Wednesday, October 31, 2007

AFA Alert! Truth for Youth Bible Update

Received today from AFA:

"Just a quick update on the status of the free Truth for Youth bible that you still have not received.
As you may know, during the annual national Truth for Youth project on American Family Radio we were thrilled and excited with the overwhelming and record breaking response we received. When everything was said and done, almost 60,000 teenagers, or parents in their behalf, had placed an order to receive a free bible. Think about this…almost 60,000 teenagers agreed to give a bible to someone in their school that doesn’t know Jesus. What an awesome evangelism outreach opportunity.
We filled 55,000 of those orders for bibles leaving approximately 5000 that still have not received theirs. This is where you come in. I regret, our records show that you were one of those that have not yet received your bible. (If you have please let us know.)
When we saw we were running low we immediately ordered more bibles. When they arrived in Houston, TX they were flagged by customs and have not been released. Our attorney has informed us that it may be the beginning of December before the bibles are delivered to us. As soon as they get to us we will get the bibles to you.
We need a miracle. Please pray with us that God will expedite this process and the bibles will be released for delivery. We are doing everything we can and greatly appreciate your patience. It will be worth the wait!!!
God’s very best to you!
Evangelist Tim Todd
President/Executive Director
Revival Fires International
http://www.revivalfires.org/
Mark 16:15"

phew.

but two questions: what country were these bibles ordered from? and why were they flagged by customs?

strange.

6 comments:

John said...

Very good questions.

Made in China and being inspected for lead in the ink?

Jane Know said...

haha! perhaps.

Fannie said...

Those are very good questions indeed.

And....

"Think about this…almost 60,000 teenagers agreed to give a bible to someone in their school that doesn’t know Jesus. What an awesome evangelism outreach opportunity."

In other words, almost 60,000 teenagers agreed to try to impose their moralities and beliefs on others?

Sounds "familiar."

John said...

I have to wonder how many of the 60,000 intend to give this bible to someone who doesn't "know Christ".

I've bought quite a few bibles in my day, and the recipient was always a believer.

Personally, I find it rude to give a bible to a non-believer.

Jane Know said...

any type of unsolicited advice/imposition on another's "morality" is rude, in my opinion.

"In other words, almost 60,000 teenagers agreed to try to impose their moralities and beliefs on others?

Sounds 'familiar.'"

sounds familiar to me, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Youth

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