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Episode 58: Peace Child

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Headhunting cannibals who used their victims’ skulls as pillows, the Sawi people of New Guinea seemed to still be living in the Stone Age. Among the Sawi, treachery was more than a way of life; it was an ideal which unnumbered generations of their people had conceived, systematized and perfected. For them, to “fatten with friendship” a victim before the slaughter was the highest, most glorious form of treachery. The heroes of Sawi legend weren’t those who took the greatest number of heads in battle or ambush, but those who were the most deceitful in befriending their victims before they took their heads. It was to these people that Don and Carol Richardson went in 1962, risking their lives to share the gospel and tell of the true Peace Child, a figure the Sawis knew vaguely from their own mythology. In this episode, Tyrell and Stuart Chase, an elder at Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, Johannesburg, talk through the story and legacy of the Richardsons and their mission to the Sawi people of Indonesia.

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Episode 48: Through Gates of Splendor

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Episode 48: Through Gates of Splendor

On 8 January, 1956, five Christian missionaries were martyred by members of the Huaorani people as they sought to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Ecuadorian rain forest. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of Jim, one of the martyred missionaries, tells the story in her book Through Gates of Splendor.

In this episode of Table Talk, Tyrell is joined by Josh Mack, pastor-teacher of Living Hope Church in Pretoria, to talk about the story of the martyred missionary and their legacy.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
African Bible Training Centre
Muphamuzi Baby Home

Learn more about plans for a second baby home in Pretoria here.

Find Table Talk with Tyrell on the web.

Follow the program on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Listen live every Friday at 9:00 AM (SAST) on Radio Pulpit 675AM and Cape Pulpit 729AM.

Follow Tyrell on Twitter or read some of his musings on his blog.

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