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Many of you have seen the DVD series Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution by Dr. Jobe Martin. Jobe spoke in our Creation Museum Wednesday—he's in the area to speak at a homeschool convention in downtown Cincinnati, and then he travels to Pittsburgh this weekend to speak in a church. Go to http://www.evolutionofacreationist.com/ for info on his ministry, including his fascinating testimony.
Here is a photo of Jobe speaking to an almost full house in our museum's theater on Wednesday:
He was very impressed with the whole complex, as well as the nearby family attractions. He sent me this report, which may encourage you to join the almost 2,100 people already booked in for this excellent time of Bible teaching (for children and teens, too), worship music, and touring a very scenic part of America—and each registrant gets a free pass to our Creation Museum to use right before or after the conference.
Over the Easter weekend I travelled to South Carolina to spend time with some of the ministry's closest friends (in Greenville). On the way back to northern Kentucky, I decided to drive through the Smoky Mountains via the towns of Cherokee, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville to take in some of the scenery and attractions that people will enjoy when they come to the AiG “Defending the Faith” conference, July 19-22.I hope to see you next July. Go to our conference website and see the great line-up of speakers and musicians: http://www.DefendingTheFaith2010.org
The first and possibly most amazing part of the area (and it's only within a 30-mile drive of the Wilderness Conference Center, where our conference is being held) is the spectacular scenery of the Smoky Mountains and their lookouts. There were some truly breath-taking views, and they were powerful reminders of the omnipotence of the Creator—and even His judgment of the Flood, which helped form the topography of this area.
We also took time to ride the cable car for a unique view of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are filled with entertaining venues, shows, and restaurants—of which many have something for the whole family (such as the Miracle Theater's presentation of the life of Christ). My children went to some jaw-dropping attractions at family venues such as Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, go-cart tracks, the aquarium, waterslides, and a seemingly never-ending supply of themed putt-putt golf (which we call “mini golf” in Australia).
We then visited the Wilderness Conference Center. A quick tour of the center quickly showed us that the facilities are first-class, comfortable, and, when combined with an auditorium filled with faith-strengthening teaching, this is going to be the family conference to remember. The great thing is: for anyone staying overnight at the Wilderness at the Smokies lodge (adjacent to the Wilderness Conference Center), and especially if for an extra day or two, it is close to much of the action. And with its own in-built water park, the Center is an attraction in itself. I know the conference is not all about the surrounding attractions, but what a great added benefit to the “Defending the Faith” event. By the way, discounts to some of these attractions can be obtained via our online registration.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, yet will I rejoiceThanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
(Habakkuk 3:17-18) Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The reason for our happiness and joy does not depend on circumstances that change, but on the Lord Jesus Christ who does not change and loves us eternally.