Missionary Elisabeth Elliot: "Under the Shadow of the Almighty"
This synopsis was on the Youtube page under the video. The video isn't a video, it is audio only.
Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926) is a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca (now known as Huaorani) of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand. Elliot toured the country, sharing her knowledge and experience, well into her seventies.
After several months of contact by air in a promising start, in 1956 the five missionaries landed on the beach of a narrow clearing in the jungle to make personal contact on the ground. They were speared to death and the plane was trashed. The killing was actually over a misunderstanding, as was shown in the movie End of the Spear and in subsequent interviews with the Indians.
The deaths of the five missionaries resulted eventually in a great kingdom work. It sparked a renewed interest missionary work and a flood of new missionaries became trained and sent out into not just the Amazon jungle but all over the world. The result for the Auca tribe was that eventually they did become Christian, many of them.
But what of the immediate consequences for the five wives, now widows, and their children, now fatherless? How did they cope, emotionally and spiritually? Here Mrs Elliot relates Psalm 91 and her intimate understanding of the words contained in it. Please take a listen.
I HIGHLY recommend it. I am sure you will be glad you listened.
"Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!" (1 Chronicles 16:8)
Movie accounts of the Auca incident:
End of the Spear: synopsis from Internet Movie Database, reviews, comments, etc.
End of the Spear: the full movie on Youtube
Here is a documentary on the group of men who were killed, called Beyond the Gates of Splendor, which includes interviews with the mens' sisters and wives who are still alive, and the Indians still living in Ecuador
Life Magazine's 10-page article & photos about the incident named 'Operation Auca', published in 1956,