Mincaye Enquedi: 1930-2020

ET Obituary: ‘What Mincaye and his tribesmen meant for evil, God used for good’.

Time to read: < 1 min

June’s Evangelical Times contains a fascinating obituary, particularly if you are interested in the Jim Elliot story.

Mincaye Enquedi, who died on 28th April 2020, was one of the Huaorani tribesmen who murdered five American missionaries – Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian – in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956. A few years later Mincaye was converted through the missionary work of Elisabeth Elliot (Jim’s widow) and Rachel Saint (Nate’s sister).

I recommend reading the full article which is available on the ET website. It’s wonderful to see the power of God’s free grace overruling evil for good.


If you want to read more about Jim Elliot and the history of this remarkable story, Elisabeth Elliot wrote two books; Through Gates of Splendor and The Shadow of the Almighty which are worth getting hold of. The first is a narrative of the events in Ecuador, whereas the second is more of a spiritual biography of Jim Elliot.

[A00136 – 29/05/2020]

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