The main purpose of this ministry is to tell people the way to Heaven. Good works will not give you salvation. You must trust Jesus Christ "alone" as Savior. Jesus said in John 14:6 "1 am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No man cometh unto the Father, but by ME." He is the "only" way to Heaven. You should sincerely pray: Jesus, save me from my sins, I trust you "alone" as my Savior so when I die I will go to Heaven, in Jesus name, Amen. Call or write me if you prayed or for more information.
The Lord has really blessed this
ministry. I have written a book called TAKE THE GOSPEL TO EVERY HOME. It
describes the many past and present outreaches. The book also gives the results
etc. It is over 100 pages. There is also a "condensed" version
that describes this ministry without the results. Call or write if you
want these books. The following is a description of some past and current
outreaches. Please note that some of the numbers are higher now. Contact this
ministry for the latest numbers and for which outreaches are current. Call
412-823-8382 or write
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
Sincerely In Christ,
Evangelist David Hinton
TAKE THE GOSPEL TO EVERY HOME
The main purpose of this ministry is to reach lost people and to tell them to trust Jesus Christ "alone" for salvation. This is accomplished through many outreaches which reach lost people where they are located. I praise the Lord for good Bible believing churches which are also doing this. I like the article below because it agrees with this ministry.
"Self Proclaimed" or "God Called" ?
The purpose of this ministry is to exalt Jesus Christ, not myself. The newsletters etc. explain this ministry so I can request financial support. However, you should also know about me in order to make a decision about helping. You should make sure that I am not a "self proclaimed" evangelist but a "God called" evangelist. Eph. 4:11 says "And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers". The following is what a Bible commentary says:
The officers which Christ gave to his church were of two sorts-extraordinary ones advanced to a higher office in the church: such were apostles, prophets, and evangelists. The apostles were chief. These Christ immediately called, furnished them with extraordinary gifts and the power of working miracles, and with infallibility in delivering his truth ; and., they having been the witnesses of his miracles and doctrine, he sent them forth to spread the gospel and to plant and govern churches. The prophets seem to have been such as expounded the writings of the Old Testament, and foretold things to come. The evangelists were ordained persons (2 Tim. i. 6) whom the apostles took for their companions in travel (Gal. ii. 1), and sent them out to settle and establish such churches as the apostles themselves had planted (Acts xix. 22), and, not being fixed to any particular place, they were to continue till recalled, 2 Tim. iv. 9. And then there are ordinary ministers; employed in a lower and narrower sphere; as pastors and teachers. Some take these two names to signify one office, implying the duties of ruling and teaching belonging to it. Others think they design two distinct offices, both ordinary, and of standing use in the church;
We should praise the Lord for good Bible preaching pastors and teachers. We also see that apostles, prophets and evangelists are an extraordinary high office in the church. The apostles and prophets no longer exist. However, evangelists are still active in the church. Therefore, I or any other evangelist must make sure he is "called" to this high office and not "self proclaimed". I am sure that the Lord called me. The following is a letter that I wrote years ago:
A SPECIAL "CALLING"
A person should not be in the ministry for a profession, money or to be noticed by others. He should be in the ministry because of a "special calling". This is what happened to me. I had a very good job with Westinghouse. The pay was good and I enjoyed the work. I was determined to make this my permanent career. However, the Lord had other plans. I was offered another job and they wanted a decision. I felt that the Lord wanted me to visit a seminary before my decision. I visited and decided not to attend. One day I was in my house praying for a decision about my new job. I prayed "Lord, I need a decision right now. Please tell me what I should do." At that moment, my telephone rang and I answered it. A friend told me that the Lord told him to call and tell me to go to seminary. I was amazed and knew that the Lord really "called" me to seminary.
After I arrived, I met a person named Art Hage. We wanted to start a ministry and heard about a 15 minute opening on a local TV station. We prayed about it and decided to take the program. However, we didn't know who would do this. We decided that both of us would try to raise the money and whoever succeeded would do the program. I knew the janitor and he let me in the mailroom at night. I put a newsletter and envelope in every students mailbox asking for contributions to support the program. The students responded and I started the ministry.
It is good to remember how the Lord called me to seminary and this ministry. This encourages me when things get difficult because of attacks from Satan, etc.
Some people are in the ministry for other reasons but were never called. You should make sure that the people you support were called to the ministry. You can see that the Lord called me. I praise Him and give Him all of the glory. I pray that the Lord will use you to help support this ministry because of my special "calling".
Thank you, In Christ, David Hinton
OVER 2"BILLION" - OVERALL TOTAL OF ALL OUTREACHES:
SPECIAL NOTICE - A very large goal has been met. The total of all the outreaches has gone over 1 Billion (1000 X 1 Million) as of October 1999. It has also increased over 3 million per month since then. This is an average of over 100,000 per day. It is impossible to determine how many people have been reached but we can be sure that the number is very large. The following explains some of the outreaches.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
SALVATION MESSAGE OVER THE COMPUTER INTERNET
This ministry had an outreach where people were reached over the computer Internet. A salvation message was put in chat rooms. Sometimes over 40 people were reached at one time.
Warning - some of the chat rooms have bad language etc. Therefore, it is necessary to make sure that we are not influenced by this. Only stay in the room a short time unless somebody is interested in salvation. We are to be in the world but not compromise with false beliefs and sins.
This web site http://www.hintonoutreach.com has over 70,000 hits.
OVER 1,820 TIMES ON TELEVISION
Many people have been reached many times through TV programs, TV spots and sermonetts. The following are most of the TV programs where spots have been televised before, during or after the programs. Please note that not all of the programs are listed. A few spots might have been preempted.
Mike Douglas Show, Beverly Hillbillies, Morning Movie, World League Football, Petticoat Junction, Eyewitness News, Wide World Entertainment, Sunday School Program, Between Religious programs, Before A.M. News, After Old Time Gospel Hour, KDKA-TV "Speak Out Messages", WTAE-TV "People Speak", Gomer Pyle, Untouchables, Daniel Boone, Hogan Heros, Alfred Hitchcock, Championship Wrestling, Let's Make a Deal, Bob Newhart, CBS News, The Waltons, Good Morning America, Charlie's Angels, Soap Operas, Between other programs, Hawaii Five-0, Emergency One, Tomorrow Show, The Brady Bunch, Game Shows, Star Trek, Today Program (many times), Various Prog. 9 - 11 A.M., NBC Rotation 10 A.M. - 4 P.M., Prime Time Spots, CNN News, Sally Raphael, Geraldo, Rush Limbaugh and Current Affair (Past Programs).
TV Spots with "The way to Heaven, Romans 10:13 Bible Verse and Phone Number" are shown on the screen and said aloud during present programs.
OVER 355 BILLBOARDS
BILLBOARDS – With the prayer of salvation or John 14:6 or Romans 10:13 – over 90 Million times cars have passed the billboards.
There are additional billboards now. Contact this ministry for the updated list of past and present billboards.
OVER 1.67 BILLION NEWSPAPERS
AMAZING GRACE MAKES AMAZING NUMBERS - Ads have been put in newspapers. This would be over 1500 miles high if the papers would be stacked on top of each other. The length would be over 288,000 miles if the newspapers would be put side by side, which would be 67,000 miles past the moon when it is closest to the earth. These newspapers would cost about 1 billion dollars ($1.50 sunday paper, and 50 cents daily paper.) They would weigh over 400,000 tons.
OVER 2000 TIMES
I attend, support and preach in good Bible believing churches. I don't compromise with liberal churches or the modern day ecumenical movement for financial support. I believe that Bible doctrine is very important. 2nd Timothy 3:16 says "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." Because of this I can not help or ask liberal churches and others who compromise doctrine for financial support.
The Bible also indicates that we are to worship in Spirit and Truth. Both are necessary to please the Lord, We can't have one without the other.
Therefore, I am limited to what churches and individuals who can be approached for financial support. This is why I need your help if you agree with the above.
This Ministry Can Help Your Church!
CHURCH GRAPH GOALS
OVER 223 MILLION
There are many organizations that claim to be "Christian". A Biblical organization and evangelist must not compromise sound doctrine and they must be local church oriented. The purpose of this ministry is to accomplish both. The CHURCH GRAPH is used to motivate people to set goals in order to reach others.
Contact this ministry if you want help setting goals in your church to reach many people for Jesus Christ.
OVER 12,000 SPECIAL FLYERS
These have been distributed telling about me preaching and giving the plan of salvation. This can also be done in your church.
(Preached over 600 messages for almost 5 years while also doing this ministry)
MIDWAY PA 15060
*RESPONSIVE READING ....................................... Matthew 7:24-29
*HYMN ............................................................................................. 271
MESSAGE Pastor David Hinton
*HYMN ............................................................................................. 384
*Indicates congregation standing.
OVER 7,000,000 NEWSPAPERS
FALSE RELIGIOUS NEWSPAPERS - TRUE SAL. AD
This ministry has another outreach where a true salvation ad is put in a false religious newspaper. The newspaper has prayers to Saint Jude, Mary and others. However, the Bible indicates that we must only pray to God the Father and Jesus Christ. Please pray that the true salvation prayer to Jesus will save the people who are deceived by praying to others. Please send a designated contribution to support this outreach. Thanks.
OVER 1,300,000 COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
Many articles relating the news to the Bible have been put in community newspapers.
OVER 1,000,000 CLASSIFIED PAPERS
This ministry has another outreach where ads are put in classified papers where people sell items, etc. The papers have information columns.
OVER 300,000 DISTRIBUTED
This ministry has salvation writing paper, salvation envelopes, salvation labels, salvation checks and tracts. Contact this ministry for samples of each.
OVER 257,000 NEWSLETTERS DISTRIBUTED
This ministry has a newsletter that is mailed to people on this mailing list. Contact us if you want to receive the newsletter.
SPECIAL GIFT - $6000 TELEPHONE COMPUTER
OVER 137,000 CALLS ON THE PREVIOUS COMPUTER
Over 10 years ago a pastor friend of
mine, Art Hage, gave me a used telephone computer. I
have used it ever since. Over 140,000 calls giving a salvation message
have been made. I recently called the company and asked them for the price of a
new telephone computer. They told me $6000. Therefore, I decided not to
buy one. A man from the company called me later and told me that there was a
OVER 222,000 TELEPHONE MESSAGES
OVER 84,000 CB RADIO MESSAGES
I started a telephone outreach by dialing
numbers from the phone book. I dialed over 57,925 numbers and played a recorded
salvation message. I did this by hand before I received a telephone computer. I
also dialed about 2,000 additional numbers and played the recorded
salvation message at Midway,
TO GOD BE THE GLORY, David Hinton
The telephone is a good way to reach people without leaving your home. You can call your friends or people you don't know. Introduce yourself and tell them that you are taking a religious survey. Indicate that you are not selling anything and you are not asking for contributions. Tell them that you would like to ask the following questions.
Please give me the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the people who prayed, who would like to be recommended to a good church or who would like to receive the free newsletter. Thank you.
Sincerely In Christ,
Evangelist David Hinton
OVER 95,000 DISTRIBUTED
Papers with Bible messages have been distributed.
OVER 15,000 HOMES
The salvation prayer across from coupons in magazines was mailed to many homes.
OVER 100 BUSES
Signs with a salvation message have been put in buses.
OVER 3000 HOMES
A salvation message with room to reply was mailed to many homes. This was called "operation saturation"
(As indicated some of these numbers are larger now. Contact this ministry for the latest numbers and for which outreaches are current. Also check to see if there are new outreaches not given here.)
A LETTER FROM MY FORMER SEMINARY DEAN
Dear Brother Hinton: TO GOD BE THE GLORY
Greetings in Jesus' Dear Name. Thank you so much for sending to me that fine material telling about the exciting work you are doing for Christ. I am amazed at what is being accomplished.
May the Dear Lord Jesus continue to keep you, and bless you, and use you in His service.
Your friend, brother, and fellow servant, In Christ, Dr. R. L. H.
I really enjoy your newsletters - it is one of the best. The way you present God's Word makes it even more positive! Each of my three prisoner friends require a different approach when I speak of the Gospel. I am sending my copy no. 150 to one -------. I would like two more copies, one for me and one for prisoner no. 3 who is rebelling.
In Christ, M.S.
Dear Brother Hinton.,
I read the newsletter and enjoy it very much. Please continue to send them. I saw one on the bus the other day while going to work - - - - - - - Your ministry is special to me. You get the Word out through so many different channels. I pray that God will continue to prosper you. Enclosed find my offering.
Your brother in Christ, Bob S.
THE WORD WILL NOT RETURN VOID
Dear Mr. Hinton, (He says "lucky", but God really planned this.)
I found a copy of your newsletter on the ground in the parking lot of Great Southern Shopping Center. It looks like a lucky find in that the newsletter is very interesting and informative. It explains what the Scriptures say and this is what I need since I find the Bible hard to understand.
There is a prayer on the front page and I studied and said it. I believe that Jesus died for my sins and rose from the dead, I accept Him as my Savior.
I would like to receive a copy of your newsletter every month.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY Sincerely Yours, J. P.
Dear friend in Christ,
I've been enjoying your wonderful newsletters and always felt & wished I could send a love gift in appreciation -- I finally have a little extra to offer. Use it where you see fit.
The newsletters keep getting better all
the time!! The one I received today, Vol.
In Christ, M.S.
My husband and I have been reading your newsletters for the past year now and really enjoy them. It gives me a lift through the day when they arrive. Please send me 100 tracts, I will distribute them and the booklets - - - -.
God bless you, C.F.
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