Friday, May 11, 2007


Matthew 6:19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." The Words of Jesus Christ

I have read many stories over the years concerning people that were offered an opportunity to invest in a new company, but because of the perceived risk involved, they decided against taking the risk. Years later when the company took off; they realized that they had missed out on a golden opportunity to be a part of something enormous.

The Venture Capitalists that decided to invest in IBM or Apple when computers where larger than a double door refrigerator became captains of industry (not to mention very wealthy). The reason that they succeeded is because they had the "faith" to see the BIG PICTURE. They were visionaries and trailblazers that would rather try and fail than fail to try.

I have always loved a quote from former President Theodore Roosevelt that said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

I must admit that I have suffered my fair share of defeats, disappoinments and disasters, but the whole of them all pales in comparison to the enormous victories, miraculous milestones, and eternal impacts that I have enjoyed while enduring (and rightfully enjoying) the process!

Prior to entering the ministry full-time in 1991 my background was in the banking and finance industry. While in that environment I saw many people make investments that didn't reap the return that they had hoped for. I vividly remember the stock market crash termed "Black Monday" while I was working for a Savings & Loan in Texas. Within weeks of this event people who had been with the company for years had suddenly lost everything...including their jobs!

The invested in something that speculators said might bring a great financial windfall, but in the end the speculation was all wrong and billions of dollars were lost in just a few hours that day.

I have since started "investing" or "laying up treasures" in a venture that guarantees to pay shareholdres dividends for ETERNITY. My "market" is now the Harvest Fields of souls and my venture capital is the uncompromising Word of the Living God! In these many years of ministry I have seen countless thousands of souls come in the Kingdom of God because of the message of the Cross!

Drug dealers and dug addicts have been set free. Tens of thousands of meals have been served to the needy and homeless. Young and old alike have heard the Word preached and have responded in faith to the message of Jesus. We have endured street gangs, hurricanes, and times when we had not place to lay our heads at night---but we always saw the hand of the Lord Jesus "protecting our investment" in the lives of the lost and dying!

In less than two weeks I will be leading a team of soul winners (Kingdom Investors) into America's largest metropolis---New York City. This is the home of the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street. It is the financial hub of the world---but it is also home to over 12,000,000 people who need Jesus!

Our team (which will include myself, daughter Kayla, and Pastor Alex from here in Daytona Beach) will be going as Spiritual Venture Capitalist laying it all on the line to invest in broken, wounded hearts. THAT is our business. We are Entrepreneurs of Evangelism ---and we are good at what we do!

Many ministers who "take it outside the walls of the Church" as we do have been forced by financial necessity to get involved in endless multi-level marketing businesses, part time secular jobs, or have left the ministry altogether. Those are just not options that have been afforded to me. I left that world to pursue the directive that Christ Jesus has placed before me---to take HIS MESSAGE to the Nations.

My question for you is this: Will you invest in this 'Venture?" Would you be willing to get in on something that will produced eternal dividends and innumerable rewards? I need your help this month in taking the Gospel to the City of New York. We will be ministering on the streets of the City May 24-28 and need to raise approximately $1200 to cover the cost of this mission.

As the Holy Spirit is prompting you to give--don't say to yourself, "Someone else has probably already met the need," because they probably have not! What would He have YOU to do today to see lives changed forever?

We need your help, but more than that--there are thousands waiting for us that need your help.


Pastor Troy D. Bohn
Raven Ministries International
P.O. Box 1897
Daytona Beach, FL 32115

You Can Invest By Sending Your Donation To The Above Address or By Giving Securely Online by Clicking the "Donate" Icon on the Right Side of this Page. Email me at to let me know what you are "investing". I'll post the "PTL" as soon as the needed funds are raised.

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