On Sunday, our church met in the Nate Saint house for it's service. Many MAF folks came as well and enjoyed worshiping with us. We loved having such a mixed group together to worship the Lord. There were Ecuadorians, including Waorani and Atshuar, as well as Colombians, Americans, New Zealanders, Germans, Australians, and probably a couple others that I missed. I would say that's a pretty good mix of people when there were only about 50-60 people in the service.
Monday was a holiday, but the on-call pilot was busy with emergencies so I took the group from headquarters into the jungle to visit a community and interview one of the surviving members of the killing party from 54 years ago. It was a treat for them to be with people that live so differently than they do, but love and serve the same Lord. That night we had a pot-luck dinner for for the MAF folks. It was a nice time to enjoy each other's company and we also had time to pick the brains of the headquarters staff.
Today we relaxed a little and worked on projects around the house. It was nice to have a day to catch up on things and get ready for the week.
Here are some pictures from Saturday.
|The original kitchen which is part of the "museum" area. This is where the wives of the 5 missionaries found out about the deaths of their husbands.|
|More of the kitchen. We used old windows from the house to frame photos of families that have served here with MAF.|
|The old radio room.|
|Mincaye's great-grandson. Mincaye was part of the "killing party".|
|Daniel Soria (current MAF pilot) looking at the history.|
|The crowd with the old hangar in the background.|
|Josiah the budding photographer|
|Mincaye Jr. - the grandson of Mincaye|
|Church in the new meeting room.|