On a windy hillside just above Camp Hope where the families of 33 miners trapped underground at a San Jose mine in northern Chile have been keeping vigil, stands a row of 33 Chilean flags each with the name of a miner written on it. At the foot of each flag is a jar containing a candle and a prayer for the miner from his family.
The General Secretary of the Chilean Bible Society, Francisco Viguera, visited the camp recently delivering New Testaments with a personal inscription for each one of the miners’ families.
The inscription reads: “Good books should be in good hands. The Chilean Bible Society would like to present ( … ) and his family with this copy of the New Testament, in the hope that it may be light and guidance for your life. God bless you.”
The General Secretary was accompanied by Alfredo Cooper, the Evangelical Chaplain to the palace of the President, and other pastors from throughout the region.
This article is from The Word at Work – Summer 2010.
"I'm an orphan. I had heard about God, but I lived my life without him. Everything changed when I got frostbite and had to have my legs amputated. I'm very grateful that someone put this book into my hands because now I can find out more about God."