May the Lord multiply His grace and mercy to you through your knowledge of Him and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray your lives will be blessed as you enter 2011 as you continue to abide in Jesus and His Word.
One of the highlights of our 2nd journey; April-September, 2010 was our visit to Mount Saint Helens in Washington. Rick was there when it blew in May, 1980 and saw all that has happened since the catastrophic eruption, and devastating mud flows. Rick, along with thousands of scientists from all over the world witnessed the empirical evidence of recent rapid geologic changes like the “Little Grand Canyon”, 600 feet of strata, rapid petrification of trees and coalification of tree bark that are both being buried quickly by sediment in Spirit Lake. In fact, if it were possible to drain Spirit Lake the terrain would resemble Specimen Ridge in Yellowstone where a sign was removed because of the evidence at Spirit Lake. That sign at Specimen Ridge stated, “50,000,000 years ago…where 29 different forests grew…” After getting permission to dig around the roots of the petrified trees at Specimen Ridge, scientists found that the trees had not grown there at all. The abrupt ripped edged of the root balls showed that the trees were ripped out and buried in sediment over a short period of time, just like what is happening at Spirit Lake, WA. These events caused Rick to rethink his views on geologic “long ages.” After 7 years of research, he saw that most of his scientific views had been based on man’s opinion rather than on empirical evidence. The things he saw happening at Mount Saint Helens were evidence of alternatives to his Macro Evolution, and “long ages” opinions. In 1987 Rick received Jesus as his Savior, and since that time has become a young earth Creationist. He attributes much of the change in his views to the evidences that can still be seen at Mount Saint Helens today. The site remains visible to all who are interested, because no lava has covered the catastrophic geologic changes, and it remains as a viable empirical scientific laboratory.
While there, Rick led a three day teaching tour for many adults and a bus load of high school students from a church in near by Idaho.
We ask you to continue praying for, a broader prayer base, wisdom, financial support, open doors and for hearts to be opened to the truth of God’s Word as doubt is replaced by faith as Rick continues to glorify God through the ministry of Confound the Wise and the Creation Evidence Center that was donated to this ministry this fall.
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