Author-Missionary Steve Saint to Speak at LeTourneau University
Wed, Jan 28 2009
LeTourneau University will host well-known
author Steve Saint from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and
Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
Steve was born and raised in Ecuador where his
parents were missionaries. His father, Nate
Saint, was the “Jungle Pilot” who was one of five young men killed
in 1956 by the Waodani Indians.
Steve Saint first wrote
The Great Omission: Fulfilling Christ's Commission Completely which shows how current
missions’ strategies have unwittingly harmed the indigenous church and kept millions of believers
from fulfilling their roles in God's Kingdom and millions of others from hearing the Good
His second book was
End of the Spear which focuses on the Huaorani tribe of Eastern Ecuador. The tribe
was became known as turning from violent savages to “God Followers.”
End of the Spear was made into a movie in 2006 and won the grand prize for dramatic
feature at the Heartland Film Festival.
Saint’s most recent book was
Walking His Trail: Signs of God Along the Way which is a series of adventurous, inspiring
stories of how God makes himself known through both the dramatic and the seemingly mundane events
Saint spoke in LETU chapel about for the need
of North American Christians to change their attitudes about changing the world’s cultures.
He said missionaries should take Jesus into the world, but not necessarily the American way of