Thursday, January 08, 2009

Jim Elliot

53 years ago today (Jan. 8), Jim Elliot and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador seeking to meet and evangelize the Waodani people.

Here is a video about their mission:

Justin Childers posts some of his favorite quotes from Elliot--including the famous line, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" (penned in a personal journal on Oct. 28, 1949).

In 2005 David M. Howard Sr.--the brother of Elisabeth Elliot and Tom Howard, and the father of David M. Howard Jr. (OT professor at Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul)--spoke at Grace Community Bible Church about his brother-in-law's life.