Thursday, February 08, 2007

Our first (6) cases of Family Bibles arrived here today! These are awesome Bibles that are the “family record-type” for those that lost their homes in the recent Florida tornados. We felt that this would be something good to give to those we are ministering to in the most effected communities for a couple of reasons:

First, we know from our experience with going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans that the Word of God is the only thing that we can truly look to for comfort and assurance during times like these.

Secondly, having had our home wiped out by flooding twice in our marriage, Melanie and I know that it is the sentimental things that it hurts to loose the most. Many families have kept family Bibles for generations to record births, deaths, weddings and special events. We are going to minister “a new beginning” to those having to start their memories over from scratch.

Thank you who were so kind to help us get these Bibles to give away to the families. We’re taking them—not only in the name of Jesus, but also with the love, prayers and generosity of people across the nation who truly care.

“Bob” from Lady Lake should also be coming tomorrow to pick up the van that we have donated to him. We spent this week getting it all ready for him! We had the oil changed, the fuel injectors cleaned and serviced, the gas tank is full, the tires are new, we washed it and shampooed the carpets and when I told him that we also had an additional $300 to complete the other needed repair—he was speechless!

You could just feel his appreciation for this and he was so grateful to everyone that was so kind to help provide his family with a vehicle to get to work, school, etc. I told him, “Brother we have just been caretakers of the van that God knew you would be needing!”

Melanie, Kayla and I will be loading up and heading to New Orleans for our annual Mardi Gras Outreach next Tuesday afternoon. Please pray that we’ll have traveling mercies and that we’ll see a great harvest of souls for the Kingdom of Heaven as our team gathers from across the nation to share the Gospel.

Your giving helps us to go and spread the Good News of Salvation and the love of Jesus to the lost, hurting, sick and wounded. Thanks for being such a blessed part of this ministry to people for Him. We still have about a dozen urban missionaries who could use some help with sponsorships for the outreach in New Orleans. The cost for each is $165 and covers all meals, lodging, local transportation, tracts, etc. for the week.


Pastor Troy D. Bohn

Raven Ministries International
P.O. Box 1897
Daytona Beach, Florida 32115
(386) 682-4141

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