Sunday, March 1, 2009

Phil Masters

Phil Masters went with his wife to Irian Jaya of Indonesia in 1961 to evangelize to the Yali people. The Yali worshipped pagan spirits. Phil knew the dangers about preaching to the Yali. He was able to translate the bible into the Yali language.

Many Yali leaders and Kembu priests felt threatened by Phil and his coworker Stan because they preached against the evil spirits they worshipped. Phil saw how the Yali shoot several arrows at the body of Stan. Everytime they shot him he would stand up and break the arrows. After he collapsed they then turned their attention to Phil and he also suffered the same fate.