Kasana Community Outreach Film Night
As we entered the Kasana community, we were greeted by kids who were eagerly anticipating the outreach film night. While mothers set up their usual night market selling scones and biscuits, fathers joined later in the evening.
The night commenced with a speech by the community leader, followed by a prayer from the community church pastor. This set the tone for the screening of “The End of The Spear,” a film based on the true story of MAF Missionary pilots Nate Saint and four other missionaries who aimed to reach the unreached tribe of Waorani (Aucas) in Ecuador to share the gospel. Nate Saint’s son, Steve Saint recalls and narrates the Sacrifice of his dad and the four Missionaries who died trying to share the Gospel with the unreached tribe of Waorani.
It was on January 8th, 1956, that Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were killed by the Waorani (Aucas) tribe. However, their deaths were not in vain as their sacrifice resulted in countless lives coming to know Christ, including the very tribe responsible for their deaths.
After watching the, “End of the Spear” film at Kasana, many were moved by the missionaries’ selflessness and the forgiveness shown by their widowed wives, who chose to stay in Ecuador and continue reaching out to the Waorani people with the Gospel. Their work has had a lasting impact on many lives in Ecuador even to this day.
We are privileged to share part of MAF’s history and testimony to witness the transformative power of the Gospel. It is not an easy task to share the gospel in some parts of the world, but it is worth everything for the sake of Christ and the salvation of many.
As Philippians 3:7-9 says, “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”