UPDATED July 29, 2019
This month has passed quickly. Following our return from Tennessee for Tommy's father's funeral, we started immediately into a 3-day group dig with Carl Kerby from Reasons for Hope. The rainy weather required us to adjust our schedule, but we had a productive dig and fossil preparation time with them. The next week was a little challenging as more rain kept us from doing the site prep we had planned in preparation for a week-long group dig with Buddy Davis from Answers in Genesis. He and his wife joined 21 guest diggers and we had to pack them in at the dig site. What an amazing week of fossils we had! Three more T-Rex teeth made their appearance along with an Edmontosaurus jaw (about 18 inches long), several ribs, what seems like a T-Rex ischium (still to be prepared which will aid in identification) and a variety of smaller bones (hand digits, crocodilian jaw pieces, etc.). The discoveries have been very exciting and we are thankful for the opportunities to connect with people to affirm the trustworthiness of Scripture through excavating these fossils. One couple that visited the museum two weeks ago was especially memorable; world travelers and well-informed on secular science and world "religions," they expressed immediate interest in a range of things from trilobite eyes to dinosaur trackways. Tommy was asked by one of the museum volunteers to speak with them and, through the course of their questions and interaction, he had the open door to explain the gospel to them, specifically addressing what makes Biblical Christianity different from all other belief systems: Jesus Christ.
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' " John 14:6
With several long days and short nights last week, we are looking forward to taking a few days to ourselves this week to rest and refresh a little. Thank you for the prayers and support you offered during our family crisis and for your friendship and encouragement as we continue serving for the rest of this dig season.
Soli Deo Gloria!
Tommy and Martha