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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Images from Shell Mera, Ecuador

Given the intense week of readings and postings about IMB, The End of the Spear, and the paedobaptism deal, I thought that I would post some pictures I took while in Ecuador related to Nate Saint. I short description is provided below the pick, and to see larger image, simply click on the image. For those interested in seeing more pictures of Ecuador, I have been and will continue to post pictures of Ecuador at SLC (my Flickr page). At this moment, I have 77 images uploaded, but eventually I should have several hundred online.

This is the home of Nate Saint, one of the five martyred missionaries, who gave his life for the Hourani people of Ecuador.

Across the street from Saint's home is the airstrip which he used to land his plane. Across this wall is the airstrip, which is still used today by Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) although under government control.

This is the hospital located in Shell Mera and was founded by Nate Saint. It is now run by HCJB and serves as the hospital for the indigenous peoples in east Ecuador. You can actually go there to work as a guest worker and volunteer. It is truly a fascinating place, especially given its history. To read more about the Amazon Region of Ecuador, click here.

This is the helipad located across from the hospital.

The sign of the street the hospital is located.

I have other images I intended to upload on this post, but for some reason they are not showing up! Oh well, hope you enjoyed these, and for the rest, either see my Ecuador 2006 album or the Ecuador SBTS Group Photos.


Blogger beauttty said...

nate saint did not give his life for them. he invaded their property and was righfully killed- to the hourani he appeared like an alien trying to attack. thus they killed him, and short after his sister Rachel took over the job he started, and fully brainwashed the Hourani

3/26/2008 08:20:00 AM

Blogger Trudy said...

Can't help but respond to 'beauttty'
to quote one of the reports about the killing of the missionaries: "As they lived their last minutes during the attack, they did not injure one Auca." They had guns but chose not to use them. Their purpose was never to harm them but deliver them from a violent, fearful way of lifeand introduce trust, forgiveness and joy. If that's considered brainwashing, I say "bring it on!" After Rachel Saint and Elizabeth Elliott spent time with the tribe and they learned God's way for them I've read they had grandparents in their midst for the first time. None ever got to live long enough till then. How sad and how wonderful!

8/09/2008 01:22:00 PM


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