by Creation Museum on December 15, 2006

Many readers already have some idea of what’s been shaping up lately in the Volunteer Program department. Nearly twenty thousand "Mission: Possible" flyers have already been distributed through local churches within a fifty mile radius of the Creation Museum.

The mission? Complete the museum for our scheduled spring 2007 opening.

It is a formidable undertaking. However, God has shown us repeatedly that His grace is sufficient and His strength is made perfect in weakness (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:9). One way God has graciously shown His strength is by sending volunteers to help accomplish what we could never have done on our own.

Mission: Possible is a program to recruit volunteers whose time and skills will be used of God to complete the Creation Museum on schedule. Anybody with good do-it-yourself skills—either in traditional construction trades or the applied arts—can help accomplish this critical mission.

Here’s how it works:

* Interested individuals will contact Kirk, Volunteer Coordinator. Either phone 800.350.3232 x268 * Individual contact information will be entered into the Mission: Possible database. * Over the phone, each individual will complete a brief self-evaluation. In each needed skill area, the database will show D (DIY), S (semi-professional), or P (professional)—or no demonstrated skill. Also, each individual’s window of availability will be recorded. * There is no up-front commitment or requirement to work. As projects are planned, volunteer needs will be determined. Individuals whose skills and availability potentially satisfy the needs can then be identified and contacted. Those who are able to do so may schedule time to work on the project. Please note that a routine background check (no charge) is first required of all candidates 18 or older.

Some volunteers may also be encouraged to serve as a “standing army,” reporting to the museum on a regular basis. These individuals could offer coordination and leadership capabilities, as well as their indicated hands-on skills.

Please be in prayer for the success of Mission: Possible, whether or not you qualify as a “skilled volunteer.” Also, consider the fact that there are everyday opportunities for volunteers at Answers in Genesis. These include housekeeping, warehousing, office and groundskeeping needs—all critical to our ability to minister effectively.

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