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The story of five missionary men—Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian—speared to death by the feared “Auca” Indians of Ecuador in 1956, has been told and retold through book, film, theater, and other avenues. Yet much of the world still has never heard the amazing story of redemption for this one group of people deep within the heart of the Amazon.

Originally intended as a dramatic presentation, “Beyond the Gates” is now envisioned as a documentary. With a new change in the production team, lists the Executive Producer as Mart Green (Bearing Fruit Communications), Producer Kevin McAfee, Writer/Producer/Director Bill Ewing, Co-Director Jim Hanon (Bearing Fruit Entertainment/Compass Arts), with other involvement by Dave and Miles Hanon. Steven Curtis Chapman has also teamed up to help promote the project during his musical tours.

Mart Green mentions that “On August 2nd we will be taking the finished documentary to Ecuador and showing it to the Waodani [formerly known as the ‘Aucas’]. This will be the first public showing of the documentary and we are excited that the Wao will be the first ones to see it. We will then bring it back and show it to the widows and their children in mid-August.” Prayer requests, newsletter signup, and more information can be found at

Kids, be sure to visit our Web site where you can learn about the Rainforest and find out about how the Indians live, and why people from other lands would travel so many miles to bring God’s special Word to them!