Welcome to Chicago—NEA 2011

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Another summer, another opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this nation's public school educators. This year the National Education Association's annual convention is being held in Chicago, IL. We have a few familiar faces representing the Creation Science Educators Caucus. Tony Ramsek is once again leading this cast of characters, Frank Zitzman, James Opperman, Harold and Grace Mally, and newcomer Chuck McKnight. We also welcome back our good friend Dan Breeding, who has brought quite an array of God's creatures to help draw educators to our booth. Appropriately, this years theme (as you may have guessed from the banner) is "For in six days the Lord Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth."

Praise our Lord, we once again have had a great provision from those who fund this unique opportunity. We have been blessed with thousands of books, DVDs, magazines, and booklets to give away in our effort to spread the message of our great Creator. We have many titles with which you may be familiar: the New Answers Books, Answers Books for Kids, Evolution Exposed, God of Wonders, and Creation Proclaims, as well as our popular Answers Magazine. And our featured resource, to compliment our theme is Dr. Jason Lisle's Created Cosmos. Anyone who has visited our Creation Museum's planetarium knows what a wonderful testimony to God's creation this is.

We know that it is not through reforming the system that a heart change comes, it is only through regenerating the soul. Many of our brothers and sisters are in the ranks of these educators; pray that these materials would be an encouragement to them to stand on God's Word. We will also encounter many who have never bowed the knee to Christ; pray they would be challenged by these materials to the saving of their souls. Our God has given us such an amazing opportunity to witness to these people who our shaping the minds of this nation's youth. Please be in prayer for us that we would stand boldly on the Word of God, that His will would be done, and that we would glorify His name as we seek to educate the educators!

We would also like to thank God for the many who have made it possible for us to be here this year. So much effort behind the scenes has taken place to allow us the privilege to stand on the front lines. We would especially like to thank the volunteers who spent countless hours placing advisory labels on all our materials to comply with the demands of the NEA. We will be posting more on this blog of the NEA's attempts to censor our efforts of proclaiming the truths of God's Word—“we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). We trust that God "holds the heart of the king" (Proverbs 21:1), and His will be done.

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