A few minutes ago the last of the 33 miners was pulled from the Chilean mine where they have been a half-mile underground for over two months.
A friend from Campus Crusade for Christ wrote me this afternoon to share how they supplied MP3’s of the Jesus Film to the miners and provided the shirts they are all wearing as they are rescued from the mine.
The shirts say, “Thank you God” and also printed on them was the favorite verse of the 9th miner rescued. Once above ground, he knelt and prayed.
Here’s a photo of the tee shirt the miners are wearing. You can see the JESUS Film logo on the shirt sleeve as well.
I want to share with you about the last two very intense weeks as we have worked on the project to take the Word of God and the JESUS audio version to the mine, but it has really be worth the effort as it is food for the soul.
As Campus Crusade, God guided us to think about how we could help these men and this was how we took the initiative to contact some churches in the North, leaders and authorities about sending the JESUS audio into the mine.
It wasn’t easy in the beginning because of some apathy in the Christian leadership and a lack of a sense of urgency, together with the restrictive control of the rescue team but God in His sovereignty provided that we were able to gain contact with the daughter and the brother of one of the three Christians that were trapped there.
During several weeks, I was in contact with them, and I explored the possibility of sending them audio material. Finally, I traveled to the mine with 33 MP3’s containing the JESUS audio version and an ample portion of the Bible. I was there for 2 days and we sent the MP3’s through each family members that were there.