It is now 6:30 pm California time (PST), and they are about to send the first capsule down to rescue the first miners. On Fox News Channel, you can even see the capsule when it arrives.
The government is being responsible by having a 30 second delay. In case something goes awfully wrong, they will have time to not air it. Not everything is your business!
This will go on for several hours, because it takes 20 minutes or more to pull one miner up and have him checked out by the medics there.
The first capsule had a problem. They are afraid of rocks falling, so they put wheels on the outside of these capsules. Apparently something went wrong with the wheels. Don't worry. There are many engineers there to fix any problem (except falling rocks) that may occur.
Stay tuned for updates.
Update 1: Cheers break out as the rescuers arrive 1/2 a mile down to be with the men who have been trapped in this mine for 69 days now (it's after midnight there).
Update 2: The first man, Florencio Avalos Silver, is close to freedom. Wait a minute...tension...he cane!!! He's alive. Now they are going to check him out. He is supposed to be one of the stronger ones, just in case there was a problem. THANK YOU GOD! In Jesus' Name I Pray! Amen!
Update 3: Second trapped miner is now being lifted to the surface...nervous...he's alive and well! Thank You, Lord.
Update 4: Sorry, but I fell asleep from exhaustion. They are still rescuing the miners, and this will continue into the day. I, on the otherhand, have to hit the sack. I have to take my brother to Doctor's office tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday, while I continue doing the laundry, doing the shopping, taking out the garbage, sweeping the floors before vacuuming them, etc. Oh, btw, my brother used to do all of this for me cuz I am disabled. Things are coming along pretty well. Surprisingly. Well, the exerzing did help. ;)
Update 5: The time everyone has patiently waited for has arrived. The last miner is on his way up and out of the mine. The excitement, the tension, the joy, it is all here. Any moment now...and he's up! 5:56 PCT. Lois gets a bear hug from the president of Chile, as did all the other miners. Now they have to bring up the 5 or 6 medics and rescuers who stayed behind. Thank You, God, for Your blessings, mercy, and miracles of the past few months upon these Chilean (and 1 Bolivian) and their families, the people who worked hard to rescue them, and thank You for showing the entire world that prayer actually does work...if only they would believe. In Jesus' precious name I pray. AMEN!
May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.