God's lessons learned during construction, opening of Creation Museum
May 29, 2007
Board members, staff, and volunteers at the new
The $27 million Creation Museum, a project of Answers in Genesis (AIG), opened to the public on Memorial Day. Overflow crowds visited the site over the weekend, as did a handful of protesters outside the gate to the museum. But leading up to opening day, ministry staff invited both supporters and skeptics to tour the facility.
Dan Chin, an Answers in Genesis board member from
"We heard a lot of stories from staff here, where they talk about people who really are against this message that they thought they understood," Chin says. "And as they walk through the museum and can really get a clear picture of what we're saying, they say [it] really makes a lot of sense and their eyes are opened."
According to the AIG board member, continued construction of the facility was contingent upon certain funds being received by a certain time. But "the Lord always provided," says Chin, "and we never hit one of those times" when construction had to stop. It was a walk of faith, he shares, to see the museum through to completion.
"And just to think back on where we started, and we were thinking ... maybe it was going to be a $10 million museum," he recalls. "And then we were asked to step out in faith and make a decision that we would support a $25 million [museum] and now it's 27 [million dollars]. So the Lord has been so good to us and has provided in such abundance."
Chin says the
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