The Best Investment in the World

An Amazing Fact: On July 31, 1667, the Dutch made a trade deal with England that seems ridiculous today. The Dutch gained rights to the small Indonesian island of Run in exchange for a swampy island off the coast of North America. The lucrative island of Run grew nutmeg, a coveted spice. But its value eventually plummeted when nutmeg trees were transplanted to other locations—whereas the swampy island of Manhattan was drained, found to be resting on bedrock, and eventually became a major financial, cultural, and political center of the world.

Thomas was born in India but grew up in South Africa. As an adult, he began to explore religion and eventually connected with Pentecostals. But when he was urged to speak in “unknown tongues,” something seemed amiss to him.


Many today are cautious about religion. In a world filled with fake news, false advertising, and bizarre cults, nobody wants to get pulled in, ripped off, or duped! Just as financial investors want to harvest a good return, spiritual seekers want a genuine faith that leads to eternal life.


Well, you helped Thomas make the best investment of his life when you provided answers to his biggest questions! Your generous support of Amazing Facts evangelism led him, step by step, to find truth that has resulted in rich rewards in his walk with God.


And today you have the chance to make one of the best investments ever with Prophecy Odyssey, a 16-part evangelistic series that Amazing Facts is presenting this fall in New York City, one of the most influential places on Earth. When you invest in these meetings—to be broadcast across the globe—you will touch the hearts of millions with God’s last-day message.


Now let me tell you more about your part in helping Thomas find trustworthy answers …


A Wise Investment

Thomas was feeling pressured to join a Pentecostal church, but he had real doubts. He knew he needed solid Bible truth. So before investing his heart into a new faith, he sought divine wisdom.


A friend guided him to, where he discovered our free book Understanding Tongues, which is about the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the true gift of tongues. He read it and was convicted. He says today, “I was so glad to have been saved from that pitfall!”


Next, Thomas’ friend invited him to watch an Amazing Facts evangelistic series called Millennium of Prophecy. This was 25 years ago. Thomas watched and was baptized into God’s remnant church!


I recently met Thomas and his wife, Evelina, during a visit to India. While I was sharing with a group about our new meetings in NYC this fall, Thomas revealed how, 25 years ago, he made his decision for Christ while watching Millennium of Prophecy, which was also broadcast from New York.


It was thrilling to hear this man, living on the other side of the globe, tell how God changed him through our meetings in NYC!


His story reminded me of this: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days” (Ecclesiastes 11:1). When you invest in sharing the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ, through preaching and teaching the Bible, you are assured of a good return!


Investing in Difficult Places

When considering where to invest our money, we naturally want to get the best bang for our buck. Financial advisors encourage us to weigh risks when building a portfolio. So, why invest in evangelistic meetings in NYC? Doesn’t it have lots of theft, violence, congested streets, and a high cost of living? And isn’t this a secular city full of people resistant to the gospel?


It’s true. New York is a challenging place to do evangelism. But so was Nineveh. In fact, when God called Jonah to preach there, he ran the other way! As it turns out, Nineveh was primed for one of the most powerful revivals to ever hit a great city.


I also believe that God has called us to return to NYC at this time because it is the most potent platform for a global event. This is why Paul was determined to go to Rome. He knew Rome was the great communication crossroads for the ancient world. His ministry there was not easy—after all, it’s where he was martyred—but it was powerfully effective in reaching people and spreading the gospel of Christ.


New York is today’s Rome. When we invest in God’s kingdom, we walk by faith in His calling to go where He calls us. And we remember that the Lord loves all people—secularists, atheists, agnostics, nominal Christians, lovers of self, lovers of the world—and He has the power to transform any heart that opens to heavenly influences.


Treasures in Heaven

Jesus said, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19, 20).


Friend, the treasures we lay up in heaven are souls won for Christ! When we invest in sharing the life-changing truths of the Bible and lead people to Jesus, we are laying up treasures that will never fade.


New York is the center of global culture, the ideal location for broadcasting an evangelistic series to all nations, tongues, and peoples. As many as 800 languages are spoken there. The city hosts millions of lost people who have deep connections to other parts of the world, including the highest concentration of Jews outside of Israel.


So when you help save NYC, you help save the world!


This is exactly why Amazing Facts is now urgently preparing to present Prophecy Odyssey this fall at the Manhattan Center. Careful plans are prayerfully being laid for outreach training to reach the lost souls of New York. (Mark your calendar! This series begins on September 20.)


Will you please prayerfully ask God what He would have you give to help share His last-day message? This is our biggest-ever evangelism effort—it’s budgeted at $3 million! I praise God that $2.3 million has been raised already, but we still need you to support this series and our other outreach efforts. Whether you can give $25, $50, or $100—or even help lead this effort with a special investment of $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000—you are investing in heavenly treasures that will last forever.


Thomas is a business consultant in Dubai who helps companies make wise decisions—but the best investment he ever made was when he discovered Bible truth that you helped bring to him. Will you now help many others find riches in heaven?


Investing in heavenly treasures,


Pastor Doug Batchelor

President, Amazing Facts International

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