On this day in 1956, five young missionaries, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian, established a camp at “Palm Beach”, a sandbar along the Curaray River, which runs through the rainforest of Ecuador.  Their goal, their task, was to reach the Auca Indians with the Gospel.  For several months, these young men have been flying…

On this day in 1886, Nathan Brown, an American Baptist missionary to India and Japan, died in the city of Yokohama. He was a Bible translator, abolitionist, and publisher.  When he was a young man, he attended Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he became associated with the Haystack Movement. In early 1833 Nathan and his wife traveled to Burma with the…