Samaritan's Purse workers literally protected by cleft in a rock

Monday, June 1, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Christian aid teams that have been serving in earthquake-ravaged Nepal are telling their own harrowing stories of survival from that second massive quake that hit the South Asian country.

Christian relief organizations deployed groups to Nepal soon after the April 25 quake, so, many workers were there for the subsequent quake on May 12. Ken Isaacs with Samaritan's Purse is one of those workers, and he tells OneNewsNow they had an assessment team up in the mountains.

"They found themselves perilously trapped with landslides on the left and landslides on the right, and one of the teams actually dove under a boulder with two major landslides coming down around them and over them and survived under the cleft of the rock," he shares. "We had to go up in helicopters the next day and extract them. They weren't able to hike down to the pre-planned point, but thank God they got out okay."

Isaacs says the experience has reminded them of the world's fragility.

"We looked at things like those guys diving in the cleft of that rock," he poses. "I mean, it was only about three feet thick, a boulder hanging out, but it allowed them to survive even in the midst of grave danger."

"We drew spiritual strength from … knowing that God is supreme, and He's always there, and it's God that sets the pillars of the world," Isaacs continues. "Even though the ground quakes under your feet, God's still sovereign. So we give Him praise for that, but there's a lot of work to be done in Nepal right now."

The Samaritan's Purse worker adds that God tells Moses in Exodus 33:22, "I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand…"

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