We were blessed to have Rich Aguilera from One Mustard Seed Ministries touring New Zealand in the last
two weeks. He gave his DINOSAURS! presentation in Whangarei, South Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Palmerston North.
Audiences included people from a variety of local churches and the community. One home-schooling visitor said, “We never hear this stuff preached in our church. If we had known how good this was going to be, we would have encouraged our whole church to come.” Many people travelled a long distance to attend and found the effort well worth it.
Dinosaurs are very popular creatures and are often used as a symbol, even proof, for evolution. “It was so nice to see so many people that wanted to see how dinosaurs fit into the Biblical worldview”, reported Rich. “I found his explanations easy to follow and where appropriate, the presenter was very funny”, Jack (aged 13) said. Irene explained, “This was a great way to educate concerning the truth about dinosaurs, including how old they really were, and how recently they have actually been sighted (not millions of years ago!!!)”.
Rich had the audience captivated the entire time – both young and old. There were explanations (including Biblical references), illustrations and some interesting information most would not have heard before. “I liked the newspaper article about the men that shot the big Thunderbird”, remembered Migael (aged 7). Rich reinforced important ideas with quizzes, which were enthusiastically entered into. For many, including Alexis (aged 9), the 3D video clips were the highlight of the presentation. Nataya (aged 5) said that “dinosaurs are scary”. Also aged 5, Kaleb “liked the small pocket dinosaur! And the big one that wanted a mint”, he said. A dinosaur puppet told funny related jokes and a person dressed up as a dinosaur appeared towards the end. It was a great event.
We hope that Rich will return to New Zealand in a couple of years to do his Creation Case presentation.
In the meantime, check out his website for related resources. www.onemustardseed.com
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25
– Debra Beckett