Nate Saint By: Leighton Cottrell

Nate Saint was born in Pennsylvania on August 30, 1923

He parents were Lawrence and Katherine Saint and he had 8 siblings (seven boys and one girl). Lawrence was a designer of stained glass and Katherine was a graduate of Wellesley. They met at a gospel mission where they both volunteered at.

Nate grew up in a home that was very unstructured, except for the day of Sabbath. Meals were eaten on shifts and the children were free to do whatever they wanted. Katherine ran the household with very little input from Lawrence.

Nate was "born" a writer and he was also very talented at playing the organ. But, as a child he would draw airplanes and automobiles because he wanted to be a pilot.

Nate was originally was looking to go to Westmont. But, he had a mission to be a pilot in Peru with a Christian Airmans Missionary Fellowship or better known as CAMF. An emergency came from CAMF that a plane was crashed in Mexico on its way to Peru and Nate was the only pilot left.

Nate happily married Marj on Valentines Day of 1948 and together they had 2 children (one girl and one boy). His occupation at the time, was being a pilot for an airline company. From his piloting experience, he got drafted into the Airforce.

Nate sadly passed away on January 8th, 1956 in the jungles of Ecuador. He was executed by trying to preach the gospel of Christ to the Woadonian people.

Nate wanted to serve in missions because he had a passion for flying planes and he wanted to fly to Ecuador and preach to the Waodonian people about Christ.

Nate left behind two wonderful children and a caring wife. Most importantly he left the Waodonian people to fend for themselves.

Nate did not have a favorite Bible verse but, he flew his planes in God's name and was dependent upon him for safety. Nate also read his Bible for new inventions and he prayed everyday.

One of Nate's most heart-warming quotes was, "If God would grant us the vision, the word sacrifice would disappear from our lips and thoughts; we would hate the things that seem now so dear to us; our lives would suddenly be too short, we would despise time-robbing distractions and charge the enemy with all our energies in the name of Christ. May God help us ourselves by the eternities that separate the Aucas from a Comprehension of Christmas and Him, who, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor so that we might, through his poverty, be made rich."

Another interesting fact is that Nate Saint had his very first flying lesson when he was 18 and see how far he came!

Citations: "Nate Saint." ­. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017. //// "Nate Saint Fit to Fly ... for God." N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017.

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