Rick Storm, an AiG supporter, brought a special family to the Creation Museum today—Vitek & Victoria Sychov with their seven-year-old daughter Karina from the Ukraine. I was able to spend some time with Vitek and his family—and what a special time that was.
I found out they are church planters in the Ukraine. When they return to the Ukraine, they are going to start a church (they have already planted one church) in a city where they said there are virtually no Christians. Vitek explained to me that because of evolution, most people are atheists. That is why they were so excited to be at the Creation Museum. They have seen the sad fruits of evolutionary philosophy permeating a nation.
I also found out that their eight-year-old daughter Karina (it was her birthday) was a physically handicapped war orphan that they had adopted. Vitek explained to me that in this war-torn area, because of the evolutionary based atheistic philosophy, life had no value.
It was such a pleasure for me to give Karina one of my books as a birthday present. This remarkable young girl (who already speaks four languages—and is working on her fifth) suffers from a mild cerebral palsy.
I have included a photograph of Karina taken yesterday and also one of the whole family and their host Rick.
Please pray for the Sychov family as they go back to the Ukraine to work so sacrificially in such an atheistic environment to bring the creation/gospel message to such a needy nation.
Pray for God’s Work in America
Not only do we hear of layoffs and severe cutbacks in the secular arena because of the economic woes in America, we are hearing of more and more Christian organizations that are suffering also. AiG is no exception. We just ask for your prayers that God’s work will not be hindered in America because of the economic crisis that has not only hit this nation, but is having a global effect.
If you have never signed up to be a prayer partner with AiG, could I ask you to do so and commit to praying specially for this ministry and other ministries throughout the nation? You can sign up to be a prayer partner at our special prayer website.
Also, let’s pray for those that launched the attack over the Cincinnati Zoo and Creation Museum business deal. We should not be angry at these people—they are not fighting against us. They are shaking their fists at a infinitely powerful God, who loved us so much that he sent his Son to suffer the judgment of our sin so that we can be saved for eternity.
Some of these atheists in their blogs were yelling at God—mocking Him—taunting Him—just like they did when they crucified our Savior. Oh, how long-suffering our God is, not willing that any should perish. Yes, let’s pray for these people who, despite their arrogant, defiant outbursts, are miserable people empty of purpose and meaning. They need a touch from the Lord. Pray that their eyes will be opened and their hearts humbled to receive the free gift of salvation. And for any of them reading this blog (as many do), “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Emperor’s New Clothes
We have received many comments over the zoo/museum controversy. This one came from England:
In response to the furor over your partnership with the [Cincinnati] Zoo, I’d like to make the following comment. When I read Ken’s blog I was immediately reminded of the story of the King’s [Emperor’s] New clothes by Hans Christian Anderson. Everybody wished to be thought wise so they all praised the “invisible” suit of clothes.
It would appear that many evolutionists fall into the same category, with so much “invisible” evidence they still praise goo-to-you fairy tales and then complain that creationists are unreasonable. [The] Bible puts it very succinctly “Professing themselves to be wise they became fools.”
I am full of admiration for the tireless work that AiG puts into the cause of upholding the scriptures from the very first verse; long may your endeavours continue to be blessed of God. Our prayers for the speakers and all the staff are heartfelt and sincere.
We do have a tireless working staff. And the reason is because we know God has called us to this mission—to go into all the world and preach the gospel. We want to see people saved to be in Heaven with us—that is what it is all about.
(1Ch 9:1) So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.
Reading genealogies is walking through a graveyard & seeing that because of personal sin, “In Adam all die,” but thank God that “in Christ shall all be made alive.”
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,