1st Anniversary Special Feature and Offer
In early September of 2010, I became aware that the non-profit ministry that I worked for would be financially out of business at the end of the month and I would be out of a job. I am in my late 50’s, have some serious physical limitations which drastically limits my job options. Coupled with the fact that the unemployment rate in our area was running around 10.6%, my outlook was bleak at best.
It was another time in my life when I had to completely rely on God and his directions. The last time I did this, I found myself attending graduate school and then moving 1800 miles away from my beloved Arizona. To me, Arizona was the best place on earth to live and I never wanted to leave it, but when I allowed God to take over my life, He moved me.
After spending several days in prayer and one of fasting, I felt compelled to contact a person I had worked with at a prior ministry. I contacted Brandon Vallorani who was now working with American Vision and Tolle Lege Press in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I asked Brandon if he had any openings. He said he may have something but wanted a few days to think and pray about it.
A couple of days later, Brandon contacted me to tell me that he had been wanting to launch a biblical creation website for some time and my phone call to him had come at just the right time. He asked me if I would be willing to serve as the editor-in-chief of a creation website starting October 1, 2010.
I jumped at the chance and knew that this was God’s answer to my prayers. I later found out from Brandon that it was also the answer to his prayers. Brandon’s staff at Tolle Lege Press, mainly Jonathan Sampson and Jared Vallorani, went into rush mode to design and build a website and web store in just under two weeks.
With more prayer and guidance, we settled on a simple, yet concise Mission Statement that reads:
CreationRevolution.com is creating a revolution in the way people view the world and live their lives. By disseminating the most recent news and research from organizations that promote Creation Science and Intelligent Design, we are incrementally overcoming the destructive results of the Darwinian / Evolutionary worldview (atheism, abortion, euthanasia, socialism, etc.). Our mission is to show the world that there is a God who created the world and that He has a beautiful plan for His creation.
God definitely provided the direction and wisdom needed and on October 1, 2010 the www.CreationRevolution.com website went live.
At the onset, our goal was to post 4 articles from other creation websites along with one original article from myself or guest authors. Over the course of the first year, we’ve added additional features to the website such as the Daily Devotional, Daily Readings, Articles 4 Kids, Quote of the Week (Quote of the Day) and Psalms postings on Sundays. We ran a series on the Simple Cell and The Amazingly Designed Human Body.
We have had several guest authors over the past year including Gary L.W. Johnson, pastor at Church of the Redeemer in Mesa, Arizona. Pastor Johnson spends a minimum of 20 hours a week in sermon preparation. Then a copy of his sermon notes are printed up and placed in the bulletin every Sunday for the congregation to follow through. This was my home church before moving away from Arizona some years back. The church graciously emails me the sermon notes every week. It is those sermon notes that I’ve used for the series on Apologetics = Defending the Faith and Doctrine of God.
This summer, I was again blessed when Tolle Lege Press brought my wonderful wife Lynn, on board to do the daily postings and emails for the websites. This was done to free me up to take on additional duties with six other websites in addition to my oversight of Creation Revolution.
The last major event of our first year happened this summer when we entered into a working relationship with The Old Schoolhouse magazine and website. This is proving to be a blessing to both of our organizations.
Through this first year, Creation Revolution has touched the lives of thousands of people in over a 100 different countries. We have heard from visitors to the site who have been blessed and encouraged by the information on the website. Some have told us that our information has helped equip them to be able to give answers to the challenges thrown at them by evolutionists. Others have told us that they use some of our material for homeschool and Christian schools. Pastors have asked permission to use reprints at their churches.
Our goals this next year is to continue to provide our followers and new visitors with the tools and information necessary to strengthen and defend their faith in today’s secular world. We also want to triple the number of subscribers we have to our e-newsletter.
To help celebrate our 1 year anniversary, we are offering a two day special on our online store. Receive a free copy of The Story of Our English Bible with every purchase made this Saturday – Sunday ONLY.