Chile Miners Rescue Mission


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Lessons learned from Chilean miners' rescue. A tribute not only to the determination of the rescue workers and the Chilean government, but also the unity and resolve of the Chilean people who have inspired the world through their faith and hope.

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Chile Miners Rescue Mission

  1. 1. 33 miners 69 Days 1 Rescue Capsule A Journey of Hope & Faith To Light!
  2. 2. Copper & Gold Mine 33 Roof of the mine collapsed and miners were trapped about 2,300 feet below 5 August 2010
  3. 3. families of 33 men into despair without hope
  4. 4. 2,300 feet below the earth pitch black trapped half a mile underground below 700,000 tons of rock constant 30 to 40 degree heat Mining Minister Laurence Golborne says the chances of finding the miners alive are slim 100 per cent humidity inhumane conditions
  5. 5. day and night massive search went on with no trace of life yet hopeful
  6. 6. faithful prayers came from all over the world
  7. 7. rescuers heardhammering noises when they sent a new probe into the mine. after more than 2 weeks of collapse hoperay of When the probe came back it had a note tied to it saying: "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter.”
  8. 8. Quick 3 Pronged Approach to Reachout 1. One team searched for the men, poking 10 small drills deep into the earth in hopes of reaching those trapped 2. One team assessed how to keep them alive if they were found 3. A third team worked on how to rescue them
  9. 9. air food water light pain agony heat hope? rations of two tablespoons of tuna fish and half a cup of milk every 48 hours a camera lowered down bring pictured of the trapped miners connection established
  10. 10. Supply capsule “Dove”
  11. 11. External diameter of just 54 cms (21 inches) and a reinforced roof to protect its passenger against any rocks or debris that may be dislodged during the journey to the surface. Phoenix Capsule
  12. 12. on day 69 they witnessed in faith
  13. 13. they operated on their faith
  14. 14. they thanked their faith
  15. 15. families rejoiced in faith
  16. 16. nations united in faith 04.37 It's over! The last rescue worker, believed to be Manuel Gonzales, is safely out of the mine and back on the surface. He is greeted by jubilant cheers and a final round of "Chi Chi Chi, Le Le Le!".
  17. 17. Successful Crisis Management • A $10- to $20-million crisis management exercise with the meticulous execution • Expert planning with multiple backup plans • Hired the best talents • Carefully managed expectations • Top notch engineering with quality equipments • Learned from others’ mistakes • Worked out hundreds of contingencies • Ingenious problem solving of experts from a number of countries around the world • They were so open-minded and looking at all sorts of avenues for finding help • They set the benchmark for well-managed emergency operations
  18. 18. • President Pinera was there at the rescue site, with the families, waiting for each miner to surface • His positive attitude, displayed for the miners families and his country • They were very open to advice from multiple sources • Help from all over the world were invited in to provide insight and expertise to help save the miners including NASA. • Chile sharpened the definition of responsibility • They give credit to God in all possible ways Trustworthy Leader
  19. 19. Miners Of Great Faith • They found a leader to discipline themselves • They planned and used their resources wisely • They worked as 3 different teams in shifts • All of them were having different responsibilities • They never let themselves loose and was focused • They were in prayers with restored faith • They were very patient • They chalked out who to go first, in-between and the last without selfishness
  20. 20. Luis Urzua Yonny Barrios President Sebastian Pinera 62 year-old Mario Gomez Rescue Team Heroes Medicine man Spiritual leader Foreman and Leader of miners Miner who came last out of mine they lead in Faith
  21. 21. Miguel Fortt : "the Dove" supply mechanism to miners underneath Pedro Gallo : communication system Manuel Gonzales: rescue man who went down first and came last out of mine Clinton Cragg : designer of 'Phoenix' rescue capsule Greg Hall: devised rescue hole underdogs
  22. 22. transformed new life
  23. 23. Faith Glorified • The whole nation stands for them • Prayer support from all religions from world over pour in • Never before has the world population been as united • 2,000 journalists from 50 countries around the globe provided detailed reports • More than one billion people around the world watched the rescue operation on their television sets • Search Engines breaks records • Online Portals breaks records • Social Media breaks records • Triumph of hope and the human spirit over adversity, teamwork and technology over nature
  24. 24. “In me, they saw hope” Manuel Gonzales (Rescuer) "What ended up as a real blessing from God started as a possible tragedy. But the unity, the faith, the compromise, the honesty, the solidarity of the Chileans in those 69 days makes us very proud," Chilean President Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique "I was with God, and I was with the devil, But God won, I held onto God's hand, the best hand, and at no point in time … did I doubt that God wouldn't get me out of there." Sepulveda (Miner ) “We had a boss … everyday he would tell us we had to be strong … we didn’t have hope. Strength comes from internal energy and prayer … I never used to pray, here I learned to pray. I got closer to God.” Villarroel (Miner ) “There are actually 34 of us, because God has never left us down here.” Jimmy Sanchez (Miner )
  25. 25. who are seek This section is only for those Light
  26. 26. loneliness sickness addictions injustice slavery separation selfishness poverty secret sins in darkness without hope? spouse, relatives, friends? isolated from deep deep deep down everyone falls but only a few survives
  27. 27. Book of Jonah (Old Testament) 2 Kings 14:25 (Old Testament) Matthew 16:4 (New Testament) Luke 11 29 &30 (New Testament) Even Prophet Jonah Survived From deep darkness underneath
  28. 28. • But now, Lord, what do I wait for? All my hope is in you. (Ps 39:7) • He will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us. (2 Cor 1:10) • Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. (Is 40:31) Your capsule to Light Word Of God
  29. 29. We also rejoice in our sufferings, because We know that suffering produces endurance; endurance, character, and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given to us. (Rom 5:4-5) Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord! Psalm 31: 24
  30. 30. in isolation darkness of sin Many are in deep pit while in search of temporary happiness and joy Fullness of life Word of God Your Rescue Capsule Darkness Light Green Pastures Pain Slipped into fell down attracted into washed out by accident knowingly unknowingly false promised dragged into pushed into diverted into forced into deceived into dared into
  31. 31. In search of material happiness? • (11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. • (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. • (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. • (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; • (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; • (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. • (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: while using your loins of defeating the devil • (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and hi watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Ephesians 6:11-18: first!
  32. 32. Psalm 3:3-6 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people. Who have set themselves against me all around. Psalm 18:1-3,28,35 I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. For You will light my lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. Your FaithCapsule
  33. 33. Psalm 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 27:3,5,13-14 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Your FaithCapsule
  34. 34. Psalm 62:1-2 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 91:1-2; Psalm 91:14-16 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation." Your FaithCapsule
  35. 35. Psalm 38:4-6, 9;15-18;21-22 For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness. I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. For I said, "Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me." For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin. Do not forsake me, O LORD;O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! Your FaithCapsule
  36. 36. Isaiah 41:10,13-14 Fear thou not; for I {am} with thee: be not dismayed; for I {am} thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'" Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you," says the LORD And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Your FaithCapsule
  37. 37. “To Him be the glory and honor. Because in his hands are the depths of the earth, and the heights of the mountains are His” (Psalm 95:4) Credits: All information and contents compiled from various sources on internet’ Please request shaji(a) if any inappropriate information to be removed. Dedicated to Christian Family Movement Bangalore, India. Only for His Glory! Please be free to pass this presentation