Daar word op die oomblik in die kerk meer gepraat oor self-ontplooiing as oor self-opoffering.-Anon.......As ‘n kerk haar woorde begin devalueer, dan word die kerk ‘n ramp vir die volk. - K Schilder

9/18/2010

“We're going to name her Hope!”

A baby girl has just been born to the wife of Ticona, one of the 33 men who have been trapped underground for more than40 days after a mine in northern Chile collapsed. A rare piece of good news among all the bad, when Esperanza Ticona was born, weighing nearly 7lbs and measuring almost 19ins long.

'Tell her to change the name of our daughter... and give her a long-distance kiss!' Ticona said as the other miners shouted: 'We're going to name her Hope!'

Segovia, Ticona’s wife, told Chile's Canal 13 network that she had exactly the same thought about her name.

'She was going to be named Carolina Elizabeth, but now her name will be Esperanza Elizabeth".

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1311881/Hope-trapped-Chilean-miners-mans-wife-gives-birth-baby-Esperanza.html#ixzz0ztJaCr5t

3 comments:

Henrietta said...

Goeie nuus in gister se Rapport:

http://www.rapport.co.za/Wereld/Nuus/Chileense-myners-dalk-vroeg-tuis-20100918

Henrietta said...

Excitement! The mansized capsule which will be used to rescue the trapped miners, has arrived! Rescue may begin, they say, early in October- we pray that this may be true...

Henrietta said...

Read here about “A day in the life of these miners” : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39296239/ns/world_news-americas/

And also about their prayer-life.
One of the miners, Mario Gomez, was chosen as the spiritual leader of the group. He was also the miner whose letter to his wife was the first written contact from the miners once they were found.
At 63 the oldest of the miners, Gomez is said to have been the first to urge his peers to pray for their rescue.
The miners typically "gather for prayer and reflection" after lunch, says rescue coordinator Jorge Diaz, "and that's not something we suggested, it was their decision."

It seems as if their plight might be over in a few weeks'time... let's pray for that!