Missionary Rachel Saint, 80, died November 11 in Quito, Ecuador, of cancer. She was buried in Tonampare, the village of the Huoarani (Auca) tribe where she had been a missionary from the late 1950s until this year.
"Rachel was always enthusiastically taking the side of the Huoarani," says anthropologist Jim Yost, who worked with Saint for ten years. "She wanted them to become Christians, but at the same time did not want them to become anything other than Huoarani."
Saint joined Elisabeth Elliot in ministering to the Auca Indians after her brother Nate Saint and Elliot's husband, Jim, along with three others, were speared to death by members of that tribe in 1956.1