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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...




A Day at a Time: More Than a Magazine

By Scott Harrup
Aug. 21, 2011

According to a 2009 report by the Association of Magazine Media, some 6,800 magazines were published in the United States from 2004 to 2008. Magazines are tailor-made for an enormous array of personal interests and news emphases; a visit to your library’s periodicals room or the magazine shelves at your local bookstore can precipitate information overload.

With all of those reading options available, perhaps you’ve passed by a few issues of this magazine at church. You simply don’t know when you’ll have a chance to read them.

But the Pentecostal Evangel is more than a magazine. It has been a life-shaping periodical for nearly a century. Established in 1913, the year before the formation of the Assemblies of God, the Evangel has been in production throughout the history of the Fellowship as its official publication. This week’s issue number, 5076, is not random. It points back to 5075 other Evangels that have encouraged many millions of readers. While some church publications have fallen by the wayside, the Evangel is blessed with a continuing distribution around the world. Our website, pe.ag.org, connects us with an even wider audience.

Every week, children read the Kids Page, prisoners receive the Evangel through our Key Bearers program, concerned Christians gain a biblical perspective on society through our World Report, and readers of every background encounter uplifting truths straight from God’s Word.

So if this is the first time you have picked up an Evangel in a while, I invite you to give it a thorough read. These pages started as prayer-fueled ideas months ago. Prayer has touched every step of their production. In fact, before you picked up this issue on Sunday, the Evangel team prayed for you and every other reader.

Who knows what God will do in your life as a result?

Scott Harrup
Managing Editor

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