How does a man come to love the very people who killed his father? How does he trust that God can and will bring good out of evil?
Steve Saint was not quite five years old when his father,
Nate Saint, and four other men were speared to death in 1956 by members
of the Aucas, now known as the Waodani. The five missionaries and their
families had gone to live in the jungles of Ecuador in hopes of
bringing the gospel to the primitive and savage people living there.
After the men were killed, Steve's Aunt Rachel and Elisabeth Elliot,
wife of one of the martyrs, bravely decided to carry on their work, as
they felt the need to continue the mission their loved ones had died
for: to bring the light of the Gospel to the Waodani. The two women
lived among the tribe, teaching them how to read and translating the
Scriptures for them. As a result, some of the Waodani committed their
lives to serving God.
Steve grew up among the Waodani, dividing
his time between school in the U.S. and the jungle village. Upon the
death of his Aunt Rachel and at the Waodani's request, Steve brought his
wife and children. His experience there gave him the vision to
establish I-TEC (Indigenous People's Technology & Education Center -
www.itecusa.org) which helps bring modern technology to hidden groups
around the world and assists them in being self-supportive and
This inspiring and entertaining testimony, combined
with photographs and rare film footage, is both moving and challenging.
It is a captivating true story of forgiveness, Christian love and
missionary devotion to God's call.
Steve Saint: The Jungle Missionary- DVD