GOD Planted Seeds Author:Jean Dye Johnson About 10 years before the dramatic killing of Jim Elliot and his friends by Auca Indians, five young missionaries and the wives of three of them traveled to the edge of the Bolivian jungle. They hoped to bring the message of the Gospel to the Ayores, a native tribe never before contacted by white people. — In Santa Cruz, the missionaries went on... more » alone, leaving the womenfolk in the care of a trusted helper, Joe Moreno. The five men were never seen again.
"GOD Planted Five Seeds" is the intensely dramatic story of the mission and disappearance of these young men, told by the wife of one of them. The author describes with moving realism the terrible suspense endured by the three young women as they awaited news of their husbands. Day after day they prayed, refusing to give up hope. A time came, however, when they had no choice-some forlorn shreds of the men's clothing were found scattered in various parts of the fetid jungle.
Instead of surrendering to hopelessness and self-pity, the three left behind decided to continue the work of their husbands-not just as missionary wives, bus as missionaries themselves. The only weapons they carried were their prayers, but so absolute was their trust in GOD that they knew no fear. Incredibly, a day came when the savage Ayores actually moved in to live alongside them in their little settlement. They set up their own mission and began fanning out to spread the Gospel among their people.
The final sentences in "GOD Planted Five Seeds" express, with quiet and humble conviction, the wonder and the glory of the stupendous victory achieved: "GOD had planted five seeds. With a full heart, I had seen for myself the harvest."« less