...In September 1955, Nate was joined by his teammates, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian. 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.
... 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 Huaorani 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.
...Rachel Saint, Nate's sister, continued the mission efforts to the Huaorani, which eventually came to fruition. This resulted in many of these natives becoming Christians, including those who had killed Saint...." From: Wikipedia
In 1995 Nate's son, Steve Saint, took his family to live among the Huaorani people. As far as I know he continues to minister among them. For more information see the movie End of the Spear. That we might all be inspired to be so dedicated to sharing God's word and compassion among the peoples of the world.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.King James Version (KJV)by Public Domain