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Who could have anticipated the events of this year? A global pandemic, recession, lockdowns, social unrest and more.

But God’s grace never fails. Psalm 46:1–2 comes to mind…

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.

The Word of God is especially important in these challenging times to encourage you and me and keep us focused on what is most important in life.

This is at the very heart of this ministry, as we reach around the world with God’s unchanging truth. And lives are being transformed! For example, a viewer in India recently shared how the Lord has transformed his life with your help…

“I have been a Christian all my life, but never really knew God. I have been bringing my own theology into God’s Word.

“But in all this, God was so patient with me. My life had so much uncertainty, with extreme complications and breakdowns. But something miraculous happened on the fourth of June 2020.

“Your sermon appeared in my YouTube window. I didn’t search for anything, nor had I seen any sermons in recent times. I know for sure it was no coincidence. I was destined to hear your sermon that day.

“You said sometimes the best prayer is, ‘God, please help.’ I was in that situation… no strength to do anything but to cry for help. It was a life-changing experience.

“God has been extensively talking to me through you and He is so specific on what I need to know. I wanted to thank you and let you know there are real lives impacted around the world.”

The Word of God brings a message for today. It’s specific for you and for me, and for all who will listen.

That is why we must continue to share God’s Word so that more people can hear what the Lord is saying to them in these challenging times!

I am so grateful the Lord is opening doors for us to make an even greater impact with the gospel together in 2021.

Answers TV broadcasts are sent out to hundreds of millions of people in 120 countries and that number is growing. The program is translated into 11 different languages and launched on Hillsong channel earlier this year.

I am also looking forward to ministering to viewers like you in-person again when travel restrictions are lifted.

God is transforming many lives through your partnership, which is why I am asking you to continue to pray for this ministry today.

There are many people yet to be reached for Jesus—whether they are in India, the US or right next door—and your support through prayer and financial gifts is vital to help launch a new year of proclaiming God’s love, salvation and transforming power.

In this year of uncertainty and even despair around the globe, you and I know that true refuge exists only in Jesus Christ. That is why the Word of God is so important in these times.

And together we are reaching around the world with God’s unchanging truth.

You may also be feeling fearful and unsure of the future. So I want to encourage you to meditate on Psalm 46:1–2 to remember that our God is an ever-present help in times of trouble.

May you find encouragement in that certain truth of His Word.

Thank you for your partnership in this ministry. We are so grateful for your generosity and passion to bring our living Jesus to a broken world. We pray 2021 will be a year of saving more souls for God’s Kingdom!

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