The Sawi were headhunters and cannibals when a
young couple named Don and Carol Richardson arrived in their village
carrying 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, learning the language and
embracing the culture in ways that would shape the rest of their lives.
Their story was immortalized in the best-selling book Peace Child and a
feature film of the same name, inspiring 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.