As the son of missionaries, Paul Richardson was raised in a village carved out of the remote jungle on one of the islands comprising Indonesia. His father, Don Richardson, wrote the classic book Peace Child, telling the story and discoveries of living among the Sawi tribe in what was then Dutch New Guinea, 1962 to 1977. The Richardsons were living in virtual isolation from the modern world, among a tribe that was known to be cannibalistic headhunters.