They Came from All Over

by Ken Ham on July 23, 2010

Around 3,000 different people from about 30 states—and also a few countries—attended the Defending the Faith conference in Tennessee this past week—what a blessing this time was.

I wanted to share a very nice email from one of our supporters who attended the conference; while living over 2,000 miles away, Paul recently visited our Creation Museum again—just a few days before our conference. Here is his email:

[This] was the third time we saw the museum. The "Men in White" special effects theatre is fantastic.  We bought that movie. The planetarium is awesome as well -- we also bought that movie. When I taught an 11-week creation/evolution course at my church, I used the planetarium movie one week, and the students loved it. I had a number of them come up to me and asked me where I had purchased the movie.

One lady who asked that question had been a biology teacher in the public school for 20 years.  She was angry at much of what I taught but could not refute any of it.

Also, the "walk through" part of the museum is excellent. There is one part that I cannot stop thinking about; it was very powerful the way it was presented.  And that is the part that had four ongoing movies: one was the son "doing drugs" in his room, another had a daughter talking to her friend about getting an abortion, and you had the mother gossipping to her friend about her lazy husband.  And then [in the fourth video] they are all in church while the pastor is undermining the book of Genesis.  My first thought is that is a very good representation of the family today.  Thanks.

– Paul D., Tillamook, Oregon

Those attended our Defending the Faith conference were able to visit the Creation Museum (about four and a half hours away by car) at no charge—it's a part of their conference registration fee.  In fact, many will be visiting the Creation Museum today and tomorrow—as we are posting this blog post, the museum is already becoming quite crowded.

Many Testimonies

Not only did we receive numerous testimonies at the conference in regard to the positive effect the AiG ministry has had in the lives of various people, in churches, etc., I heard many testimonies of people who became Christians as a result of God using the AiG ministry.  As I was walking out the door to travel home on Thursday afternoon, a man told me that two of his children became Christians because the Lord used AiG resources in their lives.

The Final Day

Here are some photographs from the final day of the conference:

The auditorium

The auditorium

AiG’s video conference coordinators (They run video conferences for smaller churches, and they volunteered to help at the conference.)

Voddie Baucham giving his final presentation

Nearly 400 participants came to this room to video themselves speaking four verses of Scripture for AiG’s Online Video Bible project (as part of the I Am Not Ashamed campaign).

Guest Musician John Elliott, his wife, and four daughters (see

Advertising AiG’s 2011 VBS program called Gold Rush

The team from the Associates for Biblical Research

The team from the Associates for Biblical Research

Buddy Davis—singer and dinosaur sculptor

Buddy Davis

Dr. David Menton gave a presentation going chapter by chapter through Darwin’s Origin of Species book.

A photograph taken with myself and a family who attended the conference

I am giving the final keynote address.

Also, a number of Christian colleges that stand on a literal Genesis as AiG does, had booths at the conference:


Take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me

(Isaiah 27:4-5) Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

We thank the Lord Jesus Christ that now is not the day of His fury against sin, but now He wants to save weak sinners from their sin, so we preach the gospel.

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