Helmut Welke, an Ambassador of Logos Research Associates, gave a presentation on "Aliens, UFO's, and the Bible."
UFO researchers evidently think there are, or have been, aliens who have visited planet Earth. A growing number of people believe life on earth was seeded by ancient aliens. And what about all those stories of abductions happening in recent years? This presentation reviewed the status of alien research and what we should really think about “alien visitors”.
About our speaker: Helmut Welk is a recently retired engineering manager with a Fortune 200 company. He holds BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and has held positions in a variety of national and international assignments. He is a certified engineering manager, and in 2006 was elected to the board of trustees of IIE – an international society serving the Industrial and Systems Engineering profession. In 2012 he was honored as a “Fellow” of the IIE society.
Helmut is also president of the Quad-City Creation Science Association. Founded in 2008, they are dedicated to telling the truth in science education. He is a member of the Creation Research Society and is an Ambassador/Speaker for Logos Research Associates.
In recent years Helmut has become a popular speaker on Creation Science topics as well as Atheism and Intelligent Design. He has spoken to churches, youth groups, on college campuses and to civic organizations throughout the Midwest USA, but also in France, Germany and Poland.
My wife, Sue, and I offer our SINCERE APOLOGIES!
One Saturday evening this past year, Tom Canfield, Creation Science Fellowship's videographer, called and asked me, (Jim Pamplin), if I was coming to that night's meeting. I had completely forgot! I was too far away, and I held the key to the auditorium. So we had to cancel the meeting - the first time in CSF's 17 year history!
Much more recently, knowing I was scheduled to play field assistant to Dr. Steve Austin in Israel's Wadi Ze'elim between January 24 and February 3, I tasked my bride of 50 years with transporting my laptop, projector, projection table, DVD's, and connectors, as well as the key to the auditorium, to the February 1st meeting, and with conducting the meeting with help from Bob Schober, Tom Canfield, and others.
But, alas, 5:30 A.M., February 2 in Israel, (7:30 P.M. February 1 in Santa Ana, California), I received a call from Tom Canfield asking if I knew where my wife was. I gave him Sue's phone number. He called back a few minutes later to say he couldn't reach her. (Sue carries her cell phone in her purse, and is frequently in a different room when it rings.) With no way to reach Sue, we had to cancel the meeting. When I eventually made connection with Sue, she was mortified to discover the event had completely skipped her mind!
Oh, well. Like husband, like wife! I can hardly complain, having also slipped a cog so recently myself.
So, to those faithful who showed up for the meeting and couldn't get in, only to be told after standing around in the cold that the meeting was canceled, WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE. Will you please forgive us?
I wish I could promise it will never happen again. But I know better than to make my boast in the flesh. With age, we become increasingly aware of the frailties of our minds and bodies - except when we are busy not being aware. (Speaking of frailties of the body, I returned from Israel with a broken rib, having fallen while climbing out of a sink-hole. Just glad it wasn't a hip!)
Sue expressed her regrets and apologies for forgetting the February 1 meeting by baking many yummy treats and bringing them to the February 15 meeting. (She said the treats were also a celebration of my February 3 birthday, nearly two weeks earlier.) If anyone was nursing a grudge against her, I'm pretty sure she won them over. Some even asked for her recipes.