The person co-ordinating the rescue said a few days ago that he prayed to their Rain God to hold off the rain for three days. At the end of that three days, the big water line that they were using to pump the water out to reduce the water level, burst just as the last were packing up to move out, causing a very hasty 'ditch and run'
I would have to say, regardless of what God you pray to, there IS a God and he listened!
I was so emotional following this story. Early on, I thought they were not going to be saved, and I cried about it. Then some were saved and we had to wait until the others could be rescued. Such a roller coaster. I've been following the medical personnel consulting, there is concern that the survivors may have some psychological effects resulting, such as not wanting to be in the dark, etc, and of course physical effects of being without proper ventilation, oxygen, etc. I heard another update that the boys were invited to watch a World Cup soccer game, but this invitation was turned down, to be sure that their health checks out first, before being involved in excitement or activities. I read a story that the coach of the team used to be a Buddhist monk, and his meditations kept everyone calm throughout the ordeal. Thank God for a good outcome! Hoping the best for them!
I hope the lesson learned from this is that the organizers of any field trips should check with local authorities to see 1. if the outing is safe and weather conditions 2. that they post routes and times. 3. that there is someone monitoring the group other than the people with them.
Sheryl, New Jersey EST, 5% Challenge-KITCHEN CHAMPIONS
This rescue story is amazing! I watched the news a bit this morning but didn't catch an update. So, thank you! My family and I watched the rescue for about an hour on Sunday morning here in Minnesota. Everyone was transfixed.
Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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