Through Gates of Splendor, paperback by Elisabeth Elliot
In January 1956, a tragic but inspiring story broke in headlines across the world. Five young men had dared to make contact with a Stone Age tribe deep in the jungles of Ecuador. The goal: to establish communication with a people whose only previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers.
The men's mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determination to get the Gospel to a people without Christ.
After several preliminary overtures of friendship, the men set out on a crucial January day in 1956 for a meeting with the Waorani tribes-people, who had reacted with apparent tolerance to earlier gifts and messages. At an agreed-upon time, the five young wives sat by their radios, waiting for news….