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Gustafsons Feature Visit to Ron Wyatt Museum

Sabbath services on May 23, 2015 began with an introit by Beth Brandt on the piano.  There followed a song service led by Adiv (9th grader), Michelle Gustafson, and Bob Gustafson, accompanied on the piano by Polina (9th grader) and on the clarinet by JD (9th grader) (the group leading the song service and accompanying it varied). The opening song was “Give Me the Bible”.   Bob Gustafson had opening prayer. Michelle Gustafson welcomed everyone and introduced the program.  A museum about Ron Wyatt that the 9th graders visited was the basis of this program.

Polina then read the scripture reading from  Hebrews 11:1-16 “1 ¶ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 4 ¶ By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God. 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that [country] from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”

Chuy (9th grader) read a mission story from China. She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Jonathan Isaac and Isaac (sophomores).  JD (9th grader), TJ (9th grader), and Polina then played “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” for special music.

Bob and Michelle Gustafson then had the superintendent’s remarks on the 9th graders’ visit to the Ron Wyaff museum with the assistance of three 9th grade students.  Bob Gustafson had closing prayer.  The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes, one taught by Scott Sterling in the church sanctuary, one taught by Rich Sutton “behind the glass” in the church, and one taught by Rick Carr in the boys dorm lobby nearby.
Following are a few notes from the theme talk by Michelle and Bob Gustafson: 
  1. Right choices of what we believe are necessary.
  2. Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
  3. Ron Wyatt asked God for His help as he dug towards the Ark of the Covenant. When he finally found the Ark, he couldn’t take pictures; he lost consciousness for 45 minutes.Michelle believes he really did see it.
  4. The Ark measurements came out almost exactly in Egyptian cubits.
  5. The 20-minute video the students watched in silence. They were so interested.
  6. When Wyatt and his group brought back some materials from the site of Sodom and Gomorrah, they found the materials temperature was so high that the material threatened to ruin the lab machine.
  7. The site of Mount Sinai was black because of God’s consuming fire.
  8. Ron Wyatt found what he thought was the Red Sea crossing site.He found that the crossing itself was a shelf across the sea with human remains and a golden wheel on the shelf.A pillar was located on each side of the crossing, both pillars possibly built by King Solomon.
Personnel Other Than Students:
Bob and Michelle Gustafson – Bob Gustafson is the men’s work coordinator and a Laurelbrook vice-president / Michelle Gustafson is the student vocational coordinator
Scott Sterling – one of the academy math and science teachers

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