(Special to the USTimes, Pasadena, CA) Legendary American singer, composer and actor Pat Boone recently endorsed The Ark of Noah Foundation encouraging viewers to join him in supporting the life-size Ark of Noah replica, which is preparing to take sail across the Atlantic.
The 2,500-ton ark is larger than a football field and stands 410 feet long, 95 feet wide, and 75 feet tall. It can carry more than 5,000 people at a time.
“My friends at the Ark of Noah Foundation plan to bring a life-size Biblical replica of Noah’s Ark from the Netherlands to the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil,” said Boone. “From there, it will go through South America, Central America and then the United States.”
Transportation of the Ark of Noah from The Netherlands to Brazil, is 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, will be a massive undertaking that will be streamed live on the Internet. According to Boone, the vessel will be docked in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will bring real hope to a country and world in need.
“The proceeds from the Ark will be used to build Hope Centers in the underprivileged areas of Brazil,” said Boone. “These hope centers will provide food, education, as well as the Gospel for the unreachable children and families.”
The profit foundation is a 501 c 3 charity based out of Pasadena, CA and is raising money to fund the trip, which will eventually end in the United States. Boone ended the video encouraging viewers to go to Donate to the Arc Brazil Paralympic Project and join him in supporting the Ark of Noah Foundation.
The Ark has been getting worldwide attention as it prepares to take sail. Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers built the Ark of Noah four years ago as a religious attraction and now has partnered with The Ark of Noah Foundation,www.ArkofNoah.org.
Hundreds of thousands have already visited the Ark of Noah in The Netherlands to see the Biblical reconstruction and hear the story of Noah and the great flood.
To be in line with the Biblical story, the ark includes artificial replicas of animals paired two-by-two as described in Genesis. There are additional photos and video on the Ark of Noah, please visit http://arkofnoah.org/media/.