by Public Relations Office
Cedarville, Ohio- Cedarville University`s will present the nationally recognized drama "The Bridge of Blood: Taking Christ to the Aucas" just in time for the Jan. 20 Hollywood release of The End of the Spear. Both stories depict the martyrdom of Jim Elliott and his four missionary friends. Cedarville University will remember the 50th anniversary of this martyrdom during its annual Missions Conference on Jan. 10-12. The drama, sponsored by the University`s Division of Christian Ministries, is being presented in conjunction with the conference. Written and directed by the University`s own Dr. David Robey, professor of communication arts, "The Bridge of Blood" illustrates how through tragedy and perseverance good prevails. Elliott and four others were missionaries to the Auca Indian tribe in Ecuador when, on January 8, 1956, they were killed by members of the Auca tribe. Robey remarks, "There is perhaps no more vivid portrayal of Christian courage and the power of God to change hearts than in the story of the Auca Indians." The drama will be presented Jan. 10-12 at 9 p.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center Recital Hall, following the evening sessions of the Missions Conference. Additional performances will be presented on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets for "The Bridge of Blood" are available for a contribution of $3. With only 200 tickets available for each performance, it is recommended that tickets be purchased before the holidays. All proceeds will be donated to a church rebuilding project in Brazil. For ticket information, call 1-800-860-7625 or 937-766-4491.