by Fred Sanders of Scriptorium Daily
"Today in 1956, five missionaries to the Auca indians in Ecuador were killed. Their deaths brought a sudden end to the project they called “Operation Auca,” but the tragedy became a defining moment in the history of evangelical missions. Hundreds of young people were inspired to take up missionary work, thousands were moved to deeper commitment to Christ, and millions of dollars in resources were mobilized. And the work with the Aucas went on, too."
To read this entire article go to Scriptorium Daily.
You can also watch the dvd, "The End of the Spear", which tells the story of what happened down in Ecuador.