Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials

CREATIVITY – A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement

Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky


Contributed by Ron Wallie
Husband and Father of Eight, Southington, OH

December 22, 2001


Werner von Braun was a very creative scientist (1912 – 1977). Dr. von Braun was a leading German rocket engineer during World War II. He came to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1955. Eventually, he directed the missile development program of the United States, and later became the Director of NASA. Through his creativity Dr. von Braun help contribute to mankind’s scientific knowledge of space and space flight, practical development of rocketry, creation of employment for many, and man’s vista of God’s vast creation.

An active Christian, he wrote his testimony in a book on creation: “Manned space flight is an amazing achievement, but it has opened for mankind thus far only a tiny door for viewing the awesome reaches of space. An outlook through this peephole at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator. I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe, as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.”

Surely, Dr. von Braun has joined that great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. (Hebrews 11) His creativity and his words testify to his faith in God who created all things.


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