A Saint's Life

Steve Saint's Story: Baptized by the Man Who Murdered His Father

At age 5, his father was killed trying to make peaceful contact with Ecuador’s Waodani tribe. 

At age 10, he began spending summers with the Waodanis, who'd become friendly. 

At age 14, two of his father’s murderers (converted Christians) baptized him. 

This was Steve Saint’s early life. 

I first saw Saint when he and Mincaye, one of his father’s murderers, spoke at the seminary I attended. Powerful!

In 2012, Steve sustained a serious spinal cord injury while testing missionary equipment. 

Steve Saint's Story: Baptized by the Man Who Murdered His FatherIn a video made shortly after his accident, Steve said he had no need to ask God "Why?" because he trusts God's purposes for his life.

And he challenged others to give God everything… “no holds barred… nothing held back.” 

Scripture lists a number of saints like Steve and says “God is not ashamed to be called their God.” 

In fact, “the world was not worthy of them” (Hebrews 11:16 & 38). 

Let’s pray for this brother in Christ and let his message sink deeply into our souls. 

To see some great videos about Steve click links below:
Give God Your All
Steve's Continuing Story 2012
2015 Video of Steve Flying

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  1. Thanks for the update, Gail. I had read about his accident and I'm praying for him.

  2. Thank you for such a good post. I needed this for the reminder to give God a certain area of my life. I will pray for Steve Saint.

  3. Praying for Steve and honored to have been taught by and later work with the other young Steve who lost his father to that tribe. Such a small world... I am blessed daily by your Love Notes! Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Shannon. What a blessing it must be to have learned from another son of one of these martyrs. I just took a look at your blog and it looks wonderful!

  4. wow, amazing man. what an inspiration!


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