Click on a picture to enlarge.
Steve with two natives representative of the men and women of the jungle that Steve is desiring to reach with the Gospel. The method of reaching will be by training tribal pastors in practical helps for their villages - elementary dental, vision, and medical care as well as small engine repair.
Taking the training graduates into a native village to now be ministers of help and hopefully, in time, of the Gospel. This village is occupied by a tribe once known for head shrinking. You would never know that now.
Steve Saint, son of martyred pioneer missionary Nate Saint, who was speared along with four other companions in the jungle of Ecuador in 1956, has been bringing the Gospel to the very tribal people who killed his father. To better accomplish this, a base camp was needed from which to train indigenous pastors in how to reach their tribal communities through practical means such as elementary dental care, medical care, small engine repair, and providing glasses. After good will has been established, the communities are much more receptive to hear about the Savior.
GCRI donors took up the challenge of providing funds for a good start on securing land and buildings for this endeavor.
Photos provided by ITEC and GCRI.