When the Lord brought Dr. Crandall to AiG to begin the Answers WorldWide translation and outreach ministry, we had no idea this part of AiG would explode around the world as it has. We now have translations in over 75 languages, a new website (as part of AiG’s mega-site), and now, global networking.
Answers WorldWide has just concluded its first International Training Seminar with ten internationals trained. There were numerous highlights through the week; however, the most amazing was the global networking that took place. The team of ten became friends instantly and immediately began to interact about future ministries and contacts.
The two Albanians had never met until the ITS Training, and they are now setting up a strategy to reach Albania. Two Chinese men from Hong Kong and Saipan had never met, and now they are planning on working together to reach the Chinese-speaking world. Three Bible Seminary presidents met to talk about adding more creation materials and classes to their curriculum. The entire group shared their own websites and spoke of how they could network their site, encourage one another, and fellowship with each other.
At one point when our Slovakian and Israeli participants were in intense conversation, Dr. Crandall said it really dawned on him that this ITS event was far more than just training. It was “Global Networking.”
Six international flags from each of the countries represented have been permanently hung in the entrance of the Creation Museum. Each person received a lovely signed and sealed certificate that will be prominently displayed in the offices of each of these newly trained speakers. Dr. Crandall and his team will be in monthly contact with these new speakers to offer follow-up help and encouragement.
Answers WorldWide has two training seminars planned for next year. So, by October 2009, there will be 26 international flags flying in the Creation Museum to honor each new speaker.
I have included a few photographs as a recap on the week’s activities:
2. Some of the AiG materials translated into numerous languages that were presented to me at the conference
3. Three of our visitors with the owner/chef of a local Chinese Restaurant (one of our local favorites—the Oriental Wok) as they relaxed for a meal out together
4. Christian Wei from Saipan shopping in the AiG Dragon Hall bookstore
5. Mally and I being presented with a commemorative plate from Peru by Creous and Elizabeth Ramdath
6. On the final day of the International Training Seminar, I was visited by the Presidents of three Bible Schools from around the world: Dr. Joseph Paturi: Temple Baptist College of Cincinnati; Dr. Teddy Cheng: Baptist Bible College of Hong Kong; Dr. Christian Wei: Eucon University of Saipan (with Dr. Crandall on the left and me in the middle).
7. A copy of the certificate presented to each participant at the conclusion of the International Training week
LET THE RAIN COME
Let the Rain Come is the Creation Museum’s newest live drama. Complete with state-of-the-art special effects, refreshing music, and some surprises, your entire family will gain understanding and catch a glimpse of Noah’s incredible journey—from his obedience in building the Ark to the reality of a global Flood. Children might even be asked to come on stage and help with a few songs!
Noah and his wife invite you to come aboard the enormous vessel where you’ll find answers to questions like: How can we know today that there really was a global Flood? How did Noah fit all the animals on board? Were there dinosaurs on board the Ark?
Let the Rain Come premieres during the Creation Celebration—our first anniversary, which begins Memorial Day weekend. Opening night will be Friday, May 23, when guests will be able to purchase the Premiere Package, which includes admission to the theater (6:30 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.), a FotoFX portrait placing you and your family on the Ark, a special dessert in the Botanical Garden, and a souvenir that will be sure to appeal to children of all ages. Encore performances will be shown throughout the week of the Creation Celebration. See our web calendar for details.
Premiere Package Child Price: $10.00 Adult Price: $15.00
Encore Performances Child Price: $5.00 Adult Price: $7.50
As a grand finale to our Premiere presentation on Friday, May 23, museum guests will enjoy an incredible fireworks display over the lake. Call (800) 778-3390 to reserve your tickets today!
Be sure to keep an eye on our website, where you’ll find a calendar of the exciting activities we’re preparing for your family during our Creation Celebration, May 23-June 8: a new petting zoo, hot air balloon rides, Paint the Dinosaur, and great new food selections on the grounds.
Here’s more about Let the Rain Come! Noah is played by lovable and multi-talented singer/songwriter Buddy Davis. Buddy’s new songs, written especially for the drama, will be available for purchase at the Creation Museum.
Let the Rain Come is co-written by author and actress Geri Campbell (playing Mrs. Noah), whose work The Story of Gomer was the first live theater presentation at the museum.
AiG IN BELFAST
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