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Life of a VTG—Jean

by Creation Museum on November 28, 2005

Jean, one of our Volunteer Tour Guides (VTGs), shares how she is involved at the Creation Museum.

I’m embarrassed to say that I knew very little about the museum until a friend of mine, Carol (who is a Volunteer Tour Guide [VTG] and in a Bible study with me) suggested that she take our Bible study on a tour of the museum and act as our guide. She made arrangements for us to come in May 2005 and have lunch in Noah’s Café while we were visiting.

On that first day here I told someone, “I want to work here.” So naturally, when Carol told me that Ted was looking for VTGs (although I felt more comfortable working in an office), I applied, was accepted and the rest is history.

As all of you who are familiar with the museum know, to see the museum is to fall in love, and I fell head over heels in love with the concept, with the existing exhibits, with the views from the break area and Noah’s Café, with the grounds, with the people who work here as volunteers, with all the staff that I have met and spoken with, but most of all I love what this museum stands for and upon, the true and living word of our loving God! I believe God has a plan for my life and volunteering here is the most exciting opportunity that He has given me in my entire working career. What a joy to drive into this beautiful place with a vision of what is yet to come and to be met by smiling faces of Christians everywhere and then to see one of my favorite scriptures (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) posted on the wall in a cubicle where someone is at work.

Yes, AiG offices are quite different than the offices where I worked in the past. I’m guessing I may not have much time left, so (although I know it's undeserved) this is God’s gracious gift to me before time runs out. If indeed my life is short, so be it, because this is the most fun I have ever had. In my morning quiet time I had been asking God to use me in a way that affects eternity. Wow … just look what He is doing! Is He awesome or what?

Thanks again for joining us. We appreciate all of your prayers and support for the museum.