January 2010 news letter

I have recently been invited to join a new ministry sponsored by Pastor Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. The Ministry is called Logos Research Associates. It is a ministry composed of Creation Scientists in an effort to bring together top Creation Scientists in one place to work together. The web address is: www.logosresearchassociates.org
This past year was an exciting and busy year for Susan and me, as well as for Confound The Wise Ministries. I was invited to write an article in Answers Magazine at Answers In Genesis Ministries in Florence, Kentucky. It was published in the July-September issue. You can get a copy or read the article at www.AnswersMagazine.com or www.answersingenesis.org. In the spring we were invited to speak at several churches and other venues in California and we were well received. As a result of that tour we have received and accepted several speaking engagements for 2010. We had an awesome time traveling and speaking through out the Mid-West from July through September. We traveled from Arizona to our first speaking stop in Durango, Colorado then on to Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Kentucky and back to Iowa and then to Minnesota for three weeks then to Wisconsin and finished in North Dakota. It was a very emotional and rewarding time for us when we visited Wofford, Kentucky, where I spent my childhood. It was fun introducing Susan to my relatives and show her where I grew up. I was invited to speak at Wofford Baptist Church where I attended as a child. It had been 55 years since I had been back to this Church.
After returning to Arizona at the end of September we were invited to speak in Tucson where we spent 9 days. I spoke at the University of Arizona and several public and Christian High Schools as well as the youth group and college groups at Calvary Chapel Tucson. While in Tucson I was invited to speak for the Arizona Origins Society as well. The pastor at Calvary Chapel Tucson arranged to have a professional film crew shoot over 18 hours of video and it is being edited to produce several new DVD’s to be available through Confound The Wise Ministry in March 2010.
We were continually blessed all along the way by the number of young people and adults who made first time commitments to the Lord Jesus Christ. They were able, for the first time, to justify the book of Genesis and Science. We are still receiving e-mails advising us of other commitments that we were unaware of.
We are currently in contact with many of the pastors that we met last spring and summer to schedule lectures for this year. Also, as a result of the cotacts we made along the way we were invited to speak at a Creation Conference in London, England, November 24th through the 30th. The Conference was sponsored by Moriel Ministry in England. Another blessing that we received is a trip to Egypt and Israel December 2nd through the 18th. We flew from England to Egypt and Israel as guests of Pastor Chik Chikallis, the Pastor at Calvary Chapel, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
As of January, 2010 we are gearing up for a busy year ahead. We are now an official non-profit corporation in the State of Arizona with a 501(3)c status. All support and donations are tax deductible and we will send out receipts at the end of each year.
We will have a table with information and Confound The Wise Ministry products available at the Bible Conference at the Tri-City Calvary in Tempe, Arizona January 28 through 31. More information is available at the web site www.inthedays.com. We will also be at the Calvary Chapel Pastors Conference in March at Calvary Chapel Tucson. We have been invited to speak in California, Oregon, Washington State, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska and Kentucky at present. We are planning on starting this speaking tour in April and continue through September. We are still waiting for confirmation from several other states along the way. We will have more detailed information regarding times and dates on our web calendar.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE ME TO SPEAK IN YOUR AREA PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT: rick@confoundthewise.org.

As you can see, God has BLESSED this Ministry greatly and it is because of Christians like you, who have bathed us in Prayer as well as financial support that we are able to continue serving God through this Ministry.

Susan and I Thank you from our hearts,may God Bless you all.
In Christ
Rick Oliver