It’s a remarkable story: a retired surgeon and his wife move from Pennsylvania to our area to become volunteers at Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.
Long-time supporters Dr. Steve and Ruth Carter have been “creationist evangelists” for many years in southern Pennsylvania, where Dr. Carter gave many creation talks—especially for young people. They both saw the power of the creation/gospel message to change hearts and minds (one of our ministry’s best friends became an on-fire Christian after hearing Steve speak on creation in the ‘90s).
When Dr. Carter retired, he wanted to use this passion for apologetics to advance AiG’s biblical message. A year ago, they volunteered at the museum and on the grounds for several days, and then in early August, he and Ruth (she grew up on the mission field in Africa and eventually became a registered nurse) started here as volunteers alongside dozens of other AiG volunteers–Steve and Ruth matching up the skills of the volunteers with the many tasks here. They spoke to our staff Tuesday morning about their new ministry with us. See the two photos.
To find out how you can volunteer at Answers in Genesis and the museum (many aspects of the Creation Museum, by the way, were performed using volunteer help), go to this web page. It’s so great to have Ruth and Steve with us! By the way, you will love not only volunteering at AiG and the Creation Museum, but fellowshipping with this special couple.
A Spectacle to Behold
We do read numerous, extremely positive reports about the Creation Museum in both the secular and Christian press. Here is one from this week:
Creation Museum was a spectacle to behold
By Debbie Daugherty, Nebo Correspondent Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 4:09 PM CDT
Greetings once again from the west end of the county. Well, we made it back from Cincinnati. We had a great time, even though it rained on us all the way there and back. The Creation Museum is a must see. It is a state-of-the-art masterpiece. Plan on staying all day, at least, to see all of the exhibits. We also went to the aquarium . . . .
By the way, this is a reminder that there are some other great things to do in our Cincinnati area, so you can plan to visit the Creation Museum and spend your vacation time in this area. For example, my personal recommendations would include the following:
- Visit the Creation Museum (near the Cincinnati Airport)—allow at least one full day, but many people prefer two days.
- Visit the Newport Aquarium (a morning or afternoon), which is also here in Northern Kentucky yet very close to Cincinnati.
- Visit the excellent Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (near Dayton and just one hour from the Museum—and it’s FREE)—it is the largest such in the world. I like it far better than the Smithsonian. You can learn history—the history of flight, World War 1, and World War 2—the space age, walk through Air Force One (the plane that carried the body of President Kennedy from Dallas to Washington, DC in 1963), etc.
- The Cincinnati Zoo (a bit of evolution/millions of years here and there—but once you’ve been to the Creation Museum, you can cope with that!)—one of the leading zoos in the USA.
- One of the largest amusement parks in America is King’s Island, which is north of Cincinnati (about a 45-minute drive north from our museum).
- In downtown Cincinnati, there is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (about 20 minutes from us).
- Regionally, we can point you to the world’s largest cave system (so far discovered): Mammoth Caves. It’s about three hours south of our museum. Just make sure you read this article first, though, before you go.
Visit the Creation Museum website for more information on area attractions and day trips.
Those that did cleave
(Deuteronomy 4:4) But you that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.
As cleavers one day in Heaven, it will be said to us as it was to those Israelites that we as those who have cleaved to the Lord Jesus Christ are all alive this day.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,