FaithSearch which enable us to give all our energy to do what Jesus asked us to do: “to proclaim repentance for forgiveness of sins in His name to all the nations” (Luke 24:47). You share with us in the joy of laying up treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21)–the eternal salvation of many–like these recent, written testimonies from among the thousands we have received over the decades:
- “Your words are like water to a person dying of thirst.” (recommitted life to Christ)
- “It was a wonderful presentation! I’m so thankful to now have a personal relationship with Jesus.” (new commitment to following Jesus)
- “This has been very meaningful to me and a new awakening. Thank you so much!” (recommitted life to Christ)
- “Dr. Bierle’s book transformed my thinking!” (recommitted life to Christ)
FaithSearch International stands at a crossroads this Christmas. We either launch 2018, our fortieth year, with strength and momentum or we limp along next year in survival mode. God will use us either way, but without an increase in financial support our evangelists have no means to share the Gospel full time, and many unbelievers will not hear the saving message of Jesus. Some who could have been saved will be lost.
Specifically, we need $100,000 before the end of the year. There are thousands of people on our mailing list who have spiritually benefitted from this ministry. If everyone contributed something, our goal could be exceeded. I am certain that God will multiply your gifts to meet our need. Will you rally around us this Christmas so FaithSearch can have a spiritually powerful fortieth year of ministry in 2018? Please pray with us, “God’s will be done.”
If you respond before the end of the year, I will send you a Christmas PocketGuide, which I wrote to summarize the evidence for Christmas: Jesus; the New Testament records; and faith. After you’ve read “Unwrapping the Truth about Christmas,” share it with an unbelieving friend. It may make an eternal difference in his or her life.
May the God who appeared in history–“the Word become flesh”–be a transforming power in your mind and heart this Christmas, and throughout 2018. All of us at FaithSearch pray that your family, relatives, and friends will have an inspirational Christ-mas season!
Like the shepherds, we will continue to make the Christ-Child known (Luke 2:17),
Dr. Don & Vernee Bierle
President and Evangelist
P.S. I am sincere about our urgent need to hear from you this Christmas season. Prayerfully consider making a significant financial difference for FaithSearch. Share God’s blessings to you with the thousands to whom we will share the Christ of Christmas. THANK YOU!