December 2017 UPDATE
We have now been at the Branson location for three years and seven months, and have welcomed over 11,600 visitors. It has been a busy year, but altogether since we have been at this location we have averaged over 3,000 visitors a year. We maintain a vision for a bigger facility where we can host many more people and expose them to the truths of biblical creation and the Gospel.
Three months ago we received an impressive gift. We were given a model made to Ho scale of Noah’s Ark which gives people a much better idea of its size. The model is about five feet long. There are so many ridiculous toys and artwork depicting Noah’s Ark which do not give the right idea or information.
But this model shows the comparison to a public school bus and a railway box car, and reveals that there would have been plenty of room for all the representative animals and the eight people in Noah’s family.
We still give guided tours and are therefore able to interact with our visitors which makes us different from most other creation museums. At present, our entire staff are volunteers with no salaries. The other very important distinctive is that we include the Gospel as part of the tours. Also, CMOTO is one of the rare venues in Branson that offers FREE ADMISSION. This is a tremendous help to families with several children who would have to pay large entrance fees in most other places. We continue to trust God to supply our operating needs, and thank God for raising up those who are willing to support this ministry with their financial gifts.
Please pray for this vision to expand and reach more people with the truths we teach at CMOTO which are lacking through secular sources. The Bible will continue to be our foundation as we look to Him for greater things in the future.