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Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
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prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
A Mission to Millions
The story of ERNIE ALLEN and the EVERY HOME CRUSADE
by Victor Maxwell
published by Ambassador. Belfast, Northern Ireland,
Greenville, South Carolina
ISBN#1 84030 069 8
I doubt I would have discovered this book about the exciting ministry of Ernie
Allen in Ireland, except that a new friend in Europe sent it to me. I have been
impressed, challenged, and inspired to exert greater faith myself, and not to be
afraid to step out and give and give and give in Jesus' name.
As fast as we can give away what we have, God will see to it that we have more withall to give!
I've always loved stories like this, and especially about the way God
can use printed words to slip quietly into the hearts and minds of so many people
in so many ways, and to accomplish such marvelous miracles. I tell you, I lapped
this book up!
Victor Maxwell, a pastor in Ireland, brings us the story of a quiet, unassuming
man, named Ernie Allen, who had a passion to win souls to Christ, and who started
by preparing little leaflets with some articles on revival by Charles G. Finney
and Reuben A. Torrey. He advertised in newspapers, and offered to send a booklet,
"Pardon for Sin and Assurance of Peace with God,"
to those who requested it. Such requests began to flood in, and Ernie and his
wife, Kathleen, kept printing them in their living room, and mailing them out.
They called it the Revival Movement.
When Ernie heard of Every Home Crusade, (a plan by Jack McAlister from here in my
home province of Saskatchewan!) he lined up volunteers to take the tracts
to every door, neighbourhood by neighbouhood in Ireland's cities and rural
communities. As the work outgrew their home, they moved progressively to a larger
house, an old church building, and eventually had a great big literature factory
built in Belfast. This book details the steps of their growth, and tells many
wonderful stories of the responses around the world.
You see, as people in other countries heard that they could get large quantities
of tracts and gospel booklets from Ernie Allen, they began to request them. Without
ever charging them a penny, he produced and shipped all they asked for. The Lord
saw to it that supporters continued to send in donations to cover these costs.
He never ever went into debt, he just hired helpers to run their own presses as
they got to needing them, and they kept rolling out literature to meet the demands.
I'm tempted to start telling you some of these exciting stories, but then I'd
be quoting large sections of the book. I would really urge you to get a copy and
read the whole thing yourself. If you are at all like me, you'll be doing yourself
and your faith a great big favour!
Some of these stories are about how God brought just the right people into the
ministry to help. Young men like Samuel Adams, who is now in charge, but who has
been a right-hand man to Ernie for many decades.
Stories of how God brought Ernie and Kathleen's twin sons, Paul and Clive in to
help full-time, and gifted their daughter Heather with the ability to translate
into a number of languages. This helped towards sending literature to other
countries in forms they could use.
There are many stories of how people in Africa and India, for instance, clamour
and almost trample one another in an effort to get literature! Every piece is
treasured there, and has great impact on the readers and those they touch. This
even after the Allens sent contain-loads of literature! The thirst foro the printed word is
Near the beginning of this ministry Ernie Allen heard Dr. Oswald J. Smith of
Toronto, Canada, speaking at a large conference in Kiladeas, Ireland. Dr. Smith
said, "Do you know that you owe everything you are as a Christian to the printed page?
Had it not been for the Word of God, you would not have been a Christian. The
Bible says, ' fiath cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.' What
was it that gave us the Reformation? You may think it was Martin Luther's
reaching; I do not believe it was. Martin Luther translated the New Testament
and later the Old Testament into the German language, and through the reading
of the Scriptures and the preaching of the Gospel the glorious Reformation took
place. I know of no other way by which we can carry out or Lord's command, apart
from the printed page. The Bible says the gospel must first be published among
all nations. Well then, let us publish it. Let us put out simple gospel messages
filled with Scripture, and let us circulate them far and wide."
Ernie Allen, deceased December 2002, resolved to do just that, and as a result
millions of people around the world have received the gospel, and many thousands
upon thousands have been saved! Hallelujah, praise God!
By faith this company hired staff to print, and ship gospel tracts, leaflets,
and booklets in many languages. By now they have several huge Heidleburg presses
from Germany that can roll out thousands of pieces of printed literature in an
hour. They fill containers the size of railroad cars packed full of literature
and ship to where ever the requests come from.
The ministry continues, but I believe in my heart there is room to do more of
this kind of work. We must work at this, for the tribulation period, will make it
much harder to carry on. I find my heart stirred and willing! Your's should be
too, if you'll read this book. Let's start joining hands and DO this!
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