Thursday, September 24, 2009

"End of the Spear" by Steve Saint

As you know last week I read a book "Through Gates of Splendor" by Elisabeth Elliot. A must read for all. I wanted to know more of the story so I have just finished "End of the Spear" by Steve Saint.

The first book was wrote by the widow of Jim Elliot who was killed in Ecuador while trying to reach the Auca (now know as the Waodani's) This book that I just finished was wrote by the son of one of the men that was killed with Jim Elliot. Nate Saint was the pilot for the group of 5 missionaries and their families. These 5 men were dropping gifts by plane to the Waodani's in attempt to make friendly contact with them so they could take the gospel to them. They had made several drops but were attempting to actually make physical contact with this tribe. All five men were killed.

Elisabeth Elliot one of the widows, and Rachel Saint the sister to Nate Saint went to live with the Waodani's and won many of them to the Lord. Steve Saint also grew up with them in the jungle of Ecuador and has worked with them for many years. This book is his story and some of the work he has done, and you get to see and feel like you know some of the members of the tribe. I highly recommend this book also. If you want to know more about this story google it and you will find some basic information.

I wonder how many of us would not become bitter, angry or just plan mad at God and think it was not fair. But, you can see through this story that they knew more about God than most of us do, and knew that Gods ways are not our ways. And His ways are always best.

In, With,Through Christ