DAY 10 - Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Williamstown, KY to Florence, KY to Indian Springs Stateline Campground
Our son, Malachi’s, 15th birthday is today!! Happy birthday, Mijo!!! And we’re halfway through our three week trip today. Kai woke up to birthday kisses, tickles, and songs. Thank you, God, for our adventuresome, energetic, wonderful son! He got some birthday cash after breakfast to “Give, Save, Spend” (thank you, Dave Ramsey!) and a t-shirt from his brother. And some hugs and practical jokes from his sisters. Another early morning - off we go on our way to tour the inside of Ark Encounter. So exciting!! Even though we left earlier this morning than yesterday for our private showing there were still plenty of people waiting for the shuttle buses ahead of us. Yesterday’s ceremony was purposefully on July 5 (7-5). They tied the ribbon cutting to Genesis 7:5 “Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.” God is in the details!
Ken Ham has been quoted about why he loves Noah’s Ark so much. Because “just as Noah and his family had to go through a door to be saved we need to go through a door to an ark
Supporters of the Ark Encounter
Our flag is the red one...in the middle...
of salvation. Jesus Christ said, ‘I am the door; whoever enters through Me will be saved.’” John 10:9 The ark is another clear picture of the Gospel and God’s mercy and love!
Ark Encounter is now the biggest timber made structure in America - possibly the world. It’s HUGE! There’s over 4 miles of railings inside. And it was so powerful to experience the exhibits and the enormity of the Ark firsthand. By the time we got up to the third deck though Pearl was done. There were so many people and the lines were slow and it was a warm day. So Mary, Pearl, and I went down to the bottom where the gift shop is and bought momentos. Eventually the boys and Geoff met up with us. We tried to see the petting zoo but it was 1-2 hours from opening. The day was hot and we were worn out from all the walking so it was a good time to leave. It was early enough we drove to Florence, KY and found Chic-Fil-A for some yummy lunch - it seemed like everyone else had the same idea too. Then we needed to find a mechanic.
Ken Ham getting interviewed inside Ark
and some photo bombing. Thank you Ken for your vision
Remember how Spirit’s engine light came on a few days ago? Well, it was time to see about getting it fixed. That led to a looooonnnngg afternoon of driving around and making phone calls. We found this great shop “Ernie’s Garage” in Elsmere, KY and we’re going to bring Spirit back there in the morning. Thank you, Father God! On a motorhome trip it’s kind of important to keep your motorhome happy! Because of the mechanic day tomorrow Geoff and I have adjusted the second half of our trip. More on that tomorrow. We’re tired so I’ll end tonight with Jesus’ promise from Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” Thank you, Jesus.
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