Caked with a mixture of sweat and grime and nearing exhaustion, Wasi stumbled into the neighboring Hewa village, dragging his 16-year-old daughter, Tino, behind him. They collapsed in a heap as villagers and missionaries came running.
Arrows came flying with chilling accuracy. Sabien was a man of his word. It was either “his way or the highway” – both at home and in the village. And he was always more than willing to “help” someone make the “right” choice. He fit another arrow in his bow …
Fall. Even if you don’t live where the leaves change and the air gets crisp and you have the sudden, overwhelming urge to make applesauce, you still notice it by the relative calm that settles over your neighborhood as moms wave good-bye to big yellow school buses. Not so in the Uriay tribe of Papua […]
The evening rain beat steadily against the little Banwaon hut. Inside, what should have been a happy occasion was not. Mahi had delivered her baby hours ago and yet, still no placenta. The weak, incoherent young mother burned with fever. The tribal ladies looked at each other helplessly. They had done everything they knew to […]
Freedom. The desire is so God-given, it literally screams from within our souls to be satisfied. And to taste its peace, most will gladly sacrifice the dearest thing they have to find it. Even life itself. Hours before dawn, the tortured Baniua chief stood at the river’s edge, trembling. The battle for his soul raged […]
On a clear June day, the wedding march swelled inside the little chapel on the hill. Everyone stood as the bride, her eyes leaving no secret to the contents of her heart, made her way toward the only person in the room whose eyes spoke the same volumes back to hers.
The Kuna people of Panama didn’t need television. They had something far better. They had missionaries! They could count on these culturally clueless foreigners to provide them hours of entertainment – ranging anywhere from light comedy to shocking horror. And no one in the village wanted to miss a single episode.
The missionaries visit to the Elseng village in Indonesia held some unusual and unexpected adventures.
When La'eenis, a Manjúi man from Paraguay, is seriously injured, he learns that God is in control of our lives, not fate.
High in the Indonesian mountains, the Saluans have a secret that the spirits must never find out.