I write to you from Johannesburg, South Africa as I am here to conduct an evangelistic campaign to the  folks in a low-to mid class area of Johannesburg.

 We started the meetings on Sunday evening with about 400 in attendance, 80 of them according to registering are non-SDA’s. At the end of the meetings I felt impressed to say, “If I gave each of one million Rand (South African currency) tonight and every night of the meeting, would you go out and tell your friends to come? They obviously answered “Yes!” I then asked if what they heard tonight on Trusting in God and His Word was valuable, to which they replied “yes.” I told them to tell their friends and bring them too.  Last night, there were an additional 30 more non-SDAs that came! Praise God.

 Please keep these meetings in your prayers that God will continue to pour out the Holy Spirit upon each person.

 I want to forward a newsletter that was sent from Sonica Veith. Many of you will not recognize the first name as much as your will her last name. Sonica is Dr. Walter Veith’s wife. Dr. Veith in tandem with my friend Henry Stober conducted 16 Creation Presentations in January around Germany to some 9,000 people. Some of you will recall, I started sending this ET (End TIme) email out just about 2 years ago when I was with Henry in Tanzania shooting and videoing with him for this Creation project. Through this, I was inspired to get the Word out.

 Here are some testimonies from people who attended and also heard Dr. Veith’s testimony:

Starnberg (near Munich): Five people came to Walter Veith and said, “We used to be orthodox, but because of your preaching today, we are Seventh-day Adventists. Many thanks for this, and please keep up! ” 

Lauterach (Austria): A woman visited the Amazing Discoveries Office before the meeting started and said: “I know you through the Internet. I have come from Switzerland. I have seen all the videos, and want to say that I have left the Catholic Church. How can I be Adventist? “What a joy it was, to introduce this lady to the local pastor, who is now giving her Bible studies! 

Aachen: A father has traveled with his son, from Hamburg, with another large group of Rostock – how big is the spiritual hunger! The Father spoke to us on the platform saying: “We became aware of you through the DVDs. We want to come to the Adventist church. “And his son added:” Can you tell me how can I be baptized? ” 

Countless letters, conversations and phone calls from people who have watched the presentation and through the film and the talks have received a new perspective on the three angel’s message remains the truth for our time. Is it also for us as Seventh-day Adventists with regards to “present truth”? Yes – you too can also reach the hearts of people today. But not unless we align ourselves with the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is coming soon – we need to prepare the way for him! 

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 February 2010

 Dear Friends,

 Since our first newsletter we received a flood of letters of encouragement and prayers as well as some of your own experiences with reaching souls in the furthest corners of the earth through the DVD ministry.  How inspiring!  Many thanks for your kindness towards us and your dedication to the Lord’s work.

 Before I give you an update on Walter’s recent trip to Germany, I would like to post just one of many of the heart-warming testimonies we received.  The following letter is from a non-SDA pastor in the UK:

 Just to encourage you all at Amazing Discoveries, The Total Onslaught and Rekindling the Reformation series have made us very aware and had really been a wakeup call. Thank you. Our church here in the UK, is not SDA, but from the start of this year we’ve been meeting on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. We and the main church in Australia, have been quizzed and mocked already for this stand, but we are CONVINCED by the reasoning, regarding the Sabbath being the Saturday, in the DVD’s. I truly hope that encourages you. Please let Professor Veith know the message IS getting ‘out there’ and not just to the 7th Day Adventists. I’m sure we’re not the only ones also… I remember God saying to Elijah that He has others who have not bowed to knee to baal.
 
Bless you all, we are praying for you, as you boldly speak the truth.
 
With love in Jesus Christ

Pastor D…
… Ministries UK  

What a bold stand God’s ‘eleventh-hour’ people are making!  Their courage is like a breeze of fresh air to many of us who have fallen asleep breathing the stale, tainted air of indifference and complacency. Amidst ridicule they are running with the message while we are getting more and more weighed down with problems from within and without the church.  The seed that fell on the stony ground had no root in itself and when tribulation and persecution came, it ‘withered away’. Likewise the seed among the thorns became entangled in the ‘cares of this world’ and became ‘unfruitful’. (Matthew 13:20 -22) Have we as a church become ‘unfruitful’, are we ‘withering away’?

God longs to arouse us to reach out to the world with the last urgent warnings for millions in darkness.  He longs for us to stand united as a church, as wise virgins with our lamps trimmed and filled with oil, for it is almost midnight and the Bridegroom is coming.  The Pen of Inspiration reminds us of our duty and our great privilege to work together with our Lord to prepare the world for His soon coming:

“In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light-bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the Word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import,–the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention.  {Ev 119.3} 

 The most solemn truths ever entrusted to mortals have been given us to proclaim to the world. The proclamation of these truths is to be our work. The world is to be warned, and God’s people are to be true to the trust committed to them. . . .  {Ev 120.1}  

 Shall we wait until God’s judgments fall upon the transgressor before we tell him how to avoid them? Where is our faith in the Word of God? Must we see things foretold come to pass before we will believe what He has said? In clear, distinct rays light has come to us, showing us that the great day of the Lord is near at hand, “even at the door.”–Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 19, 20. (1909)  {Ev 120.2}

 It was the 4th of October 2009 when Walter consented to visiting Germany after many years of not preaching there.  He had been banned from speaking in Germany after his lecture on the Bible Translations and his DVD’s were subsequently withdrawn from distribution by the church.  It was a bitter pill to swallow for him, for he had a burden for his fellow German people, but he accepted that they possibly misunderstood his unorthodox approach to reaching souls.  Many requests from churches and pastors to bring him back to Germany were turned down and he resolved to lay the matter to rest and continued with his research and lectures in other parts of the world.

But now a young man, inspired and extremely talented in photography, had produced a top class film on the seven days of the Creation account, a production which took 4 years to complete.  Through inspiration and much prayer Henry Stober and Ilja Bondar visited 5 continents and filmed and produced the astounding movie ‘The Creation’. But Henry felt he needed to reach not only the heart, but also the mind and for this reason he invited Walter to give his science-based Creation lectures to accompany the film.

In view of the banning Walter was reluctant to accept the invitation. However, after the assurance was given that the tour was privately organized and financed, and was to take place in city halls and not in the churches; he reasoned that there would surely not be any objection to him speaking on Creation only.

On the 5th of October, the very next day after he made the final decision to go, I fell in my backyard and shattered my hip.  The tour was organized for January and my ‘sentence’ was at least 3 months ‘hard labour’ on two crutches and another two months on one.  The plans for Europe were slipping down the drain and Walter could not see his way clear to leave me in my state for 3 weeks. But the Lord had it all worked out.  In the nick of time I recovered well enough to help myself to a certain extent and friends came to stay with me during that time. Satan’s plan to thwart the efforts to reach Germany was stayed.

And what a tour that was!  The whole team agreed that there had never been such an impact in Germany ever. The presentations took place in seven cities in Germany and Austria, reaching more than 9000 people.  Between 40 and 90% of the audiences were non-SDA visitors who had never heard this ‘First Angel’s’ message before. The large halls seating from 500 to 1200 people were overflowing.  People were crowding into the isles and hundreds outside had to be refused entry for safety reasons.  Police and the Fire Brigade had to guard the doors to prevent the disappointed visitors waiting out in the snow from slipping in. God worked mightily despite efforts to the contrary.

 Joh 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 

 Even though the ripples of repercussion were felt throughout the tour, the Lord stayed the hand of the opposition and calmed the waves.  He revealed His wondrous creation to the world and blessed and protected His servants against onslaughts from within and without.

 Isa 51:15   But I am the LORD thy God that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name. 

 Isa 51:16  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. 

 May we stay faithful to our Lord, may He bless you and keep you in the ‘shadow of His hand’.

 Your sister in Christ,

Sonica

 Dear Friends, what you have read and seen has taken place in Germany.  A very secular country with many struggles in Adventism in regards to preaching “Present Truth.” However, this tells us the Holy Spirit is at work, through His instrument who are unashamed to stand for truth, no matter what the consequences.

 As the storm approaches, large classes who have professed faith in the third angel’s message, but have not been sanctified through obedience to the truth, abandon their position and join the ranks of the opposition. By uniting with the world and partaking of its spirit, they have come to view matters in nearly the same light; and when the test is brought, they are prepared to choose the easy, popular side. Men of talent and pleasing address, who once rejoiced in the truth, employ their powers to deceive and mislead souls. They become the most bitter enemies of their former brethren. When Sabbathkeepers are brought before the courts to answer for their faith, these apostates are the most efficient agents of Satan to misrepresent and accuse them, and by false reports and insinuations to stir up the rulers against them.  {GC 608.2}

 Maranatha!

 Pastor Alden Ho