Joy Break: Thai Soccer Player Rescued From Cave Says ‘God Answered Me’

By Nancy Flory Published on August 31, 2019

When we turn on our television or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? They’re still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

Just over one year ago, 12 soccer players and their coach were rescued from a Thai cave, where they were trapped for over two weeks. One boy, Adun Samon, said God answered his prayers during the ordeal.

“By the 10th night, we were losing patience, hope, physical energy and courage,” Adun told Compassion International. We could not do anything to help [the situation]. The only thing that I could do was to pray. I prayed ‘Lord, I’m only a boy. You are Almighty God, You are holy, and You are powerful. Right now I can’t do anything. May You protect us, come to help us all 13.”

The rescue involved Thai Navy seals and cave diving experts. By July 10, all 13 had been rescued.

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Adun explained that during the hardest time, God showed up. “I very intently prayed, and God answered me with His help. It was me and God together facing that situation, and I am thankful to Him for helping me get out of the cave.” Adun was the only Christian in the group.

Recently, Adun received a full scholarship to a college preparatory boarding school in New York. Compassion International said that Adun was chosen “because of his good character and work ethic.”



Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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