Our take: Theology student Logan Eliasen slipped and became trapped in a cave at the Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa. Eliasen was trapped for more than 20 hours, and rescuers had to chip and chisel away at the rock. In the end, he had to push himself up in order to be freed. Depleted of all strength after the ordeal, he credits God with pushing him out when he was too weak to do so himself.
A 20-year-old theology student trapped in a cave says rescuers did a remarkable job, but he says, God pushed me out.
Logan Eliasen became wedged between rocks while exploring a cave in Maquoketa Caves State Park over the weekend.
I slipped further and further down in a rut, in the cave and pretty soon my legs were stuck, my hips were stuck, my chest was stuck. I couldnt move, said Eliasen in an interview Monday at his parents home in Port Byron, Illinois.
I was so exhausted, hungry, tired. It was so cold. So cold, he said of his 20-hour ordeal. I just didnt have any strength left.
Read more at WQAD.com.
- Mourning family of Mormon missionary finds...
- New Mormon Message video highlights how much...
- No more excuses: Mormon dad designs home...
- Defending the Faith: Columbus among the Nephites
- Church leaders can learn from NFL domestic...
- New DVD tells story of David Archuleta's...
- 10 ideas of what God looks like
- The faith of a father, written in an old journal
- Defending the Faith: Columbus among the... 65
- Ask Angela: Fiancee struggles with... 49
- No more excuses: Mormon dad designs... 19
- New Mormon Message video highlights how... 17
- New DVD tells story of David... 13
- New Harmony: Viewing the penmanship of... 9
- Mourning family of Mormon missionary... 8
- Church leaders can learn from NFL... 6