My children & I were blessed to get to meet the missionary pilot & his wife who took over in Equador after Nate Saint & Jim Elliot & the other missionary men were killed. I was so inspired by these missionaries who were willing to give up their lives to show God's love to people who had never known that kind of love. I was even more inspired by the missionaries families willingness to not only forgive the Indians, but also to befriend them &a have a relationship with them. Such a powerful example of forgiveness!
is a picture of the five missionaries that went into the jungles of
South America to show the love of God to the Auca Indians who knew
nothing but killing and being killed.
If you have not heard the story, I encourage you to check out these resources:
For younger children I recommend watching this movie to begin with until they are old enough to handle the others:
is an animated movie of the missionary story that begins when the five
boys were in school. My kids watched this and said it was not scary at
all :) It also has a cd-rom that includes a pdf printable activity book
with comprehension questions.
Our whole family enjoyed this one! This story of love, sacrifice & forgiveness
will live in our hearts &a not be forgotten.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose."--Jim Elliot