With the October 1, 2007 issue, the annual subscription rate of the Standard Bearer will increase to $21 (domestic) and $25 (foreign). This is the first increase since 1995. The Board of the Reformed Free Publishing Association recently made this decision because on July 15, 2007 the mailing rate increased by 23% for domestic and almost 300% for foreign!

The new subscription rate is still reasonable for twenty-one issues of the Standard Bearer. We can offer the magazine at this low rate because of the generous support by Protestant Reformed churches through regular collections, and by individuals both within and outside the PRC. The readers may know that for both domestic and foreign, the subscription covers only a part of the production and mailing costs of the magazine. So we value, and need, this support over and above subscriptions.

The number of subscriptions is now at 2,420. Thank you for subscribing! We hope to see continued subscriptions. And we desire increase in subscriptions. This will keep the cost of subscriptions as low as possible. But especially we are interested to have the Standard Bearer’s witness to the Reformed faith and life reach more people to the glory of our good God. The RFPA continues to work on this.

But you can help, too. We hope elders will recommend the magazine to the members. All the readers can encourage family and friends to become readers of the Standard Bearer. Gift subscriptions are still half price for a year. Keep this in mind for a gift for your neighbor, work acquaintance, friend, or relative.

Please pray for us.

Pray for all the writers.

May the Standard Bearer be one means to bring God’s Word to the ends of the earth.