|Alas de Socorro plane (like the one we flew in)|
Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, and Jim Elliot on the beach.
The same beach where they were speared by warriors.
You may remember the story of the 5 missionaries, Ed McCully, Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian and Nate Saint, who were killed in the Amazon Rainforest in January 1956. These missionaries had actually made contact with people from the tribe that lived in the area that is now called Tiwaeno. A short time later Rachel Saint (sister of Nate Saint), Elizabeth Elliot (widow of Jim Elliot), and her children lived in Tiwaeno and led many in the community to Christ.
|Dyuwi with two of the other people who joined us on the trip.|
We had the privilege of meeting Dyuwi. Dyuwi was one of the men involved in the spearing of the 5 missionaries. He became a Christian when he understood the truth of the gospel when the women moved to his village. Dyuwi joined us halfway through our time in the community so that he could greet and pray for Chad. Whenever possible, he likes to meet the Alas de Socorro planes when they fly into Tiweno so that he can pray for the pilot.
|Church leader who spoke and sang with us.|
|One of the ladies showing us how they make the jewelry.|
Side note: On the way down the hill back to our plane, I was nervous the whole time that I would slip and tumble down the hill. I made it ALL the way back down the hill. On flat ground once again, I began to make my way to the plane. Of course, it was then (now that I was not being so careful anymore) that I slipped and landed in mud.
Side note 2:
This picture is of Andi and one of the ladies from Tiwaeno with her little baby girl. Before she had her baby, whenever she would fly out of the jungle, she would visit Chad, Andi, and their two children. Their daughter Olivia especially enjoyed playing with her. She named her daughter Olivia after Chad and Andi's daughter.