In 1956, Nate Saint and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador by the Waodani (Auca) Indians they had come to serve. This is the story of Nate's faithful service and enduring legacy for Christ and His kingdom. This new edition tells the original story and then brings it up to date through the epilogue and time line written by Nate's son, Stephen, who recently returned to the jungles of Ecuador to see and record the remarkable progress in the work pioneered by Nate and his missionary friends.
In 1956, pilot Nate Saint and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador by the Waodani(Auca) Indians they had come to serve. Now Nate's gripping story of faithful service for Christ is brought up to date through the epilogue written by his son, Steve.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Russell T. Hitt began his long, distinguished career in journalism as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. He later embarked on a journey that took him to China and Paris, where he worked for an international publication. While in his 30s, after rededicating his life to Christ, Hitt earned a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. One of his major contributions to Christian journalism was as editor of Eternity magazine. Hitt died in 1992 at the age of 87.
"Here is proof that the life that was lived on Galilee's dusty roads may be lived in the jungles of Ecuador--even in a twentieth century airplane. Nate knew that there is only one thing worth expending one's life for--the will of God. How did he set about to do this? Through Nate's own clear-eyed writing, skillfully incorporated in Jungle Pilot, we have a satisfying answer."
"More than a book about a man and a plane, Jungle Pilot is a well-balanced diet of humor, challenge, danger, spiritual power, and tragedy turned to triumph."
"Russell Hitt has written an honest and believable account of the brief but adventure-packed life of the human and lovable jungle pilot, Nate Saint. On every page of Jungle Pilot, stroked boldly, is irrefutable proof that Jesus Christ is still daring to leave His Kingdom in the hands of plain people like ourselves! Nate Saint's life is memorable because he was a typical American fellow who dared to leave his life in the hands of Jesus Christ."
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