This week is “Staff Appreciation Week,” and the AiG leadership have a number of special things planned for the staff—lunch, special family dinner, and so on. Various businesses have donated items that we can give to our staff. One of our supporters whose family owns a candy company is sending boxes of goodies for the staff.
With 300 staff at the entire AiG ministry (including all departments as well as the Creation Museum), I do praise the Lord for the dedicated staff who have shown sacrificial service in so many ways. I try to visit with as many staff as I can when I am in the office. I praise the Lord that staff are also burdened to see people saved—a number of them volunteer for special projects (such as manning booths at fairs or at the National Education Association (NEA) annual convention) so they can share the gospel with people.
We are not perfect, but our staff do work very hard to accommodate your requests for resources via the phone, letters, and email to get your orders to you quickly and efficiently. Sometimes I watch and listen to our excellent customer service personnel as they deal with people calling in, and I just praise the Lord for the godly attitude of our staff—and observing them going the second mile to help someone. As I walk around the office, it is not uncommon to hear a staff member praying with someone on the phone. It is thrilling to watch the guest services staff of the museum deal with many varied (and sometimes difficult) situations—but with grace, a smile, and a willingness to do whatever they can to ensure everyone has a wonderful museum experience.
And those prayer requests you call or write in—staff do get them and pray for them. Each day at 8.30 a.m. (a little later for some Creation Museum staff), staff meet for prayer and staff meetings.
Praise the Lord with me for the wonderful staff He has provided at AiG.
Korean Newsletter and AiGI have included for you a scan of a newsletter from a Korean creation organization showing a photograph of our Director of AiG Worldwide, Dr. Crandall, and also a photograph of the Creation Museum. Dr. Crandall visited Korea earlier this year, and a delegation recently came to visit with AiG.
How Could a Loving God . . . ?I am continually thrilled at the feedback we receive from the book that deals with why a loving God allows death and suffering—How Could A Loving God . . . ? This particularly means a lot to me, as throughout the book is weaved a personal struggle we had (and still have in certain ways) concerning the death of my younger brother Robert. So many have told me this book has given them answers they didn’t find in other books—and that it is so down to earth.
At the museum this past Friday, one couple asked me to autograph a copy of this book—they had a 17 year old nephew die, and they were really struggling with this—but they said this book really helped them in a special way—so they bought another copy to give to someone.
My brother has ministered to more people in his death than in his life through this very popular resource.
Forgetting, ignoring, and exaggeratingThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(1 Samuel 27:1) And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.
Forgetting past deliverances, ignoring present mercies, we make wrong life decisions when we exaggerate current troubles & choose to forsake prayer & worship.