Fortunately he did signed in our guest book. Kani, a relative of a man killed in retribution for Yae's murder, realizes that he must plan his revenge before the Tuans arrive among the Sawi. He was highly successful in his field, but he considered this accomplishment a mere outcome to his one and only focus: to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm so thankful that and his wife, Carol, followed God's calling as missionaries. When Don told them they needed to make peace or they would leave, a man brought his baby son to another tribe.
It is the true tale of missionaries who go to live among the remote Sawi tribes of Netherlands New Guinea, learn their language from scratch, and seek to communicate the love, forgiveness, and reco If I were to play a drinking game with Peace Child and take but a single sip of wine every time I came across an exclamation point, I would be passed out by page 100. Richardson writes well, including action and even cliff-hangers at the ends of several chapters. I think he tends to overdo the storytelling a bit, but the main point does come through very clearly: A missionary can never present the Gospel effectively if he doesn't take the time to understand the culture of the people. He calls Jesus Christ as the perfect peace child. They gradually learned the language, and learned more about the culture, and sought to teach them the gospel. Once Don Richardson was able to reveal Christ to them through their traditional idea of the Peace Child, salvation began among the people. I encourage any adult Christian to read this book.
His wife ran after him, screaming and begging him to give the baby back to her. The missionary in this book lived with the tribe, learned their worldview and discovered the key to explaining the gospel in a culturally relevant way. Ordinary murder is nothing to them. This is an amazing story. But there was no one.
Reader seemed well-suited to the book. But Don became frustrated by his inability to find a point of contact. I read this book a long time ago, perhaps not long after it came out. The story of the Sawi people reminds us to meet people where they are, in their cultures and belief systems, and bring them to an understanding of the gospel and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. A father who has a healthy baby son will take his own son and in a public gathering with the enemy, will entrust his son to an enemy father to raise the child as his own. Not only did the Gospel come in and save their souls from eternal destruction, but it came in and revolutionized the culture, their ethics, value systems, and it reversed the curse of Satanaic darkness that had held this people in spiritual bondage for so long.
The book of Romans tells us that all mankind has the witness of Creation and the witness of conscience. Steve is now the president of the mission agency , and he serves as the narrator for Never the Same, which you can view below. I saw now that the Sari were not only cruel, but honored cruelty. The Sawi marvel over steel axes and razorblades. This book is a great illustration of contextualizing the Gospel to a unique people group so they can see the light of Christ.
How in the world could they possible communicate the Gospel now? It was so joyful to me to see these precious people come to know Christ as their Savior and live according to God's Word. Richardson's books give me at least a little insight into what my friends the Crocketts must have been up against when they first arrived among the Moi tribe. My heart longs to go back and see how things have changed and how the tribes have grown through the kingdom work there over the years. Don was soon able to become proficient in the dialect after a schedule of 8—10 hour daily learning sessions. Sometimes they would even befriend a member of another village for the sole purpose of later betraying him to the death and having a cannibalistic feast. However, I would highly recommend this read as a cultural, intellectual, and spiritual challenge. He told them about Jesus, the Peace Child.
Thank God, and thank you very much for sharing. The Sawi men and women wear only grass skirts, and many of the children go naked. For centuries, the Sawi have lived as cannibal-headhunters, each Sawi village warring with the others. Making the trip with him were his sons: Steve, who was seven months old when his family moved to be with the Sawi, and Paul and Shannon, who were born in Papua. So the first task that Don Richardson had to undertake was to study the language of the Sawi people to a level of proficiency enough to allow him to tell them the gospel.
Their culture could not be more different from that of Don and Carol Richardson, and yet this missionary couple attempted to share Christ with them. He and his wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. In all, this is a wonderful story, even though there are some parts that are—okay, just downright awful. The Sawi had considered it an honor to have the missionaries living among them, and took this ultimatum very seriously. Moving back to the United States, he traveled extensively and regularly spoke at churches and conferences around the globe.