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Adun’s Powerful Prayer: Praising God After The Thailand Cave Rescue

“The only thing that I could do was pray.”


Thailand Cave Rescue Adun Interview

“By the tenth night, we were losing patience, hope, physical energy and courage. We could not do anything to help. The only thing that I could do was pray.”

14-year-old Adun was one of the 12 Thai teenagers who captured hearts across the world when they became stranded in Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand in June this year. After being trapped underground for two weeks, the boys and their football coach were finally freed in a complex rescue mission.

Adun has been sponsored with Compassion since he was seven years old. Thanks to the support of his sponsor, family and our local partner church, he’s grown into an eloquent young man who one day hopes “to be a doctor and a famous professional soccer player for Chiang Rai United Club”.

The local church in action

When the crisis struck, local churches were quick to take action. From cooking meals, providing accommodation and even offering land for helicopters to land on, they were deeply involved in the rescue efforts. Pastor Go Shin explains how they started a movement of prayer.

Rejoicing after the Thailand cave rescue

In the weeks after the rescue, while the other members of the Wild Boar Football team took part in a Buddhist ceremony, Adun and Compassion’s partner church chose to worship God at a special service.

Thailand Cave Celebration Church Service

Christians from across the Chiang Rai District of northern Thailand gathered to celebrate along with local governors, officers and rescue workers.

Adun’s powerful testimony: surviving the cave

During the special service, Adun shared his experiences of being trapped in Tham Luang Cave. We invite you to share Adun's prayer today and celebrate that our God is indeed almighty!


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 all thirteen of us.’ And then I finished my prayer, thanking God for everything that happened to myself and my friends … all thirteen of us.


 

Adun was joined by other Compassion-sponsored young people who led the congregation in worship and thanksgiving.

Adun remembering Saman Kunan

He also prayed for Saman Kunan’s family, the Thai navy seal who tragically died in the rescue mission.

Adun Thailand Boy Parents

Adun’s parents, special guests of the event, came dressed in traditional ethnic Lua garb. “God is great love and there’s nothing He can’t do,” his parents said in a previous interview after discovering their son was safe.

What next for the boys in Thailand?

Adun’s church family, Compassion sponsor and project will continue to support him in the months ahead. Adun is a non-Thai citizen and receives extra support from Compassion’s partner church and Pastor Go Shin.

“We will keep everything simple and help Adun have a life like what it used to be for him,” Pastor Go Shin explains. “We will continue to care for all the children, while also making sure Adun has the support he needs.”

Adun is so thankful to God for His faithfulness over the last few weeks:

"Thank you to everybody who prayed for me and the whole team,” Adun says. “Thank you to everybody that helped us, and the last thank you [goes] to the Lord: thank you God. God bless you all.”

 

Read the full story of Adun and his teammates’ rescue

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Article Comments

Thailand cave rescue – Compassion boy

How wonderful that the Christian boy is sponsored through Compassion! And how wonderful that God answered his prayer!
8 August 2018 |  Author : Peter Hagenbuch

Thai Compassion boy

Thank God for such a courageous young man, for his strong faith and for his witness to the rest of the world. Praise God.
3 August 2018 |  Author : Janet

Trapped in the cave in Thailand

How wonderful the news was that all the boys and their football coach had been rescued! Very interesting that this young man is being sponsored through Compassion.
2 August 2018 |  Author : C Fellows

Thai Christian compassion boy

Amazing wonderful the God of miracles has answered all our prayers Hallelujah
27 July 2018 |  Author : Sylvia

Adun

Can you confirm that Adun is the Thai boy from the cave rescue who isn’t going to spend time as a Buddhist Monk? I heard on the Today Programme on Radio 4 that all except one we’re going to spend time in a Buddhist Monastry. If this is the case I think Compassion, his Church, his parents and his Sponsor can be very proud. He is a very brave young man! An super example of the work Compassion is doing!
27 July 2018 |  Author : Janet Walton
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ARTICLE COMMENTS

Thailand cave rescue – Compassion boy

How wonderful that the Christian boy is sponsored through Compassion! And how wonderful that God answered his prayer!
8 August 2018 |  Author : Peter Hagenbuch

Thai Compassion boy

Thank God for such a courageous young man, for his strong faith and for his witness to the rest of the world. Praise God.
3 August 2018 |  Author : Janet

Trapped in the cave in Thailand

How wonderful the news was that all the boys and their football coach had been rescued! Very interesting that this young man is being sponsored through Compassion.
2 August 2018 |  Author : C Fellows

Thai Christian compassion boy

Amazing wonderful the God of miracles has answered all our prayers Hallelujah
27 July 2018 |  Author : Sylvia

Adun

Can you confirm that Adun is the Thai boy from the cave rescue who isn’t going to spend time as a Buddhist Monk? I heard on the Today Programme on Radio 4 that all except one we’re going to spend time in a Buddhist Monastry. If this is the case I think Compassion, his Church, his parents and his Sponsor can be very proud. He is a very brave young man! An super example of the work Compassion is doing!
27 July 2018 |  Author : Janet Walton
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