Mr Mike Snavely
Mission ImperativeColumbus, OHNashville, TNWaco, TXRogers, AR
Mike Snavely was reared in rural South Africa, the son of missionaries. Growing up in an area that teemed with remarkable creatures, he had a wide variety of fascinating experiences which helped to mold his future. After graduating from Oak Hills Christian College in Minnesota, he returned to South Africa to work for the National Park Service in the famous Kruger National Park.
In 1985 he married Carrie Baum who grew up near Hershey, Pa. Carrie attended Lancaster Bible College and was an executive secretary. In 1986 they went to South Africa as missionaries, and taught at Durban Bible College. Mike and Carrie home-educated their three children.
In 1995, they founded Mission: Imperative - a ministry of teaching creation-oriented issues through a series of seminars covering a wide range of topics. This is Mikeâ€™s full-time occupation, and it takes them around the globe. Mike, an inductee into the Creation Science Hall of Fame, is the author of Creation or Evolution: A Home-Study Curriculum, and has produced many DVDs that cover various topics related to the biblical version of origins.
The newest DVDs he has produced are part of a new series for kids called The Adventures of Ranger Mike, designed to be biblical, educational, character-building, creation and wildlife-oriented, and entertaining.
They have also launched two unique, high quality safaris - excursions that are designed to be educational and fun. The Southwest Safari is a 10-day, global flood-oriented trip to the Colorado Plateau region, while the African Wildlife Safari is a 16-day, creation-oriented tour to South Africa.
Workshops from Mr Mike Snavely ( may vary by event location )
The Horror of the Flood
Could you explain where the water for a world-wide flood would have come from, & where it all went afterward?! Many Christians can't. Understanding the flood (the purpose, causes, aftermath and evidence) is very important to an understanding of a Biblically sound creation model. This session covers the basics of this event, and also includes a video & PowerPoint presentation of the
The Hunters and the Hunted
Using puppets and other visual illustrations, this session shows how life only displays design, order, and beauty - not lucky accident and chance. We cover three aspects of the natural world the evolutionist cannot explain
Grand Canyon: The Puzzle on the Plateau
This is one of the most breathtaking and perplexing sites in the world. Standard geological explanations for its formation are wrong, and most creationists have overlooked some major pieces of the puzzle. Amazingly, what carved the canyon also explains most of the fascinating geological features in the entire area (e.g. Monument Valley, The Petrified Forest, Canyonlands & Arches, Canyon de Chelley, etc.). Furthermore, they all formed very quickly! What happened?!
While most people's negative reaction to spiders is understandable, those willing to suspend their disgust long enough for a closer look will discover a hidden world of incredible design! Not only do spiders benefit us by consuming massive quantities of insect pests, they do so using ingenious tactics. Some hunt and pounce, others build traps and wait. Many are cleverly disguised or camouflaged. They can spin up to six different kinds of silk for various purposes, each a marvel of engineering!
Lost Secrets of the Ancient Civilizations
With fascinating illustrations, this session contrasts the evolution model with the creation model from a historic standpoint through a look at what many ancient cultures were able to accomplish. These accomplishments baffle us even today! How did ancient man do these things? This session contrasts some of these civilizations to our own and has a personal application.
The Stricken Earth
Why do earthquakes happen? Why are all continents shifting toward the west Pacific? Why are the ocean trenches all arcs? Why is the moon so cratered? Why do the current comet photos have scientists stumped? MANY more issues, & they’re all related!
We explore astounding examples of instinct, one of the most amazing aspects of creation! No evolutionist can explain it. But, there’s a twist! Many Christians have no problem with God’s miraculous involvement, but stumble into simple compromises.
The Mystery of the Dinosaurs
There is a biblical alternative to the standard explanation for these creatures. This session answers the basic questions on the subject - What were they? When did they live? What really happened to them? Does the Bible talk about them?, etc.