Nate Saint was born in Pennsylvania, United States on August 30, 1923. His parents were Lawrence and Katherine Saint , his sister was Rachel Saint. Lawrence Saint was an American stained glass artist.
He developed a strong sense of purpose and conviction to serve the Lord. He served in the Army at age 19 as a pilot. He later married Marjorie Farris in 1948 and Kathy, Stephen, and Phil were later his children.
He later was martyred by the Auca Indians at Curaray River on January 8, 1956.
Nate Saint later wanted to become a missionary because he was driven to reach the lost for Christ. He was deeply devoted to living for Christ. Bible reading, prayer, and stories of missionaries were staples in the Saint household.
Nate Saint along with others tried to convert the Huaorani (called the Auca by their neighbors) into Christians in Ecuador. They dropped presents from the Yellow Woodbee which is Nate Saint's plane into the Huaorani village along with teaching them about Christ.
Many Aucas later accepted Christ and six of the killing party. Many Americans devoted their life as missionaries and many of them became pilots to take Nate Saint's place.
Matthew 28:19 - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,"
Mark 16:15 - And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation
"People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives ... and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted." — Nate Saint
Nate saint flew in various locations in Ecuador spreading the gospel. His first flight was when he was seven years old and loved flying ever since. They dropped gifts to the Aucas by a device that Nate Saint invented called the bucket drop which made it easier for them to deliver presents.
MAF), Mission Aviation Fellowship. Nate Saint: MAF Missionary Pilot and Martyr for Christ - Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.
Kiefer, James E. Nate Saint and Other Martyrs of the Ecuador Mission. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2017.