One of my good friends and AiG/Creation Museum supporter Dan Wooster has come up with a creative way to get more people to the Creation Museum. It is very possible some of you might like to respond to his challenge and help his burden to bring thousands more to the Creation Museum become a reality.
Dan wrote to me:
Ken, the Lord's been working on my heart each time I take the 13-hours-round-trip journey to bring a handful of folks to see what great things the Lord has raised up @ the museum! Finally my pastor . . . started a preaching series on Creation. That was the final motivation I needed! :-) [Dan has made numerous trips from South Carolina to bring people to the Creation Museum.]This is what Dan has done (I have excerpted this from his blog/website):
Help me send 18,562 visitors to Creation Museum this summer! Since its opening almost 2 years ago (May 2007), the Creation Museum has stood as a strong and clear testimony to God’s Word. Since that time I’ve had the privilege of taking approximately 100 people from Greenville, SC, to visit the museum in order to be blessed, challenged and strengthened in their faith. The Museum presents a powerful apologetic display of the absolute authority of the Bible and is challenging thousands a day to consider what God’s Word teaches about the history of the world. Using the best in modern, museum technologies, it presents “The 7 C’s of History”–Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation.
While I have enjoyed this opportunity, as a business man and computer guy, I’ve realized there might be a more efficient and effective way to get more people to experience the clear Creation and Redemption message of the museum! So I started digging into the travel industry and discovered Ad-Rack. They distribute tourist brochures in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Georgia in hotels, motels, restaurants and the all important American interstate rest area! I’d like to try a marketing experiment that I believe has the potential of sending at least 18,562 first-time visitors to the museum this summer. This would be folks who travel the interstates in and around Cincinnati, Ohio, but have never heard of or at least never taken time to attend the museum. Here’s how it works:
The highly creative folks @ Answer in Genesis will create an attractive, visually pleasing brochure to invite newcomers to the museum—we will hire Ad-Rack to place these brochures in 225 commercial travel locations and 15 interstate rest areas in Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington, the major cities within an hour’s drive of the museum—Coke will provide an incentive to offer folks a free Coke to all who present the brochure at the museum. [Total cost for such great potential = $7390] . In order to prime the pump and demonstrate my desire to get more people to receive the Gospel message so clearly presented at the museum, I’ve seeded this campaign with $2500. Would you consider helping me raise the remaining amount? If you would, here’s all you have to do go to AiG’s online donation page make your donation with credit card in the comment field, specify Museum Ad-RackDan has more information and how he very conservatively arrived at his 18562 visitor number on his site. You can read his entire challenge at:
. . . If you love the Lord and want to see as many people as possible be exposed to the clear and uncompromised message of Creation and Salvation that is so effectively presented at the Creation Museum, please pray about taking part in this campaign for the glory of God and salvation of souls!!”
Thanks, Dan, for taking the time to so creatively think carefully through a potentially very successful project to bring more people to the Creation Museum. I pray others reading this blog will also take up your challenge and support this venture so it can become a reality.
God Himself Made It
One of our Creation Museum guest services staff passed this along to me this past weekend:
This past Saturday I was working close to the 3 C's room when a guest came up to me to express how much she liked the museum. I told her that I was very thankful for all the scientists and artists who have expended their time, knowledge, and skill to make the museum what it is.We do give all honour and all glory to our Lord for the museum He has caused to come about. All praise goes to our Creator and Savior.
Her reply was, “If I didn't know better, I would have thought God Himself made it.”
We knowThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(Mark 14:61–62) But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
(Romans 14:11) For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
It is that we know that every lost soul will see the Lord Jesus Christ as their Judge that drives us on to preach the Gospel through their blasphemies against Him.