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50 Years Since Apollo 11: A Story of Faith On the Moon

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to ever set foot on the moon.

The universe profoundly and vividly reminds us of God's infinity and sovereignty. The awe of the mission to the moon prompted Buzz Aldrin to give glory to God. He read Scripture and took Holy communion while on the moon. During this monumental experience in space, Buzz Aldrin felt so humbled by the majesty of the Lord. Read what Buzz had to say:

"In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements."

One year after the mission, Buzz Aldrin recalled, "I wondered if it might be possible to take communion on the moon symbolizing the thought that God was revealing Himself there, too, as man reached out into the universe. For there are many of us in the NASA program who do trust that what we are doing is part of God’s eternal plan for man."

Here are the Bible verses that Buzz Aldrin read during the Apollo 11 mission as a way to give credit to the Lord:

“As Jesus said: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in Him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me” (John 15:5).

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained; What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the Son of Man, that thou visitest Him?" (Psalm 8: 3-4)

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, let us remember the power and sovereignty of God. He is the Creator of the universe and we can place our trust in Him for our every need. Our God is the awesome Creator. And today, like those on the Apollo 11 mission, we give Him all credit and all glory!

God bless you,
Carrie and Stacie

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Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage
Here's a short video showing highlights from the first moon walk by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969.
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