When girls get raped at 14 by tribal custom, there is an urgency for the Gospel in these remote Peruvian villages
By Mark Ellis
It is still warm in the early evening as Pastor Ricardo Hidalgo Rojas edges his aging, flat-bottom boat “Evangelista” into the tiny village of Santa Elise. Children crowd the banks of the Yucayali River, a tributary of the Amazon, a five-hour boat ride from Pucallpa.
Of the 350 Shipibo people inhabiting this primitive village of thatched roof, single room …