“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
(King James Version)
“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings.Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us?”
There have been Christian space missions if you consider evangelists using commercial satellites to preach the gospel to millions. Then there was Buzz Aldrin conducting holy communion in private from the moon during Apollo 11. But a new 501C-3 corporation plans to charter a ride to the moon for a very special and publicly visible mission.
The Cross on the Moon Foundation, a non-profit organization registered in the state of Pennsylvania, plans to share the ride aboard a private robotic spacecraft heading to the moon in 2011. “We ask for small donations to mostly cover the large space transportation costs. We have no other agenda than to place a cross on the moon and beyond” said CEO Mike Clark
Clark adds that the accomplishment of placing a cross on the moon is much like building a fine cathedral dedicated to Christ. It will take the skills and dedication of many. Once placed on the moon, the cross will endure longer than any man made object on Earth.
“We are negotiating with one of the Google Lunar X teams. Our schedue is to launch in 2011 and then broadcast the placement of the cross with high definition television signals from the surface of the moon.”
Clark continued, “Our 7th and 8th graders today are the ones who will travel for extended periods to the moon in the 2020’s. Machines will prepare the way in the 2010’s. We believe a global effort to place a cross on the moon is an act of reverence to God, made even more significant by all Christians sharing the burden to carry it there.”
The Cross on the Moon Foundation is comprised solely of volunteers. There are no salaried executives or hired fund raisers. Instead, the organization believes their web site will receive donations from around the world to make this moon mission a reality.