Thursday, May 2, 2013

"The Other End Of The Spear" at Cypress Church on Thursday May 9th

Every summer members of the Cypress Church congregation travel to the jungles of Ecuador to minister to remote residents. This coming Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the church will be hosting a special evening with a Waorani warrior who is visiting our area.

Many have heard the account of the five missionaries in Ecuador who were killed back in the late 1950's while seeking to reach out to the notorious Waorani (aka Waodani) warriors of the Amazonian Rain Forest. The life and conversion of these ruthless people has been well recorded by Life Magazine, anthropologists, documentaries, the writings of Elisabeth Elliot, Rachel Saint and others, and through the movie "End of the Spear" by Steve Saint. However the story has not been told by the warriors themselves...until now!

In the recently released book "Gentle Savage Still Seeking The End of The Spear," Menkaye, Kemo, and Dyowe (three of the killers of the missionaries) tell their story, how they came to believe in Christ and how they are still seeking to serve Him today. It is quite an eye-opening book with never-been-told insights, what really took place on the beach in Ecuador in 1956, and their incredible faith that is encouraging many people in Ecuador and around the world.

On Thursday May 9th Cypress Church has the privilege to host an evening with one to the translators of this book, who also happens to be the grandson of Menkaye. Gilberto along with missionary Chet Williams (One of Cypress Church's missionaries) will share about the book and give insights on what is happening today with the Waorani people.

The public is invited to attend this meaningful and inspiring evening. The event will be held from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Cypress Church main campus located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View in Cypress. Sunday worship services are held at 9 and 10:30 am. Additional information is available by calling (714) 952-3001 or visit

Photo Caption: Waorani warrior “Gilberto” and missionary Chet Williams from the jungles of Ecuador will share their inspiring stories on Thursday, May 9th at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001 -