I was able to get the Kids Think & Believe Too! newsletter finished and ready for the printer before the busyness of Christmas season took over. AOI publishes an adult newsletter and a children’s newsletter every 2 months. Dave and Mary Jo Nutting, along with occasional guest writers, write the articles for Think and Believe, and then have graphic artist Mark Sonmor add the artwork and layout. I (with occasional help from my wife Marilyn) write the Kids Think & Believe Too, do all the artwork, layout, and back page puzzles. I then have Marilyn, our secretary Gail, accountant Glenn, and Dave and Mary Jo edit it for grammar and content. Once that is done, I make corrections and finalize it for the printer and website.
Each issue takes many hours of research, writing, artwork, and editing. We send out 6,000 to 10,000 of these FREE (to the subscriber) newsletters every two months. At the end of all that hard work, a natural question would be, is it worth it … are these newsletters glorifying our Creator and having an impact on people’s lives? This letter we received this past year encourages us and inspires us to keep on getting the word out about our awesome Lord and Savior:
I was reading one of the past issues of Think and Believe for Kids and I couldn’t help but Thank God for your efforts. The battle against the lie of evolution is waging today because of your efforts. Both L_____ and I want to thank you for your seminars, your summer camps and the many, many issues of Think and Believe that reside within our home. My children are blessed in ways they can’t even understand because of them. L_____ and I were stuck with issues of National Geographic lying around when we were kids. Who knows the difference of reading materials will make for them and the world in the future. Please know that you are very loved and appreciated during this yearend. God Bless you all.
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Mary Jo & I just had a parent tell us that their son recently told her that he wanted to be a “scientist,” not a Christian. Oh, my! He is certainly suffering under the influence of too many who are telling him, “If you want to be a scientist you have to leave your faith out of it.” To make matters worse, the son was getting this at a private “religious” school! Lanny Johnson had just finished writing an article for the next issue of Kids Think and Believe which addresses just exactly that issue, so we told the mom about it and put her on the mailing list. Her son should get this article. He certainly needs it! We hope it will help this young child see that he can be a Christian and one who does great science.
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