Thursday, February 9, 2012

Peruvian Martyr: Rómulo Sauñe

I just finished reading a book called The Path and the Peacemakers. It's about the Church's triumph over terrorism in Peru in the 80's and 90's, during the days of the Sendero Luminoso ("Shining Path"), a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist terrorist group that saught to "liberate" the country of imperialist oppression...killing more than 30,000 people in their "war for freedom". They succeeded in taking over many towns and villages in the Andean regions and in the jungles. Among their main enemies were the Christians, who stood against everything their murderous group represented. Thousands of believers fell victim to their brutal violence. Bible translator Rómulo Sauñe was one of them.


Anonymous said...

That's my father. Thanks for telling the story, brother. There is still so much to do in Peru, but God continues to move powerfully.

God be with you and your ministry, brother. May he use you and bless you everyday.

Tawa Saune

Aaron Block said...

God bless you and your family, Tawa. Knowing about your father's life has been a tremendous blessing, and very moving for me personally, as I am a Peruvian. I believe the Lord is still using your father's labors to save the Qechua people. May he continue to do so until Jesus returns.

In Christ,