September News Update

Our world is filled with people asking spiritual questions. Where is God when I suffer? How can God allow pandemics and sickness? How do we know Jesus rose from the dead? Is the Bible really God’s Word?

For the past 40 years, The John Ankerberg Show has answered these and many other questions. We’ve hosted Christianity’s top experts in religion, science, and history, and have featured debated between key leaders in various religions.

Let me ask you: Are you hungry to know more about Jesus? Do you want to experience a more vibrant relationship with Him? If so, check out our discipleship series. We walk through a variety of topics, from explaining what Jesus accomplished for you on the cross to showing you how you can hear God speak to you daily through His Word. We also offer important biblical strategies for overcoming temptation and explain how you can discover God’s will.

I can’t think of a better way to spend this unique season of quarantine than growing in your walk with God. We have made this series to help. It is completely free. You can access it by going to the Ankerberg app and tapping on “Discipleship Courses” under “Home,” or by going to and selecting the course entitled, “Follow Me: Experiencing the Joy of walking with Jesus.”

We have now developed this series of 40 programs into an online educational platform available to anyone worldwide who can access the Internet. The series has been translated into 10 languages, with five additional languages in progress.

Our current languages include English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, and Swedish. Other languages in development include Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Albanian, and Nepali.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity to reach as many as two-thirds of the world’s population, serving to make disciples of all nations. We have even provided fully translated websites in 12 languages, translated our mobile app into 10 languages, and we offer at least some content in more than 20 languages.

Through our partnership with Faith Comes By Hearing, both our website and mobile app offer the Bible in text and audio in 1,356 languages. If you haven’t checked this out for yourself, take a moment to select “Bible in your language” at the top of our website at, or tap “Bible” at the bottom of our mobile app to access our complete list of languages.

Further, let me give you a quick report of our last series with Morgan Jackson. So far, you and our other friends have provided support for 4,251,114 people to gather in audio Bible listening groups each week to listen to God’s word in their own language. Of these, about 2.1 million have made a decision for Christ.

This includes people in 50 nations speaking 110 different languages. So, God is greatly using your prayers and gifts as we serve as missionaries to the unreached people who need to have a chance to hear the good news of Christ.


How You Can Be Sure You Will Spend Eternity with God
I also hope you’ve enjoyed our recent programs with Dr. Erwin Lutzer. If you haven’t requested your copy, we are making all the resources in this series available for your gift of $90 or more. This includes the six television programs on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as Erwin’s book Eternity with God. Additional copies can be requested at a reduced rate to use as gifts for others.


Coming Soon on The John Ankerberg Show
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, many have become discouraged and wonder how to respond. I’ve just finished seven new television programs with Dr. Erwin Lutzer regarding his new book Pandemics, Plagues, and Natural Disasters: What is God Saying to Us? You will see these programs in October on all our networks.


You Are Changing Lives for Eternity
Do you realize that God is mightily working through you and other friends to reach many people worldwide? You have been a tremendous blessing, but there are still millions who have yet to hear the good news of God’s love.

If God leads you to give a gift or to request resources, respond right now. Please feel free to call us any day, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-805-3030, or you may go to our website at where we have a secure place for you to give or submit a prayer request to our staff.

Darlene and I want to thank you for your prayers and support during this time. Please know that God is at work through you in a very powerful way.

We love and appreciate you. You are in our prayers each day. We look forward to how God works through our ministry together in the days to come.

For those still waiting to hear,

John and Darlene