Video – Never the Same
The Sawi were headhunters and cannibals when a young couple named Don and Carol Richardson arrived in their village. They carried their seven-month-old boy, Steve—and a message that would change the tribe forever. The year was 1962, and Steve—and later, three more children—spent their youth among the Sawi. They learned the language and embraced the culture in ways that would shape the rest of their lives. The best-selling book Peace Child and a feature film of the same name immortalized the story and inspired a new generation to take the gospel to the remaining isolated tribes of the earth.
Fifty years later, Steve joins his father, Don, and two brothers, Shannon and Paul, to visit the Sawi village where they grew up. What is the state of the church they planted among the Sawi? Are the friends they played with still alive? Will anyone remember the mark their family left on the tribe? Journey with Steve as he travels to the swamps of Papua, Indonesia, to introduce you to the Sawi, and explore the impact of the gospel among a previously unreached people group.
Watch Never the Same: Celebrating 50 Years Since Peace Child
Celebrating the Life and Influence of Don Richardson, June 23, 1935 – December 23, 2018
Don Richardson, 83, went home to be with the Lord. His life and work continue to impact thousands. He will be deeply missed at Pioneers and around the world.
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