Christian parents of boy rescued from Thai cave: 'There's nothing God can't do'

Tue 10 Jul 2018
By Tola Mbakwe

The Christian parents of a boy who was part of a youth football team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand have thanked God that he has been rescued.

Their son is sponsored through Compassion, a Christian children's charity.

They told the organisation: "Thank you to God who helps us to see our son very soon.

"We are so happy to hear that our son is out of the cave and to welcome him home. It's the love that God gives to our family. God is great love and there's nothing He can't do."

The daring rescue mission ended an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world.

The twelve boys and their football coach were trapped deep within the labyrinth.

Ewan McGregor, a British missionary living in Chang Rai where the hospital the boys are being taken to is located, told Premier the rescue is a miracle and people are feeling relived and excited.

"It really is a miracle and a result pf prayer and I'm just excited to hear the testimonies of the boys when they're safe and well.

"In the beginning it looked hopeless after nine days without hearing anything and after that the whole story turned... from a sad story to a really great story."

He said that Christians should pray for the boys' lives now they've been rescued.

"My prayer is they can settle back into normal life. I think they're going to be quite well known throughout the city and across Thailand. I pray that their testimonies and the things they say and do after this that God will use for the nation of Thailand."

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