Nate Saint: Operation Auca
In the Torchbearers Series!
Nate Saint peered eagerly over the edge of his brother Sam’s biplane, named Challenger. His heart thumped against his ribs in anticipation of takeoff. It was Nate’s first flight, but it would be one of many that would eventually take him into the jungles of Ecuador to bring the truth of God’s Word to the elusive Auca tribe.
On January 8, 1956, Nate and other missionaries landed on a strip of sand that they had named Palm Beach. This was Nate’s final flight — for he and the other missionaries on the plane were martyred that very day, when Auca tribesmen attacked them with spears. However, the work of evangelism continued. Many heard Nate’s story and became missionaries. Others heard God’s Word and began to follow Christ, even including several of the Auca men who had, with their spears, murdered the first missionaries who came to them on that terrible day! A story of God’s remarkable work going on, when all hope seems lost.
Recommended Reading Level
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-12
About the Author
Nancy Drummond lived and ministered with her parents who were missionaries in Jamaica before beginning a career in education. She is now a wife and mother and has spent many years as a Sunday School teacher. Nancy currently serves as a teacher and leader with young adults as well as writing children’s books.