50 years ago today

T hanks to my friend Graham Bulmer, HCJB missionary, for reminding his readers that 50 years ago today 5 missionaries paid with their lives trying to reach the Waodani tribe in Ecuador
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette has this story
bq.. ++**Ecuadoran tribe transformed after killing of 5 missionaries**++
Fifty years ago today, tribesmen in Ecuador speared five American missionaries.
The deaths of Peter Fleming, 27; Jim Elliot, 28; Ed McCully, 28; Roger Youderian, 31, and Nate Saint, 32, made headlines for weeks, and produced a bestseller. Fewer people know that their widows later led the killers to a Christian faith that ended generations of tribal revenge killings. That story is told in the movie “The End of the Spear,” which opens Jan. 20.
p.. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie. You can check out previews at http://www.endofthespear.com/.

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