While the AiG Museum and the AiG Ministry has enjoyed the one year anniversary, I have been ministering in South Korea. I have followed the daily celebrations and my wife, Diana, and I would have enjoyed being part of the special celebration.
However, the AiG Missionary arm was enjoying a Korean-Style celebration of our own. I joined the Korean Association of Creation Research for their annual meeting in Daegu, South Korea. This sister organization, with a membership of over 1,000, was celebrating another successful year of ministry which included nearly 1,000 Creation events. I was the guest lecturer for the conference and praised the Lord for the American Creation Museum. The Conference will be sending greetings and congratulations to AiG. These meetings were held on the campus of Keimyung University, which was founded 50 years ago by a Christian missionary from the USA. The campus now hosts over 25,000 students.
I showed a PowerPoint picture presentation of our museum, and after it was received with much discussion and excitement. The reason for all the intense interest is the already underway plans to build a Creation Museum in Korea.
I then had the unique privilege of preaching at the large Adam Cathedral on the campus. The Cathedral enjoys the great music from its 3,200 pipe-giant pipe organ. In fact, on Saturday the organist presented a private recital for me and some of the conference delegates. Hundreds of university professors, their families, and students gathered to hear me preach. The pastor translated as he spoke and the congregation gave a warming ovation at the end.
After a trip to Seoul, South Korea, on the speed train that travels at 230 MPH, the meetings with the KACR began at their headquarters and mini-museum. In these meeting we agreed to translate most of our AiG books and DVDs into Korean. The books will be printed in Korea and distributed through nation wide book stores and the KACR meetings. With a 30% Christian population in South Korea, the possibilities for maximum impact and exposure will be phenomenal. This agreement places AiG right in the middle of the largest growing Christian community in the world per capita.
Together the two organizations will be able to reach not only Korea but also all of Asia as KACR has a real missionary heart as well.
I was invited to a very special dinner-meeting with Pastor Kim Jong Joon, the pastor of a dynamic Church of over 20,000 members. We talked about biblical authority, creation evangelism, the Creation Museum ,and the Koreans’ planned museum. I was then invited by Rev. Joon to return to Korea as soon as possible and preach at his church. This would involve preaching at five morning worship services. I quickly accepted the invite because it will be a blessing to preach to that many people and formally introduce AiG to a very large group of people.
Further, the pastor has accepted my invitation and will travel to the USA in July to meet with Ken Ham and me and to see the museum. They are anxious to learn from AiG so that their museum can a great testimony in Korea as ours is in the USA.
Yes, I was sad that I missed the Kentucky celebration, but I am celebrating in Korea over all of our new friends who are as passionate about creation and biblical authority as we are.
Please pray for this exiting new development in AiG WorldWide and please consider giving to enable this global work to continue. AiG is proud to partner with the ministries in the Republic of South Korea.
In His Royal Service,
Dr. David R. Crandall
KACR Board with AiG books
Chang Park looks at AiG books
Dr. Crandall inspects Noah's Ark in Seoul's mini Creation Museum