As I am typing this blog post the eleventh miner has just been rescued, Bolivian President Evo Morales is visiting the Bolivian miner who was trapped in the mine, and preparations are underway for the rescue of the 12th miner. This truly is a wonderful day!
After being trapped underground for over two months, the miners are getting to see their families, breath fresh air, and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces. We need to thank God that these men were not lost in a horrible tragedy; that the Chilean people did not give up; that they continued in hope, and that they are performing one of the most dramatic rescues in history.
Please continue to be in prayer. There are still 22 miners awaiting their rescue. Pray for their psychological stability, their health, and the smooth running of the equipment being used to extract them. And may we all praise God for this amazing and heroic rescue.
Check out these CNN stories on the rescue
– As they emerge: How each miner spent his first moments above ground
– Click here to learn more about each individual miner
– Live video stream of the rescue
This map shows the distance between Copiapo, where the mine is, and Ticnamar, where we will be serving.