Great God, Teenager Lost For 49 Days At Sea Survived By Reading His Bible
God is good and his mercy never fails as Aldi Adilang, a 19-year-old Indonesian teenager, contemplated committing suicide after seven weeks of being lost at sea, but decided to fight for his life by turning to the Bible and praying.
Adilang occupation was lamp keeper on a rampong, a floating fish trap, on July 19, when its moorings snapped. He drifted miles across the Pacific Ocean towards Guam, helpless with no paddle and no engine to control the fish trap’s direction.
While he was in the sea His food supply ran out after a few days and he had no other choice but to burn wood from the fish trap’s hut to cook fish he caught from the ocean.
He also ran out of water, he sipped seawater filtered through his clothes.
After many ships passed by without noticing him, he felt hopeless and He planned to commit suicide by jumping into the ocean, but remembered the advice of his parents – to turn to God in times of suffering.
He read the Bible that was with him on the fish trap and prayed to God.
On August 31, MV Arpeggio, a cargo ship bound for Japan, passed by the fish trap and noticed Adilang. The rescue mission was not that easy as the boat was so large that getting near the fish trap could overturn it. His nightmare finally ended when Adilang decided to jump into the ocean, and the cargo crew pulled him with a rope onto the ship.
In this undated photo released by Indonesian Consulate General in Osaka, 18-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang sits on the deck of a Panamanian-flagged vessel, MV Arpeggio
My advice to you is never go out without your pocket Bible cause you might need it in times of trouble