A Bailey, Colorado family is safe after an ordeal that tested their strength and confirmed their faith. Jay Vonesh, his wife and two daughters were on a rafting trip on the Escalante River in Utah when rough weather moved through. The river became a dangerous force. “Our boats got stuck on boulders, we got swept under the boulders, it was terrifying,” said Vonesh. The family had no choice but to ditch their rafts and hike for help with their dog by their side. The family was

stuck in the wilderness for two nights, “We had enough food for a day or two, but I had medication that was running out, we just kind of didn’t know what we were going to do,” said his wife, Julie Vonesh. Despite the uncertainty, one thing was constant: their faith. Jay is a youth pastor. “We sat on a sandbar and basically said ‘God, can you give us a hand here? We’re out of options.'” MORE