End of the Spear
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End of the Spear

This inspirational film tells how the sacrifice of the Ecuador martyrs and courage of their families helped lead the ruthless Waodani tribe toward redemption.


Secluded in Ecuador's Amazon basin, the Waodani tribe had earned global notoriety for their self-destructive, murderous cycle of violence. Still, a small band of American missionaries wanted to reach the tribe. Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian did contact the Waodani. But only the missionaries' death and the extraordinary forgiveness of their families would allow the Waodani to finally hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This study will help you discuss the themes developing in this astonishing story. What is the message the missionaries risked so much to share? Why would the Ecuador martyrs willingly give their lives? And why did the martyrs' families forgive the Waodani for spearing the five defenseless men?

Discussion Guide

• Movie Summary

• Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*

(Romans 10:14–15, Isaiah 53:5–7, Romans 5:8)

(Matthew 8:19–22, 2 Corinthians 11:23–33, John 10:14–18)

(Romans 12:17–21, Matthew 5:32–48)

• As the Credits Roll

Based On

End of the Spear (Every Tribe Entertainment, 2006), rated PG-13.

Photo © Copyright Every Tribe Entertainment

Total number of pages

  • Word Document
  • SMG-MS0066-D