I’m sorry I haven’t posted in the last few days. I’ve been dealing with having the flu and its still in the process of kicking my butt. But I have to post a few things. I keep reminding myself in times like this I have to get the luggage. What I mean by that is a amazing story I seen unfold as a child. My Mother worked for a Phil Saints Ministry as a state side secretary. I remember meeting Phil and was amazed by his life.
He was a evangelist who was a pioneer in evangelizing through art. He would create amazing paintings and was color blind. He was so color blind that his wife would have to lay out his clothes so that they would match. He wrote and illustrated a number of books. Two Mighty Men came out in 1942,and Drawing Men to Christ in 1943. Several children’s stories came out in 1954 and 1959. His autobiography came out in 1972 called Amazing Saints, with various editions coming out in 1985 and 1986 now called Saints Alive! And a revised edition was done in 1994 after his death. All have his line drawings and cartoons. He published several books of cartoons, such as Biblical Cartoons from Daily Life (1981), Seventy Biblical Cartoons (1985), and Drawings about the Here and Hereafter (1989). He was always interested in anthropology, and published Fossils That Speak Out in 1985, 1989, and 1993. His brother was Nate the famous missionary who, In September 1955. Nate was joined by his teammates, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian. Nate Saint finally found a Huaorani (also known as Aucas) settlement while searching by air. To reach the tribe, Saint and the team lowered gifts to the Huaorani in a bucket tied to the plane. The Huaorani were widely feared by other Ecuadoreans, because they combined a desire to be left alone with a willingness to use force. They attacked and killed any intruders without provocation. Nevertheless, the tribe was excited on receiving the gifts and gave some gifts back. Finally, the missionaries decided to try to meet the Huaorani on the ground; and, on January 3, 1956, using the beach as a landing strip, they set up camp four miles from the Auca settlement. Their initial contact was encouraging; however, on Sunday, January 8, 1956, the entire team was killed on the beach (known as “Palm Beach“) when armed Huaorani met and speared them. Phil Saint years later actually got to meet the man who killed his brother.
Phil Saint’s last painting was of the five missionaries who died on Palm Beach with the heavenly choir singing. Phil Saint as the result of a tractor accident at Lake Valley Bible Conference Center in Cordobo, Argentina, with chalk under his fingernails and oil paint on his hands. He was moving luggage for the people coming in to the Bible Conference Center. The tractor flipped and Phil hit his head on a rock. As he was laying there dying he kept saying “I have to get the peoples luggage to them”. That’s how Phil lived his life Always put Gods work first and his needs second. So I maybe sick but I have to do the work God has called me to do!
I encourage you to check out his work.
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