“Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!” Those were the words I uttered out loud after watching this video; so loud that I woke Daniel from his sleep.
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the startling headlines that shook the world on January 9, 1956: “Five Missionaries Slain by Savages.” This news not only made world headlines, it made the cover of Life Magazine. The story of the murders of missionaries Jim Elliot, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Nate Saint is legendary, as is the story of Elisabeth Elliot (Jim’s wife) and Rachel Saint (Nate’s sister), who continued to raise Elisabeth’s daughter in the land of those who murdered their beloved in cold blood.
Their story was beautifully captured by famed Christian recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman (co-founder of Show Hope), during a concert he gave a while back. It is moving and inspiring, with chilling video footage of the missionaries interacting with the Aucas that I had never seen before. The video also highlights what happened to the Aucas (Waodani).
You MUST watch this to the end without distraction. It is AMAZING. And after you do, you need to pray to the Lord and tell Him whether you want to truly be a God follower. – Arthur