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When Elinor Young was five years old, she was diagnosed with polio and she nearly died. Growing up on a small farm in eastern Washington state, she felt called to serve God as a missionary. Experience Elinor’s inspiring story - God’s love revealed to a remote tribe in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

  • Dianne Becker
    The Yali Story, Journey Into the Amazon
  • Dianne Becker
  • Elinor Young
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  • Zach Ruble
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    22 minutes
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    June 15, 2015
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    United States
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  • MissionFest Film Festival
    Vancouver, BC
    January 31, 2016
Director Biography - Dianne Becker

With a degree in journalism, Dianne Becker worked almost two decades in television news and produced documentaries. Leaving her television job, she visited mission fields and continued telling stories through documentaries.

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Director Statement

Several people had told me about Elinor Young - who was forced to retire as an overseas missionary with health problems from Post Polio Syndrome. When I met Elinor in 2002, she expressed desire to return to Papua for a visit. I felt that would be the time to document her story. She found wonderful archive footage and photos to help tell her story. A sidebar short is the event she returned to Papua for — the dedication of the New Testament in the Kimyal language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dpmp_-TY0