Killed for Christ in the Amazon

Warren Fyfe

In January 1956, five American Christian missionaries were brutally killed by members of a remote Amazonian tribe. The missionaries had made contact with the Auca, or Huaorani tribe a year earlier, in an attempt to convert them to Christianity. A small nomadic tribe, the Huaorani were notoriously suspicious of outsiders. Valerie Shepard’s father, Jim Elliot, [...]

Travelling the world with cats and a dog

Warren Fyfe

It’s 26 years since I set off to try my luck as a journalist in Moscow. I had a rucksack, a Russian phrasebook, and the expectation of adventure. What I hadn’t anticipated was… pets. Within a year there was an insistent scratching sound on my apartment door. I opened it to find a scrawny stray [...]

The family that wouldn’t let PTSD drive them apart

Warren Fyfe

It’s well known that soldiers can suffer from post-traumatic stress after their experiences on the battlefield – but the effect this has on their families is rarely discussed. Matthew Green describes how one woman was finally able to help her husband find effective treatment after he twice smashed up their home with an axe. When [...]